After hearing from Getting Cheeky that the Paul and Joe Lipstick C in Meow! is already sold out on beautyhabit.com, I went into full panic mode to churn out this post. Originally this was supposed to go up a little later (I'll explain why in a bit) but I decided to move it up just in case. Wouldn't want everything to be sold out before you guys can get your hands on it, right?
Out of the three palettes available for spring, I chose the no-brainer, Face and Eye Color CS in 076 Siamese, Please. Why do I need another brown palette, you ask? I can defensively cite the number of brown palettes I own (surprisingly not many) but really it's just because the cat in the palette has her eyes closed and I can see her three distinctive lashes. Such attention to detail is what I live for!
The palette consists of a beige-nude, a very warm copper brown, and (what I think of as) a generic dark brown with microshimmer. I wish more palettes swatched like these shadows. I barely had to dip my finger into the color to produce this. The texture was in line with what I'm starting to expect from all Japanese brands, so buttery smooth that it should be spread over toast and happily consumed. How is it that Japanese companies can consistently produce such quality items? And can everyone else please start taking a leaf out of their books?
Of course, I did a cat eye to go with the cat palette. Would you expect anything less from me?
The reason I wanted to post this up later was because I wanted to separately feature the accompanying lip shades in the photos below before I get to the eye look. I was going to say something about universality or ease of use or "pair it with whatever you like!" but I'm sure you girls already knew that. It is a brown palette, after all.
Since my plan was thwarted, let's resurrect the guessing game! Want to take a gander at what lipstick/gloss I'm wearing in the pictures below? The hint is: one is a lipstick, one is a gloss, and one is a mixture of both. The products used are relatively new to the US market.
Here's the ingredient list for those who need it:
Paul and Joe Face and Eye Color CS in 076 Siamese, Please retails for $36. Danielle of Bloomin' Beauty (thanks love!) alerted me to a whole slew of e-tailers that carry Paul and Joe goodies. Other than beautyhabit.com, you can also visit b-glowing.com and asos.com to secure your goodies. While the Asos price is higher compared to regular retail, you can use the code "retailmenot20" to secure 20 percent off your entire cart! If this palette (or anything else in the collection) strikes your fancy, my advice is to get it this very minute. Hot cakes don't even hold a candle to these kittens.