I'm a pretty big fan of Josie Maran skin care and makeup products.
They're all designed to combine high performance with healthier ingredient,s and for the most part, they're pretty successful.
Of course, there are some duds, but that's to be expected in any brand's lineup.
Many of the Josie Maran products contain argan oil, but recently, the brand's been incorporating coconut water into some formulas as well. In particular, I absolutely love the Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelees, which give such a pretty, natural flushed look to the cheeks.
That's why I was so interested in trying the Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadows.
Unlike the Cheek Gelees, which have a gel or cream texture, the eye shadows are actually a liquid formula. The pigment does have tendency to separate from the coconut water, so you have to be sure to shake them up well before using them.
They come in small glass bottles that have top with a sponge tip applicator attached to apply the shadow.
|Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadows in Beach Sand (l.) & Rio De Rose Gold (r.)|
|Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio De Rose Gold with applicator|
But if you're looking for a softer look, you can just apply a single dot to each lid and blend them out for a kind of water color effect.
It's also worth noting that appears to be some difference in intensity between shades. I have two, Beach Sand, a light bronze, and Rio De Rose Gold, a rich rose gold, and Rio De Rose Gold is definitely more pigmented than Beach Sand.
|Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadows in Rio De Rose Gold (r.) & Beach Sand (l.)|
On their own, they last a seriously long time too -- all day, really -- though I always use a primer under them.
The shadows comes in a variety of shades, so if there's one that appeals to you, I definitely recommend giving these a shot.
The shadows retail for $18 each. You can purchase them at Sephora or the Josie Maran website.
Have you tried the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadows? What do you think of the formula?