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Paul & Joe Beaute Spring 2014 Partial Collection Review & #FOTD - Color Powder, Face Powder, Face Brush

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Paul & Joe Beaute Profile

Founded in Paris in 1967, Paul & Joe launched its whimsical beauty line--Paul & Joe Beaute--in 2002. Perhaps best known for their beyond adorable cat shaped blushers, Paul & Joe Beaute offers a wide variety of themed cosmetics that are the epitome of dainty girlishness.

Paul & Joe has released its spring collection and it includes a number of fantastic products including multi-dimensional face powder, blushes and a new face brush--polishes and lippies were also released, but I have not reviewed any of them. I have several of these items to share with you! I've also created a look below using the products I reviewed from this collection.

Where to Buy

These products are available at B-Glowing.com 

Prices

Paul & Joe Beaute Face Powder retails for $45

Paul & Joe Beaute Face Brush retails for $30

Paul & Joe Beaute Color Powder retails for $28


Paul & Joe Beaute Spring 2014 Face Powder Review


paul and joe beaute spring 2014 face powder review

Product Type

These are multicolored pearls meant to give your complexion a more even, radiant appearance. They come in a small cylindrical cardboard container with a dense, plush puff to be used for application.

On the Face

This is a really interesting face powder. When patted over my foundation it actually lightened it a tad, but not significantly--it may simply be its reflective quality or the fact that I'm medium complected. While it does not appear powdery per say on the skin and it is very light and finely milled, it leaves teeny flecks of reflective sparks all over the face. They are not noticeable from a distance, but easily noticeable up close. They're not glittery. This was very lightweight on the skin. I have dry skin naturally and did find that my face felt a little bit dryer after 4-5 hours of wear, but it wasn't uncomfortable. I think this would be better suited to someone with normal or oily skin (which is often the case with face powders), but someone with dry, sensitive skin like mine could certainly get away with wearing this if desired. It did not dry out my foundation, cause cracking or anything of that nature. 

paul and joe beaute spring 2014 face powder review


Price

This retails for $45

Where to Buy

This is available on B-Glowing.com


Paul & Joe Beaute Spring 2014 Color Powder Azalea Review


paul and joe beaute spring 2014 color powder azalea blush review

Product Type

This is a powder blush with a printed design on the top. 

Shade

Azalea looks like a gorgeous fuchsia with a blue design around the edges and white Paul & Joe logo in the center. The printed design on top does not go all the way through the product. When I first swiped this blush I found I only picked up the colors of the design, but it quickly swiped away and left the color underneath. The shade is almost a delicate Radiant Orchid on the skin.

paul and joe beaute spring 2014 color powder azalea blush review

paul and joe beaute spring 2014 color powder azalea blush swatch
Paul & Joe Beaute Color Powder in Azalea - swatched it changes to a delicate Radiant Orchid

On the Cheek

This is a really lovely, soft shade and it applies beautifully. I actually used the Face Brush below to apply it and found it blended out nicely. On my medium complexion I did not find this to be super obvious, but it was pigmented enough to provide a natural flush. Obviously this would be more noticeable on fairer complexions, but I still think with a light hand and gradually building color that it could be a very natural shade.

Price

This retails for $28

Where to Buy

This is available on B-Glowing.com


Paul & Joe Beaute Spring 2014 Face Brush Review


paul and joe spring 2014 powder brush review

Product Type

This is a synthetic multipurpose face brush meant to pick up and disperse powder products well.

Brush Head

This brush is incredibly dense and soft. The bristles have a decent amount of flex to them.

paul and joe spring 2014 powder brush review
The bristles on this brush are pure white, but the light and shadows make it look a bit ivory here

Using with Powder

This can be used with the Face Powder above, but as I prefer to apply all-over powder over my foundation using a puff, I actually tried this brush out with the Azalea Color Powder instead. I found this picked up powder well and applied it beautifully. Because it is such a dense, domed brush with a moderately small head, I would recommend using it for powders you're hoping to achieve a more concentrated application with versus a light dusting all over the face. I think brushes are often very personal so you may find you like it for all-over application, but personally I like it for other purposes such as blush or bronzer around the edges of the face with a light hand. This did not shed for me during use.

Price

This retails for $30

Where to Buy

This is available on B-Glowing.com 


Paul & Joe Beaute Spring 2014 Inspired #FOTD


I absolutely adore Paul & Joe Beaute and find their products and packaging so inspiring! I created the following look using the products above along with some other fabulous products.

What you'll need to recreate this look...


For the Eyes:

  • NARS Budge Proof Eyeshadow Base (primed lids)
  • MAC Water-Based Mixing Medium (mixed with Pink Pearl)
  • MAC Pink Pearl pigment (foiled on upper lids with mixing medium)
  • Make Up For Ever eyeshadow #172 (crease)
  • Inglot #351 (blended under brown and into edges of MUFE #172)
  • Inglot #342 (blended into outer edges of #172 to create more gradual crease)
  • Sugarpill 2AM (swept under lower lash line)
  • Sugarpill Diamond Eyes (patted into inner corners)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L liner (tightlined upper lash line and lined lower waterline)
  • Duo lash glue (for falsies)
  • FavULash El Nido falsies

For the Face:
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics Set the Stage Primer (all over face)
  • Youngblood Cosmetics Pebble & Golden Tan mixed (all over face)
  • MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt (contouring)
  • Paul & Joe Beaute Face Powder (patted over foundation)
  • Paul & Joe Beaute Color Powder in Azalea (on cheeks)
  • MAC Shaping Powder in Accentuate (highlighting)

For the Lips
  • OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Anime (line and fill outer portion of lips)
  • OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Feathered (fill inner portion of lips and blend into Anime for gradient)
  • OCC lip tar in Narcissus (applied over liner)

paul and joe beaute spring 2014 makeup tutorial using sugarpill, mac, make up for ever, inglot
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paul and joe beaute spring 2014 makeup tutorial using sugarpill, mac, make up for ever, inglot
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What do you think? Did any of these Paul & Joe Beaute products catch your eye?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 

11 comments :

  1. Love these! Your look is flawless!

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  2. I want Azalea!! I love the look you created!

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  3. Your look is gorgeous! And I can't get over how beautiful the products are!

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    1. @Emily Thank you! Paul & Joe Beaute always does such a gorgeous job on their products!

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  4. Thank you! Azalea is fabulous :)

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    1. @cosmetic sanctuary This was in reply to you :)

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  5. omg! I love everything here! The packaging is beyond flawless, and that face powder really intrigues me!

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    1. Anna Sui is fantastic! <3

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  6. As usual - this is completely stunning!

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