20 Classic Beauty Buys

The pros pick scents, nail colors, makeup and hair products that are just as in style today as they were when they first hit store shelves.

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Makeup: Tina Turnbow

Chances are, you've spotted one of Tina Turnbow's clients sauntering down the red carpet or posing on a magazine cover. She's executed flawless makeup looks for A-listers like Mary Louise Parker and Claire Danes, and her versatile style makes her one of the industry's most sought-after makeup artists.


Here, she shares her four makeup staples. >

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Last year marked the 40th anniversary for this iconic mascara ($6; Click to Buy), which thickens lashes without clumping.

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Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream

Packed with hydrating vitamin E, this soothing cream ($20; Click to Buy) is a makeup artist staple backstage during fashion week.

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Cornsilk Loose Powder

This simple loose powder ($16; Click to Buy) sets makeup without depositing color; in a pinch, you can use it to blot oil.

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Max Factor Erace Cover Up

The original product has been discontinued, but the new version ($9; Click to Buy) is just as creamy without settling into lines and wrinkles.

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Hair: Sharon Dorram

Whether you want to banish greys or give skin a glow, a flattering, tailored-for-you haircolor is just the ticket. Sharon Dorram is so good at creating these vibrant, natural-looking hues that stars like Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman and Julia Roberts flock to her NYC salon. Here, the hair products that she considers classics. >

Roux Temporary Color Touch-Up Stick

Feel like dashing to the salon every time you spot an errant grey? We've got you covered. Available in five shades, this touch-up stick ($7; Click to Buy) hides greys with subtle, blendable color and washes out with shampoo.

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Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

You may not have spent all weekend at the beach, but you can look like you did with a spritz of this formula ($24; Click to Buy). It boosts wavy hair and adds texture.

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L'Oréal Elnett Hairspray

Praised by stylists around the globe, this hairspray ($15; Click to Buy) provides all of the hold without the crunch. Plus, it leaves a healthy sheen.

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Kérastase Bain Satin 1 Shampoo

This shampoo ($36; Click to Buy) turns thin, brittle hair into silky locks without weighing hair down.

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Nails: Jin Soon Choi

If you have a nail shape named after you, it's clear you're a top dog in the nail industry (the "Jin Soon" shape, by the way, is a softened square). Choi owns three serene, zen-like salons in New York City, where she buffs, shapes and lacquers the nails of stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johanssen. The manicurist dishes about the most iconic nail colors here. >

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Essie in Bordeaux

This red wine shade ($8; Click to Buy) is surprisingly versatile, but has "femme fatale" splashed all over it.

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Chanel Le Vernis in Vamp

This nail lacquer ($23; Click to Buy) is so well-known that it has its own Wikipedia page. The hue gives some edge to deep red with a veil of black—just be sure pair it with trimmed nails or you risk looking witchy.

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Dolce & Gabbana Intense Nail Lacquer in Nude

Chipped nails drive you crazy? (We're guilty as charged). A flesh-toned polish ($20; Click to Buy) has timeless elegance, but it's understated enough that chips and nicks fly under the radar.

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Revlon Nail Enamel in Revlon Red

Lacquer doesn't get more red than this ($5; Click to Buy); it's rumored that this polish is what inspired the hue of Louboutin soles. The bright cherry hue pops and flatters just about every skin tone.

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Fragrance: The Fragrance Foundation

Each year, the Fragrance Foundation selects a stand-out fragrance that's at least fifteen years old and honors it with the Fragrance Hall of Fame Award. Naturally, only the most celebrated and timeless scents make the cut. Click through for four classic scents. >

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Joy by Jean Patou

Just one ounce of this perfume ($80; Click to Buy) requires 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses. No small wonder, then, that it's one of the most iconic scents ever created.

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Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien

This crisp scent ($100; Click to Buy) is the citrus fragrance and the perfect complement to warm spring days.

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Chanel No. 5

Marilyn Monroe claimed that she wore it to bed, and one bottle is sold every 30 seconds. Of course it's a classic. This fragrance ($85; Click to Buy) has a warm Oriental base that's both feminine and sultry.

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White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor

A feminine floral blend, this scent ($68; Click to Buy) is the only celebrity fragrance inducted into the Fragrance Foundation's Hall of Fame.


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Sara Maguire09.18.2012

Interesting that this mascara is recommended because it takes effort to build length, doesn't really build thickness, and smears. It may be the #1 selling mascara but there are so many better mascaras on the market.

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