Narrowing down my favourite beauty finds from what - lets be honest, is a hoarders paradise of different products may seem like daunting task, but it actually became incredibly simple when I started to think about the products I couldn't go a day without. Cult beauty, a site which I find myself browsing more frequently than ASOS these days (and that's saying something), invited me to share five of my favourite cult products to find my ultimate must have of the year, and I've got the cream of the beauty crop here for you today!
First impressions of the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel always seem to be somewhere along the lines of 'what's so special about it?' and while I could probably give you a list about as long as my arm detailing why its just that good, the reason I know it's is always going to be the cleanser for me is that I never fail to come back to it. No matter how many different skincare products I try there isn't one that I've repurchased as many times as this despite how long it actually takes me to use up a bottle, even with daily use. One pump per cleanse is seriously enough!
Whenever my skin isn't looking it's best, if I feel like things are getting a little dull, or I just need a quick boost of moisture I reach for this rose scented cleanser. It's so light and gentle but really goes a long way towards brightening up and refreshing the surface of your skin. The gel is hydrating but not thick, although it's rich enough to massage in like there's no tomorrow when you're cleansing and it's make up removing abilities are unparalleled and takes off mascara like no other.
Natural skin care lovers will be please to know this is an all natural product that uses pumpkin enzymes and Vitamin A to resurface dead cells from the skins surface in a thorough but gentle way making it perfect for sensitive skin too, leaving all skin types soft, hydrating and ready for the next step of your routine.
Another skincare hero that has been a staple in my routine is the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. Sunday Riley never fail to impress me with their products - I love absolutely everything they put their name to. This bright blue, retinol based oil may just be the best of the bunch though and one of those rare skincare finds that I get almost instant results with after just one night's use.
Dehydration, dullness, breakouts and redness are just a handful of the problems Luna seems to fix for me, making it the ultimate pick me up. With consistent use too I've noticed just how much clearer, brighter and plumped my skin has become over time just by adding a few drops into my evening routine.
I don't often fall in love with Limited Edition launches for fear of never being able to get my hands on them again, but when Becca teamed up with Jaclyn Hill to create the Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop I knew it was going to be good. So good in fact, that it's now part of the permanent collection - everyone breathe a sigh of relief!
Everything I loved about the super smooth, highly pigmented formula of the Shimmering Skin Perfector range, combined with the richest shade of warm, champagne peach made for an instant favourite in the highlighting department with all other contenders forgotten for good.
I think it's safe to say 2016 has well and truly been the year of liquid lipsticks and there's no doubt that I am firmly on that bandwagon. Long lasting, matte colour that's easy to apply and never smudges - a.k.a a bold lip lovers idea of heaven, my liquid lip collection nearly outweighs my now 'old fashioned' stash OG lipsticks.
The Huda Beauty Matte Lips in Bombshell is my favourite for an everyday neutral. Who'd have thought I'd be here professing my love for a nude lip over a red one - but it's happening. I'm officially a convert and I think this shade has had something to do with it. It's one of those highly coveted 'your lips but better' colours with just the right hint of pink to be incredibly flattering to fairer skin tones and now remains a constant in the bottom of my handbag thanks to its awesome staying powder.
One of the most exciting beauty moments this year for me came in the form of Ouai hair care. From the sleek minimal packaging to the simple range of products I was all over this launch when it hit the site. Everything I've tried just works so well but my favourite discovery to date has been the Hair Oil.
My hair hasn't been in the best shape recently. The blonder I've gotten the more moisture it's been craving and an oil has been an absolute must when it comes to styling. Most days I just run a pump of this through the ends and go. It smells dreamy, is light enough not to weigh down fine hair texture and keeps any brittle ends super soft and manageable.
Five amazing products that I couldn't be without. I really do reach for these every single day and choosing just one for my Cult Product of the Year seems like an impossible task, but when it comes down to it, the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel has to be one of the greatest and most loved beauty products ever. We all know I love a good bit of skincare!
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