Signature & Iconic Products from Makeup Brands

We have previously talked about ‘Signature & Iconic Pieces of Fashion Designers‘, we thought we’ll do the beauty version too. There are many beauty products out there that can be labelled as Iconic. So much that sometimes when you think about that brand, you would think of that specific product.

We’re sure that at least one of these products have made their way into your makeup pouch. Let’s take a look what we put on our list.


1. YSL Touche Eclat

This product needs no further explanation. It’s a luminizing pen that instantly brighten up your under eyes area or any other part that need highlighting. Don’t mistake it for concealer, because it’s not actually a concealer. When you have a long night at work, trust this miraculous pen to brighten up your eyes.

2. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Hands down to the most powerful foundation primer in the market. Well, at least one of the most powerful anyway. Whether it’s rain or shine, even on the most scorching, hottest day of Jakarta, this primer will definitely make your foundation stick all day long. No blotches, mess or melt down, thanks to this primer. Nopai and several other members even use this to the gym to make sure that their foundation stay put throughout the exercise session.

3. Guerlain Meteorites

Despite its hefty price tag, it’s still one product coveted by many. This illuminating powder delivers a glowing finish to your face. Something that all women want to have: a luminous looking face. Consisting of Meteorites Pearls with 6 multi-coloured pearls, that when blended together, deliver a flawless and more radiant complexion. The fact that the packaging and Meteorites Pearls are so pretty adds more reason as to why it’s a coveted beauty product.


4. Urban Decay Primer Potion

It’s a must have item for eyeshadow base. It’s a non-creasing eyeshadow primer that will definitely make your eyeshadow stays put for the whole day. Even people with oily lid swear by it, because their eyeshadow doesn’t crease at all. It also brings out the eyeshadow’s pigment and make it easier to blend.

5. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Though there are many other mascaras in the market today that will rival Maybelline Great Lash, it remains very popular. Perhaps because Great Lash has been around since forever, and when you think about mascara, you’ll remember this one. Performance-wise, this will mostly perfect if you want a natural looking last. Otherwise, go find something else :)

6. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

I praise the day that Bobby Brown decided to bring to life the idea of gel eyeliner. This is among the first gel eyeliner products, if not the first, in the market. Gel eyeliner is so easy to work with, because the texture is not too thin so you can draw your liner with confidence. You can also choose the brush that you want use so that you can create the eyeliner that you want. It’s also waterproof and smudge-proof.

7. Pensil Alis Viva

I can simply put it this way – there is only very few woman in Indonesia that has not yet tried this. It is among one of the most common things that you’ll find in Indonesian gal’s makeup pouch. We even vote it as one of the Best Indonesian Beauty Products 2010 for the eyebrow/powder category, with no close contender! Why is it loved by many? Of course because it’s very affordable; not too soft nor too hard, and the colour seems to suit most Indonesian-women brow tone.


8. NARS Blush in Orgasm

This blush is known to give that healthy flush, much like when you’re having that lit from within flush after the -like the name suggest- orgasm. It’s a really nice coral pink blush with very beautiful gold sheen. When you’ve come across NARS Orgasm, you’ll understand why the colour is so iconic. There was even this one occasion where I could immediately guess that someone is wearing NARS Orgasm!

9. Benefit Benetint

It’s all thanks to Benefit who first started the cheek tint craze. Twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford created Benefit Benetint 35 years ago and it’s still their top-three selling products until this very day. The cherry tint gives you a nice reddish pink fluster that will not come off even if you perspire. But the thing is, I never quite master the application of Benetint, since it also won’t come off my fingers (my choice of tool when applying Benetint). I know there are many people who love this product with all their hearts, especially those looking for a natural-looking flush on their cheeks. It can also be used to stain your lips. Don’t you just love a multi-purpose product?

10. MAC Russian Red Lipstick

This product is almost synonymous with ‘Red Lipstick’. Whenever I want to suggest a red lipstick, I always begin with MAC Russian Red. Its blue undertone makes it possible for anyone to rock it. Suits perfectly fine with light, medium or deep tone.

So, which iconic product that we’ve listed here that you already have? Do you think we are missing anything here?