When it comes to finding a covetable beauty product that actually works, who better to turn to than fashion’s insiders? These influential editors, supermodels, makeup artists and celebrities have access to the latest and greatest of formulas, so when they swear by something it’s best to listen up.
5 Cult Beauty Products You (Probably) Never Heard Of
All Purpose Cream Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Skin Cream Protectant is a cult-favorite remedy that finds itself in more backstage artists makeup kits than not (one tube is sold every 30 seconds.) With its ability to soothe chapped lips, and dial down the redness during dry-skin season, the product— which was originally designed for thoroughbred horses in 1930— is a best-selling formula.
US $ 22
All Purpose Cream During fashion month when makeup is packed on models for four weeks straight, healing creams have become somewhat of a backstage mainstay. Notably, The Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream— a firm favorite of plenty of makeup artists such as Gucci Westman, who, speaking to the Covateur, revealed that she slathers the nourishing cream on her body.
US $ 35
Perhaps one of the industries best-kept beauty secrets is the papaya-infused Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment. The soothing salve is a sworn favorite of models (Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Miranda Kerr admit to being fans) and editors alike (Vogue Arabia’s Editor-in-Chief keeps a red tube in her pocket.) The Australian cult product multi-tasks as a lip balm and aids in adding relief to irritated skin.
US $ 9
Concealer It’s always an impressive feat when a beauty product manages to reach cult-status. Enter Clé de Peau’s Concealer. At US $70 (AED/SAR 257) the universally flattering concealer is a splurge that answers yes to the question, “Does it live up to the hype?” Fans of the concealer include Kim Kardashian West and Amanda Seyfried, who confessed to the Huffington Post that she “can’t live without the stick.”
US $ 70
Lait-Crème Concentrate With their grueling schedules, it comes as no surprise that models and makeup artists reach for products that are just as hard working as they are. The Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrate can be used as a moisturizer, makeup remover, a primer and even a hairstyling product. Imaan Hammam told Vogue that she uses it to give her skin added glow. To borrow a phrase from Karlie Kloss: “Embryolisse is where it’s at.”
US $ 28