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Beauty is a very personal thing, and, like most fashionistas, we take it uber-seriously, especially when it comes to cult favorites.  So, when we decided to pay homage to them, we made sure to go straight to the top.  Gregory Arlt is the Director of Makeup Artistry at M∙A∙C and has some pearls of wisdom to share about his cult faves.

What are some of the more popular M∙A∙C cult favorites?

One of the biggest cult favorites in my opinion is that perfect red lipstick- Ruby Woo.  Everyone from the palest of skin tones, to the darkest of skin tones, and everyone in between, looks amazing in this iconic lip shade.

Why in your opinion, is that so?

Ruby Woo is like the little black dress of makeup!  It’s a flawless, fire engine, cherry red whose matte formula allows it to look perfect as well as be a long lasting shade that needs little to no maintenance.

Any newer product(s) that you think will be future cult favorites?

It’s ALL about strobing! We all love a little highlight and ‘bling’ to bring light and life to our faces…and now our bodies! I’m confident that the new Strobe Body Lotion will be everyone’s go-to for an illuminated glow from head to toe!

In addition to these M∙A∙C Daddy gems, these faves have been making a splash:

The StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream features their proprietary NIA-114 and Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex, clinically proven to tighten, firm, and restore youthful contour.  It offers instant and long-term results for softer, more supple skin and diminish fine lines and wrinkles in the décolletage and neck.  (Available at ulta.com)

Artis beauty tools were designed to enable a more natural and ergonomic experience for makeup self-application.  The brushes feature a handle designed to mimic the way your fingers move across your face, and the proprietary CosmeFibre brush heads offer perfect blending and flawless results for face, eyes, eyebrows, lips and even body.  The new Next Generation Elite Collection elevates the beauty experience with handles that are now crafted using a metal alloy in both classic Mirror and Smoke finishes.  (Available at artisbrush.com)

belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb is formulated with extracts of antioxidant-rich lady’s mantle.  The lightweight gel cream gives a burst of refreshing hydration to replenish and revive.  It’s ideal for normal, combination and oily skin types and helps with dullness and uneven texture.  (Available at sephora.com)

Originally known for their Eyelash Conditioner, RevitaLash has added to their growing product line.  The Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel is an eyebrow setting gel that helps control, enhance, and condition eyebrows for fuller-looking eyebrows.  The Volumizing Primer is a lash primer with conditioning peptides to prepare the surface of the eyelash for the maximum effects of mascara application.  The Volumizing Mascara creates longer, thicker, and fuller lashes with a long-wear performance in a water-resistant formula.  (Available at revitalash.com)

Toppik products are specifically designed for those with fine, thin, or thinning hair.  Their Hair Building Fibers are made of colored, natural keratin protein and is available in nine shades to blend with the hair and conceal the scalp.  The Spray Applicator helps apply the Hair Building Fibers more precisely into specific areas.  The Fiberhold Spray strengthens the bond between fibers and hair for even longer-lasting results and adds shine.  (Available at toppik.com)

Viviscal is another brand known for helping thin and thinning hair.  The Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo is formulated with Ana:Tel, a proprietary complex blended with Biotin, Keratin and Zinc to promote healthy looking hair growth.  The Gorgeous Growth Densifying Conditioner has a lightweight formula that moisturizes and conditions hair and also features Ana:Tel, as does the Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir.  The Elixir is a body-boosting leave-in treatment for thicker, fuller looking hair.  (Available at www.viviscal.com)

Australian beauty brand frank body is well known for their body Coffee Scrub.  Their new Cherry Bomb Lip Scrub is a cherry-scented and cherry-flavored lip scrub that buffs to reveal smooth lips (feel free to lick it off!).  The Lip Scrub is the ideal pair to frank’s Cherry Bomb Lip Tint and they’re also sold as a duo. All frank body products are cruelty-free.  Available at frankbody.com)