We love to hear about new beauty trends and products, and we have a feeling we’re not alone in that. There’s almost nothing more exciting than learning about a new eye shadow palette release or getting to test the latest liquid lipstick—but that doesn’t mean you should discount the classics. Classic beauty products, the ones you’ve likely seen your mom or big sister use for years, are classics for a reason. What we’re saying is, they deserve all the love they’ve received! After all, with a million and one moisturizers on the market, one has to be something special to stick around. So, if you think your beauty routine is too focused on what’s current, check out six of our time-tested, classic beauty products.
Classic Beauty Product #1: L’Oréal Paris HydraFresh Toner
If you were under the impression that toners are a product of the past, think again. In actuality, a simple, alcohol-free toner is still an essential. And the good news is, you don’t have to search for high and low for a new toner that fits the bill, you can opt for a classic. The L’Oréal Paris HydraFresh Toner has a gentle, non-drying formula, with beta hydroxy acid and pro-vitamin B5, that helps sweep away dull, tired-looking skin and protect against moisture loss. Go ahead and saturate a cotton pad with the liquid, then smooth it over your face and neck after cleansing.
Classic Beauty Product #2: L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur
Is it a moisturizer? Is it a primer? The truth is, the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur doesn’t fall neatly into one category—it does it all. The instant skin smoother finishing cream uses opti-blur technology to instantly erase the look of wrinkles, lines, and pores, leaving your skin perfectly prepped for the day whether you want to wear makeup overtop or not. Not to mention, it also contains broad spectrum SPF 30 to help protect your skin from the sun (of course you should also take additional skin care measures). Now you understand why this classic still has a spot in many skin care routines! As for how to work it into your own routine, apply as the last step in your skin care regimen at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.
Classic Beauty Product #3: L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup
Are you always on the hunt for the next best foundation? Well, you might be missing out on one that’s been around all along—especially if you struggle to find a foundation that matches your skin tone and undertone. Remember, it doesn’t matter how new or innovative a formula is if it doesn’t come in a color that works for you. The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup is available in 45 shades—so basically, there’s a foundation match for just about everyone. This line of foundation has shades in all three undertones (warm, cool, and neutral) ranging from fair to deep. If you know your skin tone and undertone, pick out your foundation match and apply it using a makeup blender for a seamless finish.
Classic Beauty Product #4: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara
Mascara is pretty personal, right? So, it’s hard to believe that there could be a mascara that nearly everyone adores—but that’s exactly the case with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara. The classic formula resists clumping, softens lashes, and dramatically increases thickness and intensity. If you’re one of the only people who has yet to try this mascara, now’s your chance. Place the brush at the base of your lashes and gently sweep up to the tip.
Classic Beauty Product #5: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Lipcolour
Liquid lipsticks may be on everyone’s lips these days, but there’s still reason to love a classic bullet lipstick. Not only do they tend to be more hydrating, but they also can be found in quite the range of finishes. That’s right, if you aren’t totally sold on a matte finish, you’re in luck. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Lipcolour is formulated with vitamin E and comes in more than 45 shades—seriously, 45—and multiple finishes. Whether you’re seeking a classic red or a frosted pink, there’s something that’s sure to be up your alley. Layer a coordinating lip liner underneath your lip color of choice and apply the lipstick as per usual.
Classic Beauty Product #6: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss
Does lip gloss give you total middle school vibes? Well, you better rethink that! Glossy lips are back, which means you’ll need to restock your makeup bag with a classic gloss. In case you aren’t convinced, just keep in mind that dabbing a lip gloss on your lips can visually plump your pout. Stick with a tried and true option—the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss—and swipe it on.
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