Be Catwalk Ready Right Meow With Paul & Joe Spring 2012

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paul & joe kitten collection sparkles spring 2012

Cat lady problems! I spent the better part of my nine lives today hemming and hawing (and caterwauling even) over whether I could bear to ruin the pretty designs and patterns on the lipsticks, blushes and powder pans in Paul & Joe’s new feline fabulous cat-themed collection for spring 2012.


Every single piece in the limited edition launch, which marks Paul & Joe’s 10-year anniversary in cosmetics and skincare, is like catnip for CCLs! — a purrfect little piece of kitty cat art.

The release is divided into two parts. Part One: Kitten Collection. Part Two: Collection Sparkles.

The eight-piece Kitten Collection hums (or is that a purr?) with a matte pressed face powder, three stick blushes, three nail polishes and a waterproof gel liner while the six-piece Collection Sparkles pounces! — despite its awkward name — onto lips, eyes and faces with three lipsticks and three powders for faces and eyes. And the whole shebang is available now on Paul & Joe counters and also online.

Hmm… I don’t know how Tabs feels about waiting, but I think I need one more night with these pretty kitties before I take my brushes to ’em.

paul & joe kitten collection sparkles spring 2012

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From the left: Face & Eye Colors in Purr-Fect, Kittycat and Siamese Please, $36 each

paul & joe collection sparkles face & eye color
From bottom to top: Purr-Fect, Siamese Please and Kittycat

paul & joe collection sparkles face & eye color
From the left: Purr-Fect, Siamese Please and Kittycat

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Siamese Please

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paul & joe collection sparkles lipstick c blusher stick boxes
From the left: Lipstick C in Sex Kitten, Meow and Catwalk ($20 each); Blusher Sticks ($28 each)

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Lipstick C in Catwalk, Meow and Sex Kitten

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Lipstick C in Catwalk, Meow and Sex Kitten

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Lipstick C in Catwalk, Meow and Sex Kitten

paul joe kitten collection blusher stick
Blusher Sticks from the left: Minou, Catfight and Glamour Puss

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Glamour Puss

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paul joe matte pressed powder waterproof boxes
Matte Pressed Powder in Cinnamon 001($42) on the left and Waterproof Cel Eye Liner in Black Cat Cool ($25)

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Matte Pressed Powder in Cinnamon 001

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Matte Pressed Powder in Cinnamon 001

paul & joe kitten collection waterproof gel eye liner black cat cool
Waterproof Cel Eye Liner in Black Cat Cool

paul & joe kitten collection waterproof gel eye liner black cat cool
Waterproof Cel Eye Liner in Black Cat Cool

paul joe kitten collection nail enamel
Nail Enamels in Kitten Claws, Tigress and Manekineko, $14 each

paul & joe kitten collection nail enamel

How do you feel about this launch? Would you give it a meow or a hiss?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



P.S. “Mrow?” (translation: How was your day?)

No complaints out here. I did have my heart set on going to yoga tonight, but I’m still not feeling 100%, so I should probably just take it easy at home and self-medicate with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

About that reunion, did they really need to split it into multiple parts?

What are you up to tonight? πŸ™‚


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  1. Everything is so, so cute. I’ve never tried Paul & Joe, I’ve never bought anything solely because of packaging . . . but those two things might be about to change!
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  2. Ashley Richard says:

    OH MY GOD I AM DYING. DYING. I just showed my boyfriend and he agrees that they are the cutest things ever and he said I needed them.

    My boyfriend just said I needed makeup. Because cats. I was having a terrible day until I saw this post.

    Those eyeshadows are beyond adorable.

  3. Kittens! Top hats! KITTENS IN TOP HATS!!

    /dead from the cute
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  4. Brandy says:

    Oh goodness, those are freaking adorable!! I want everything!!

  5. Heidi says:

    The whole collection is just adorable! I love the little paw prints on the lipsticks, and that powder compact is just too cute!

  6. Jen says:

    I love this, but I’m afraid that if I buy it, it’ll just sit there because it’s too cute to use!

  7. Kide says:

    I’ve never bought anything because of the packaging, but now I feel very tempted. I must have Kittycat.

  8. Heather says:

    Adorable! I’m looking forward to seeing swatches of everything!

  9. Sophie says:

    OMG blushers that are cats with top hats ..that a must have πŸ™‚

  10. Chris says:

    I kind of love it (looks nothing like my two cats but still has that essence – they really should have gone more Siamese imho). I remember when Sephora in SF used to have the line in store. I am only buying things I can touch and check in person so guess this one is just for looking….they should come back to the Bay Area.

  11. Shaylee Anne says:

    I don’t think I could bring myself to use them, maybe the pressed powder but those blushes? Never would I want to ruin kittens in top hats! And that powder puff! I almost died when I saw that, its beyond adorable!

