Paula Joye is known for her 'no-makeup makeup.' She uses these 3 products to do it.

This wonderful nugget of beauty wisdom comes courtesy of Mamamia’s beauty podcast, You Beauty

For this week’s In Her Bag, Leigh Campbell rummaged through Paula Joye’s beauty bag to find out what products she loves.

Paula Joye is an Australian journalist who has worked at Vogue, as the editor of Cleo and Cosmo magazines, and launching Madison and Shop To The Drop magazines. She also runs her lifestyle website The Joy.

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Dive into Paula Joye’s Instagram and you’ll find she’s pretty consistent with her makeup.

Dewy, radiant skin. Slicked black platinum blonde hair. The occasional statement orange lip. Basically, the journalist looks like she goes for an ocean swim every morning.

Speaking to Paula on the You Beauty podcast, Mamamia’s executive editor and beauty journalist of 15 years Leigh Campbell discovered the three products she uses to achieve her ‘no makeup makeup’ look, including her easy foundation trick that takes less than a minute to apply.

To find out what other glorious beauty products Leigh found when she went rummaging through Paula’s beauty bag, scroll on.

Paula Joye’s go-to beauty products.

Face Halo 3pk, $30.

Face Halo
Face Halo. Image: Face Halo.

Why she loves it:

"I tried it, and once you try it, you're hooked. It takes off your makeup with water, it's a micro fibre disc. I like the break from chemicals and it's one less thing to put on your face. It even takes off waterproof mascara, and it's great for the environment and it's economical."


Arcona Magic Black Ice Volcanic Exfoliating Mask, $93.

Image: Sephora.

Why she loves it:

"I discovered it at Sephora, it goes on your face black, cold and then it kind of crackles. If you want a pre-date/best skin of your life moment, whack this on your face. It's fun but it's effective. It's not a charcoal mask... I use it when I look in the mirror and go 'sh*t'."

Aspect Dr Multi B Plus Serum, $129.

Image: Aspect.

Cosmedix Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum, $119.

Image: Cosmedix.

Why she loves them:

"I can't use vitamin C so these are Vitamin B serums. A lot of people don't know about vitamin B, it's a little-known ingredient. These are beautiful, plumping, hydrating, calming serums, you could interchange them."

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, $56.

Image: Sephora.

Why she loves it:

"It's heaven, and it's simple. I really floozy around with moisturisers, I move from one to the other, but I'm obsessed with this one. It's cooling, I put it in the fridge and it's amazing."

Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil, $260.

Image: Sisley.

Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, $55.

Image: Clarins.

Why she loves them:

"I've really become a face oil person because I'm dry - the Sisley face oil doesn't feel like oil, but feels almost like water. It's nourishing, but also active. Clarins is just good old fashioned French know-how. It has no fragrance, it's straight up beautiful."

Side note - Paula also uses prescription retinol, which you can talk to your GP about. "I use a pea sized amount every second night until the tube goes, then don't think a out it again for a while. You can't beat retinol for resurfacing," she said.

MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation, $65.

Image: MAC.

Why she loves it:

"I'm still on the hunt, the never-ending hunt, for the perfect foundation, but I use MAC Face and Body. The reason I like it is, you can blend the shades, it has a very watery consistency, it lets your skin show through which is very important to me, and you can build on it. For everyday, I put a bit of moisturiser, a bit of luminiser and a bit of MAC Face and Body, then really professionally rub my hands together and then rub it all over my face. Armani Luminous Silk is an oldie but a goodie, that's my going out foundation."

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up Concealer, $55.

Image: Mecca.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat - Radiant Touch, $70.

Image: Myer.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer, $62.

Image: Lancome.

Why she loves them:

"Everybody needs concealer, but you really need three: one to cover pimples, one to bounce light and one to cover dark under eye circles. For dark circles, I use the RMS concealer, it's organic and vegan and it works. It's so good, it melts in your hands and responds to heat well. Touche Eclat looks like the way candle light makes your face look, I apply it in the corners of my eyes, down the bridge of the nose and on the cupid's bow. For pimples you need something a bit thicker, I like the Lancome concealer, you can pat it on and goes to matte."

Mecca Max Eye Max Volumising Mascara, $25.

Image: Mecca.

Why she loves it:

"This mascara is excellent, and doesn't irritate my eyes - I want a mascara that's gentle and kind. Maybelline have also made incredible mascaras, they're always good and their brushes load really well."

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Morange, $36.

Image: MAC.

Lanolips 101 Ointment, $14,95.

Image: Mecca.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, $35.

Image: Clarins.

Why she loves them:

"Everyone should try and have a tube of it, Morange makes you look healthy. I also love Lanolips 101 Ointment, you can use it on your cheeks, on your cuticles, it's handy to have around. And I've rediscovered the Clarins lip oil - I am evangelical about this product, it's amazing. It's heaven and affordable."

Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3 Home Treatment, $49.95.

Image: Olaplex.

David Mallett Australian Salt Spray, $56.

Image: David Mallett.

Why she loves them:

"My hair isn't bleached, it is coloured with a hi-lift tint, which is why it's in good condition. To keep it that way, I use Olaplex. It's sensational, I put it on wet hair and sleep in it once a week (more on how to use Olaplex no 3 here). I also love the Australian Salt Spray by David Mallet, that product is divine."

Paula's Spendy: By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in Bronze Moon, $61.

Image: Mecca.

Why she loves it:

"It's a creamy, multi purpose eye crayon. You can rim your whole eye in it, do the waterline, and it gives a universal, perfect, no hard edges eye look, you can't f*ck this up. I smudge it on with my finger and it lasts forever."

Paula's Savey: The Quick Flick, $34.99.

Image: The Quick Flick.

Why she loves it:

"It was created by a young Melbourne woman, Iris Smit (you can read Mamamia's interview with Iris and Quick Flick review here). I can't do winged eyeliner, and neither could she, so she created an eyeliner stamp. There's a left and a right pen and it comes in mini, medium or all out - one side is the liner and the other side is the stamp, and you literally put the stamp on the end of your eye. It's so clever."

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