Paul & Joe Makeup Collection “A”

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Paul & Joe Lipstick A (025) from the new $100 Paul & Joe Makeup Collection A

Believe it or not, I do NOT own a bejeweled pimp cup.

Shocker, I know. 🙂


But if I did, I would raise it high and proudly to Paul & Joe for giving us 20 years of cat lady cosmetics catnip.

That’s 20 years of CCL domination, y’all!

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The $100 Paul & Joe Beaute Makeup Collection A

To celebrate this meow-worthy occasion, the purveyors of kitty makeup purr-fection curated the Paul & Joe Beaute Makeup Collection A (a $100 set).

It’s a limited edition box containing their bestselling makeup products…but I’m most excited about the tote it comes with because it FOLDS INTO A CAT HEAD.


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The kitty tote!?

It’s big, too, and has more than enough room for all kinds of cat lady shinanigans and those tubes of Paul & Joe lipstick with the cat heads that you just can’t bear to use because they’re so darned cute.

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The kitty tote, unfolded

Oh, and yeah, there’s also makeup in the collection, like a powder blush (a light coral pink with a silver sheen), a cream lipstick (a creamy, semi-sheer pink) and a pressed powder compact (a light beige powder and a shimmery beige highlighter).

Everything is full size and, because we’re talking about Paul & Joe here, adorable.

Paul & Joe Face Color A in Cheerful Tulip (39) from the new Makeup Collection A

Paul & Joe Face Color A in Cheerful Tulip (39) from the Paul & Joe Makeup Collection A

But are they, ya know, good?

Yes, I think so. Pretty good. Keep in mind, though, that Paul & Joe is geared toward the casual makeup enthusiast — at least that’s always been my perception — so if you’re a stickler for the finer technical aspects of professional makeup performance, then these products might not live up to those expectations.

Take the blush, for instance. I like how sheer and natural it looks on my cheeks, especially in natural light and in pics, but when I wear it and see myself in flourescent lighting, I think my pores look kinda big… Perhaps due to the sheen (it could be a touch finer), but then again, I could also just chill-the-eff out. 🙂 Like, if I didn’t know anything about blush, I’d probably just think it looked pretty and I’d like it.

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The bag…

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Inside the bag… There’s also a coin purse!

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Paul & Joe Pressed Compact Duo A (001) from the new Makeup Collection A

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Paul & Joe Pressed Compact Duo A (001) from the new Makeup Collection A

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Paul & Joe Pressed Compact Duo A (001) from the new Makeup Collection A

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Wearing Face Color A in Cheerful Tulip, Lipstick A and the highlighter from the Pressed Compact Duo

Same goes for the lipstick. It’s a flattering color and feels smooth and comfy, and I like how I can just ba-boomp-ba-boomp it on without any drama, but some might have issues with the fact that it isn’t completely opaque (although I like that it’s sheer).


So, yeah. If you’re hawd koa and you never leave the house without contouring the back of your neck (OMG, yes this is a totally thing; I saw it on Instagram!), baking and strobing, you could probably invest those same 100 tacos into something else and be happier.

But if you go ga-ga over things like cute cat totes and just want fun products to use in your minimalist makeup routine, these would be SO MUCH fun.

Paul & Joe Makeup Collection A is available online meow (you know I had to go there) at

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Joyce says:

    This brand’s packaging is very fun and whimsical. I remember they came out with cute cat lipsticks a while back. I pull them out once in a while just to admire the artwork. lol
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  2. Chris25 says:

    The coin purse is so cute! My gran used to collect them years ago. 🙂
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  3. kwmechelle says:

    That tote is gorg. And surprisingly big. I could totally see myself running through the airport with it as I’m headed out to grab a cab & enjoy some summer fun on at the beach. It’s prolly way too pretty to carry on the beach. Unless of course you’re like me & you like a cute cami & a wide brim beach hat (a la Jackie Kennedy Onasis), a fuschia lippie, & cute sunnies to walk up & down the beach. Looking cute, obvs 😎

    • Karen says:


      What I would give for a long day at beach, preferably one with warm water and no wind. The ones here in Nor Cal are usually windy and the water is cold.

      If I win the lottery this week I’m taking us to Hawaii! Keep your bags packed.

  4. Chelsea says:

    So cute! Love how it folds into a kittycat.

  5. kwmechelle says:

    DEAL! I live in a beach town & I’m just now starting to enjoy the beach. Took one of my besties & her four kids to the beach last weekend. It was awesome. Water was cool but perfect because it was so hot & there was a nice breeze. I’ve never been to Hawaii but I’ve always wanted to. I’ll keep my bags packed. Bring the “kitty tote” to carry some of our beach gear! ☺️

  6. Erin says:

    The level of crazy cat lady P&J put out is always hilarious.
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  7. Tatiana says:

    I’ve never tried any Paul & Joe cosmetics. OMGosh!! That tote bag is to die for. I love the way it folds up into a cat’s head. Was it hard to refold it into that shape? Still, I think I’m gonna save my yens for some SUQQU or maybe some Tom Ford. I did splurge on the Dior quints after all, so now I have to be good…at least for a short while. 😉

  8. T’aaaaaaaaaaaaah, I want it all 😀 Everything looks so damn adorable! Love your look at the end also, you look beautiful.
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  9. I feel like knowing more about more about makeup spoils us for all the pretty things out there that are just that, pretty. We always want the perfect blush/bronze/powder.
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  10. Kim says:

    Total squeal on the adorable tote. Paul and Joe never disappoint with the cute factor, that’s for sure. I do like their kind of casual vibe, though I haven’t tried any of their products. And definitely don’t need larger looking pores! Speaking of, I got the skincare sample pack from Sephora and thought that Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser was a miracle pore eraser. I’m still hemming and hawing about the price tag for the full sized, though. As I check my pores every hour. 🙂 Have you tried it?

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