I bought these a few weeks ago, pre-ban, on eBay. (Now you understand why I pretty much had to go on a ban.) These were from their 2012 Spring Creation called Meow!. I’ve been eyeing these for quite a while now, and I figured I’d just get a few items and be done with it. I told you, I have low EQ and a poor sense of logic.
But I do know a thing or two about beautiful things, and these are absolutely gorgeous.
From that collection, I have the Face and Eye Color CS in 077 Kittycat (purple & pink) and the Lipstick C in 076 Meow! (cloudy pink). These come in different packaging, and I didn’t intend on getting the items in the same cardboard casing, but it is what it is. Though cute in itself, the magic lies inside. Let’s take a look!
First up is the Face and Eye Color in Kittycat. I don’t know how these can be Face and Eye Color, since the colors are beside each other, so it would be hard to isolate one color, I think, especially the middle cream one. I can see the light salmon pink as a blush, but I would have to use a smaller brush than the one I usually use.
Anyway, Kittycat has three colors: a sparkly dark purple with heavy brown tones, a light salmon midtone pink, and a matte cream with slight pink undertones. This is a complete eye look already. 🙂
This kitten has eyelashes. Seriously. How could I have even thought of passing this up?
The casing is made of sturdy cardboard, though you are advised to keep it away from water, with a cover that just pops off. So, they’ve included a pretty cute garter, too. I think it’s representative of the purple shadow inside!
Some swatches! As you can see, the purple registers a bit brown. The pink is quite light, and the cream is apparently flesh-toned and blends into my skin. It’s great for evening out the lid color or even setting concealer, since it’s matte. I like that all the finishes are different. 🙂
The purple streak beside it is proof that it’s hard to use without hitting the other colors. Another con is that it doesn’t come with a mirror, so you need to bring a different compact when you are on the go.
Here is the Lipstick C in Meow! Freaking paw prints. Seriously, how adorable is this?
The color is described as a “cloudy pink,” and it needed to be warmed up on the back of my hand before I could get a nice swatch. I love the color and finish so much more than the first one I had gotten (Beloved from their 10th Anniversary collection).
And look, a lady popped in to say hello!
Agh, Paul & Joe is such a wonderful brand, because it incorporates whimsy in such a tasteful way. That’s hard to do without appearing tacky or too childish. I think they are pretty spot-on with the brand in general, and I love their whole look and vibe. Sadly, Paul & Joe pulled out of the country about a year ago. I wasn’t really into makeup and discovering new brands then, so I completely ignored the makeup counter.
Anyway, the seller I contacted on eBay was easy to talk to and buys the cosmetics from Takashimaya. I know this because one of my boxes has a barely ripped off tag. Let me know if you want the contact information and I’ll post it here.
As always, thanks for looking and for not giving me judge-y eyes. 🙂 I realize that this interest very quickly snowballed into something fairly huge, but trust that I am not a hoarder and I carefully assess my purchases. I don’t like to think of my makeup as a “collection,” because I do enjoy using them, but if I have similar shades to limited edition items that I truly want, I will still purchase them. I mean, in the case of the items in this post, how can you not?
This isn’t addressing anyone in particular, but I just thought I’d let you know. Until my next post!