  12. Jessica says:

    Total CCL here. πŸ˜‰ I bought one of each kitty-themed item in the collection(s), and aside from the nail polish, I haven’t used any of them because the packaging is just TOO CUTE. I kind of suspected I wouldn’t use them anyways, so I’m not disappointed in the least. I love it all!!

  13. gio says:

    Everything is so adorable! I’m not sure I’d have the heart to use the products though.
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  14. Adrienne says:

    I don’t really know anything about Paul and Joe, I would t even know where to find it, lol. But i gotta give ’em mad props for sticking to their theme! They didn’t half ass it, they carried their theme through out every element!! Sometimes I wish MAC went all full throttle with their themes.

    I’m interested in hearing the review! Are those eye and face powders both eye and face powders next to eachother in one pan? Because I dunno how I’d feel about those grey cat sillhouettes next to like, a blush when it comes to trying to pick up pigment with a brush!

  15. Rita says:

    I have already meowed! I have Catwalk lipstick, Purr-Fect eyeshadows, Catfight blush, and Manekineko nail polish.
    The eyeshadows (this one’s not a blush, unless you want green cheeks!) are great (but kind of sheer as Japanese are), but the lipstick – as some blogger said, P & J lipsticks are a hit or a miss – is hardly a MLBB, it’s more nude. And the texture is not the best.
    I have not used the other items yet, and don’t know if I’m going to use the blush!

  16. I totally am guilty of buying products for packaging! These are adorable – thanks for posting!
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  17. BooBooNinja says:

    The cuteness!
    I think I’m going to faint.
    You’ll find me by Rae’s dead body.

  18. Eli says:

    Amazing photos of an amazing collection! Will be checking out for swatches πŸ™‚
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  19. Marina says:

    I still haven’t got anything from the collection, I am just afraid I won’t have a heart to use those products…
    Which one is your favourite? (I know it’s a hard question).

  20. Amazing cats!!! Love this post!

  21. artemis says:

    omg! wish i had these here…tho i’d feel sooo bad for using them, especially the blusher sticks :(:(:( poor kitty head….
    my bf thinks they;re cute too <3 glad he isn;t one the 'ugh, make up is gross, take it off, bleh, you look like a clown' kind of guy πŸ˜€ his faves are nude and pink l/s and smokey, cat eyes…… on girls, OFC :))

  22. artemis says:

    i know! i think i’d cut off the upper part of the blushers, where the kittens are πŸ˜€ and keep them..and use the rest, hehe

  23. Anitacska says:

    I understand completely. I bought two lipsticks with the pawprints and one of the eyeshadows, and it was very hard to make myself swatch them. At least there’s more pawprints down the lipsticks and the eyeshadows did well with swatching. I have to say I wasn’t impressed with the products though, as pretty as they are, the quality is a bit meh. I wanted the pressed powder too, but at £28 I’ve passed. Pretty, but £28?
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  24. Jennifer says:

    Wow, the products are BEAUTIFUL!!! I’ve never heard of this brand before though. Is the quality good? Where are the products made? I would definitely want to get the Matte Pressed Powder!

  25. Telma Micheloto says:

    Hey! Where are the swatches!

    I also got a few of the items of this collections but still haven’t tried them. I’m waiting for you to ruin yours firts!

  26. Fieran says:

    These are SO COOL. It’s like they made them for Cat Ladies especially. I love the eyeshadow palettes πŸ™‚

  27. eight says:

    Cats in top hats on blusher sticks. My life is now complete.

  28. Naomi says:

    Oh my everything looks so cute! I love my makeup and kitties.

  29. Ruchita says:

    So adorable! I love the litte kitty paws on the lipstick.

  30. Stef says:

    Oh Karen, you must be DYING over this collection! The cute is off the charts.
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  31. Lenita says:

    wow they really went all cat crazy with this collection, look at those adorable puffs.

    i’ve never tried anything of paul & joe’s before, but those e/s palettes are purring my name lol.

  32. Katze McCat says:

    I love cosmetics and I love cats – this is awesome!!! πŸ˜€

  33. BeccaTheCyborg says:

    My cat’s name is Cinnamon, and that matte pressed powder is a perfect shade for me. Why must I be broke? WHY?

    Also, for fellow crazy cat people, two webcomics:

    Lackadaisy, for those who enjoy their cats as gorgeously illustrated 20s gangsters:

    Those who prefer realistic kitties:

  34. I’m literally palpitating and having problems breathing now! I wouldn’t TOUCH the majority of the products if I owned them, so I can totally understand if you never want to swatch any of these! They’re JUST TOO CUTE…

  35. Nina says:

    this collection is really gorgeous — there’s nothing i dont want! of course the cat theme plays into it a great deal but … still!

