i mentioned the paul & joe pearl foundation primer in bon bon in my last post when talking about the guerlain meteorites pearl primer and decided it was about time i did a proper post on this one. the reason it deserves a post of its own should be obvious - it's without a doubt the prettiest makeup product i've ever owned! this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the paul & joe brand who consistently have the most beautiful packaging and who are also behind these adorable cat blush sticks. i haven't bought a cat blush because i know i could never bring myself use it for fear of ruining the little cat face and top hat, i think they're one thing my heart is destined to forever pine for.
as for the primer, the pump in the bottle crushes one of the pearls when pressed down and it comes out as a sheer illuminating gel you can wear under your foundation or you can mix the two together for a bit more of a glow. there's no noticeable glitter from the pearls, it's actually really subtle but if you're curious to see how it works beautybay have a demonstration video you can watch here. i believe beautybay are the cheapest place to buy paul & joe online without having to worry about shipping, but i didn't link to their site as they're out of stock at the moment.
i believe the bon bon variety with the pearls is a limited edition product but i have seen it go out of stock before and come back again, so i'm not really sure. as a side note the formula contains orange flower water, white lily, apricot extract and jojoba oil - i tend to take the overly verbose marketing blurbs that come with beauty products with a pinch of salt so i don't know what skincare benefits this primer actually has, but it sure sounds pretty!