Paul & Joe Ushers Spring 2015 With Cute Animal Packaging

Elephants, flamingos, and kitties...oh my!
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Elephants, flamingos, and kitties...oh my!

I'm a pretty easy sell when it comes to beauty products: If an item has nice packaging (think hints of gold or pastel) there is a 95 percent chance I'll buy it. This not-so-narrow set of guidelines means that Paul & Joe gets me every time.

Spring/Summer 2015 is no exception to Paul & Joe's winning streak with my wallet. This time they're reeling me in with jungle-inspired packaging and a palette with cute animal faces.  

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Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2015

The S/S 2015 collection is inspired by classic French menageries, and it is a veritable parade of pastel wonders and pretty hidden details. The lipsticks are etched with hibiscus flowers, the nail polishes have names like Perroquet Rose, and Paul & Joe's signature paper packaging is all palm fronds and flamingos and whimsy. 

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Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2015

I had the pleasure of playing around with the friendly animals of the Paul & Joe S/S Menagerie. Here’s what I thought of the products. 

paul and joe eye gloss

Lip gloss for your eyes? 

Perhaps the most interesting product in this collection, Eye Gloss is a moisturizing cream shadow that's applied to your lids just like lip gloss.  

paul and joe eye gloss swatches

From left to right: Crème Brûlée (04), Firmament (02), Secret d’Or (01)

Unfortunately I found this product to be very hard to work with, and much more sheer than I prefer. I used primer and layered the color to try and get a more bold look, but the end result was a bit clumpy, so I suggest you aim for a light shimmer instead of a pop of color when using these.

paul and joe face and eye colour

I can't even with this Éléphanteau (096) palette.

The Face and Eye Color compact features a collection of cute animals with different purposes. 

Swan = highlighter. Hippo = accent shade. Cat = eye color. Blush = elephant! On top of being almost unbearably cute, this product works super well. The powders are very pigmented, blend easily, and have great staying power. I dusted on some blush and highlighter first, and ended up also using a bit of the accent color on top of the blue eye gloss I’d applied to make the color pop.

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Is it spring yet? 

The lip offerings from this collection were fairly straightforward, but beautiful all the same. 

Featuring a classic beige, a bright pinkish red, and a tropical coral, these lipsticks are creamy and very pigmented. The coral (aka Ménagerie) might just become my official spring shade!

paul and joe lipstick swatches

From left to right: Canari (092), Ménagerie (091)

  • Are you a Paul & Joe fan? What's your favorite Paul & Joe product? 
  • Thinking about picking up any of these items?
  • What other spring beauty launches are you looking forward to?