The Paul & Joe Face & Eye Color Palette in Purr-Fect Is Perfect for Soft Green Smokey Eyes

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Wearing Paul & Joe Face & Eye Color in Purr-Fect on my eyes

Much like Paul & Joe’s Face & Eye Color palette in Siamese Please is a smooth operator, Purr-Fect is one cool cat.


The three thrilling cool-toned shades in this $36 palette don’t just walk. They strut! With a mossy greenish gray, a shimmery forest green and a glazed beige with a sheen finish, it’s my favorite, and probably the most dramatic, of the three feline fabulous Face & Eye palettes from Paul & Joe this spring.

Purr-Fect is one of three new Face & Eye Color palettes in the new limited edition Paul & Joe Collection Sparkles release for spring 2012.

I love wearing soft smokey greens on my eyes, so Purr-Fect’s a perfect fit my makeup style.

As for wearing these powders on my face and cheeks? Hmm… Perhaps the glazed beige, but I looked pretty creepy in green blush the last time I checked. 🙂

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Unlike the other two palettes, Purr-Fect’s three powders pack comparable levels of pigment. I’d characterize it as moderate on me — a soft, sort of watercolor effect. I love it, and I think it also makes them even easier to blend.

If you prefer your pigments punchier, you could always apply a few extra layers, and/or apply them with a wet brush, which should crank up the intensity.


Like the other two palettes, Kittycat and Siamese Please, Purr-Fect’s powders feel soft and buttery. I do detect a big of fallout when I wear them, but even so, they’re my favorites of the bunch. 🙂

PRICE: $36
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Paul & Joe counters and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. tiffany says:

    Karen!!!! You look amazing in green! I wanna know what you’re wearing on yo face and lips. you look glowing!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hey girlfriend!

      I’m wearing Paul & Joe Blusher Sticks in Catfight on my cheeks and Glamour Puss on my upper cheekbones to highlight.

      On my lips is good ol’ MAC Evolution Revolution.

      • tiffany says:

        so pretty!!! too bad I did way too much stress shopping online yesterday, otherwise I would look those products up!

        TGIF pretty lady!!

        • tiffany says:

          I mean the face products. I have EvRev, of course 🙂

        • Karen says:

          Ooh! What did you get? I think I will need to stress shop to make it through today.

          • tiffany says:

            A nice assortment. Sephora (stila valentine set, stila smudge crayon, buxom lip cream (I used your swatches to pick!)) clothes from american eagle. and I bought my first lightroom presets (I have a bunch of free ones too) so I’m excited to play around with those.

          • tiffany says:

            oooh and I went to buy my in-laws groceries this morning and I got myself birthday cake oreos and this month’s food network magazine, which is all about chocolate. and my mac powders just arrived 🙂

  2. Alyssamae. says:

    This color compliments your skin color so well! You look beautiful in this post 🙂

  3. KSlone says:

    :-O you swatched the pretty kitty! I’m gratefu! Beautiful colors and look you created. I still can’t bear to play with mine yet!

    • Karen says:

      I know! It broke my heart a little to mess up his coat. Do you think you’ll ever take your brushes to your palette?

      • KSlone says:

        Would you believe I’m nuts enough to consider purchasing a second one to use? This may mean I need a makeup 12 step program!
        I think I may have to snag one of those decorative domes you mentioned and show them off….at least for a while 😀

  4. Adrienne says:

    Ooh, this would be Perfect as a face contouring powder for this annual event in Philly – Zombie Prom, lol!

    I love your whole look here, very pretty! makes me excited for spring!!

    If you like darker smokey greens, I just got a shadow by TheBalm (actually I got it in a set at TJMaxx lol) called Jealous Jordana, and it has totally made smokey green eyes my new favorite thing!! Its a great shimmery blackened green. I use it as a crease/outer corner color, or the other day I went to a concert and layered it over a Benefit Creaseless Cream in Skinny Jeans for a super-smokey-rock star eye 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Um, I would kindasorta LOVE to attend a Zombie Prom!!!

      Okay, I have Skinny Jeans (love it), and I’ll have to try your look. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

      • Adrienne says:

        Anytime girl 🙂
        Zombie prom is suuuuper fun!! For last years zombie prom I did my entire face w/ one of those green concealers, contoured with forest green and grey eyeshadows and whiteish highlights, and hollowed out my eyes with black. Slashed up a cheap dress, teased and effed up my hair with gel and mouse, and my friend Chris had a big jug of fake blood we just went crazy with. This year I’m thinking under my makeup I’ll put one of those rubbery peel off masks, scruff it all up so I looks like dead skin, then apply color. Half the fun is planning the look, because it’s so different and opposite of everything you’re used to doing!!!

  5. gio says:

    What a pretty palette! And I love the look you did with it, you look great in green!
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  6. Rita says:

    Thanks, Karen, for reviewing the palettes! I have Purr-Fect, and it makes a great smokey eye as we can see here on you. Lovely greens!

    • Karen says:

      You’re welcome, Rita. 🙂 How have you been wearing this palette? Have you tried the dark green with a wet brush yet? It’s super pretty!

      • Rita says:

        Oh, that’s a good idea. I have to try that. I have worn the palette twice. First I think I had the mid colour on the lid, dark green on the crease, and the lightest for highlight. Then I found out that a smokey (dark on the lid, mid to blend out, and light for hightlight) eye was really great! And I don’t normally wear smokey eyes because I don’t like very dark looks.

  7. Real Beauty says:

    Gorgeous pallette and nice matte shades.

  8. Naomi says:

    this one is my favourite out of the 3!

  9. I really like this one on you. Where is your necklace from…it’s really cute!

  10. Nina says:

    karen you are glowy! love it!

  11. Kim says:

    This was my favorite in the pan and it looks great on you. Too funny about the green cheeks; I think Captain Kirk would be all for it, though. He was never put off by green women. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Haha! So true!

      Did you ever watch the 2010 Star Trek movie? If you haven’t yet, you’ve got to!

      • Kim says:

        I did! I really liked it. Karl Urban saying “dammit, man, I’m a doctor” put it right over the top for me. HAHA! I thought the whole thing was perfectly cast. Though, I’ll always have a soft spot for the Shat. 🙂

  12. Trisha says:

    You look beautiful!

    I still really don’t like when eye shadows aren’t in their own pans. When they touch like this, I worry about colors mixing together and stuff.

    Also, the price is a little steep to me, but I generally think that about anything. 😉
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    • Karen says:

      Thanks! Happy Friday!

    • Adrienne says:

      That bugs me too. Because, for the most part, I’m going to use them as separate colors, what do I do with those areas where they touch? I have some TooFaced duos that drive me crazy because of this. I actually have the same thing with my food, I don’t like different food to touch and smush together on my plate, lol

  13. This IS a great soft green smokey eye! Love it love it love it!
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  14. corallista says:

    I’m not a huge fan of this shade of green but these look beautiful! Loved your look, the matching top looks fabulous!
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  15. Cindy Lartigue says:

    Love life, and life will find a beautiful way to love you back.

  16. Linda Halpern says:

    Hi Karen, You know what I never use but probably should? An eyelash curler, somehow it just seems to take to much time and doesn’t make that much of a difference. What do you think?

  17. Jana Ricketts says:

    That is the cutest eye shadow case ive ever seen! Very pretty colors too! Would it go well with hazel eyes and light/medium complexion?

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