Stand by for the 12 most awesomest(!) cult beauty products of all time – seriously, this little lot are life-changers!!
The term ‘cult beauty products’ is used quite a lot these days. I’ve actually heard a product referred to as being a ‘cult buy’ a month or so after it was released. This is not what I mean when I say cult beauty products!
True cult beauty products are those that have stood the test of time, are relied on by thousands upon thousands of women day in day out, and can make us look gorgeously sparkly and fresh, even when we feel anything but!
These are the cult beauty products and cult makeup products of all time, that you’ll turn to again and again when you haven’t got the time or energy for trial and error!
And while it’s true that often you do get what you pay for, the price of a few of the products here might surprise you – proving that more expense doesn’t always have to equate with better quality.
So without further ado, here are my top 12 cult beauty products of all time that we all need in our lives!
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1 – ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm
Oh. My. Goodness. This has to be the most heavenly cult beauty product of the lot. I literally can’t recommend it highly enough.
These lovely pots of ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm are loved by women across the globe for the superior skin-care properties and heavenly smell of the cleansing balm.
The rose scented spa-worthy scent is luxurious but not too strong, the cleanser gets rid of all traces of make-up including mascara, and it doubles up as a moisturising soothing mask too, leaving your skin glowing and soft.
I’m forever thankful to the friend who first introduced me to this and will probably use it forever – a true cult beauty product that has to be tried to be believed!
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm
2 – BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Make-up Removing Micelle Solution
Proving that beauty needn’t cost the earth, you’ll never regret grabbing a big bottle of Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water – a staple on many a celeb’s bathroom shelves.
Yes, yes, we all know that we should do a thorough double-cleanse every night… but sometimes, whether you’re completely exhausted, or have just had one glass of wine too many – there’s no way that’s going to happen!
Bioderma Sensibio Micelle Solution is your hero in such situations. One quick swipe gets rid of all the gunk and leaves your skin super-soft to the touch. It’s gentle enough for use on the eyes and will shift all but the most stubborn of waterproof mascaras.
So much kinder on your complexion than rubbing away with a cleansing wipe – highly recommended.
Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water
3 – GHD Gold Professional Styler
Literally the best straighteners ever, BAR NONE. Once you try these you’ll never go back to inferior imitations again!
Superior design not only for straightening, but for curling and waving all hair types too – which is why the GHD Gold Professional Styler has won over 250 beauty awards globally. Seriously, they’re that amazing and if you haven’t tried them yet you’re missing out!
They glide through hair effortlessly and do the job more quickly and easily than cheaper versions, with way less damage, plus they out-live their ‘bargain’ competitors by a long-shot.
You’ll never regret investing in these because they’re awesome in every way and will give you the kind of flowing hair you’ve only dreamed of ’till now!
4 – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is the undisputed jewel in Estee Lauder’s skincare crown. It’s a simply amazing all-rounder that does a stupendous job at hydrating, reducing fine lines, brightening and evening out skin tone. It just makes you glow. Considered by many professionals to be one of the best beauty products of all time, it does an excellent job – and at around $65 for 1.7oz, it really should! The investment is sooo worth it though.
Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
5 – L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray
Another little bargain sneaking onto the list!
L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray is a classic backstage choice on fashion and beauty shoots, and a permanent fixture in on countless bathroom shelves. Amazing hold, but brushes out without a trace. Great stuff.
6 – ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is the most wonderful, creamy, intensively hydrating moisturizer ever. There, I said it. The actual best ever!
You only need to use a really small amount of this, so don’t let the price put you off as it lasts ages and is worth every penny.
This is basically an amazing moisturizer that leaves your skin amazingly soft, smooth, and plumped. Has to be seen to be believed. A true cult beauty product and a staple celebrity favorite, with good reason.
To try it is to love it forever.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
7 – O.P.I Nail Polish Base Coat and Top Coat
All OPI nail polishes are worthy of the term ‘cult beauty product’, but these two little beauties really stand out. The base coat protects nails wonderfully, and the top coat dries quickly while giving smooth superior shine.
And all at a bargain price. What’s not to love?
8 – GHD Helios Advanced Professional Hair Dryer
Coming in at number 8, it’s another GHD gem!
The GHD Helios Advanced Professional Hair Dryer is really in a class of its own and is worth its weight in gold!
This super-stylish sleek little wonder creates amazing shine and leaves you with the smoothest softest hair you can imagine, in WAY less time than regular hair dryers.
It’s the go-to dryer for celebrity hair dressers (and their clients) and I can’t imagine that anyone has ever been disappointed in it, ever. It’s awesome and your hair will thank you, again and again.
GHD Helios Advanced Professional Hair Dryer
9 – Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil
Now for a truly decadent cult beauty product that really works wonders.
While Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil could never really be described as an essential beauty product, it really is a lovely one, and one that really does help with relaxation and sleep.
The smell is so devine and the oil so luxurious on your skin, it turns a regular shower into a spa-worthy experience.
Truly helpful if you struggle to unwind and sleep at night, it does actually work.
Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil
10 -Estee Lauder Daywear Advanced Multi-Protection SPF 15
Estee Lauder Daywear Advanced Multi-Protection SPF 15 is the perfect day-to-day moisturizer to keep in your skin care arsenal.
Succeeding where many brands have failed, Estee Lauder have created a light, yet super-effective, SPF moisturiser that’s a pleasure to use.
11- Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
After amazing lashes, without the expense of extensions? Of course you are!
Easy, all you need is one little tube of Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara!
This is super stuff – it effectively lengthens, adds volume, separates and glosses your lashes, covering them with intense inky black pigment.
For what it does, this is a bargain too.
12 – Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
Fantastic when you’re in a hurry, and for makeup on the go. Gives flawless natural coverage in a swipe, and uses Smart Technology to moisturise or control oil, depending on the unique needs of your skin. Comes in a huge range of 31 shades to complete the ultra-natural look.
Bobbi Brown’s Full Coverage Face Brush works fantastically with this – and with any other foundation for that matter – just swipe the foundation stick down the centre of your face, then use the brush to blend it out for a flawless finish.
And that does it – the best ever cult beauty products, and cult makeup products, to save you time and energy in your quest for a quick yet effective beauty routine. Because, yes, you’re worth it!
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