PS Paula’s Secret

PS Paula’s Secrets is a new make-up collection created especially for mature faces and ageing complexions.

Following extensive research, PS Paula’s Secrets is natural, mineral-based, Australian-made make-up that flatters and corrects, and is easy to use.

Frustrated with the surplus amount of beauty products for the younger market, Paula Nagel, along with business partner Kathrine Baulderstone, designed a make-up range that improves your look and greatly benefits mature skin.

The mineral base means it is lightweight, hypoallergenic and will give full coverage without caking.

The products available have been designed with the ageing skin in mind using natural ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

About the products

“As I was getting older, I wanted to apply make-up that flattered and worked for me, but I found the products on the market didn’t sit well on my skin,” says Paula.

“This is why we’ve created PS. It’s make-up to empower older women and reflect their lifestyle for the women that they are now.”

“Age shouldn’t control how we look and every face is ageing every day. If you’re in your 50’s or 60’s and beyond and still following the same make-up regime from your 40’s, then you need to stop.

“It’s time to use products that work for you, not against you.”

Paula says the PS Illuminating Primer is a testament to Paula’s dedication to provide older women with high quality products.

The lightweight primer includes natural oils to enrich and keep the skin soft while

the illuminants reflect the light to give a natural-looking, youthful sheen. Designed to even out finelines, the tinted shade reduces blemishes and balances skin tones.

None of the PS line uses fillers, parabens, talc, or petrochemicals, and the products have not been tested on animals.

Paula’s Background

Paula is well known as the first female reporter in South Australia on ABC television current affairs.

Her career more recently has included marketing, sponsorship and headhunting roles as well as a number of Board Directorships.

As Chair of the State’s international education marketing agency she led education missions to India, China and Europe, and was the recipient of the Asia Pacific Business Women’s Council “Woman of Distinction in Education” Award in 2006.

Sri Lanka

From 1999 until 2006 she served as Consul for South Australia for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and was the first non-Muslim woman to have sat on the Board of the Islamic College of South Australia.


Paula is a Director of the Carrington Cottages for Homeless Men, and Founding Chair of the Chairman’s Circle Committee of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, a major sponsor of the Adelaide Festival.

She is currently a Council Member of the University of South Australia and a member of the Foundation Steering Committee for Menzies School of Health Research.

Breast Cancer

In 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and in 2007 she discovered that she had ovarian cancer. There followed several major operations including a double mastectomy.

Public Advocate

She is now the Public Advocate for a number of research projects for breast cancer, a member of the Advisory Council to the Board of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and regularly appears on radio and gives speeches and keynote addresses about breast cancer.

In 2014, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution, to the arts, education and the community.

The PS Paula’s Secrets range is available online.