Call My Dad, I’m in a Cult: Cult Beauty Products I Totally Stand By

cult beauty products worth the cult status
cult beauty products worth the cult status

Being in a cult isn’t always a bad thing.

Makeup and skincare has come a long way in the past few years, and I’m all for it. Gone are the days where you would have to hunt high and low for a colored eyeliner or radiance boosting face mask with good ingredients. But, some products stand above the rest and gain such a massive following that they reach “cult” status. These are the cult beauty products that are worth their cult following.

Call My Dad, I’m in a Cult: Cult Beauty Products I Totally Stand By

cult beauty products worth the cult status

cult beauty products worth the cult status

suntanned minus the sun_

The Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzer is a product that can’t not be mentioned when talking about cult status beauty products. It’s the bronzer that graces many vanities and for good reason since it’s a gorgeous cream bronzing base that works beautifully on its own or underneath a powder bronzer. The only downside to this is that there’s only one shade. If you’re too fair, it will come off Trump orange, and if you’re darker complected then it’ll be too light. Although the price tag is hefty, you get a hefty amount of product so it’s totally worth it in the end.

_ you smell like a million bucks

I’ll admit it. I have a luxury fragrance addiction. Let’s be real. It’s a luxury beauty addiction, and fragrances are definitely up there on the list. I can’t help myself, and it seems like the older I get, the more I [begrudgingly] fork over the money for expensive smells. One of those expensive products is Byredo’s Gypsy WaterI spoke about this a while ago and it’s a unisex scent that leans a little more masculine on me. It’s warmer and more earthy than what I generally go for, and that’s another reason why it’s become one of my favorites that I spritz ever so sparingly because I never want to run out.

drunk in love… with you_

Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial reached cult status probably the second it released, and I can see why. Housed in a gorgeous au courant “millennial” pink (i.e. just pink, really) pump packaging is a 25% AHA and 2% BHA treatment that tingles and burns (in a good way!) and leaves you with smooth, radiant skin. It’s a treatment you only need to do once a week and overtime will help even things up, decongest, and give you healthier and happier skin.

_ maybe she’s born with it; maybe it’s in her genes

Speaking of acids, Sunday Riley Good Genes is another uber popular and uber cult-y product that was one of the first of its kind. I remember hearing about this years ago before lactic acid treatments were a huge well known thing, and I think that’s why it gained such an obsequious following. Even though you don’t necessarily have to shell out the big bucks for an over the counter lactic acid, this one works wonders and is the best one I have tried.

bushy brow don’t care_

I used to be super embarrassed of having bushy brows that would need a good threading every week to maintain them. But, now I’m glad the bushy/natural brow is in because that means less pain for me. Glossier’s Boy Brow has been a lifesaver for me (and others) because it comes with the tiniest wand that helps fluff up the brows and sets them in place. I use the shade black and it adds just the right amount of shade to my brows so they’re more filled in, but don’t look super overdone or sharpie brow-esque and never feel crunchy. (shop Glossier with me and get 20% off your first order)

p.s. if you listen to My Favorite Murder then you totally get the title, and I love you for it.

cult status beauty products worth it

cult status beauty products worth it

What are your fave cult status beauty products? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I love the smell of the Byredo Gypsy Water! I hope to add it to my collection soon :)

    xo, Liz

  • I agree: even in a world like today, where even beauty bloggers feel overwhelmed by the beauty releases, we still rely on cult beauty products, a lot actually, the Soleil Tan de Chanel is definitely one of them for me ( I’m quite pale but, for some reason, it doesn’t look too orange on me)! Lovely post, I love how original your little titles are!

    • I’m so glad it works for you because it’s awesome! And thank you, haha!

  • Kate Cippele

    This title made me laugh out loud! I love it! I cannot believe I haven’t tried the Boy Brow – I really want to order it and one of the Cloud Paints!

    Kate |

    • Hahah thank you, fellow murderino! Girl you need both. They’re so good!

