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.
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 Habit, B-Glowing and Dermstore, among others.