I will never forget playing in my Aunt Yetta’s makeup. She had basket full of goodies that she would let me play with. Several of the offerings I remember experimenting on my Makeup Barbie Head with are still staples of your average beauty arsenal.
Ponds Cold Cream – Who hasn’t seen this one at some point in their beauty travels? The makeup removing concoction has been around for over a century. A scientist by the name of Theron T. Pond came up with his formula in 1846 that would pave the road to the Cold Cream.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – There are thousands of mascara offerings these days all promising to deliver various results. I am surprised there isn’t a formula that will do your taxes yet, but Maybelline is a beauty brand that is close to celebrating 100 years in the makeup game. Great Lash Mascara is 42 years old and still receiving nods for being the best around by every beauty mag in the biz.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream – It may have started with softening the legs of Elizabeth Arden’s Thoroughbreds, but the staple has been reviving skin 1930.
Vaseline – The petroleum jelly based icon and Crisco were the answer to anything rash or dry skin related in my family. Much like Toula’s father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ my family smeared everything with the either jelly or Crisco. It does wonders for elbows and feet.
Chanel No.5 – This was never offered for me to use, but I remember the simple little bottle sitting on her beauty stand. It’s simple, classic and never out of style. It’s like the little black dress of perfumes.
Smith’s Rosebud Salve – The tin just screams tried-and-true. More than a century old, this rose oil–infused balm has got what every woman needs in any lip situation. Softening power with a sheer tint that even boasts a nice scent.