Sunday, January 19, 2014

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Spirited Red

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipsticks ($22; combine the moisturizing formula of a lip balm, pigment of a lipstick and the shine of a gloss. The lipstick core is surrounded by a transparent veil of moisture that helps with hydration. *Press Sample

Although a balmy lipstick, I feel like the color does get a bit patchy when applying it straight from the tube. But then, using a lip brush to get the color from the core of the lipstick, beats the purpose. So, I apply it straight from the tube and then even things out using my fingers or a lip brush. Spirited Red is quite pigmented - its perfectly described as a cherry red. I like the color better when its sheered out, but if you prefer a pop of color, Spirited Red is just the perfect red for that. The finish is quite glossy and wears down to a light stain after about 2-3 hours. I din't find the formula particularly drying, but neither was it super moisturizing. Overall, its a nice lipstick that works with a little bit of work here and there to even things out. The color range seems really good too! These are also formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Pthalates.

Josie Maran Spirited Red - only a sheer wash.

Have you tried any of the Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Argan Hydrating Lipstick?