|Paul & Joe Creamy Matte Foundation - £28|
I had high hopes for this, as since my oil glands seem to have gone into overdrive I decided my base needed an overhaul and matte was the way forward. I had read some really good reviews of this product and of the Paul & Joe makeup range in general, and with a discount offered on ASOS, I thought I'd try it.
Charlotte over at Lipglossiping had posted about the 002 shade, the one most suited to skin with pink undertones, but said she found this a bit dark so recommended 00 or 001. Thinking 001 would be a little too yellow, I plumped for 000, Alabaster, and remember being it a little concerned it might be too pale. I needn't have worried. The picture below shows Alabaster applied to my wrist both straight from the pot and blended. I think you'll see my point.
|Paul & Joe Creamy Matte Foundation in Alabaster Swatches|
I can't really tell you much else about the product itself other than the packaging is cute but not entirely practical. I suppose the reason I am posting this is to see if you all think that this is genuinely what the shade 000 should look like, or whether there has been some kind of labelling mix up. I can spot what looks like some white pigment stuck to the inside of the bottle but even when I have tried to mix it in, it doesn't work. From what I can tell, it looks darker than Charlotte's 002 bottle but the computer can distort these things. Any fair skinned ladies had any luck with Paul & Joe foundation?
|Paul & Joe Creamy Matte Foundation in 000 (Alabaster)|
Foundation, along with cleanser, is the one beauty item I can never get enough of. No matter how good (or how bad) I think a product is, a little voice inside me always tells me the next one will be better. I am on an eternal quest for perfect skin so despite this recent online foundation disaster, I have just instructed my brother to bring me a pot of Chantecaille Future Skin in Porcelain for Christmas. Hopefully this will be pale enough for my vampire skin! (If not I hear Chanel have a new one out in January, I tell you I'm an addict!)