Paul & Joe released their Blue Horizon collection for this summer some months ago and i was quite curious about the bronzer that was launched with it since i've read some great reviews. however i was well served with bronzers for this summer and so i refused to spend another 21£/~25€ for an additional product.
well, when few days ago Magi from Magi-mania told about a sale on asos.com including the said P&J collection, i ordered the Bronzer B after all.
it just arrived me today (really fast delivery!), but i swatched and applied it quickly for you to see and order if you like because at the moment it's still available on there and costs only 13£ instead of 21£. with free worldwide shipping i think this is a nice bargain. here you can see the offer (tip: leave the currency in £, so it's a bit cheaper than if you pay in €).
the compact with floral embossing looks quite romantic and vintage, but i don't really care for the frosty blue design. i think their regular pearlescent compacts look much nicer.
it includes a little mirror and a soft little synthetic brush and contains 9.4g.
the powder has a bronzer part with a twin fish embossing and a blusher/highlighter part, both are big enough to reach separately with a smaller brush if you wish. it has a white overspray that will quickly fade with the first usage.
it has a floral-soap scent to it, which is apparent but doesn't bother me.
the bronzer part is a rather light peachy tan colour with satin finish. it's not shimmery but has a silky sheen. it feels velvety soft and is very finely milled.
the blush/highlighter part is a soft peach with pearly sheen and golden shimmer. it's rather softly pressed and the colour coordinates perfectly with the colour of the bronzing part.
using both colours swirled together it would make a nice summer blush, but i like to use each section individually: the bronzer on the sides of the face with my Paula Dorf Powder Brush and the blush on the cheeks with my RMK Cheek Brush S. the colours apply really evenly and effortless and blend together and -out beautifully, creating a warm touch to my complexion and the most beautiful glowy sheen that i got from a powder product in a long time. very natural, very healthy looking, not over the top at all. i think this is a great bronzer, especially for those with lighter skin since it's not too dark and is so easy to use!
the colour doesn't oxidize on me and didn't fade during the last 8 hours. of course, long term use still has to come, but i have a promising first impression with this product.
overall i think it's such a nice chance to try out Paul & Joe and this bronzer particularly is a great product to try out bronzer generally.
i'm very happy with this purchase and should look into some more P&J cheek products if they all are so nice.
|overspray worn off|
|Paul&Joe Blue Horizon Bronzer: bronze side swatched heavily&blended out, peach side swatched heavily&blended out, both shades swirled together swatched heavily&blended out.|
no bronzer (only foundation and powder) - with Paul&Joe Blue Horizon Bronzer (bronze part around the face, peach blush part on the cheeks)