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Clé de Peau holiday 2015

Quick post: Paul & Joe holiday 2015

While there wasn't much of a description of Le Bal Masque, obviously Paul & Joe went for a masquerade ball theme this holiday season.  I liked the image of a woman in a black cat mask adorning the bag full of treats as well as the grey and yellow color scheme.

Paul & Joe holiday 2015

Paul & Joe holiday 2015

The set includes a lip balm, cream blush, eye liner and eye shadows, all with a fetching cat/mask print.

Paul & Joe holiday 2015

Paul & Joe holiday 2015

You know how I love freebies, so I was overjoyed to receive this notebook as a gift with purchase from Beautyhabit.

Paul & Joe holiday 2015 notebook

Oddly enough, the image of the masked woman was borrowed from a Paul & Joe Sister collection from about 2 years ago.  I don't have an exact date as all the items are now out of stock at various shopping outlets, but the images I gathered on Pinterest suggest it's not new. 

Paul & Joe Sister

Paul & Joe Sister

There were also a few tees where the masked woman is wearing a different blouse.

Paul & Joe Sister
(images from pinterest.com)

Why they'd choose to recycle a fairly old design on this year's holiday collection is puzzling.  It's almost as if they were out of ideas for the holiday collection, ordered an intern to go through their archives and choose a design to slap onto the packaging, then declare it to be a holiday masquerade theme.  While it somewhat lacks inspiration, it's a masquerade ball as only Paul & Joe can depict it - playful thanks to the abundance of the cat print, yet lending an air of mystery due to the masks. 

Thoughts?

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Jenni @ Lifeandlensofbeauty

I feel underwhelmed by their holiday collection this year - usually it's one of the best out there in terms of themes and value!

The e/s strips look very stingy and cats are much preferred over that girl with a mask.

MM Curator

Hi Jenni! I agree - this wasn't one of their best. Feels uninspired...of course, I still bought it! And I agree about the eye shadows, looks like you might get 2 uses out of each. Fortunately their spring collection is really cute, so they'll redeem themselves!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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