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How Many of These Iconic Beauty Products Have You Purchased?

Considering you've found yourself here on Byrdie, it's safe to say you probably have at least a faint interest in the world of beauty. But just how obsessed are you? The more dedicated amongst us will be the types to get up at the crack of dawn to join a digital queue of hopefuls looking to get their hands on the latest celebrity beauty range. Their brain will hold an encyclopedia of the world's most iconic beauty products. A true addict will have Cult Beauty, Feel Unique and Look Fantastic bookmarked to the top of Google Chrome, and they'll have a bathroom cabinet to rival the aisles of Boots.

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Sound like you? Well, we've devised a wholly scientific (not really) formula to work out just how obsessed with beauty you are. Scroll below for the iconic beauty products every self-respecting beauty obsessive will have tried, keeping track of how many you've owned over your lifetime. Tot up your score and at the end, and we'll tell you just how much of a beauty obsessive you truly are.

Iconic beauty products: Lip Smacker Coca Cola Lip Balm Set
Lip Smacker Coca Cola Lip Balm Set $10
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Remember when tubes of Lip Smacker balm were just as collectible at Pokémon cards?

Iconic beauty products: YSL Touche Eclat
YSL Touché Eclat $35
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Whether you use yours as a highlighter, or to brighten dark circles, this pen is nothing short of magical.

Iconic beauty products: Chanel Le Vernis in Jade
Chanel Le Vernis in Jade

Were you someone that bought Chanel's cult-favorite jade nail polish when it first launched? Or were you there along with the rest of us desperately scouring eBay for a bottle that didn't cost upwards of £150?

Iconic beauty products: Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette $N/A
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To be fair, any of the Naked palettes count here.

Iconic beauty products: L'Oreal Elnett Normal Strength Hairspray
L'Oréal Elnett Normal Strength Hairspray $7
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You'll still find this hairspray in the backstage kits of hairstylists worldwide. That's how revered it is.

Iconic beauty products: Kylie Lip Kit in Koko K
Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in Koko K $29
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Name a more iconic duo than the Kyle lip pencil and liquid lipstick—we'll wait.

Iconic beauty products: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream $25
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It'll sort any cuts, scrapes or bruises, and one tube will last you ages.

Iconic beauty products: Glossier Priming Moisturizer
Glossier Priming Moisturzier $22
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Did you only buy into the Glossier dream when it finally landed on UK shores this year? Or are you the kind of obsessive who has been getting friends to ship it over from NYC since it first launched?

Iconic beauty products: J Lo Glow
J.Lo Glow $25
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Don't kid yourself: This is still your favorite perfume and you wish you never lost that blingy chain.

Iconic beauty products: Lancome Juicy Tubes
Lancome Juicy Tubes $19
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We're pretty sure the reason everyone went wild for Glossier Clear Lip Gloss was because it transported them back to the time when these fruity lip glosses reigned supreme.

Nuxe Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse $26
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If the smell of this cult body oil doesn't transport you to that summer holiday back in '03, then do you even like beauty products?

Iconic beauty products: Barry M Dazzle Dust Eye Shadow
Barry M Dazzle Dust Eye Shadow $5
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No school disco look was complete without a swipe of Barry M's glitter eye shadow across the eyelids. Of course, we could have gone for a nice flattering pink shade, but for some reason, mint green (or an icy blue) always came up.

Iconic beauty products: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair $58
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There's a good reason ANR continues to receive countless beauty awards and has become a mainstay in the bathroom cabinets of beauty editors worldwide: It works. But you already knew that, right?

Iconic beauty products: Simple Cleansing Wipes
Simple Cleansing Wipes $4
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They were the guest of honor at all sleepovers during our teenage years and yes, we know we're not supposed to still use them, but in all honesty, they're a Godsend when you get in from a night out. The lesser of two evils, we reckon.

Iconic beauty products: Beautyblender Sponge
Beautyblender Sponge $20
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Any beauty obsessive knows that if you want a completely seamless foundation without even a whisper of a tide mark, you need a damp Beautyblender—and you need it fast.

Iconic beauty products: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 $7
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With its chic packaging, high-quality scientifically-proven ingredients and somewhat cavalier approach to pricing, the hype around The Ordinary doesn't seem to be petering out anytime soon. We're guessing your bathroom cabinet is full of the stuff.

Iconic beauty products: Elegant Touch nail wraps
Elegant Touch Nail Wraps $N/A
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Ah, nail wraps—they were fun while they lasted. While their no-mess approach to nail color was well-intentioned, we've never met anyone who managed to keep a whole set in place for any longer than an hour.

Iconic beauty products: Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm $25
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One of the most user-friendly makeup inventions of its time, we've been scribbling our eyes, cheeks, and lips with Chubby Sticks since we can remember.

Iconic beauty products: Lush Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
Lush Sex Bomb Bath Bomb $8
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Even if you only bought it for the 'gram, we've all experienced slinking into a Lush-infused bathtub.

Iconic beauty products: The Body Shop White Musk Fragrance Mist
The Body Shop White Musk Fragrance Mist $9
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While the aforementioned bottle of J.Lo Glow was whipped out for special occasions (birthday parties, hanging out in the park, etc), White Musk was the scent for everyday use. In fact, if you were anything like us, you'd habitually drench your clothes in the stuff every single morning.

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Yes, you have a bit of a penchant for perfumes, and you just about know your Ouai from your Oribe, but it doesn't feel like you're that dedicated to the cause. We recommend you brush up on everything there is to know about The Ordinary, keep a close eye on the new beauty products landing on the Byrdie beauty desk and make a note of the products industry insiders really rate.

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Okay, okay, you've got a little more dedication to the beauty cause and we can see that. If you're missing a few products from your checklist because of their price, you should know that not all good things come with bumper price tags—we've done the leg work and found the best drugstore mascarascleansers, and skincare products to prove it to you.

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Woah, and there we were thinking we had an obsession. You're pretty clued up when it comes to iconic beauty products. You know which beauty bandwagons to jump on to, and which to avoid.

Up next: These new faces are sure to inspire your beauty regimen in 2018.

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