What’s in my makeup bag: October


There isn’t much newness or excitement in this month’s makeup bag post.

Well, with the exception of the stunning Hourglass Ambient Lighting Surreal Light palette. While I was a little undecided for a while when thinking about purchasing last year’s palette, this time, I knew I had to have it. I mean, hello, it comes in a white marble packaging- and we all know how much I love my marble. Last year’s Ambient Lighting Edit palette was also one of my favorite makeup purchases and I still reach for it all the time, so there. I’m really liking this palette, not sure if I’ll do a review, since there are so many reviews out there already, but if you’d like to know what my thoughts are on it, let me know!


Loving: Marc Jacob polish in Blacquer– shiniest, deepest black, evah!


A lot of the products that I’m rotating right now are the same as last month’s, so I won’t bore you talking about the same things. I talked about these Armani Smokey Neutrals Eye Tints in this post, and Nude Smoke is my absolute favorite. I reach for it both when not using any other eye shadows and as a base when used with other products. It’s such a natural-looking color/product and has just enough coverage to conceal any discoloration or those tiny veins on lids. So easy to use, too.


Back in High School, I was obsessed with lip-plumping lip glosses. I loved products that had that tingling effect and this is just how this LipLift Max gloss in Petal Ice from Pixi works. Is it REALLY plumping? I don’t think so, but I love that minty tingle and hydration that it leaves on my lips. Not as good as Dior’s Lip Maximizer (HG right there, I swear I went through like 20 of them already) but it’s a nice product.

I also feel like I talk about UD Naked Concealer in every single post, but it’s just that good. Still loving IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Eye Illumination as well.

I got pretty excited few weeks ago when I found my Filmstar Bronze & Glow duo that I finally bought this Summer…. and then lost it before I even got a chance to use it. Because I’m a weirdo, I tend to collect empty product boxes and while going through them I found one that wasn’t empty…. So, it’s sort of like buying this product twice, isn’t it? At least that’s how it felt. Anyway, the bottom line is, this beauty is definitely very much worth the hype. From the packing to the product itself, it’s just perfect.

What’s in your makeup bag this month?


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    Christine C.
    October 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    The Filmstar Bronze and Glow is one of my favorite purchases ever! It’s gorgeous!

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    Wanderlust Girl (kyia belle)
    October 20, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I’ve been keeping my makeup bag pretty minimal, but I plan to expand it after Christmas when I’ve got a little more cash and the weather gets nicer. That Marc Jacobs nail paint will be on my list as well ;) x

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// lifestyle & beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

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    Dea Andriany
    October 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Collecting empty product (and its box) is one of my weird tendency, too, you’re not alone Paula. I reaaaally want the filmstar bronze & glow but maybe not this year. Are yours in light/medium?

    Selene Addicted

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      Paula @
      October 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Thank God! haha so happy I’m not the only one who does that! Yes, I have the light/medium version.

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    Yvonne Ashon
    October 20, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    awesome post.

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    Jenelle Witty
    October 20, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    The film star glow compact is highest on my list I think! It’s just so pretty!! I can imagine how excited I would be in re finding it!! I can’t keep all of the packaging I am so into getting that stuff into the recycle bin asap! I hate having that stuff around! haha
    xx Jenelle

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      Paula @
      October 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      It’s gorgeous and I love that it can actually look natural, and not over-the-top. haha I was super excited I found it too! It was like buying it twice haha ;)

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    October 21, 2016 at 1:30 am

    I really wanna try the Dior lip maximiser now since you love it so much!
    Kathy x

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    Mary Ann
    October 21, 2016 at 2:37 am

    OMG I am gushing over the new palette from Hourglass – one of my christmas wishlist

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    October 21, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Some of these products would be worth having just for their packaging, even if they were most useless of all :)

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    October 21, 2016 at 4:38 am

    The Ambient palette is just swoon worthy, so gorgeous!

