Thursday, January 24, 2013

Paul & Joe Spring 2013 Collection

The Paul & Joe Spring Collection is so full of whimsy and cute. I knew this even before I went to the counter; I've seen the press releases. Yet, there remained much squeeing and dancing little jigs in front of the SA, who thankfully was already familiar with my ways. There are elephants on that lipstick, guys, tell me you can resist.

Alright. On to the formalities:

Paul & Joe Pressed Powder CS 001 Swirl

I didn't take a picture of the powder because there was a seal over this product and it wasn't a tester so I couldn't mess with it. Think pastel green, pink, cream, and white in a dense lollipop swirl. It makes for an understated highlighter that's definitely much less glittery than what I've come to expect from the brand. This is a good thing.

L-R: Eye Color CS 082 Calliope, 083 Montmartre, 084 La Belle Epoque

L-R: Eye Color CS 082 Calliope, 083 Montmartre

084 La Belle Epoque

L-R: Lipstick Refill CS 078 Carousel, 079 Merry-Go-Round, 080 Manège

In case you missed it, Paul & Joe announced last fall that they will start selling their lipstick components in two parts, which means you'll have to purchase the bullet and the tube separately. This amounts to a $2 increase in their (complete) lipstick prices, but as compensation, the company doles out mega-cute limited edition lipstick bullets to soothe the pain off that couple extra dollars.

I had to. I just had to. Nevermind that the color is fantastic and I don't actually own a fuchsia lipstick (and notice the carousel horse detail printed on it!), there are elephants on the tube. That is, unabashedly, my real reason for buying it.

Paul & Joe Spring is already available online at Alternatively, you could give my friend Alex Runciman who works at the P&J counter a call at 212.872.8648. I swatched and purchased the above at Bergdorf Goodman.


  1. Oh no, it looks so cute!! I think I wouldnt be able to use it if I got it :D So lovely :)

  2. The elephant tube...I die!! I've never tried P&J (or even seen in person) but all three of those lip colors are simply gorgeous! I'm so glad you did this post :)

  3. The cats, the cats!!! *grabby hands*

  4. Beautiful! I love that there are cats, horses, elephants, so much cuteness!

  5. Just way too cute!
    I love their lipstick system, ok, it's maybe a bit pricier but you get something super cute and pretty like no other lipstick. Can't wait to see you rocking that fuchsia shade!

  6. Paul and Joe have the loveliest packaging!

  7. I have wanted the elephant eyeshadow and lipstick for SOOO long. I was waiting for swatches before I took the plunge since I have no P&J near me. Elephants.. I can't even.

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  9. I always love Paul & Joe makeup line, it's so pretty and whimsical at the same time. I really want to try the blush set with the magnetic case. Do you know if Bergdorf Goodman is selling the new blush line yet?

  10. Oh my god the EYESHADOWS I can't even process *explodes*

    so. friggn. adorable.

  11. hehe i bought the elephant and club print lip cases! Also bagged the Swirl powder and lipstick refill in Carousel <3 I just love elephants!!!

  12. Gah! The elephant packaging is delightful and tempting! This could change my serial-depotting tendencies.

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