The Beauty Products the Sex and the City Women Would Use Today

Updated 09/04/19
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It's been over two decades since the iconic show first aired on HBO and virtually became a rite of passage for a significant portion of the female population. Thus, we're in the (very) enjoyable throes of find any reason to reminisce on the wonders of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda—and all of their sexual, professional, and, perhaps best of all, beauty adventures along the way. Which inspired us to wonder, what would the fabulous foursome love and wear today in terms of their beauty MOs?

So to satisfy our desire relive the days of our favorite cable chick-flick, we gifted them (and inadvertently you) with six beauty products each we think they'd be 100% obsessed with today. From Miranda's signature brick-red lippie to Carrie's whimsically shimmery eyelids to Samantha's penchant for extra-lubricated sex (with a hint of a cannabis-induced high), here are 24 beauty products the Sex and the City cast would climax for. (Sorry, couldn't not go there.) Keep scrolling!

Carrie Bradshaw

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $25
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Not only is this one of the best mascaras money can buy, but it also comes in a pearlescent pink tube we think would look great strewn (somewhere) in Carrie's bathroom. It boasts lots of, um, volume and has the obvious cheekiness we think the writer would appreciate. 

Herbivore Jade Facial Roller $30
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Known for its prowess at reducing puffiness and wrinkles (both of which can be exacerbated by cigarettes and lack of sleep), we think Carrie would be all over this pretty, two-sided jade roller from Herbivore. Plus, it's quick and easy to use. Can you picture Carrie having a half-hour skincare routine? Nah, neither can we.

Davines Love Curl Cream $25
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A top styling pick from curl-blessed celebrity stylist Jenda Alcorn, this lush elixir never weighs curly hair down, is easy to use, and has a fitting name to boot. We love it.

Nars Blush in Orgasm $30
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Considering Carrie's penchant for a noticeable flush (usually of the perky, slightly shimmery pink variety), we don't think this sultry, cult-loved favorite needs further explanation. In fact, we think the entire cast would be equally smitten. 

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Glossier Flavored Balm Dotcom in Birthday $12
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Carrie loves cake (this smells like cake), glitter, and a chicly nude, albeit subtly glossy, lip. This is all of the above in one aesthetically pleasing tube. Plus, can't you just picture her dying for all things Glossier? 

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Diamond Dust $24
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Never one to fear a bold eye look, we'd bet Carrie would have all 17 whimsical colors of this makeup-artist (and Byrdie) favorite. The finish is flirty yet still tasteful. And remarkably, there's little to no fallout from the subtle specks of shimmer.

Charlotte York

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Essie Nail Color in Ballet Slippers $9
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For someone with perpetually elegant and dainty taste, there's virtually no other option than this universally flattering (not to mention iconic) shade from Essie. Plus, it's favorited by the royals—a fun fact we think Charlotte would be very much into.

Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask $50
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Have you seen Charlotte's sleeping quarters? Not to mention her lack of under-eye bags, aka sleep deprivation? Unequivocally, she would have one of these luxurious pure mulberry silk sleep masks atop her bedside table. (She'd probably gift Harry with one too.)

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Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer SPF 25 $70
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Again, back to Charlotte's almost annoying lack of purple pigmentation under her eyes, and in respect of her expensive taste, there's simply no better concealer match than this beloved (albeit pricey) pick from Clé de Peau Beauté.

Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask $385
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Complete with an ultra-soft brush, skin-enhancing caviar, and other luxurious ingredients, this overnight mask basically feels like a Swedish spa trip in one, prettily packaged jar (i.e. right up Charlotte's alley).

Mason Pearson Pocket Boar Bristle Hair Brush $140
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Charlotte arguably has the silkiest, most mane-like texture of the entire SATC cast. Thus, we think she'd approve of this signature boar-bristle brush from Mason Pearson. It's known for its upper-crust health and shine-enhancing prowess and can be found in virtually every celebrity hairstylist's kit.

