Beauty Love ~ Fall 2014

With so many beauty products on the market and new ones being introduced every week, it can be a daunting task to establish a set of core products that really work for you while keeping current with the latest and greatest. Each season, I find myself overrun with choice but I’m working to pare down my list and I wanted to share my latest must-have beauty products with you!


What I Love For Fall 2014

  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
  • Benefit Watt’s Up!
  • Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto
  • Julep Nail Color in Kristy
  • Gelish NOURISH Cuticle Oil
Patranila's Must-Have Beauty Products ~ Fall 2014

Why I Love It

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
The name says it all. It’s silky, offers great coverage and leaves my skin looking supple and lit from within. A lot of lightweight foundations don’t offer much by way of coverage but this one offers the best of all worlds.


Benefit Watt’s Up!
As highlighters go, this one rates among the best. And just in case you didn’t know, the mark of a truly great highlighter is one that when worn, prompts people to say things like ‘your skin looks great.’ Never should they say, ‘what highlighter do you use?’ Watt’s Up fills the bill nicely by creating a warm glow with a subtle shimmer.

Must-Have Beauty Products - Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation & Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter
Benefit Watt’s Up! and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Maybelline New York  Lash Stiletto
I love lashes. Long lashes, curly lashes, false lashes and semi-permanent lashes. I really love semi-permanent lashes but they can be expensive to maintain and I hardly ever have time to apply falsies. Not to mention that I can rarely apply them symmetrically; one of them is almost always a little janky. But a single swipe of an amazing mascara can take your face from basic to wow in seconds. Lash Stiletto has been my go-to for many weeks. As the name promises, it lengthens my lashes and adds just the right amount of volume.

Maybelline New York Stiletto Lash ~ Must-Have Beauty Products Fall 2014
Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto

Gelish NOURISH Cuticle Oil
With Autumn comes cooler temperatures, dryer air and lots of moisturizers. This year, I’m remembering my cuticles with one of my new favorite finds, Gelish NOURISH Cuticle Oil. I was introduced to it when I got my first gel manicure and now I use it all the time. It’s lightweight, easy to apply and smells wonderful!

Julep Nail Color in Kristy

I love a dark nail and blue is my color this season. Kristy is a beautiful, midnight blue with a creamy finish and high shine. For more of my favorite nail colors this Fall, check out my Instagram!
Julep Nail Color in Kristy & Gelish NOURISH Cuticle Oil ~ Must-Have Beauty Products Fall 2014
Julep in Kristy and Gelish NOURISH Cuticle Oil
Kristy, an inky blue cream color ~ Must-Have Beauty Products for Fall 2014


What must-have beauty products are you loving for Fall 2014? Sound off in the comments or tweet me a photo. I’d love to see your picks! Thanks for reading!

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  • Reply Rochkirstin Santos 6 November 2014 at 5:33 AM

    What shade or tone did you get for the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation? Foundations are a hit or miss for me. I don't know which one really suits me best.

    • Reply patranila 6 November 2014 at 6:31 AM

      My shade number is 9 and it's perfect for me. It goes on a little light but settles in to seamless coverage. The best way to get the right shade is to first make sure the undertones in the foundation match that of your skin and then apply in natural light.

  • Reply Masshole Mommy 6 November 2014 at 10:47 AM

    I am loving that nail polish color. It's perfect for the winter.

  • Reply Amy Glass 6 November 2014 at 12:23 PM

    I LOVE the nail polish. I rarely paint my fingernails as I can't just can't get it to last. But I love to paint my toenails.

    • Reply patranila 6 November 2014 at 3:31 PM

      As long as you can get it to last for three or four days, you're good to go!

  • Reply CourtneyLynne 6 November 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Fabulous list!!! Especially that polish!!! Omg!!! Chic!!! Just love itttt!!;

  • Reply Felice 6 November 2014 at 1:26 PM

    All amazing choices! thank you for sharing. i love Julep and I also love the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

  • Reply Trisha Grimes 6 November 2014 at 5:46 PM

    I've been actually been considering picking up a new mascara and the Maybelline's Lash Stiletto sounds perfect! I could really use something that lengthens my lashes.

    • Reply patranila 6 November 2014 at 11:26 PM

      You will love it Trisha.

  • Reply All Artful 6 November 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Thank goodness for this list: I am so out of it with fashionable nail color and I totally would have missed the boat with my daughter's nails!

    • Reply patranila 6 November 2014 at 11:24 PM

      Yay! Mission accomplished!

  • Reply Jessica Kraft 6 November 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Awesome list – I just love that nail polish color!!

