I've been hoarding makeup for at least 15 years, and there are some brands that I love just as much now as I did in middle school. Benefit Cosmetics is one of them. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1976, but the range really took off in 1990, when it debuted on Henri Bendel's makeup counters in New York. Since then, it's become available internationally and reached cult status.
Over the years, I've been sad to see some of my favorite Benefit products come and go. I hold on tightly to Miss Popularity, a tiny flacon of pearly white, supershimmery highlighter that is perfect for fair complexions. Though they are likely expired by now, I still have my bottle of Lightning, a glimmering body lotion, and Kitten sparkling powder puffs. But there are plenty of iconic items that remain in Benefit's lineup — and every beauty-lover should have them in her stash. Keep reading to discover each one!