Review & Swatchfest: Josie Maran Set of Five Argan Color Stick

Josie Maran Set of Five Argan Color Stick

Josie Maran Set of Five Argan Color Stick
I'm no stranger to the Josie Maran Argan Color Sticks, but the formula seems like it just keeps getting better and better. My first foray into Maran's Argan Color Stick line was almost exactly a year ago with the shade Petal Pink (and the long standing staple in my highlight routine - Argan Luminizer). Back then, the consistency was similar to a NARS multiple - while it tugged slightly, it didn't disturb powder products you might have applied earlier. These color sticks are smoother, creamier, more moisturizing, glide on effortlessly, and are available in a set of 5 shades that are perfect for creating close to any lip and cheek combo you can imagine!

Pixi Dust is a sheer shimmering gold highlight that looks much more yellow in solid form. Glow is a pink with slightly chunky silver shimmer. Go Glam is a golden apricot. Rosey is a deeper rose with a brown undertone. Clear is exactly as it sounds and is great for overall conditioning (including dry knuckles, as I found out in testing). Each of these sticks promises a somewhat dewy finish, but is very hydrating due to the argan oil. I didn't find that any disturbed liquid or powder products I had previously applied. All sticks, even the shimmering Glow, have a very smooth consistency and applied evenly. Each of the sticks have a scent reminiscent of aroma therapy (or cough drop) and, while I find it enjoyable and relaxing, others have mentioned it has kept them from using it. 

As a lip color, these don't last long due to their balmy texture, but I found that they were hydrating and gave a nice, natural tint to the lips. As a cheek color, the pigment lasted a full 10 hour day and maintained a dewy finish throughout. Each stick contains .21 oz of product. While that might not seem like a lot, my initial Color Stick has lasted me to this day and you are not only getting 1, but 5! 

Josie Maran's Set of Five Argan Sticks is available exclusively from QVC for $39.86. Given that you are not only getting 5 cheek colors, but 5 lip colors as well, and all nourish and hydrate skin, I would say this is a great deal. If you don't mind the scent, I would say this set is great for those that love natural looking makeup and love a product that can multi-taks and moisturize!

Josie Maran Set of Five Argan Color Stick

Pixie Dust

Pixie Dust

Pixie Dust

Glow
Glow

Glow
Go Glam

Go Glam

Go Glam

Rosey

Rosey

Rosey

Clear

Clear

Clear


Go Glam is applied to the crease,  Glow is on the apples and blended slightly farther back, and Pixie Dust is placed on my cheek bones.


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