Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick
Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick

Paul & Joe Beaute Lipstick CS ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be incredibly hydrating with vibrant color and is sold as refills. You can choose your case design, which is colored cardboard with a pattern over it, and the cases cost $5 each (mine is encased with the 009 design). The formula was lightweight, moderately moisturizing, and has a rosy scent.

Once Upon a Time (081) is described as a “bright and bold pumpkin shade, reminiscent of Cinderella’s carriage.” It’s a slightly lightened medium orange with warm, yellow and orange undertones and a soft shine. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it wore well for four and a half hours. This type of orange is actually harder to dupe, because it has strong yellow undertones and doesn’t lean red at all. MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Sounds Like Noise (LE, $15.00) is brighter. MAC Saigon Summer (LE, $15.00) is darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Banjee (P, $18.00) is yellower. See comparison swatches.

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Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick
Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick

Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick
Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick

Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick
Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick

Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick
Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick

Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick
Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick

Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick
Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick

Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick
Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick

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50 thoughts on “Paul & Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) Lipstick CS Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Amanda

    i like it, but i dont see “bright pumpkin” with this shade at all!

  2. ThatGirl

    My first thoughts on seeing this on you is that they sort of made a nude orange lipstick. I really like it.

  3. Me encanta el nombre y el packaging, pero el color…. creo que no favorece a pieles cálidas.

  4. CatG

    That’s a pretty interesting color, it’s orange but such an understated orange and it leans yellow-nude. Interesting color.

  5. Floz

    Wow, I love this! I think they sell Paul & Joe at Selfridges, might see if this is out in the UK already :)

    Does anyone know if this looks at all similar to MAC’s Sheer Mandarin? That colour is HG for me but I do wonder about a better formula sometimes :) xx

  6. I love love that color!

  7. xamyx

    I still can’t pull off orange, but this one is actually really nice! I like the fact it is very subtle, as some orange lippies can be a bit overwhelming.

  8. Definitely pumpkin! And I just love the print! It’s almost a shame to use and ruin it.

  9. This color is absolutely fabulous and the packaging is so cute! Where can I buy Paul & Joe Beaute products?

  10. I agree, it’s a beautiful nude orange shade on you! What skin tone do you think this is best suited for? I’m light, with warm to neutral undertones (NARS Glow Foundation in Gobi, Sue Devitt Tanami, Armani Lasting Silk in 4.75). Do you think this would work for me? Thanks for the review and your help!

  11. Wow, this is lovely! I’ve never tried Paul & Joe before. I’ve noticed that orangey colors that lean yellow look better than ones that lean redder or browner (I’ve noticed it with both lipsticks and blushes in the peach and orange shades). Once Upon A Time sounds like a great one to try out.
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  12. Wow! This one is really different! I love orange lipsticks (they look nicer with my red hair than red, I think), but I’ve never seen one quite like this! I’ll be saving up my pennies for this one, I think!
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  13. Shayna

    It’s funny, I never thought of tangerine orange and silver as being a good color combination, but I saw the NARS eyeshadow trio Ramatuelle the other day and now I see this, and I think it looks lovely.

  14. Interesting color, but not for fair pink toned gals!
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  15. A very pretty version. It actually looks quite muted. You are rocking it Christine. I really like how it looks on you!
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  16. This is a really cool different orange.. I wonder if I could pull this shade off.. hmmm…

  17. Sasha

    I never thought I’d find a noticeably orange lipstick pretty but this is!

  18. I love Paul & Joe, I wish it’s more widely available offline. Even in Indonesia where they had counters there were only one or two in the entire country.

    For those who may not know, Paul & Joe Beaute products are made by the same Japanese company that made Anna Sui Beauty products, Albion — The main difference between Albion’s sub-brands are the aesthetics/designer packaging. I recall being very confused why the Anna Sui Beauty website was in Japanese. XD

  19. I don’t see bright or bold in this shade of orange. It’s more muted to me.
    It looked brighter in the tube. I like how it looks in the tube, but not liking the swatches much.

  20. Wow, that colour looks beautiful on you Christine! It’s not the kind of shade that I can pull off, but it really works on you. I’d be interested in trying the formula, though. I love the aesthetic of the brand.
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  21. Breathtaking!!! I may be able to own an orange lipstick after all!

  22. Ellie

    You can seriously pull off every color.

  23. Laia

    It’s very pretty, I see it as a very nice spring/summer shade and it looks good on you :)

  24. artemis

    cute color, I like the design <3 it has a lot of lavender oil lol

  25. Not even in my dreams I can wear this but you my Christine :)
    stunninggggggggg it is on you and what amazing packaging 😀

    one thing I want to say , I really love when you present lip colors on bare canvas :)
    no eye makeup just a coat of mascara , perfectly filled brows and a perfect base with 1000 watt smile
    how clean and PURE you look , so divine
    this color is complimenting your eyes so well and honestly I checked the pictures so many times ; up and down my cursor was moving while writing this comment
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  26. This is a really unique shade for an orange. I thought I had every possible type of orange lipstick, but I was wrong.