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9 Products You Need to Master a Classic Beauty Look

  • 9 Products You Need to Master a Classic Beauty Look
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    Photo: Cacharel RTW '13/'14
  • HD Invisible Cover Foundation
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    Product #1: A Silky Smooth Foundation

    Make Up For Ever’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($42) glides on silkily and leaves your visage looking flawless.

  • Radiant Creamy Concealer
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    Product #2: A Creamy Concealer

    NARS’ Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29) covers imperfections with just one swipe.

  • Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner
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    Product #3: A Versatile Black Liquid Eyeliner

    The felt-tip end of Milani’s Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner ($8) makes it ridiculously easy to create a smooth, straight line.

  • Dip Brow Pomade
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    Product #4: A Natural-Looking Brow Gel

    Our favorite part of Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Dip Brow Pomade ($18) is the texture—its waterproof formula has the consistency of a creamy pomade and leaves you with a natural finish after applying with an angled brush.

  • Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
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    Product #5: A Lengthening Mascara

    Yves Saint Laurent's Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils ($30) will give you a thick, fluttery fringe.

  • Le Blush Créme De Chanel
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    Product #6: A Subtle Blush

    The cream formula of Chanel’s Le Blush Créme De Chanel ($38) dries to a natural-looking, powder finish on your cheeks. 

  • Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
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    Product #7: A Mattifying Finishing Powder

    Brush MAC’s Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($25) over your final look to minimize the appearance of pores and create a matte finish.

  • Revolution Lipstick
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    Product #8: An Understated Red Lipstick

    Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipstick ($22) in F-Bomb is the perfect red—not too light and not too bold, with a creamy, silky finish.

  • Nail Lacquer
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    Product #9: The Perfect Red Nail Polish

    The final touch to any classic beauty look? Radiantly red nails, of course. Butter London’s Nail Lacquer ($15) in Come to Bed Red is a true red and free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.

We may “ooh” and “aah” over orange lips and hair chalk, but when it comes to beauty looks we would actually wear, we usually gravitate towards simple and classic styles. After all, the mesmerizing power of an expertly flicked cat eye and understated red lip knows no bounds. (Case in point: a certain Ms. Monroe.) To truly master a classic beauty look, you only need nine products in your arsenal. And don’t worry—we’ve got you covered if you need help creating a cat eye, applying blush, and making your lipstick last too.

Click through the slideshow above for the nine products you NEED to create a classic, polished beauty look!

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