Paul & Joe have released their new limited edition products for autumn/winter 2016 and as to be expected, the products and packaging are high performing, charming and feminine in equal proportions.
For the brows, theres the Paul & Joe Eyebrow Powder Duo, the Waterproof Eyebrow Liner and Eyebrow Pen and theres some gorgeous eyeshadow trios too. For the lips, you’ll find the new limited edition lipstick shades and lipstick cases and for the cheeks, Paul & Joe have released their new Cat Cheek Colours which are gorgeous pots of pearl powder beads mixed with cat shapes. Of course, they couldn’t leave the body out and with the weather turning colder, they’ve brought out a couple of new hand creams to keep dry, chapped hands at bay.
I’ve been trying out a few different pieces from the collection and have put together this green smokey eye look using them.
The stand out piece for me has to be the eyeshadows. They’re buttery soft, intensely pigmented and super long lasting. The Paul & Joe Limited Edition Eye Colour Trios contain three gradient eyeshadow colours inspired by the green leaves turning to red then yellow throughout the autumn.
The base formula of the eyeshadows contains Jojoba Oil which enables the rich colour pigments to adhere to the skin firmly for a smooth, long lasting colour. The formula also contains moisturising extracts of Orange Flower Water, Rosa Roxburghu Fruit and White Lily so that the powder doesn’t dry out the eyelids.
There are three different colour ways to choose from and I have A Stroll In the Park (104) which combines three green shades for an ombre effect, quite like the hues that you would associate with crisp green autumn leaves before they start to change colour.
The three shades are so complimentry to one another and look great whether worn together as part of one eye look or on their own. I did need to add my own brow bone highlight a a light dusting of a brown powder as a transition shade but aside from that, the shades that I used on my eyes in these photos are only from this Paul & Joe trio.
These shadows are so easy to blend and I didn’t note any fall out. I love how vibrant the eyeshadows are; the colour pay off is incredible with a gorgeous shine finish and no fading or creasing throughout the day.
Another long lasting product from this line has to be the lipstick which actually pleasantly surprised me as it has such a gorgeous sheen to it and its so moisturising that I thought that it would come off very quickly. The Paul & Joe lipstick shades for autumn are all about adding an effortlessly chic pop of deeper colour to your autumn make up looks.
They have reformulated the base to ensure that the lipsticks apply flawlessly to the lips and leave a brightly coloured, gleaming finish. They have the new Glossy Fit Oil formula which contains Cocoa Seed Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil and Lavender Oil. These ingredients enable the rich shades to cling to the lips for an even, smooth finish with just one swipe. Like with the eyeshadows, the lipsticks contain White Lily and Orange Flower Extracts to moisturise and hydrate the lips.
The difference with lipsticks from this brand is that the lipstick bullet itself is sold as a refill and the packaging is sold separately. You choose your outer packaging from the wide selection of designs that they have, which are usually limited edition, and then you choose your lipstick shade, which again are often limited edition.
I like this idea to some extent as the lipsticks come with a little cap on them so you could switch them out as often as you like and keep the case the same. However in all honesty, this isn’t something that I would use. I would simply buy one case for each lipstick refill that I have and use them in the same way as a traditional lipstick.
The Paul & Joe Limited Edition Lipstick Refill is available in three different shades; Autumn Sun (099), Kiss in the Park (100) and Snuggle Up (101).
I have the Autumn Sun shade with the Paul & Joe Limited Edition Lipstick Case in 034 which combines pale, muted autumn colours for a really pretty look.
Autumn Sun is described as a calming orange shade, reflecting the warm fall sunlight. I wouldn’t say that I necessarily agree with the description of the colour as it looks a little more red to me but the result is a stunning colour with a beautifully glossy finish that lasts on the lips.
This lipstick is incredibly comfortable to wear and I think it would be even better for those who suffer from dry, cracked lips in the winter time as I think it will enable you to wear lipstick confidently without worrying that it would cling and emphasis flakiness.
The only piece from the latest releases that I didn’t enjoy was the Paul & Joe Eyebrow Pen in Grey (01). If you prefer a felt tip liner for your brows then I’m sure you’d love this product as it does enable you to achieve beautifully defined brows with hair stroke precision. Plus you can easily build the product to intensify the look which is good as the initial application is very light and natural. I simply prefer powder products for my brows, plus the grey shade of this pen is unfortunately a little too cool toned for my hair colour and complexion. I wish my hair was that ashy but it kicks out so much warmth!
The Paul & Joe Eyebrow Pens contain Orange Flower Water and Anise Fruit Extract which moisturise the area and White Lily Extract to prevent skin irritation. This brow pen doesn’t make the brow hairs dry out or go crispy at all which is what I do like about the formula. I’d be interested to try out the brow powder from this brand to see how it would compare with my current products.
I’d highly recommend checking out the eyeshadows and lipsticks in particular if you like a great colour pay off and comfortable to wear products that last! I think they’d make gorgeous gifts this Christmas too for a girlie girl as the packaging is so cute and feminine.
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What is your favourite piece from this Paul & Joe Collection?