|Wearing Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Fuchsia Frolic|
Product provided for review.
Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating lipstick ($22) is a 3-in-1 lipstick with a core of lipstick and a moisturizing clear balm surrounding it. These lipsticks combine the hydrating effects of a gloss, the pigmentation of a lipstick, and the glossy shine from a lipgloss. This is definitely not a new product - loads of other brands have similar products - but it's the first time I am trying out something like this. Like most Josie Maran products, these lipsticks too are housed in a classy rose gold-bronze metallic casing. They are available in 6 shades, and I got to try out 3 of these - Berry Bliss, Happy Honey, and Fuchsia Frolic. Scroll on for more photos and swatches.
|Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick - Berry Bliss|
|Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick - Fuchsia Frolic|
|Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick - Happy Honey|
The Josie Maran Hydrating lipsticks are a bit of a novelty for me. The slim core of lipstick really does pack a lot of pigment and the clear lip balm surrounding it definitely offers a good boost of hydration and shine. The three colors I tried out - Berry Bliss, Happy Honey, and Fuchsia Frolic - are all equally good. The bright Fuchsia Frolic is definitely my favorite of the three, though.
|Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick - Swatches|
Berry Bliss - Deep plum berry
Fuchsia Frolic - Pink fuchsia
Happy Honey - Rosy nude
The slim core of lipstick really does pack a lot of pigment and the clear lip balm surrounding it adds enough hydration and shine. These are slightly sheer lipsticks, and being more of a lipgloss girl, I generally prefer this sort of a formula over the more opaque lipsticks. As would be expected with most sheer lipsticks, these last only about 1 to 2 hours on me. The only downside to these lipsticks, though, is the design. If used directly on the lips, the core of lipstick applies the color in a thinner line (like in the swatches) while the clear balm portion goes on separately. That's okay if you don't mind the casual wash of color application that you would get with just rubbing the color into the lips but not if you are looking for a more precise coverage. I would suggest using a lip brush to mix the color and the balm and then apply. Also, these lipsticks do better if used as a sheer wash - that's what they are meant to be. Layering on more of the lipstick does give a brighter color and more coverage, but the lipstick looks patchy on the lips.
Overall, though, I quite liked the formula and the colors (that I tried) from the Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating lipsticks. The colors are pretty and the lipstick feels good on the lips. Available at Sephora (online and in-store) and on the Josie Maran website.
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