Anyways, so yeah, I didn't even think about touching these Paul & Joe Face Colors when they first came out. Thankfully last year when I place my order there were only a few colors left, and I picked 10 Tango and 17 Sundown (it says Sun Set on the stock photo) since these two look different enough from each other.
A couple other colors look nice and tempting, especially 15 Re-belle, 07-Love, and 11-Rhapsody, but I already have a gazillion of pink and rose blushes I seriously don't need anymore (that's what I say but...). All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
I'm glad I got my hands on these two blushes because they came in beautiful compacts with understated but sophisticated raised chrysanthemum edgings! I love that they're so thin and sleek with a mirror under the lid. There's no included puff or brush that's okay since I use my own brush anyway. And I'd much rather they *not* include a crappy puff or brush and make the packaging as nice and travel friendly as these! If I ever to finish the two blushes I have, I'll be sure to reuse these compacts or just keep them around in my hall of fame of ideal packaging! Big browny points for Paul & Joe.
The blushes themselves are unscented and very finely milled, feeling smooth to the touch. They're not crazy pigmented as some powder blushes can get, but they're not sheer either, and I'm okay with that. The blushes do have micro shimmers that are so scattered they're technically shimmer-free.
- 10 Tango: a ochre highlighter and and tawny red blush combo. I usually just swirl both colors together for a reddish coral on my cheeks.
- 17 Sundown: an orangey peach and fleshy warm pink, and neither color would qualify as a highlighter to me. They mix together for a very pretty glowing peach pink, although I have a hard time playing favorite with these two compact and I like them equally well.
10 Tango (top row) and 17 Sundown (bottom row).