6 Vintage Beauty Products You Can Still Purchase Today

The word vintage is not only exclusive to fashion and home decor. What if we told you makeup products can be vintage too? New beauty products are constantly launching and keeping up with all of them can get overwhelming. Some products withstand the test of time and have become “cult favorites” in the beauty world. These products may be new to you, or we are reintroducing you to a product you’ve loved in the past.

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We are here to share 6 vintage beauty products that have continuously stayed many beauty lovers’ holy grails for decades!

BENEFIT BENTINT CHEEK & LIP STAIN

The Benefit Benetint was launched in 1976; the initial use of the product, shockingly enough, was nipple dye for exotic dancers. Today, the product is used for lips and cheeks to achieve a rose tint that is natural and long-lasting. The tint retails for $30 and is available at Sephora, Ulta, and on the Benefit Cosmetics website.

CETAPHIL SKIN CLEANSER

The Cetaphil Skin Cleanser was released in 1947 by a pharmacist; the product was first only available in select pharmacies. Today, it is widely recommended by dermatologists and healthcare professionals for people with sensitive, eczema-prone, and rosacea-prone skin. The product retails for $7.99 and is available at WalmartTarget, and Amazon

MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH MASCARA

The Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is a cult classic in the makeup community, not only due to the formula but the iconic pink and green packaging. Maybelline was one of the first mascara producers in the world; this can attest to their array of great mascara in their range. The mascara was released in 1971, and the heart-shaped wand reaches each lash, leaving a voluminous and lengthening effect. The product retails for $7.99 and is available at Ulta and on the Maybelline website. 


COTTY AIRSPUN LOOSE FACE POWDER

The Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder is a cult classic in the Drag Queen Community; it is a long-lasting setting powder that mattifies the skin. The product was released in 1935 and still has the same packaging. The vintage feel is portrayed through the scent, it is very reminiscent of a grandmother’s beauty vanity. The loose powder retails for $5.72 at Walmart

YSL BEAUTY TOUCHE ECLAT

The YSL Beauty Touche Eclat is a highlighting concealer pen that instantly brightens, smooths, and perfects your complexion with a natural, luminous finish. The product was launched in 1991 for the same purpose it is used today—the love for a bright under-eye. The product is available in 12 shades and retails for $38. The highlighting pen is available at Sephora and on YSL’s website.

REVLON SUPER LUSTORIOUS LIPSTICK

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, specifically in shade ‘Cherries in the Snow’ launched in 1953. The lipstick has a high-impact color payoff and a super-moisturizing formula. The microfine pigments leave the lipstick shade rich, vibrant, and lightweight. The product retails for $9.49 on the Ulta website. 


These 6 vintage beauty products have stood the test of time. Each product has shown a great formula is all that’s needed to keep a product in your makeup bag.

Will you be purchasing or repurchasing any of these vintages, cult classic beauty products? Leave a comment down below.

Calling All Lazy Girls: These Multipurpose Beauty Products Made My Routine 10x Quicker

We hate clutter. We find that the less stuff we have around us easier our life is. We can relax easier in our home, we don’t have to shuffle around too many decorative objects when we clean, and we never lose anything…. sometimes. We could tell you where every single Chapstick we own is located, which is why we love it when a dress can work in multiple seasons, or our beauty products can be used in multiple different ways.

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Speaking of beauty products, if you’re looking to cut down on clutter in your bathroom, want to make your morning routine faster, or simply want to do less with more, then we have the beauty products you’re looking for.

Keep reading for our tried-and-true multipurpose beauty products that will streamline your routine. And don’t worry, you won’t find any 2-in-1 shampoos and conditioners here—the horror.

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JONES ROAD Miracle Balm

Bobbi Brown launched a new beauty brand called Jones Road and it does not disappoint. We have tried and enjoyed a handful of products from the line, and by far, our favorite is the Jones Road Miracle Balm. This moisturizing balm can be used all over your face for the prettiest glow. Our favorite way to use it is to dab a bit on the cheeks and the bridge of my nose for that perfect “I was out in the sun for a bit too long” look. But we also use it on our lips and eyes whenever we are rushing to get ready for class and don’t want to spend more than 30 seconds brightening our whole face up.

