Wednesday, 1 November 2017

My First Time Cult Beauty Haul

Cult Beauty Haul

As you'll have seen if you read Ellis Tuesday on a regular basis, I don't really shop in one particular store or on certain sites when it comes to my beauty buying but for some reason or another I've never ordered anything from Cult Beauty. You'll also have seen me do some serious beauty hauling in recent months, namely from Unineed, Fragrance Direct and Bath & Body Works, NYX and Sephora, following my trip to the US and those two things are what inspired today's blog post. That and the fact that the team at Cult Beauty were ever so kind to send a box over containing some of the brands and products that they sell on their site.

Unlike other beauty sites, of which I've mentioned above and in previous blog posts, Cult Beauty cherry-pick and sell only the cult products. This means that you'll find brands and products that you won't find anywhere else. Despite blogging about beauty, when it comes to making certain purchases I like to do a lot of research before adding an item to my basket and a lot of the time, even after countless hours spent trawling the net for reviews, first impressions and YouTube videos on said products, I'm still left a little bit disappointed. Either that or I know that there's a better or more appropriate product for me out there and I've ultimately gambled with some of my hard earned cash and I have a feeling that I'm not the only one.

Having said this though, you'll also find some of the biggest and most well renowned brands out there such as Charlotte Tilbury, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Morphe and The Ordinary, as well as other brands which really do live up to their hype, that I hadn't necessarily heard of or seen on the blogosphere, of bloggers that I follow anyway. So let's see what I received in my Cult Beauty order this month;

becca glow on the go set review

First up we have makeup and just look at that stunning rose-toned hue! In addition to knowing that the brands which feature on Cult Beauty are really hall of fame style products, they also do a brand of the month each month, with October's being Bleach London. You get free shipping on that specific brand making it well worth trying them out, especially if you've been meaning to for a while now. I actually only associated the brand Bleach London with fun and colourful hair products so this was a really pleasant discovery. As I say, you find yourself discovering some real hidden gems on Cult Beauty, something that's not as easy to do on other online and in-store beauty retailers.

Not only is the Matte Le Blanc name ingenious (you've got yourself a die hard Friends fan here!) but the colour and pigmentation of it is unreal. If you've been meaning to jump on the lip kit bandwagon but didn't want to shell out an absolute fortune on fees and shipping from the US, for example, then this is the product for you. Their Illuminati is another huge hit for me! I've been on the lookout for an affordable liquid highlighter and just hadn't been able to find one on the High Street. Enter Cult Beauty and I've finally found one and at just £6 it's a real must-buy. Talking of highlighters, I've been dying to treat myself to one of BECCA's cult Shimmering Skin Perfectors for quite some time now. I always make sure to swatch them when in Sephora, in the US or in Space NK, here in the UK but I always ask myself if I will really use and finish a full size of them. So these little travel sizes are perfect! BECCA seem to bring out one of these limited edition Glow On The Go sets every year (I'm still more than a little bit miffed that I missed out on the Moonstone one) and this year's is this gorgeous rose gold and it's just the prettiest shade.

Another brand that I've always wanted to try something from are Jouer and the formula of this has totally sold me on their creme liquid lipsticks. I've already got my eye on the Petale De Rose and Creme Brulee shades, which I may or may not have added to my Christmas list this year. This particular shade, Dulce De Leche, is the perfect cool toned nude.

cult beauty brand of the month

The next four products I actually hadn't heard of before but a quick check of their reviews cement why they've gained cult status. The first two are unlike anything I've ever seen before in regards to their consistency but I was so excited to try both of them out.

I think we've all probably heard about the benefits of charcoal so I was really intrigued to see how this cleansing stick from Caolion and the Odacite masque would utilise charcoal. Firstly the masque actually comes in powder form, something I've never seen or tried before. If you're looking for a multi-tasking mask and want to invest in your at-home skincare, then this is something you need to check out. I've also never tried a cleanser in stick form either but this melts from balm to oil and I've been using it after removing my makeup with the Skin Laundry Gentle Foaming Wash to do a bit of a double cleanse. I've already noticed a difference in particularly congested areas such as around my nose and chin, which I'm certainly putting down to these two products. I also love the feeling of the Skin Laundry Wash as it doesn't feel drying on the skin afterwards, like many other foam style products do.

And last but not least we have a perfume. I don't tend to review perfumes and fragrances all that often on here anymore mainly because I stick with what I know and switch it up between my two favourites; Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream and Viktor & Rolf's Bon Bon but this Kai Rose Perfume Oil is such an elegant and grown up scent, something I was definitely lacking. It's also a great travel size, meaning it will be coming with me on my next trip away.

So there we have it my first Cult Beauty haul and it certainly won't be my last. I've already got my eye on the following products. Is it too early to start planning my Christmas list?

Have you shopped with Cult Beauty before? If so, which brands do you typically buy from them? And have you tried any of the products in today's post?


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