Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Paul and Joe Cheek Color Compact and Cheek Color Refill in shade 01 Secret d'or


I have been lusting after a Paul & Joe Cheek Colour Compact for ages and my birthday was the perfect excuse to order one :) The compact itself is super cheap and only costs £6.00, but you have to buy the refill separately and it will cost you £12.50. I wouldn't normally pay £18.50 for a blusher, but I really wanted to own a gorgeous Paul & Joe compact. They are simply beautiful!


The white Face Colour Compact is embossed with a pretty floral design and gold Paul & Joe logo and I absolutely love it. It is unique and girly and it would make a gorgeous gift. There is no point to buy the compact without the actual product inside, so I had to order one of the Cheek colour refills :) I must admit - choosing one shade (out of 10) was a hard decision to make :) haha. After spending about an hour on browsing swatches online, I went for the lightest duo - 01 Secret d'or. 

Secret do'r Cheek Color Duo consist of two highlighter shades: a light shimmery champagne colour  and a very finely milled light beige. The colours are quite unusual and look very light in the swatches, but once blended, they create a gorgeous, luminous glow. The powder formula has a soft, easy to blend, creamy texture and as you can see on the last photo, it is super pigmented. 

I was worried that the Secret d'or Duo might be too cool toned for my skin tone, but it looks lovely and natural. It would definitely look amazing on pale beauties! If I want more shimmer, I use the left side of the product and to achieve a more subtle effect, I go for the right side. For the perfect amount of glow, I use both shades together :) I would normally include a picture of the product on my face, but I can't find the photos on my hard drive, sorry.

Overall, I am in love with the design of the compact and the formula of the cheek colour. I can imagine the darker blusher and bronzer shades being super pigmented too and I will probably expand my Paul & Joe collection in the future. I ordered the Cheek Color Compact and Cheek Color Refill from asos.com with free delivery.

L-R: Both shades swatched separately and swatched together.

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20 comments:

  1. This looks so lovely! Your photography is so amazing and dreamy, such a joy to look at! :)
    Simply-Abbi xx

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    1. Thank you so much :) Photography is my passion, so reading such amazing feedback always makes my day and makes me want to put even more effort into my blog. xo

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  2. Paul and Joe always have such lovely packaging! Your photos are gorgeous, it really would look beautiful on pale skin. x

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  3. So so pretty!! You're tempting me to get my own! I want it as I'm so obsessed with shimmery, glittery things at the moment.

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  4. This looks gorgeous! The compact looks so elegant and the powder looks well pigmented. Great product :) x

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  5. This looks stunning! Gorgeous photos x

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. That looks freaking beautiful! Their packaging is nicer than anything else I've seen. X

    takingkate.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This is gorgeous, absolutely love the colour. The compact itself is lovely, great pictures! :) xxxfrecklesandflawsbeautyblog

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  8. Awwwweee!!! Sucha pretty highlighter <3


    http://www.sanasramblings.com

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  9. wow the packaging is so pretty! :)

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  10. Love the sheen in this, really makes it stand out. Plus the packaging is so cute and girly!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. This looks great.! :) I want it. :p
    You`re making good photos. :)

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  12. This looks awesome! I love highlights, they're probably one of my absolute favorite makeup products. And I know everyone else is saying it, but seriously Sandra - GORGEOUS pictures!

    xoxo aly

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  13. Paul & Joe Cheek Compacts are flawless. I almost bought this one but went with another color instead xx

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  14. your photos always look fantastic, Paul & Joe who does have nice packaging, with your photography skills increasingly looks fantastic <3

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  15. That is so beautiful! I think it would be worth it just for the gorgeous compact! :)
    Carrie:Brighton xx

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  16. Will this colour not be to pearly as cheek colour then?
    I dont want champagne coloured cheeks....
    I m very pale akinned, blue eyes and pretty blonde too

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    1. I know that many pale girls use it and love it. It is not a blusher, so I wouldn't use it on my cheeks. It's a highlighter and it is pearly and shimmery.

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  17. This is gorgeous! The packaging is so beautiful and the product itself looks incredible! Absolutely stunning!

    Deana
    TesoriBelle.com

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