The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer
The first of the four awesome products I picked up from Cult Beauty was one of my all-time favourites. I am of course talking about The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer. Unsurprisingly this is not the first time the silicone primer from The Ordinary has been mentioned on my blog. I did a whole stand-alone blog post on the product a little while back where I confessed my love for it. The product is just a really great affordable smoothing primer. For £3.90 I happily ordered myself another two tubes because this stuff works super well with my skin.
The primer makes my skin so smooth and creates the perfect base for my foundation. It’s not greasy in the slightest, it increases the wear time of my base makeup and it just makes my whole makeup apply better and look better. It really is a fantastic bargain product that I just cannot get enough of.
The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation
After the success of trying The Ordinary’s High-Adherence Silicone Primer, I decided to give some other products from the brand a try. So the second of the four awesome products I picked up from Cult Beauty was The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation. Now first things first, I picked this foundation up in the shade 1.0 N which is the palest shade they do and it is neutral toned. Now I have pretty pink toned skin and the brand do a pink toned version of their shade. However, I did a bit of research and discovered that pink toned version was oddly on the darker side compared to the neutral toned version. And oh boy am I glad I picked up the colour I did.
Why? Well although initially, the shade is a little on the pale side for me, it oxidises and ends up looking darker. Once this happens it matches my skin pretty well. In terms of the actual foundation, it is very lightweight and provides light coverage. It is great for every day and at £5.70 it is a great cheap light coverage foundation.
The Ordinary Colours Coverage Foundation
The third of the four awesome products I picked up from Cult Beauty was The Ordinary Colours Coverage Foundation. Unlike the previous foundation I mentioned, this provides the skin with full coverage. I picked this foundation up again in the shade 1.0 N after doing my research. However, despite me getting the same named shade in both foundation formulas, they aren’t the same colour. Both are pale but the Coverage Foundation is a lot more yellow toned in comparison to the serum formula. Luckily though, I can still get away with the shade.
Much like the serum foundation, the cheap full coverage foundation oxidises in the same way. But because I opted for a lighter shade for my skin, the oxidising makes it compatible with my skin tone. I do however wish it was a little less yellowy but I guess you can’t have it all. The foundation provides really good coverage and makes my skin look amazing, especially super close up. It doesn’t last amazingly but for less than £6 I can’t really complain too much because it ticks so many other boxes for me.
NYX Blush in Taupe
The fourth and final of the four awesome products I picked up from Cult Beauty was the NYX Blush in Taupe. For a while now I’ve been using the shade Frisk from the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette for contouring. Now I know for many this shade isn’t exactly the ideal contour shade. However, with being quite pale the colour works well for me. It is super pale and allows me to achieve a really natural contour. Plus it is cool toned and doesn’t look muddy on my skin like a lot of bronzers.
That being said I recently hit pan and this shade isn’t available to purchase on its own. I could have simply purchased another Basics 2 palette but in all honesty, it is the only shade I’ve hit pan on so it would be a waste. Not only that, I thought I’d see if I could find something a little more purse friendly. So after doing a bit of online research, I found a lot of cool toned fair skinned people swore by the NYX Blush in Taupe. So I decided to give the pale skin friendly contour product a try. Now I am going to do a whole in-depth post on the blush giving my thorough thoughts but for now, I will say that I do really like the product. It isn’t absolutely perfect but it is something I’ve been reaching for ever since I got it. At just £6 this is definitely a product I recommend looking into if you are a pale guy or gal.
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