I purchased this Paul & Joe lipstick in Gotham from the Manhattan Collection last year, which I thought was one of their most creative collections so far.
* pictures under indoor daylight and with flash *
Gotham appears to be a dark, vampy burgundy from the tube but it applies with a semi-sheer quality, so the effect is not very deep. It has fine golden shimmers strewn through and it provides an interesting depth to the lipstick. The shimmers are not noticeable when applied though.
The texture is smooth and isn’t draggy. It does leave a slight sheen, probably from the shimmers and the consistency doesn’t feel gritty or uncomfortable. It is a very nice lipstick! On me, it appears to be a deep-ish berry shade and is a sophisticated and polished colour. It’s not quite as goth as I had thought.
I don’t think Gotham is available now and I’m sorry for featuring this a bit late. But I wanted to let you know that Paul & Joe may be pulling out of our local market soon! They have not brought in anything new since the Christmas collection, so the rumour is probably true. I’ll be so sad to see them go
So, if you happen to have a favourite Paul & Joe product, I’d recommend stocking up now. I don’t think they are available at Sephora these days but the counters at Parkson Pavillion and Subang Parade are still there.
Update (6th April): Sadly, Paul & Joe has left for good. I saw the counter at Parkson Subang Parade last week but it’s gone today. Goodbye, my favourite cat-loving brand. You will be missed.
Do you have a Paul & Joe favourite?
And are you planning to get anything before they pull out completely? They have already pulled out so don’t bother looking for them in Malaysia. Sigh…