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New make up must-haves that won’t break the bank

Champagne tastes on a ginger beer budget? Here are some of our latest Cult cosmetics that don’t cost a mint.

{Benefit BADgal BANG Mascara} £21. This ‘banging’ new formula features aero-particles which are less dense and lighter than traditional volumising powders. This means you can layer it on to the max, for fat lashes that won’t feel heavy or look clogged.

{Lime Crime Plushies} £15. To misquote Richard III, now is the winter of our lips feeling seriously content, made glorious summer by this new Lime Crime launch. Forget drying formulas of old. this range of velvety nude-based hues are just SO comfortable to wear. Plus, how adorbs is the packaging? One coat of this budge-proof formula is all you need. The ‘Milk Tea’ shade is giving us all the retro 90s feels.

{Nudestix Rock N’ Roller Easy Eyeliner Ink} £20. The course of liquid liner never did run smooth. *Adopts movie trailer voice* Until NOW thanks to this innovative new eye ink from Nudestix. The roller applicator lets it glide effortlessly over lids, meaning no more snagging the delicate skin on the eyelid. Plus, the sweat-proof pigment is second-to-none.

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights £15. Liquid eyeshadow never looked so luscious and fit for a fairy queen. This richly-saturated, sparkly colour lights up your eyes like nothing else. We like to blend champagne-rose shade ‘BareBrilliance’ at the inner corners (perfect for disguising dark circles). Or else you can create a statement block colour with the silver diamond ‘Crystalline’ shade over the lid, as per the above pic.

{NYX Professional Makeup Love You So Mochi Highlighting Palette} £17. But soft! What light from yonder complexion glimmers? The holographic glow you’ll get from this pretty palette will take your cheekbones to dazzling new heights. Plus the marshmallowy texture has to be prodded to be believed.

{Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer} £24. If you’re looking to create sculpted eyebrows with the sass levels of Bette Davis in ‘All About Eve’, this is the tool to do it. Boasting some serious staying power, the slanted nib allows you to mimic each brow hair, while the spoolie brush at the other end tidies them in place. It’s got conditioning cocoa butter in there too so your brow hairs stay happy and hydrated.

{Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick} £16. After a low-maintenance daytime lipstick to add a pretty touch of polish? This beaut ticks all the boxes. A sheer take on Stila’s ever-popular Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks, it delivers a delicate wash of colour with six delightful hues to choose from. Plus vitamin E and avocado oils will ensure lips don’t dry out either.

{Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara} £19. Our second mascara on the list, but there are just so many amazing new ones launching at the moment (we like to have a ‘mascara wardrobe’ to test them all out). And we couldn’t leave our this bestseller from {Too Faced}. Its collagen-based formula gives you a fatter flutter in just one coat, while the hourglass-shaped brush coats every last lash. So apt is its name, Barry White could have penned songs about it.

{BECCA Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder} £21. If you feel like your under-eye concealer never stays put, this is the solution to disguising dark circles from sunup to sundown. It not only sets your concealer without drying your eyes out, but tiny light-scattering particles work to brighten up the entire area to get you looking lively in no time at all.

{Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat} £16. Ms. Tilbury’s sought-after lip liners are now available in more must-have hues to match her {Matte Revolution} lipsticks. The conditioning blend of oils and waxes conditions and prevents colour bleed for a red carpet-worthy lip in mere minutes


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...