What’s in my makeup bag : June



Before I get into today’s post, I really wanted to say thank you.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to read my last post and for all of your kind comments, it really means the world to me!!

Now, let’s take a look inside my June makeup bag.

For foundation, there are three different ones I’ve been reaching for the most: Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Chanel Perfection Lumière and Chanel Vitalumière Aqua. All three have a unique formula- Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint is lightweight with good coverage and feels incredibly smooth on skin. I really like this foundation although, it doesn’t really stay matte on me throughout the entire day. Chanel Perfection Lumière is more long-lasting, with really nice coverage and natural finish. I’m still on Retin-A Micro and Tazorac, so there are some days when my skin feel very dry- that’s when I reach for Chanel’s Vitalumière Aqua– it’s an incredibly lightweigt, water-y foundation with light coverage. Also, I’m still loving Urban Decay’s Naked Concealer.


I recently told you guys about some of my favorite highlighters in this post, and now that I’ve been reaching for the most, is probably the Marc Jacobs Glowstick in Spotlight, which I received from the Influenster. I apply it with my beauty blender and love that it works well with my skin, even when it feels very dry. One of my absolute must-haves during summer is Urban Decay’s All-Nighter setting spray, and lately, I’ve also been loving Pixi’s Makeup Fixing Mist– it’s formulated with Rose Water and Green Tea and I love using it before putting my makeup on, after and during the day whenever I need to refresh it up a bit.


YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stone in Sunstone is probably one of my favorite bronzing products I’ve tried in a very long time. It’s perfect for fair skin since it isn’t too intense, doesn’t look orange or muddy. I like very natural-looking contour and this bronzer is amazing for creating that soft, defined look (see this post to see swatch and what it looks like when applied on skin). I also really like Soft Contour shade from the It Cosmetics You Sculpted Palette (swatches and review right here). Three other palettes I’ve been reaching for quite often are Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette, Stila’s Spirit Palette and the Lorac Pro Palette.


Too Faced Melted Nude will probably remain one of my favorite everyday nudes for a very, very long time. I love how comfortable the formula is, there’s no need to use a lip liner with this product so it’s perfect to use in the morning, whenever I don’t want to spend a lot of time doing my makeup. Chanel’s Glossimer in #206 has been a long-time favorite as well and I like using it on those days when my lips feel extremely dry (from my acne meds). For some bright color, I’ve been loving MAC’s Vegas Volt and Flat Out Fabulous. For mascara, I’ve been reaching out for one my all-time faves, Chanel Le Volume De Chanel, pretty much daily for the last couple of weeks.

What’s in your makeup bag this month?


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    Maria Carolina Costa
    June 27, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Amazing post!

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    Ela BellaWorld
    June 27, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Since I got velvet matte, it is the only foundation I’ve been using! I love how lightweight it is, but agree that it doesn’t really stay matte (oily skin problem)! I don’t like intense products, they are not easy to work with so YSL bronzer sounds perfect and I love the packaging!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    Claire Cavanagh
    June 27, 2016 at 8:46 am

    First of all your photos are SO gorgeous! Secondly, you’ve made me want to buy all of these :) the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks have been on my wishlists for ages!

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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    Sophia LCS
    June 27, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Your photos are always to die for! The Pixi mist looks lovely, will have to try it! x

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    June 27, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Great picks, Paula! I really want to try those bases you talked about. I’m always grabbing for a light base, a good highlighter and a killer mascara, those are all the things I really need.

    Kelly Knows It | A life & style blog

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    June 27, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Ooh what a luxurious makeup bag, everything looks amazing and I am loving that YSL bronzer in particular. Your lip options are super pretty too, especially the bright MAC lippies x

    Beauty with charm

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    Liz | Lipstick & Confetti
    June 27, 2016 at 10:34 am

    The YSL bronzer looks so dreamy! It’s officially going on my wishlist.

    xo, Liz

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    Victoria Goodman
    June 27, 2016 at 10:45 am

    These products look amazing! I want to try ALL of them!! x

    Victoria |

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    Kelsey Dadmun
    June 27, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I still need to try the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua – somehow I managed to escape the hype a couple years ago but it does seem like the perfect base!

    Kelsey |

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    Lemonberry Blog
    June 27, 2016 at 11:24 am

    That Stila palette keeps catching my eye and I keep putting it in my cart and then taking it out! It looks so nice!

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    June 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve wanted to try Vegas Volt for ages! X

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    June 27, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I am obsessed with chanel foundation! great post my dear!

