Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Paul and Joe Blogger Event

I’ll be honest from the beginning of this post and say I have never tried anything from Paul and Joe.  Not because I haven’t wanted to, but I just haven’t got around to it.... yet.  So when I was sent the invitation to join Paul and Joe on Monday night I cannot describe how excited I truly was.  To discover a brand and be so hands on was a really exciting moment for me.

The added bonus of the evening was meeting their head makeup artist Craig Ryan French.  He was absolutely amazing, a total gem. His love and enthusiast approached to the brand and the forthcoming beauty releases left me feeling intrigued to find out more about the brand.

Recognise any of these ladies...

This is Craig Ryan working his artist magic on the ladies by showing us all that anyone can wear lipstick and especially how to apply it.  I honestly learnt some new things from him which I intend to put into practise. My favourite quote from Craig Ryan was 'gloss is for girls but lipstick is for women'.  Such a true fact.

Pearl Foundation Primer, Lipsticks and Lip Lacquers

Adorning the tables were lots of goodies to be swatched and played with.  The most beautiful item I think is the Pearl Foundation Primer (above picture top row).  This is Paul and Joe's sell out primer which is infused with orange flower water, white lily extract, jojoba oil and apricot extract.  There are lots more exciting ingredients inside including micro sparkles which add luminosity to the skin.  This is certainly on my wish list... isn't it just stunning?

Which one to buy...?

They were also showcasing their lipsticks and their cute lipstick cases (more info below on the cases).  They passed around their lipstick to us bloggers to swatch and after swatching them all on my hand I can tell you I'm in love with their lip line.

Paul and Joe also gave us goody bags...


Lipstick refill in Le Marais(208)

In my goody bag I was given the refillable lipstick in the shade Le Marais (208).  Paul and Joe have a unique concept of having refillable lipsticks.  Meaning you have a case which can be bought for £5 then you insert the lipstick you wan to use.  The lipsticks retail for £12 and there are lots of beautiful shades to pick from.  They also have different finishes from sheer, full and natural pigment colours and looks.
Lip Lacquer in the shade 09

This bold lip lacquer is a combination of their eye catching lipstick shades plus a amazingly glossy texture.  This very pigmented, far more pigmented than I have seen any other gloss on the market.  It looks a little scary as shade 09 is a bright red but we'll see...
Nail enamel 017

The pinky peach polish is a dup for the blusher Orgasm by NARS i think. It has a faint gold shimmer which is gorgeous.  This is very rose gold and I love it.  And the bottle is a master piece... very art deco.  All Paul and Joe packaging takes on this look.

Lip Pencil Duo in the shade 01

And finally the the duo lip pencil.  Two complimentary shades one in a pearl finish and the other is matte. I've never really been a fan of them (lip liners I mean) but I think this will convert me.  The shades are just very me.  They promise to be long lasting and non-smearing.  I cannot wait to wear this out and about.

It was really overwhelming to receive so much from them and I'm planning on placing an order to buy myself more.  Thank you Paul and Joe for a great evening.

You can pick up Paul and Joe online at ASOS and BeautyBay.  You can also go to Harrods, Fenwick (New Bond Street) and Selfridges to see the brand in person.

 Angela xox

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5 comments

  1. Ahh I was ill so missed this event - even more gutted know that I've seen your pics! ;-)
    Absolutely love the look of all Paul & Joe products xoxo

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  2. Looks like a great event. I am the same as you, I have always wanted to try paul & joe products but have never got round to it. x

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  3. I always absolutely adore Paul & Joe packaging, it's so lovely. I've never tried any of their products but I've been hearing lots of good things!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  4. Wow!!! I am drooling over the products that I see here. I so love the shades and colors especially the lippie. Love the color and packaging. It looks elegant and classy. I am interested in trying out this brand.

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