  • Reply Miranda Myrabev 6 November 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Great list, I love benefit products and I am yet to try Julep

  • Reply Cia Says 6 November 2014 at 8:33 PM

    I almost ALWAYS have a dark nail. Black is my go to color!

  • Reply Ben Butler 6 November 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Thanks for sharing these. I was a little at a loss for what to put in my girlfriend's Christmas stocking. Not anymore!

  • Reply BusyBee 6 November 2014 at 10:09 PM

    I really like that Benefit highlighter. And that nail polish is completely on point, there is just something about a nice dark polish especially in the fall

    • Reply patranila 6 November 2014 at 11:22 PM

      Dark polish is just so chic! LOVE it!

  • Reply Nina Say 6 November 2014 at 11:13 PM

    There is nothing better than Julep. I love the Kristy color.

    • Reply patranila 6 November 2014 at 11:21 PM

      I've been with Julep since they started and I still can't get over the thrill of having polish delivered to my door every month! My collection is crazy!

  • Reply Catherine Sargent 6 November 2014 at 11:39 PM

    They all look like great products. I don't wear makeup, but I love the color of the nail polish.

  • Reply Lisa B 6 November 2014 at 11:53 PM

    I love the nail polish color. I am waiting for my first Julep box to arrive. These are all great products.

  • Reply Ann B 7 November 2014 at 2:52 AM

    I love the name of the mascara-lash stiletto, I need to try that as my lashes are pretty short.

  • Reply Kenny and Jen 7 November 2014 at 3:35 AM

    Love that nail color! Checking out Julep

  • Reply Andrea Callahan 7 November 2014 at 3:57 AM

    Would definitely go for that mascara! Looks great!

  • Reply Elizabeth O. 7 November 2014 at 4:44 AM

    There's elegance in that Armani shade. Like it.

  • Reply Anne Younger 7 November 2014 at 5:13 AM

    I love the nail polish, makes me wish I still did Julep!

  • Reply Shaney Vijendranath 7 November 2014 at 6:20 AM

    I'm so curious about the Gelish NOURISH Cuticle Oil. I've never used one at home, thinking about getting one. Thanks for your review.

  • Reply Rebecca Swenor 7 November 2014 at 6:26 AM

    These products sounds amazing and I would love to try the Lash Stiletto. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Amby Felix 7 November 2014 at 1:37 PM

    I have been wanting to try Armani foundation for quite some time now!

  • Reply Bonnie Gowen 7 November 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Looks like some really great products. I'm not much into makeup but want to start wearing more.

  • Reply mail4rosey 7 November 2014 at 2:30 PM

    I love the Julep polish. And I didn't know Giorgio Armani had makeup!

    • Reply Ben Butler 7 November 2014 at 4:40 PM

      I didn't know any of this existed. I just got some awesome stocking stuffers for my girlfriend thanks to this post.

  • Reply R.F. Dietz 7 November 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I got the watts up as a sample in some sort of sephora bag and OMG I love it. I definitely agree it brightens one up!

  • Reply Cheap Is The *New* Classy 7 November 2014 at 7:50 PM

    I need some cuticle oil in the worst way. Thanks for the product tips!

  • Reply Jessica Doll @ Team Wiking 7 November 2014 at 10:17 PM

    That is my favorite mascara ever! It totally rivals Dior Show.

  • Reply Marielle Altenor 8 November 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Awesome list of Fall must have products. I recently got some Julup nail polishes and love how nice they are to applied.

  • Reply Yona Williams 8 November 2014 at 5:50 PM

    I don't have a list of Fall beauty products that I gravitate to, but I think I will have to check out Julep. I really need to start looking into ways to incorporate colors based on seasons in both cosmetics and clothing.

  • Reply Juliana RW 9 November 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Lovely fall beauty products of yours. Btw, I don't use any make up.

  • Reply Tamika Mapp 9 November 2014 at 3:18 PM

    I love mascara and I haven't tried the one you suggest. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going out to buy it right now.

  • Reply Minta's Creations 9 November 2014 at 9:51 PM

    I love the nail colors I'm always looking for new nail polishes! I'm definitely going to have to check this out thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Krysten Quiles 9 November 2014 at 11:31 PM

    I love Julep, they have the best colors.

  • Reply Aisha Kristine Chong 10 November 2014 at 3:46 AM

    those beauty products looks so new to me – I'd love to give them a try.

  • Reply Ashley Nicholas 19 November 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Wow, that black nail polish is absolutely beautiful! I will have to try out the Gelish cuticle oil!

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