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Josie Maran Cosmetics review

Product Review: Josie Maran Cosmetics

As I wrote earlier, Josie Maran Cosmetics is a new, eco-friendly cosmetics line from the model Josie Maran. It features organic ingredients and is free of fragrance, parabens, and petrochemicals. The treehugger in me loves these ideas, but my inner beauty obsessive wants cosmetics that work well, too.

A lot of natural cosmetics I've tried just don't deliver good color or texture, but for the most part, that's not a worry with these products. In fact, one of them is superior to a lot of non-organic lines I've tried. For the full review and some color swatches,

I tried four products, so here's a rundown of each one:

Cream Bronzer ($30): Inside the packaging, the shade looked waaaayyyy too dark for my pale skin. What a pleasant surprise, then, that it blends well and looks believably natural when it's on the face. It gets more sheer as you blend, so I think this would be worth trying no matter what your skin tone is.

Lipstick ($18): This was by far my favorite product. I tried it in Flirtatious, a rich and creamy rose shade. It glides on smoothly, almost in a buttery way. And the color is gorgeous. If you try only one product from this line, make it the lipstick.

Concealer ($20): This was the one product I definitely wouldn't recommend. Even though the sample sent to me wasn't my shade, I tried it for the texture. Unfortunately, it doesn't have good "slip," and it's hard to blend. Plus, there are only three shades available, leaving the majority of women without a perfect match.

Cream Blush ($20): Again, the hue in the packaging seemed a little too Betty-White-on-the-lanai for me—but when it's on, the color is sheer and very flattering. When it's properly blended, it looks completely natural, like a normal and believable flush of color.

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htiduj htiduj 9 years
i like the blush and the lipstick, the bronzer looks too dark for me. (im so pale im transcluent). next time im at a store that has her cosmetics im going to check them out in person...
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
cute tube.
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
I love the packaging, so pretty! I'm going to try the bronzer, lipstick & plumping lip gloss :)
sephorasays sephorasays 9 years
I'm really fair but i think i just may have to try that bronzer!! the color is gorgeous =)
orangeflowers orangeflowers 9 years
i can't wait to try this!
emalove emalove 9 years
I like the eco-friendly thing...I like Burt's Bees, but they don't have much variety as far as colors go. I'd definitely try this.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I want to try the blush and bronzer.
moxieminx moxieminx 9 years
I am always on a quest for eco-good products... I must admit the packaging is gorgeous.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Souds great!
DejaVecu DejaVecu 9 years
This is wonderful. I have a friend who is allergic to parabens, maybe she can use these lipsticks.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
VERY pretty :)
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