Cult Beauty Buys

Well what have we here? Just two of the most discussed items on beauty blogs and vlogs, some might even call them cult. See what I did there omg I am so clever. I've put them through their paces over the last month or so. One's got a massive seal of approval, the other is still pending. Read on for the final verdicts...

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette-Now this was a bit of an impulse buy when I got my brows done last month. If it's good enough for Anna et. al, then it's good enough for me right? Well the jury's still out on this one. There's nothing wrong with the product per se, in fact if done right it looks rather amazing on. I just found this to be a tad more time consuming than say DipBrow or the Hourglass Arch Brow. Oh and it's not waterproof like the Pomade. I'm not sure with this. I like it, but I don't love it...yet.

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium-This was out of stock for an age on Cult Beauty so when I saw it was around I 1) fist-pumped for days** and 2) immediately added it to my basket and never looked back. Oh em gee, this is cheekbones in a pan. Pale ladies who just look muddy/orange with bronzer as a contour, this is your new best friend. This muted brown (taupe even) flatters paler complexions and looks so natural, just like a shadow would hitting your face. It also helps you fake a bit of a cheekbone appearance if you've got more of a moon face like me and it looks so darn subtle. Believe the hype ladies, believe the hype.

-Have you tried these products before?

*I hope you're all having fabulous weeks. What have I been up to? Lots of reading and working out the finer details of assignments. I have three due next week so it's not exactly a fun time right now. In between that fun, or lack thereof, I got to hang with Nina on Monday. We went on a little Ponsonby adventure which was fun. There was talk of cats, beauty and fashion aka the best conversation topics. Oh and I've been listening to Brooke Fraser's new song Kings & Queens on repeat. Get amongst it. x

**Not really. I am never that dramatic. Although I have been known to shriek over stunning makeup so...


  1. So glad to hear you got on with Kevyn Aucoin's Sculpting Powder - so far the only bloggers I've seen comment on it have been more medium skin tones, and as Pasty Mc Pasty-ton, I am chuffed to hear it is great for paler peeps too!

  2. Haha love that description there Anna. I can relate with you! Apparently a true contour should have a grey hue to it in order to mimic natural shadows best so this one is perfect. Highly recommend it x

  3. I totally agree on both opinions: Brow Whiz is great for mimicking brow hairs and all, but it is for a fact time consuming and not a great match on early mornings. I much prefer the Hourglass Arch Brow, so much quicker and good looking as well. The Sculpting Powder however is a true obsession of mine. It creates cheekbones you never knew you had, great stuff. Cultbeauty never disappoints ;)

    X Alice

  4. Absolutely! If you've got shaky hands too it can be a bit of a disaster as well. You can't beat some Cult Beauty goodness that's for sure.

  5. Love CultBeauty! I'm a big fan of the Sculpting Powder and I'm desperate to try the Brow Wiz.. Or shouldn't I be?

  6. It's so so good right!? Definitely give it a go but maybe try the Soap & Glory Archery first if you're a bit unsure. I personally prefer Dipbrow to Brow Wiz but to be honest I think the Brow Wiz I have is a little too dark for me which is why I'm not so sure about it x