PAUL & JOE Come Sail Away LE Summer Collection 2016 - The Ultimate Makeup of the Season

I'm sailing away set an open course for the virgin sea
I've got to be free, free to face the life that's ahead of me
On board I'm the captain so climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow on every shore

- "Come Sail Away" by STYX

You'll know Paris fashion designer Sophie Mechaly's clothing line PAUL & JOE, named for her two sons., by it's imaginative, covetable pieces that work for every occasion - from early morning meetings to late night drinks

PAUL & JOE Beauté, her cosmetics line, is an extension of that, with equally fetching products that have an innate whimsical happiness to them.

Naturally the packaging is beyond adorable.  Each season, there's a limited edition collection launched. Each of these "Collection Sparkles" as they're called, are outfitted in the signature pattern from that season's fashion line.

These straight-from-the runway-prints just happen to be nautical- and beach-themed this season, which is not just au courant, but a way of bringing the beaches of Miami, Rio, Australia and Cape Cod to your daily routine. The scent of ocean water, the feel of hot sand scrunching beneath your toes and warm sun on your back, the caw of seagulls up above. This is the life. And a collection not-to-be-missed:

- PAUL &  JOE Silky Pressed Powder Compacts

Translucent powder will come in handy when the hot weather hits and you need to keep shine free. Weightless, the perfect silky finish is delivered with a soft-as-a-bunny's-ear puff. And to tend to that skin of yours, enjoy orange flower water, rosemary leaf extract and apricot kernel, jojoba, sunflower seed and mineral oils.

The powder is available in two shades - pale pink (01) and  multi-beige (02).

But perhaps the best part is the limited-edition packaging: A fun, sassy blonde in a red-and-white striped strapless bathing suit and sunglasses struts and poses with a yellow inflatable beach ball on the compact and satiny drawstring case. Yellow polka dots in the background add a vintage edge and the playfully drawn "P" and "J" with spade and diamond added in the top righthand corner like playing cards, make this set of powder compact and carrying case a summer essential.

These shades were made for frolicking at the water's edge. Sunny hues that can be applied to both eyes and cheeks, Face & Eye Colour Palettes come in three unique combinations of shades: 

- Sunshine & Sand (001) nudes
- Coral Garden (002) corals
- Come Sail Away (003) peaches and teal

What's more is that these eye shadows and blushes come equipped with built-in nourishers and moisturizers so while the sun beats down, your skin gets some serious TLC by way of jojoba seed oil, orange flower water, and extracts of rose canina fruit, rosemary, and water lily.

The exterior of the Come Sail Away palette (pictured above) features sailboats drawn in preppy pinks and kelly green. Inside, the coloured palettes themselves are the sails on simply drawn boats. Sigh. Best way to start the day, no?

I've never had a refillable lipstick before and never one that came complete with a cute kitty silhouette in the centre. Totes adorbs obvs.

The lipsticks are formulated using a unique, Japanese candy-making technique called Kintaro- ame, which consists of "two separate tubes – one columnar and one cat-shaped – to ensure the cat faces remain visible until the lipstick is used up.: The transparent outer layer is made up of a formulation of cocoa seed butter, jojoba seed and lavender oils that keeps lips moist and acts as a base for the incoming shade, while the cat-shaped portion delivers the vibrant colour. 

This  lipstick is beyond amazing. Three summer-ready shades (pictured above) of the lip primer and pigment in one deliver a bit of shine with a heavy dose of colour that feels ultra lightweight and nourishing. And oh how it glides on, yet stays put. Get it in limited edition Catamaran (001) a sexy deep nude, Smooth Sailing (002) a medium pink that looks simultaneously girlish and grownup, and Ahoy (003) an alluring red with depth.

You're going to need a nautical-inspired limited edition case to go with those lipsticks. Luckily, there are two this season - the classic duo of navy and white, and on the softer side, powder blue and white. Get both.

Our tans may fade but these memories will last forever.

p.s. Did you know that all of  PAUL & JOE Beauté products contain an exclusive "SECRET D’OR" - a champagne gold frost that "creates a natural luminosity giving skin a gentle, sexy luminescence?" Swoon.

p.p.s. I highly recommend PAUL & JOE Treatment Serum too (not a limited edition). It's one of those products that you'll always come back to because it's so good.

Stephanie Dickison

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