As promised in my Cult Skin | Worth the hype post (you can read it here) I have Cult makeup to see if it's worth the hype...
Becca Backlight Primer Filter | £32
Anything that promises to act like a filter on the skin is a sure fire way to get me to buy it. This promises it's soft focus pigments will blur imperfections and hide signs of tired looking skin. And I can safely say this does everything it promises! It leaves skin with a subtle luminous glow without a glitter partical in sight! This is 100% worth the hype!!! Read more about this here.
Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation | £29
A foundation that promises to perfect the skin, blurs imperfections and is undetectable under the most high tech cameras - sounds brilliant. And the way everybody and their nan was raving about this foundation I was so excited to finally try it! Regular readers will know how I feel about this foundation.. Dissapointed! Don't get me wrong its an ok foundation. But I was expecting alot more. it has light to medium coverage and looks natural on the skin. I wouldn't say undetectable though. In my opinion this isn't worth the hype. And is far too expensive for an ok foundation! A great alternative to this foundation is the NYX HD foundation, see this post.
NARS Sheer Glow | £31
So many people love this foundation and many people recommended it for my dehydrated skin. This offers a good medium coverage, a very subtle glow in a lightweight, easy to blend formula. I love this stuff! To be honest, I'm starting to prefer bases with a lighter coverage and more glow. But this is perfect when I want a fuller coverage one. I also imagine that this would be great for those who have dryer skin too - it isn't dry at all! Is the worth the hype? Yes competely. I've also heard many people with different skin types raving about this!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer | £17.50
This concealer is completely worth the hype! Its brilliant. Theres not too much to say about this but its light weight has great coverage, works well under the eyes and on belmishes.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | £4.19
This is a greatly loved concealer by many and the only drugstore item that made it in. Its long wearing and has good coverage and what's better is its less than £5. So is it worth the hype? In my opinion no. This is far too drying for me and I'm convinced it breaks me out so I avoid this. But its so cheap if you haven't tried it you won't be too disappointed if you don't like it.
Hourglass ambient lighting palette | £56
These powders need no introduction! Light reflecting, glow enhancing, soft focus powders that basically promise the world! These are brilliant and the glow they give is undeniable. These are completely worth the hype. But for me its more are they worth the money? individually they retail for £38 and £56 for the trio. Which is steep for a powder, even glow enchancing soft focus powders! If you have the money by all means these are great, but the Makeup Revolution powders are a good alternative (see this post here).
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in the shade Opal | £32*
I love highlighters and it was only a matter of time before I caved into the Becca hype. This promises to give skin a backlight lustre without any glitter. Its finely milled, buttery soft, blends with one stroke. Completely worth the hype! Champagne Pop is next on my list!
By Terry Ombre Black Star | £29*
Eye shadow sticks are brilliant when in a rush, just sweep on and blend out with a finger. These ones by Terry have received so much hype. They promise not to crease, and last all day. I have the shade Misty Rock which is beautiful, bronzy brown shade. This does live up to its promises! But like the Hourglass palette, it is pricy for an eye shadow stick! If you're an eyeshadow stick enthusiast then this would be a brilliant addition to your collection. But they're are different, cheaper drugstore alternatives, like the Bourjois ones, that do exactly the same thing!
Urban Decay Naked Palette | £38.50
All the Naked palettes are definitely hyped up. I only own the original one though. The palette contains a range of Neutral and brown tones, in a range of finishes from mattes to shimmers. Urban Decay are renoud for the buttery soft, well pigmented shadows. To be honest, I think their are better shadow formulas out there. Is the Naked palette worth the hype? I think when it was first released and it was the first of its kind on the market, it was worth the hype. But now there's so many 'Nude' inspired palettes out there with better formulas.
MAC Lipstick in the shade Velvet Teddy | £15.50
I think all MAC lipsticks are cult makeup. The shade range is incredible and there's a formula for everybody. But I feel like the shade Velvet Teddy, thanks Kylie, is a shade in particular everybody wants / wanted. Is it worth the hype? YES! This is my perfect nude, the balance of pink and brown is perfect. It is easily my most worn lipstick.
Have you tried any of these? What are your thought? Whats your favourite cult makeup product?
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