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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Paul and Joe Light Cream Foundation S in 31 Review and Swatch

Today's review will be Paul and Joe's Light Cream Foundation S in shade 31
I didn't buy the whole bottle but the nice sales attendant in the Paul and Joe counter did give me some samples- 2 to 3 pumps and it's enough to test it for several days to see how it works.

However, the shade given to me was a few shades darker than my original skin tone perhaps because of the lighting in the mall.
For reference, my Jill Stuart shade is Ivory which is the second lightest shade in their collection.

Paul and Joe Light Cream Foundation S in 31 swatch

Here's how it looks like on my skin
As you may notice this is obviously darker than my skin tone
The texture is very smooth and silky, it's quite easy to blend using warm fingertips but it's hard to blend using a stippling brush.
There's a slight floral hint just like my Jill Stuart Moist Silk Liquid Foundation.

Here's how it looks blended with my fingertips

As you may notice my skin tone in the middle seems darker and it has a pinkish tone to it.

The coverage is great, it conceals my minor zits and evens out my skin tone because I can see how evenly my skin tanned haha =p

Paul and Joe states that this is their lighter foundation perfect for summer while the frosted glass bottle foundation is meant for the winter season. This would work well for gals living in cooler climates. If I live in a cold climate I wouldn't doubt for a minute to get this foundation.
However, I think that Light Cream Foundation S is not for Philippine-standard summer because it feels like heavy night cream on my skin and it tends to oil up- thus breaking me out =(

Though I didn't buy the Paul and Joe foundation, the nice customer service towards me by giving samples is a good reason for me to return to their counter and purchase their other products- I'm lemming for their eye gloss and lipstick! I just have to find out how much the two costs before hauling.

My recommendation when you want to wear liquid foundations in Philippine weather, choose something very light, airy and oil free. 

I've tested Shu Uemura Face Architect Liquid Foundation and it's more on the liquid side, it feels like second skin and it's as if you're not wearing any foundation at all. However there are bad memories whenever I remember Shu Uemura Philippines' bad customer treatment and policy of not giving away samples; they ask me to go to another branch in Rockwell because they claim the other branch gives away samples but I found out they won't give me samples too, it's a turn off and a waste of the customer's time and gas money. That's the only hindrance; I may buy Shu Uemura Face Architect Liquid Foundation but I don't think I'll buy it here in the Philippines. 

My HG foundation right now is Jill Stuart Moist Silk Liquid Foundation, I was wary at first because of the name 'moist' but like Shu Uemura, it turned out to be light, airy and breathable- I just need to blot more often because of the summer heat. 


  1. Ahhh you should try P&J's pearl powder! they're just like MAC pigments, their color payoff is gorgeous :D

    i have SHU face Architect, i'd agree their Customer service is not the best...

  2. Thanks for the review! I've been lemming Paul and Joe's foundation for a long time, but it's really hard for me to get to a place that sells the brand. I've been wondering which foundation I should try!

    I'm probably not going to go for the cream foundation, but thanks so much for your thoughts on it~ :]

  3. @Jennifer Ooh I remember you have P&J pearl powders, they're gorgeous! <3 I should try it...

    Really? =( that's too bad... I was planning to get from HK since it's cheaper there but I guess customer service is the same almost all throughout Asia...

  4. @Clover Hope this review helps you! ^.^ I myself have been trying so hard to find reviews on P&J, wondering which I should try...