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Josie Maran Cosmetics Review

When it comes to natural beauty, Josie Maran Cosmetics is my go to natural beauty and skincare brand and I never leave home without it.  She created her beauty line to help you embrace your natural beauty in a healthy way, but that's not all.

She's made her products non-toxic so their free of harmful chemicals, made with good for you, anti-ageing, organic ingredients, eco-friendly, and she gives back to charities too!  Like Josie, since I became a Mom, I am very aware of everything that goes in and on my body.  I made a commitment to no longer support companies that put toxic chemicals in their make-up and skincare lines.  This is the reason I support her line, her cause, and she's one of my favorite eco-beauty mavens.

For the last 10 years, all Josie has used on her skin as a moisturizer and treatment for her face, body, hair AND her baby, is the miracle ingredient, Argan oil.  So here is my review on some of her best sellers.

Josie Maran Match Maker Powder Foundation SPF 20 in Light / Medium - $34
Formulated with Argan Matchmaker’s signature chameleon pigments and infused with organic argan oil to balance, hydrate and nourish skin, this pressed powder foundation instantly adjusts to match your unique and changing natural skin tone.  The technology behind this powder is truly unique.

I have the light /  medium shade which worked great with my medium skin tone.  It's amazing to see it go from white on my skin, to blend in to my perfect shade.  I love that it gave me a hint of color and the result was a soft focus, velvety finish.  It's long wearing, lasts all day and didn't cause any breakouts or irritation.  Tip: I recommend using the Josie Maran Retractable Powder brush for overall application.  The the application sponge with the compact is better for concealing and touch ups.  I love her Match Maker Foundation Powder and I think you will too!

Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain in Cha Cha, Foxtrot and Quickstep - $19
Give lips and cheeks a sexy flush-no dancing required!  I never leave the house without these adorable lip stains.  This magic formula has a blend of Hyaluronic acid and sugar extracts to smooth and plump lips for a sexy pout.  These sassy lipstains give you the perfect pop of color and look great with a little gloss!

Cha Cha - a pink / rose color, and my favorite color because it looks like my natural lip color, intensified and can be worn day or night.    Quickstep - a sheer berry color, is my second favorite color and can be worn day or night.  Foxtrot - a gorgeous deep berry wine color, can be worn for a more dramatic look for day or night.  Tip: These can be worn alone or with the Argan lip treatment or lip gloss.  Try pairing with them with Optimism, a sheer nude gloss that looks great over any lip stain, lipstick or can be worn alone.  

Argan Color Stick in Petal Pink - $22
The Argan-oil infused color stick is one of my favorite products from the line.  The argan color sticks are a sheer tint of natural- looking color for both cheeks and lips.  The color in petal pink is a beautiful neutral pink/peach shade that flatters any skintone.  Since it's a nuetral pink shade, it can be worn with almost anything day or night.

Available in both Rosey and Petal Pink, the shades are sheer, buildable and universal, designed to flatter every skin tone and age range. You can find additional shades and kits online at QVC.  These gorgeous, multi-tasking color sticks moisturize lips and are paraben and fragrance free.  They also contain Josie's signature ingredient, organic argan oil.  The argan color sticks look great with a little lipgloss and I own almost every color.

GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black - $22

Treat your lashes and look beautiful at the same time!  The GOGO Argan Mascara has the only patented Triple V Brush that coats lashes one luxurious layer at a time for full, longwearing, clump-free, water-resistant definition.  This natural and exclusive formula dries quickly without smearing, smudging, clumping, or flaking.

I was amazed at how thick and long my lashes looked with this mascara.  I didn't even need an eye lash curler and it really makes a difference!  It's easy to apply, take off and never burns my eyes.  Great for contact lens wearers or sensitive eyes.  I think you'll love this voluminous mascara just as much as I do.

You can find all of her products on her website, in Sephora stores, and online at or  I also love to read Josie Maran's super chic blog, Chicological, every week to keep up with everything she and her cosmetic company are doing.  Chicological features great natural beauty and eco-friendly articles as well as new products, giveaways, beauty and health advice and healthy recipes.  You can also find Josie Maran Cosmetics on Facebook and Twitter and on her website at

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