Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Paul & Joe Beauté a Stroll in the Park in Paris Collection for Fall 2016

A Stroll in the Park in Paris by Paul & Joe Beauté isn't your typical fall collection. It's sweet, chic and not at all vampy or intense. The collection is inspired by colourful autumns in Paris - nudes and neutrals to accent the elegant and romantic shades of the season. 


The collection contains 3 Paul & Joe Eye Color CS ($26 CAD), 2 Paul & Joe Cheek Colors CS - like the Guerlain Meteorites but with CAT shaped pearls ($48 CAD), 3 Paul & Joe Lipstick Refills CS ($21 CAD), 3 Paul & Joe Lipstick Cases CS ($7 CAD) and 2 Paul & Joe Hand Creams ($17 CAD). 

I've got two matching pieces from the collection - the Paul & Joe Eye Color CS in A Stroll In the Park (104) and the Paul & Joe Lipstick Refill CS in Snuggle Up (101) with the Lipstick Case 036. 

The packaging for these items looks a chic little makeup set that I'd find on my grandma's vanity from 40 years ago. Old school elegance. I have my doubts about the cardboard but so far, the lipstick has held up pretty well in my backpack. 

Paul & Joe Beauté Eye Color in a Stroll in the Park (104) and Lipstick Refill CS in Snuggle Up (101)

Paul & Joe Beauté Eye Color in a Stroll in the Park (104) 


The Paul & Joe Eye Color CS in A Stroll in the Park features a gradient of greens, inspired by crisp leaves. There's a white gold, khaki green and a deeper olive. Paul & Joe products are made in Japan and these eyeshadows are reminiscent of the preferences of the Asian market - sheer shadows with a subtle iridescent shimmer. The pigments are soft and rich in colour but they blend out in an instant and need to be built up for intensity. They seem to fare well on my oily lids. Without primer, there's no creasing and they fade away after 6-7 hours. 

The shadows contain jojoba oil, orange flower extract, rose roxburghii fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate and white lily extract for moisturization and irritation prevention. 

Paul & Joe Beauté Lipstick Refill CS in Snuggle Up (101)


The Paul & Joe Beauté Lipstick Refill CS in Snuggle Up (101) is "my lips but shinier". It's semi-sheer warm beige nude that works perfectly as an everyday shade on my complexion. It smells (and tastes) like an old lady's perfume, but if you can put up with that...it's amazing. The lipstick contains cocoa seed butter, jojoba seet oil, lavender oil, orange flower water, and white lily extract which makes for a very smooth application and comfortable wear. As a sheer lipstick, it requires reapplication after 2-3 hours. 

Overall, a Stroll in the Park in Paris isn't as bold or deep or vibrant or glamorous as what you might expect from a fall colour collection. But what it is is elegant, subdued and perfectly wearable. 

What do you think of this collection? 


Press samples featured. The limited edition A Stroll in the Park by Paul & Joe will be available in August (hand creams available in October) at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca and select Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale locations. 

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