The Team’s Top Picks At Cult Beauty
The Team’s Top Picks At Cult Beauty

The Team’s Top Picks At Cult Beauty

Cult Beauty is one of the best places to discover the latest and greatest launches. Here, the team share their favourite picks on site right now – from Becky’s must-try bodycare to Adeola’s cult make-up buy…

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Michaella Bolder Celebrity Facialist, Skincare Expert & SL Beauty Contributor

The Hello Sunday SPF50 Serum is one of my favourite high-protection products – and it comes with a dewy finish to boot. The texture and consistency are unmatched – making it a staple in both my personal and professional kits. Another go-to is the Drunk Elephant Marula Luxury Facial Oil, which I’ve kept by my bedside table since opening it. I love its rich consistency and use it to massage my face at night-time using my hands or a gua sha before I go to sleep. Finally, if you’re after a new fragrance, Sana Jardin’s Sandalwood Temple Eau Du Parfum scent is heaven in a bottle. 

The One That’s A Serum, £22 | Hello Sunday
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, £34 | Drunk Elephant 
Sandalwood Temple Eau De Parfum, £95 | Sana Jardin



Georgia Day, Journalist & SL Beauty Columnist

Clay masks usually make my skin feel a bit tight and dry but this Purifying Blue Clay Mask from Scarlett Johansson's new line, The Outset, is a revelation. It draws out impurities and unclogs pores, making it perfect for sweaty summer skin. I also love the Fable & Mane HoliRoots Strengthening Oil so much – it’s hands down the best treatment oil I've found and delivers noticeable softness and shine. Finally, I like every formulation I've tried from Monika Blunder’s range. This creamy Lipstick Crayon combines comfort with hydration and it has an excellent colour payoff. 

Purifying Blue Clay Mask, £46 | The Outset
Holiroots Pre-Wash Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil, £44 | Fable & Mane
Kissen Lush Lipstick Crayon, £28 | Monika Blunder Beauty




Rafeeka Khan, Skincare & Beauty Expert & SL Contributor

Recently, I’ve been reaching for the Clé De Peau Cream Veil a lot – I’m obsessed with how dewy and hydrated it leaves my skin. The formulation contains glycerine, which pulls in moisture and gives skin the most beautiful radiance. It also doesn’t settle into my smile lines which is a big bonus for me. Another favourite is the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat pencil – it’s absolutely one of my desert-island products. Finally, Coola’s Makeup Setting Spray contains SPF30 and has changed the way I reapply SPF over make-up.

Makeup Setting Spray, £39 | COOLA
Correcting Cream Veil, £55 | Cle de Peau
Lip Cheat, £20 | Charlotte Tilbury

Zoë Taylor, Make-Up Artist & SL Beauty Contributor

The Elemis Naked Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm is one of my favourite products of all time. I use it on myself and always have it in my kit. It works on all skin types and, while it feels luxurious, it has zero fragrance, so there’s zero chance of anyone reacting badly to it. The Vieve Soul Shadow Palettes are another must-have – I love them all but I think the ‘Terra’ shade has to be my favourite. Use them to add a wash of colour all over the lid or build things up through the socket for more drama. They never go patchy and are simple to apply. 

Pro-Collagen Naked Cleansing Balm, £56 | Elemis
Soul Shadow in Terra, £29 | Vieve


Adeola Gboyega, Pro Make-Up Artist & SL Contributor

The Ouai St Barts Scalp & Body Scrub is such a joy to use and I buy it on repeat. I’m a massive fan of body scrubs and I love that this formula contains physical exfoliants such as sugar and coconut powder. Elsewhere, I love Shani Darden’s products. She’s the facialist behind some of Hollywood’s clearest, most radiant complexions – think Kelly Rowland and Jessica Alba. Her Retinol Reform Serum is super gentle on the skin, and minimises the risk of irritation commonly associated with retinol. Finally, the Pat McGrath Labs Foundation has to be one of my favourite formulas of all time. It gives you a flawless complexion and feels so weightless on the skin. It comes in 36 flattering shades, so it’s suitable for all skin tones.

St Barts Scalp & Body Scrub, £16 | Ouai
Retinol Reform Serum, £27 | Shani Darden
Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation, £61 | Pat McGrath Labs

Sapna Rao, Junior Fashion & Beauty Writer

The Vieve Skin Nova is one of my summer make-up must-haves. It delivers that lit-from-within glow underneath make-up but also adds some serious hydration. On holiday, I’ll apply this and a little concealer and I’m good to go. To add to this more natural look, a liquid or cream blusher is a no-brainer and this Suqqu one ticks every box. It contains just the right amount of shimmer and the shade is so flattering. Finally, this fragrance is one of my forever favourites – you really can’t go wrong with Le Labo’s Santal 33 if you like a bit of a musky, masculine edge.

Skin Nova, £27 | Vieve
Shimmer Liquid Blush, £26 | Suqqu

Santal 33, From £60 | Le Labo

Rebecca Hull, Senior Beauty Editor

The scent of this new Caudalie Body Elixir had me at hello. Designed for use on the body and hair, it's full of skin-quenching oils that feel so hydrating. The formula absorbs fast and softens skin at speed to get rid of scaly, dry patches. Despite being a beauty editor for years, I've only just started to use Hourglass's Ambient Lighting Palettes and I can see why there's so much hype. Last but not least, I’ve been loving this Nature Lab Scalp Rinse recently. You apply it to damp or dry hair, massaging it in before shampooing it out and it works to rebalance your pH levels, while removing unwanted build-up on your scalp. The more I use it, the fuller my hair looks and feels.

Soleil Des Vignes Oil Elixir, £20 | Caudalie
Ambient Lighting Palette, £64 | Hourglass
Tokyo Perfect Clean Scalp Rinse, £19 | NatureLab

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