Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Paul & Joe: Come Sail Away... Cat Lipsticks from Summer 2016

This might have been my most highly anticipated makeup release to date. For several weeks I had been teased by photos of these adorable cat lipsticks. The past few years I managed to miss out on Paul & Joe's infamous kitty lippies. Not anymore. No ma'am. I high tailed it to Beauty Habit on May 6th bright and early in the morning and snatched one of each up. 

And look how cute. 

Ahoy! is the brightest shade. A bright deep fuchsia dream. These all run $20.00 each and $7.00 for the tube case itself. They have a core of pigment in a cat shape (they retains its kitty silhouette all the way through use) with a shiny moisturizing lip gloss ring surrounding the core.

Smooth Sailing is a paler pink but definitely not "death" lips. On my skin it is a My Lips But Better shade and I love how natural it looks. I can see how some skin tones it might not really pick up on. It is very subtle.

Initially I did not get this last shade, Catamaran, but an IG friend enabled me rather quickly. Some nudes scare me but this one is fabulous. The soft brown and pink tones are flattering on my lips. This one will be an everyday workhorse for sure. 

Can I take a moment to tell you how hard it was to swipe these on my lips? Knowing that I would never see these kitty eyes, whiskers, and features again? So. Hard. But I persevered and did. Just for you guys. The formula on these are much better than the last Paul & Joe lipstick I purchased. They are a glossy yet nicely pigmented lipstick that wears easily and feels slick and nourishing. 

These were my freebies since I placed two separate orders. I did use the code BRIGHT to get $10 off $50 but if I had ordered all three at once I would have used SAILAWAY to get the skin care and passport cover for a $65 purchase. The passport has seashells with sexy legs. Yes. But I do love the cat graphing notebook they threw in with the samples.

But mostly I love these lipsticks. How nice is it to have something so cute turn out so great?! At the time of this writing, they were still in stock at Beauty Habit. 

Have you gone giddy over any new makeup releases lately? Tried Paul & Joe? Do you like Beauty Habit? Let's chat makeup :-)


  1. Oh my goodness! I think I need these! I would not be able to use them though. They look so pretty on you! I love your hair :)

    1. Thank you Gina! Can I tell you how hard it was to use them?!?! Hard. But now I can since they are no longer pristine.

      Thank you <3 I used to have a love/hate relationship with my hair but now I embrace the curl.

  2. All three look fantastic on you! Ellisa

    1. Thank you Ellisa! I was pleasantly surprised to fall in love with all three!

  3. I was really excited for the LancĂ´me juicy shakers release. I bought three of them; they're okay, but for the cost I don't think their worth it. The spongy applicator gets a bit mushy over time, and the lasting power is poor.

    These lipsticks look like they hold up a helluva lot better. Beautyyhabit carries great makeup and fragrance brands.

    1. I remember being in love with Lancome's Juicy Tubes. I think I saw the shakers on your IG account? They looked really cute!! Good to know about the quality. Sometimes I do grab Lancome, Mac, Bobbi Brown and others at the Company Cosmetics Outlet on a discount, maybe those will end up there.

      I am really happy with these lippies. I did have to re-apply after eating dinner but that is pretty normal. I am totally hooked on Beauty Habit. I keep longly gazing at the Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows. But I am trying to make myself use up one of my Naked pallets first (good grief that is going to take me forever....). What makeup brands on Beauty Habit do you like?

    2. Yah! They're cute and a pretty good size for a lip product. But get them on a discount or sale for sure.
      I don't think I have ever used up an eyeshadow and find it near impossible to; so good luck to you on that one! ;)
      Did you get the email for 20% off? Now I'm scrambling to make a list of sorts, hehe. I haven't purchased from there in some time, but I like Lucy B's, Rosebud lip balms, and Paul & Joe. What about yours?

    3. lol! I know!!!! I will hit pan on Suspect and a few others soon but definitely won't use it all up any time soon. And don't even get me started on MAC pigments. I could hand those down for 3 generations and still not make a dent.

      I did get that! But I was in between jobs so I deleted it before I could be tempted to buy anything. But if I could use it I would probably go ahead and spring for the RBR shadows I wanted.

      I enjoy the Rosebud lip balms too. I ha e original and mint. I will have to try Lucy B's. I want to try Perfumeria Gal and Chantecaille.