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Vivianna Does Makeup’s Favourites

Vivianna Does Makeup's Favourites

A self-confessed ‘make up maven, product pusher and lacquer lover’ Anna Gardner serves up a daily dose of beauty wit and wisdom on her blog {Vivianna Does Makeup}. We’re addicted to her weekly vlogs, beauty hauls and hilarious ‘beauty chat’ videos (in collaboration with fellow #bblogger Lily Pebbles) – compulsive viewing (and reading) for any self-respecting beauty addict.

Warm, funny and instantly endearing, we aren’t the only ones who’ve fallen for her conversational approach to beauty blogging. With 300,000 subscribers on {YouTube} and 200,000 {Instagram} followers, we bet many of you have already been inspired by her easy step-by-step tutorials, delicious dinner ideas (yep, she’s a foodie too!), as well as her rave product recommendations.

So read on to discover which Cult Beauty products she swears by…

MV Organic Skincare Rose Blus BoosterMV Organic Skincare {Rose Plus Booster}

“Like a hug for your skin in a bottle, the ingredients lists reads a little something like this: camellia oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, rose oil… you get the drift. The scent is dreamy and spa-like and of all the oils I use, this is the one that truly gives gloss without grease.”


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz BrunetteAnastasia Beverly Hills {Brow Wiz}

“The Anasatasia Brow Wiz was an itch I just had to scratch, and I’m bloomin’ happy that I did because now I see what all the fuss was about. The nib is tiny, making it easy to mimic brow hairs and the waxy texture sets things in place with a natural smudge of subtle pigment.”


Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme MaskPeter Thomas Roth {Pumpkin Enzyme Mask}

“There are no words for how much I love this mask… but I’ll try. After slathering this on just the once I was converted. My skin had a glow to it – even sans moisturiser – it was so smooth that skin care sunk in, make up sat well and even my boyfriend remarked on the difference.”


Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof MascaraFairydrops {Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara}

“If you want something that holds a curl then adds some, this has tiny little (non-irritating – promise!) fibres in the formula, and the curved brush really encourages a good ol’ curl. Plus it really is waterproof; no budging or smudging to be seen here.”


Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting PowderKevyn Aucoin {The Sculpting Powder}

“As a contour this ticks every box – blendable, subtle and a cool-toned mix of grey and brown shades which creates a natural looking shadow on the hollows of the face. it’s one of those foolproof products that it’s difficult to be too heavy handed with – creating just a hint of realistic cheekbone.”


Therapie Himalayan Detox SaltsTherapie {Himalayan Detox Salts}

“A good sleep-guarantee in a tub. Nuff said. I don’t even want to think about how many refills I’ve gone through; I’m not sure I could count them on one hand. A true gem that I doubt I’ll ever be without.”


The Classic Wet Brush - BlackThe Wet Brush {The Classic Wet Brush}

“I can’t say enough good things about this brush. I’m not quite sure what makes this better than its rivals, but it glides through my locks and combs out the tangles without a pull or a watery eye in sight.”


Oskia Renaissance Cleansing GelOskia {Renaissance Cleansing Gel}

“My morning skin care weapon of choice, when this pumps out its final blob of cleansing goodness there’s always a ‘noooooo’ that echoes around the flat because my skin just gets so sad without it. Muslined off, it leaves a lovely glow that says ‘I went to bed at 7pm’ – lies.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…