Paul & Joe: Hello, miss. Would you like an eyeshadow with your caffè latte?
Me: YES, PLEASE. And can you make that a decaf? (The latte, not the eyeshadow.) OOH! And could you please draw a swirl on top of the foam for me?
Paul & Joe: Sure. 🙂 We got’chu, boo.
These two new $28 Paul & Joe Eye Color CS powder eyeshadow singles are certainly kicking my coffee cravings into high gear (I’ve been trying to stick to decaf for the past few weeks…bluh). Inspired by creamy caffè latte colors and espresso shades, they have a soft sheen and a light, airy texture drool-inducingly like warm and frothy coffee shop beverages.
Even the packaging looks like a little latte cup. See the mini eyeshadow sponge applicator “spoon”? (AWW!)
Pigment-wise, sweet golden Caramel Drizzle 099 and milky milk chocolatey beige Cafe Macchiato 097, the two I’ve tried of the three that are new for fall, are probably more like decaf non-fat lattes than triple shots of espresso, meaning that they’re kind of sheer, but Paul & Joe loves sheer veils of color on the eyes.
And these shadows definitely do have that mellow, casual vibe that Paul & Joe likes.
Because they’re sheer, cute and well made (and they last up to six hours on my combo dry/oily lids), I think they’d be perfect for someone just dipping their toes into the makeup waters, like a tween or teen experimenting for the first time. Or, for someone who likes hella cute packaging and sheer lid colors.
PRICE: Three new shades for fall, $28 each
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition and coming August 2015 to Paul & Joe counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (cute but sheer)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,