Aug 18, 2013

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick - Coral - Photos, Swatches, Review, FOTD

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick - Cheeks and Lips - Coral - Photos Swatches Review FOTD
Wearing Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Coral ($22)
Product provided for review.

Josie Maran Argan Color Sticks are dual-purpose lip and cheek products infused with argan oil and provides longlasting natural flush of color to cheeks and lips.  These come packaged in the standard Josie Maran rose gold packaging, sort of like jumbo-sized lipsticks with a twist-up mechanism that brings up the product.  The product is packed full skin-friendly oils (check ingredients list below) and is free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, GMOs, and triclosan.  The shade I got to try out is Coral - a peachy coral shade.  Scroll on for more photos.


To use, just twist up the lower portion of the tube and use fingers or brush to pick up the product and blend onto cheeks.  I prefer to apply the product directly on to my cheeks.  The texture is a little hard, but it's easy to blend the product into the skin.  I tried it on my lips one time, and because of the very sheer color payoff and strong minty/herbal smell, I haven't bothered using it after that.



On my skin, the color has coral-pink tones more than peach.  The texture is just right - creamy enough to blend into the skin easily but doesn't leave my skin too oily like some cream blushes can.  The color can be built up easily from a natural flush to a stronger cheek color.

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick - Coral - Swatches
Josie Maran Argan Color Stick - Coral - FOTD
Additional makeup used:  Urban Decay Eyeliner in Sabbath on my eyes
Josie Maran Lipstick in Fuchsia Frolic

I like most things about the Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Coral - the design is very convenient for travel, love the shade, the color payoff is perfect, and the texture is great especially for a cream product on my oilier skin.  The one slight wrinkle for me is the smell.  The product has a strong sort of minty smell to it, and I would have have preferred it not being there.  Also, because this is an oil-rich product that I apply directly to my skin and because I won't use up all that product in my lifetime, I think the mini sizes in the Josie Maran Argan Lip and Cheek Color Stick Set are a much better idea - 4 mini sticks for $34!

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Coral - Ingredients


Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Coral provided for review.  Links in the article are for information only and are NOT affiliate links.


12 comments:

  1. Radsu... How would u compare these to nars sticks?

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    1. I don't have any of the NARS sticks, but I think those have shimmer in them, and I prefer the non-shimmer ones like this Josie Maran one.

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  2. Very pretty Radhika! Loved the shade and loved the flushed look it gives. <3

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  3. It's gorgeous isn't it? My friend owns them all but we missed the coral one. They are just perfect. Btw have you tried the coconut water gelee??

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    1. I have it with me but haven't tried it yet..I think those are sheerer colors, aren't they? They look just like jellies :D

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    2. No no. They are strong colours. Very pigmented.

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    3. Oh..okay..they look deep, but I thought I had read somewhere that the colors turn out sheer. I haven't taken photos yet so didn't want to disturb the smooth surface :P

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    4. You'll love them. Yaaaa they are sheer but very pigmented and staining. You've to begin with less

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    5. Oh my..I hope I don't end up messing it all up...I have had a particularly sorry history with Benefit Benetint :(

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    6. Use just a dot to begin with. These are disastrous than Benetint.

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    7. Whoaaa..thanks for the warnings!!!! I shall proceed with extreme caution :D

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