Availability: Josie Maran Online
Josie Maran’s lipsticks are formulated to rehydrate, plump, and smooth the lips. These hydrating, full bodied lipsticks have a medium to full coverage, with a beautiful semi-gloss finish.
This review is for Josie Maran’s Argan Oil Lipstick in the color “Birthday Suit.” To see a review of the Argan Oil Lipstick in “Dyani,” see this post.
This lipstick comes in a reflective, rectangular plastic tube. The reflective plastic will leave behind fingerprints. The tubes are lightweight and good for throwing in your purse.
Birthday Suit is a beige-nude color that leaves a sheen finish to the lips. Although it looks grey-orange in the tube (much like MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga 2), it doesn’t have any unflattering tint when it’s applied. In fact, this is one of the best “nude” lipsticks I’ve come across in terms of color. It doesn’t make you look dead or wash you out like most other nude lipsticks.
The argan oil (along with the other oils in the ingredients) is supposed to make this lipstick moisturizing. The product does give your lips some moisture, but it dries out slightly as the day goes on.
The formula applies very smoothly and evenly with good color payoff. It lasts as long as an average lipstick–about 3 hours if you don’t drink/eat.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
This lipstick applies smoothly and the color makes precise application easy.
Argan Oil Lipsticks normally cost $20.00 each and contain 4 g of product. For comparison, MAC lipsticks are 3 g and cost $14.50 each. But the Josie Maran lipsticks are currently being sold for half the price at $10.00, so you are getting a great deal for a great lipstick.