Fall Makeup: The 5 Product Face


What is your go-to look during these fall months? I love focusing on lips. In case you couldn’t tell.

As much as I love makeup, I don’t always feel like my face can handle A LOT of makeup at once. Yes, few times a year I’ll go HAM and apply a half of my collection’s worth of makeup on my face, most of the time I like to keep things minimal. Say… 6-7 products or less? I mean, wearing natural-looking falsies is still considered minimal, right? RIGHT!?

I am loooooving the Superbalanced Silk Makeup from Clinique* right now (as if you couldn’t tell) so that’s what I’ve been using for the last couple of weeks. It’s also what I used for this post. Gives nice coverage and works so well with my combo skin. I cheated a little and also used my favorite powder form Laura Mercier, (should have made this a 6-product face :P ) because after I stopped taking my antibiotics, my skin is back to its oily-self (it’s worse than Professor Snape’s hair, tbh). Brows are ABH Dip Brow Pomade in Chocolate.

I just got the new Maybelline Push Up Falsies Angel mascara and OMG I’m in love. The brush bristles are so short and cool, it really helps to separate the lashes very nicely. So good for lower lashes, too! I actually also used some of the mascara as an eyeliner, as well, to fill up the space between my real lashes and the falsies (I dipped my eyeliner brush in the mascara for this). Speaking of falsies…


I mentioned this little gadget, Flirt Flashes Lash Applicator* a few weeks ago right here and promised that I’ll give you my thoughts on it after I test it out. This little tool is a false lash dispenser and applicator that is supposed to make applying individual falsies a breeze. This video will give you an idea of how this cute lash dispenser works. Flirt Cosmetics (Estée Lauder Company) had a brilliant idea when coming up with this product. I love that the lashes are already inside and all you need to do is scroll up to dispense them. I really like the lashes themselves too- here I’m wearing 4-5 clumps on each eye but I love applying just two in my outer corner for a more natural look.

The lashes all come in the same size, which means that they don’t look best when applied near the inner corner. This applicator is also supposed to make applying individual lashes easier- which, it does, to some degree (e.g the lashes are already stored in the applicator and are secure while applying and drying the glue). However, it did take me a few tries to get a hang of it, eventually I gave up and ended up using my favorite tweezers. I wear falsies all the time and had problems getting used to this applicator, so I can imagine that anyone who’s a newbie would have a hard time using this. The lash gun also isn’t re-fillable, which means that once you’re done, you’re done. Love the concept, but it definitely needs some work. The good news is, Flirt Cosmetics is working on both: having different lengths of lashes available and making the lash gun refillable. Yay!


I used my beloved Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in Flesh and Fantasy, both on my eyes and cheeks. I like to think of it as Aden filter, irl. I used the darker part of the compact on my lower lash line and crease and the light side all over my lid and inner corner.

For my lips, I used my new Chanel lippie in Rouge Audace. Gorgeous color and formula, but it’s definitely a little patchy on me, even though I exfoliated and prepped my lips right before applying it. I love the shade, but lip primer and a lip liner are definitely a must with this one. I also find that applying it with a lip brush works best.


*PR Samples/Gifted Items


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    October 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    You look beautiful Paula! Flesh & Fantasy is my favorite blush from that line, so gorgeous.

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    Mona Ahmed
    October 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Omg that’s hilarious he really pulled out your lashes?! ? Great post Paula love the look! You look stunning.

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    Christine C.
    October 7, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    This post was hilarious! First of all you mentioned Snap and I died and then the lash issues thanks to your husband. DYING! I have been so curious about the FLIRT Lash applicator so I was so glad to see someone talk about it! You look stunning!

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      Paula @
      October 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Haha thank you Christine! ;D The lash applicator is super fun, but definitely needs improvement. It’s not as easy to use as it seems.

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    Mary Ann
    October 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Oh, that lash applicator… I just saw some posted it on instagram… as always love your post. You look gorgeous reminds me that you look like Demi Lovato…

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    Nicole Merza
    October 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    This is a lovely look! The lip colour is stunning. That lash applicator sounds really interesting.. Definitely want to try it out!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    Katie S.
    October 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Yes please to more posts like this!! Tore the second person saying such good things about that Maybelline mascara. I might have to pick that one up this weekend! And that lip looks GORGEOUS on you! I just do hate that colors like that require so much to make them look good!

