The New Beauty Classics

A Mason Pearson hair brush. Fracas by Robert Piguet. Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers. Timeless beauty products don't come along often. But we think the following fit the bill

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Sarah Potempa Beach Waver

This tress tool takes the guesswork—and arm fatigue—out of curling irons. The barrel of Sarah Potempa's Beach Waver ($199; rotates at the press of the button, creating lush, loose spirals that are almost effortless.

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Benefit Gimme Brow Gel


Tame and thicken anemic arches with this formula. It contains minuscule fibers that cling to the skin, making sparse brows look denser in seconds.

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Harry Josh Hairdryer

The Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000 ($250; isn't just green in color; it also uses 70 percent less energy than traditional blow-dryers (without sacrificing an iota of airflow). And it’s handmade in France (ooh-la-la) and boasts a 2,000-hour (roughly 10-year) guarantee.

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Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Most matte lipcolors looks alluringly sexy—and they're long wearing. But they can also feel tight on the lips and be very drying. Not so with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned ($25;; it is so packed with emollients and nourishing vitamin E that it glides on like a cream and feels like one, too.

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup

Not to be confused with traditional foundation, Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup ($64; gives you complete, opaque coverage without the feel of heavy makeup. How does it work? The formula contains oils that gradually evaporate, leaving behind just an extra-light layer of flesh-toned pigments.

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John Frieda Precision Foam Colour Intense Conditioner


John Frieda's Precision Foam Hair Color is a retail hit, but it's not just the no-mess dye consumers have been clamoring for. The after-color conditioner that comes inside the kit was so beloved, the brand finally made it a stand-alone, full-size product.

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Perricone M.D. No Concealer Concealer

Like a BB cream for the under-eyes, Perricone M.D. No Concealer Concealer ($45; provides light coverage, plus skin-care benefits such as Vitamin C Ester to brighten dark circles and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines.

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Oribe Dry Conditioner

Coarse hair types should not live another day without Oribe's Soft Dry Conditioner ($35;; it gives strands a silky texture, restores shine and provides hold equivalent to what you’d get from a flexible hairspray.

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Clarisonic Pedi Foot Transformation Set

Inspired by the brand's best-selling face device, the Clarisonic Pedi Foot Device ($199; has a powerful frequency that sloughs off calluses and dry, cracked skin. Also included in the kit: a buffing scrub, exfoliating peel and nourishing balm.

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day

Love multitaskers? This may be your holy grail: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment ($26; conditions, strengthens and smooths hair while enhancing shine, adding volume and protecting against heat- and UV-damage. If only it would wash dishes and fold laundry, too.

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain (at left, No. 102 Corail Mutin, $34, combines the lasting color of a stain with the sheen of a gloss. Super-shiny polymers and hydrating oils are suspended in water, which then evaporate and leave behind glossy color that won't budge.

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