Lovin’ Lately: Beauty



You know just how much I love mascara and I thought that I’ve tried them all and that nothing would impress me as much as my beloved Diorshow Iconic Overcurl by Dior. Boy, was I wrong.

Today I’ll tell you about few makeup products I’ve been obsessing over lately, one of them being Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I knew how many people loved this mascara, I’ve been hearing about it for years, yet I was never curious enough to try it for myself. After all, there were too many “cult classic” mascaras that I’ve tried and didn’t love (like Benefit’s They’re Real- honestly one of the worst mascaras I’ve used, but hey, everyone else seems to love it!) This is not the case with Better Than Sex Mascara. No, no, no! From the first application, this gem right here became a new favorite of mine. It has just the thing that I love: a ton, A TON of clump-free volume. Seriously, if volume is something that you’re after when it comes to mascara, you need to give this one a try!

MUFE Pro Finish Powder Foundation– this is probably one of my favorite MUFE products (and I have quite a few!) but I haven’t been able to use this for the last couple of months because of how dry my skin was. Now, that it’s slowly coming back to normal I can finally use it again. I love setting my foundation with this, or using it as a base- it gives great coverage but looks very natural at the same time, something I wouldn’t necessarily expect from a powder foundation.


L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation– I love using this as an “everyday” foundation lately. It gives the most beautiful yet natural-looking finish. I also love the fact that it matches my skin so nicely, which is a rare thing for a drugstore foundation. My skin is slowly getting less dry, so I probably won’t be able to use this for much longer, because from what I remember it doesn’t work too well with oily skin. I love the packaging too! It’s definitely one of the best drugstore foundations I’ve ever used.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo in Dark Brown– for the last couple of weeks I’ve been only using Pixi’s Endless Brow Gel Pen and I’ve really missed this powder duo. I’m definitely all for natural-looking eyebrows and since I’m growing them out again, I find that powders are much easier to work with.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love– I’ve been trying quite a few new products from Too Faced and I’m really loving this blush lately. It’s a soft, dusty nude with some rosy tones and fine gold sparkle. Thankfully the sparkle does not show on skin. The formula of this is super soft and nicely pigmented. This blush is supposed to be very long-lasting (16-hours) and even though I usually never wear makeup for that long, I’d definitely say that it’s closer to 7-8 hours. The only thing that I do have a problem with, is that the packaging is a little difficult to open at times.

Sephora Pro Small Blush and Contour Brush (#74)– this right here, is probably one of my favorite brushes from my collection. I got it a few years a go and I use it pretty much every single day. It has a perfect shape for contouring and for applying blush. Even with pretty much daily use it still feels like new, it doesn’t shed and it’s still very soft.

MAC Whirl Lipstick– Last year I was obsessed with Whirl lip liner. This year, everyone went crazy when MAC released a lipstick version. Of course, I got my hands on it the first chance I got and then…. I sort of forgot about it. I finally dug it out a few weeks a go, and I’m obsessed all over again! You can find my review right here.


What are you loving at the moment?


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    Shayah Isabella
    November 6, 2015 at 7:48 am

    How much do you love the Better than Sex, right? I think it’s my favourite EVER thus far. You’re right about the volume – it makes my lashes so full and fluttery, it’s da best. … & I wanna pick up that Sephora brush! ? Lovely post as per usual.

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      Paula @
      November 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Omg, it’s aaaahhhmazing! I feel like I’ve been living under a rock haha Don’t know why it took me so long to finally try it!

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    Gabriela Fojo
    November 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

    OMG! I totally agree about the mascara! I’m obsessed with Too Faced and that is one of their best products! It’s absolutely a MUST HAVE!

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    Sara Fleming
    November 6, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I need to try the Too Faced blush and mascara, they sound incredible!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

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    Dagmara Klich
    November 6, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I am also a big fan of the Too Faced mascara and just like you I don’t like the Benefit They’re Real :) I have been using lately the Stila Huge Extreme Lash mascara and the wand is very similar to the Too Faced, just a bit smaller which works even better for me :) The Sephora brush looks great and I need to get something similar because I don’t have anything like it in my collection. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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      Paula @
      November 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Ohh I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t like that mascara haha! I have to give the one from Stila a try!

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    Hillary H
    November 6, 2015 at 9:29 am

    The Too Faced blushes are just adorable. That’s a beautiful color too! I haven’t tried Better Than Sex, but I do LOVE Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara…it’s amazing! | Hillary

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      Paula @
      November 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      I love that Tarte mascara too! The brushes are actually quite similar so I’m sure you’d love Better Than Sex, too!

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        Hillary H
        November 10, 2015 at 8:49 am

        Good to know! I may just have to give it a whirl!

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    November 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I NEED to try the Too Faced blush, it looks so pretty. Right now I’m loving the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Very Victoria.

    Kelly // Perfect Shade of Mauve

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    Kelsey Dadmun
    November 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

    That Too Faced blush looks so pretty! I’ve had my eye on it for awhile, so I may need to pick it up during the Sephora sale this weekend. Right now I’ve been loving MAC’s Brave lipstick and the Anastasia Self-Made palette.

    Kelsey |

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    Jodie Vernon
    November 6, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Ha, I hate the Benefit They’re Real mascara (unpopular opinion right there) so I think I’ve always dodged the Too Faced one for the reason it seems over hyped you know?

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    Charlotte Lane
    November 6, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I have wanted to try the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara for a while now but I just own so many mascara’s haha! The Too Faced blush looks super cute as well, I love the packaging and the bunny design! I love the photo’s you have taken – they are amazing!!xo

    Char |

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      Paula @
      November 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks so much Charlotte! I also have way too many mascaras haha but this one is definitely now one of my top 5!

