Saturday, 1 August 2009

Favourite & Best: Paul and Joe Pressed Powder

Note: I used to put prices as a service for those who wanted to know, but I'm feeling this exposes my spendings abit too much, so I'm no longer going to put in prices. ^__^

Ahhh! The weekend is here! It seems I can only blog on weekends nowadays. I have been mighty busy at my new office and new work coverage. It doesn't help that I haven't been feeling well and the work just piles up when I'm off on medical leave. I might try blogging a whole bunch then scheduling posts over the week. Will see how I fare with my writing output first. :D

I'm starting a "Favourite & Best" series because first of all, I don't want this to become merely a haul blog! LOL. I wanted to give some-value added information. :D So, I figured it might be interesting to let you know what items I repurchase without hesitation once they hit the pan. As a person who likes variety and exploring new things, a repurchase means an item is considered my favourite and deemed the best among all that I've tried, based on my personal experience, preferences and my skin type.

I'll begin this "series" with my favourite pressed powder, which is the Pressed Powder N from Paul and Joe.

Paul and Joe Pressed Powder N is very fine and matches my skin tone very well. It doesn't cake or dry out my skin, even when I apply with a puff.

I have both Pressed Powder N in shades 02 and 04. Recently I bought a refill for 02 which has hit the pan. When I'm using Pressed Powder N 02, it doesn't create a white powdery cast but gives a transluscent, natural look. Shade 04 gives a nice glowy look when I use it as a finishing powder. Being very fine, Paul and Joe pressed powders are good for touch ups through the day. The only drawback is it doesn't have any SPF.

At a recent Prestige (they are the local distributor for Paul & Joe) warehouse sale, I purchased the old Paul and Joe Pressed Powder in shade 02 Vanille. I've not tried it yet, but the texture looks similar to the new Pressed Powder N. I am only afraid it might be a little too light for me. Nevertheless, I think it's still a useable powder. Finally, I know most times, people are concerned about oil control. I'm not sure how good Pressed Powder N is in terms of oil control. My face is "weird" in a sense that if I use powders that have oil control functions, my skin becomes even oilier, and the powders become cakey, then I see dry flakes on top of my oily skin. It's like my skin becomes confused?

With Paul and Joe, none of these crazy things happen. It simply is very sheer, makes my skin look even, like it is naturally smooth and dewy without any makeup. In this sense, I can't tell if Paul and Joe powders have any oil control functions, but for sure it gives a very natural, clean, fresh and dewy look. Finally, I won Akisa's Beauty Swatch giveaway. It's a very pretty lip balm. Thank you! I am saving this for when I've finished my other lip balms. :D

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15 comments:

Denysia said...

I've never seen the P&J Pressed Powders before. Now you've made me curious, and I want to buy it now!

♥akisa♥ said...

oohhh I wanna try P&J powders~ yay my package reached you! Hope you like the lip balm~

izumi said...

ooo very pretty tin for the lip balm :D

and those pressed powders sound really nice! :3 hmmmm!~

Jamilla Camel said...

You've sold me on the P&J Pressed Powder!!

Thanks for the review!

Shopn'Chomp said...

Congrats on winning! :) Great P&J powder post!

Valz said...

I soooo want the Vanilla one :)

miRaCLe said...

love P&J~~ ^^

ahh... the lip balm looks so pretty! :)

MilknCookiie said...

The packaging of the balm is so cute~ ♥ I've been looking around for nice translucent pressed power, and this one seems really good. :o

- Cookiie♥

Blair said...

Ahhh, these pressed powders are soooo pretty!

Blair said...

Heee congrats on winning Akisa's giveaway!

Yumi said...

Ah, now I wanna try the P&J powders! They have such pretty packaging!

amynaree said...

great review! I definitely want to try P&J pressed powder, so far i've only tried their foundation :)

Fuyumini ❤ said...

Thanks for the review! I love glowy skin so #4 sounds like a good fit. =)

fuzkittie said...

Love these powders too!! :D

MiuMiu said...

nice review =) i wish i had purchased one in hong kong