Cult Beauty has invited me to share with you my Cult product of the Year and for me, this really was a no brainer. Cult Beauty offers some of the most sought after, niche beauty products and brands on the market from Iconic US beauty brand Anastasia Beverly hills right through to home grown Charlotte Tilbury and I am about to tell you about the products that rock my world as well as hyped products that I have been itching to try.



Over the last year, By Terry have impacted my every day make up look in ways I could never imagine. Never did I think I could achieve a dewy glow, without looking oily. Never did I think I could nourish, protect and hydrate my lips whilst still looking presentable and yet here I am tell you about two products which do exactly that.


By Terry Baume de Rose

The ultra rich Parisian lip balm from By Terry is an Icon in its own right. The saying goes, you always remember where you were when you first tried Baume de rose and it is absolutely correct.

I packed my pot on a flight to Las Vegas this time last year. It had sat in my beauty drawer untouched for a few weeks, too scared to dip into the beautiful pale pink balm so as not to spoil its perfection. But I was going to need serious help, indulgence, relaxation and most importantly, hydration on my 10 hour flight to Vegas. In fact, thinking about it, both of these products are my saviours when it comes to looking good with and without make-up. Thanks By Terry.

But Baume de rose is not just for your lips and can also be used on your cuticles and dry skin thanks to its healing properties and high levels of vitamin E. It is a beauty bag essential.

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By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum - "Sunny Flash"

This product has featured across all my channels from Youtube to snapchat hundreds of times over the last year. My make up isn't quite the same without it and where there may be dupes available, none come close to Cellularose.

This is the ultimate complexion Pick Me Up infused with light reflecting pearl pigment that evens your skin tone whilst shade "Sunny Flash" provides a golden Summer glow to your face.

From the Beach to 5000ft above the alps this Serum has travelled the world with me and given me the ability to fly bare faced, lay by the pool in confidence and take care of my skin in the process. This serum might look like make-up but it is in actual fact, skincare meaning whilst you feel confident in how you look, you won't ever have to worry about clogged pores or drying out your skin. Cellularose has it all!


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We all have our own Cult beauty favourites and some have more hype than others. I personally love trying out the products that others rave about too. Along with my Products of the year I decided to finally try out some of the other incredible products available on Cult Beauty.


Kevin Aucoin Celestial Powder "Sunlight"

If you hadn't noticed, I'm all about that glow! I love a bright and bronzed complexion whilst still remaining light and natural. The Kevin Aucoin Celestial powder is my go to product to cheat an ethereal glow. I chose shade "Sunlight" because I liked the idea of its dual use as an all over bronzing powder when lightly dusted over the face. But the celestial powder is also a gorgeous highlight to reflect light off the highest points of your face with the tone of freshly sunkissed skin.

The powder itself is so finely milled that it blends to perfection as if it were melting into the skin. Light weight and compact it can be thrown into the most modest of make-up bags and still make a huge impact.


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T3 Featherweight compact hairdrier

T3 haircare is everywhere at the moment and my interest has only gotten greater and greater. Whilst I was in need of a light weight travel hairdryer, this was also my chance to find out what the hype was all about.

Packed neatly into my carry on luggage my T3 travelled with ease and on arrival provided my thick unruly hair with a gentle yet efficient blast dry which had my hair ready for styling in minutes. Never again will I suffer the agony of Hotel room hairdryers again.


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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat "Pillow Talk"

Who hasn't tried this lip liner? Only me then? I thought so. In fact I had never tried any of CT's lip cheats before and having heard about them from just about every Influencer across the world, it was about time to try this cult favourite.

The texture, consistency is beautiful. It's got staying power and great pigmentation but I don't think Pillow Talk is the colour for me, it looks like I'll be making another order very soon!


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When you find something that works for you, you stick with it and that is why my product of the year has to be the ByTerry Cellularose Brightening Lumi-Serum in shade Sunny flash. I've spent a small fortune on that product, both replacing it and trying to find a more affordable dupe but all are incomparable. It is absolutely beautiful and a staple in my every day make-up bag.


What's your Cult Product of the Year? Stock up on your classic favourites or discover future new ones with my code CBXLYDIA for free shipping on all orders over £20 on Cult Beaty. Expires 24th December 2016 midnight GMT.

This post is in Sponsored collaboration with Cult Beauty.


