August 1, 2014

JOSIE MARAN Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée (Review)

I live close to 4 free standing Sephora stores and probably 3 that are inside JCPenny, but there is something special and fun about shopping at a Sephora during vacations at 'tourist' places.

Recently I had posted a Beauty Haul. Products that I had picked at Miami FL during my vacations. I love cheek products and gel or cream blushes are my first choice. I do enjoy powder blushes, but gel/cream a tad more. 

An innovative coconut water-infused cheek gelée with up to 14 hours of color and hydration.

This buildable, blendable blush hybrid provides the natural look of a cream blush with the long-lasting hydrating color of a gel stain. Infused with 50 percent pure coconut water, it instantly hydrates while nourishing with the powerful benefits of vitamin E-rich argan oil. Like a refreshing sip of coconut water for your skin, this moisture-packed blush instantly drenches cheeks in a cool veil of color.

Formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates

Color: Pink Escape: Cool toned Pink (berry toned pink) 
           Poppy Paradise: Warm toned Pink (coral pink) 

Texture and Consistency: Light weight gel, but does not jiggles like jelly. Non- Sticky, Non-greasy. It has a unique formula. Lot of water content, stain and color set to a firm gel texture.!! All rolled in one.

Application: I apply it in two ways. Firstly, dabbing with my finger and blending it. Super easy! The second way is using a stippling brush or a dense stippling brush. I prefer the MAC 131 or Real Techniques Stippling brush for the same. I find MAC 187 or MAC 188 too flimsy for picking the color and depositing it. Julie Hewett cheekie brush is a unique brush and I love the way it picks a good amount of color, but I find it difficult to blend with this brush. The bristles are too dense and stubby to bend and move around to blend.

My preferred method is brush and tool of choice is MAC 131

Feel and Effect on Skin: I like the way this melts into the skin. Looks so natural!!! It feels light and is non greasy. A few dabs and the color blends easily into the skin, giving a natural flush of color on the cheeks. It is not dewy, but not flat either. The color is pretty buildable and can be layered to get more intense effect. 
This brightens my whole face and gives that happy glow. I see this working on many skintones, but very dark skintones will need an extra layer or two.

Longevity: This lasted only 4 hours on me. I had re-apply. This is the only downside of the product.

Packaging: Mine are the mini versions and they come in a glass pot with twist cap that resembles the actual color of the product.

Verdict: A very lovely product. Natural looking, made with natural ingredients and no sparkle or shimmer It is easy to use too. I like the way it melts into the skin and can be worn alone by itself or as a base under any powder blush. Even though the product claims to have 50% pure coconut water and is hydrating, I didn't notice any hydration or dewiness on my cheeks. 
Apart for the staying power, which is poor, I don't see much negatives in the product. A lovely one for those non-makeup days.

You can find this product at Sephora.

Have you tried this blush? Do you find this better than other gel cheek products or stains?

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  1. I LOVE these! I have the color Coral Oasis, and I love it soo much. Perfect for summer, it looks like a glow is coming from within :3

    Blushing Biddies

  2. Nice post.



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