Friday, October 9, 2015

Paul & Joe Moisturizing Primer and Pressed Face Powder

The last few items I have are from the core fall 2015 collection. Today's review focuses on the moisturizing foundation primer and the pressed face powder case. These two products are suppose to help you achieve radiant, photo ready skin. Let's see if it lives up to its claims!




The new Paul & Joe Beauté Moisturizing Foundation Primer S ($40) preps skin and corrects complexion for flawless, natural looking skin. There are three shades and the one I have is 01 which is pink and makes skin look brighter and clearer.

There's a pump which makes it handy and sanitary. The packaging itself looks old school elegant and I love the floral engravings. I have dry skin so I'm not usually too concerned with makeup sliding off of me. But my dry skin also makes it not very compatible with silicone type primers which is what makes this primer so great. It has a serum like texture so it's actually hydrating for my skin!


After coming back from my vacation, I am quite tan and the color is a bit pale on me. The primer is not clear like others and can almost correct uneven skin tone. I think this would be fantastic in the winter time. If you do not have much to cover up, this can work as a moisturizer, primer, foundation all in one.


To complete your perfect skin look, Paul & Joe pressed powder creates a soft, photo-ready finish. The compact ($10) and the powder ($35) comes separately so you can always customize the packaging. There are 4 shades to choose from and I have 05 Natural Beige

When using a powder brush, I get a very light coverage that sets my makeup. However, when I used the puff that's included and pick up more product, that's when I get the most amazing result! My skin looks so smooth and silky! When looking close up, it does look a bit powdery. But when I stand normal length away from a mirror, my skin has this beautiful soft-focus that I'm in love with!.

Blush Compact, Pressed Powder Refill, Powder Compact

Left: Primer | Right: Pressed Powder

You can see the primer is actually quite thick and contains lots of color.

This is after blending it all in. You can still faintly see the colors from the primer.

Before and After

So that wraps up all my reviews of the Paul & Joe beauty products! I'm a huge fan of the "cat lipstick" even though the color totally didn't work on me. I love the customization with the product and case sold separately. In general, I feel like this brand has sheer color pay off to give a natural flawless look. The brand also focuses on whimsical and unique packaging that captures the hearts of consumers.

See my other reviews back at the overview page.

Do you own anything from Paul & Joe?

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