Unless you’re incredibly skilled or have access to a cosmetics factory, Paul & Joe is about as close as you can get to DIY makeup. There’s something so satisfying about putting the pieces together – it’s like makeup lego!
(Gamine left, Gigi right)
This is fun. Basically, Paul & Joe sell their packaging and product separately. I have a lipstick (005 Venus) from the same collection but today we’re chatting about the blush.
The packaging is absolutely beautiful – it has quite a vintage feel to it with the cream and dusty pink plastic with gold accents, and is quite weighty. The product itself has excellent pigmentation but it’s not one of those blushes where you barely touch the surface with your brush and you’re then terrified to apply it to your cheeks. It has strong colour but very workable strong colour.
The two shades that I have are 03 Gigi and 05 Gamine. By no means are these natural shades. I tend to go for the super bright pink-as-pink colours and these are more neon than anything! Gamine is a bright fuchsia with a strip of really intense shimmer. With the way that it’s designed you don’t really pick up much of the side strip. Gigi is a flamingo-pink with a ballet-pink strip however this strip is almost matte in comparison.
Gamine is probably my favourite out of the two but I’ve playing around with both of them for the past month as shocking pink tends to be my go-to when it comes to blush!