Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paul & Joe Beaute Color Powder CS Spring 2014 in Amaryllis and Azalea - Review, Pictures, Swatches

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Blushaholics Anonymous (BA) is not a joke.  It's not funny to make a joke out of blush addiction. I know several women that have more blush than they could ever hope to use in 2 lifetimes.  I happen to be one of those women, and this is my story.

It all started so innocently. I was a pre-teen and I picked up a Cover Girl 3 pan blush with a blush color, a highlight and contour. Knowing nothing about application I slathered the stuff on my face and looked sunburned for most of my pre-teen years.  Then I really got into makeup, and as easy as it was to be into eyeshadow because of the color variation, I found myself in search of the PERFECT blush.  I know now that THE PERFECT blush does not exist, because as soon as you apply what I think is the perfect blush, the Blushaholic in me will immediately need a blush fix and what was once a perfect blush is now not quite perfect and the search must go on.

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I knew I had a problem when I needed an entire drawer of my Helmer storage bin from Ikea to hold my blushes and highlighters.  As I saw the rows of Chanel Blush line up I realized that at least I had my blush addiction under control because I swore fealty to Chanel. Since Chanel doesn't release that many powder blushes all that often I thought I was safe.  But then NARS started to creep into my collection and I tried to quash the urge to have ALL THE NARS.  And then it happened....I was spiraling out of control. Paul & Joe Beaute released their Spring 2014 "Color Powders" (Which is code for BLUSH) and they were so beautiful and so cute and so darn awesome I had to have them. I literally shouted at my computer screen, "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" when I saw them for sale on b-glowing.com and beautyhabit.com.

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I admit to my sisters in BA that I purchased two of the Paul & Joe Beaute Color Powders. One in Amaryllis, a beautiful vibrant red in the cutest little horse design case and Azalea, a bright cool toned pink in a retro 1980's stripedy case.  I couldn't help myself. It was as if some "thing" took over my body and made me buy them.  At least that is what I like to tell myself, because the truth is I have to take responsibility for my actions, and I just can't accept that right now.

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Just look at the cute overspray (that is removed as soon as you use the blush). Look at the cute packaging. Look at the colors.  Could there be two more PERFECT red and pink blushes in this world?  I think not!  They apply like a dream. Sheer but pigmented...in fact, be careful you don't apply too much. it's easy to do because these little blushes are so pigmented.  Not only did they look pretty in the pan, but on the skin they looked just as lovely and lasted a long, long time too! The color looks natural and sweet and innocent and ...well...PERFECT.  

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So the question needs to be asked.  Do you NEED this?  The question is a rhetorical one and the answer is YES! Of course you need this.  Not only does the blush look pretty on the skin, the packaging is so insanely cute that it would be a crime NOT to get at least one.  I think I may have found THE PERFECT blush. I can stop searching.... What's that?  Chanel is coming out with a new pink blush?  Shut Up And Take My Money!

The Paul & Joe Beaute Color Powders CS for Spring 2014 retail for $28 each. I purchased mine from b-glowing.com, but you can also find them for purchase on beautyhabit.com.

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11 comments:

  1. I love Paul & Joe's packaging. It's actually a problem.

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  2. Oh en gee... here, take my money too! Take it all! lol. These look gorgeous, especially Amaryliss.

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  3. I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting from Amaryllis, but that is so much prettier than I imagined! Paul and Joe blushers are lovely.

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  4. I know, right? I really love that it's a softer red than usual.

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  5. It is a problem. That's pretty much the only reason I purchased that blush!

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  6. Hi, my name is Nikki and I'm a Blushaholic. I am still in search of the "perfect" blush, but to no avail. A few of my NARS blushes have come close, but just barely missed the mark. I don't know what it is, but the satisfaction of buying a new blush, applying it and admiring it is more amazing than a new eyeshadow for me. See you at the next BA meeting!

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  7. I'm not a huge blush person and even I am liking these!

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  8. It's the only reason they're on my radar! I keep hemming and hawing over their lipsticks because so cute! But can't use! I'll ruin it!

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  9. Blushaholics anoymous... How do I petition to join cause...dang! I'm over at amazon at the moment hemming and hawing over whether or not to get Amaryllis and Dahlia, thanks for taking Azalea off my radar as it looks too pink, I thought that blue may have added some purple to it. Whew, bullet dodged.

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  10. Any time darling! I'm happy to save you $$. I too thought it would be more purple but the overspray of the blue is just that, overspray and doesn't do anything to change the color. :-(

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