Paul & Joe is known for its beautiful makeup colours and exquisitely-designed packaging. Its Autumn Collection that will be launched on 1 September, embraces these two qualities once again. Here’s a sneak preview of my favourite picks from this collection:
Face & Eye Color CS
Think Manhattan streets, and you’ll think of blocks and colours. That’s exactly what inspired Sophie Albou, founder of Paul&Joe’s clothing line. In a bid to let fashion and beauty – in other words, all things women love! – come together, the package print on the Face & Eye Color CS feature fabric prints are seen on the runway for 2011 AW Paul & Joe’s fashion collection. This product comes in three duo-shades and the two shades can be used alone or mixed together to get a look that’s reminiscent of the Manhattan night sky. The product is also enriched with ingredients that prevent skin irritation.
Eye Color Palette
This new palette in the AW collection ensures that you only need one product to achieve looks suited for night and day. Also inspired by Manhattan, the Art Deco inspired Color Palette gives a gorgeous assortment of five eyeshadows, highlighter, blusher, eyeliner.
Express the elegance and vibrancy of Manhattan with either of the three lipstick shades that Paul&Joe just launched. The package print is selected from the fashion fabric print of 2011 AW Paul&Joe collection, just like the Color Powder CS. And yes, that means you can have your lipstick’s packaging match your face and eye powder!
In three beautiful shades that signify Manhattan – Big Apple (red), The City Never Sleeps (violet) and Downtown (pink). Besides the traffic-stopping colours, the products also contain Chamomilla recutita and Pearl calc extract to protect the nail and keep them moisturized. I think pastel colours, while safe, is getting a little too boring for me. The Big Apple and The City Never Sleeps will definitely make it to my to-try list.
Pencil Eye Liner WP
Once again, the eyeliner colours are made to remind you of the Big Apple. Even the black (called Upper East Side) comes with specks of glitter so it looks more glamorous than usual. I particularly like the last two – the maroon (Bleecker Street) and olive green (Grand Central). I’ve tried using bright coloured or silver/gold coloured eyeliners before, and I know how they can help the eye makeup pop. But the thing is that these brightly coloured eyeliner tend to take too much attention away from the rest of the makeup. By looking at the colours of Bleecker Street and Grand Central, I’m quite confident that they will work well as complements. The former complements pinks, purples and blues; and the latter complements greens and yellows.
The products are available at Isetan Scotts, Isetan Orchard and Takashimaya from 1 September.