FYI: This Celebrity-Favourite Product Is Sold Every 15 Seconds
Collectively, we talk to makeup artists and celebrities on a pretty routine basis. Therefore, it shouldn't come as a shock that we've noticed some pretty glaring themes when it comes to their favourite product picks. They want a formula that will last, look good in person, and, of course, translate well if they're photographed on the red carpet, or heck, even going for a morning jaunt to pick up their mail. So when we found out Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant ($28) is one of Kourtney Kardashian's all-time favourite formulas, we weren't entirely shocked. (Also loved by the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Gal Gadot, and Yara Shahidi, she's keeping glowing company.) However, when we found out the product in question sells approximately every 15 seconds, well, that factoid did surprise us—that's a lot of tubes of protectants, friends! Oh, and did we mention the formula has been around for a stunning 88 years? It's the epitome of iconic.
"I love Elizabeth Arden’s eight-hour cream," Kardashian recently gushed to V Magazine. "It works great when you put them on top of shadows, making them glossier. I also use it as lip balm and under my eyes. I just love it."
And there lies the key: What's brilliant and beloved about the "cream" is that it actually isn't a cream but rather a multipurpose balm that goes on clear and can be layered or massaged into the skin to increase hydration or enhance an epic makeup look with a top coat of gloss. In fact, late last year, celebrity makeup artist Sir John told us it's one of his secret weapons when it comes to applying eye shadow on his glimmering clientele (ahem, Beyoncé). Apparently, not only does a dab of gloss help the eye shadow stay put longer, but it also adds just a little extra something special to a makeup look.
"I use the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant ($28) on the ball of the eyelid—you only need a little bit," he explains. (Aka—tread carefully because a little goes a long way.)
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Ahh—the OG! Beloved by makeup artists and celebrities far and wide, consider it a necessary staple for every skincare and makeup stash.