  • Love this post!! I can’t wait to try Boy Brow. I love Good Genese & Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel – I need a new one in fact xx


    • Ahh that’s so amazing. I can’t wait for the day I need a new soleil tan haha. Hopefully I can finish this one up.

  • I am on a major bronzer kick and I am planning to buy Hourglass bronzer and this cult favourite by Chanel. I wasn’t sure if it’ll look good on me though but hey, how bad can it be eh?

  • Gyspy Water has been on my wishlist for so long! I’m investing in the Chanel bronzer soon as well, so this post makes me even more excited x

    Imogen //

  • Saw the title and had to click right away! (Fellow murderino here, haha). I should give the Boy Brow a try…my eyebrows always need help!

    • hahah murderino love!! I love the boy brow! It’s a great everyday product for me :)

  • I’m in love with the title of this post *insert cry laughing emoji here* I keep meaning to stop by the Byredo store but I’m afraid at the damage it will cause my wallet! Gypsy water is definitely at the top of my “must sniff” list since everyone seems to love it so much!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Hehehe thank you! Girl, I bet. I bought Gypsy Water online without even smelling it in store, but I want to smell all their others. It’s going to be v bad for my wallet.

  • haha love the title! I’m very undecided about the boy brow because I feel like I bought the wrong colour. I have the one in black and it makes my brows look pretty dark. I’m going try and get my hands on the clear one as I feel like that’ll be better suited for me. Apart from that, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the Sunday Riley Good Genes, it always gets such mixed reviews that I’m confused.

    Lavanya | Elle Files

    • Thank you ;p. I hope the clear works better for you! I think good genes is really good for skin texture, but if you use a lot of other acids then you might not get amazing results like someone who doesn’t use other acids might.

  • Bernadette

    I’ve always wanted to try that chanel solei de tan, it looks gorgeous and I hear it lasts forever.

    • It definitely lasts forever. I’ve had mine for so long, and it’s still going strong

  • Ok, I’m making it a goal to purchase that Chanel bronzer. It’s been on my wishlist for the longest time!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Love your creative title! Also love your cult product choices!

    Jessica || Of Purity and Simplicity

  • Need Boy Brow and the Drunk Elephant Baby Facial, it upsets me that both are impossible to get ahold of in the UK, no fair! Gorgeous post Nida, thank you for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Thanks for reading, Kiran! Hopefully both brands are more accessible in the UK soon

  • clare⭐

    Love that title! The Chanel bronzer has been on my radar forever :)

  • Amy

    Haha the title of this post is brilliant. I love Good Genes, when I first reviewed it it wasn’t doing anything groundbreaking for my skin but since having a few issues with pigmentation and texture, I swear by it! I’m happily in the cult of Sunday Riley <3

    Amy –

    • Hehe thanks! Yes! I didn’t see amazing results until I used it to get rid of skin texture.

  • iheartcosmetics

    The only one I’ve tried is the Chanel bronzer which I absolutely love, I’ve been using it for years and really it’s sort of like the first cream contour thing I ever used, without knowing that’s what it was haha! xoxo Sarah from Iheartcosmetics xx

  • Rosy Ferry

    I love the title of this post, it made me chuckle. I also love the Chanel bronzer, it’s a firm favourite :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  • Haha love the title of this post!! Big fan of Cult Beauty too… great picks!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • I love the title, haha! I’ve heard so many amazing things about Byredo perfumes!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx, Kris

  • The Sunday Mode

    The My Fav Murder title reference? That’s pretty damn awesome! I’ve always wanted to try the Good Genes but Sunday Riley is so damn expensive!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • I truly want to try the Glossier Boy Brow; also extremely curious about Drunk Elephant! I recently bought one of their travel kits. Hopefully their products do wonders to my skin x

  • I’m 100% with you on Byredo fragrances. I’ve got Baudelaire and it’s SO beautiful and I absolutely love how it smells on my skin. And I also totally agree about Good Genes as well. There are definitely other options out there and not everyone can afford something like GG, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s a great product that works really well and does what it promises. Sometimes it’s nice to use something that’s luxurious even if there are cheaper options out there, they don’t come with that luxury feeling.