  1. Frances Kayleigh 13th December 2016 / 12:42 pm

    One day soon I’m going to get that ByTerry Cellualrose I just have to find out if it works for me as well as it does for you! I just knew this was going to be full of ByTerry before I even clicked on it, wouldn’t expect anything less from you! Xx

    • Mila 14th December 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Omg so true!! haha. Lydia always raves about byTerry in her blogs and on here and that is why I actually already placed an order on CultBeauty last week ???????? if only I waited a little bit for the promo code ahah xx

      x M

  2. Eva 13th December 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I really must try the byterry baume de rose! I’m always looking for an amazing lip balm, I just don’t know if I can justify the price for the fact it’s a lip balm! I’m in major ‘treat yo’ self’ mode at the moment though so I think I may just take the plunge!

  3. Sophie Hewett 13th December 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Love this post! I am now desperate to extend my Christmas wish list just a little further… xx

  4. Adele 13th December 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I’m definitely going to pick up the brightening CC serum when I’m at duty free in January, been dying to try it ever since I’ve seen it in your videos.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  5. La Bijoux Bella | by mia 13th December 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I really love the Baume de Rose. They are so essential to the Winter lips. A fabulous selection of items. I love and want them all! 🙂
    Merci for sharing and Merry Christmas Mademoiselle Lydia. 🙂

    ?LA BIJOUX BELLA? | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  6. Hanna 13th December 2016 / 2:51 pm

    I must try these products because I’ve seen how good you look with these here at your blog and also in your videos (which by the way I love so much). This might be a bit random but I haven’t saw you using your Saint Laurent College bag (obviously that’s not mean that you are not wearing it) but just wondering that if you are not use it and are willing to sell it, I would absolutely buy it. I’ve been searching the medium size with golden hardwear but couldn’t find it anywhere. Please at least keep me in mind 😉

  7. Andrea 13th December 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Hmmm, I’ve only seen terrible reviews of the Cellularose product, I’m very sceptical about spending £60 in it! Has anyone tried the lightest shade?

  8. sasa 13th December 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Awesome! I would love to try everything, Lydia:P

    Shall We Sasa

  9. Amanda 13th December 2016 / 7:51 pm

    “Never again will I suffer the agony of Hotel room hairdryers again.” — I don’t know about you but my hair ALWAYS gets caught in hotel dryers!! And it takes so long to dry fully that I give up., so half my hair is straight, the rest is damp and wavy. haha. I would love to try the Baume de Rose someday. Lovely post, beautiful photos.

  10. Stasja 13th December 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I really want to try that CC serum, it makes your skin look amazing in every video (although you have such lovely skin anyway) but it’s so expensive! Might be one to add to my Christmas wishlist. 🙂

  11. Aline 13th December 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Those pictures are incredible. Currently I am obsessed with Olaplex but I also want to try by try the brightening serum 🙂

  12. Kayle 13th December 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I finally got my hands on the byTerry Cellularose and oh my gosh! It is by far my new favorite and when I first used it my husband asked if I did something new to my skin and what’s that smell? He loved it too! Haha now I think I have to try the Baum de rose ??

  13. Liz 13th December 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Lydia, you need to try Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude!!

  14. Sigute 14th December 2016 / 2:00 am

    The ByTerry face cream sounds like a dream! Glowy skin without the makeup?! Amazing.. will have to add it to my Xmas wish list now!! Xx

  15. sallida 14th December 2016 / 7:56 am

    cool post! i like the sunlight celestial powder!, since i am living in Europe, I have the pale look, and I need an extra help to do my makeup so every bronze, sunlight I can get is always welcome!

    thanks for sharing!

  16. Adriana 14th December 2016 / 10:13 am

    I just need to try that By Terry Serum ASAP! It’s on my wishlist since you talked about it for the first time!

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  17. Lara 14th December 2016 / 5:10 pm

    kevin aucoin anything, amazing products!!

  18. Ulpiano 15th December 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Might be a good Christmas gift for the wifey!

  19. Kristina Maggiora 16th December 2016 / 11:50 pm

    How have I not tried anything by ByTerry is just beyond me. Bad beauty blogger here! Thanks for giving me that last push I needed 😉

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  20. Isabella 20th December 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Stunning Lydia!

    You have actually inspired me (in particular within your collaboration video a while back) to invest in some ‘Click-Sticks’.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and passions with us all, xx

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