June 15, 2014

josie maran

I have heard such wonderful things about Josie Maran's line and when I saw Sunnie Brook write about summer skin recently I just had to take up her recommendations on Josie Maran's Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow and Watercolor Cheek Gelee. They looked liked the perfect colors and additions I needed to add to my bag for summer.

I have been wanting a few new pieces for a natural makeup look and these items were perfect to achieve that look and it also felt nice and light on the skin.

I realized after I opened the package that I didn't buy the Beach Sands Sunni recommended, I bought the Rio de Rose Gold shade, but I am very happy with the color. It was a happy mistake, as its light, shimmery, and has a bronze shade to it. It's very cooling on the eyes and very lasting. It remained on my eyelid all day without it fading it at all.

The description for it indicates that the first layer delivers fresh coconut water, and the second provides a layer of argan-infused pigments to give eyes a more youthful appearance and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

A very little goes a long way. I placed a very small dot on my eyelids and it was very intense and covered the entire lid, so I can see this lasting a very long time.

Next, I bought the Cheek Gel in Coral Oasis, which is a bright fruit punch color.

The description indicates that this is a buildable, blendable blush hybrid which provides a natural look of a cream blush with the long-lasting hydrating color of a gel stain. Infused with 50 percent-pure coconut water, it instantly hydrates while nourishing with the powerful benefits of vitamin E-rich argan oil. 

I used it as both a cheek and lip stain. As soon as I put it on it was very cooling and hydrating. The color looks very bright, but it comes on sheer.

Lastly, I scored the Josie Maran Daily Moisturizer with SPF 47 as a sample. It is so soft and creamy.

The description for the SPF moisturizer is that it is all-natural, chemical-free, lightweight sunscreen that moisturizes the skin with a non-greasy texture. It features green tea and innovative SunBoost ATB, resulting in powerful sun protection. It is skin-nourishing, texture-smoothing, and radiance-boosting.

I do have to say it's heavy and thick. I highly recommend it for those with dry skin. 

These are perfect to wear for a natural look on a hot summer day out and I usually just loosely braid my hair and pull a few pieces out. 

1 comment :

Lonnie said...

Those colors are so pretty for summer and on you olive skin tone.