Josie Maran Cosmetics and Beauty Products Review

Josie Maran Product Review


Today I am reviewing A TON of products from Josie Maran! Have you tried this brand before? Beyond the cosmetic side of Josie Maran, I love the heart behind this brand. If you go to the Josie Maran website you can read all about how they are a brand that is Luxury With a Conscience by using incredible ingredients like Argan Oil and helping women in other country’s as well. I think this brand is getting it right. Read my review of the Josie Maran products!


Josie Maran Color Stick in Peach

Josie Maran


Brand Overview : “An argan oil-infused, sheer color stick that grants a lasting, natural flush to cheeks and lips.”

My Thoughts: Well you can already guess that I love the color of the Josie Maran Color Stick. I love that it is a dual purpose product that can be used on my lips or on my cheeks. It gave me a nice pop of color without being overwhelming.

Formulated Without: GMO’s, Parabens, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfates

Price Tag: $22.00

Shop: Josie Maran Color Stick


Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Beach Sand

Josie Maran



Brand Overview: “An innovative, bi-phase, liquid eye shadow formulated with coconut water for more hydrated, healthier-looking lids.”

My Thoughts: Before I tried the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Beach Sand,  I wasn’t exactly sure how it was going to work since the product looked to be separated. But once it was shaken up, oh my word, it was a pigment party. I hardly had to use any…well, a dot to be exact to cover my entire lower eyelid. This is is definitely one of my favorite products now.

Formulated Without: Parabens, Sulfates

Price Tag: $18.oo

Shop: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow


Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Honeymoon Honey

Josie Maran


Brand Overview:  “An innovative coconut water-infused cheek gelée with up to 14 hours of color and hydration.”

My Thoughts: Once again I am surprised by how much I love the Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Honeymoon Honey! It is formulated with 50% coconut water with also the benefits of Argan Oil to leave your cheeks feeling nourished. This product gives your cheeks a nice stain…it is not overwhelming in color, but it is buildable if you want more. At first I was pretty unsure about the color on my skin…but it ended up giving my a nice glow and acted almost like a bronzer for me.

Formulated Without: Parabens, Sulfates

Price Tag: $22.00

Shop: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee



Josie Maran Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

Josie Maran

Brand Overview:  “An ultra-light skin brightener with a hint of bronze.”

My Thoughts: Major yes on the Argan Illuminzer! I love it is easy to apply and give you a nice sun-kissed but very dewy look to your skin. This is perfect for the every day person who want that J-Lo glow, or the bride who is about to walk the isle. Reminder though, a little goes a long way!

Formulated Without: Parabens, Sulfates, GMO’s

Price Tag: $28.00

Shop: Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer


Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream



Brand Overview:  “An ultrahydrating, never-greasy hand cream infused with 100 percent pure argan oil and shea butter, and lightly scented with a natural vanilla apricot fragrance.”

My Thoughts: If you are looking for a highly fragranced hand cream, the is not the one for you! But, if you want a very moisturizing hand cream infused with Argan Oil to make your hands feel soft and amazing, the Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream is for you!

Formulated Without: Parabens, Sulfates

Price Tag: $22.00

Shop: Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream


Josie Maran Argan Beautiful Eyes Beautiful Smoke




Smoky Eyes

Brand Overview:  “A beautiful compact featuring four color coordinated eye shadows and one shadow liner.”

My Thoughts: I love all of the colors in the Beautiful Smoke Palette. It gave off pretty good pigment and the liner was a great touch, but I would suggest using a primer with it for sure!

Formulated Without: Parabens, Sulfates, GMO’s, Petrochemicals

Price Tag: $36.00

Shop: Josie Maran Argan Beautiful Eyes in Beautiful Smoke


100% Pure Argan Oil

Pure Argan Oil

Brand Overview:  “A lightweight oil that can be used as a daily moisturizer or treatment for skin, hair, and nails.”

My Thoughts: Usually with Argran Oils I find that there is a scent or fragrance. But this one is fragrance free and it was grown organically in Morocco. While I didn’t use it on my hair, I have been using it every day for my face and I love it! It is an oil, so if you tend to be oily, maybe this isn’t for you! But I tend to have dry skin…so this is working out perfectly.

