Thursday, 14 July 2011

Swatches: Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Eyeshadows in Le Midi and Adrift


Paul & Joe's Blue Horizon collection is a veritable delight of pretty, wearable, summery shades.  These eyeshadows are no different - they're silky soft, blendable, and the swirl of colours gives a finish that's full of depth.

Le Midi


Adrift

I really love swirled eyeshadow pans like this - they're pretty to look at, and you can vary the finished shade by being selective with your brush swirling.  Often, though, the swirly surface becomes a single smudged shade after a couple of uses - but these don't.  You can rub your finger across the surface, then brush it off with a makeup brush, and the swirled pattern will remain.

Left to right: Adrift, Le Midi

Swatched, the colours are a little bit different from what I'd expected - Adrift is a more smoky, dirty pink than the purple I'd been imagining, and Le Midi is a lighter, more golden blue green than the sparkly turquoise I'd seen in the pan.  You can see some sparkle in the finish - but it's fairly minimal, and the overriding impression is of a softly shimmering look rather than disco-sparkle.

Both shades work well applied on their own with a touch of mascara for definition.  Adrift is a must-have if you have hazel or green eyes - it really brings out the green, and paired with a bit of smudged plum eyeliner, makes a fantastically quick and easy evening look.

Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Eyeshadows are available at BeautyBay.com, where they cost £14 each.  What do you think?  Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: Le Midi was a PR sample.  I wanted Adrift so much I went immediately out and bought it!

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