Sunday, 8 January 2012

Paul & Joe 2012 Spring Creation: Meow!

The Paul & Joe release for spring is definitely a bit different, in celebrating their 10th anniversary, they have gone all out and then some, of having a cat themed collection.

The spring collection is released in two parts, first you have Collection Sparkles, which consists of lipsticks and face & eye trios and at the end of the month you will get the kitten collection, of which cat head shaped blusher sticks and a pressed powder with a cat silhouette and its very own paw print sponge are likely to be the stand outs.

The lipsticks come in cardboard packaging featuring prints from Paul & Joe’s fashion collections and each lipstick is embossed with little paw prints.
There are 3 lipstick in the collection (£16 each): #75 Sex Kitten (beige nude with a bit of warmth, this swatches a lot more warm compared to how it goes on my lips so I wouldn't disregard this if you are cool toned like me)
#76 Meow! (cloudy pink) #77 Catwalk (coral pink)
All shades are reasonably sheer, colours are soft and natural, the finish is satin. The lipsticks feel very smooth, moisturising and comfortable, yet I did notice these can highlight dry bits, so its best to check lips are smooth before application. I wouldn't say these are long lasting but nor are they fleeting like Chanel Coco Shines.

Swatches L-R:Sex Kitten, Meow! and Catwalk


Though I tend towards the more sleek looking brands, there is something very fun, fresh and young about the Paul & Joe seasonal releases so I couldn't resist this unashamedly cute collection and yes I am contemplating the cat head blush sticks when they launch.

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  1. Lovely to see what you got and great to see the swatches. Liking Meow a lot. x

  2. Very pretty and wearable colors, and as always Paul & Joe has the cutest packaging! :) Thanks for the swatches :)

  3. These are so cute! Thank you for the lovely swatches.

  4. I love Meow! I've wanted one of the cat shaped lipsticks for ages. These are very cute too! :)

  5. I really like the look of Meow! I have a feeling the blusher is going to prove irresistible. It's a good job I didn't ban myself from cream blushers, isn't it?! ;)

  6. Hi Drama and Makeup,
    It is a very wearable nude :)

    Hi Sparklz and Shine,
    It was your great post on the collection that spurred me on, so thanks for that :)

    Hi Makeup Magpie,
    Your right, I don't think there is another brand that has got the same "cute" factor as P&J :)

    Hi Kristie,
    Thank you, I really do like the attention to detail with the little paw prints :)

    Hi Vintage Makeup,
    I wanted those cat head ones as well but they seemed to sell out as soon as they were released, guess the novelty factor :)

    Hi Jane,
    I do think we might have to go for the blushers ;) You know I was thinking about your ban and the RBR new eyeshadow release soon and the two just don't seem to go together..... ;) xx

  7. Waah!! How did I forget about that?! I suppose at least they're released around our birthdays. Gifts won't count, will they? *crosses fingers*

  8. I did wonder ;) I think gifts should be ok, see you should have had a little exception at the end of your ban post saying excludes RBR :) xx

  9. I really like your taste in lippie colours. I like warm, brown nude pinks A LOT and you seem to purchase these too. Lots of ideas of what to get next!

    1. Hi Imo,
      Thanks :) I do tend to go for those types of shades, though I can't wear them if they are too warm x

  10. Replies
    1. Hi Eli,
      I think a lot of people aren't going to be able to resist :)

  11. These look lovely, and I must admit I want one of those crazy cat in hat blushes too! :P
    I always love the P&J prints, haven't really bought anything from the brand in a while though..

    1. Hi Lakshmi,
      Well at least we can be together in the need for the crazy cat head blushers, I'm sure everyone wants one...secretly....
      I do tend to look at P&J, think that looks nice but don't get round to buying it, so I was strangely quick off the mark this time ;) x

  12. Replies
    1. Hi Jacqueline,
      They do come up with some very cute collections, I'm surprised they didn't bring out a cat themed bag with this one as well :)

  13. I love these! Thank you so much for showing them to us cat fanatics, or crazy cat ladies as the case may be :+) Could you tell us the price per lipstick, please? Thanks!

  14. Oh, and I forgot the most important question---how could I forget to ask if you know whether the company tests on animals (which would be terribly ironic, wouldn't it)?

    1. Hi Isis,
      LOL, it is a good collection for the cat fanatic :) They were £16 each.
      I've not read anything to suggest that they test on animals or its done by a third party on their behalf x

    2. Hi Replica,
      Thanks for your reply. One more ?, you know what that translates to in American dollars? If not, I can find it somewhere. Ireally love those little cuties. ;+)

    3. Hi Isis,
      I checked online and they are $20 each :)


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