Tried and tested

August Favourites

August consisted of two weeks spent rotisserie-tanning beneath the glorious French sunshine (I know it’s naughty but I used a proper sunscreen and, thanks to {Institut Esthederm}, didn’t get remotely lobster-ed), immediately followed by a fortnight of the weirdest British weather known to woman. In a bid to keep my ‘glow’ and make sure I was prepped for every outfit-eventuality, I returned to these beauty best friends on the regular.

Like a moth to a flame I was instantly lured by {OUAI Haircare’s} sleek styling. Satisfyingly Scandi (although fresh from LA) the {Hair Oil} feels likes silk and it smells like Hawaii (#immapoetandididn’tknowit). A summer staple, this grants precious strands a gorgeous gloss while acting like a swim cap (only chic-er) – preventing all the damage wrought by sun, sea and salt water.

At the risk of sounding too much like a ‘stuck record’ (sorry not sorry), Jouer’s {Luminizing Moisture Tint} is just amazing. I flirt with ALL of the foundations but keep coming back to this sheer, dewy base that unifies and glow-bestows without migrating, settling or caking. It really is the nearest thing to ‘real skin’ – only better.

Aaaaand, because I’m actually tanned, I’ve been pipetting Perricone MD’s {No Bronzer Bronzer} into everything – moisturiser, base and body lotion – as well as distributing one drop between my ring fingers and applying from cheek-to-cheek to get that sought-after ‘sun-stripped’ effect. I would have used a {Brow Wiz} to draw freckles on but, ain’t no-one got time for that…

I’ve also been preaching the {Sigma Beauty} gospel to my fellow make up wearers – their {Flat Kabuki Brush} works wonders – effortlessly blending all my complexion products for the most seamless, ‘soft focus’ effect.

My toes have been sporting {Smith & Cult’s} stunning ‘Dark Like Me’ – a sumptuous, autumnal hue that heralds the forthcoming season (and looks oh so fancy) – while my underarms have been stylishly dressed in Aesop’s natural {Deodorant}; it’s really fresh-smelling and non-sticky, PLUS, you don’t get that weird white ‘fall out’ which snows all over clothes.



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…