Few years ago I got to talking with a friend of mine who lived in Hawaii for some years. She said that while she lived there, she never once went in the ocean.
It kind of blew my mind. As a bonafide beach baby, I couldn’t fathom living in a place with warm, tropical water and not once stepping into it while you’re there. It’s everywhere around you, after all!
I know, different strokes for different folks, but if I could, I’d go swimming or surfing in that ocean every day…or at least every other day (everyone seems to say that, though, don’t they?).
Maybe that’s why Paul & Joe Beaute’s Beach Baby collection speaks to me…
My travel arrangements are finally set for a return trip to Kauai this August! And I was hoping to bring along Paul & Joe’s Eye Liner WP & Eye Crayon Duo in Saint Tropez 001, partly because of how poetic I thought it would be to actually be a beach baby wearing Beach Baby to the beach.
I also struggle with packing…and dual-tipped products like these are good ways to save space.
One side’s a shimmery copper pencil shadow, and the other has a matte beige waterproof liner. After taking ’em out for a spin last weekend, I’m bummed to say that it looks like they probably won’t be coming with me to Kauai… I think they’ll be staying in the Bay Area with Tabs and his pet sitter.
I like the Eye Crayon, which glides across my skin. It has just the right amount of pigment, but it starts to mosey into my fine lines after 5-6 hours. And that’s when I wear it with a primer.
As for the liner half of this duo, it gives me trubs. While it lasts a long time and stands up well to water along both my lash and water lines, the application’s patchy and not smooth at all.
Oh, well… Points for cuteness, but probably not the best buddy for the beach.
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,