Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder Blush in 0401: Meowza to the Max

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Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder Blush in 0401

As an official member of the International Consortium of Cat Ladies, I have to say that this cat on Paul & Joe’s new Protecting Pressed Powder Blush in 0401 (coming later this month to Paul & Joe counters and is the most handsome tabby ever known to cat lady kind, and I’ve seen some handsome tabbies in my day.


But the International Cat Lady Consortium has spoken, and it’s unanimous. This cat is the handsomest cat ever. Of all time. πŸ™‚

About the blush now, can we just talk? This blush: amazeballs. It’s a peachy pink powder blush, which, I know, you’re rolling your eyes thinking, “Karen, OMG, b*tch! You’ve worn so many peachy pink powder blushes,” but this one — gurl, this one is a peachy pink powder blush with neutral undertones, and it is so hard to find one with truly neutral undertones.

I don’t care what your skin tone is. You could be the palest princess, you could be the most bronzed bahama babe, you could be a freaking green-@ss alien from Mars, and this blush will look great.

Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder Blush in 0401

Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder Blush in 0401

OK, one, it puts the universal in universally flattering, and two, it’s like a magical makeup eraser that removes all of the pores on your cheeks. Once I put this on — and I only need one layer — my cheeks look straight-up like a baby’s butt, and not a dirty-@ss baby’s butt, because that’s not how I roll. This is a clean-@ss, smooth baby butt, like from one of those commercials, and it smells good, too. It smells like Paul & Joe’s standard yummy floral chrysanthemum/jelly beans/all-kinds-of-goodness-in-a-pan scent.


It also lasts a really long time, and I don’t just mean a really long time. I conducted a very scientific test yesterday. I put it on in the morning, worked all day, then ran errands in the afternoon, and when I got home, I took a hardcore nap on the couch, like, so hardcore, dog. So hardcore. Put the blanket on top me and everything.

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Swatch of Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder Blush in 0401

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Wearing Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder Blush in 0401 on my cheeks

Then Tabs climbed on top of me, and I turned over and started drooling and, like, drool went down my cheeks. Then Tabs started rubbing his face on my face, and next thing you know, I wake up thinking, “Oh, my blush will be gone. One side of my cheeks will be peachy and one side won’t,” but both sides were totally peachy. Freshly peachy. As fresh as they were that morning.

All in all, this is probably my holy grail blush of all time. I think I’m gonna pick up three or four backups. It is that good. It is that hardcore. And it’ll be available this month for $45 at Paul & Joe counters and Watch out for it, live for it, love it.

PRICE: $45
AVAILABILITY: Coming this month to Paul & Joe counters and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Haha okay, point made, this baby stays PUT! Through naps and rubbing blankets and Tabs drool and kitty kisses and errthang! The color looks lovely on you, too.
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  2. Carolyn says:

    ruh-roh…. I’ve never heard of Paul and joe ( until I saw the cute bag you posted the other day ) or beauty habit…. I Iz in trubbles now….

  3. Agata says:

    Ha, nice one, Karen! But wouldn’t it be awesome if Tabs pretty face appeared on one of these blushes!?
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  4. sarahc says:

    Lol! I fell for it. I was getting all excited about this blush, then I took another look at the compact. That tabby looks *too* familiar. πŸ˜‰ Good one K. Happy April Fools.

  5. Vanessa says:

    I see what day it is πŸ˜‰
    But, seriously, I’d probably go nuts if there was a Paul & Joe product with Tabs on it.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Where did you get the top you’re wearing? LOVE that color, it’s so pretty for this time of year.

    I would totally buy Tabs makeup, maybe you two should collaborate on a line?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Aww that would be amazing! Of course Tabs would have to be the creative director. He’s a diva that way.

      So, the shirt! It’s a new one, thank you for noticing. I picked it up at LOFT last weekend (they’re having a 40% off sale, woo hoo). It’s the Slubbed Sweater Tee in Florescent Coral.

      Do you ever shop at LOFT? It was my first time going there in years and they had so many cute things.

      • Stephanie says:

        Yes, I shop at Loft all the time! Last year I got several pairs of shorts when they were running a 60% off sale. Everything I’ve purchased from them has held up really well.

        Tabs would make a great creative director, it’s obvious he has a good eye for color and fashion. I bet his makeup line would be worn by cats and humans.

  7. Erin says:

    $45 is steep for a blush but with it’s lasting power it’s probably worth the splurge!
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  8. Allison C says:

    Oh, so cute, Karen! And I love the shade. My favorite blush shade. Where are Paul & Joe products sold? They have the cutest packaging!
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  9. Allison C says:

    OMG, how did I miss that, Karen! Your allusion to his handsomeness was so subtle, I missed it. However, the beret should have been the tip-off! Congrats to you both! And still the cutest compact ever!

  10. Allison C says:

    Ohmigod, I am so out of it today! This is the second time today I fell for a trick! But this was so plausible. Paul & Joe often do animals. And they should feature Tabs; he’s so handsome!

    • Karen says:

      I think so too. He would be the purr-fect spokes-cat for Paul & Joe.

      I hope you’re having a nice day. It’s crazy windy here in NorCal!

  11. Chelsea says:

    So pretty! And such a handsome tabby!

  12. BooBooNinja says:

    Why isn’t this real already?!

  13. Musical says:

    First I went “meooooow”… And then I realized what day it was!! Paul and Joe need to make this real :).

  14. Lena says:

    woohoo, a blush to live for, that’s a talll order.
    it looks really really pretty on you. but i need for rosey, pink freshness.
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  15. You got me.
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  16. This is the prettiest peachy blush ever.. not only bcz it stays put but it has tabs face over it!! πŸ˜‰

    After those cutiee animal print eye shadow palettes.. this blush is just amazing!! πŸ™‚

  17. Basak says:

    Hi Karen! I cannot find this anywhere. Any thoughts on where I can get my hands on it πŸ™‚

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