There’s some collections you see that just give you judders – Paul & Joe’s was one of them.
My haulage arrived and I haven’t been SO excited for a long time.
The shoe box:
These are the free gifts I got – a set of three matching bags:
There was also a very cute Paul & Joe Catalogue:
Kitty had a go:
Now back to the goodies!
I had to buy the new cosmetic bag because it was kitty related (£20):
Paul & Joe released some new Pearl Powders, like a loose pigment. I got 3 shades, 01 Champage Gold, 02 Blaze an Orange Copper and 03 Brown.
The texture of these are extremely light and airy; almost creamy because they are so fine and soft. I have a TON of MAC pigments and I rarely, rarely use them. I find them a bit messy and depending on the pigment, a tad on the grainy side. The Paul & Joe pigments are soft and refined – they are the sophisticated version of MAC pigments, giving a soft creamy colour that isn’t OTT at all.
All three are fairly practical and can be used with other colours. Blaze is especially nice.
Paul & Joe Pearl Pigments = I like! 8/10
I adore the Eye Glosses. I have lots of cream eyeshdadows in a similar form (Beaute de Kose’s, Visee’s etc.) but none are as beautiful as these. I already love the ones that exist and the new eye glosses have been reformulated to perfection. I had to get all five (£15):
01 – Gold
02 – Silver
03 – Lilac
04 – Pink
05 – Brown
01 – the gold and 02 – silver are beautiful and makes a stunning base for everthing else. There are already some like this in the old 5. 03 and 04 are pretty colours that look good but I wouldn’t say are essential. They are light colours so better as a base. 05, is an absolutley GORGEOUS metallic brown. Its really beautiful. I think P&J should release more of these strong colours in this range.
If you are new to the eye glosses I recommend 01 and 05.
I also decided to dabble in 2 pencils too – a dark green called envy and a gold (£10.50):
They sure are pretty but on…they look nice but they didn’t blow me away. I haven’t tried them on my eyes yet though so I can’t give a full verdict. Swatches:
Then there were the 3 limited edition Paul & Joe Red Lipsticks. I don’t even like red listicks but these looked so chic (£18)
001 is Velveteen -a sheer red
002 is Red Ribbon – a medium cream red
003 is Red Velvet – a strong matte red
Now looking at them here they look the same. The main difference lies in the texture.
Now – I adore the packaging for these lipsticks. However, the difference in the texture didn’t seem THAT great to me. Also I was hoping for that P&J creaminess you see with the original range of lipsticks – perhaps it was because it was still cold in the morning but these lipsticks, as you can see from the swatch didn’t melt away like I expected.
01 is the lightest texture and the most wearble. 02 has a pinkish tinge to it – I’m not sure that’s for me, a pinkish-red? Hmmm. 03 is a nice true red but I am not convinced about its texture – it doesn’t seem creamy enough. I will give these another go on the lips and I they do sure look pretty in the tube but I need to be convinced they are worth £18 each.
I also got the primer mascara (£16):
I don’t know why but the black side looks dark grey:
Not tried this yet so no verdict!
I loved the pic of the new Moisturizing Primer and Creamy Powder Foundation:
The primer comes in 3 shades. I chose shade 02 which is the only one with a hint of warm colour. 03 is a cream without UV protection but also works as a treatment too.
Creamy powder foundation in 040 (£25.50):
I bought this blind but I was told 30 and 40 were yellow based to it would probably be between the two. I think this one matches my skin fine!
Finally I got the Facecolour in 13 which is a bronzy shade.
It’s kinda golden and very shimmery.
Phew! I’m tired from all that. Do you want anything from this collection?