Holiday 2007 Focus: Paul & Joe Lip Gloss N in 001 Black-Tie

by PJ on Monday, November 26, 2007

in -Paul & Joe, 2007 Holiday, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - lip color, makeup - lip gloss, stash focus

(Paul & Joe Lip Gloss N in 001 Black-Tie,
part of Paul & Joe’s Christmas 2007 collection)

We all know that makeup items very often look disappointingly less impressive than how they appear on glossy fashion magazines. But this lip gloss is one of those welcome surprises.

Paul & Joe Lip Gloss N in 001 Black-Tie is part of the limited-edition Holiday 2007 Collection, titled Invitation.

(Paul & Joe Holiday 2007 collection: Invitation)
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(Paul & Joe Lip Gloss N)
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What grabbed my attention (and the reason it looks much better in person) is the multi-color shimmer. It has pink, yellow, green, and lilac shimmer. It also has very little blue-ish shimmer which is in a warm turquoise-y shade.

The shimmery particles look beautiful, but I won’t describe them as very delicate since they are just a little bit larger than those in some of my other glosses. But they are not glittery at all and are very fitful for the holiday season.

Upon seeing the photo on the Paul & Joe website for the first time, I thought the shade might be too dark for my liking and that I would not want to wear it. (I tend to prefer lip glosses that are not too densely pigmented.) But it is actually a very nicely and delicately pigmented shade (not too sheer) with subtle transparency.

The only thing I can imagine that might bother some people is that the texture of the gloss is slightly more liquidy than some of my other glosses. When it is on my lips, occasionally it travels just a little bit. I avoid it simply by not over-layering it too much.

Overall I love this gloss, and it is now among my favorites. I will surely be reviewing some of my other lip gloss favorites later on, so do stay tuned!

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(with stunning hummingbird prints)

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

RF Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This is gorgeous – but I always have trouble finding the really new stuff in the UK? Love Paul & Joe looking forward to your reviews.


Specialkalle Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I love the packaging design of paul + joe products. it’s so cute and pretty.


PJ Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hello RF,

The Paul & Joe English website has a list of authorized on-line and physical retailers in the UK. You probably know that HQhair is one of them. I think they do stock seasonal items regularly but I guess they usually arrive a bit later…

I will let you know if I come across anything.

Thank you again for commenting! :)


PJ Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hello Specialkalle,

I agree with you. Their packaging is so adorable. The items are always a joy to use and to look at. I also love the fact that the styling is very consistent with all the products.

Thank you very much for leaving your comment! :)


Anonymous Friday, November 30, 2007

I love Paul & Joe. The packaging is special. I especially like the cat pattern this year!


PJ Saturday, December 1, 2007

Hello there,

Paul & Joe is among my favorite brands as well. Both the packaging and the general quality are superb.

I particularly love the hummingbird print from the Christmas collection in 2006. It is so pretty. I had to pick up the eyeshadow and the lipstick…

Thank you very much for your comment! :)


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