Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Paul & Joe Wild Flowers Lip Gloss Lacquers CS Spring 2010

Paul & Joe's Wild Flowers Spring 2010 Collection is my favorite for the cutest releases this year. This spring they've released 3 lip glosses and 3 eyeshadows for their seasonal Collection Sparkles Limited Edition series. I bought all three glosses they call Lip Gloss Lacquer CS in Baby's Breath 001 (clear sparkle with pinky-beige), Snapdragon 002 (sheer orange with coral sparkle) and Primrose 003 (two shades of hot pink).

The lipgloss packaging is absolutely adorable and each come with 2 shades with a butterfly shaped center.

They are a cross between their regular lipglosses and lip lacquers in pigment and texture. The non-shimmer portions have more pigment than the shimmer parts which are more sheer and almost clear. The texture is smooth and non-sticky. I'm absolutely smitten with the packaging and boxes. I wish they would release stationary or even makeup bags in the cute spring flowers design. They have a slightly sweet scent, almost like fruity tooth-paste, but it's not overpowering or strong.


CS Spring Lip Gloss Lacquers compared to Lip Lacquer Tubes

001 Baby's Breath (pot) vs 04 Tenderness Lip Lacquer (tube)

002 Snapdragon (pot) v 08 Bouquet Lip Lacquer (tube)

003 Primrose (pot) v 06 Can-Can Lip Lacquer (tube)

Swatches

One more close up view

You can get these at Bergdorf Goodman and Beautyhabit. These retail for $25 each which I find a bit pricey for the size - but being the P&J fanatic that I am, I had to have them and after getting my order, I think they are definitely worth the price. My fellow Paul & Joe makeup fan (who goes by the screen name Parsi) helped convince me that I needed to have these just for the cute-factor. I have to admit I cried just a little when I dipped my brush to swatch them (ruining the perfect butterfly shape) but I knew I was going to have to do it anyways.

I've ordered Paul & Joe from both places before and highly recommend both. These were purchased from Bergdorf Goodman for their Smart Beauty Event which is still going on until the end of the month. (Note that my entire BG order is not featured in this post.)

For more views/photos, check out Beautyhabit.com for excellent photos (click on the individual item for a close up). The Paul & Joe website is also too cute for words.

10 comments:

  1. Pretty pictures! I have to ask; do these glosses have a tangible scent/taste? How about the laquers? I'm so sensitive to scented lip porducts, certain scents are enough to keep me from buying. Would appreciate any info on this! Thanks!

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  2. Hi Peachgirl! They do have a slightly sweet scent. It's not too strong in my opinion. It's like fruity toothpaste to me. I like it and I have a SUPER sensitive nose. HTH some!

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  3. Thanks for these swatches - Snapdragon isn't as pigmented as I thought and surprisingly Primrose maybe the one I want.

    PS. I do have one lacquer and I am so pleased that it's not too sweet smelling and it hasn't made my lips itch or breakout (I am SUPER sensitive to lipstick/gloss formulas). I am considering calling Bergdorf's and placing an order!

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  4. Hi Lexi! I was worried they would be too bright for me. Hettie assured me they are sheer enough that they don't go on so bright.

    It's so much prettier in person. I've searched hi and lo for photos and even mine can't do the products justice. Try looking at Rouge Deluxe's blog and search for the Paul & Joe tag. She has tons of great links to websites that have more pictures/swatches etc.

    YAY! I'm so happy you got a lip lacquer :) I love these so much, I gave away 5 tubes to a few close friends for Christmas and they love them too.

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  5. OMG they are soooo cute! We're such suckers for packaging :) I want to hunt these things down.. there's only one place in Ontario where I can find it =/ I kind of love how hard it is to find though.. makes it more special! Thanks for all the pretty pictures <3

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  6. Hey Sabrina! These glosses are cute!! I think I want to check these out and am also really interested in the creamy cheek powders. Have you tried any of those? Enjoy your goodies! :)

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  7. Aww, these are so cute! And those butterflies are a lot more pigmented than I expected them to be! I think I'll be passing on these as I don't wear gloss very often and I'm not fond of potted glosses... but if I had room in my budget I would be so tempted to get one of these just for the pretty factor!

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  8. Thankfully I'm safe from those since I am not a fan of potted glosses, but the lacquers are another story! Each time you post about them the lemming grows (actually that happens with everything you post about to be quite honest). I actually just bought some Paul & Joe for the very first time because of you and everything looks so wonderful. I'm anxious to try!

    I just posted the photos on my blog even though the lighting is awful since I just couldn't wait till tomorrow. I hope you don't mind that I linked my readers here. =)

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  9. these are so cute, and the swatches look wonderful! snapdragon especially xo

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