Hues we would dew anything for

We all have that one person in our lives who — no matter what — remains loyal to the soil for their favourite colour. Perhaps we sat beside them in class whilst they showcased their thoughtfully selected (and arguably impractical) stationary or visited their catalogue-like home. Be it pink, green or blue, there’s someone who would dew anything for their go-to hue. 

Going beyond outfit mood boards and matching ink pens, have you ever thought about colour-coding your skin care routine? Yes, that’s a thing. Or rather, we’re making it a thing and here’s how you can curate your own rainbow-ready regime… 

model with gold face mask on


We’ve got news — like a smoothie for your inside, greens are great for your skin, too. From leaf-loaded formulas to verde-tinted serums, this one’s for the those who like to keep their complexion in mint condition. See what we did there? Enter: Sunday Riley’s A+ High Dose Retinoid, an advanced fusion of 0.5% blue-green algae, 5% retinoid ester and Hawaiian white honey which works to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Bursting with lime green pigment, this mighty mix of cactus and ginger extracts is designed to improve the look of congested, UV damaged skin over time. 

From smashing on sourdough toast to spreading over skin, Glow Recipe’s Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum is next in the line up of all things green. Coming in handy when you’ve had a bit too much fun with the actives, this sage-hued, ceramide-rich formula is designed to minimise the look of redness. Soothing and cooling, this avocado-infused staple forms a supportive shield over compromised skin, resulting in a healthier-looking glow that speaks for itself.  


Not just for Wednesdays — sorry, Regina George — The Ordinary’s Soothing & Barrier Support Serum holds magenta pink moisture that does a whole lot more than add a pop of colour to your skin-drobe. With a vibrant fusion of vitamin B12, 2% niacinamide and a ceramide complex, this soothing saviour sends dew-locking signals to parched skin whilst attracting moisture that lasts. Like a punchy-pink primer for the rest of your routine, this lightweight formula lays the foundation for a redness-relieved finish.   


We know you’ve herd about this… Gilded with glow-giving ingredients, Drunk Elephant’s B-Goldi Bright Drops shines a light on your skin to minimise the appearance of dark spots. Like molten magic, this illuminating serum blends a cocktail of 5% niacinamide, mulberry leaf extract and antioxidants that works to clarify your complexion over time. Doubling as a glitterless highlighter, which dapples skin with an ethereal finish, expect this lit-from-within hero to be your glow-to if your skin veers towards dullness. 


Living out your dreams of life in an aesthetic, high-rise city apartment? The perks? Great views. The not-so-great add-ons? Congested skin. That’s where Jordan Samuel’s Antioxidant Treatment Emulsion swoops in to save the day. Boasting a melon sorbet hue, this super serum harnesses the power of antioxidant-rich resveratrol and niacinamide to combat redness and rebalance depleted skin. Putting the range in orange, this multifaceted formula is designed to support your complexion from all angles — that’s right, moisture, texture, brightness and hydration are all covered.  



Precious Sodimu

Precious Sodimu

Midweight Copywriter

Precious is a Midweight Copywriter at Cult Beauty. Sticking her teeth into all things make up and skin care, Precious is always on the hunt for products that work perfectly together (while remaining loyal to her can’t-do-without staples). Like most beauty devotees, Precious doesn’t go a day without her trusted SPF 50+ and is a self-proclaimed fragrance-phile. Away from the vanity mirror, Precious can be found sat with a good book (probably by her favourite author, Toni Morrison) or nurturing her nostalgia with a quality animated film – namely Shrek.