Paul & Joe pay homage to the city of New York in their Fall 2011 makeup collection, Manhattan. Mixing neutrals with darker shades, each piece is named after a different area of the city. Packaging is adorable as usual and always tickles this girly girls’ fancy. As soon as I saw pictures of this collection, my fingers couldn’t fly fast enough to Beautyhabit.com where I ordered two lipsticks and one of the eyeshadow duos. My goodies arrived today so I haven’t had a chance to try them, but I thought you might want a sneak peek. I got a cute makeup bag as a GWP so I’m pleased as punch. The second half of the collection is due to be released in September–3 eye shadow palettes, 3 more Lipstick C lip colors, 3 nail polishes and a beautiful pressed powder.
Let’s take a look-see! The collection includes:
Three eye shadow pots each with two contrasting shades ($24)
I ordered Empire State and I can already tell I’m going to love it!
There are 3 lipsticks ($22), Lower East Side, Uptown Girl and Soho.
I chose Lower East Side and Uptown Girl (a coral-duh). I’m still debating on Soho-was just a teeny bit afraid it might be too bright. These are sheer but do pack a lot of color and glide like a swan in a pond.
Don’t forget your nails! These three rich shades: Downtown, The City That Never Sleeps and The Big Apple ($14) are part of the second half of the collection to be released in September.
Also included is a Creamy Powder Foundation availalbe in 6 shades and a stunning Finishing Pressed Powder. The skyscraper represents the height of sophistication; the new pressed powder adds glamour and definition.
The three eye shadow palettes ($46) are limited edition and I want all of them! I’m a bit of a palette collector and all the colors look stunning so it’s going hard to choose, but if I must, I’m thinkin’ it’s going to be Chelsea for me…but then I really like Central Park West ….and 58th & 5th looks nice —yikes my wallet is crying for relief already!
Three limited edition eye liners:
Three more Lipstick C shades. The City and NYC are calling to me.
I can’t wait until Septemeber! Reviews coming soon on the 3 items I purchased from the Manhattan collection! For now, I will leave you with a picture of the cute makeup bag I got from Beautyhabit.com as a GWP.