Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Paul & Joe UV Primer + Protective Fluid Foundation

I know I raved about my L'egere White Multi BB Cream, but now it's time to talk about another favorite of mine: Paul & Joe's Protective Fluid Foundation! Recommended by, of course, the lovely Fuz, P&J PFF has been my go-to base make up in the morning for the past 2-3 weeks. I bought mine about a month to two months ago, but the first time I tried it, I didn't really like it. I thought that it wasn't moisturizing enough, but then I realized it wasn't because of the foundation, but because my skin was too dry! So I stopped my acne spot treatment and upped the usage of moisturizer day and night and a mist in between. This, along with my newfound discovery of the wonders of the Beauty Blender sponge (my thoughts on this will have to be for another post) have made me come willingly and happily back to my Paul & Joe :)

Before I put on the foundation, I cleanse, tone, moisturize, protect, and prime. I like priming with either Make Up For Ever HD Primer in Mauve or Paul & Joe Protective Foundation Primer UV. I like it when my make up products have some UV in it. I use sunscreen, but it's nice when my primer and base make up have some protection too! For this I used the P&J:

It comes out of the tube like this~
...and blends in like this~ No trace of it whatsoever! Just nice smooth skin

Now for the foundation...

My shade is 10. The Protective Fluid Foundation has an SPF of 25 PA++...nice!

This is pretty much all I need for my whole face. It's really liquidy but blends beautifully, so not much is needed. I just cover any leftover spots and dark circles with my concealer
Lightly blended

Fully blended
I think this was after I primed with the P&J UV Primer. It helped even out my skin tone a little bit~

After foundation and a little bit of concealer...I love how it feels and how natural it looks! Its coverage isn't as good as the L'egere, but I like how it feels so lightweight.
And it stands up well throughout the course of the day; this was after I walked half an hour to class and back....I even wore it over the weekend while playing an intense (and sweaty :x) tournament for Ultimate Frisbee...5 hours later and I still looked fresh!

I also used my P&J a few days ago when I was testing out my pink lipstick from my Sephora glowy!
Up close (such an Asian pose haha)...still flawless! Can't say enough good things about this foundation! I'll definitely be buying again once I run out~
(and pretty pink lips...more later!)

Happy Wednesday everyone! :)


  1. Aww look at your pretty pink lips and glow skin!! Beautiful!! <33 I'm so glad this worked out well for you~

  2. hi, i think the P&J suits u very much, it blends very well too. aww, lovely! u are pretty :)

  3. It looks great! I think I might have to try the P&J foundie myself, hehe.

  4. Hi!
    Thanks for commenting and following my blog! ;)

    You look really cute, and you have so pretty big eyes. Thanks for the review and the information of the ingredients of this foundation.

  5. Gotta love P&J No. 10! Fantastic combo with the pink lips!

  6. Found your blog after searching for reviews of the Paul & Joe UV primer that i'm considering. Well, I'm gonna buy it, as i've heard nothing but good reviews. I was worried it might be too oily due to the sunscreen. I'm wanting some sun protection as I'm flying to Miami in just over a month.