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    Cindy with a Heart
    October 8, 2016 at 12:32 am

    The Marc Jacobs blush looks so natural! I love a good multi-tasking product :)

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    Dagmara Klich
    October 8, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Haha! I would never risk asking my husband to remove my falsies :)

    You look beautiful, Paula, your skin looks flawless! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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      Paula @
      October 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Haha :) Thank you so much Dagmara! It’s all makeup and studio lighting, trust me. I have A LOT of issues with my skin. x

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    Ambar Syed
    October 8, 2016 at 8:52 am

    That Chanel lipstick looks absolutely gorgeous on you Paula! Such a pretty fall look :)
    – Ambar x

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    October 8, 2016 at 9:16 am

    You look beautiful, the lipstick is stunning on you! xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    October 8, 2016 at 9:22 am

    You look very pretty :)

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    Kiss & Make-up
    October 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Sooooo beautiful! Love the lip color.

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    Emma Engmark
    October 8, 2016 at 9:59 am

    You look so beautiful!

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    October 8, 2016 at 10:23 am

    wow this looks amazing , bold lips is always my go to in the fall :)

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    Alyse (J.X.L.)
    October 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Dark, vampy lip colors are really nice, but they do always seem to be a little patchy. Love the Chanel lipstick, though!

    Alyse (J.X.L.) △ Lumière & Lens

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    October 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Super pretty makeup, I love Clinique’s foundations but I haven’t tried that one yet, definitely will now.

    Instagram | Blog

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    Nina Ross
    October 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    You are so pretty this look is gorgeous! Also I just had to read the part about the false lash fiasco to my boyfriend, it sounds like something that he would do!

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    Leanne Page
    October 8, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    You look amazing in the picture! I need to get all these products and re-create it! I’m all about dark lips in autumn. I’m really intrigued by the lash applicator thing. And i definitely wont be asking my husband to remove them haha xx

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    October 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Love the makeup, it really suits you! The Marc Jacobs blush looks absolutely stunning, it’s very hard to convince myself I don’t need it when I keep seeing it pop up everywhere :P

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    Shayah Isabella
    October 8, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Okay, the Snape comment, haha! And totally digging the idea of a Real Life Aden Filter….yes please. ONCE AGAIN, you’re absolutely beautiful Paula! Xx

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    October 9, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Aw you look so beyond gorgeous as always! You natural beauty! Love all of your picks :’) that MJ blusher is sooo lovely right!


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      Paula @
      October 9, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Aw you’re so sweet Mika, thank you so much! OMG yes I love both of those MJ blushes I have and I’m not really a blush person!

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    Anna Mio
    October 9, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Well, it actually ended up being 7 products (not counting lip primer and pencil), but whatever, it looks good:)

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      Paula @
      October 9, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Thank you! I didn’t use a lip primer or pencil though, just said they’re a must when using colors like this one, since it was a pain to apply it without them ;)

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    Caked To The Nines
    October 9, 2016 at 5:12 am

    LMAO professor snape’s oily hair! You look stunning, and your skin looks so good! Really want to try some MJ blushes!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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      Paula @
      October 11, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Haha :) Thanks Nida! Oh it’s all makeup! You girls jinxed me! Everyone is like oh your skin looks great and I broke out all over the next day hah! :)

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    Rosie von Waldherr
    October 9, 2016 at 7:59 am

    That lash dispenser looks really good!!! I always have so much trouble applying lashes! =D

    xoRosie // Rosie’s Life

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    Floortje van Cooten
    October 9, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Love these dark lips on you!



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    The Gossip Darling
    October 9, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I am in love with a dark berry wine lip for the upcoming fall and winter! I really like the Nars lip crayons, they coat your lips with moisture then leave a stain for a good while.

    Currently focused on perfecting my skincare routine but def trying to stick to minimal makeup.

    I really want to try the Flirt Lash applicator! I rarely wear false lashes but this looks so cool!!!

    I’m also going to try that mascara. I’m in the market for trying a new one


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    Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
    October 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Dark lip colors in the fall are my favorite! I don’t do it everyday for work but usually on the weekends. That falsies applicator looks kind of complicated. I can’t even apply a normal strip of false lashes.

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      Paula @
      October 11, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Oh yea, I wouldn’t wear this to work! Too much hassle with a color like this one. Yeah, the lash applicator needs some improvements.

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    Sonini 92
    October 9, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    when I saw your photo on Instagram I fell in love totally! I want the blush of Marc jacobs.
    Nice post
    Pretty Little Lawyer

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    October 10, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Wow, that dark lip looks stunning on you! You look flawless xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

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    Natalie Redman
    October 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

    That removal of false eyelashes for actual eyelashes sounds like something my partner would do! Love the look!

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    Ashley Laughlin
    October 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I always enjoy your posts lovely!

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