Cult Beauty Review and Why I Love It

10 March, 2022 / words by Melissa Holdbrook-Akposoe

Image by @Stnlens


In partnership with Cult Beauty

Use my code CBMELISSA to get 22% off £50/€60 on Cult Beauty until Thursday 17th March!

One thing about me is that I want to get all my beauty bits from the same place and I want to receive them the day after I order them – call it impatience, call it whatever you want, but there’s nothing more I hate than having to go to shop A for eyeliner, B for foundation and shop C for whatever else it is that I need. This is why I am completely enamored by Cult Beauty. They fulfil my every need when it comes to acquiring my highly valued items for my everyday soft glam makeup look!

You know me, I am VERY specific about the products I use to do my makeup! Down to my NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation, NARS Creamy Concealer, and my lip combo (which requires a few too many products), there are some products you’ll never see me without. I’ve perfected my soft glam look over the years and has been my go-to website since they stock all of the items I use – they’re definitely my one-stop shop! Links to the products I use every day and in this look are in the article:

Shop Mel’s Prep Products

Firstly let’s get into prep because how you prep really determines how well your make up will sit, as well as how long it’ll last. I start with an extremely clean face thanks to the Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser which I absolutely SWEAR BY! It’s perfect for those with sensitive skin too and really gives a deep clean. Of course I moisturise with my all time favourite Augustinus Bader The Cream as it creates a really dewy base for my foundation to stick to.


Shop Mel’s Base

Speaking of foundation, you guys know that I’ve been extremely loyal to my NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation! It has a medium to full coverage and it’s quite buildable which is a plus, so you can use it for cute subtle daytime looks or full coverage nighttime glam. It gives off somewhat of a velvety finish which makes my skin looks so healthy (always the goal).


Shop Mel’s Finishing Touches

And of course, I can’t go anywhere without setting spray! I really like this Morphe Continuous Setting Mist as it’s amazing at keeping all of my makeup intact for the whole day! It’s definitely one to check out.

Don’t forget to use my code CBMELISSA to get 22% off £50/€60 on Cult Beauty until Thursday 17th March. Happy Shopping!

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Melissa Holdbrook-Akposoe


Conceptualised by Melissa Holdbrook - Akposoe, It’s A Lifestyle Hun is a one-stop-shop for expert recommendations and lifestyle lessons for the modern cosmopolitan. “I wanted to create an informative platform where myself and other experts in their fields are able to share and educate others on how to curate the perfect elevated lifestyle.”

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