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Cult Beauty Haul Review
I used to buy make up every week, but I'm at a point where I have a lot of products that are three years old and still only half used (disgusting, I know.) And then for a while I lost interest in make up and didn't really want to wear it, but I need to wear it because, well, genetics. I begrudge buying products like Beauty Blenders and eyebrow pencils, y'know, like the stuff you actually need and use daily? I only get joy from buying things I just want because they're new or they're pretty, so I put off repurchasing for as long as possible. 

I've needed a new Beauty Blender for a long time, I don't even want to know how old mine was before this haul, it didn't even 'work,' anymore, so I gave it to my dog. So I had to re-purchase one of those because I really do believe they are worth the price tag- ever since I bought my first one I haven't used anything else to apply foundation or concealer. I really wanted to get the black coloured version or the nude, but I'm scared that they'll somehow not work the same as the original. So if you've tried them compared to the original, do let me know for next time!

My second re-purchase was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, I had to re-purchase this not only because my old one was completely empty, but it was the wrong shade since I now have jet black hair. I purchased the shade Granite this time around and it's the perfect match, it's not so black it looks like Sharpie, but it's cool toned and more grey toned than brown/red like the Ebony shade I was using prior to this haul. Brow Wiz is my favourite brow product ever, I also use the ABH Brow Pomade in Granite, it just depends how I'm feeling and how much time I have - I also tend to wear heavy, dark eye make up, so I need my brows to look a little more soft and natural. 

I've been using the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day setting spray as well as the Urban Decay De-Slick for the past year, but my skin has suddenly become quite oily and shiny so to be honest I don't think either of these sprays were doing anything for my make up. So I decided to try something completely new (and much cheaper,) behold, the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray. Let me tell you, this is the best setting spray I have ever tried, and funnily enough also the cheapest! I am absolutely loving this stuff already, I am so impressed and I'll definitely be buying a back up bottle! 

Next I present to you the most over priced bronzer on the market, say hello to the newly released BECCA Sunlit Bronzer. This was £32, which is really steep and probably not worth it, I admit. The embossing on the powder drew me into this, I love how it looks like waves/sand and I loved the shade names, it was giving me serious tropical glam vibes, and I'm all about that. I picked up the second darkest shade, 'Capri Coast.' I adore the formulation and quality of the BECCA highlighters I own, so if they were anything to go by, this had to be a gorgeous bronzer, and it is. Even the packaging has been amped up for this newbie and they've made the lid golden. Is it worth the price tag? No. You're definitely paying for the brand name. But I'm a boujee bitch, so...

I was about to buy the RCMA powder, because I'd heard it was good for oily skin, but then I came across this new release from Urban Decay, and once I saw the packaging I was sold. I mean, even the name makes It sound amazing, The Velvetizer. This is marketed as a 'translucent mix in medium' for foundation, but I cannot be bothered with mixing products and making a mess, so I just use this as you would your normal setting powder. And, it works like magic. I'm going to do a whole other post reviewing this product because it's totally worthy of its own post. But until then, just know that it's amazing. 

I've saved the best until last, I got my paws on the new Jouer Skinny Dip Ultra Foil Eyeshadow Palette from the new Skinny Dip collection. Again, I've got a whole other post planned for this baby because I'm in love with it, so it's worthy of its own post, with amazing swatches, watch this space. I really wasn't interested in this until I saw swatches, I was totally blown away at the pigment and intensity of the glittery shades, and I'll actually use all of them which is a huge bonus. Again, the packaging on this Is gorgeous, it's embossed and holographic and I cannot bring myself to throw the box away- another one for the hoarding drawer! This is my first product from Jouer, so my first impressions are very positive. That justifies treating myself to the Skinny Dip Highlighter on payday right? Right.

Cult Beauty threw in a free sample of the Laura Geller Spackle Primer because I spent over £100, again, I've heard really good things about this so I'm excited to give it a shot. 


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