Saturday, 22 August 2009

Paul & Joe Breathless Collection

I dropped by the Paul & Joe counter at Isetan Scotts last Thursday to check out the new Breathless fall makeup collection. The SA informed me that it was also the last day that they were doing makeovers with hairstyling and a photo shot if you purchase a $60 voucher (fully redeemable), plus they would give you an extra Nail Color #40 Sorbet Chatagigne and Pearl Powder #1.

I really liked the new GWP, a purple and pink floral print pouch plus 3 skincare samples with purchase of $100 so I ended up getting two of the new lipsticks (S$39) and one eyeshadow duo (S$37). Here's what I came back with.



Color Powder CS #63 Breathless contains a pinkish beige paired with a bordeaux. Both have a soft pearl glimmer and good color payoff. The other two Color Powders were a tad boring for my liking.


Of the two lipsticks, I thought I would like #65 Cruising ("juicy sexy pink plum") more but it felt less creamy than #63 Reckless, probably due to the sparkle micro-particles in #65. #63 Reckless is a creamy, velvety red that adds a lovely pop of color and brightens up my face. (IUnfortunately, I'm one of those people who gets asked if I'm ill if I'm not wearing any makeup as my bare face looks very pale and washed out.) Paul & Joe is actually one of my favourite brands for lipsticks as I like the creamy semi-matte shades that are non-drying and come in gorgeous classic shades. They do have some lipsticks that are more glossy and sheer or with a more obvious glimmer but my favourite ones tend to be the creamy mattes.


Nail Color #40 Sorbet Chatagigne is a metallic beige, not really my kind of color.


Pearl Powder #1 is a shimmery basic beige that I can see myself using mainly as a highlighter on the browbone area.


The GWP pouch is one of my favourites from Paul & Joe so far. It feels very cushy with plenty of room inside. Plus it goes nicely with the zip pouch that I got from Voce magazine but of course the former is of much better quality.




This was the special promotional area where they were doing the makeovers and photos.








To be honest, I was puzzled why P&J made these eyeshadows so much larger than their usual Collection Sparkles Face Colors. I would have preferred the usual size, as I find the new ones to be clunky and too bulky for my liking even though the included sponge applicator does make it slightly more convenient.


My makeover photo :-) This was the first time I had my picture taken at a makeup counter so I felt quite stiff and awkward! It was fun getting my hair curled though, which was another first for me!

24 comments:

Kathi said...

OMG Iris, I love that pic they took of you! You look so pretty! =D So nice seeing you more clearly on that pic! ;D
*smooch* =D

Denim said...

Wow I love everything about the picture! You look really beautiful! Did they provide clothes as well? Your outfit matches P&J's style as well so I really can't tell!

Tracy said...

Nice loots! And you look very Paul & Joe with that nice floral top... looks good!

Haru said...

Hey Kathi,
The makeover was pretty fun and the makeup artist did a pretty good job, wish I had her eyeshadow blending skills! Hope you're having a great vacation in Egypt!

Hi Denim,
The outfit is my own (the top is from Mango)! I was't planning on going for the makeover so it was just a lucky coincidence :-)

Hi Tracy,
Thanks for your kind comments!

jane said...

you're so pretty!Nice hauls and i love reading yr blog :)

Jamilla Camel said...

I love your pic! How adorable!

Thanks for the P&J porn!

deb said...

wow you look sooooo pretty in that picture!!! you should take more pics, you're so pretty!

Kathi said...

Hi sweetie,
thank you! The vacation was great but I am happy to return home after tomorrow at night! Tomorrow will be packing day and Monday we´ll head to Cairo and enter our plane around 2 AM on Tuesday! Sounds like an exhausting trip but as you can imagine I am going home to a nice pile of packages =P

KH said...

I love your makeover!

Lina said...

OMG, thanks for posting! That picture of you is just absolutely adorable!!!!! I've been meaning to place a P&J order for a while. Great pictures of the products. I really like their toner - have you tried any other of their skincare items yet?

AhCapp said...

Nice photo shot! Curly hair suits u =) Very jap look. Btw, your top is pretty! I love your photo shot =D

cewek said...

Pretty! Your hair is longer now I see! You suit longer hair! That red lippie is also gorgeous!

Catherine said...

Aww, that looks like so much fun! You look so pretty in the makeover picture. =) Lovely haul too.

Michelle said...

you look great with curled hair! :)

Shopn'Chomp said...

Oh you are a cutie! Love the pic :)

This collection looks TDF too.

JL said...

You look lovely!

Miss.Friendz said...

Thank you for sharing this with us, your makeover looks gorgeous!!

BV said...

Seriously gorgeous photo - love the hair and makeup... I defn think you should have your hair down for your wedding!!

That is truly a gorgeous look - I love that top too btw.

makeupmag said...

So pretty and feminine, Iris, not to mention youthful! :) I love the top you have on.

j0s1e267 said...

Iris, your makeover looks really FAB! Love your top and your curled hair looks very cute!

kit said...

It's a lovely picture. The curly hair looks good on you. The hair, makeup and clothes make for a very feminine combination.

Anonymous said...

wow the picture of you is really pretty!!!! i like the eyeshadow on you! and the floral blouse matches perfectly with P&J!!

evie said...

great pictures and cute makeover picture

is the LE e/s duo pigmented? was it chalky? thanks

Haru said...

Hi evie,

the eyeshadow duo has pretty good color payoff, I had no problems at all getting it to show up on my lids. I use a primer before applying the eyeshadow though, which helps the colors show up easily.