Beauty Products That’ve Been Around Forever (For Good Reason)


Though our vintage week coverage has been full of fashion and accessories paying homage to decades past, don’t worry—we wouldn’t dream of neglecting the beauty realm on the topic. With new products launching on a near-daily basis, there are a few iconic beauty essentials that have stood the test of time (and the noise of the busy cosmetics marketplace) due to their exceptional formulas. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t steal a few of these from our mothers back in the day, and we still continue to add them to our shopping lists today.

Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow



Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant


Elizabeth Arden

Elnett Satin Very Volume Hairspray


L'Oreal Paris

Black Honey Almost Lipstick



Cold Cream Cleanser



No. 5 Perfume



Pan Stik


Max Factor

Smith’s Rosebud Salve


Rosebud Perfume Co.

Great Lash Washable Mascara



Hard As Nails Polish in Bad To The Bone


Sally Hansen