My favorite high school memory involves congregating with friends in the girl's bathroom, rolling on heavy black eyeliner with the tune, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" blasting in the background. Even today, I can't apply kohl eyeliner without getting a little teary-eyed. (Hmm.. I wonder if it's the eyeliner?) I love the new makeup products we have today like mineral powder foundation and gel eyeliners but sometimes, a girl feels a little nostalgic. If the eyeliner isn't broken, why fix it? I polled my fellow retro-lovers and we pulled together this list of cult makeup products that we can't live without. Some might surprise you.
Great Lash Mascara: What's pink and green and gives perfect spider leg eyelashes? Great Lash Mascara! Maybelline may have changed the packaging a few times but we still love this cult makeup. If you want to revive a retro look from the 70's or 80's this product is a must have.
Expert Eyes Eyeliner: Another winner from Maybelline - at least our retro group thought so. You'll recognize this red wooden pencil quite quickly if you're over the age of 30. Sharpen the wooden tip, warm the tip with a lighter flame and you've got a rich, dark kohl perfect for getting those 80's raccoon eyes. (Note to users: Allow the tip to cool before rolling it on your eye!)Youch!
Yardley's Lavender Soap: This humble bar of soap isn't just suitable for the bathtub. Many of us them as drawer scenters too. This soap's been around for a long time with its sweet, soft fragrance. No, it's not technically a makeup but it is definitely a cult classic we can't live without - and still cheap too!
Jafra's Full Coverage Lipstick: Who can forget the sweet scent of Jafra lipstick? My favorite shade? Pink Fantasia - it's the closest you can get to Wild Mauve a popular color from the mid 80's. Jafra's true color lipsticks are still a cult favorite.
Max Factor's Pan-Cake Makeup: From the 60s until today, some women just love that China doll makeup look. If this is you, try this cult makeup item pan-cake makeup. You'll need a wet sponge to sop up the makeup and it covers just about any skin problem.
What items would you add to this list? I'd love to know which products you think belong in the cult classic category.
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