Josie Maran Argan Pure Complexion 5 Piece Collection

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I was send the wonderful Josie Maran Argan Pure Complexion 5 Piece Collection ($76.96 now, reg. price $85– a $213 value) to test and review for my honest opinion.  And I’m so glad I was, I LOVE it!

With this five-piece collection of skincare and face beautifiers infused with argan oil, you can achieve the look of healthy, glowing skin. Argan Cleansing Oil removes dirt and moisturizes all at once, while argan oil helps to hydrate your skin. The super-size Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation provides skincare benefits while creating the look of an even-toned, glowing complexion. Finally, the dewy Argan Color Stick adds a pop of rosy pink to your lips and cheeks. This collection is made to help you to feel beautiful in your skin!

Includes:

  • 6-fl oz Argan Cleansing Oil
  • 2-fl oz super-size Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation
  • 1.7-fl oz argan oil
  • 0.55-oz Argan Color Stick in Love, a soft mauve shade
  • Foundation brush which is exclusive to QVC till 4/1/1

To use, apply Argan Cleansing Oil evenly over dry face. Then, wet the face and massage into a rich milk. Rinse thoroughly. Massage argan oil into skin, hair, and/or nails to help moisturize face, treat split ends, and/or condition cuticles. Shake Argan Matchmaker Foundation Serum well and then use the foundation brush to apply to the face. Sweep Argan Color Stick over the apples of the cheeks and blend toward the temples. Apply to lips for a soft flush of hydrating color.

What I think:  This set of natural skin goodies really can make you glow!  The argan oil is good for your whole body, the cleanser gets all of the makeup off and the beautiful color skin makes cheeks and lips naturally rosy.

But, the start products for me is the Matchmaker Serum Foundation and the foundation brush.  I have been wanting to try the foundation since it was released.  The foundation I have been using is a little dark for my skintone, so I had to mix it with lighter concealer.  Josie’s serum foundation is a perfect match and easily covers discoloration and redness.  I squirt a little on the back of my hand and dip the brush in it and paint it on my face.  I like to start under my eyes and move to my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose and blend, blend, blend!  It starts out white and turns into my natural ivory shade.  You can order the set in Fair/Light, Light/Medium (my shade) and Medium/Dark.  I was afraid that Light/Medium would be a little too dark, but it adjusted perfectly. This may be my holy grail foundation!

You can pick this up on http://www.qvc.com and I highly recommend it!

 

Josie Maran Gives Hope With The New GOGO Mascara

Josie Maran GOGO Mascara

We know that Jose Maran creates such beautiful natural products, but she is now using her lovely new GOGO (Get One Give One) Natural Volume Argan Mascara. Josie has just launched the new mascara along with the Get One Give One Campaign in partnership with City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment facilities. Celebrating the hope, strength, and natural beauty of City of Hope patients and survivors, Josie is donating a mascara to a City of Hope patient for every one sold.  After the first 5,000 purchases, $1 from the sale of each GOGO mascara will be donated to City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program for a minimum donation $25,000. The GOGO campaign runs August 2010 thru August 2012.

On August 19th, Josie Maran will join City of Hope for a day of inspiring makeovers, helping patients and survivors look and feel their best—both inside and out.  Josie’s team of makeup artists will be on hand to provide in-depth, 40-minute natural beauty pre-registered consultations and walk-in appointments to give patients the chance to rediscover their natural beauty while lifting spirits and inspiring hope. All participants will receive a travel size GOGO Mascara, enabling them to bring the natural beauty experience home.

“We are grateful to Josie Maran and her team for dedicating their time and talents to our patients at City of Hope,” said Linda Klein, operations coordinator, Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center.  “The appearance-related side effects of cancer take not only a physical toll, but an emotional one as well, adding stress to an already extremely difficult and challenging time for patients and their loved ones.   A positive self-image can boost patients’ esteem, confidence and quality of life.  Josie’s generosity embodies the heart and soul of City of Hope’s mission to care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.”

“I am inspired by the strength and bravery of the patients at City of Hope,” says Josie Maran, founder of Josie Maran Cosmetics. “With the Get One Give One Campaign and our day of makeovers, I hope to pass along the gift of natural beauty and help each patient feel beautiful inside and out.”

