20 Beauty Products From the '80s Every Girl Was Obsessed With (PHOTOS)

20 Beauty Products From the '80s Every Girl Was Obsessed With (PHOTOS)

loves baby soft 80s beauty productsWhen you think about '80s beauty trends — big hair, dark lip liners, hot pink blush — you can't help but be inspired by the bold experimentation that took place (crimped hair in a high side pony ... what?). There was certainly a bevy of beauty products that seemed to fuel the fearlessness and rule the decade.

Whether you were born in the '80s, grew up in the '80s, or you're simply obsessed with all things '80s, check out the beauty products that every girl was obsessed with during this defining decade.


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  • Aqua Net


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    They say you should go big or go home, and women certainly did with this strong hold hairspray.

  • Maybelline Kissing Koolers


    They smelled and tasted amazing! Peppermint Twist, Cherry Cola, Watermelon Swirl, and Strawberry Fizz — #YUM! It's no wonder girls everywhere were swiping lips with these marbled lip glosses.

  • Loves Baby Soft


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    Girls all smelled the same in the '80s thanks to this subtle blend of lavender, rose, vanilla, and musk.

  • Caboodles


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    Girls everywhere kept their '80s beauty essentials tidy and organized in one of these colorful compartments. 

  • Lip Smacker


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    An essential in every girls backpack, Lip Smacker's fun flavors — watermelon, cherry, and Dr Pepper — was (and is!) addictive!

  • Lee Press-On Nails


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    Showing up at many a prom, the long talons that are so in right now (thanks, Kylie Jenner!) was the "it" nail look of the '80s.

  • Mood Magic Lipstick


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    This was supposed to change color according to your mood, and although the color in the tube is bright green, the shade went on pretty in pink. Pun intended!

  • Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson


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    One sniff and teen boys were "lost in your eyes," just like the singer behind the fruit-scented perfume said they'd be.

  • Aussie Hairspray


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    The iconic purple bottle is what girls reached for when they wanted to get their tease on! Oh, and the fruity scent was everything!

  • Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream


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    You wanted Noxzema girl Rebecca Gayheart's clear skin so badly, and you could have it when you cleansed your skin with this creamy face wash. 

  • Crimper


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    Whether you crimped just your front strands or your entire mane, crimped hair was the style girls rocked to school. Back then, the frizzier, the better!

  • Sea Breeze Astringent


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    Girls soaked many cotton balls (so long as they could stand the stinging!) with the stuff that promised, "Beautiful skin can be a breeze with Sea Breeze." 

  • Sun In


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    Before Balayage or Babylights, there was Sun In. Girls sprayed (and sprayed!) this spritz into their hair then lay in the sun so it could magically develop the honey-toned highlights Jennifer Lopez is now so famous for!

  • Maybelline Kissing Potion


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    Before you snuck out of class to have a make-out session with your BF, you swiped on this colorless sugary gloss. It tasted sweet but left no colorful residue.  

  • Finesse Shampoo & Conditioner


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    "Sometimes you need a little Finesse, sometimes you need a lot." In the '80s, women wanted a lot of this clean-smelling duo that was among the first to combine shampoo and conditioner in one formula!

  • Rave Hairspray


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    Because two hairsprays on this list isn't enough (that's how seriously women took stiff, higher-than-thou, teased-out hair), this one achieved all three effects!

  • Dep Gel


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    The stiff hold ensured your 'do stayed in place all day long! The crunchier your hair felt, the better.

  • Teen Spirit Deodorant


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    Girls stashed multiples of this popular deodorant in their backpack and lockers! The stuff was so popular it prompted the band Nirvana to write a hit song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

  • Scrunchies


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    How else would you swoop up your crimped hair into a high side pony than with this essential '80s accessory?

  • Malibu Musk


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    Women sprayed this top to bottom in the '80s. The musky, sweet scent left behind after you left the room probably still lingers today!


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