InTruBeauty: Josie Maran Argan Oil Products & Review

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Josie Maran Argan Oil Products & Review

I was given the opportunity to try a few Josie Maran products:
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil 100% Pure Organic Moisturizer. 
    • Retails $14 (15 ml travel),$48  (1.7oz,50 ml), $96 (120 ml, 4oz luxury size)
  • Josie Maran 2 in 1 rem pen (rapid eye makeup), $32
    • Brown shadow with black liner (also comes in 5 other color choices)
  • Argan Color Stick in Summer Lovin', $22
"Luxury with a Conscience"

 What is Argan Oil? 
  • This legendary, lightweight oil, grown organically in Morocco, is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Available for the first time in Luxury Size, you get over twice as much liquid gold as our standard size bottle. Use it as a fast absorbing daily moisturizer, or to heal and condition everything from cuticles to split ends. Plus it is 100% organic! Housed in a recyclable glass bottle. (description from Josie Maran website)
 
Makeup free. This is after showering and applying only the Josie Maran Argan Oil to my face. This is going to be enough moisture for your skin if you have normal skin. If your skin is on the dry side, you could add a couple more drops or add a little bit of additional lotion.

How do you use this?
  • I use this on my hair, face, and skin. If you like minimal products, this is for you! After the shower, I apply 2-4 drops into my hand, rub my hands together and then apply this to my face when my face is still a tad wet from the shower to lock in that moisture. When my hair is wet, I will also apply some drops to my  hair. You can apply this to dry hair as well. I would start on the ends and work it up halfway through your hair. You don't want to apply directly to the roots or it may leave your hair looking oily if you apply too much. This will leave your hair feeling super soft and strong. You can also apply this all over your body as a moisturizer. I like to apply this on my elbows. 
I have been using this for weeks and my complexion has been great and my skin has been very soft and has a healthy look to it.
Given my natural curls, I usually use more products in my hair. Today for the sake of review, after shampooing and conditioning my hair with Yarok products, I applied about 3-4 drops of the oil to my hair. The only other product I applied was a few sprays of a TIGI texturizing product. I let my hair air dry. Considering how temperamental curls can be, they ended up drying very nicely with minimal effort and product.

This is also a fantastic oil to add to a DIY hair mask. I used Josie's Argan oil in an avacado mask I made. See my post on that here 

Here was the result of that hair mask:

What does it contain?

  • This contains organic ingredients and is 100% pure argan oil. It is made with natural ingredients, is vegan, and cruelty free. This does NOT contain parabens, petrochemicals, or toxins and is fragrance free. It contains fatty acids and Vitamin E which are essential for the health to your skin.


Argan Color Stick 
Product Description:
The Argan-oil infused color stick is a sheer tint that gives lasting, natural- looking color to cheeks and lips. All shades are designed to flatter every skin tone. The paraben and fragrance free formula contains Josie's signature ingredient, organic Argan Oil-the world's richest source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
Shade: Summer Lovin' 
Apply this to your cheeks from the container. You can then rub it into your skin lightly. This may take a little bit to completely sink into your skin, so I have noticed some fuzzies or my hair sticking to my face right after application. 
After: This will look like a very natural flush. I didn't find this to be very buildable,  so the color is going to remain light.
This has a stronger smell to it, but it fades quickly. This goes on really smooth. You can apply this to your cheeks or lips. It leaves your lips feeling very soft and gives a nice natural blush to your cheeks and a natural tint to your lips.
This gives such a soft pink tint to your lips. 

REM Pen 2-in-1 Argan Eye Shadow & Gel Liner
Product Description: The Rapid Eye Makeup Pen (REM) features long-wearing Argan gel eye liner on one end and a mini liner brush on the other. The middle houses a perfectly coordinated Argan eye shadow in a spring-loaded sponge tip applicator for single stroke eye definition. Infused with Josie's signature ingredient, Argan Oil.

                                                   
                                                                           
                                    
This product basically comes apart into 4 parts 1) Eyeshadow sponge tip applicator, 2) dual ended eyeliner brush and eyeshadow, 3) gel eyeliner, and 4) the cap

The brush is suprisingly easy to use. Just dip it into the gel liner below and apply. I find this to be easier to apply to the top lashes than to the bottom. I also made the mistake of not wiping this off after using it a few times and had some fall out from the dried product on the brush, but that was my mistake.
Gel liner
Sponge tip applicator
Eyeshadow you dip the applicator brush into
Above: 
Applied liner to upper lash line. The brush actually allows you a good amount of control and you can make a very fine line with this brush for a subtle look. This can also be built on for a more dramatic look.

Below:
 I applied a thicker line to the upper lash line and lower lash line and smudged it out in the outer V area for a little bit of a smokey look.

Brown Shadow with Black Liner

This is a great shimmery taupe shade that will work well on so many people. I haven't been using primer with this and the color is very vibrant and long lasting as is the cream liner. The shadow is also very easy to blend with other colors.

Finished Look: 
I applied tinted sunscreen, topped it with some of the color stick on my cheeks again, and applied mascara. Josie's products definitely make it easy to get ready with minimal time, effort, and products. Besides foundation and mascara, you are pretty much literally set to go from head to toe with these THREE products!
All done!!
Also, congrats to the beautiful Josie Maran on her pregnancy as well as my co-blogger Justina! 

Yours in Beauty, 

Jessica

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