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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