Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Paul & Joe Eye Color CS in Cafe Macchiato 097

First up from the Paul & Joe Fall 2015 collection is this cute single eyeshadow! These little "eye color CS" are inspired by frothy coffee beverages in the Parisian cafes. 

See, the sponge applicator is the spoon, and the eyeshadow is the coffee with a bit of a swirl on top! There are two shades that were released and the one I have is called Cafe Macchiato 097. This shade has a combination of a medium tone brown and a creamy beige swirl. The shadow is shimmery but not glittery.

The shadow itself is very soft and smooth. However, the pigmentation is quite sheer! It still is beautiful though as it has a soft sheen when applied. See below for the swatch. It took a lot of work to get the shade to show up as it matches my skin tone. I think it's a really easy shade to use for beginners as it gives definition and opens up the eyes while being mistake proof!

Here it is being worn. It's hard to tell but it gives a nice wash of color and helps me look more put together. This reminds me of one of my favorite single eyeshadows from Benefit called Fawn Over You. This is the perfect type of shade to do a "one shadow look" as per emilynoel on Youtube.

A big thumbs up to the packaging, color, and quality. However, if you already have a lot of neutral shadows, I'd skip this (unless you can't resist the packaging). 

I'd definitely recommend this if you are new to makeup or are thinking of a really great gift for someone that's just starting out. What are your thoughts?

Go back to the overview post to check out what other Paul & Joe products are new for fall!

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