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Paul & Joe La Belle Epoque Eye Color Set CS, Happily Ever After Lipstick CS and Lipstick Case CS Fall 2013 Swatches, Review

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Paul & Joe 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 girliness. Paul & Joe's fall collection has a fairy tale theme that is incredibly sweet and lovely, which is what I'll be sharing with you today.

Where to Buy

Paul & Joe Beaute products can be purchased online at a number of authorized retailers, which can be found through their site HERE


Paul & Joe Eye Color Set CS Swatches and Review


paul and joe eye color set review

Product Type

Set of 3 eye products including: cream shadow, pressed shadow, loose eye color

Shades

The La Belle Epoque set contains the following shades:

paul and joe la belle epoque eye color set swatches
L to R - Shimmery deep pewter (pressed shadow), creamy lilac (cream shadow), pearly platinum micro-flakes (no sticky base), pearl micro-flakes (with sticky base) 

On the Eye

These colors are lovely to work with! The pressed shadow is silky and has great pigmentation (not at all chalky and I had no fall-out). The cream shadow is vibrant and has a thinner formula that does not tug on the eye. I recommend setting the cream shadow with powder to extend its wear. The loose eye color is so unique! It's not quite a glitter and it's not quite a typical powder. It's a super fine, flake-like powder that can either be patted on dry for a light dusting of shimmer or applied wet or with a sticky base for a layer of beautiful pearlescent platinum glimmer. 

Price

This set retails for $38

Where to Buy

Paul & Joe Beaute products can be purchased online at a number of authorized retailers, which can be found through their site HERE

My Thoughts

I love this set! The colors complement each other beautifully and can be used to create a number of looks. You'll see below how I used them! The loose eye color is very unique and I love the versatility in finish depending on how you use it (wet or dry). If you're a fairy tale fan like me (Grimm's Fairy Tales have been a favorite since I was a kid--though they're quite dark) this is a must! Absolutely lovely.


Paul & Joe Lipstick CS and Lipstick Case CS Swatch and Review


Paul and Joe Lipstick Case Review

Product Type

Paul & Joe's lipstick is a buttery lipstick that comes with the interior part of the lipstick tube only, which fits perfectly into their fun, interchangeable lipstick cases (these do not have a plastic feel to them).

Putting the Lipstick in the Case

All you have to do to put your Paul & Joe lipstick in the case is remove it from its packaging and slide it into the bottom half of the case. The case has several little teeth in the base that match up with the teeth on the lipstick tube, making it easy to twist the lipstick up or down.

paul and joe happily ever after lipstick review

Shade

paul and joe happily ever after lipstick swatch
Happily Ever After - medium, slightly deep pink

On the Lips

Happily Ever After has an incredibly buttery and creamy formula! It is actually a bit hydrating and very comfortable to wear. This lipstick has the type of formula and texture that you can throw on without lip liner, regardless of where you are, straight from the tube. This color fades gracefully with wear and does not leave lips patchy looking.

Price

Happily Ever After lipstick retails for $17 and the case retail for $5.

Where to Buy

Paul & Joe Beaute products can be purchased online at a number of authorized retailers, which can be found through their site HERE

My Thoughts

I love formulas like this! It's not often you find lipstick formulas that are hydrating and hassle-free with nice pigmentation. Despite the fact that I have a strong preference for lipstick brushes when it comes to applying lippies, this is the type of color and formula that I would apply straight from the tube. It melts right on your lips and imparts a lovely blush of color that leaves lips looking healthier--which brightens your entire face! The color is such that I think it would complement a wide variety of complexions and given that it isn't extremely bold, I think even the lipstick newbies will find it a comfortable shade to wear. This is the type of color I'd recommend for those that want to buy their daughters/nieces/grandaughters their first high-end lippy.

One thing that always impresses me with Paul & Joe, is their attention to detail. Things as simple as the patterns on their lipsticks give me a little thrill!

paul and joe happily ever after lipstick review

All in all, I love this lipstick and I love how easy it is to use it with the lipstick case! This would make a great gift for yourself or any lipstick lovers in your life--hello, holiday wishlists!


Paul & Joe Makeup Look for the Day


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Products Used:

  • Paul & Joe La Belle Epoque Eye Color Set CS (cream lilac shadow on upper lid, pressed pewter shadow for shading, loose pearl color patted over lilac)
  • Inglot #351 (blended into edges of shading color)
  • Paul & Joe Lipstick in Happily Ever After
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (all over face, highlighting, warmth on cheeks)
  • Inglot 565 brow powder
  • Kett Fixx Creme Blush in Morrocco (contouring)
  • Kett Fixx Creme Blush in Daiquiri (apples of cheeks)
  • MUFE Aqua Eyes liner in 0L (tightlining/lining water line)
  • MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash 

What do you think? Will you be trying any of these Paul & Joe Beaute products or getting them as gifts for the makeup-loving princesses in your life?

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


14 comments :

  1. All of these look fabulous on you! Your lip swatches are to DIE FOR! Wow!

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    1. Thank you! Paul & Joe is so fun <3

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  2. The packaging is sooo cute! You look stunning (like always!)
    I really love that lippie on you!

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    1. Isn't it cute??? Aw thank you!!!

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  3. Wow, you look gorgeous! And I love the packaging on the lipstick! =)

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    1. Aw thanks! Isn't it cute! Paul & Joe is adorable!!!

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  4. I am obsessed with the packaging! Love your end result, too.

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    1. Their packaging is to die for! Always so cute and dreamy ;) Thank you!

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  5. Gorgeous packaging and stunning looks! You are killing me!

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    1. Thank you! Isn't Paul & Joe adorable?!

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  6. Anonymous9:48 PM

    Love this brand and you look amazing as always

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    1. Me too and than you <33333

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  7. Always been in love with their packaging!

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