Review & Swatches: Josie Maran Argan Powder Palettes8:59 PM
So a couple months ago I got a message on Youtube from supposedly Josie Maran (you know, the model and owner of the cosmetics line of the same name) which I was slightly hesitant about. She said she was a fan of my videos, but seeing as there are many PR companies out there that may scour youtube for young gurus to pimp their products, I had to ask if it was actually her! When a PR rep actually e-mailed me in following up, I asked straight up if it was THE Josie Maran and to my surprise they actually said it was indeed her who had messaged me.
^_______________^ Hehehehe. Please excuse me while I have a short fit of giggles.
Say what you want about companies being all about the money; I still respect a company owner who would go out of her way to be personal in messaging people like that! I've been a fan of Josie ever since her modeling days so I am very much humbled that she would write to me.
Anyway, the e-mail from her PR "people" asked if I would like to choose a few things to review and I heartily agreed. I will go over some of the other items I tried in the future but today I want to share with you my favorites of the bunch, two all-in-one powder palettes.
The My Favorite Argan Powders palette was actually the very first thing I picked out from her whole product line. I had only read positive things about this palette from Makeup Alley, so I wanted to see for myself if it lived up to the rating. I love the ease of a palette but I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to multi-use palettes because it seems like there is always a fail or five folded into the package. Thankfully, this was not the case with this palette.
Second up is the Natural Wonder Argan Powder Palette which I was drawn to for the gorgeous-looking shadow colors. They look so happy and vibrant in the packaging and I was really hoping for a lot of color payoff.
The teal is quite pretty and very smooth but definitely not as pigmented in 1 swipe as I expected. The gold is perfect for inner corners, but again, not at all right for the brow bone. The copper here is very nice and is warmer than on the neutral palette. The blushes, the left one especially, is very vibrant and more suited for those with warmer complexions but all 3 are nice.
If you were curious about these palettes then definitely check them out because you will NOT be disappointed. The neutral one especially is a big winner and stands out among the rest of my makeup collection which, I'm not gonna lie, is not an easy thing to do. It's just so easy when everything you need is right there and everything in the palette is high quality, all natural, and chemical free.
Anyway, as I said I do plan on doing a video including these... Maybe my very first "favorites" video? I've been toying with the idea of doing monthly favs since I find those videos super informative and helpful from others. What do you guys think? Favorites? Hits and Misses? Let me know in the comments what you prefer. :)
Disclaimer: Items in this post were sent to me for consideration by the company's PR. As always, these are my 100% honest opinions.