Review, Swatch - Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Color Trio, Cherry Blossom

4.29.2014

Winter just wouldn't quit. Today we have cold rain and howling wind, and the temperature is below 50 again - those poor cherry blossoms and magnolias are having it rough this year!

I purchased Paul & Joe Eye Color Trio Cherry Blossom a while ago anticipating the new season. This little trio with neutral brown and a hint of pink looked quite attractive and even unique to me. And you know I am a sucker for the adorable packaging that Paul & Joe offers. ;)


Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Color Trio Cherry Blossom


To think about it, this is a bit pricey for an eyeshadow trio since I had to buy a separate case, which also fits their cheek color refills.

I went with the peachy pink/ivory signature case made of plastic, although I was awfully tempted by those illustrated paper ones


The eyeshadow refill fits neatly in the case. 
It is a petit yet sturdy compact that is perfect for carrying around, and of course, it looks pretty sitting on my vanity as well. 


It is a well-composed trio that looks youthful yet grounded.


The deepest brown is leaning cool with a bit of purple undertone.
The medium golden taupe/beige has a beautiful satin finish.
You can easily achieve a sophisticated daily look using these two brown shades only, but the light pink shimmer is the scene changer if you will. 
This pale pink has multi-colored shimmer that is bigger and more visible (not as big as to be called glitters, though) that subtly adds a veil of sparkles. This really reminds me of cherry blossoms! :)


I started with the darkest color on the creases to define and blended with the golden taupe (you know, the usual).
The light pink was used to highlight and soften the whole look as well as on the lower lashlines.


You can see the shimmer a little better in this picture. :)


Paul & Joe Eye Trio Cherry Blossom is a special one since it is one of the few wearable pink/brown eye colors for me.
I usually shy away from pinks and warmer browns as they often make me look aging or drunk(!), but Cherry Blossom does not. (yay!)
To be honest, I am not a fan of bigger shimmer, but the one in this trio looks quite subtle and works well with other two shades. Most importantly, it stays put thanks to the base that is deliciously creamy.
These eyeshadows are rich in pigments and apply evenly. I find the texture is quite ideal for being not too soft nor dry. 
They are scented with the signature white floral, so please consider this if you are sensitive to fragrance.


FOTD with Paul & Joe Cherry Blossom
(I've listed other products used in this look at the bottom.)


In a nutshell, Paul & Joe Cherry Blossom is a feminine yet not-too-girly eyeshadow trio with excellent quality. 
I personally like the pressed powder formulations from Paul & Joe very much, and this Eye Color Trio is not an exception.





Products used

Dior Addict Lipstick Dior Kiss
Paul & Joe Eye Color Trio Cherry Blossom
L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous makeup Porcelain (W1-2)
BareMinerals Blush Sorbet

32 comments

  1. Gorgeous! Love the packaging, too. I love that reddish brown - I don't think I have anything quite like it. I've been thinking about Clinique Black Honey...

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    1. Now you said it, I do see the similarity between Black Honey and the darkest brown in this trio. Maybe Black Honey is redder while this one has more purple. :)

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  2. Oh very beautiful palette cute colors, beautiful FOTD!
    xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Raimar! xoxo

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  3. So pretty! I really want Paul & Joe eyeshadow trio. I love their other products x

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    1. Thank you, Coco! :)
      This is my first eyeshadow trio from the brand's offering. I might grab another one if I spot a good sale. :)

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  4. Hey Lena, oh this trio is PRETTY! That darkest shade looks really nice on you :)

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    1. Thank you, Sunny :)
      I agree with you. The dark brown is one of the prettiest I've seen.

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  5. This trio is beautiful!!! Love the darkest brown there, it is really my cup of tea! ^^ And I love love the look you created with it!
    I love Paul&Joe as well,aren't they amazing?? the packaging and the products rarely disappoint

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    1. Thank you, Pam <3
      This trio is so well-composed, using is a no-brainer. It suits my routine eye makeup nicely. :)
      I'm glad Paul & Joe is more readily available for me to purchase, which isn't very good for my wallet, btw. ;p

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  6. This trio is yet another shadow palette I've been eyeing on beauty bay and asos for the longest time! However I've put in an order for some japanese make up so no more make up this month! I absolutely love how you can put their blushes and shadow trios into the same compact! Their packaging is just so feminine and pretty and those shadows are so pigmented and pretty! Love how you've worn them! So beautiful on you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharlynn!
      Their packaging is really something special even compared to other high-end brands. The quality is also excellent!
      This is a very easy-to-wear trio for both day and night time. I am looking at other shades but I must exercise some self-restraint like you. ;)

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  7. frick that packagin! and the colors are so pretty!

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    1. I know, right? I get sucked in every single time. Good thing is that their quality is great! :)

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  8. Paul & Joe packaging never ceases to amaze me and the colors are lovely as well. I've been really warming up to pink eye shadow lately. You look fab as always Lena!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you, Rowena :)
      I am a big fan of subtle white floral fragrance as well, so everything about Paul & Joe is quite pleasing to me (well, maybe minus the price..?) ;p

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  9. Simply beautiful palette and I really think it suits your looks. These are the types of colours I am so seduced by. Might have to get this palette!

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    1. Hey Vivi :)
      Thank you so much! I am slowly developing my likings towards warm neutrals. This is a good example, I guess. I can see this trio would look beautiful on you!

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  10. This is SO pretty! I love it! It looks amazing on you! I've never tried their shadows. Actually, the only think I've tried is their foundation and it's nice and moisturizing! Perhaps it's time to try something else!

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! I love their powder foundation as well as the cream-to-powder formulation. They are indeed very moisturizing and natural.
      This pressed eyeshadows are much like their powder. It is creamy yet not too soft that it would crumble or smudge. You'd like them. :)

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  11. bummer that you had to buy the case separately, but it's pretty! love the outcome of your look!

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    1. Thank you!
      At least I took advantage of the sale at the time of purchase. But honestly, their cases are so pretty that it hurts less. LOL

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  12. I got over the Paul & Joe packaging some time ago (mostly because the brand is hard to find here), but once in a while, something will pull at me. You wear this well despite the non-spring spring weather! I think it's still winter up here, lol.

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    1. It still gets me! LOL. I even saved an empty round compact hoping to refill with something. ;)
      Today's even worse. A storm status. Ugh.
      I think I would have totally passed on this if it was a typical pink/purple pastel combination. Cannot do pastels in this ridiculous weather. ;-/

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  13. P&J ALWAYS has the cutest packaging! And I really adore the look you've created!

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    1. I agree! And thank you, Laura. :)

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  14. Very pretty eye Makeup !
    Love the lips color !

    Xoxo

    Michelle | MyWonders❤MesMerveilles

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  15. So pretty! This is like the same three colors of eyeshadow I seem to keep buying in multiple brands, LOL...

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    1. Hi Sarah! Thank you! :)
      I am with you. Honestly, I should have more than a few palettes with similar colors. LOL.

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  16. This looks so beautiful on you, Lena!! Love reddish browns. I have yet to try anything P&J since they left us though. This trio is definitely something to look at :-)

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    1. Thank you, Lily! <3
      Beauty.com just started carrying them but it wasn't easy to get a hold of their latest offerings. The eye color trios have pastels and bigger shimmer but for some reason, they all manage to look sophisticated. Must be the creamy base or something. ;)

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