Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Paul & Joe Cheek Color Duo 07 Prima Donna



Earlier this spring Paul & Joe introduced a range of customizable cheek colors. Altogether there are ten new duos to choose from, and today I'll be showing you #07 Prima Donna. After doing a bit of research on the recently released Beach Baby collection, I stumbled across b-glowing's video below, which demonstrates Prima Donna applied on the cheeks. After seeing how amazing and brightening it is on the model, I knew I had to have it! If you have the time, be sure to check out this short tutorial which demonstrates a few of the other items in the collection. I love the glowing, colorful and summery look they created.


 

Onward to the product images: 




Prima Donna is a powder blush duo consisting of one-third caramel and two-thirds bright pink. You can see a bit of golden shimmer flecks in the pan, but this does not really translate to the face and much of the shimmer sweeps away after the first use. I would classify it as a satin texture, as it is not completely matte and provides a soft glow without obvious shimmer. What's nice about these duos is that you can achieve three distinct cheek shades with a single, compact-sized product.







Important to note is that the blush pan refill ($18) and compact ($8) are sold separately. The case is magnetized for quick and easy refill placement and removal.







First off, apologies for the poor quality of my indoor swatches above. I will try to update with better swatches tomorrow if there's some sunshine! 

On the left is a mixture of both shades together, which produces a peachy-coral shade. In the center is the caramel shade alone. Once applied on the skin, it turns out to be less brown than it appears in the pan--it actually has a bit of subtle rosiness to it, which I didn't expect. On the right is the bright coral-pink shade that, when applied on its own, turns into a gorgeous candy pink. 
 
Below, helping to demonstrate Prima Donna, is my beautiful friend and talented co-worker, Scarleth. She was kind enough to allow me to borrow her for a quick photo shoot earlier in the day.

Scarleth is wearing Paul & Joe Cheek Color 07 Prima Donna on cheeks and Wet & Wild 511B on lips



A big thanks to Scarleth for being a guest model! 



 I love Paul & Joe's attention to design details 

Paul & Joe products can be found at online retailers Beauty HabitB-Glowing and Dermstore, among others. 

18 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful glowing blush. I love the color and how it looks on your friend. I think this summer must be the summer of beautiful blush and bronzers. I purchased so many but still after seeing your review, I am going to check this one out ;-)

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    1. Hi Sara, Thank you! This is the first Paul & Joe blush I've purchased and was pleasantly surprised at how pigmented it is and the color is really lovely!

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  2. The color is perfect on Scarleth! Those duos all look pretty.

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    1. Hi Martha, Thank you! Now that I've tried this one I'm tempted to take another look at the other 9 duos :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the way it looks. Paul & Joe is one of my favorite brands.

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    1. Me too! :) They always have the most eye-catching package designs :)

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  4. What a lovely colour, it looks a lot nicer on that I was expecting from the look in the pan tbh. Thanks for bringing these to my attention as I will make sure to check them out xx

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    1. Hi Replica, I am happy with the color - the pink is bright but easy to tone down with a light application :) I wish there were a store in my area that sold P&J so I could try other items out in person xx

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  5. I love brands that offer refills. The blush and your friend are both gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Liz, I like the idea of refills too :) I would like to purchase another blush duo sometime in the future, but then again it takes me literally years to hit pan on any blush. A sign I have too many? :)

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  6. How pretyy !!!
    I need to give Paul and Joe another look . Their products are so high quality
    xoxxo

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    1. Hi LB, Thank you! :) Yes, I like most everything I've ever purchased from the brand - they always have fun collections :) xx

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  7. Usually I'm not into super shimmery face products, but these colors are so lovely. And not as shimmery as I expected from how they look in the pan. I really appreciate when brands offer refill options - given the amt of makeup I own, I always prefer to save my money and just buy the refill. I have many custom palettes I can pop it into

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    1. Hi Catherine, I also like the refill option - it's always great to be able to save a bit of money :) Although this looks very shimmery in the pan, on the face the sparkles don't really show up :)

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  8. those paul and joe blushes are super pretty, I am over my no shimmer phase, so I love the soft sparkles there. great colour for summer :) / Claire xxx

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  9. Hi Claire, I wore this color to work recently and it is perfect for summer and goes so well with coral or peachy lip colors :) xx

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  10. How beautiful is this duo! I am currently in love with my P&J blush duo too! Prima Donna will be great to be used as both blush and bronzer :)

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    1. Hi Memoiselle, I just stopped by your blog and now I want the Gigi duo as well lol :) It is gorgeous!

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