I like Paul & Joe's approach to holiday this year. Instead of the requisite seasonal poinsettia reds, evergreens, and golds and silvers, they have offered us a selection of candy-colored hues of lilac and strawberry pink, a sheer iridescent apple green, a glittering winter blue, and a sparkling golden-bronze. When I see these colors I am reminded of gum drops and shiny glass baubles. These are limited edition shades and come in a pretty pistachio green & silver box (shown above). I got these at beautyhabit.com and also recommend dermstore.com for Paul & Joe items.
My favorite shade is Merrily on High-- it may not be entirely unique, but I think it is such a pretty and delicate shade of lavender with a bit of smokiness that gives it a sophisticated edge (but it could just be that my love for all things purple is causing me to be biased towards this one!). The bronze, Home for Christmas, and pink, Rockin' Around..., are fairly sheer so need three or more coats to reach their full potential. The others have a more opaque formula, except of course for the translucent flake glitter, Hallelujah, which is best used as a topcoat. The blue O, Holy Night, has a lot of coarse-grain glitter throughout. At first glance, this color reminds me of Zoya's Noel and Crystal, all lovely shades of icy denim blue with a touch of teal.
There are also corresponding shades of "self-select" eye shadows offered in this collection that come packaged in a cute ornamental box. I haven't purchased any of them, but am so tempted by the bronze shade!
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