Makeup and skincare trends come and go, but there are several beauty holy grails that are here to stay.

From technological holy grails to signature scents, these beauty must-haves have stood the test of time, since they were first introduced. For your next investment, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the pioneering beauty products to own.

Dyson Airwrap


Formerly known as just a vacuum brand, Dyson has been making waves (quite literally) in the beauty industry in recent years. Back in 2018, Dyson launched its now famed Airwrap which claims to “harness an aerodynamic phenomenon”. Namely, the air pressure produced by the ‘Coanda effect’ is able to create different hairstyles without heat damaging your tresses. In 2022, the brand launched the 2.0 version of the styler which has been a global hit.

Dyson AirwrapTM Multi-styler Dhs2,399 Dyson available at

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden

The Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream has been a pioneering product on the market since its launch in 1930. Containing petrolatum and vitamin E, the cream can be used almost anywhere on the body that needs hydration – face, lips, elbows, knees, feet and more. It’s just that good, the late Queen Elizabeth II was known to be a huge fan of the beauty product for multiple decades.

Eight Hour Skin Protectant Original Dhs158 Elizabeth Arden available at

Dior Lipstick


One of Dior’s iconic beauty products has always been the Rouge Dior Forever Lipstick. With 16-hour wear, a classic red shade should be a staple in everyone’s handbag.

Rouge Dior Forever Dhs195 Dior available at Sephora 

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream


Previously known as the Chanel Soleil Tan Bronzer, this pioneering product had an upgrade in 2020 with a new formula and a new name. The Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream continues the legacy of its predecessor, giving the most subtle bronzed glow with silky smooth texture. No wonder it’s been a hit in the beauty space for multiple decades.


Beauty Blender

The well-known egg-shaped tool became hugely popular in the 2010s after the product was picked up by Sephora, but the iconic Beautyblender actually first entered the market in 2003. Now a company worth hundreds of millions of dollars, founderReaAnnSilvacreated the tool when she was working as a makeup artist in the 1990s and 2000s. Little did she know after she formed her LLC, she would transform the beauty industry with a little egg-shaped sponge.

Beautyblender Original Dhs85 available at Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter

Charlotte Tilbury

First launched in 2018, the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter has become synonymous with the makeup brand. Known as an ‘illuminator’ and not a foundation, the makeup product gives the ultimate flawless glow to the skin.

Flawless Filter Dhs170 Charlotte Tilbury

Diptyque Eau Rihla


Diptyque celebrated its diamond jubilee last year and to mark the occasion, the French fragrance house unveiled a very special fragrance for the Middle East which has quickly become an absolute must-have. Coined Eau Rihla, the name that resonates as an invitation to travel along the routes of the Middle East, the scent takes you on a journey with Atlas cedar as the main notes paired with iris and vanilla.

Eau Rihla Eau de Parfum, 75ml Dhs1,045 Diptyque available at OUNASS

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