To say that I’m sweet on these three new limited edition fall lipsticks and refillable lipstick cases from Paul & Joe would be both a grievous understatement of ridiculous proportions, and incredibly apt, because, hello! — TEH KITTEHS.
But also because the lipsticks are magically made/manufactured using an old Japanese candy-making technique called Kintarō-ame, which involves layers of candy (or makeup) rolled together. In this case, the innermost cylinder is shaped like a feline’s face.
Which is wondrous, delightful and incredibly amazing. 🙂
The candy-making process also means that the interior kitty tubes are still visible all the way down to the bottom of the bullets — a fact that greatly pleases my makeup-obsessed, cat-loving heart.
Lipstick CS ingredients and benefits
Cocoa Seed Butter — Emollient Jojoba Seed Oil — Emollient Lavender Oil — Emollient Orange Flower Water — Moisturizer White Lily Extract — Moisturizer and prevents irritation
I also think it’s very cool how the center cat cylinders blend so well with their surrounding lipstick colors and how the two punchier tubes — Coffee Cherry 094 (the red with a nude beige in the center) and Cafe Parisien 093 (the hot pink with a milky beige in the center) — create a subtle gradient effect when you apply them.
But for the gradient effect to really work well, you have to refrain from rubbing your lips together, which is something I impulsively do. Not the end of the world, though, because I also like how these look when they’re blended together.
And let me tell ya, it is HARD to not rub my lips together when I wear these because of how good they feel. They’re smooth and incredibly moisturizing (I half expected to see catnip among the list of ingredients).
Much like the MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils, they feel slick and light (but still very moisturizing), and I’m a big fan of the old-fashioned flavor and scent, which remind me of the French violet hard candies my grandma would get me from the Asian store back in the day (NOM).
Wear time-wise, they’re again similar to the MAC Patentpolishes. I get about two or three hours.
The Paul & Joe Lipstick CS bullet refills (from the gold tube part up to the wax bullets) are $20 each, and the refillable Lipstick CS cases (the bottom part of the tube and the cover) are $7 each. They’ll be available for a limited time online and at Paul & Joe counters August 2015.
PRICE: $20 for each of the three fall lipsticks and $7 for each case
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, coming August 2015 to Paul & Joe counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (super cute and moisturizing, but a limited wear time)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,