Kitty Kisses From Paul & Joe: The Paul & Joe Fall 2015 Lipstick CS in Cafe Parisien, Coffee Cherry and Cafe Espresso

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Paul & Joe Fall 2015 Lipstick CS (three new limited edition shades, $20 each)

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. πŸ™‚

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.

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The three new $20 Paul & Joe Fall 2015 Lipsticks CS from the left in Cafe Parisien 093, Coffee Cherry 094, Cafe Espresso 095; and the $7 Lipstick Cases CS from the left in 030, 020 and 028

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
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    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.

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    Paul & Joe Fall 2015 Lipstick CS in Coffee Cherry 094

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    Paul & Joe Fall 2015 Lipstick CS in Cafe Parisien 093

    paul joe cafe espresso

    Paul & Joe Fall 2015 Lipstick CS in Cafe Espresso 095

    paul joe fall 2015 lipstick tube

    Please note the tabbies

    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.

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    Paul & Joe Lipstick CS in Coffee Cherry 094

    paul joe cafe espresso 95

    Paul & Joe Lipstick CS in Espresso 095

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    Paul & Joe Lipstick CS in Cafe Parisien 093

    paul joe fall 2015 lipstick swatches

    Paul & Joe Fall 2015 Lipstick CS swatches from the left: Coffee Cherry 094, Cafe Parisien 03 and Cafe Espresso 095

    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,



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    1. Tulipthecat says:

      OMG….those are so cute. I would have to buy a back up that I would never use because I LOVE the kitties in the center! I was one of those weird kids who would get cute Japanese stationary and never use them because it was so cute.

      • Karen says:

        I had a feeling you’d like this. And I totally understand about wanting a backup. I bought the cat head shaped lipstick from Paul & Joe from a while back, and I can’t bring myself to actually use them! I take them out every once in a while to admire them. LOL!

        Do you think Tulip would approve?

        • tulipthecat says:

          Tulip would totally approve! She might even hide it under the bed.
          Tulip was freaked out by the earthquake the other day and so was Jazmine. I saw Jazmine flat as a pancake on the floor holding on for dear life and Tulip was scared in the front window.

          • Karen says:

            Wait, there was an earthquake?! We didn’t feel it up here in the North Bay. Are you OK?

            • Tulipthecat says:

              There was an earthquake on Tuesday morning at around 2:50 in Fremont. It was a small quake but still scared the cats.

            • Karen says:

              Oh my gosh, poor things! I just hope that if one happens that I’ll be able to find Tabs and grab him. At any given time he’s hiding in random spots in the condo. We have two floors and it’s not always easy to find him.

              Next time in the East Bay maybe we can meet for coffee or something! That would be fun. πŸ™‚

            • Tulipthecat says:

              Jazmine knew to come into the room but I had to search out and find Tulip. She has her typical spots that she hangs out at the house so she’s easy to find plus she meows really loud. I use this app on my iphone to get her to come out from under the bed. She doesn’t like the sound of other cats so she always comes out.

              Totally…next time you are in the East Bay let me know and we can meet for coffee. I live in Union City and there are plenty of places to go. It would totally be fun πŸ™‚

            • Karen says:

              Is it the Cat-o-Matic app? Sometimes I use that to give Tabs something to do. He likes to find the other kitties!

              OK, next time I’m in town and have time to hang out I’ll let you know. πŸ™‚

    2. Sunny says:

      These are so cute I can’t even! I’ve never bought any of these because I probably can’t bring myself to use it, and I am not much of a collector. I think I’ll break down and buy a couple one day tho!
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      • Karen says:

        Hey Sunny,

        This one’s got all the cat ladies going crazy, LOL! If you do end up grabbing one I have to say that I love the light neutral shade. It’s very YLBB. You’ll get a lot of use out of it.

        Oh yeah, did you notice the tabbies on the tube?

    3. Kelly says:

      I need these, especially Parisian and Espresso! Some of family members are severely allergic to cats, which gives me kitty withdrawals. πŸ™ I’m going to need duplicates though, as these are so adorable there’s a very good chance I would never use them.
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      • Karen says:

        Hi Kelly!

        The great thing about these is that I think you’ll get so much use out of the ones you’ll end up wearing. The colors are easy to wear and they’re just so darn moisturizing! πŸ™‚

        Hope you had a nice Wednesday. Anything exciting going on in your neck of the woods?

        • Kelly says:

          That’s great to hear, as my lips tend to be on the drier side. I might also stick some of these in my family and friend’s Christmas gifts this year, they’re just too cute!

          It’s been a pretty mellow day, just editing posts and watching X-Files on Netflix. I’m heading over to Disneyland in an hour or so, the park is open till midnight today. One of the benefits to being a premium passholder, you can go whenever you want! πŸ™‚
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          • Karen says:

            I feel your pain! My lips are naturally very dry, so lots of moisture is always a good thing. Excellent idea to stock up on these for Christmas gifts! I might have to do the same.

