I first introduced you to the new Spring 2013 collection from Paul & Joe in my Paul & Joe Spring 2013 Inspired by the City of Lights post. Be sure to check it out to see the other beautiful and quirky releases from the collection. Today I am showing you one of the Cheek Colors release for Spring, Mon Ami. The Cheek Colors are sold as refills for $18 US. The retro-meets-modern compacts, featuring a chrysanthemum embossment, are sold separately for $8 US.
The clear, clamshell packaging the refill comes in is actually fairly sturdy and features it’s own chrysanthemum embellishment.
Mon Ami is described as deep and sensual shades of lavender and dusty rose charms all who see it. I had expected the shades to lean more purple given the description but they are a beautiful cool pink with silver flecked sparkle overspray and a gorgeous dusty rose. The formula is pigmented but not so pigmented that it is difficult to apply. The silver sparkle overspray dissipates to reveal gold and pink shimmer in the pale pink stripe on the left. The dusty rose shade has a satin finish.
Below I have swatched the shades separately and then blended together. Blended together is my favourite way to wear this. I love the versatility this blush provides though. You can wear the shades individually with the dusty rose on your cheeks and the light pink focused high on the cheekbone as a highlight. Or you could blend the shades together all over the cheeks with the option again of complimenting with the light pink as a highlight.
Given there are 10 of these cheek duos released as part of the Paul & Joe Spring 2013 collection I am very intrigued to explore the rest of the shade offerings. The refill pans are magnetized and fit in my Z Palettes. While I find the compact beautiful I love the money savings of getting 2 shades in one $18 pan that I can pop in a palette for my own use as well as for professional use.
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