    Liana |

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    Millie Robinson
    June 27, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I really want to get hold of the CT palette, it looks so prefect!! x

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    June 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I have a sample of this Chanel somewhere, but just cannot ever get around to use it.

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    June 27, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Just found to M.A.C lipsticks that in need!

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    Emma Bought What
    June 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I really want to try the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer and the Too Faced Melted Lipstick because they both sound really good! x

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    Sonini 92
    June 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I have most of your products in my wish list, so I have to try them right no! haha
    XOXO :)
    Pretty Little Lawyer

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    June 27, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Lovely products! I’m jealous you have that Charlotte tilbury face palette! I really wanted to try it but Nordstrom isn’t carrying it anymore. I’m dying to try the Nars skin tint!


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    Andy // A Certain Romance
    June 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    They’re all great picks, but the Stila palette is soooo pretty WANT WANT WANT <3

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    Rebecca Fletcher
    June 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Ive gone all heart eye emoji over your makeup bag this month! These are all such amazing products and brands!

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    Caked To The Nines
    June 28, 2016 at 12:20 am

    YAS gimme all the makeup! I really want the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and that YSL bronzer!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    Leah Rose
    June 28, 2016 at 2:05 am

    So gutted I didn’t jump on the CT Palette, a great selection of gorgeous products.

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    June 28, 2016 at 2:41 am

    I have been wanting the too faced liquid lipsticks for so long now!! I have heard great things and as you said it apparently has a great comfortable formula :) Great post
    Kathy x

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    June 28, 2016 at 5:01 am

    This post was gorgeous – reminded me to dig out flat out fabulous x

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    Kiss & Make-up
    June 28, 2016 at 6:34 am

    The All Nighter setting spray is still THE best setting spray I’ve tried so far.

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    Kim Petersen
    June 28, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I love that you have multiples of the same type of makeup in your makeup bag…looks just like mine! I always say I’m going to try to change things out more but things usually just end up piling up. Great post! XO -Kim

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    Ambar Syed
    June 28, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Such a gorgeous post – so many new bits to try! I love the look of that YSL bronzer :)
    – Ambar x

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    June 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous photos, dear! I need to get a Lorac Pro palette! They’re gorgeous :D


    Edye |

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    Thea C
    June 28, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Stunning pictures! I’ve always wanted the Lorac pro palette but can’t force myself to spend the money on it. Every time I go to sephora and ulta I always find myself swatching the colors on my hand.

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    June 28, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Great ideas here. I have very dry skin and have been using Bare Minerals especially to give me gentle coverage and around my eyes to avoid concealer and give my eyelashes something for the mascara to grab on to. Can you recommend a foundation for very dry sensitive skin? And what do you use to give your lashes texture?

    Thanks as always!

    Jane x

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      Paula @
      July 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks Janet, sorry to be getting back to you just now. If you have dry skin, you’d like the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua or L’Oreal’s True Match foundation. My skin is extremely dry at the moment, and I love both. Both have light coverage. The L’Oreal might be a better choice, because Chanel has a lot of fragrance in it and if you have sensitive skin, you might find it just a little irritating. I’d definitely try getting samples. Another base I love for light coverage is Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Foundation. Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara is great for adding some volume!

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    Jodie Caughey
    June 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Lovely picks! I really need to try Chanel’s Aqua foundation and that Too faced lippy sounds amazing for everyday!! Lovely pics too xx Jodie

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    The Gossip Darling
    June 29, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful!! I want to try Chanel’s Aqua foundation. I’ve heard some good things about it.

    Mel |

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    Raeanne Lydia
    June 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    I love the Too Faced Melted lipsticks – Nude is on my wishlist!

    Rae //

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    ≈ CARMEN ≈
    June 29, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Vegas Volt is such a beautiful shade. It’s so rich. :]

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    The Sunday Mode
    June 29, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Whenever you do these posts I always kind of take notes as I go so I can check out specific products :p

    Now I really want to swatch that Too Faced Melted Nude for myself.

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    Caroline Malone
    June 30, 2016 at 4:35 am

    What gorgeous products for June! I am still yet to try the Too Faced melted liquid lipsticks but have swatched melted nude and it is really stunning! xx

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    June 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Love this post, I love your makeup bag too where is it from? And that Chanel lipgloss is speaking to my heart. Stunning shade.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    June 30, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    The Chanel Aqua foundation is next to try on my list. Can’t wait to try it out!

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    July 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Ahhhh so many good products in this post! That YSL bronzer looks gorgeous!


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