The Lush List - July 2019
This month’s 10 tried, tested and trusted - places, beauty, fashion and lifestyle products that I’m loving at the moment...
There is nothing about Huda Beauty’s N.Y.M.P.H face and body highlighter that we’re not obsessed with. Transfer-proof, streak-free and gorgeously glowy, the silky formula is your fast-track ticket to radiant, sun-drenched skin - no actual sun required. Ideal for buffing over legs, arms, decollete or collarbones, or mixed into foundation for a radiant visage, the water-based illuminator grants a subtle shimmer in three illuminating shades. ‘Luna’ is perfect for lighter skin tones, with a white-gold shimmer with hints of silver and rose gold; ‘Aphrodite’ is a gorgeous golden-bronze shimmer that is best suited to medium skin tones; ‘Aurora’ is a warm coppery shimmer spiked with rich golden pearls - a perfect fit for deeper skin tones.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a liquid illuminator is only as good as the brush you apply it with. A match made in heaven, the N.Y.M.P.H Body Blur & Glow Brush pairs perfectly with Huda’s N.Y.M.P.H illuminator (or any other liquid illuminator for that matter) to grant a seamless, even airbrushed finish - whether that’s over legs, arms, decollete, collarbones or all of the above! The brush has a clever curved shape that fits beautifully over the curves and crannies of your body, while hair-like, ultra-soft synthetic bristles blend and buff product easily into skin.
Upgrade your on-board beauty regime to first class and jet off in style with our new 8 piece luxe travel set finished in our signature Spectrum pink colourway. The Jet Setter kit contains the 8 must-have mini brushes you need for full makeup looks, all housed in a two-tier cosmetics case finished in vegan leather with transparent panels. The upper tier allows you to keep the brushes in pristine condition with plenty of room in the larger lower tier to transport your beauty essentials around the globe. All brushes are made from the highest quality synthetic hair.
A brand that needs no introduction, NARS is a definitive cult classic, remaining at the forefront of the beauty world and quickly gaining a permanent place in the hearts (and make up bags!) of all who try it. Long-lasting and natural-looking glow, this liquid blusher is a dream come true - one pump delivers the perfect uplifting flush in NARS’ totally iconic shades (‘Orgasm’, anyone?). Enriched with moisturising tamanu and monoi oils, all you need to do is choose from the irresistible hues and prepare to become a fully-fledged NARSissist. Buildable, blendable and incredibly long-lasting, just one pump of this luscious liquid delivers perfect, uplifting colour and a gorgeous glow.
An authority in blush, NARS is especially adored for its iconic (cheeky) cheek shades - and no more than ‘Orgasm’! Now available in a featherweight liquid highlighter form, this world-renowned hue can infiltrate your makeup look in more ways than one for an intense finish (*wink wink*) that’s bound to get your pulse racing and cheekbones glowing. Packed with shimmering pigment, this limited edition highlighter will illuminate lacklustre complexions to dizzying heights - and a couple of drops is all you need! Blending seamlessly and easily built, this lightweight formula can be worn alone or mixed with your foundation or moisturiser for an all-over subtle glow.
A standout star in the brand’s coveted collection, this full-on lip lacquer drenches lips in intense colour and mirror-like shine. Vitamin E adds moisture while a unique two-sided applicator makes it easy to slick on this smooth, seductive liquid. Pucker up and prepare to turn into a total NARSissist. Enriched with nourishing ingredients, it keeps lips superbly soft and stays in place with a long-lasting finish. Our expert curators (and your fellow make up fanatics) have selected the most flattering, covetable and lip-enhancing shades to house on our online shelves.
The beauty insider’s secret, IT Cosmetics was created by a former news presenter who was on the hunt for makeup that would stand up to the unforgiving HD cameras - and it’s since become a cult favourite. Exclusive to Cult Beauty, this ingenious hybrid unites concealer and spot treatment in one (which, now we think of it, makes total sense) to camouflage blemishes immediately - and promote their reduction in the long-term! Perfect for oily and acne prone skin types, this full-coverage formulation conceals the appearance of breakouts, redness and discolouration without creasing or cracking. Enhanced with kaolin clay, witch hazel, sulphur and a gentle alpha and beta hydroxy acid complex, this is essentially colour-infused skin care - with the coverage to make it a ‘ride or die’ concealer too.
Clean and condition skin with the Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser, a rich cleansing balm that works to remove all traces of excess oil, makeup and impurities for a softer complexion. This buttery balm is enriched with mongongo oil, baobab seed oil and a fruit salad blend, which release antioxidants to deeply moisturise, comfort and protect the skin. Transforming from a balm to milk upon contact with water, it purifies and nourishes, imparting a naturally radiant, dewy glow before bedtime. The cleanser comes with a Bamboo Booster. Containing spheres of bamboo and charcoal, the booster gently exfoliates and conditions the face before the cleansing balm is applied. Both products are free from PEGs, silicones, fragrances and essential oils, ensuring that skin remains soothed and smooth.
This powerhouse complex acts as a “serum-in-balm” to replenish and contour the lips, with intelligent, concentrated cosmeceutical actives, omegas and antioxidants to treat the lips overnight and prepare for the onslaught of the next day. This highly advanced, night-time lip formula combines performance-proven actives such as retinol-like Vitamin A, super-plumpers Maxilip and Hilurlip and potent natural resources such as Ubuntu Mongongo and Inca Inchi oil to reinforce the barrier function of the lips and reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL), helping to lock essential moisture in the delicate lip area. This nurturing skincare formulation gives a soothing and firming effect whilst also protecting vital collagen to help retain youthful volume, improving the signs of ageing around the lip contour and relieving chapped dry lips. It feels comforting and nourishing as soon as it is applied. With a highly effective plumping action on the lips that is both immediate and long-term, it helps to counteract slackening over time and targets the appearance of fine lines, specifically vertical lines around the lip area.
This sophisticated power-potion combines cosmeceutical, performance proven actives with soothing anti-inflammatory omegas in a sophisticated serum-oil elixir. This irresistibly silky, cashmere-textured formula recreates all the benefits of a Skinesis facial overnight. Scientifically advanced Renovage helps to increase the life span of cells by delaying cell senescence, while Dermaxyl boosts collagen production via advanced peptide technology to help reduce signs of ageing. Skin is comforted and protected by antioxidant vitamins, coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid in our refined omega-rich oil delivery system, with de-ageing vitamin A, stabilised vitamin C and Lipobrite HCA-4 to rejuvenate and brighten, leaving your skin with our signature Skinesis glow. Overnight Facial also helps to calm stressed skin and is naturally fragranced with a soothing pure essential oil blend of jasmine, frangipani, rose and tuberose.
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