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Paul & Joe: The Blue Horizon Summer Collection

June 9, 2011
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Paul & Joe have easily some of the most dressing-table worthy packaging I’ve seen. I love the vintage style – they are just so girly! Well, Paul & Joe have recently released their summer collection called ‘Blue Horizon’ – inspired by the ‘tranquility of the ocean’. 

The collection is all about lazy, easy to do, holiday beauty. An easy sweep of peachy bronzer, a slick of eye gloss for colour, applying the eyeshadow with your fingers, shimmering lip gloss…. in colours that work amazingly with a tan. You get the picture, it’s all about summer.

The number 1 stand out products for me were the eye glosses – there are some of these in the permanent collection but the three limited edition ones are really gorgeous. I was introduced to the amazing combination of orange with blue eyes by Paul & Joe’s Craig-Ryan French. As a neutral lover, I have never really considered wearing orange at all – but he applied it & it really made my eyes look brighter. Plus the gloss duo is called ‘California girl’ which is basically what I am (in my head, obviously) so that has me totally sold! 

Other products that caught my eye were the two blue nail varnishes from the collection – both with lots of shimmer/glitter (which normally is a total turn off for me) but they are so pretty!


Mediterranean

Venus


Also well worth a mention are the gorgeous swirly eye shadows – which almost look too pretty to use, but magically, you can smudge the swirls with your finger and then give them a sweep with a brush and it returns to it’s pretty swirlyness. The picture of the shadow below is after I have swatched it, and then cleaned it up with a brush – good as new!

Firstly – I love the packaging for the below eyeshadow – I want this pattern as wall paper (if you have any idea where I can find something like this, let me know)! 


Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Eye Shadow in ‘Adrift’

Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Eye Shadow in ‘Adrift’

The shade is called ‘Adrift’ and I find it really interesting as it looks like a pinky purple in the pan, but when swatched it turns into a more murky taupe/purple – which I love.

Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Eye Shadow in ‘Adrift’

Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Eye Shadow in ‘Adrift’: Swatched
I think the shade is far more subtle/wearable than it initially looks in the pan. You could also be careful with a brush and use the shades separately if you fancied a change. But personally, I love the blended colour and the ease of just swiping your fingers or a brush over it is a win for me.
Eyeshadows £14 
Nail Varnishes £10
Eyegloss duo is £16.50
All available from ASOS

Eyeshadow recieved as PR sample.

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4 Comments

  • Reply *Zoe* June 9, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Wow, I love the look of the new collection. The Mediterranean polish looks gorgeous! x

  • Reply River June 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Wow the nail polishes are amazing.

  • Reply Emma Greenwood June 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Both the nail polishes look stunning! May have to look out for them.. xx

  • Reply Jessica Cylia Lee June 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    OMG!! the Mediterranean one looks amazing… 😀

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