Today's most ICONIC beauty products!


In order for a product to be crowned iconically, it must meet certain criteria. First and foremost, it has to, also a product that you would recommend to anyone and everyone. It must also be a beauty chain, because you could not imagine the beauty industry without it. Once all these boxes are highlighted, you must ask yourself; "But is it iconic?" Here are the 25 most iconic beauty products of all time; from makeup and skincare to beauty tools and scents, these are the ones that have won the hearts, faces and hair of HB HQ and the world!

Today's most iconic beauty products:

Bioderma Source: Bioderma

We swear by Bioderma Micellar Water: our skincare routine at night would not be the same without it. It was the OG micellar water that led to the trend, which led everyone else to follow, and this gentle formula is one of our faves. It easily removes makeup and removes dirt, sebum or impurities from the skin without removing any natural oils. Simply soak a cotton pad in micellar water and gently wipe it over your face and use it as the first step in your nightly double cleaning.

Chanel No.5 redefines the word iconic. Everything about it is complete perfection, from the diamond-shaped bottle casing, which was inspired by the geometry of Place Vendome, to the scent of over 80 tones. You can't think of scent without mentioning the famous No. 5. Oh, and if you've ever questioned "Why No. 5?" Well, that was Coco Chanel's tour number and it was the fifth test she got.

Vaseline Source: Vaseline

Can you imagine life without Vaseline Petroleum Jelly? We definitely can't, and it's probably because it's been around since 1859! Whether you use it as a lip balm or for cracked heels, Vaseline works by creating a barrier on the skin, thereby locking in moisture to speed up the natural recovery process. It is also suitable for all skin types, as the patented gel has been cleaned three times to remove contaminants. Check out why Reddit users are obsessed with this.

Mains hair spray

Source: L'Oreal

This hair spray is legendary. If you ask any famous hairdresser what product they use every day, it's probably Elnett Hairspray. The ultra-fine mist leaves the hair with a light grip that lasts all day, and the fog is so fine that it disappears with a brush stroke for super-light styling.

Estee lauder night repair Source: Estee Lauder

Who hasn't heard of this? The serum helps us (and thousands of others) wake up with lighter and more radiant skin. In fact, it was the first serum ever to be launched and the first product to use megalhydrate-hyaluronic acid. Because of the crazy formula and fantastic ingredients, it achieved cult status as early as 1982 and has remained popular ever since.

Clnique 3-step solution

Source: Clinique

Clinique was one of the first brands to provide a simple skin care system in a simple purchase. Clinique founding dermatologist, Dr. Norman Orentreich, identified four skin types in formulating the 3-step system: Very dry to dry (skin type 1), dry combination (skin type 2), combination oily (skin type 3) and oily (skin type 4). The kit mainly organizes a skin care system according to your skin type that will cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize the skin. It doesn't get much easier than this.

7. Do-It-All Cream: Nivea Cream, $ 6

nivea cream Source: Nivea

This cream for all purposes has been a bag essential since, yes, forever! You can apply it to any dry skin on your body, face or hands. It is super moisturizing, free from all nasties and is super gentle so it works for everyone, even kids.

Olay cream

Source: Olay

The iconic red can needs no introduction, so we get into the ingredients! The formula is filled with some of the key aging ingredients, such as vitamin B3 and wrinkle-leveling amino peptides, plus hydrating hyaluronic acid designed to penetrate the skin 10 layers deep. It may not have a high price tag, but it definitely does not mean that this aging moisturizer is not amazing! Read our full review here.


Source: Batiste

Batiste Dry Shampoo saves us daily. You know the drilling … You hit the snooze one too many times! We love it because it instantly leaves your hair feeling clean, and the powder formula will hide any oil that makes your hair look oily. It also adds insane volume, plus it contains L-arginine, an amino acid that strengthens your hair.

La Mer Source: La Mer

La Mer Soft Moisturizer is the ultimate beauty luxury. It's a celebrity and beauty editor's fave because of its skin-saving ingredient list, which includes the famous cell-supporting Miracle Broth. This signature elixir is formulated with sea shells and other nutrients and minerals that support the five aspects of natural healing: moisture, regeneration, soothing, smoothing and radiating. In short, it will give your skin a new life. And yes, it is insanely expensive, but it is very good.

The most iconic makeup products of all time:

touche eclat Source: YSL

Touche Eclat was the first concealer on the market infused with lighter pearls, which is why YSL patented it for 15 years (until 2007) and explained why it was an immediate sale. In fact, it is sold every 10 seconds – dark under the eyes is gone! If you have not yet experienced the magic of a Touche Eclat, it is a light covering pen that you can use to light up and hide. If you prefer a full coverage finish, they now have a medium to full coverage sister that we are equally obsessed with.

Hoola Bronzer Source: Benefit

If you are looking for a summer glow all year, you will need Benefit Hoola Bronzer. The uber-flattering bronzer has a clean matte finish to help you achieve a naturally stylish, sun-kissed glow. The lubricating powder is applied as a dream and is easy to build which makes it good for contours or bronzing. Each bronzer has a built-in mirror and compact brush so you can take up all day. They have also recently added three new shades to the line for lighter and deeper skin tones.


