It’s been a while since I’ve had a good ol’ fashioned beauty haul, and I’ve been wanting to pick up a few bits and bobs from Cult Beauty, so that’s what I did! I’ve been wanting to try the cult Anastasia Beverly Hills brow range for a while, so I built my little haul around that.
The two Anastasia Beverly Hills I decided to go for are the Brow Powder Duo and the Brow Wiz. I almost went for the Dipbrow Pomade as well as I really love a cream brow product, but I thought I’d start with the above two and see how I get on. The shade I went for is Medium Brown, which is described as best suited to light to medium brown hair with cool/ashy tones. I’m blonde, but I’ve gone for a stronger brow in recent months and whilst it was a toss-up between this and the Taupe shade, I’m glad I went for Medium Brown as it’s absolutely perfect. Brow Wiz is £15.50 and the Brow Powder Duo is £17, both of which I think are pretty decent prices and can be found on the ABH brow page here – link.
The Vamp Stamp is designed to make creating a winged liner – a notoriously tricky task – a much easier experience. It’s available in three sizes (Kitten, Medium and Large) and I went for Kitten. You use it literally like a stamp: cover it with liner, stamp it on the outer corner, then fill in the rest of the liner and join it up with the stamped bit. The jury is still very much out on it – I used it for the first time and it was perfect, but the next few times weren’t good at all, so I think I need to have a bit more of a play before deciding whether to recommend. It’s £22.50 here – link.
I added a couple of bargain bits to my haul – you don’t really think of Cult Beauty as somewhere you get budget/high street products, do you? – but they stock NYX and Spectrum, both of which are great brands that I really like. I thought the NYX Wonder Pencil sounded like a such a great idea – basically a concealer in the style of a pencil, so you can use it to tidy up and and sharpen things like a slightly wonky eyeliner application or a bleeding lipstick. It just sounded really handy so I’m looking forward to making full use. It’s £4.50 here – link. Ever since I received the Fan Brush in the July Glossybox I’ve been using it constantly to apply highlighter, so, knowing that I was planning to get a contour product, I decided to grab the matching Contour Brush too, which is a bargain at £4.99 here – link.
The final product is the Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder which I’ve been wanting to try for ages as I love the idea of a single product for contouring, so I don’t have to crack open an entire palette to use a single powder. I was talking about this on Twitter when my good friend Alex from I Heart Beauty (please do check out her award-winning blog, it really is awesome!) said she had one that she doesn’t use, so she very kindly sent it to me – I was planning to include it in my haul, so I figured I might as well include it in my post. I have the Medium shade which I worried would be too dark, but it’s actually spot-on and really great for contouring as it’s very ashy and brilliantly natural. It’s £35 here – link.
*All purchased by me, other than The Sculpting Powder from Alex