Saturday, 21 June 2014

Josie Maran // Argan Oil Products




As you probably know, I've gone a bit crazy ordering from Sephora since they started shipping to the UK in February. Check out hauls one, two and three for the evidence! Some of the products I bought were pretty hyped up in the blogging world but some things I hadn't really heard of. That's where these Josie Maran products come in. I think I've heard a Josie Maran hand cream mentioned by an American YouTuber once but that's about it. I was pretty interested in trying some of the range though so something from the brand has slipped into all three of my orders!



The signature ingredient in Josie Maran products is Argan Oil as Josie wanted to create a high quality range with non toxic, healthy ingredients. I've picked my favourites from the products I've tried so far so I can let you know all about them.

My first Josie Maran product was the Argan Lip Treatment. It seems to have disappeared from the Sephora site but here it is on the Josie Maran site (if you're from the USA). I was definitely attracted to this because of the cute packaging. It has a genie lamp style lid and I thought the balm looked a bit like the By Terry Baume de Rose that is stupidly expensive but massively raved about! Those reasons were enough to sell it to me! I really like this lip balm as it's lovely and moisturising on the lips, smells like apple and it delivers a hint of creamy light pink colour to the lips. Nothing too noticeable but a nice pretty finish.

I was rather interested in trying the actual Argan Oil so ended up picking up this set from Sephora so I could give it a go along with some other products and I'm really liking the Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil (link) that was in the set. It contains 100% pure argan oil along with fatty acids and vitamin E and can be used for any dry, rough or chapped skin to illuminate the complexion. This has a thick consistency when you first dispense the product but it melts straight away when you rub it and has a luxurious oil consistency. I use this all over my face on an evening when I feel like my skin is a bit dehydrated and needs a boost. This is so nice to use as it doesn't feel heavy or greasy on the skin. It doesn't sink in immediately which is why I apply on it on a night time but it really hydrates my skin overnight and I wake up looking quite radiant. It also helps my foundation and concealer to apply more evenly after I've used this. I haven't had any breakouts using this either so that's brilliant.

Wearing Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Timeless Coral on both lips and cheeks
 
Wearing Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Timeless Coral on both lips and cheeks

The final product I want to tell you about is the Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Timeless Coral (link). I'll be honest, I'm not normally that great at applying liquid blush to the cheeks but I really liked the sound of this and the colour looked pretty so I bought it anyway. I'm totally in love with this product after trying it on both cheeks and lips. I started off only using it on lips as I was scared to try it on my cheeks! It comes in a tube so you can squeeze a little out and rub it on to the lips with your fingers. It comes out of the tube quite bright but it sheers out when you apply it to the lips. It has a hydrating oil texture and a glossy finish on the lips. I just love how my lips look with this on as it's not too in your face but it looks really pretty for Summer. It's almost like a bit of a treatment as well as it really moisturises my lips. When I got round to trying it on the cheeks I was so impressed too! You only need to apply a tiny bit and it rubs in so easily with your fingers. It's not like one of those stains that dries super quickly and doesn't blend in, leaving a few dots of colour on your cheek. The oily (but not greasy) texture glides over the cheek and leaves a subtle flush of colour that you can blend seamlessly. I find this also leaves a bit of a glow to the cheeks too so again it's ideal for a fresh, easy Summer look.
 
I'm thoroughly impressed with the Josie Maran products I've tried so far and it's a bit of a shame that they are hard to buy in the UK! I've noticed you can pick up a few things from QVC UK (link) but if you are looking to place a Sephora order then it's worth considering something from this range. If you're reading this from America then you can obviously get hold of the products easily! Lucky you! ;)


Have you tried any Josie Maran products?
I'd love to hear some recommendations :)
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  1. I'm dying to try some of the Josie Maran line! The colours and textures look like exactly the kind of thing I always love. Timeless coral looks beautiful on you.

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  2. Oh I love the look of the Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil, it looks great on you.x
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