We all fell in love with Josie Maran when we spotted her in just about every Maybelline ad. With big brown eyes and full lips, she personified the image of the sexy girl next door. When she annouced the creation of a namesake line of natural cosmetics, I was interested to try them and see how her line differed from every other celebrity endorsed product.
Unlike many celeb beauty items, it seems like JM has a real vision – it is not a matter of signing licensing deals to loan out her name. Josie Maran Cosmetics boasts “luxury with a conscience.” Packaging is made of recycled papers, they do not test on animals, all displays are made of bio-degradable materials, and the products themselves are made from natural, organic ingredients. I was surprised to see how chic this packaging is – think pink metallic with gold embellishments. Whip out your Josie Maran compact and no one will accuse you of looking like a hippie!
My absolute summer staple has been the Finger Paints – a collection of 4 shades of creamy multi-purpose colors. I love that they are paraben free, fragrance free, flavor free and even texture free (no stickiness!) I use the bronze color as an eye shadow, the bubble gum pink on cheeks or lips, the champagne my cheekbones and the pearly white on brow bones. They are easily layerable, mix well together and are neutral enough to work with all skintones. This chic compact is all you really need (and all you really want to wear) during the steamy summer.