            Oooh, X-Files! Are you going to watch the new movie when it comes out?

            I hope you had fun at Disneyland. πŸ™‚

            • Kelly says:

              Yes, lip scrubs and lip masks are our friends! I keep a Lush lip scrub and tube of Carmex in my purse, you never know when you’ll need it. Have you tried the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask?

              I absolutely love science-mystery shows, but for some reason I never watched X-Files! You could say it was “before my time”, I guess. I’m only midway through Season 2, but I’m watching at least 2 episodes daily, so I should be ready by January. πŸ™‚

              Thank you, it was! Really crowded, but that’s to be expected in July. The new Matterhorn is SO much fun, not nearly as rough, and for the 60th they have all these little “photo ops” set up at both parks! There’s one where you’re scaling the Matterhorn, another you’re riding the roller coaster at California Adventure; I believe there are 6 in total.
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    4. Lulle says:

      OMG I’m dying… Since I first saw the promo pics for this kitties I’ve been waiting for you to get them and photograph them. They look so cool to my crazy cat lady self, but I also like the soft colors. Me wants!
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      • Karen says:

        I felt the same way! You’ll freak out a little when you see them up close. The tiny little whiskers on the kitties get me every single time!

        I hope you had a nice day. Has the weather been cooler down there? It was a very cool day here in Northern California.

    5. Kirsten says:

      Can you use these without the extra $7 for the cardboard wrapping? (Yikes! Next they’ll make you buy the part that rolls them up separately.)

      • Karen says:

        Hi Kirsten,

        I guess you could, although you’d still want to get some type of packaging to protect the lipstick bullet. The $7 case is reusable, so when you finish your lipstick you can always fill it with another shade.

        • Rachel R. says:

          It’s kind of nice, because those who like to depot lipsticks don’t have to buy the packaging. Although I personally wouldn’t depot something with a design like this, I would a solid lipstick. The packaging is really inexpensive at $7. I usually see it the other way around: The tubes are expensive and the refills are cheaper.

          Are the tubes plastic, or plastic with cardboard?

    6. These are so freaking cute!!!! I wouldn’t even want to use them!! Lol!!

    7. Rachel R. says:

      How insanely cute are these?! I like the Coffee Cherry color.


      Seriously, how adorable are these lipsticks?! And the colors are all really pretty, too! I am literally screaming in excitement at my computer screen here, lol. Now if only Paul & Joe was available here, sigh…
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    9. Kim says:

      GAH! I sort of feel like a crazy person because it’s hard to collect my thoughts after seeing these. How can anything be so adorable? They’re completely blowing my mind. Everything about them is perfection. I don’t know where to start. It’s all amazing. Going on my list immediately. πŸ™‚

      • Karen says:

        I could barely contain myself when I saw ALL OF TEH KITTEHS. I think Paul & Joe has a special team of cat ladies who’s job sole job is to come up with stuff to make all the CCL’s go nuts!

        • Kim says:

          Agreed 100%! And the rolled candy method is fascinating. I probably thought about that 10x during the day. Kitties all the way to the bottom – it doesn’t get any better. πŸ™‚

          PS I’m sorry Tabs has been bitey lately. I blame his friskiness on the leash-busting pursuit incident. I think it put a little bruiser swagger in him. πŸ™‚

    10. These are the bomb! But I can’t imagine how I’d bring myself to “using the kittens.”
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    11. Tatiana says:

      OMG! The crazy cat lady in me wants one of these soooo badly. They are so pretty and cute and adorable.

    12. They must know there are a lot of crazy cat ladys out there among the beauty bloggers.
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    13. Michele Dicola says:

      My granddaughter would love that cat- themed lip pie !
      I guess I am going to round one or two up for her !
      I am still going with the Mac patent polishes !

    14. MonicaP says:

      OMG .. could those lipsticks BE any more adorable ?!?!

      Plus the colors look really good .. πŸ™‚

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    15. Amy says:

      I love that the interior kitty tubes remain all the way down. Wouldn’t want them to rub off after a few uses. Otherwise, I would buy the lipstick but never want to use it!

    16. Lena says:

      wow, love the idea of a gradient lip! you could really see the effect on the coffee cherry color. i need this!

      btw karen, loving these paul & joe reviews, you give it the balance between the cute and the informative.
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    17. Kathy Smith-Woodcock says:

      How totally gorgeous, I have yet to try this line this would be a good place to start i think!!

    18. Laura LeBel says:

      Hi, in your pics the Coffee Cherry looks more fuschia than red. Would you say that’s how it swatches? I am very cool toned and have a hard time wearing warm toned reds. Wondering if it’s cool toned or neutral or warm?

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