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Stocking stuffer for a beauty maven: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine

Updated on November 22, 2015

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine in Getaway Red

Color and gloss in one convenient wand -- like magic!

Josie Maran was a supermodel who learned a beauty secret during one of her photo shoots in France. An elderly lady appeared not so much and Maran asked her for some tips. The lady replied, "Argan oil!" and eventually, an empire was born.

Argan oil comes from a rare tree that grows best/pretty much exclusively in Morocco. The oil is rich, but doesn't feel greasy. Maran uses 100% organic argan oil in her line, sustainably harvested by women co-ops.

Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine is a modern product that addresses several lip cosmetic needs. In the past, companies who put out "long lasting" lip color were selling plasticized lip makeups that dried lips and would crack and peel like latex paint. Not cute! Maran's new cosmetic has a stain that has an accurate brush on one end and a gloss applied with a doe-foot applicator on the other hand.

I tried Getaway Red color, a deep blue-red stain on one end and a blue-pink watermelon colored gloss on the other. The colors read bluer than their containers, so keep this in mind when choosing a shade.

The stain isn't drying at all, which is a rare quality. It's said to be able to stay on 14 hours; definitely use a good makeup remover to get it off. The gloss has a balm sheerness and consistency: not sticky, but certainly rich. It stays on pretty well, too, but can be wiped off with a napkin.

The combination of coconut water and argan oil is said to be extra hydrating for lips.

This little wand would be a pretty little surprise in a Christmas stocking!

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