2009 Holiday: Paul & Joe Smoke & Mirrors Collection Review

Paul & Joe Winter 2009 Smoke and Mirrors collection is a play of shadows and lights to create winter looks. There are 2 sets for this collection – Eyeshadow Colour Kit and Highlighting Powder and Pearl Set. Please note, apparently the items are sold separately in the EU and USA.


Eye Colour Kit

Highlighting Powder and Pearl Set

THE REVIEW:

♣ Eye Colour Kit

#001 Mesmerised ~ Deep smokey colours to create captivating eyes. There’s a pale  lilac, a tan (perfect as a contour shade), supposedly a dark deep green (but on me it is black)

#002 spellbound ~ Warm colours meant to create a sophisticated Look. There’s a peach, golden brown and dark chocolate – they are really warm shades so cool toned gals beaware.

All shades are shimmery, quite pigmented. The eyeliner pencil that accompanies both sets is a plain black eyeliner. Perfect for either a office look or a darker intense smokey look. Comes packed into a purple card box case (feels solid) that has a handle.

♣ Highlighting Powder and Pearl Set

#001 Smoke & Mirrors ~ Shimmery pale gold highlighter + a shimmery black loose powder interspersed with sliver microglitter.

#002 Glow Magic ~ Shimmery pale pink highlighter + a shimmery brownish pink (quite difficult to describe, its not totally pink or brown but a shade in between…maybe a rose gold?? see picture below) loose powder interspersed with silver microglitter.

The lovely motif in the compact highlighting powder disappears after use. The compact (both are of the same colour – pale beige) is  a limited edition issue and is refillable with their regular pressed powders. Comes in a lovely clutch bag.

Top Row – Eye Colour Kit in #001 , #002

Bottom Row – Highlighting Powder & Pear Powder Set in #001, #002

VERDICT:

Gorgeous collection! Paul & Joe makes really lovely silky soft powder products. As much as I LOVE Eye Colour Kit #001 (the lilac and tan) shades are gorgeous… i wish the darkest shade was a true dark forest green like in the pictures…for the Highlighting Powder set – I love the pink highlighter and the  black loose powder…

Hope this helps!

~nutty

Images from iswii.net, asos.com

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