Of course, ‘Fairie Kisses’ lip gloss isn’t really the best representation of history’s finest rom-com, and Shakespeare probably never imagined that in a few hundred years there’d be a pearlescent pink nail polish named after him. But then again, theatre has always been about absurdity, exuberance and above all…make-up.
Paul & Joe’s summer collection does its best to evoke images of enchanted forests, scheming imps, love potions and mythical creatures. The Shimmering Pressed Powder is engraved with a pretty three-tone butterfly and the Pixie Nail Polish is a gorgeous glitter studded silver in an elegant art-nouveau style pot. Detail and decoration is what makes this collection stand out, and it’s always nice to see brands making an effort to capture our imaginations.
The full collection consists of one Shimmering Pressed Powder (£22), Shimmering Body Lotion with cooling agents designed to sooth hot summer skin (£24), three Face Colour Blushes (£15 each) and three Nail Polishes in different shades of sheer silver (£10.50 each).
The Paul & Joe Midsummer’s Night Dream collection is available from ASOS.