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The 20 beauty products you need to try at least once in your life.

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While it’s always the latest and greatest products making headlines, there are plenty of other fantastic products that slip under the radar.

Whether they’re old favourites or more modern classics, these are items that have done the time, survived the trends, and proved they really deliver what they promise. Insiders swear by them, they’re best sellers for their brand, and the best makeup artists reach for them every day.

From your hair to your toes, here are the 20 products you need to try at least once in your lifetime.

1. MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($36)

It's the cult favourite of MAC's extensive range of lipsticks and once you've tried it, it's pretty clear why. It's widely considered the perfect red thanks to its pigmented scarlet colour, and the matte formula is extremely long wearing.

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2. L'Oreal Paris Elnett Hairspray ($9.99)

Elnett secures hair without leaving it stiff or sticky, and it's available in your local pharmacy for less than $10. Hairdressers used to smuggle it over from Europe before it was internationally released in 2008.

3.  Clarins Beauty Flash Balm ($60)

If you love your multi-purpose wonder balms, you can't do much better than this one. The easiest way to hide giveaway signs of fatigue, use it as a toner, moisturiser or primer. (Post continues in and after gallery.)

How many have you ticked off the list? What did we miss?

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