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March Favourites

Cult Beauty March Favourites

I have somehow made it through another winter without bankruptcy-by-boredom. There is something about cold weather and zero sunshine that makes ‘retail therapy’ a necessity – I’m re-branding it ‘buy to survive’ – and survive, I, have *pats self on back*. Here are some things I’ve been a-buyin’ and a-likin’.

Superficially frivolous – who actually needs cucumber-scented, perfectly-round green eye-ce cubes?? – you might ask. I DO, that’s who – as does anyone who’s accidentally wound up pie-eyed on a school night, only to WISH they had a freezer full of Peter Thomas Roth’s {Cucumber De-Tox} confections come hideous morning. Apply to each eye puffed-up eye to feel almost magically more human.


Still topping my lust-haves list is Aurelia’s {Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser}. The more religiously I use it, the more evangelical I feel about it. The texture is practically mousse-y – ultra-lightweight yet really readily absorbed, to leave my (oil-slick) visage feeling dewy and hydrated. And I really think it’s made a difference to my odd-spot problem – I’ve definitely suffered fewer breakouts, which can only EVER be a great thing.

And because I also have a thing for highlighters (my magpie tendencies are off the scale), I couldn’t resist Jouer’s {Luminizing Liquid Highlighter} in ‘Nude Light’ – which grants a golden gleam to cheekbones, brow- and exposed collarbones.


A self-confessed blush obsessive, there are two from BECCA vying for the lion share of heart-space. The {Beach Tint} leaves a lovely, lit-from-within stain and is ultra-long wearing, while the {Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé} is the aesthetically-blessed offspring of Beach Tint and {Shimmering Skin Perfector} – a beautiful pot of marbled pink and gold-toned gorgeousness. I die.

Oxygenetix {Oxygenating Foundation – Acne Control} blends virtually undetectably – unifying skin tone and disguising imperfections without suffocating or exacerbating oil. This is a miraculous marriage of weightlessness with coverage, so you look a bit ‘polished’ without feeling too ‘done’.


My mane is the bane of my existence. It’s a bit long and a bit fluffy and a bit too voluminous – which means I tend to leave it to its own devices (or fashion it into a rat’s nest raggedy top knot). A disciple of cult Sachajuan, their {Leave In Conditioner} is THE ONLY THING that makes hair-brushing less of a nightmare, and a few drops of {Shine Serum} smoothed through damp lengths lends a sleek, subtle gloss that tricks friends into thinking I’ve tried.


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…