The Best Cult Beauty Products Throughout History

Victoria Hoff

As vast and wonderful as the beauty world has become, one of the pitfalls of having so many products available to us on the global marketplace is that it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the good from the great, the great from the phenomenal. (It's not the worst problem to have, but it's also a little overwhelming!)

But while hive mind can be faulty at times, the general rule is that if a product has an avid, devoted fanbaseor, better yet, has become a household nameit's probably pretty stellar. And there are those select few superstars that have managed to maintain this cult-classic status for years and years—which is pretty remarkable, considering the research, technology, and ingredients that have become so readily available since they first hit the market.

More remarkable still (and perhaps to further emphasize that point): Of all the standout items we compiled here—some originating more than 60 years back—only one is no longer available. One! They're all that good and that beloved.

So take a look back with us at the beauty world's biggest fan favorites throughout the years. Your beauty history lesson begins below.

Do you swear by any of these products? What would you like to add to the list? Sound off below.

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