Josie Maran Coral Argan Color Stick Pictures and Swatches

Josie Maran Coral Argan Color Stick

I’m a huge fan of multi-purpose makeup products, one of them being the Josie Maran Argan Color Sticks ($22).  So when I saw a new shade pop up on the Sephora website I knew I had to have it!  Coral is a beautiful peachy pink color.

If you’ve never tried an argan color stick before, you’re missing out.  This cream type product in stick form is very similar to Nars’ The Multiple but creamier.  You can use them as either blush or lipstick.  You get tons of product in one stick so they last pretty much forever!

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Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee Blush in Pink Escape, Review and Swatches

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee Blush in Pink Escape

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee ($22) is an interesting new concept in blush.  Made with water, coconut fruit juices and argan oil that is supposed to hydrate and give your cheeks natural looking color for 14 hours.  It comes in 6 shades and I bought Pink Escape to try first. Let’s take a look at how this does on my oily skin.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the screw top container was that it looks like a gel.  It has a glossy finish to it and looks like jello in the container.  I couldn’t detect any scent and was a bit disappointed by that.  I was hoping it smelled a bit like coconuts at least.  Pink Escape is a vibrant dark pink, almost red, in the jar.

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QVC New Beauty Limited Edition Test Tube, Plus A Giveaway!

QVC New Beauty Limited Edition Test Tube

Every couple of months QVC teams with New Beauty magazine to bring us the latest in beauty samples.  The September limited edition Test Tube ($29.96) is now available!  This Test Tube consists of 8 pieces in total, 2 of which are full sized.

QVC New Beauty Limited Edition Test Tube

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Save The Date: Josie Maran Pure and Simple 4 Piece Argan Skincare Collection on QVC August 11, 2012

This coming Saturday, August 11th, starting at Midnight; the QVC Today’s Special Value will be from Josie Maran.  For one day only you will be able to get 4 pieces of Josie Maran’s Argan skincare items for under $60!  All of the items are full sized with one of them a brand spanking new item and another in a new exclusive shade.  Both of those are exclusive to QVC until 5/1/2013.

Here’s what you get:

  • Argan Cleansing Oil (6oz) – facial cleanser and makeup remover
  • 100% Pure Argan Oil (1.7 fl oz) – great for the skin and hair
  • *New* Argan Tinted Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 40 (2oz) – a color correcting tinted daytime lotion for a radiant glow
  • *New color* Argan Color Stick in Beautiful – a shimmering berry shade to give lips and cheeks color

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Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer Review, Pictures and Swatches

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer ($28) is a bronze liquid highlighter.  Liquid highlighters can be used anywhere on your face where you want to give your skin a soft glow.  You can apply it directly to your face or mix it into your foundation before you use it.

The formula and texture of this illuminizer feels exactly like the Benefit liquid highlighters.  However, I do prefer the packaging of this Josie Maran version because of the convenient pump top.  But push only lightly because a ton comes out with a full pump.  Way too much for one application in fact.

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer sheers out nicely on the skin with just your fingertips.  It initially looks really wet and noticeable but don’t worry, it does dry down and blends seamlessly into your skin.  You’ll only be able to see it when the light hits it.


Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer vs Benefit High Beam

liquid face highlighter swatches

The color itself is referred to as a bronze but to me it’s very golden.  A little goes a very long way so use just a dab to start with.  As you can see above, it’s a lot more golden when next to Benefit’s Watt’s Up highlighter which is more of a flesh-tone champagne color.

With Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer you get 1 fluid ounce in the bottle which is a great value for the price when compared to Benefit’s highlighters.  Benefit High Beam, Moon Beam and Sun Beam all cost $26 each for only 0.45 fluid ounce.  That means you’re getting more than double the product with Josie Maran’s for only $2 more!

Available at: QVC and Sephora