Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Glam Up Your Makeup for Fall Naturally with Josie Maran

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While there is no question that I have quite a few beloved chemical-laden beauty products, I also have been increasing the number of healthier options because I sometimes feel a bit squeamish slathering my face with so many chemicals. Gone are the days when natural makeup meant that it only came in boring colors and formulas that were too earthy for mainstream users. Companies like Josie Maran have  created beautiful Cruelty-Free products that don't make you feel as though you are sacrificing luxurious textures and finishes in favor of healthier skin-friendly formulas.
Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand ($28.00 for oz. from Josiemaran.comQVC and Sephora): This cream based luminizing wand can be used in the corners of the eyes, on the cheekbones, below the brow bone, or anywhere on the face or body where you want to highlight. The formula is creamy dreamy to work with, and it glides across the skin effortlessly while depositing product evenly. It neither emphasizes fine lines, nor does it accentuate pores. Instead, it offers the perfect luminous finish that captures the light beautifully and subtly. It creates more of a nature glow than anything too glittery.

According to Josie Maran,

The Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand brings your inner glow to the surface of your skin, diffusing and reflecting light to create a soft-focus, radiant effect. Argan Oil and Shea Butter bring ultimate nourishment to the skin, while the Enlightenment hue mimics the natural radiance of healthy skin. Madonna Lily and Poet’s Narcissus help to brighten, leaving skin looking radiant and refreshed. Its twist-up, propel/repel packaging is convenient and portable for quick, on-the-go use. Apply this illuminating formula to the inner corner of the eyes, under the brows, cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, and more to lift, define, and highlight. 
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Narcissus Poeticus (Narcissus) Extract**, Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Bulb Extract**, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract** (and) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract** (and) Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Extract** (and) Tocopherols**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019)**, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)**, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)**, Carmine (CI 75470)**, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 27 (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985). *ORGANIC **NATURAL
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio de Rose Gold ($18.00 for  0.16 fl. oz. from Josiemaran.comSephora and QVC): Rio De Rose Gold is a stunning shimmering rose gold liquid eyeshadow that actually moisturizes your eyelids while providing a gorgeous luminescent finish. This formal offers buildable coverage, but can be also be sheered out for a faint wash of color. Unlike many liquid eyeshadows that can feel drying once they set, this one feels comfortable of the eyelids. I am able to get 6-8 hours of wear before there is any fading, but I do not have oily eyelids– therefore your wear-time may vary.

According to Josie Maran,

50% Coconut Water, 100% Hydration. Like a refreshing sip of coconut water for your eyes, this pigment-packed liquid shadow instantly makes eyes look and feel more hydrated. It has two layers: one layer of fresh Coconut Water, and one layer of Argan-infused pigments that instantly give eyes a more youthful appearance.

Directions: Shake it and then dab a little bit of shadow directly onto lids with applicator, and fingerpaint to blend. I often tend to dab it onto the back of my hand and then apply it with my finger.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water)**, Glycerin**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice**, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentylene Glycol, SD Alcohol 40-B**, Sodium Olivoyl/Cocoyl Amino Acids Fructoside, Propanediol, PVP, Lactic Acid**, Benzoic Acid**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019)**, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)**, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)**, Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
*ORGANIC **NATURAL
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine in Pink Escape ($22.00 for Stain: 2.2g/0.08 oz Shine: 2.6 g/0.09 oz. from Josiemaran.comSephora and QVC): This double ended lip stain and lip gloss is absolutely stunning, and is just my kind of pink duo! The lip stain is exceedingly long wearing, and once it sets it doesn't budge all day. The softly pointed tip is a very pragmatic design choice since it allows for very precise lining and filling in of the lips. It can be worn alone, or you can layer it beneath the lip gloss for an even more lovely effect.

The lip gloss has slightly thickened consistency with just enough tackiness to be exceedingly long wearing, but without being uncomfortable or sticky. It offers a gorgeous shiny finish, and the color, while fairly pale, does not settle into lip lines. 