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    Ambar Syed
    October 21, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Oh that Hourglass palette – I want it so much! It’s gorgeous. I love the Dior Lip Maximiser as well, it’s such a lovely lip plumper! :)
    – Ambar x

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    Natalie Harney
    October 21, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I really like the look of the hourglass palette, but I’m not actually a huge fan of the marble packaging, I kind of wish it was in their usual packaging

    – Natalie

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      Paula @
      October 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      They definitely did it because of the whole white marble trend, I think. These powders are still very lovely though!

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    Caroline Malone
    October 21, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I really want to splurge on some new higher end products. The CT superstar glow palette just speaks to me! It’s so stunning and have heard only good things about the contour shade! I’ve also been meaning to pick up an hourglass product soon too! Definitely next pay day ;) xx

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      Paula @
      October 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      The contour shade is amazing! So happy that it doesn’t look fake or orange-y on my skin! Blends like a dream, too!

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    Eilidh D
    October 21, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I love how cute these items all look! I might need to invest next pay day.. I really need to sort out my makeup bag though, it’s so full of things I don’t use anymore!
    Eilidh xo

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    Hannah McDonnell
    October 21, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I am dying to have that new Marble Ambient Light Palette. I mean how luxurious does it look?!

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    Jennifer Frank
    October 21, 2016 at 10:38 am

    dying to try the flimstar bronze and glow, i keep walking past it on the counter and just staring at it for a while, it’s so pretty!
    jen / velvet spring

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    Lisa smyth
    October 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

    My goodness I have serious make up envy reading this! That hourglass palette is on my Christmas list so I’m hoping someone is actually willing to spend that kind of money on a make up item haha…

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    Maya A
    October 21, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Thank god someone didn’t accidentally throw away the CT packaging then! Would’ve been a disaster haha xx

    Maya |

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    Abigail Alice
    October 21, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I agree with you about the UD concealer, I feel like I always talk about it too!

    Abigail Alice x

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    October 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I am currently addicted to the Hourglass palette! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

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    Dena Jayne
    October 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    That Marble palette by hourglass is gorgeous!
    Cannot beat the UD concealer!


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    Paula @
    October 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm


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    Beauty Journal
    October 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Hourglass palette is so gorgeous:) I definitely want to splurge on some luxurious products this holiday!

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    Nicole Merza
    October 21, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    The CT Filmstar palette has been on my wishlist for the longest time. Everybody raves about how amazing it is and I really want to test it out for myself! I like to collect empty product boxes as well, haha. Sometimes they’re just too pretty to throw out!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    October 22, 2016 at 4:12 am

    I seriously want to try that MJ nail polish! Love a good black shine!


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    October 22, 2016 at 4:45 am

    The hourglass palette looks dreamy, the packaging was really made with bloggers in mind I think haha. I still need to get my hands on the UD concealer, hopefully I can start treating myself to more makeup now that I finally started working again :D x

    Beauty with charm

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    The Gossip Darling
    October 22, 2016 at 10:57 am

    That Hourglass palette is pure eye candy!! What a dream!!!

    Mel |

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    October 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Gorgeous photos Paula – as always! I think MJ polishes are wildly underrated, I freaking love Petra! Definitely going to check out the Armani eye tints, I love finding great products that get overlooked or forgotten about. Loved reading!


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    Dagmara Klich
    October 25, 2016 at 5:17 am

    It was a no-brainer for me to get the new Hourglass palette as well, since I love the last year’s one so much :) I still haven’t tried the UD concealer, definitely need to get it soon! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    steff @
    October 27, 2016 at 11:09 am

    LOVE a good glossy black nail polish for fall/winter. <3 I've been crushing on the Master Palette by Mario (although I do find I have to use my bronzer as a lighter transition shade a lot) and JUST picked up the Estee Lauder Doublewear High Coverage Concealer ($28) and it's an unsung GEM. I use the shade 3W and it has just enough warmth to correct AND conceal. I love the Doublewear doe foot concealer (another severely underrated concealer… blows NARS and UD out of the water for longevity and flawlessness), but this one is incomparable in coverage… and with my tan fading and allergies in full swing, I need all the under eye coverage I can get.

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