I've been eyeing some Paul & Joe Beaute items ever since I first spotted some pics from the holiday sets and finally broke down and ordered some things from Bergdorfs for their Smart Beauty Event (see one post below on their fabulous gift).
I have yet to see the whole line in person, but was totally smitten with their website which is super cute, unique, and absolutely adorable with their downloads and product design. I'm normally not a huge fan of pink-packaging, but have to saw these items are really cute and take me back to the days when I was little and when Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars were cute girly.
Again, I have to rave for Bergdorf's Customer Service - friendly, easy going, patient, and generous with samples and goodies! In addition to the beauty event gift, I also received a cute tote, skincare samples, and a mini container of their #2 Pearl Powder (looks scary orange/gold in the pot, but blends out to a pretty iridescent peach).
The extra goodies:
Eye Shadows are soft and blendable with high pigment. I ordered based on online swatches and descriptions and various blogs. The packaging/boxes only had numbers to identify the product shade, but websites also associate names with them.
Left to right: 003 Fortune, 04 Sepia, 23 Boulevard, 24 Centre Stage, 92 Tapestry
Close ups of each shade:
Pearl Powders are soft loose powders full of shimmer and finely milled. These are in between a MAC Loose Beauty Powder and Becca Loose Shimmer Powder as far as weight/texture go. If you remember those Stila All Over Shimmer Loose Powders - these have a similar texture and feel, but are easier to blend.
Left to right: 01 Secret of Gold, 03 Silhouette
Swatches, left to right: 01 Secret of Gold, 02 Blaze, 03 Silhouette
(NOTE: 02 blends out a lot so it doesn't go on as intense or as orange as this swatch)
Face Colors are exquisite! These remind me of MAC's Mineralized Blushes, minus the extreme frost. The face colors are still quite shimmery, but gorgeous on.
Left to right: 11 Rhapsody (pinks), 12 Chic (more beigey)
If you are a Paul & Joe collector or have any items you love, please share them! I'm new to this line and need some more details on products and colors!