Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paul & Joe: Manhattan Collection Workshop

I attended Rustan's The Beauty Tour Cosmetic Festival 2011 two Saturdays ago (the same Saturday I had a shoot with MARiS and the same Saturday we went to S&R for the great S&R Sale and David's surprise birthday party at Tides, whew!!!). It was a jam-packed event participated by my favorite cosmetic and skincare brands and discounts up to whopping 40% are everywhere. I wanted to buy each and every item on sale but, you know, priorities!

I registered for Paul & Joe's Manhattan Collection Workshop and I'm glad that Patricia and I were warmly accommodated by its staff. We met P&J's newest brand manager and head makeup artist, Judith Pia. We did not know that there's also a skincare workshop, so we were so lucky to be introduced to: Cleansing Milk, Refreshing Skin Toner, Moisture Cream and Eye Treatment Duo because I had no idea Paul & Joe has a skincare line!

A little trivia for ya: Did you know that Paul and Joe are not the names of the owner or the founder of the said brand? Paul & Joe is owned by a French designer named Sophie Albou. She has a menswear collection and named it after her two sons, hence Paul & Joe. Years later, she started her womenswear line and eventually, Paul & Joe Beaute, the cosmetic line. It's no doubt all its packaging are so chic, sophisticated and very Parisian!

Pia asked me what I exactly wanted to know about makeup. You knew it, I want to achieve the Penelope Cruz eyes but since the windows to my soul are small, she taught us how to create a crease and how to apply eyeshadow properly. I can say that we really focused on applying eye makeups like mascara tricks (oh Pia loved my lashes) and enhancing our eyebrows using the Paul & Joe Manhattan Collection which I really enjoyed! She also told us the importance of makeup prime, choosing the shade which best suits our skin tone and balancing the entire look.

 Two of my favorite items Pia used on me during the workshop: eye pencil and eyebrow powder.

Paul & Joe Manhattan Collection
Loving the display!

 Collection Sparkles "Manhattan". Lipsticks, l-r: SoHo, Uptown Girl and Lower East Side.
Face and Eye Color (yes, 2-in-1 and shades can be used alone or can be blended together!), l-r: 42nd Street, Empire State and Brooklyn Bridge.

All made up! Trying to look fierce with my smoky eyes. It's the best eye makeup I ever had!

Patricia and I with Paul & Joe Philippines brand manager and makeup artist, Judith Pia.

Patricia wearing MARiS Pepper Pots Feather Hair Clip!

I love Paul & Joe, it's my newest favorite!

Pretending to be a brand ambassador for P&J Philippines. Haha! #WishfulThinking

Left my wedges in the car and opted to wear flats instead.

Leopard-printed dress from tiangge | Woven dark brown belt from Landmark Department Store | Bejeweled flat sandals from my Mom :)


By the bulletin!

What are you waiting for? You still have two days to attend the Rustan's Beauty Source Cosmetic Festival 2011. Check this out to see the remaining lineup of events.



  1. I love your dress!

    xx Kaye
    Fashion Blogger