According to Josie Maran,

Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine is a double-ended lip stain and gloss that work to hydrate lips. Packed with Coconut Water for 14-hour color and cooling hydration, the stain saturates lips with long-wear pigment while the color-matching, Argan-infused gloss creates a pop of shine and antioxidant-rich moisture. Lips are left soft, moisturized, and vibrant for hours—wear each one alone or together for a look that's uniquely you.

Directions: wear them together or alone. Always apply the Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain to clean dry lips. Once the stain has dried on the lips, apply the gloss for a beautiful patent finish.

Gloss Ingredients: Polybutene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Octyldodecanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Silica Silylate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Glycerin**, Magnesium Silicate**, Silica**, Phospholipids**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice**. May Contain: Mica**, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)**, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)**.

Stain Ingredients: Aqua (Water)**, Glycerin**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water*, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol**, PEG-150, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, PVP, Acacia Senegal Gum**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice**, Ammonium Glycyrrhyizate**, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Hyaluronate**. May Contain: Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 40 (CI 16035), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 28 (CI 45410).
Left to Right: Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand, Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio de Rose Gold, Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine in Pink Escape (Stain alone, Gloss alone and the two layered together).
Overall Assessment: Beautiful, high quality and healthy! There are so many reasons to love these products! I will definitely be trying out more Josie Maran makeup since these three twinkling gems definitely impressed me.

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26 comments:

  1. I love the Josie Maran water eyeshadows- the pigmentation is beautiful!

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    1. I agree with you, completely! I definitely want more colors!

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    1. Hi Melissa! I am so pleased with these products, and definitely want to further investigate her makeup line!

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  3. the illuminating wand and the eye shadow look particularly gorgeous. Love 'em!

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    1. They really are gorgeous, and the photos barely convey their magnificence!

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  4. I love Josie Maran's lip & cheek creamy oils. These look nice too.

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    1. I need to try those next! I highly recommend that you check these out– I think that you will really like them!

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  5. Love this gorgeous assortment! I also like adding more natural options to my beauty stash!

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    1. Me too, and I agree with you about adding more natural options to my stash as well. It's nice to have healthy choices without sacrificing quality or finish!

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  6. I want that illuminizer!! It looks so pretty!

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    1. It is so worth having, Eugenia! I think that you would really love it!

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  7. Ever since my daughter's pregnancy three years ago, I became very conscious of the chemicals in makeup. I still love my non-natural brands, but I love exploring green brands too. I've had my eye on those coconut water color shadows for so long - the swatches are so pretty and metallic!

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    1. Pregnancy is definitely a great turning pint. Once you start thinking about whether things would be safe for your baby– it's only a small step to think about our own safety! I agree, though, I still love my non-natural brands and have no intention of abandoning them, but I definitely am adding in healthier alternatives as well. I highly recommend that you try the coconut water e/s!

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  8. I have two of the water based e/s and love them. I combine them with powder for an amazing look. These are all beautiful products.

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    1. I need more! Combining them with powder is a brilliant idea! I agree, they really are beautiful products!

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  9. I havent met a Josie Maran product I disliked, these are no exception! Especially the eye shadow.

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  10. That eyeshadow's stealing my heart! Wow. Liquid gold! <3

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  11. Oh, that illuminating wand and the eye shadow. They are calling to me. You make everything look so tempting, as if I need it. NOW!

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    1. Aren't they lovely, Erika?! Thank you for your kind words!

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  12. I realized I haven't tried anything from Josie Maran yet... that has to change!

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    1. Oh, you really need to try some of her products!

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  13. Can you believe I still haven't tried this brand? I think I need the watercolour shadow though, so pretty!

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    1. THen you really need to take the plunge, Bailey! You will love her products, and I suspect that you will become obsessed with these eyeshadows!

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