If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I am completely obsessed with Paul and Joe. So, as you can imaging, when I saw Paul and Joe Beaute advertising a whole vanity box as part of their new collection, you know your home girl was down.
Stocks were selling out fast, but I managed to buy this collection from ASOS for £55.
Inside this great pink box, there is:
- A vanity box
- 6 cat-shaped solid pigments
- Lipstick bullet with a case
- A metal case for the solid pigments
- A fabric makeup pouch
Now it’s time for the swatches!
Let’s start with the most eye-catching and intriguing part of this collection, the cat-shaped pigments.
Paul and Joe describes these as face and eye colours, which you can use to apply using the sponge-tip applicator which comes in the 3-cat-storage-tin.
In the swatches below, I have applied the pigment directly to my skin by rubbing the cat’s butts on my arm. Due to the shades having no names, I have applied in the same order that they are displayed in the vanity box; from left to right:
The primer I used for the second set of swatches is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. The pigments are actually not that pigmented, and definitely require a sticky primer like UDPP in order to get the pigment to stick to your skin.
I am not sure how this would work as blusher; I personally do not wear cream blush due to my acne and scarring coverage, cream products tend to lift my foundation. As eyeshadow, I am most likely to use the bronze shade.
These are not the highest quality pigments, and if you were a teen in the 00’s, then these are reminiscent of frosty eyeshadow sticks. I will probably use the neutral shades to travel with when I don’t want to fuss with eyeshadow brushes, although this collection is really more of a collector’s item.
Last but not least it’s time for my favourite product of collection… the LIPSTICK!
This lipstick is so cute with it’s little top hat and smiley face! The colour is a beautiful muted peach shade which is totally perfect for spring. The formula, very similar to other Paul and Joe lipsticks, is pigmented but incredibly moisturising.
There is only one thing to say about this lipstick…I will use it, but i will feel sheer sadness when i ruin kitty’s head.
Overall, is this collection actually worth it? Like, part with £55 worth? For me personally speaking: YES! It would be a yes for any P&J beauty collector – or in fact any cat lover.
However, if you are just you couldn’t give a two about packaging, cats, or don’t know who Paul and Joe is, no, this collection is not for you. But you can still enjoy the pretty pictures amirite?