June 28, 2016

Josie Maran Gift Sets

5Josie Maran products deserve a post of their own, their products are outstanding!  My first purchase was a gift set, the “Whimsical Wonder” from December, 2015.  I had no idea about the benefits of argan oil, I just thought the packaging was festive and I’d give it a whirl.  What a surprise to love every product in the gift set.  The 100% Pure Argan Oil Light  is good for all skin types, absorbed quickly in my sensitive skin and left it feeling hydrated and nourished.    The Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape is a gel blush that feels cooling when applied on your face and leaves a sheer flush of color, natural looking.  After I blended a few drops of 100% Pure Argan Oil Light  into my moisturizer and applied it on my face, I then applied the Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer. When this liquid illuminator was spread over my face it left a healthy glow that brightened up my face.  I love it and usually wear the illuminizer without any blush.  It  absorbs quickly into your skin and blends beautifully.   I love this product!  Even though I am not a fan of liquid eye shadow I applied the Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Beach Sand , it was highly pigmented, a lovely color, it went on easily, and I would probably wear this eye shadow if I was a few decades younger.  Finally, the set included the Argan Black Oil Mascarait is terrific!  This mascara is made of 100% Argan Oil mixed with mineral pigments that yield a 91% natural product that has a 24 hour wear.  I loved this mascara because I felt it conditioned my lashes and I used this as a primer for my all time favorite mascaraMaybelline the Colossal Volum‘ Express.  I am accustomed to a more intense lash look that I can achieve with my Maybelline mascara.  Since I replace my mascara every 4-5 weeks due to my fear of a bacterial infection, it is cost prohibitive for me to use a high-end mascaras.  Since all the products in this gift set impressed me, I purchased another recently!

The “Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Trio” was the next kit I purchased.  It included three Argan Enlightenment products,  Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer that is part of the “Whimsical Wonder” and two others.  It is my understanding that all three products in this kit accomplish the same thing, but the format is different.  The  Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer is a creamy liquid that is applied all over,  while the Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand is a creamy wand that is used to target the inner eye or any other part of your face, or just for an on the go touch up.  The Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Powder Veil is a creamy powder that left a healthy glow but did cake on my middle age dry skin.  That’s the only reason I can come up with for not loving this powder.

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All these products looked amazing on me, whether alone or combined with other products used to make my complexion glow and keep my skin hydrated at the the same time.  Powder is not something I usually wear, as I got older I steered clear of powders and have found success in liquid/creamy products.  I hope you enjoy Josie Maran products, especially since they are made with organic natural ingredients, and most importantly are cruelty free.

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