... New arrival..Paul & Joe spring limited edition 'Ingenue' Collection:
Paul & Joe English website screenshot about the makeup theme for 2009 Spring, basically it's about old Hollywood Premiere, innocent but sexy, a low key red carpet look).
The collection features 2 limited edition eyeshadow palettes, #001 Ingenue and #002 Starlet (I'll review #001 separately in another post).
Also features 2 limited edition lipsticks, very small collection this year, I guess the 2008 X'mas collection featured two LE cheek colors already so they probably skipped the cheek color for Spring LE.
However, there are also non-LE releases, mostly eyeshadow singles and lipsticks (these will be housed in their usual pearly pink casings, while LE collections are typically cardboard packagings with the signature Paul & Joe romantic prints).
062 OPENING NIGHT(首場演出)包裝是粉紅底+紅花,唇膏是 "呈現高質感與華麗光芒的珠光粉紅色系".
The two limited collection lipsticks are #061 Backstage which is a "clear, radiant beige" and #062 Opening Night which is a 'blushing pearl pink'.
I only managed to pre-order #062 Opening night and will definitely try to get my hand on the other lipstick.
English website extract:
Actual item looks like this...the cardboard packaging is carved out so you can see what the lipstick print is like, this is the LE collection packagings..
Lipstick casing and back of package with ingredients:
Beautiful signature flower prints on the lipsticks...
Like most Paul & Joe lipsticks, looks darker in the tube than applied.
The removable cardboard casing, it's great quality, and once you finish the inside you can replace it with regular Paul & Joe lipsticks. It just clicks in securely!
Swatch on the left are indirect sunlight with flash, on the right is flash under more yellow indoor light. Both show good swatch colors as visually close on my monitor as the real thing.
Lipstick swatches on my lips (topped over Fresh Sugar lip treatment as lipbalm). My lips are a bit pale today (usually it's a deeper rose pink), so it shows the color better, #062 Opening Night is basically a nude-pink (by nude I mean it's those melt in your natural lip sort of color, a very wearable light-to-medium pink that is not loud or bright), very fine pearling, no visible shimmers, the pearling is just enough to make my lips look full and soft and glowy.
Typical Paul & Joe formulation, softly creamy but without ending up clumping, very good pigmentation even though it feels like air on the lips, definitely more a sheer lipstick formulation, almost like applying a lipbalm, but without the issue of greasiness with lots of the 'sheer' lipsticks out on the market. Your natural lip color will definitely affect the wear of this color on the lips.
Pictures are taken without flash under natural light. I think 1st pic is closest to real color.
● PAUL & JOE LIPSTICK C NT$950
062 OPENING NIGHT