Pillow Talk Lipstick in Matte Revolution
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick in Matte Revolution $34
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Although we think she might add just a touch of gloss atop this cult-favorite (and appropriately named) shade, the on-point hue of nude fits Charlotte's typical lipstick trajectory. There's also the Charlotte factor, which we think she'd be tickled by and, again, that Royal-approval phenomenon

Miranda Hobbes

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Nyx Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in Crazed $6
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When was Miranda not wearing a striking shade of red? Her consistent variations of brick were most notable, and since Miranda also seems to be the most, hmm, economical of the cast, we picture her using this color (called Crazed) to the very last bit. 

Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Gloss in Red $34
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Despite the fact her hair was always colored, we always admired Miranda for her perpetual glossy tone. Today, we predict we'd find this bold red gloss from Bumble and Bumble within her color-care repertoire. 

Frank Body Express-o Coffee Scrub $22
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With her gorgeous, virtually iridescent skin tone and simultaneous love of (or should we say dependence on?) coffee, this covetable espresso-inspired sugar body scrub from Frank Body makes complete sense for Miranda. It also boasts cinnamon and sweet almond and macadamia oils to satisfy her signature sweet tooth. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60 $20
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With such fair skin, a stellar SPF game is essential for Miranda. And according to reports, this drugstore iteration from one of our fave brands, La Roche-Posay, is the best formula you can get your hands on. (It was the only SPF Consumer Reports deemed worthy of a perfect score.) As a lawyer, this a hard-hitting stat we think Miranda would appreciate.  

Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray
Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray in Red $32
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Roots are harder to sport when you're a redhead, and since Miranda is perpetually busy (i.e. running around like a chicken with its head cut off), we're sure she'd appreciate the effortless convenience (and savings) this on-the-go root touch-up spray would offer over a salon appointment. 

Hum Nutrition Über Energy $25
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Let's be honest. Miranda is always on the cusp of depletion and exhaustion. Thus, these beloved supplements from Hum Nutrition, which feature buzzy ingredients like vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin C, ginger, and licorice are necessary for an uptick in energy. 

Samantha Jones

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Hanacure All-in-One Facial Starter Kit $29
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As any loyal viewer will know, Samantha will do almost anything to her face in the spirit of maintaining her youth. This Korean mask is not only extremely in-demand and oftentimes sold-out (which Samantha would live for) but also boasts the ability to visibly turn back the clock. Just look what it did for my parents' 70-year-old skin.

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream $265
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This ahead-of-its-time cream was formulated by one of the world's leading scientists and researchers and essentially uses your body's own innate stem cell technology to reverse telltale signs of aging. We'd place our bets Samantha would apply it from head to toe. (Even if it is just meant for the face.)

Sisley Paris Sisleÿa L'Integral Anti-Age Eye & Lip Contour $210
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In addition to the handsomely gilded packaging, this contouring formula helps to de-sag, de-circle, de-puff, and rehydrate the lips and eyes, which are far more prone to displaying telltale signs of aging. A lover of all things luxurious, it's definitely Samantha Jones–approved. 

Kush Queen Ignite CBD Lube $50
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Three words: Cannabis. Infused. Lubricant. Yep, we don't think we have to elaborate all that much on this one except to affirm this "igniting" formula is latex-safe and not coconut oil–based. (PSA, people: Coconut oil is not meant for the vag!)

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil $100
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Samantha's skin is always dripping with a healthy, borderline greasy-looking glow. Today, we think she'd prefer this shimmering elixir from Tom Ford because one, it's Tom Ford and f*cking fabulous, and two, it delivers the most alluring of finishes without said greasy aftermath. Plus, it's infused with gold and platinum leaf and smells like a sensual mix of warm amber and sandalwood. Basically, it's sex in a bottle. 

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ZO Skin Health Enzymatic Peel $72
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Even if you have sensitive skin, chemical peels (if you get the right one) should be a friend, not a foe. We'd like to think Samantha learned her lesson and would nowadays go for a still-intense (yet not socially condemnable) peel like his one from Zo Skin Health.

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