Complete Product Details:
Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer (after moisturizer, before foundation)
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (lashes)
I’ve never been one to stock my beauty cabinet with organic, all natural products (like that even needs to be said), so I’ll readily admit that I barely gave Josie Maran more than a once over, until recently. I’m not one for the all natural, no-makeup look, which is what most of the line felt geared toward, so I skipped it in favor of the more pigmented showstoppers in other displays. Also, am I the only one whose skin reacts badly to a lot of natural ingredients? My skin loves chemicals, hates a lot of natural fragrances and certain oils.
It was the shimmery little liquid eyeshadow in “Rio De Rose Gold” that first caught my eye. I have a thing for both rose and rose gold; they are my favorite shades to wear on my eyes, cheeks, and lips. With just a shake (to mix the solution) and a swipe of the applicator, it’s a no-fuss way to a modern metallic eye. Just make sure not to open to your eyes until it’s completely dry, or else it will crease. You can pat it on with your finger, for a sheer wash, or leave it saturated for a little more impact. I like to apply directly and just pat the very edges, to blend it into my skin, then add just a little bit of liner and mascara to the top outer lash line and lashes. It comes in various colors, but I haven’t tried any of the other shades, yet. I’m curious to see how it translates with some of the darker shades.
After buying the eyeshadow, I am curious to try the rest of their products. They sent a handful of cosmetics to me, and here I’m wearing their Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in “Everlasting Honey” on both my cheeks and lips, with a dab of the “Rio De Rose Gold” in the middle of my lips. The creamy oil melts and blends right in for a natural looking glow, and made my lips feel soft and moisturized. It’s a tinted oil (although it was more pigmented than I expected), and it lasted a lot better on my cheeks than my lips. As long as it doesn’t make me break out (so far, so good) I can definitely see myself using this on my cheeks, more than anything, but I did like how it gave my otherwise pale lips a little extra color. The dab of shimmery rose gold matched my eyes and my nails. Forgive the slipshod manicure, but the Marc Jacobs Beauty “Le Charm” nail polish (a current fave) matched my eyes and lips so well, I had to document it!