Few things in life get me more excited than seeing the word “sale” plastered on the landing page of Cult Beauty. Despite the fact that I’m a beauty editor who gets a lot of products sent to my door free of charge, I still spend a rather shameful amount of money on beauty products. After all, I live and breathe beauty (you kind of have to when you do this job), and there are always products I’m itching to try.
One category I spend a big chunk of my money on is makeup. I’m the first to admit that I’m no makeup artist. I like my products to be simple, easy to use and flexible for my wants and needs. And while I get sent a lot of new, trend-led makeup, when it comes to the products I use day in and day out, I go for classics that don’t come my way too often. So when I saw that Cult Beauty is currently offering 20% off makeup, you best believe I took it as an opportunity to stock up on some favourites.
When it comes to beauty sales, I often find that best-selling, cult products are left out of discounts, which is why I always look for site-wide or category-wide sales. And Cult Beauty hasn’t disappointed. There are some very well-known names included in the 20%-off deal, so I thought I’d share what I’m buying so that you can use this as an opportunity to stock up on any of my favourites, too. Keep scrolling to shop the 20 makeup products I’ve already snapped up at 20% off from Cult Beauty this week.
1. Nars Light Reflecting Foundation
The latest foundation drop from Nars, this is already set to be my go-to base product for the year. I was sent a small tester pot a few months ago, and I have literally scraped it dry. Expect natural-looking, glowing coverage that doesn’t slip off your face.
2. By Terry Cellulose Rose CC Serum
I have a rather shameful amount of these CC serums in my collection, but I really don’t think I could ever have too many. It’s a pricey product, so I do my best to get it on sale when I can. Available in four different colour-correcting shades, it makes for the perfect glow-boosting base for foundation. Personally, I like to wear the shade Sunny Flash on its own during the summer to give my skin an injection of natural-looking radiance. Trust me—you will never regret buying this product. It’s my desert-island makeup pick.
3. Lanolips Tinted SPF30 Balm
Lanolips creates some of my favourite lip products on the market, and it’s rare to find them in the sale. This super-nourishing, glossy balm delivers all-day hydration and a subtle tint that’s perfect for no-makeup makeup looks.
4. Milk Makeup Bionic Bronzer
This is a new product, but I’ve already finished the tube that was sent to me as a sample. This is particularly impressive considering a little goes a long way. But seriously, I have worn this every single day since having it in my collection. When tapped into skin with fingers, it gives the most healthy-looking, bronze glow I’ve ever witnessed.
5. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation
Is that the new Charlotte Tilbury foundation at 20% off? Yes, it is. This stuff is elite. If you’re not a fan of full-coverage foundation, it sits somewhere between a tinted moisturiser and a foundation. It has all of the blurring benefits of a foundation but the skin-loving, hydrating qualities of a tinted moisturiser. It’s the ultimate second-skin foundation.
6. Chantecaille Lip Chic
I love these lipsticks. In fact, I think they might just be the most underrated lip products out there. The rosy pink shades are pretty universal and leave lips feeling plump and hydrated with a super-glossy finish.
7. Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
This isn’t a makeup product, but it seems as though Cult Beauty has slipped a few cleansers into the mix. I’m not sure I have ever seen Augustinus Bader in sales outside of the Christmas period, so I couldn’t be more thrilled about this. The Cream Cleansing Gel is potentially one of my favourite cleansers of all time thanks to its hard-working and hydrating nature. However, at £52, I struggle to find the motivation to repurchase it. A £42 price tag, on the other hand, is a bit more palatable.
8. Nudestix Nudies Bloom
These stick blushes are without a doubt some of the best around. Just dab onto the apples of the cheeks and blend out with fingers for a pretty, sun-kissed glow.
9. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
Who What Wear beauty editor Eleanor Vousden considers this stuff to be one of the best under-eye concealers of all time, and I have to agree. There are few things it can’t disguise, and its creamy formula melts into skin seamlessly, leaving eyes looking significantly more awake.
10. Charlotte Tilbury Easy Eye Palette Super Nudes
I’m not a fan of eye-shadow palettes, but this handbag-friendly option looks like something I can get on board with. I already know that I love Charlotte Tilbury eye shadows (so creamy and blendable), and I’m certain I’ll get use out of every single one of these shades.
11. Morphe X Ariel Signature Eyes Eye Brush Set
My makeup-brush collection is in dire need of an upgrade. I was sent these brushes last year and passed them on to a friend who was in need of some new ones. She hasn’t stopped raving about them since, so I’ve picked up a set for myself.
12. Suqqu Melting Powder Blush
Suqqu is a major luxury brand. I absolutely adore the products for everyday wear and have had my eye on this blusher for a while. I have tried a few of the brand’s highlighting blushers and have seen first-hand just how creamy and “melting” the powders are. For days when I want to forgo the shimmer, this coral blush couldn’t be more perfect.
13. By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Pressed Powder
If someone had told me two years ago that I was going to hit pan on a setting powder, I would have laughed. But last week, I saw the metallic base shine through on my beloved By Terry Hydra Pressed Powder. If like me, you are scared of setting powder, I urge you to try this. It removes shine and greasiness without affecting glow.
14. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector
I have worn this tinted moisturiser for nearly a decade and love it every bit as much now as I did when I first tried it. Glowing, hydrating and perfecting without covering up the stuff that makes skin look like skin, it’s a feat.
15. Kevyn Aucoin Indecent Mascara
This mascara is terribly underrated. I discovered it for the first time last year and have reached for it most days since. It lengthens lashes unlike any other mascara I have tried but doesn’t leave things looking clumpy in the slightest.
16. Shiseido Synchro Skin Self Refreshing Concealer
For those that like a more natural look to their makeup, I’d highly recommend this concealer over the aforementioned Bye Bye Under Eye. It brightens, blurs and blends like a dream for a fresh-faced, glowing look.
17. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze
I have been using this brow wax for over a year, and my pot is starting to look a little grubby. I am yet to find a brow-setting product that lifts and sticks hairs quite like this. If it’s laminated brows you want, you’ve got ’em with Brow Freeze.
18. Kate Soverville UncompliKated SPF50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray
I buy a can of this stuff at the start of every summer, and it’s easily my most-used product of the season. Makeup has a way of disturbing SPF and affecting the protection it offers. I apply my SPF, wait a few minutes, pop on my makeup, set it with this SPF50 spray, and head out knowing I’m fully protected. I also pop it in my bag for mid-day touch-ups without the risk of smudging my makeup. It’s genius.
19. Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF30
I have talked about this product at length over on my Instagram. It’s probably one of the best skin tints I have ever used, disguising blemishes and pigmentation in its tracks. I find the rollerball applicator a little bit weird, but the beautiful formula totally makes up for it.
20. Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer
Concealers come and go, but this little pot of magic has remained a constant in my collection since it came out many years ago. It has a full-coverage matte finish that makes covering up dark circles an absolute breeze (especially when on the go).
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