Nars Orgasm Blush is perhaps the most memorable product name of all time. The product was named Francois Nars, who said he "wanted something shocking", and that "looking back, I think the combination of name and shadow made it so popular." At one point, four blushes were sold every minute, which is about 1400 each day. Powder blush is now available in 28 shades, but we still love the OG original rose; it is universally flattering and builds so well.

Urban decay

Source: Urban Decay

Urban Decay Naked Palette was the OG Eyeshadow Palette – 2015 was sold every six seconds, and Forbes even named it the & # 39; iPhone of makeup. & # 39; The first Naked Palette had 12 shades including greasy carpets and pigmented shades in classic nude tones, as well as a double-ended eyeshadow brush. In 2019, the OG palette was discontinued and restarted when Naked Reloaded. Urban Decay also expanded the Naked Range with eight other Naked Palettes, we love the Naked 3 palette, $ 54 (pictured above).

For facing better than six Source: Too Faced

Better Than Sex is a pretty bold claim, but this mascara is the bomb. It gently separates and extends the lashes for a fluffy, sexy finish. They also have a waterproof version, which is equally legendary. The plush hourglass brush was actually inspired by Marilyn Monroe's body as the name. The founder explained to The Cut 'A reporter asked Marilyn Monroe how it performed on Broadway for the first time in the 50s, and she said:' It was better than six. "

Giorgio ArmaniSource: Luminous Silk Foundation

When it comes to foundations, the Luminous Silk Foundation remains at the top of our list. The award-winning formula has a weightless structure, with Micro-file technology that sculpt and glow while blurring and leaving your skin with a glowing, silky finish. It literally glides on your skin and is easy to build too, so you can meet the coverage from light to medium

just pan Source: Benefit

Advantages dominate the boiler space in the beauty industry, and this has to be one of our favorite products in the line. The super-fine, waterproof eyebrow pen allows you to create hair-like strokes that last for 12 hours. The development formula remains sharp and has a built-in spoolie. It is also available in 12 shades so no one is left out!

Ruby WooSource: MAC

You can't think of a red lip without thinking of MAC's Ruby Woo Retro Matte Lipstick. The cool tinted red lipstick literally looks good on everyone and the pigment payout is unreal. It's long lasting but it doesn't make your lips feel dry, which is extremely important.

L & # 39; Oreal-Paris-wide-Lash-Paradise MascaraSource: L'Oreal

One of these mascara is sold every five minutes, that's how good it is. The hourglass-shaped natural brush separates and fan the lashes so it stays lump-free, no matter how many coats you lash on. It doesn't flake, it doesn't smudge, but what it does is make your lashes look long, sexy and fluttering. Even Beyoncé's makeup artist Sir John swears by the pharmacy mascara. The best part is that it only costs $ 11!

Estee Lauder Source: Estee Lauder

This foundation marks every box, which is why it has achieved cult status and has been around for years. The entire coverage foundation is 24 hours safe with a flawless natural matte finish. It is also oil-free, fragrance-free and non-acne-free, so it won't block your pores or cause breakouts. Best of all, it has an extensive 55 shades, which undoubtedly contributes to why it's so damn iconic!

The most iconic beauty tool of the time …


Tweezerman has been making tweezers since 1980, and we have had a pair of tweezers in our makeup bag because we knew we could remove the eyebrows. The tip is hand-arched for a sharp edge and directed at a 25-degree incline to grasp each hair with perfect precision and without the possibility of taking the skin, as it has the optimal angle for working on the brow bone. Hands down, the best tweezers we have ever used.

tangled teezer Source: Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezer has literally dominated the market for the last ten years, with over 40 million brushes sold worldwide! Each brush is created with long and short teeth to slip easily through the hair, loosen and smooth out as it goes. The long teeth disappear without pulling (or damage) and the short teeth smooth the hair on the cuticle for a glossy surface. It's our ultimate everyday brush – it makes brushing fast, painless and strangely satisfying! Read our full review here.

Beauty Mixers

Source: Beautyblender

If there is a product we could not imagine without makeup, it is a beauty blender. We use it to apply everything – our foundation, concealer, baking powder and of course our contour. Pre-beauty mixer, mushrooms were usually made in a wedge shape as it was the most cost effective. But when beautyblender founder Rea Ann Silva attended a makeup class, she was told that getting a sponge with water gave a flawless finish. That's when it hit her that using a borderless wet sponge can result in a naturally smooth, evenly textured finish, for which we are eternally grateful.

venus razor

"I am your Venus, I am your fire your wish!" … Do you remember adding them? Going to the pharmacy to buy your first Venus Razor is like a beauty ride for the passage! Each razor has three blades that hug each curve and the handle has a non-abrasive soft grip to minimize the risk of cutting. In addition, you can mix and match different razors so that you do not have to continue to buy disposable razors, thank you next.

shu umera eyelash curlers Source: Shu Uemura

Ask any makeup artist or beauty junkie what their fave lash curler is, and they'll say it's this one. Shu Uemura's spinning hair rollers lift and curl your lashes like no other because of the patented hinge that provides just the right print on your eyelashes. It also has a curved angle with sponge-shaped silicone padding to protect the lashes and fits all eye shapes, including hooded eyes and almond eyes. It's the secret to longer looks, sexy curved lashes.

Which do you think is the ULTIMATE iconic beauty product? Let us know in the comments below.