Jan 6, 2012

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick - Petal Pink

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick - A full size argan oil-infused, sheer color stick that grants a lasting, natural flush to cheeks and lips.  This dual-purpose lip and cheek color provides flattering, subtle color while treating the skin with Josie Maran's signature argan oil.  To be used as a blush or lip color, the color stick leaves a natural and long-lasting dewy finish that complements any skintone while repairing and replenishing the skin.
Josie Maran Argan oil Color Stick Petal Pink Blush cheek lips makeup blog looks fotd reviews ingredients swatches

I picked up the Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Petal Pink more than a month back (yes, all you observant souls and Sephora faithfuls - it was during the Black Friday sale).  Josie Maran is among the many brands I read so much about but never get around to trying, and I doubt if I would have ever picked up the color stick if not for the sale - always wanted to try their argan oil first.  Oh well..there's always a next time :D

Josie Maran Argan oil Color Stick Petal Pink Blush cheek lips makeup blog looks fotd reviews ingredients swatches

A creamy product meant to be used as a cheek and/or lip color, the Josie Maran Argan Color stick comes in a handy lipstick-like twist-up packaging.  The case is a fingerprint magnet, but I love the glossy finish to it.  The product itself is a chubby, creamy stick, and I guess it will be a while before I get to the bottom of this tube.  It has a herbal smell to it - seems to me like a combination of rosemary and eucalyptus - okay, I am not really sure what the smell is, but it is definitely quite mild, and unless you have an ubersensitive nose and are trying to smell it all the time, you would probably not even notice it.

Josie Maran Argan oil Color Stick Petal Pink Blush cheek lips makeup blog looks fotd reviews ingredients swatches
Josie Maran Argan oil Color Stick Petal Pink Blush cheek lips makeup blog looks fotd reviews ingredients swatches

The shade Petal Pink is a neutral pinkish-coral color (more pink than coral) that would look great on most skin tones.  I am darker, and the color obviously doesn't show up that well on my skin, but it gives a natural flush and a dewy look.  I think there is a hint of frost/shimmer in this, but the particles are not really visible, and it just gives a pretty highlighting effect.  To use, I either dab the stick right on to my cheeks and blend with my fingers or dab some on to my fingers and then blend.

Josie Maran Argan oil Color Stick Petal Pink Blush cheek lips makeup blog looks fotd reviews ingredients swatches
Josie Maran Argan Color Stick - Petal Pink (heavy swatch on darker skin)
Josie Maran Argan oil Color Stick Petal Pink Blush cheek lips makeup blog looks fotd reviews ingredients swatches

What I love about the Josie Maran Argan Color Stick

  • Easy to use without worrying about clown cheeks.  Packaging is perfect for travel or for carrying around in the bag.
  • Doesn't cause any skin irritation or breakouts on my oily-combination skin type and lasts almost the entire day (I haven't tried this in the summers, though).  I haven't used it on my lips so can't comment on that.
  • Unlike so many other brands that claim "natural ingredients" that would need a magnifying glass to find on the ingredients list, the Josie Maran Argan Color stick actually lists argan oil right on top of the list.  Plus it's formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, GMOs, or triclosan.

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick - Ingredients

Josie Maran Argan oil Color Stick Petal Pink Blush cheek lips makeup blog looks fotd reviews ingredients swatches
Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids - has antiaging properties, is known to help and prevent dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and sebum production.

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Petal Pink (available at Sephora) - Cost $22

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