Everything here was from softsurroundings.com and was super discounted. Since Paul & Joe is mainly a Japanese line of cosmetics and can be very difficult to get ahold of, you know I couldn't pass up on this opportunity. Silly website was out of stock on almost my whole original order and sent me a bunch of coupon codes to make up for it, which is totally ridiculous because I ended up doing 4 small orders of just P&J. The good thing is that I LOVE what I got! :D
Here's my whole haul. LOVE the flowers on the packaging!
Protective Fluid Foundation in #15 Sable
The glass bottle has that gorgeous flower on it and the cap is an iridescent green. Classy.
Swatched on my hand, it matches my skin perfectly (omg!) and in the sunlight is basically invisible. This is a discontinued color so those of you who have a similar skin color to me (around MAC NC 30) should scour for this! I just checked and it's still available at softsurroundingsoutlet.com for just $12.99 (orig. $36)!!! It feels really lightweight and smells floral, but it's a refreshing feeling compared to other foundations. Oil control is decent but it gives you a nice glow, and didn't break me out the few times I've used it so far.
This is the loose Face Powder N in #3 Sand. It's a bit dark on me but the packaging is gorgeous. Feels very princessy, and you can buy refill cakes. :D
Here is the Eye Primer (also at the soft surroundings outlet) in Chai and the Face Powder in Sand. Pretty dark and a bit orangey so it will probably match me better in the summer.
Here is the Eye Color Palette I and the Primer.
Again, isn't the packaging soooo pretty? Pink with soft gold shimmer! The shadows were smooth and pigmented, although I personally find this color combo a bit strange. Coral and navy? It looks a bit patriotic to me somehow. XD
These are my favorites!!! The lippies. They are super moisturizing and have a sheer color so it's very easy to throw on in the morning and the colors match everything. Color 12 Bougainvillea is my favorite, but I also really love 04 Candy.
I had ordered color 14 Strawberry Jam but this came in the package instead. Limited Edition Lipstick C 058 Muse. Not a color I would've chosen on my own since it looks dark brown and intimidating, but it's actually a very nice sheer, warm brown that leans almost peach. Weird description, but I don't know how to describe it! Love the flowers printed on the side. The only downside is that the packaging is made of paper so it just doesn't feel as nice. :/
Forgot to take a pic of the lip liner, but I added the swatch here. See how nice #4 and #12 are? And 058 Muse is actually rather pretty too. Too bad 01 Secret of Gold is basically just sheer and ballet shoes has a bit too much frostiness for my taste. >.<
And here are the 2 lip glosses I got, 01 Secret of Gold and 07 Love Berry
If you click for the close-up you can see all of the pretty shimmers in it. Really nice feel on the lips and doesn't dry my lips out. 07 Love Berry is the standout here but 01 Secret of Gold would look really lovely on top of a nude lippy.
So here is a final pic of everything! So pretty, pink, shimmery, and princessy. Just my style! :D
If anyone wants to buy Paul & Joe I highly recommend their products, especially if you can find them on sale. I did find out recently (after ordering the Alice in Wonderland blue set which I'll review soon) that the lipstick cases are, in fact, interchangeable so if I wanted a pink lippy in the 058 Muse Limited Edition case I could swap it out. Same with the Alice lip treatment stick that I got, but I think I'll save that for a video. ;)
Ok, hope that helps anyone thinking about buying Paul & Joe, one of my new favorite cosmetic brands! Have any of you tried Paul & Joe anything? If you have let me know what you love and hate, and what you own. I'd love to know even more about the brand.