About a year ago, I saw a collection of makeup from Paul & Joe on several blogs. Each item featured jungle animals, I believe – one of the cutest collections ever. The brand has been on my mind since.
Last week, I received an adorable white plastic compact in a silky drawstring bag featuring a fashion print: a blonde, wearing sunglasses and a striped swimsuit playing with a beach ball, that reminds me of the first Barbie! It’s so cute!
The pressed powder in the pan is embossed with the iconic Paul & Joe flower.
The powder has a lovely light powdery floral scent that reminds me of the pressed powder my mother used to wear. It smells like heaven! It comes with a soft powder puff, and the compact has a handy mirror.
The shade I got is 002, a translucent multi-beige shade that is supposed to match and enhance any skin tone. At first, I was afraid it might be too dark for me, but it does what it says: it works perfectly on my skin. In fact, at lunch today, a friend told me my foundation matched my skin perfectly. I think it was the Paul & Joe Silky Pressed Powder that made my foundation look so good!
But It also comes in shade 001, a pale pink that improves complexion and adds clarity. I think either one would be a great choice.
I love how Paul & Joe Silky Pressed Powder takes the shine off, imparts a flawless, light and airy finish and sets my makeup without settling into lines at all. That’s because is made with skin nourishing ingredients that prevent dryness. No wonder I love wearing this so much. The formula contains:
- hyaluronic acid, orange flower water for moisture
- jojoba seed oil, rosemary extract, sunflower oil as emollients
- white lily extract for moisture and to prevent irritation
- microcrystalline cellulose to absorb oil.
Also, this powder is rated SPF 25 PA++! I’m so happy to have this lovely pressed powder. Although I liked my utilitarian Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder, this is a definite step up.
Paul & Joe Beauté Silky Pressed Powder is a limited edition. It’s priced at $45 for 11g. It’s made in Japan, and it will be available this month (April 2016) at BeautyHabit.com. Definitely check it out. I noticed on BeautyHabit that they sell Paul & Joe compacts and refills separately too. I love that.
Below are a few other Paul & Joe products so you can see a bit of the product range.