    • Karen says:

      Haha, that’s really the main reason why I fell for this collection. Whenever there’s a cat-related collection I must have it! Remember Fabulous Felines from MAC a while back? I think that was the last time I went crazy for kitty makeup. πŸ™‚

      • Nina says:

        i hauled in a big way during Fab Felines – that collection was super gorgeous!

        im going to pick some stuff up from this p&j one as well … crazy cat lady that i am!

  36. tiffany says:

    I looove all the packaging! so pretty and dreamy πŸ™‚

  37. maryann says:

    OMG you need to check out the jason wu for target collection. So much cat stuff!

    • Karen says:

      I went on February 5 when it launched, and by the time I got there (one hour after the store opened, mind you), all the cat stuff was gone! The Target folks said it all sold out within three minutes. Crazy!

  38. Joyce says:

    I can’t believe they split the reunion to 3 parts! 3??!! really??!

    Anyways, I love Paul & Joe’s packaging. Super cute and who would actually use their products? They’re too gorgeous even to touch!

    According to Paul & Joe, the eyeshadows can be used on the face too. Siamese Please can be used as a bronzer and Kittycat as a blush, but I don’t understand how Purr-Fect can be used on the face.
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  39. Oh my gosh! Everything is hyper cute…hehe, and PERFECT for cat lovers! Very memorable packaging, indeed.
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  40. Arianne says:

    WAHHHH!! Everything is so beautiful. Scherbie purrs and mrows.
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  41. Madelynn says:

    Their marketing and packaging team is genius.
    I want Catfight and Catwalk. I’m on an orange kick. :]

  42. Carmela says:

    I have two concerns that this collection brings to mind. First: Price. I wants everything! But my wallet says nay. *le sigh* Second: However am I going to use any of these when all that cuteness reduces me to a puddle incapable of speech, let alone thought?
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  43. Emily says:


    muuuuuust have!!! everywhere is sold out!

  44. Karo says:

    wow wow wow!
    I love love love this collection!
    amazing stuff!

  45. Trisha says:

    Oh man, that WOULD be hard to ruin. I feel your pain.
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  46. Dominique says:

    How cute ! I love cats ( although I now suffer from a rather chronic allergy to them ), I wonder what Organza would ” say ” if she saw this very pretty collection ! LOL

  47. marmar says:

    I ordered one of each this morning from beautyhabit plus the most ADORABLE new Steam Cream tin (they have one with the cutest black cat motif!). I’m totally psyched but completely floored as to how I can get the guts to ruin the kitty head on the highlighter stick ;___; ugh!!

  48. Aileen says:

    These are adorable! I love cats! But I’d hate to ruin the beautiful carving on the blush sticks…

  49. Stephanie says:

    Wow! They did a great job on the packaging.. They look like real collectors items. I wouldn’t use any of these just because the products look so pretty.
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  50. Mia says:

    Is paul & joe cruelty free? Can’t find any info anywhere… if they are, I can’t wait to get these!!

  51. Miramía says:

    Meow. Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Prrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    I wouldn’t be able to use them. ^^

  52. Maggie says:


    Tis is one of those collections that deserves to be put under glass and ogled forever.
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  53. Melody says:


    I need a kitty blusher. Not to use. Just to look at when I’m having a bad day. Totes adorable.

  54. dementia says:

    Paul & Joe cosmetics are adorable! I think I’ll get a blusher

  55. Tekoa says:

    *faints from the cat uber coolness*

  56. peach_ says:

    So CUTE!!! I’m usually not drawn to their flowery packaging, but these cats are irresistible! I wish the nail polish bottles had a cat theme, too!

  57. Mary Cris says:

    ….mini heart attack

  58. Vanessa says:

    OMG… I… think… I… just… died… from… cuteness! Feline Haven πŸ™‚

  59. Kim says:

    I may or may not have squeee’d like a crazy person when I saw those fabulous face and eye colors. Only my co-workers could tell you for sure. πŸ™‚ Seriously, there is no way I could take a brush to them. That said, I’m looking forward to your swatches and/or FotD!

  60. jillojello says:

    Wow. This is the perfect collection. So many cat ladies out there.

    The top hats on the lipsticks have to be the cutest thing ever, I could never use any of these things I would just want to stair at them
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  61. Katalin says:

    I love this post! Your photos a great! And the products looks soo cute and delicious! πŸ™‚
    I linked your post to my blog! Keep up the good work!

  62. Joy says:

    I wanted to buy the whole collection unfortunately some didn’t wow me like the blush stick didn’t really show on my cheeks and the lipstick are way too dry but the nail polish , eyeliner, and the pressed powder made it to my basket !! I love it!!

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