Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder Prepares Pet Assistant Cheeks for Busy Schedules

Published in: Face, Makeup, Paul & Joe, Product Reviews

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Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder in 002 ($45)

The following guest post was written by Tabs…

You can forget about opening this compact with your paws because, sadly, it is made for human hands only.


Paul & Joe’s new spring 2015 Protecting Pressed Powder is not for powdering tabby noses. It is for human faces, both female and male. (For the record, I’m Team Man Makeup all the way.)

Pressed powders are an essential component of a professional pet assistant’s appearance. This one comes in a beige compact with a sassy tabby on the front smoking a pipe and wearing a jaunty captain’s hat.

Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder

PRICE: $45
AVAILABILITY: Coming in two shades (pale pink 001 and multi-beige 002) this April to Paul & Joe counters and

When you open the compact, there’s a big mirror inside, into which you may stare at yourself if/when your greedy assistant decides to share.

There’s also an embossed — I’m not sure if that’s the right word; I have to look it up in my kitty dictionary — flower design on the pan. I think it’s a chrysanthemum, but I must ask my botanist cat friend about it.

The pressed powder can be worn either on top of bare fur — haha, just kidding — bare skin, or used to set liquid foundations so that they don’t move over the course of a busy assistant’s day.

I’ve observed the product in action on my assistant. When she used it to set her foundation and concealer this morning, she smiled.

Well, before she smiled, she stuck her nose in the pan and said, “Mmm! Smells like flowers, Tabs!”

Honestly, though, I don’t know what she meant by that. Half the time she’s mumbling about lord knows what, and I’ve just learned to tune her out.

Anyway, I do appreciate that her skin looks smoother and less oily than usual. I presume it is due to this powder’s oil-absorbing powers and its ability to blur pores.

Of course, we are cats, and not all of us are carrying American Express Black Cards, so you’re probably wondering if this powder is a good value for the price. It is $45, after all.

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Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder: Ingredients and benefits

  • Crystalline cellulose — Absorbs sebum
  • Jojoba seed oil — Emollient
  • Orange flower water — Moisturizer
  • Rosemary extract — Emollient
  • Sunflower seed oil — Emollient
  • White lily extract — Moisturizer, prevents irritation

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paul & joe protecting pressed

Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder in 002 ($45)

I’d say that it’s comparable to something like MAC Blot, a pressed powder that my assistant has used in the past to cut down shine and blur pores.


Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder, however, is better at blurring pores, and I appreciate the fact that I don’t have to stare at my assistant’s skin looking cakey or heavy. The fine powder makes it look as though she’s not really wearing a lot of makeup.

Certainly, you can find other pressed powders at a lower price point, but if you’re a cat who values aesthetics and appreciates a handsome tabby, the packaging for this powder will be a major selling point.

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Paul & Joe Protecting Pressed Powder

Save yourself the heartache of staring at an unkempt assistant the whole day. This truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

Stay fabulous, darling,



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  1. Agata says:

    OMG you’re killing me over here with the cuteness of this post. Tabs has some mad writing skills!

    Is it your new do with shorter bangs?
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  2. Rachel R. says:

    That compact design is too cute.

    Love your hair here.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel R.,

      Thank you. I actually did something with my bangs for once (shocker!). I hope that your back is feeling better. How was your son’s birthday party, by the way?

      • Rachel R. says:

        You’re too sweet to ask. His party went great. His girlfriend was able to come (strict parents, so quite a coup they let her). My back is much better.

        Have a beautiful day!

  3. Jenny says:

    ” I do appreciate that her skin looks smoother and less oily than usual.”
    Oh Tabs, you slay me!

    Your skin looks oh-so-flawless here!
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  4. Rachel says:

    Did you get your hair did?! I love your piecy side bangs right now! Totally bringing this to my hairdresser next time I go!

  5. Tabs is a great makeup critic, I must say.
    I wonder if him not mentioning your bangs is a sign of approval? Or did he hint how much he liked your new do when he used the word “unkempt” to describe the appearance he disliked looking at?
    So many questions…
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  6. You look sizzling in those bangs!! and this cute review by tabs on this pressed powder..ohh gosshh I am so loving the details he shared here!!:)
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  7. Yep, the packaging does it for me, haha 😀 Loving the feline stare at the end by the way, meow.
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  8. Efrain says:

    First of all: Tabs you’re really good at writing, maybe you should ask Karen to let you write more.

    Secondly: Karen you look really awesome with that look. Right now I don’t really know which powder buy, because I want something to go full cover with just one product but at the same time I’m really liking how my skin looks with just a little of coverage and a lot of radiance. Any ideas?

  9. Erin says:

    Oh, I like the sound of this, Tabs. Thanks for letting us know about it!
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  10. Alison says:

    Goodness, my cat always used to flip out at me terribly! Perhaps its because next to her, no matter how hard I try I will never be as well groomed, have as well-lined eyes or have as much grace or poise. Cats don’t have to deal with pore problems or smudged liner so they must notice them in humans something terrible!

  11. Barb says:

    Tabs, you are a hoot! This was an awesome post!

    p.s. Karen, you look gorgeous here and I love the bangs!

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