Friday, November 20, 2009

Paul & Joe Pearl Powders

The Paul & Joe mania continues with pearl powders. These are loose eyeshadow powders. They all contain finely milled shimmer, the holiday colors have a silver micro-glitter sparkle that is very subtle but still visible. Compared to MAC Pigments, the pigment is a bit softer and not as frosty and the texture is a bit more powdery/light feeling.

01 Secret of Gold, 03 Silhouette, 04 Afterglow, 001 Smoke Black, 002 Smoke Brown

* 001 and 002 are from the holiday 2009 collection & are limited edition

* Number 02 Blaze is from a sample.

For comparisons and swatches to other brands/colors, check out these past Paul & Joe features:

* Swatches of 01, 02, 03
Paul & Joe Absolutely Adorable

* 01 Secret of Gold comparisons
Color Focus: Neutral Sparkle & Glow
Dior Beige Print Comparisons

* 03 Silhouette comparisons
Color Focus: Taupe Eyeshadows
(taupe lovers be warned, this is picture heavy - not for the faint of heart)

* 04 Afterglow
More Paul & Joe Beauty

* 001 & 002 Holiday comparisons/swatches
First Look at Paul & Joe Holiday from Guest Writer Joey
Paul & Joe Holiday 2009

All pearl powders were purchased from Bergdorf Goodman with the exception of Afterglow 04 which was bought from


  1. These powders look so good! Are they also multipurpose like MAC pigments?

  2. Hi Yarisse, yes, I believe they are multi-purpose. Have you looked at the paul & joe website? It's really cute and they have descriptions for all their items:

  3. I have been trying NOT to buy these and save some money (which is going badly by the way.. mostly your fault due to the amazingly accurate swatches) and now i just have to get one. At lEAST one.. because they are farrr too pretty not to buy and play with!!

  4. Thank you, Lina. I will check their website.

  5. Those are gorgeous! I particularly like the soft black 001... might have to put that on my list for this Christmas. I love the look of 03 as well - can you compare it to MAC Cocomotion?

  6. these are so pretty! you take excellent swatch photos! how do you do it?

    btw i just wanted to let you know that i love your blog, it has crawled up into my top 5 faves :o)

  7. three is my absolute favorite!


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