supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
Paul & Joe Pearl Foundation Primer $36 (Sweet Bon Bon 002) - Supersweet
WOW! This is a PRIMER!?! That's the first thing I said, when I saw the bottle. It's truly gorgeous. There are various shades of pink & white pearls. It's housed in a beautiful, what-feels-like glass bottle (floral design on the front & top of the cap). The cap is an iridescent pink. Remove the cap and you have a pump, which will dispense the pearl-to-liquid primer. So everything about it is GORGEOUS! So that's fine and dandy, but the million dollar question is ... DOES IT WORK? $36 is nothing to sneeze at. This is a great MOISTURIZING primer. I only put a few pumps on the back of my hand and rubbed it in, and my skin felt moisturized. The back of my hand had a GLOW. I tried it with my makeup! My dry/sensitive skin felt moisturized and it had a glow. This is like a primer + illuminator in ONE. It really worked well with my makeup and gave me a natural (not greasy or shiny) glow. This also worked well in conjunction with my Smashbox primer. My Smashbox primer fills in my pores & fine lines. If you use a mattifying primer, you won't get as much of a glow as you would this alone...but it's still very nice. I was pleasantly surprised with this primer. I've never taken Paul & Joe makeup very seriously. But in this case, pretty also means IT WORKS. So don't be afraid to purchase this.
Paul & Joe Powder Blush Spring 2017 $18 (Mon Chou 004) - Sweet
I was also sent one of their Spring 2017 blushes. This is Mon Chou 004, which is a purplish-pink. This is also offered in Mon Lapin 002 and Mon Canard 003 (LOVE) [see all 3 below]. I swatched each color separately and then swirled together. Their blush is pigmented, but still comes across soft on the skin. Realize you only receive the blush and NOT A COMPACT (you will have to purchase the compact separately (options below). Paul & Joe also came out with 3 eye color (eye shadow) trios. These can also fit into the compacts below. I love the blush! It's a great powder blush. One side has a shimmer. The other is matte. You can use them separately or swirled together. It looks great all 3 ways.
Paul & Joe Beaute Compact Spring 2017 $10 (Sky Blues With Singing Birds 014) - Sweet
There are three (3) Spring 2017 designs! Mine has singing birds. There's one that looks like cherry blossoms and the other has a bolder floral design. These compacts are only meant to house your blush refill or eye shadow refill. They're really cute! I kind of wish they had a mirror. But these are only $10 and adding a mirror would probably raise the price point. The only thing I don't like is, I feel Paul & Joe are making you buy a compact...becuase the blush & eyeshadow selections can only be purchased as refills. They don't give you a compact with them. I mean, where are you suppose to put your blushes & eyeshadows once you purchase them. So for EVERY collection you're forced to buy a compact (unless you find an alternative container to put those two things in or leave them in the box). These are beautiful compacts. The designs are pretty. I'm not much of a wildlife/outdoorsy person, so I also wish she would make sweets & cakes (my blog theme HAHAHA) to choose from. I do want to mention, these have an excellent MAGNETIC CLOSURE...plus they're hard (they won't smoosh) ... and ECO FRIENDLY! She also makes matching lipstick holders for every collection! Just like the makeup, the lipsticks come as refills (so you will need a holder to put the lipstick in).