Friday, 7 June 2013

Paul & Joe Summer 2013 Beach Baby Collection

I am a sucker for pretty packaging and I often buy products, because they are cute and beautiful!
The SS13 Beach Baby collection from Paul & Joe Beaute is absolutely gorgeous and in my opinion, it ticks all the boxes. The quality of the products is great, the colours are perfect for summer and the packaging is to die for!

I was kindly sent a selection of products from the Beach Baby collection and I went a little bit crazy with the photos :) Photographing makeup is one of my favourite things to do (except actually using it), hence the photo heavy reviews... I hope you don't mind :)

The collection is inspired by 60's nostalgia and retro beach films and it is all about sun, surf and sand. 

The eye gloss and lip gloss duos are available in 5 colour combinations, all of them very pretty and perfect for summer. I received the "Nice" duo, featuring a subtle pink/coral lipgloss and a shimmery lilac eye gloss. 

I have never used an eye gloss before, but I  quickly fell love with my new discovery. Once blended out, the lilac shade is very sheer, with subtle rose gold shimmer and it looks beautiful! It can be applied allover the lid or used under the brow bone as a highlighter. I also used it on my cheekbones and it looks really pretty! 

The lip gloss has been my go to lip product in June and I love the way it looks and feels on my lips. It is non sticky, applies like a dream, adds a perfect amount of colour and gives a glossy finish. The formula is very moisturising and it is enriched with orange flower water and white lily extract.

Paul & Joe Lipgloss - Nice

Blotting papers are my summer essential.They are perfect for keeping my t-zone oil free and I always carry them in my handbag. The limited edition packaging of these is really cute and features dolphin print! For me, it is a good enough reason to buy them :) haha

Nail colours from the Beach Baby collection are very vibrant and sumer appropriate. You can choose from five beautiful shades, all packed in signature Paul & Joe bottles.
The formula is easy to apply and non streaky and I needed two coats to achieve even, opaque coverage. The finish of these is very glossy and once dry, the nail polish has a delicate scent.
Caribbean is a mint green colour and Rio is a bright coral.

I can't really judge the lasting power of these, because all nail polishes chip on my nails after 2-3 days.

The eyeliner & eye crayon duos are really lovely and the colour combinations are wearable and pretty. My favourite must be the neutral one. It is called Saint Tropez and it has a nude eyeliner on one side and a shimmery bronze eye crayon on the other side. It is perfect for an effortless holiday look! The nude eyeliner looks nice on the lower waterline and makes my eyes look brighter, less tired and bigger. The formula is easy to apply, long lasting and water resistant, making the duos a great choice for summer holidays.

Two other duos I received are called Fiji (brown eyeliner and shimmery pink eye crayon) and 
Cyprus (khaki eyeliner and shimmery golden yellow eye crayon). I adore all the names in the collection btw.

wearing the St Tropez Duo
wearing the St Tropez Eyeliner and Eye Crayon Duo

To keep your foundation in place, smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of imperfections, Paul & Joe Beaute offer this limited edition base. It is lightweight, feels hydrating and gives an oil free finish. I love using it under bb creams and foundations, especially on my t-zone. It  helps to keep it shine-free for 6-8 hours and makes pores less visible. If my face starts to look shiny again, I use blotting papers :)

All the products are available from Paul & Joe stockists, including Asos, Beautybay and Selfridges.

*PR samples

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  1. I have been looking at this brand for ages, deciding what to buy! I still don't know, you've just added even more to my paul and joe wish list haha ! Great post, cant wait to try them out!

  2. I've never tried anything by Paul and Joe. This stuff looks adorable!

    Molly x

  3. The eye crayons look absolutely glorious!
    Great pictures!

  4. I LOVED this post! Everything looks gorgeous!

  5. I love the shades in all three of the duo eyeliner/eye crayons. They look so lovely swatched and on your eyes! I've been wanting to get something from this brand for ages!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

  6. These look lovely! The nail polish colours look so pretty on you :) Always been intrigued by this brand :)


  7. Oh my goodness, I am totally in love! I adore the dolphin packaging! I love all of the eyeliner shades as well.

  8. Such a pretty and cuter collection! I especially love the nail polishes, both are great shades for summer. The blotting papers always come in cute packaging, I've been so tempted to get these!

  9. Ahh mate these look amazing! I've always loved the packaging of Paul n Joe's but i've never bought anything from yet - I may have to do a lil splurge when I get back to the UK. Amazing photography as always and great post!

    Steph xx

  10. The dolphin print is too adorable! I often buy cosmetics just for the packaging too - what a sucker lol! :)

  11. Their packaging is beautiful! I'd like to try the eye gloss/lip gloss duo sometime.

  12. Paul & Joe have the best ever packaging I love the lip gloss I have xxx

  13. LOVE

  14. Gorgeous photos! The packaging on these is simply perfect :)


  15. Oh how I love Paul and Joe packaging! Those eye pencils look absolutely beautiful.

    Shell xx

  16. I have been wanting to buy some Paul and Joe things since they brought out that cat range, but I haven't really seen many reviews of them so I always held back. Definitely going to give it a go now! The eye gloss colour is lovely, and I like the St Tropez eyeliner as well.

  17. The collection is so pretty! I'm loving the nail varnishes! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate


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