Thursday, November 1, 2012

Paul & Joe Holiday 2012: Make Up Collection Frozen Lilac 001



I'm not going to lie. When I first heard about the theme of the Paul & Joe Holiday Make Up Collection Set, my reaction was "you've got to be joking." I don't know why I found cats and turtle doves perfectly acceptable, but unicorns?

It's a good thing as a dedicated beauty blogger I don't usually knock things until I try them. I think people - including me - underestimate how good Paul & Joe products can be because they look cute.


The Frozen Lilac 001 set includes a translucent powder and a creamy cheek powder. I didn't swatch the translucent powder because it wouldn't be visible on the skin. The rose-hued creamy cheek powder may be confusingly named because it definitely belongs under the cream category. When I first tried it, I actually said "this feels dimethicone-y" aloud – it feels smooth and dry, but goes on and blends into the skin with little effort. The blush stayed on strong for at least six hours and slowly fades to a very bare flush. In case this isn't clear: I love it.

I wore it with Tarte LipSurgence in Escape (swatched here) and SmolderEYES in Gold (application method here) under my glasses!



Paul & Joe Holiday Make Up Collection Frozen Lilac 001 retails for $65 and is available at Beautyhabit.com and Bergdorf Goodman. If you would like to call to order, you can try Caroline or Alex at 212.872.8648. Let them know I sent you!

Full disclosure: This entry contains product(s) sent by the PR or manufacturer for editorial consideration.

31 comments:

  1. I wish P&J was still here :( They've pulled out and you're right. We underestimate them because they are so pretty to look at and yet once you get over that, the products are pretty awesome too! p/s Love your new layout!

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    1. I feel bad everytime I use it and think "wow surprisingly awesome" - why is it surprising?

      Thanks, Paris!

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  2. Whyyy? Paul & Joe packaging is always so cute/beautiful. I agree that at first I didn't think they'd have good quality and just focused on their look.

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  3. YAY GLASSES you look so cute. I find that they can paradoxically draw more attention to the eyes and cheekbones. The blush swatch is a stunning color: I. Must. Get. How does the translucent powder perform?

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    1. I think it's good! Like any loose powder should perform :) Slightly dimethicone-y too, though

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  4. Very pretty! I also love your hair. I thought it was stunning long and you look gorgeous with it short too. I think you would look awesome if you styled it in a faux hawk. I wish wish wish I could pull that off like you!

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  5. Pretty! I got this one too but I haven't gotten a chance to test them out yet. They look gorgeous on you though, so I'm SUPER excited now! :D

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  6. I totally agree with this post. P&J is a nice brand and cute looking, I have to say sometimes their paclaging isn't as 'nice' feeling to me but I like a lot of their products. I am still wondering about the loose powder (I have tried their base/face/cheek/lip products but not their loose powder). I am loving tarte lately and definely have to check out more of their products. I don't know why but I need the feeling I am doing something good for my skin, since most organic brands doesn't work for me (breakout, not as nice quality, etc), I am trying more and more 'natural infused' brands, lol / Claire

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    1. I'm glad to hear you like tarte :) I work for the line...
      Xiao, gorgeous in escape...now I'm pulling out my set from under my desk and slicking it on in hopes of looking like it does on you...

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  7. How is overall quality of their products? We have their shop on Av.Montaigne but Its not popular in Paris at all...

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    1. I can understand why not. In my mind, French women would like everything to be sophisticated and elegant and P&J is downright cute. I've only tried their lipsticks and powder products and I think they're both great quality-wise for the price point.

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  8. Glasses Wandz is equally gorgeous. Not fair, Wandz. Not fair at all.

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    1. It's a fluke. Stumbled upon pretty makeup that worked with it :P

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  9. love the glasses+hair+makeup! you look amazing!

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  10. I think unicorns are quite awesome tbh :p. I'm definitely going to try out a blush now from them. And you look so pretty with the glasses!

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  11. Love the short hair + glasses combo! :) what brand are your glasses, btw?

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  12. Love the short hair + glasses combo! :) what brand are your glasses, btw?

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    1. Thanks! Ici Berlin! Virtually impossible to snap and break (supposedly. not that i've tried)

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  13. Hi Xiao! Are you pulling your eyebrows a little more to the side (aka making them longer) than you did in prior months? B/c your brows look the best I have ever seen them in this post, especially in the first photo (perfection!).

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    1. to be honest, i have no idea what i do with them :P I just draw and hope they come out right. I guess I should update my brow shading tutorial one of these days. Thanks for the nice words though!

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  14. Where is Paul and Joe sold? I don't think I've ever seen a counter by me, which is sad-making :(

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    1. Edited - I did some digging and it appears in my area I'll have to buy online. Boo. However, I'm really surprised by how reasonable their prices are. $22 for a lipstick (including case) is pretty damn good! Once I get paid, I may pick up this set.

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    2. You could call Caroline and Alex, too. They can provide descriptions and stuff :)

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  15. So pretty and I'm digging the glasses!

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  16. Xiaoo why so gorgeous all the time?? Adore these shots of you! The makeup is adorable haha, you're right, I tend to underestimate Paul & Joe because the cute factor is just so good all the time.

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  17. ohh also! I'm loving the Messy Wands makeover! Site's lookin good

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