Tried and tested

The new beauty obsessions your cabinet is craving

We know that you can’t beat the thrill of the new so embrace getting paid (hallelujah!) with #TeamCB’s round-up of the latest heroes your Cult Beauty basket’s been craving…

Created to combat the hormonal havoc, VENeffect’s range is jam-packed with plant-derived oestrogens to help offset your cycle’s side-effects (bye breakouts!). Mimicking the beauty benefits of oestrogen (you know when you just look, well… better? It’s all due to oestrogen ‘spiking’), this game-changing range helps to keep your skin ‘blooming’ in spite of your body’s worst efforts. #TeamCB’s very own Customer Services Manager Ella (a sufferer of PCOS) swears by the {Pore Minimising Cleanser} to keep blackheads at bay when her hormones go bonkers.

Cult Beauty’s self-professed tan-addict Jessica worships Oskia’s {Adaptive Tan Tri-Phase Self-Tanning Drops}: “I’ve tried more than my fair share of tanning drops but these are by far the best. Not only does the formula impart the most believable ‘faux glow’ I’m yet to find, it also makes skin plump and radiant. It really does enhance your natural tan and develops perfectly over a couple of days – all without causing giveaway marks around your hairline or eyebrows. The formula washes off hands easily too – my palms are now enjoying a (much-needed) break from being permanently tangoed.”

Bringing Balearic spirit to your make up wardrobe, INC.redible’s {Hypno Highlight} could be *the* summer strobe you’ve been waiting for. Delivering rave-ready lustre to cheekbones, eyelids, cupid’s bows (anywhere you’d like looks to linger…), choose from two stunning shade-shifting hues and get set to turn heads. ‘Pay Attention’ has gold and rose pearls for a next-level glow while ‘Throw Me Shade’ – an opalescent champagne – lends a sexy shot of shimmer to all skin tones. Ibiza is beckoning!

Uganda’s best-kept beauty secret, {LXMI’s} (pronounced “luxe me”) luxurious line-up showcases the country’s nilotica nut – shea’s supercharged sibling that works to heal, nourish and fortify skin. Made with the finest organic ingredients, ethically sourced and sustainably grown, these stunning products are labours of love – creating well-paid jobs for women and supporting the community to help humanity *and* perfect your complexion. Our Buyer Leanne is besotted – “This range is the embodiment of ‘cult’ and the {Nilotica Lip Melt} is the balm to-end-all balms.”

Harking back to teenagedom, Lime Crime’s oh-so-shiny {Wet Cherry Lipgloss} smells like cherry lollipops and lends pouts an unrivalled vinyl finish. Non-sticky but pleasingly patent, the colours are phenomenal and Content Editor, Verity is all over the ‘Disco Cherry’ flavour – a sparkle-tastic lacquer that will upstage any mirrorball.

And no round-up of greatness would be whole without the icy blue mask you’ve seen ALL OVER Instagram… Summer Fridays’ {Jet Lag Mask} just touched-down on the CB runway and this multi-tasking hero is a godsend. Beloved by International Buying Director, Stacia (she can spot an incredible product from 1000 paces), this upgrades complexions from ‘Coach’ to ‘First Class’ overnight – just slather on pre-bed to wake up looking well-rested however late you landed…


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…