14 Women Share Tried & True Beauty Products They've Loved 10+ Years

14 Women Share Tried & True Beauty Products They've Loved 10+ Years

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When it comes to beauty products, it can be fun to try new looks and products. Who knows, maybe you'll love glitter eyeliner? But other times, you've just got to stick with the classics.

We asked women to tell us the products that they've loved for 10 years or more. These are the tried and true products that never let us down, so no blue eye shadow on this list -- just some great makeup, hair, and skin-care products that never fail us.


Images (clockwise from the left) via chanel.com; target.com; walmart.com; nordstrom.com; ulta.com; oyinhandmade.com; aveda.com

  • The Perfect Lip



    "There is no better lip gloss than Clinique's Black Honey. It looks good on EVERYONE and I've been wearing it since high school -- which was 20 years ago!" -- Sue T., Nashville, Tennessee

    To Buy: Clinique Amost Lipstick in Black Honey ($17, nordstrom.com)

  • The Dry Skin Go-To



    "There is nothing as classic as Vaseline, right? I still use it for chapped lips and for keeping my heels smooth in the summer (slather it on and then sleep with socks on). In the winter, I use it to keep my hands from getting chapped. Nothing better!" -- Abby Y., Duluth, Minnesota

    To Buy: Vaseline Petroleum Jelly ($8, amazon.com)

  • Lip Saver



    "Aveda Lip Saver is like Chapstick to the tenth power. I recommend it to everyone. It doesn't leave your lips feeling heavy or grimy but it gets the job done! Put it on at night and in the morning -- no more chapped lips! -- Liz, Chatham, New Jersey
    To Buy: Lip Saver ($8.50, aveda.com)
  • The Classic Moisturizer



    "My mom used it, I'm pretty sure my grandma used it, and I STILL use it. Yep, I rock the Oil of Olay. And I'm not ashamed! That stuff works." -- Lauren E., Hudson, Wisconsin

    To Buy: Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Lotion ($8.99, target.com)

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  • The Greatest Lashes



    "In high school, I had a crunchy spiral perm with amazing bangs and I wore both blue eye shadow AND blue eyeliner. It was a lot of look. These days I have much better hair and way more upscale makeup, but I still love my high school mascara -- Cover Girl Great Lash. It is the best!" -- Tammy D., Indianola, Iowa

    To Buy: Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara ($5, walmart.com)

  • Skin Trip



    "I love the way Mountain Ocean Skin Trip smells and the way it makes my skin feel. It's a body lotion and I do use it on my body, but I particularly love it for my hands, because it's the perfect amount of moisturizing without being at all greasy." -- April Hussar, Verona, New Jersey

    To Buy: Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Moisturizer in Coconut ($7.59, luckyvitamin.com)

  • Best Scent



    "I used to work at Bath and Body Works when I was in college. I got sick of most of the scents, but I still love and use the Stress Relief lotion in Eucalyptus Spearmint scent. It smells so fresh!" -- Anna M., Tucson, Arizona

    To Buy: Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Lotion in Eucalyptus Spearmint ($13, bathandbodyworks.com)

  • Hair Hydration



    "My hair can't live without Oyin Handmade's Sugar Pomade. It's my crack in a jar that keeps my natural curls moisturized and hydrated. Plus, Oyin Handmade is a small business in my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Gotta keep it local." -- Tanvier Peart, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    To Buy: Sugar Pomade ($13.99, oyinhandmade.com)

  • Gift of Moisture



    "I got my first little yellow bottle as part of a 'gift with purchase' sale -- which I also still love -- when I was in high school, over 15 years ago. I still use the Dramatically Different face lotion from Clinique when my skin is winter dry." -- Gloria J., Ames, Iowa

    To Buy: CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ ($26, ulta.com)

  • Best Brush



    "I love the Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush. It's super well-made, and I like the look and feel of it. I've used it when I've had short and long hair, and I can use it on my kid's hair." -- Suzanne, New York, New York

    To Buy: Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush ($25, aveda.com)
  • Scrub Love



    "I used to use the St. Ives Apricot Scrub every day in high school and college. Now my skin is a little more delicate, so I use it more on my elbows and other dry patches and only sometimes on my face. But for less than $5? Still a great deal." -- Sarah F., Phoenix, Arizona

    To Buy: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub ($3.25, jet.com)

  • Fountain of Youth



    "As a black woman, I was raised to know that moisture is the key to the whole 'black don't crack' thing. I swear by Neutrogena Body Oil. I never look ashy and my skin feels so soft. I rub it on after a shower when my skin is still damp. I'm 45 and I still get carded for buying wine, so it must be working!" -- Joyce H., Rochester, New York

    To Buy: Neutrogena Body Oil, Light Sesame Formula ($13, amazon.com)

  • Spot Treatment



    "I really, REALLY, wish I didn't still use it, but I still keep a tube of Oxy zit cream in my makeup bag, just like in high school. Apparently, now I get to fight both wrinkles and the monthly outbreak of chin zits." -- Beth A., Grandville, Michigan

    To Buy: Oxy Spot Treatment, Maximum Action ($6, kmart.com)

  • Chanel Forever



    "When I was little, I used to love sniffing my mom's bottle of Chanel N°5. It is a more sophisticated scent so I feel like I didn't grow into it until I was in my 30s, but I've loved it for decades!" -- DeeDee P., Saint Paul, Minnesota

    How to Buy: CHANEL N°5 Eau De Parfum Spray ($100, chanel.com)

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