INNER BEAUTY Shine Infusion Lip Oil

Lip oils are majorly trending right now, and the second we heard about the concept, we were sold. Our first step into the lip-oil world has been with the Inner Beauty Shine Infusion Lip Oil, and it is the best product to throw in your bag. It acts as a moisturizing lip balm and looks like the prettiest clear lip gloss. We sometimes add it over a matte lip color to make it glossy or use a tiny amount to smooth out flyways when I’m on the go.

FENTY SKIN HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 SUNSCREEN WITH NIACINAMIDE + KALAHARI MELON

Because we spend most days glued to our computer not interacting with people in real life, we try to avoid wearing makeup on weekdays. We never skip sunscreen, which makes the Fenty Skin HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 SUNSCREEN WITH NIACINAMIDE + KALAHARI MELON the perfect addition to our morning routine. If we do run into neighbors on a walk, want to pop over to the grocery story, or need to hop on a video call, it gives us enough coverage to feel put together. On days we want to wear makeup, it offers really smooth coverage when paired with concealer or acts as a nice base for foundation. Of course, the main perk of this product is that it provides solid sun protection and is really moisturizing. It’s a one-and-done product for the days I don’t want a fussy morning skincare routine.

NATURALLY SERIOUS Sleepover Retin-Oil Nighttime Treatment

Fun fact about us: we have washed our face and done some version of a skincare routine every single night since we were 10 years old when acne first arrived on the scene. There’s no number of cocktails that could keep us from removing our makeup and washing our face before getting into bed. When we need a quick and easy routine, this Naturally Serious Sleepover Retin-Oil Nighttime Treatment really comes in handy. On nights we wouldn’t normally have the energy to add more than a moisturizer to our routine, we can reach for this treatment to also get some retinol action to help improve skin tone, fine lines, and acne.

REFA CAXA RAY

This handheld device is our new favorite addition to skincare. The ReFa CAXA RAY serves two purposes for us: skincare and self-care. After sitting at our computer all day or hitting the gym, we like to hop in the shower, follow that up with a full skincare routine, and then relax in bed while watching Netflix and rolling this device all over our face, neck, and shoulders. It’s designed to scoop and knead your face, neck, and décolletage to help visibly reduce puffiness. I find that it also feels amazing on tight neck and shoulder muscles after a long day and helps us unwind and relax.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter

OK, hear us out: we were loyal to the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter before it took TikTok by storm. However, believe those 30-second videos—the hype is real. We bought this insanely impressive product after the sales assistant at Sephora told us it was a foundation. When we got home, we realized it was not quite a foundation but actually something a lot more useful. This light and dewy formula acts as a subtle foundation (more like a BB cream) on the days we don’t need much coverage, can moonlight as a highlighter, and makes for a very glow primer on the days we wear foundation.

Comment below what Lazy Multipurpose Beauty Products is your fave? Or comment which one you are eager to try!

WATCH: How to Clean up Your Eyebrows at Home When You Can’t Go to the Salon

Even though salons are opened back up, a lot of us are busy with work, school, and home life so paying someone to get our brows together isn’t the focus for right now. But that doesn’t mean we want to walk around looking like a beast. So, we at BeautyLeeBar decided to handle things on our own and look for how to clean up eyebrows at home without going to the beauty salon.

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We did a lot of research before we found some YouTube videos that were a winner for us. The beauty influencers demonstrate an easy step-by-step tutorial showing how to clean up your eyebrows at home easily. We couldn’t just keep this to ourselves so here’s what we learned…

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How to clean up eyebrows at home:

You will need:

  • Facial touch-up razor (available in pharmacies, Walmart, Amazon, etc)
  • Tweezers
  • Slanted eyebrow pencil (optional)
  • Eyebrow brush or spoolie
  • A pair of scissors
  • Water spray

Steps:

1. It’s best to clean the area before you start tweezing, so wash your face first.

2. Brush your eyebrows upwards really well, until you start seeing your longer hairs.

3. If you don’t want your hair to be too long and you don’t like the bushy and messy look, use the scissors to trim the longer hairs you want to shorten, but do it very carefully. 

