Monday, 27 April 2020

Cult Beauty Starter Kit Review - Part 2

Another Monday rolls around and I finally feel like blogging. This post has been a long time coming, I posted part 1 of this review at the end of January and have a few months to really enjoy the products and make sure I give them a proper chance so I could report back with accurate opinions. As mentioned before in my initial thoughts I had high hopes for this box so did the Cult Beauty Starter Kit meet my expectations?




Living Proof's Restore Mask Treatment - This was a very welcome product to find in the box, I insist on having turquoise hair so it is forever dry with a lot of breakage. I am a bit lazy with hair masks because I always forget about them until I'm half way through my shower, so I kept this right at the end of the bath to remind me. I did enjoy using it and it did leave my hair feeling nice and silky after each use but I wouldn't say there's a great lasting restorative effect. I think it would make a nice produce to use on the day of a night out to give you a fresh sheen but I don't think I would buy it again. 

The Ordinary's Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA - I've not found this to be a great deal of benefit to me, it leaves my skin feeling nice and refreshed, but as mentioned in the first post it probably isn't made for me, I have no pigmentation to reduce and it didn't have an effect on blemishes or scarring. I've always loved The Ordinary, this just isn't something I need.

Patchology's Flashmasque Hydrate - Like I said before, I was super excited about this one but purely because I love a mask. Of course it didn't disappoint, but was it any better than other masks? I don't think so, and I definitely would not spend £8 on a single face mask unless I was left with the skin of a pre-pubescent child.

Glow Recipe's Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask - This may be my favourite item in the box, I've used this at least a couple of times a week since getting the box and I love how it feels on my skin. I definitely feel like I wake up fresher when I use this and I've learned to like the smell. At first it reminded me of Nair. (Eek!) I think this is the cutest little jar as well, I'd definitely buy this again and think it would make a really nice gift.


NARS The Multiple in Orgasm - I knew I was going to like this as I've had the shade in powder form and I often prefer a cream or liquid blush. I like that I can use just chuck on a couple of swipes then buff it in with a brush. I do think it would be prettier on bare skin or skin with a really sheer base but I'm not at that point with my own skin. It's a great, portable size but still has a lot of product, a firm fav in this box.

Huda's Topaz Obsessions Palette - Probably the product I was most excited about, I can't help it, I love makeup (duh) and I'll never get bored of trying new eyeshadow palettes. I hadn't used anything by Huda Beauty before either and was happily impressed. I don't want to go into too much detail because I'm going to share more in Part 3 about this palette specifically but I love the range of shades, and as much as I don't always enjoy mini palettes I think this one is quite good value for money given the amount of shades and the lack of excess packaging.

Overall, I'm really pleasantly surprised by this box. I never usually buy beauty boxes because I'd rather spend the money on one quality product I know I love. However despite not being absolutely in love with every product I have enjoyed and continued to use each one and my favs make it worth the price tag alone. It's definitely really reasonably priced and I'd be super interested in any boxes released by Cult Beauty in the future.

Given the current situation of the world I'm not in the position to spend any money right now but if anyone has any recommendations of beauty boxes they would recommend I'd love to check them out.


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