Holiday 2011 Makeup Review: Paul & Joe Ornamental Self Select Eye Colors in 001 & 004

by PJ on Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Paul and Joe Holiday 2011 Makeup Ornamental Self Select Eye Color 1

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For the last few years, Paul & Joe has been releasing a wide range of items for the holiday season. For holiday 2011, there are makeup and bodycare products as well as a clutch bag. Among the collection are 5 Ornamental Self Select Eye Colors, each of which is packaged in a decorative box of a different design. Today I am highlighting 001 and 004.

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Paul and Joe Holiday 2011 Makeup Ornamental Self Select Eye Color 001 2

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Ornamental Self Select Eye Color in 001 Fa-La-La-La-La is a moderately pigmented peachy beige with a soft pearly finish. The fine shimmery particles are multi-hued. Paul & Joe’s eyeshadows are generally quite sheer, and I find 001 to be pleasantly more pigmented than many of the Paul & Joe eyeshadows I have tested.

Color-wise, it is slightly too warm and peachy for my liking, but it is still a relatively easy-to-wear shade. It adds a touch of depth to the eyes and has a lovely finish.

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Paul and Joe Holiday 2011 Makeup Ornamental Self Select Eye Color 004 3

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Ornamental Self Select Eye Color in 004 Silent Night is back to Paul & Joe’s typical pigmentation level. It is a semi-sheer violet with a velvety finish and a hint of iridescence. It takes quite a bit of layering for the color to show up.

The powder of both shades is soft and fluffy. 001 feels slightly creamier and has a better adherence to the skin. Both shades have a decent staying power. Personally I prefer 001, as I like its soft pearly finish and the gentle depth it creates for the eyes.

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Paul and Joe Holiday 2011 Makeup Ornamental Self Select Eye Color 001 4

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The packagings of Ornamental Self Select Eye Colors have some nice touches. Apart from the different outer boxes (which look like Christmas tree decorations), each eyeshadow is contained in a plastic case with Paul & Joe’s chrysanthemum motif, which is wrapped in a piece of tissue paper in a shade that corresponds to the shade of the eyeshadow.

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Paul and Joe Holiday 2011 Makeup Ornamental Self Select Eye Color 004 5

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(Self Select Eye Color is a range of single eyeshadows. There are currently 25 shades available (not including the 5 limited-edition shades for holiday 2011). Eye Color Palette (with a double-ended applicator), which holds three Self Select Eye Colors, is sold separately.)

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Paul and Joe Eye Color Palette 1(image from www.paul-joe-beaute.com)

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(The products featured in this article are provided by Paul & Joe.)

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Eli Saturday, November 19, 2011

Really cute! And nice shades, too :)

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PJ Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hi Eli,

They are indeed quite adorable!

Thank you for posting your comment again! :)

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The Girlie Blogger Monday, November 21, 2011

Pretty colors. I have never heard of this brand so thanks for the introduction.

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PJ Monday, November 21, 2011

Hi The Girlie Blogger,

You are welcome, and thank you for stopping by! :)

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astrorainfall @ beauty box Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I’m actually a huge Paul & Joe fan but there’s something about this eyeshadow palette I’m not quite drawn to. I think there are many colourful shades to choose from which is probably not my thing as I like neutrals a lot. But I love the concept of “self-select” which you don’t get a lot of in Japan.

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PJ Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hi Astrorainfall,

Indeed, “self-select” palettes are less common in Japan, and I do like the idea. My issue with some of the shades is that, even for me, they are very sheer (I generally dislike very pigmented eyeshadows), but 001 is a pleasant surprise.

Thank you for posting your comment again! :)

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