Formulated Without: Parabens, Sulfates, GMO’s, Petrochemicals

Price Tag: $16.00 for .05 oz

Shop: 100% Pure Argan Oil 


Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum



Brand Overview:  “An anti-frizz treatment that creates exceptional shine.”

My Thoughts: So you are probably wondering why you would buy this instead of just the 100% argan oil that works with your hair as well! These are two totally different products. This feel more like a serum with a slight silicone texture to it while the Argan Oil feels like straight-up-oil. It made my hair feel silky and frizz free despite the humidity of the Austin, TX air. This has a nice and soft fragrance to it that isn’t overwhelming in the least.

Formulated Without: Parabens, Sulfates, GMO’s, Petrochemicals, alcohol

Price Tag: $12.00 for .05 oz

Shop:  Argan Oil Hair Serum



My Jose Maran Cosmetics Look

Josie Maran





Overall Thoughts & Opinions

Right now you should be clicking on the links that go on over to the Josie Maran website (but come back and catch up on any articles you have missed on Citizens of Beauty). I think everyone could benefit from purchasing something from this line…and it’s a purchase that you can feel good about as you are supporting so many awesome humanitarian and earth-friendly causes. Go check them out and then stop back by here to let me know what you landed on!




note* These products were given to me for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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  • Canda Kastel

    I am also a HUGE fan of Josie Maran products! I have VERY oily skin and I use the Argan Oil at night and I LOVE it. I also just purchased the Light Argan Oil and I can use that during the day so it’s fantastic too. I have tried a lot of the other products as well and love them too 🙂 Here is a link to my blog:

  • Rhonda

    I have oily skin and I love argan oil. I’m surprised argan oil seems to soak in to the skin and disappear, rather than sitting on top of the skin (like most oils). Looking forward to trying the Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow. I love pigment. Is there a brush in the bottle (like nail polish), or do you just dab it on your finger? Thanks!

  • I use the Cheek Gelee daily!

  • How stunning is that highlighter!!! LOVE!

  • Norah Salazar

    I love Josie Maran skincare. Cant wait to try the Coconut shadow.

  • Love Josie Maran products. That cheek gelee is seriously one of my faves… love the look you created too. Reminds me need more of that hand cream. Great post!!!!

  • That cheek jelly is pretty on, though it looks like blood in the pot lol

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I’ve never tried this brand before but that smokey eye palette is calling my name.

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE everything! I am a huge fam of JM!

  • I adore Josie Maran!

  • That color stick looks awesome and I totally need that eye palette!

  • Anastasia

    That liquid eye shadow looks really interesting, I didn’t even know JM made that! Loving your swatches and the look you created with the palette L(

  • That water color eyeshadow is pretty.

  • wow. I’ve never tried this brand, but they look great!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Ohh That eye quad!

  • They all look beautiful but i really want that illuminizer

  • We both featured the illuminizer today! 🙂

  • marciaf

    I love the new Josie Maran products. I’ve written a review of the Coconut Water e/s in Rose Gold for next week and then ordered Beach Sand and another. I love the Coconut Gel blushes too. And I have a new palette to try. What great products.

  • this eye look is just WOW! I want it all!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I love the head band to go with the look 🙂

  • Justina

    There are so many products here I love and so many I need to try! Great post!

  • I have a few JM products but I need to invest in more! All of these picks look amazing.

  • I’ve only tried the hand cream, and I love it – it stays in my purse! I really want to try the gelee and now that liquid eyeshadow. How unique! Love the look you created with her stuff.

  • So many pretties that I want to try out. I have only tried two things from this line but have been a fan

  • Gorgeous picks! I think these all sound awesome for my combo/dry skin as well!

  • Angela R

    Your reviews are wonderful! I’d love to send you a product for review. Is that possible? How would I go about doing so?

    PS: you’ve inspired me to give my green eyes a smoky makeover!

    – Angela