The ultimate volume-boosting mascara, GOGO (Get One Give One) Natural Volume Argan Mascara naturally plumps and curls for maximum lash drama. Josie Maran’s patented Triple V brush enhances volume and wraps lashes one luxurious layer at a time for full, longwearing, clump-free, water-resistant definition.  The 80% natural, 50% certified organic formula includes nourishing ingredients like aloe leaf juice, algae, beet root and soybean extracts to naturally condition and strengthen. An infusion of nourishing, protein-rich Argan Oil conditions and supports hair growth for lush, supple, healthy lashes. The rich, hydrating formula evenly builds thickness and smoothness, delivering a full fringe of blacker-than-black lashes with dewy shine. Like all Josie Maran formulas, GOGO (Get One Give One) Natural Volume Argan Mascara is free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes and phthalates.

What I think: I love this mascara. I don’t know if it’s the formula or the innovative brush, but this mascara both lengthens and volumizes my lashes! It also stays on all day and doesn’t smear or run!

To learn more and to purchase, visit www.josiemarancosmetics.com. Enjoy!

Hot Summer Makeup From Cool Natural Brands!

Like looking pretty but love using natural products? You can have both, you know. There are some great cosmetic companies that create lovely natural and organic makeup. You can get a soft summer look with the following products:

Josie Maran Argon Eye Shadow ($20.00 USD) — This is a beautiful shadow that is currently available in 27 vibrant shades. The website states, “each long-wearing shadow can be applied dry, or wet for more intensity. The innovative formula contains natural, non-toxic ingredients – no fragrances or parabens. What’s more, the beauty extends to the packaging: each shade comes housed in Josie’s state-of-the-art biodegradable compact.” I have a shimmery medium pink called Pinkalicious.  When I wear it dry, it gives a shimmery wash of color; applying it wet gives more intensity and it seems to last longer. Visit www.josiemaran.com to purchase and learn more about this shadow and other fantastic products.    

Korres Pure Nude Color Collection ($25.00 USD) This kit’s value is $42.00 so this is a real deal. The collection includes:

Shimmering Eyeshadow in Golden 24S

Pro-Vitamin B5 and Rice Bran Mascara in Brown

Cherry Oil Lipgloss in Nude 33

This is a beautiful collection of good for you products. The shadow is super sparkly and is great for a pretty bronzy look. The good for you mascara is not only smart but pretty and makes lashes so full. And the lip gloss — well this shade is perfect! A little shimmery and about two shades above my natural lip color. So pretty! Visit www.korresusa.com to learn more and purchase! 

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Sun Glow Powder Bronzer ($12.99 USD) — In two natural shades Spring ( with pinker tones) and Summer (darker, golden tones) one of these bronzers will work for you! Each palette has a trio shades to help you customize your look and they contain skin-illuminating, micronized pigments to create a radiant glow. This line by makeup artist Carmindy also contains great lip glosses and other pretty products. Visit www.sallyhansennaturalbeauty.com to learn more and you can purchase these at CVS and Rite Aid.

So don’t feel guilty about splurging on these products, they are good for you and the environment! Enjoy!

Paint Your Face Beautiful Naturally, with Josie Maran Cosmetics.

I have been wanting to try and to review Josie Maran’s Natural makeup for a while, because it is glamorous as well as great for you and the environment. Josie Maran is a former top model who had a contract with Maybelline that lasted 10 years — which is amazing. She loved learning makeup trips from the artists, but decided to make a cosmetics line that complimented her natural and organic lifestyle. Thus Josie Maran Cosmetics was born!

I have tested ( and love ) the following products:   

Mascara ($22.00 USD) — First of all this is a great mascara. It lengthens and defines my lashes without clumping or smearing. Plus it is paraben and fragrance free and contains organic ingredients like Jojoba oil, Argan oil and Beeswax to condition and strengthen. I love the fact that my lashes are being treated as I am wearing one of my favorite types of beauty products (I never leave the house without mascara).  Available in Black and Brown.

Eye Shadow ($20.00 USD) — This is  beautiful, velvety eye color that glides on and blends so easy. The ingredients are natural plus paraben and fragrance free — and even cooler is the fact that each shade comes in a state-of-the-art biodegradable compact.  You can apply the shadows dry, or wet for more intensity.  Available in 27 shades. I have Beach (shimmery pale sand), Embrace (shimmery coppery brown), and Divine (matte medium brown). All three shades work together seamlessly to make a natural look or a pretty smoky eye.  

Lip Gloss ($18.00 USD) — I love a good, non-sticky lip gloss — and I have found a great one here! Full of natural and organic ingredients, this gloss contains no parabens. Available in 6 shades. I have Confession, which is a coppery gold. It looked very shimmery in the tube and I thought it might be too coppery for me. But it goes on sheer and very pretty.

Visit www.josiemarancosmetics.com to learn more and to purchase these fab natural products.