My Top 5 Favourite Make-Up Products

I have happily dove face first in the world of makeup over the past few months, and I’d like to think my skills are improving (?). On top of trying to figure out what contouring is, I’ve been delving into different products and brands. This has led me to finding products I love, and I wanted to share them with you. Some I’ve talked about already, and sometimes my favourite change. But the ones I’m talking about today, keep coming through and haven’t let me down.

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Here we go.

5) NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme (London)

nyx lippie

This is my most recent buy out of all of these products but I love it so much! The applicator is easy to use and goes on so smoothly. The colour of this one is different to my usual nude shades. It’s a bit more beige/brown, but I really like the colour on me! While looking at these lipsticks in the the store, I loved how many shades there are! I definitely plan to get more.

4) Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 

too faced mascara

I had heard about this, and decided to buy a mini version to see what the hype was about. For me, the hype was real. My eyelashes didn’t clump together when I applied it, and after one coat, it was already looking good! It definitely gets more intense after just a second coat which is also a plus. I’ve also realized that when using this wand, I leave less marks on my eyelid after applying it. Maybe I’m just getting better at applying mascara, or maybe this mascara is the cause for this. Either way, it’s my current favourite mascara!

3) Tarte Sex Kitten EyeLiner

tarte eyeliner

I love Tarte. I’ve yet to be disappointed by one of their products. I received this in my Tarte Treasure Box, and it’s since become my favourite liner! First off, the packaging is sleek and adorable. Look at the cat on the lid! The liner glides on really smoothly which is great if I want to put it on in a rush. I have yet to use the smudge stick, but I am so happy with this liner and definitely recommend it!

2) Colour Pop You Had Me At Hello Eye Shadow Palette

colour pop palette

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My first Colour Pop palette, and I am in love! This palette has a mixture of mauve and neutral tones. As always there’s a mix of matte and shimmer colours. I love trying to come up with different looks with this palette. Being someone who normally sticks with nudes, this palette allows for lots of experimentation. Like all colour pop eyeshadows, the colours are very pigmented. I really want to get more of these palettes!

1) Bare Minerals Original Foundation

bare minerals

I have talked about this foundation a few times now. But I am seriously so in love with it! It’s my go-to foundation, and I haven’t used anything else since I first got it. It’s light-weight, sheer, and offers so much coverage. It also comes in so many shades, that you’re bound to find the perfect one for you. I can’t recommend this enough!!

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There you have it! My top 5 favourite products at the moment. I had a lot of fun talking about each of these products, and also taking the photos for this post!

What’s one of your favourite beauty products at the moment?


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  1. Those NYX matte’s are the best!!

    1. They really are! I am in love with the formula, and it’s so cute how each colour is named after a city ?

      1. Agreed!

  2. I really want to try some colourpop products! I hear so many good things about them especially about their lipsticks. Great post as always Angela xx

    1. I actually haven’t tried any of their lip products, but I have heard they’re great! I adore all their eyeshadow though! Thanks Anni! ?

  3. The Colourpop palette seems like a nice mix between neutral shades and pops of colour 🙂 When applying mascara maybe try tilting your head up slightly to avoid transfer.

    1. It really Is! It’s become my favourite palette, and I really want to try some of their other ones too!
      Even when i tilt my head up, I still manage to transfer some. Haha, I’m slowly getting better now though.

      1. I want to try Colourpop but I’ve got enough makeup, not as much as some people but still lol

        1. Haha, I’ve just gotten into makeup and my collection is starting to grow. Some I’ve barely used though so I may either get rid of it or see if I can sell it on Trade me. Then I can get more makeup ?

  4. What a great collection! I really want to get that too faced mascara, I’ve heard soo much good about it! Was it expensive?
    love, elena

    1. Thanks Elena! It’s so good! I only bought the mini version for around $25. The full size one is over $50, and i just wanted to try it out. The mini will still last me ages though!

    2. You could always try the L’oreal Lash Paradise Mascara if you want something less expensive. The formula is wetter than Better Than Sex, but the wands and actual outcomes are almost identical!

      1. I’ve heard about that L’Oreal mascara too, there’s so many good dupes out there! I’ll be sure to give it a go 🙂

        1. I’ve only bought 2 mascaras more than once, Lash Paradise being one of them. I just can’t let it go!

  5. Wonderful products! Tarte has such nice items (:

    1. They really do! I’ve loved all the Tarte products I’ve bought 🙂

  6. I love the too faced mascara, it’s definitely the best one around at the moment!

    1. I definitely agree! It’s such a great mascara 🙂

  7. I have so many NYX mattes and I love them. 100% going to have to try London! I love this post 🙂 x –

    1. They are seriously such an amazing lipstick! I love London, it’s a good neutral/brown colour!

  8. the NYX SMLC and the Bare Minerals original foundation are my faves as well! 🙂 I unfortunately don’t have nude shades in the SMLC line, but hopefully I can get a few this year 🙂

    1. They’re both so good! I’m wanting to get some more of the NYX lippies in brighter colours. Just to branch out a little more ?

      1. I own Milan, Morocco, and Ibiza. Milan and Ibiza are pinks, and Morocco is a really nice, bright red shade, perfect for summer. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you rock a red lipstick, it would look really good on you, I think!

        1. I’ve been eyeing up manila. Partly cause its cool that its named after the Philippines capital which is awesome. But also cause it looks like a nice shade of red! I’ve always been nervous about reds, but i definitley want to experiment more with lipstick colours ?

          1. I love the entire line because of the names (after cities everywhere) and the formula is really freaking good lol.
            Red can be a pretty intimadating shade but once you get out of your comfort zone you’ll feel more comfortable with them ? also red is a very powerful shade, it’ll make you feel like a million bucks and it makes you confident and fierce lmao.

  9. I really want to try colourpops eyeshadows! I have heard so many good things about them and the shades are absolutely gorgeous just like the ones in your palette! Amazing post! xx

    1. Thanks Jasmin! I am so in love with their palettes! They’re also quite affordable, cruelty-free, as well as just being gorgeous! I’m dying to get my hands on more 🙂

  10. The mascara seems wonderful. Is it an expensive brand?

    1. It’s so cool! Too Faced is definitely a high-end brand, but I like to grab their minis. They’re cheaper and smaller, but still so good 😀

  11. That mascara??

    1. It really is such a great mascara! 🙂

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