Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Paul & Joe SS14 Collection

I was recently invited to a blogger event in swanky Mayfair with Paul & Joe.  Before that event, whilst I had heard of the brand, I didnt know much about them nor had I tried any of the products.  

There is something quite fascinating about men who are make-up artists for me and when international make-up artist Craig-Ryan French introduced himself to me, I was immediately in awe.  As the evening got underway as we sat in a theatre style setting eating some amazing nibbles and drinking some fabulous drinks, Craig-Ryan told us about his passion for film make-up and illustrated to us all how he uses Paul & Joe in all of the films he worked on, which was truly phenomenal.







As the evening got underway, we were treated to a demonstration of an everyday make-up look using Paul & Joe make-up as well as being given some handy hints and tips as well as some advice on over-highlighting that brow bone!!  The event itself was to launch the new Paul & Joe’s “Ice cream cool” SS14 collection. One of the products which really caught my attention was the 'Melting Moments' which are ice-cream swirled creamy cheek colours in Berry Sunday, Orange Sorbet and Chocolate Mint Gelate which you swipe your finger over to create a stunning combination of the three colours and guess what - yes it smells exactly like its description!




Then within the actual launch of products there is the massive range of nail polishes which with over 25 shades has more than something for everyone.  The bottles which are very vintage inspired are really stunning to look at.  The polish itself is really glossy and you need no more than two coats to have this fabulous look.  They cost £12 each, so they aren't cheap, but they are beautiful.  I have shade 12 which is called La Piscine, a lovely baby blue shade.



Released back in October 2013, The glossy lip colours are again stunning to look at.  They are available in ten different shades.  Once on your lips, for me they are definitely more of a gloss than anything else and depending on what you are doing, they have a last-ability of a few hours, so not too long wearing, but a lovely splash of colour.  I have shade 4 which is described as being Flamingo an invitingly juicy coral.  They cost £20 each.




The final part of the new collection are the eye shadow palettes which are again beautiful to look at and the best thing about them is that you can choose your case!   There are three different ones to choose from - A Feminine floral case, fun and flirty felines and bursts of flowers which is a bit retro.  Once you have chose your case you simply pop your compact into it.

The compacts are available in eight different trio of shades which you can see HERE and the one I have is no.3 Le Jardin des Fleurs/Garden of flowers and it encompasses a playful combination of fresh green, flower pink and a touch of lavender for the shades.  Not the most pigmented but they do have a great wear time of 5-6 hours, the pink being my favourite and most used shade of the three.  The  cases cost £7 each and the palette trios £23.





You can find all these items at Paul and Joe stockists now - online and in store from Selfridges, Harrods, Fenwick Bond Street and ASOS.

Are you a fan of  the Paul and Joe range? Do you have a favourite product?

11 comments:

  1. You got some lovely bits! I need to have a look at this brand, I've heard a lot about them! <3

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  2. Paul & Joe cosmetics are always so pretty and I love that they're customisable :)

    Jess xo

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  3. I love those melting moments cheek colours, they look so pretty and I bet they smell lovely too. I have never heard of Paul and Jo but will certainly look out for them in the future.

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  4. What a fab set of goodies! I've never tried anything from Paul & Joe!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  5. The packaging looks so cute :) I might need to pick up few of their products. xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  6. I've always loved the packaging of Paul and Joe products but never owned any!

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  7. Looks like some amazing goodies! :)

    AJ | www.TheAJMinute.com

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  8. I have never ever heard for this brand before, the packaging looks quite asian, like the stuff you see the Malaysia bloggers using! I may need to explore this stuff!

    Kirsty More of Me ❤

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  9. They look so cute! I love pastel tones and those swirls even look yummy!
    xo,
    Dee Trillo
    http://HauteFrugalista.com
    @HauteFrugalista

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  10. I love the look of Paul & Joe's cosmetics but never really got around to buying them! x

    http://celineavenue.blogspot.com

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