Monday 29 December 2014

2014 Beauty Favourites.

So it's that time of the year - when all the bloggers/youtubers round up there yearly favourites and compile it into one massive video/post. 
I'll apologise now as this is going to be a rather lengthy one - but I've split it up into sections depending on what I'm talking about.
2014's not been the best year for me granted, but I'm holding out for 2015. I've got alot planned for 2015 so I'm hoping it's going to be a belter. 
As far as makeup and beauty goes, it's been a rather exciting year - so join me in celebrating my 2014 favourites.
(I'm just going to list my favourites as it'd take me hours to talk about all the products too).


I've gone through an awful lot of makeup this year - 2014 was the year that I really started adding to my collection and began my blog so naturally, my love for makeup grew...along with the amount I started to buy.
My makeup favourites include;

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Sculpting Kit
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Maybelline Better Skin Concealer
Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer
Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 03
MAC Lipstick in Patisserie
MAC Lipstick in Rebel
MAC Lipstick in Spirit
Loreal True Match Foundation
Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer
Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer
Max Factor Face Finity All Day Primer
No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter
The Body Shop Instablur Primer
Loreal Lumi Magique Foundation
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara Waterproof
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba
MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork
Soap & Glory Glow All Out Highlighter
GOSH Velvet Touch Lipliner in Nougat Crisp
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
NYX Blush in Taupe
NYX Blush in Angel
Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder


Again, 2014 has been the year where I've really gotten my skincare routine on track and actually compiled a good handful of products that work well for my skin type.
My Skincare favourites include;

The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream
Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser
Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Mask
Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream
Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Eye Cream
The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Shower Gel
Boots Botanics Facial Oil
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
Co Lab Dry Shampoo (not skincare but didn't fit anywhere else)
Simple Moisturising Facial Wash
Super Facialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Clay Mask
Origins Super Spot Remover
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
Simple Deep Cleaning Face Mask
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream


I've lost count of how many times I've painted and re-painted my nails this year - and they're a complete state after all of it. However, there's only been a few that I've gone back to time and time again.
My Nail favourites include;

Essie Truth or Flare
Essie Wicked
Essie Sand Tropez
Superdrug Nourishing Nail Polish Remover
Maybelline Super Stay in Nude Rose
Barry M Gelly in Almond
Seche Vite Top Coat


Not only did I start building on my makeup collection this year but I also started building on my brush collection. Real Techniques have been my favourites by far but others have also sneaked their way in there.
My Tools Favourites include;

Real Techniques Contour Brush
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Face Brush
Jessup Flat Top Kabuki Brush
Real Techniques Duo-Fiber contour Brush
Real Techniques Brow Brush
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush
Cotton Buds
Bobby Pins
Eyelash Curlers

I hope all of you have a truly fabulous New Year and ring it in with style and sass. 
I'll be at a house party, spending it with my closest friends and losing badly at Beer Pong.

Happy New Year from The Beauty Ideal.



  1. I've found love in Essie nail varnishes this year :D

    Alice x

  2. So many products! I really want to try the Mac Paint Pots x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

    1. they're amazing for keeping eyeshadows in place! xo

  3. So many products! Great favourites!


  4. So much great make up! Love your blog xx


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