Paul & Joe: Spring Collection, Exclusive to ASOS

Did you know that Paul and Joe are actually the names of Paul & Joe founder Sophie Albou’s two sons? It seems that every season the creative team behind the brand continue to surprise and excite us with their intricately designed makeup products and fabulous packaging, the Spring 2014 season being no exception. These fun and frivolous goodies are exclusively available to ASOS and will definitely put a spring in your step when the weather outside is frightful. Containing a sparkling nail varnish topcoat, unusual red lipstick, highlighting beads and a bright orange blush, this is not makeup for the fainthearted or for those who are a fan of the nudes.

Although the pink-peach blush shade of varnish is very wearable and a little bit classic, it’s the bright blue topcoat filled with sparkles that’s worth looking at. This settles to leave a very silvery finish, meaning you have to shake the bottle before every use to ensure you only get a delicate hint of glitter; the blue tone becomes a tint when applied over a base coat as it’s such a runny (almost water-like) texture. There’s also a bright orange Colour Powder that can be used in a multitude of ways, including as an eyeshadow, liptint and a blush, as well a multi-tonal Face Powder that provides a touch of light to otherwise dull complexions. I love how Paul & Joe products are always so full of colour and can be used in multiple ways – the key is that they put the fun back into makeup and encourage you to experiment.

The bright red lipstick is almost too beautiful to use, featuring an intricate design on the side that you don’t want to damage. As this applies the consistency is slightly gel-like, providing a strong pigment that also looks slightly transparent. It’s great if you’re a fab of colour, but a bright red is just not right for your daytime look. The only thing that frustrates me about Paul & Joe is the fact you have to buy the lipstick case and bullet separately, adding an additional £7.00 to a £14.00 lipstick. The cases are made of card and, although very pretty, are therefore incredibly impractical – especially as the bullet isn’t exactly secure in the case once you put it all together. However, if you’re a fan of beautiful makeup you just can’t compare Paul & Joe to anything else… It’ll just have to look beautiful on your dressing table and avoid being put in a handbag at all costs!

The Paul & Joe ‘Secret Garden‘ collection is exclusive to ASOS. Prices start at £11.00.



  1. Emma Something
    February 7, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    I love the packaging! Especially the face powder!

  2. Carly Jade
    February 7, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    I find that annoying about Paul & Joe lipsticks too! I've been tempted so many times, but then when it comes to it, I've never ever had one because it's such an inconvenience! I wish that there were standard lipsticks too :(

  3. Emily Knott
    February 7, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    I love buying beauty bits from ASOS! Especially when I can use my student discount. I will defiantly be getting my hands on some new bits soon!

  4. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    February 7, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    The packaging is adorable and you've just reminded me of a Paul & Joe scent I used to have and absolutely loved and that I haven't repurchased yet :o) XxMakeup by Candlelight

  5. Laura Chapman
    February 7, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    That would definitely put me off buying a Paul & Joe lipstick having to buy the lipstick and bullet separately. I'd be too scared of damaging it in my bag!Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  6. casuallyawkward
    February 7, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    Adore this packaging! Sounds like an amazing collectionCasualllyawkward

  7. Vivian Yuen
    February 7, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    I love Paul and Joe packaging, so beautiful~LIVE.IN.LOVE ~

  8. Aerin Downs
    February 8, 2014 / 4:55 am

    That lipstick looks fab :)! the packaging seems a bit of a faff though :(! BerrieBlogs – Beauty Blog x

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