Saturday, March 13, 2010

PJ, BB Showdown, Sale!

I have been hooked on Paul & Joe items recently. Which has caused me to start re-watching ALL of Fuzkittie's makeup videos. Sigh......... I don't have a life right?
Paul and Joe offers a variety of makeup, skincare and truthfully their prices are quite reasonable. :) For people like me, who love to buy things when they are on sale. You can check out Beauty Closet right now because their eye glosses in 01 and 04 are on SALE ^.^ I also have a free shipping code: free4me
The downside is that if you live in California, you still have to pay tax.....

Gorgeous box Eh?

Paul & Joe Eyegloss in Halo is seriously the only item to this day that I have felt was LARGER than I had imagined. I was also excepting a pinker color, but its a good thing that it turned out to be a nice elegant, whitish, frosty pink (nice color combo right?)

For those who have heard that these dry quickly, it is true! Upon one swipe across the eyelids, you have to blend it quickly~

Would be a very good base~

I created a smokey eye look and guess what? the Paul & Joe's elegant shimmers are still very noticeable. If you are in a hurry and need to dash out the door quickly, this eyegloss would definitely become your new best friend! hahaha I feel like I am advertising a product (my bad :P)
FYI for all my eye looks, I never used a eyeshadow primer because I don't have one. :(

Next I opened up my other BB the SKIN 79 one. My first impressions right away was that the packaging was very very pretty and easy to use.

Then I inspected the pump. Ummmmm, truthfully I like to be very sanitary with my makeup and the fact that the pump was designed to not have a cap for the pump kind of bothered me. I really don't want random crap sticking on the pump. :( So I think that the bottle could be improved. Otherwise I am very happy with the packaging. Wait actually another flaw is that how the hell am I suppose to know how much of it I have used already? Ok 2 flaws.... XD

This is a swatch of the Skin 79. A much darker tone which is pretty normal for BB creams to be a tad darker because it will lighten up after you spread it.

CellAlive (left) is a lighter shade with a stronger yellow undertone. The consistency is more flow-ly and liquid-y.
Skin 79 (right) Like mentioned before is darker. It is more like a face cream kind of texture. 

They both leave a nice glow to the face. However, I feel like Skin 79 has a better coverage. For example with concealing my under eye circles, it was able to do it better than Cell Alive. Not to mention that CellAlive smells like crap..... O.o (really! it does not smell good at all)
Skin79, in the other hand, reminds me of the floral scent by Paul & Joe. :)


Irene has a Lunasol Palette for sale~ $50 used 1x
Email her ~

I was able to convince my dad to get me that PJ eyegloss because I told him it was a b-day present for my friend. My gullible dad.... XD No Worries DADDY* I still LUV you!


superwoolu said...

time to get myself some P&J eyegloss! and i agree that skin79 has pretty good coverage but I still find the consistency a little thick =/ (i guess cannot have both - coverage & non weighed down BB cream O_O)

lilluna5416 said...

the lunasol palette is pretty! i have a few PJ eye glosses, love them! so ez to apply when u are in a rush! =D

Dina (XYYan) said...

the P&J eyegloss is really pretty! love the not overpowering shimmer :)

With Love, Elle said...

great eye gloss! dint know p&j got one ^^

xoxo elle

su-pah said...

That was really nice of your dad, love P&J, very cute brand and that eye gloss looks great.

Eva said...

the eyegloss is super pretty on you! and I;m loving the layout the color so springy!

Blair said...

P&J eye glosses! Love the shimmery look that it gives your lids, purdy!!

dressed to please said...

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i`m happy if you follow me toooo with bloglovin ;)

KISS ;*)

Joanna said...

Im actually about to get a skin79 bbcream, but the pink one ^____^

Tammy said...

Thanks for the BB cream reviews! The Skin 79 bottle does look really pretty :)

Daituf said...

Hmm...spit out fire... I think that's the third class...
So you don't find that BB creams make u look ashy? All of the ones I've tried make me look gray and sickly...
Where did you get that necklace??!?!?! Sooo cute!

Sh-Sh-Sh-Shaira! said...

Sparkly Eyelids!
Very pretty! =)
And lol, i hope none of my family/especially dad found out about my blog! And i sometimes also make alibis so he can buy a present meant for a friend bu i'm keeping it ;)

Diane said...

I don't know why I wasn't following you before, but I am now. =)

Thanks for the sweet comment. Don't worry I wasn't allowed to dye my hair till I was older either. I love P&J Eyeglosses too! The Skin79 BB cream looks so pretty, where did you buy it from?

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