Beauty Note: Avoid trimming your eyebrow at the tail, just the center, and front.

4. Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in any sparse areas. This is so you can determine your eyebrow shape and know the spots that shouldn’t approach when plucking your eyebrows.

5. Now brush the eyebrows again, but naturally this time.

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6. Use the tweezers to remove any stray hairs that are far away from your brows and the area you defined.

7. Pull the skin, above your brow, upwards using your fingers. Very gently and carefully, trace the razor downwards to clean up any extra hairs or peach fuzz around your brows. 

8. Seal your work with eyebrow gel to keep everything in place.

Primp Tip: Don’t forget to think about your brow’s natural shape, so you don’t try to tweeze it into something new entirely. This is not brow art, its brow shaping! Be cautious, careful, and restrained. Just clean up the bare minimums on the bottoms, where you see stray hairs.

What that means in practice: Take your tweezers and tweeze stray hairs beneath the brow. Make sure you’re pulling hair in the direction that it’s growing in. You want to take it out the way it comes in, or you can end up getting ingrown hairs.

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Primp Tip: Once it’s done, lightly moisturize the brow area to calm the inflamed skin and rehydrate. Try a gentle facial oil like Josie Maran Mini 100 percent Pure Argan Oil, Tatcha GOLD CAMELLIA BEAUTY OIL Nourishing 23k Gold Oil, or a water-based moisturizer like Tatcha THE SILK CREAM Firming Hydration.

Be careful: Make sure you sterilize all these beauty tools before and after using them. 

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Watch these eyebrows clean up tutorial:

Got any makeup or skincare questions? ASK BeautyLeeBar can help with that! Post your question, and we’ll answer you!

6 Portable Makeup Brushes You Can Take Anywhere

We’ve done our makeup in plenty of questionable environments: while sitting on a towel at the beach, in an airport bathroom stall, and inside a moving car. Thankfully, we always pack our bags strategically, knowing that a makeup moment can arise any time and any place. To prepare, we usually rely on the help of dual-purpose makeup stickstravel-size products, and portable makeup brushes. 

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Travel makeup brushes are surprisingly helpful, take up very little room in your bag, and will calm the nerves of every makeup lover who gets antsy when separated from their everyday makeup brushes

Ahead, we’re rounding up some of our favorite portable brushes, featuring retractable options for the beauty guru with the bag that’s bursting at the seams, the sleek pink set your friends will ask to do their touch-ups with, and the palm brush for seamless, your-skin-but-better coverage.

IT Cosmetics Your Superheroes Full-Size Travel Brush Set

For those of you who just can’t live without all of your brush essentials, this set of six brushes comes housed inside a cute metallic makeup case. Pack it in your beach bag, store it in your carry-on or bring it in your purse to the bar — no judgment, ever.

EcoTools Retractable Brush

At under $10, this retractable brush is super affordable and will help you apply powder and bronzer in seconds. It includes a cap to make sure your brush stays safe from whatever has collected at the bottom of your makeup bag.

Artis Elite Mirror Palm Brush Mini

If you’ve tried an Artis Palm Brush before, then you’ve witnessed how beautifully these brushes blend makeup into your skin. The coolest part is, you could realistically use this mini palm brush for your entire makeup routine which is ideal when on-the-go — just don’t forget to wash it afterwards

lilah b. Retractable Crème Foundation Brush

Prepare to fall in love with this brush’s super soft, dense bristles. It makes application fast and easy leaving practically zero room for error. We love pairing it with PRO FILT’R SOFT MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION.

Easy-Taken Travel Makeup Brush Set

This blush-colored case comes complete with five mini brushes and a mirror so you can perfect a full face en route to wherever your busy schedule may take you.

Fenty Beauty Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150

Who would’ve thought that a portable makeup brush could leave you at a loss for words? This one was designed for portability — to conceal, contour and touch up no matter where you are.

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