Tuesday 6 January 2015

Top 5 of the Moment.

This is probably one of my favourite posts to write - see my previous one here - because it makes me realise what products I actually have been loving and what products need loving more. 
As you've probably deduced from my latest post here, I recently purchased the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. Yes, ok, I've not had it for that long but it has become my true love of all the bases I currently own. It's a medium, buildable coverage that gives a light, dewy glow to the skin. This stuff doesn't come cheap but I'd say it's definitely worth the splurge.
Another high end favourite of late has been my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. The only days I don't use this is the days I decide to wear winged eyeliner - which isn't often. This is literally my go-to everyday palette. A bit of Naked 2 all over the lid and under the lower lash line and Faint blended softly into the crease and outer corner. The perfect eye look for everyday. Venus also makes a mint brow and inner corner highlight.
My primer of the moment - because a 'Top 5' post here at The Beauty Ideal isn't complete without a primer - is The Body Shop's Instablur. Genuinely blurs imperfections and fills pores, a great product to add to prevent the slipping and sliding of foundations.
My favourite mascara of the moment has come in the form of Maybelline's The Colossal Go Extreme! Volume Waterproof - that's a mouthful! I only ever wear waterproof mascara because for starters, my eyes tend to water alot, it doesn't transfer and they hold a curl miles better than non-waterproof versions. This mascara gives me lashes like no other - if you want volume and length then give this one a go.
This might be my favourite lip liner of all time - GOSH's Velvet Touch lip liner in Nougat Crisp. The perfect brown-pink that just melts into the lips and doesn't drag nor dry. I wear this on it's own because the colour's just so beautiful, and the staying power? don't even get me started!

I could quite happily live with just these 5 products for the rest of my life...well, maybe not the rest of my life.



  1. I got Nars Sheer Glow for Christmas and I'm absolutely loving it as well - your description was spot on! The lip liner sounds lovely as well :)

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

  2. Gosh do some amazing products but its not a well out there brand x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  3. Just great products!

  4. Great picks hun , I really want to try some of the NARS stuff I had it on my Xmas list but no such luck haha. I like the Collossal mascra my current fav is Bourjois 1Seconde. xox


    1. I love NARS, but why does it have to be so expenny?! thanks for reading! xo

  5. Great products! I love the image of Snape in the backroud!


  6. I want to try out the Naked Basics palette, but I'm not sure that I will use it? Would you 100% recommend it?



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