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Cult Beauty Products Put To The Test: What Really Works!

Cult Beauty Products Put To The Test: What Really Works!


See our pick of the cult beauty products set to revolutionise your make up routine, from foundation to moisturisers, blending brushes to anti-ageing serum…

Does the never-ending slew of beauty products whizzing past you on magazine pages and supermarket shelves have your head in a spin? Do you have a bathroom cabinet fit to burst with half-used products that you never use, but can’t bear to throw out? Us too.

We teamed up with to get their recommendations for this year’s must-try products, testing only the best for your convenience. The results are in… try our favourites and you’ll soon wonder what you’ve been doing all these years…


Rahua Shampoo’s golden, royal jelly-like appearance feels instantly luxurious. Chemical-free haircare is a great insurance against hair loss, while the ingredients are famed for their ability to nourish and strengthen hair follicles and the scalp. We loved this product as it smoothed and sealed cuticles instantly for amazing shine.
The conditioner feels like a rich, nutty butter that instantly de-tangled hair while washing. Gwyneth Paltrow and Megan Fox are fans, as the brand supports the native tribes who harvest the Rahua nut in the Amazonian rainforest. What’s not to love?BBL001_Beautyblender_MasterProduct
The elliptical shape of celebrity favourite the Beauty Blender sponge allows you to sweep foundation into hard-to-reach areas of the face, making for a completely even complexion. A favourite of the Hollywood glitterati, this bad boy is backstage at every major event. Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Rihanna, Gwyneth, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth and Oprah have given their seal of approval, but it cemented its position as a cult insider essential by bagging the prestigious Allure beauty award.
This is tinted moisturiser 2.0! Perfecting and illuminating your skin without making you look shiny or glittery (in fact, it’s like you’re barely wearing make up at all), this little gem is chock-full of high end anti-ageing ingredients and antioxidants. Armed with a mineral SPF20 and water resistant qualities, it doesn’t shift into smile lines no matter how long you wear it. We love this!
The basis of this product is a technology developed by the US military to treat battlefield burns, called Oxygen Plasma. Once applied, it helps deliver unusually high amounts of oxygen to the area, killing any bacteria and speeding up regeneration.
Relieving irritation and infection upon contact by penetrating skin cells and killing acne bacteria, I’ve found this a useful product for treating spots, pigmentation and the beginnings of wrinkles. Plump and luminous skin, check!
Alpha H Liquid Gold Radiance (formerly called White Gold)
This is the product that made Alpha-H’s name. This potent elixir harnesses the power of Glycolic Acid to gently resurface lack-lustre complexions, targeting hyper-pigmentation and sun damage and killing acne bacteria. Glycolic Acid stimulates collagen production while Niacinamide reduces the appearance of age spots. A wonderful fixer that works magic overnight.

So there you have it – five products you should invest in this year safe in the knowledge that they truly work. We love over here at FashionBite, as it’s one of few places you can get honest opinions about products, beauty advice and do your shopping all in one go. These make-up essentials may have gone under your beauty radar, but soon enough we guarantee you won’t know how you lived without them.

Amy @ FashionBite xx

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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