Paul & Joe Gingerbread Holiday Set

paul and joe kitty eye cheek color set gingerbread review
Hello, lovelies! I'm very excited to share with you today the Paul & Joe Kitty Eye and Cheek Color Set ($65.00) in the color Gingerbread. This is a limited edition holiday set. I originally wasn't going to put this review up today because I have a queue of "Best of 2013" and other holiday related posts that I want to get through before the year ends. However, this kit is currently on sale for 25% off at B-Glowing (which is where I got mine originally). It's a great time to snatch this up!


paul and joe kitty eye cheek color set gingerbread review
paul and joe kitty eye cheek color set gingerbread review
paul and joe kitty eye cheek color set gingerbread review
First things first. The kit retails for $65.00 everywhere Paul & Joe Beaute is sold (which would be BeautyHabit, Asos, Urban Outfitters, recently Beauty.com, BeautyBay, etc.) If you've never heard of Paul & Joe before, I suggest reading my first post on them. Currently, I've purchased P&J products from Asos (because they were on sale plus I had a discount, though I recommend Americans not to purchase their products full price from Asos because you end up paying more thanks to the dollar-pound conversion), Beautyhabit, Urban Outfitters, and most recently B-Glowing. I've had a great experience with all of them. Their product selection is similar but not equal.

The kit includes: an eyeshadow duo, a cat-shaped kitty blusher stick, an eye gloss (not shown because I thought it was a lip gloss and gave it away to a friend, lol!), and a cat printed pouch. Let's talk value. $65 was too much for me to swallow so I used a 20% off code at B-Glowing when I made this purchase. As I said before, it's currently on sale for $48.50. Still sounds pricey, but Paul & Joe Beaute is a high-end brand that shares price points with NARS, Bobbi Brown, and the like. Really, I got this set solely for the cat shaped cheek/lip stick. The other products are just extra for me. Although, the cat print makeup bag is beautiful too! Call me obsessed, but I've been after these cat shaped lip/cheek sticks for ages (more on that here). They're always limited edition releases.
paul and joe kitty eye cheek color set gingerbread review
paul and joe kitty eye cheek color set gingerbread review swatch
paul and joe kitty eye cheek color set gingerbread review eyeshadow swatch
What about the quality of the items? Consistent with other P&J products I've tried, they perform very well and aren't just novelty items. The eyeshadow duo is very pigmented and soft in texture. Can't speak for the eye gloss because I gave it away. The makeup bag is beautiful and silky soft, it feels quite luxurious. As for the star of the show, the cat-shaped cheek stick… well, I've only used it on the lips so far. I don't tend to buy makeup just to collect it, that's a big no-no for me. I like to use it and enjoy it, but I feel that if I use this on the cheeks the kitty design will get ruined too quickly. It performs beautifully as a lip color. It has great texture and a really good wear time.

Bottom line, this is a must for anyone who loves makeup and cats (I write this post for my beauty blog as my cat lays beside me napping). Or for anyone who became obsessed with the cat lipsticks after seeing them all over Tumblr. It would make the most precious gift. It's also a great introductory kit to Paul & Joe products. The kit comes in two colors: Gingerbread (brown, pink tones) and Sugar & Spice (khaki, gold tones). 

To see more Paul & Joe products in action, click through their tag on my blog. Also, let me know if you've ever obsessed over a makeup brand or beauty item before. 
If you're looking for a new beauty read, check out Laura's blog Lipstick Mysteries. She's currently holding a giveaway where you can win a MAC Viva Glam Lipstick.

30 comments

  1. That is a lovely set and I really want to try this brand now and the packaging is so cute!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  2. What a unique lipstick.
    The golden shade you swatched is gorgeous.

    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

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  3. I got this set from my boyfriend since I was making such a fuss about it. And I love it! I think it's one of the cutest set I ever saw *.* I even store the box in my room ''display'' area. Do I have to mention I love cats? I guess everybody does hehe :D Lovely post <3

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    1. Hahaha, I have the bag out too. It's so gorgeous. Makes my room a bit brighter. I'm glad you got it too :)

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  4. The blusher in the shape of a cat is a nice touch.

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  5. How unique with the cat shape :D
    Love how it looks and these products seem really cute!

    I wish you a great end of the year and best wishes for 2014! :)
    Valérie | scribblesofvalerie.com

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  6. The cat shape is just too cute. I don't know if I could ever use it.

    Kah-Feh Yen

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  7. That lipstick is a beautiful colour it really is, I would hate to use it though as the cat will loose its ears haha
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  8. The packaging is sooo cute and that lipstick is so pretty! It'll compliment a lot of skin tones! <3

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  9. The packaging looks lovely! And wow, the lipstick is so unique with the cat shape. I would hate to use it haha :)

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  10. Wow the shades are gorgeous ! I love the packaging too ! But I'm not sure about the cat shaped bullet, feels weird for a lipstick !
    Giveaway on my blog, win a bottle of Burberry Brit !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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    1. Hahaha, I freaking love it. #Catlady

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  11. That lipstick is too cute and i love the packaging! xox

    Eliza
    www. beautifullyshallow.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Waaaaah, I've been wanting one of these cat shaped lipsticks for ages but I cant swallow the price. It does look like great quality though!

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  13. Aww, so cute! Paul & Joe always get it right. Adorable packaging and beautiful shades :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  14. This is so cute, I can't get over the lipstick! It sounds like pretty good quality as well! Thanks for sharing Coco :)

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  15. Sounds and looks lovely, the eyeshadow is super pretty!
    xx

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  16. GUH Coco I saw this on Urban Outfitter's websitebut just couldn't swallow the price even for the novelty of it all… but it's on sale!?!? Ughhhhh don't tempt me hahah! The last thing I need right now is more makeup but the cats just have their way of speaking to me…

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  17. I've always loved the design of those lipsticks - they are so gorgeous! The makeup bag is really adorable too :) xxx

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  18. This is a lovely set, the shape of the lipstick is adorable.

    http://ambertypes.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  19. Omg so cute! I'm not very into cats... real cats lol, but I love cat drawings and anything that has cats on it except real cats cause I'm just so scared of them! lol!
    The quality of these seem amazing :)

    Happy new year coco!!! xx

    http://holaflo.blogspot.se/

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  20. Ohh the kitty shaped blush stick is so cute, I really want one although I know I'd never use it and like you, I don't like to buy make up just to collect!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  21. I've been wanting to try them out for a while, it looks gorgeous :)

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  22. Coco this is too CUTE for words!!! Would love to see how it looks on you.
    Happy new year gorgeous!!!

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    1. A post using these products will come soon in 2014 :D

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  23. The bag itself is so amazingly cute! It's just too bad that I already own a lipstick (an older Clinique one called Soft Bloom) very similar to this one and eyeshadows from my Naked palette that resemble this one. Still, bravo to Paul & Joe! x

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  24. I wouldn't want to ever use the lipstick!!!

    daisy//daisydaisyxxo

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