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    Kim Petersen
    November 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I LOVE the Too Faced Love Flush blushes…this color looks so perfect for the colder months, definitely need to check it out! Great post! XO -Kim

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    November 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I love the Better Than Sex mascara, it’s my everyday go-to along with my YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof. My only downside is that I find after a hot yoga class it’s all over my face as it does run around when I’m sweating, so if I’m heading to a class after work I’ll always take it off beforehand (which doesn’t really happen with my YSL mascara). Totally understandable though!

    Will definitely be checking out some of these other products x

    Margarita |

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      Paula @
      November 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Sounds like Too Faced really needs to think about coming out with a waterproof version of this mascara! :)

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    Dora Toubanaki
    November 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I love this mascara! Its a dream!

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    November 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Nice article!

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    November 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Great picks! Love that you wrote mini reviews for each of them. xo

    Klaudia //

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    November 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Oh, I really want to purchase the L’oreal lumi magique foundation, it seems lovely for this weather. Nice picks!

    Chaste &

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    Megan Biggin
    November 6, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Im so desperate to have a bit of a Too Faced haul and one of their blushers and the mascara are definitely on the list! I’m currently loving the Anastasia Illuminator in So Hollywood and Brave lipstick by Mac! X

    Megan |

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    Amanda Elizabeth
    November 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve heard that mascara is amazing, have yet to try it but now I’m definitely curious. I have been a total YSL baby doll convert but it’s on the upper price limit that is for sure!

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    Leticia | Thee Limited Edition
    November 6, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I love he L’Oreal True Match Line! It’s my daily foundation!

    That blush is gorgeous!! Also, the contour brush! I need to pick that up next time I’m in Sephora!

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    November 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I might actually get myself that better than sex mascara. I’ve also heard it for years but was abit hesitant to actually try it coz I kinda learned my lesson listening to the mainstream comments. Idk, my mascara is expiring next month so I guess I should give i a go. And that whirl lipstick is also on my Christmas wishlist this year!


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    Caked To The Nines
    November 6, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I love love love Better Than Sex as well! I have a deluxe sample size, but will definitely be purchasing the full size. I also need to try out Whirl lipstick in MAC! The only blush I have from Too Faced is I Will Always Love You, and it’s so pretty! Baby Love looks gorgeous.
    Caked To The Nines

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    November 7, 2015 at 4:36 am

    All Too Faced stuff looks so cute! This MAC shade is a classic. x

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    Samantha Rose
    November 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks for this roundup! I love the TrueMatch Lumi, too. If your skin is starting to get less dry, you should try (and let’s get real, I’m sure you already have!) Tarte’s amazonian clay liquid foundation! It’s a dream. I’ll have to try that mascara! In the market for a new one…and I’m right there with you about the Benefit “They’re Real” mascara…hate it.

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      Paula @
      November 9, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Oh it looks like there are quite a few people who feel the same way I do about “They’re Real” mascara haha :) Love this one from Too Faced though!

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    November 7, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I love the Better Than Sex Mascara, it’s the only one that has been volumizing for me. I want to a Chanel one after seeing one of my fellow bloggers wear it and it looked like she was wearing falsies. I also have the Lumi Foundation but haven’t used it in a while, and I have the Too Faced blush in “How Deep is Your Love?” (a bright pink). I hated MAC Whirl so I returned it, lol. My fiancé also got me the ABH Brow Express for my birthday, and what can I say, I’m obsessed! Now wonder ABH is such a cult favorite for brows!


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      Paula @
      November 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Ohh too bad you didn’t like Whirl! I love ABH brow products, they’re seriously the best, I really want to try their brow pomade next!

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    November 7, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I’ve been looking for a really good mascara so I might go for the BTS mascara, thanks for sharing! Love these types of posts :)

    Yousra |

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    The Sunday Mode
    November 7, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I’m the same with ‘cult’ mascaras, I hated They’re Real and Rollerlash didn’t work for me at all! I’ve held off buying Better Than Sex because I’m worried it’ll be a clumpy mess because the wand is so large, but it doesn’t sound like that’s the case?

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    Jasmine Talks Beauty
    November 8, 2015 at 7:48 am

    The Whirl Lipstick looks stunning! I need to get my hands on the Too Faced mascara and one of their blushes too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    Velvet Blush
    November 8, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I really want to try the L’Oreal mascara, I think it would be perfect as my skin is more on the dry side. I’m really loving the berry lipsticks lately :)

    Velvet Blush

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    November 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    That Too Faced blush look so pretty! !! I have eye heart emoji right now :)

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    Rachel S
    November 8, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    That MAC lipstick looks so nice and perfect for this time of year!

    Rachel |

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    Sophie Sierra
    November 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Such pretty beauty products Paula! Love, love, looooove the Too Faced blush, the packaging is just stunning and reminds me of Polly Pocket cases, oh so sweet! Whirl is so gorgeous too, I remember those pics with you wearing the lipliner and BANG, what a damn babe! Those had to be one of many sets of my favourite pics featuring you Paula ;) Honestly, out of this world kinda beautiful! So happy MAC have brought out a lipstick version of Whirl which looks just as beaut <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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      Paula @
      November 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Aww thanks so much Soph! I was so excited when they released the lipstick version :D It’s such a gorgeous shade!

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    Caroline T
    November 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    My friend’s birthday is around the corner and she too is trying out more Too Faced products. This gave me an idea for her gift ;) x

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    November 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I’ve heard so much about MAC Whirl Lipstick, but i never got my hands on it, maybe next time haha)) my friend loved L’oreal True Match Foundation, i myself almost got it last month but i changed my mind:)

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