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
AVAILABILITY: Coming in two shades (pale pink 001 and multi-beige 002) this April to Paul & Joe counters and beautyhabit.com.
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.
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
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.
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,