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Monde Shops 5 October 2021

The Cult Classic Beauty Products We’ll Never Give Up

The crème de la crème of makeup and skincare.

One of the pitfalls of having a plethora of makeup choices available to us is that it makes purchasing your next beauty buy, a little overwhelming. But not to worry! Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the cult classics that have rightfully earned and more impressively, maintained their bestselling status in the makeup industry. After all, if a mere foundation or mascara is cultivating an avid and devoted fanbase - it’s bound to be worth every bit of the hype.

Words By Katelyn Kalafatis


If you’re really dedicated to elevating your beauty routine, why not wholeheartedly commit?

These makeup buys are not only considered ‘luxury’ because of their price tag but they’re extremely high quality.

After all, your skin is a long-term investment, and you don’t want to put just anything on your face – especially when it’s a part of your everyday.

A good foundation is hard to find, but Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation is the smooth starting point that is guaranteed to set you up for a fabulous makeup application.

The epitome of a ‘cult classic’, this foundation created by makeup artist Pat McGrath, gives you that lit-from-within glow while looking and feeling weightless on the skin.

Inspired by charmeuse silk, the superior formula of this foundation has remained unchanged for the past 15 years.

And if it’s maintained its cult favourite status for almost two decades now… you know it’s got to be pretty stellar.

Clockwise Left to Right:

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick – Minette, $78.21, Net-A-Porter
Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+, $69, Adore Beauty
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $41, Adore Beauty
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk Original, $49, Charlotte Tilbury
Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara, $45.50, Selfridges
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $105, Adore Beauty


For those who are happy to spend a little more on the everyday, these beauty products are the definition of affordable luxury.

Including products from long standing and well-established cosmetic companies such as MAC, Too Faced and Kevyn Aucoin.

We’re also giving kudos to the newbies of the makeup game with specialised products from the likes of Ultra Violette and Refy.

The key to a flawless makeup application all relies on the very first step. We believe every good base is built on good skin and even better sunscreen. And in this current climate, there isn’t a good reason not to protect your skin from the sun.

Ultra-Violette’s Queen Screen has an innovative, serum like texture that is unlike the traditional face sunscreens you’re accustomed to.

There’s no white cast, no ‘sunscreen’ smell and no sticky, thick feeling.

If you don’t already own this bottle of miracle product – you’re seriously missing out.

Clockwise Left to Right:

Milani Baked Blush, $19.75, Beauty Bay
Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Sun Serum, $47, Adore Beauty
Refy Brow Pencil, $28, ASOS
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara – Rich Pitch Black, $39.63, Net-A-Porter
M.A.C. Cosmetics Lustreglass Lipstick, $30, M.A.C. Cosmetics
Too Faced Born This Way Liquid Foundation, $50, Selfridges


Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to settle for subpar beauty products.

Some of the best buys have a cult following because of their high quality and amazing affordability.

Here at Monde, we don’t believe in a sacrificial self-care routine.

Your everyday makeup products need to be nothing less than great. And so, we’ve curated a category of low-priced staples that are worth every penny.

Beginning with the base to the brows, we believe these products are sure to earn a rightful place in your regular beauty regime.

So, what’s the standout and most must-have product from our low category?

We here at Monde love Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Sky-high Mascara.

Giving your lashes full volume and limitless length, this blackest of black and budget-friendly mascara is not only a product that you want, but it’s the transforming mascara that you and your lashes need.

Clockwise Left to Right:

Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Spf 50 Foundation, $19.75, Beauty Bay
Revolution Superdewy Liquid Blush – Flushing For You, $10, ASOS
Bondi Sands SPF 50+ Fragrance Free Face Sunscreen Lotion, $14.95, Bondi Sands
NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil, $18, Beauty Bay
By Beauty Bay Matte Lipstick, $12.50, Beauty Bay
Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara – Blackest Black, $24.95, Adore Beauty