Monday, December 6, 2010

Josie Maran Holiday Look & Palette Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm finally back with another video!  Sorry for the delay.  I was getting over a virus and busy with school, work and the holidays.  This is a holiday tutorial featuring the Josie Maran Eye Love You Palette as well as Brush Lab brushes.  FYI Maran is pronounced Mer-In, lol, I said it wrong a few times.  I actually wore this look for Thanksgiving.  You'll definitely want to check out this post to see a Holiday look that will work all year long, as well as a chance to win one of 3 amazing Josie Maran Eyeshadow Palettes!


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In this video, I also feature a new line of makeup brushes from www.brushlab.com  I'll make sure to review these super cool, modern brushes soon in an upcoming post.
My tutorial features Josie Maran's Eye Love You Palette.  I'm a sucker for anything in palettes, especially eye shadows.  I've featured Josie Maran products in the past, and I've found them to be extremely high quality and the ingredients are pretty amazing.  This palette is no exception.  The Eye Love You Palette was developed to take you from day to night with a variety of colors that suit all complexions.  Though some of the colors are light, they all have a warm shimmer which makes them even appropriate for darker complexions.

The palette is slim and compact but also comes with a huge mirror that's perfect for travel.  I love how the colors aren't overly shimmery...rather they're more of a satin or matte with a bit of shine.  The shadows are also infused with Josie Maran's signature Argan Oil which makes them soft and super buttery - the color is pigmented and super easy to blend.

In this palette you get:
Radiance - soft white pearl shade with a golden shimmer
Crown - soft sky grey with peachy luster
Champagne - champagne pink shimmer
Cabernet - deep purplish wine with a soft gold luster
Feather - pink, grapefruit shade with a sparkling gold shimmer
Adorn - light grape shade with a hint of baby pink
Royal - midnight bluish black with a soft indigo shimmer
Cloak - pitch black, matte midnight with peekaboo silver glitter

This palette retails for $42 at www.josiemarancosmetics.com and you can also find it at www.sephora.com



Here's What I Used:

EYES
steelo eyeshadow base in medium
Tarte Emphaseyes Brow Pencil & Smashbox Brow Powder
Josie Maran Eye Love You Palette
NYX Skinny Marker Liquid Liner
Sonia Kashuk Glam Lashes


FACE
Cover FX Big Cover Kit
MAC Blunt Blush as contour
Palladio Baked Blush in Choc-Au-Lait
NYC Bronzer in Gold

LIPS
Bobbi Brown Lip Sheer in Natural Beige
NYX Megashine Lipgloss in Smokey Look

The final look!


You can find Josie Maran products at www.josiemarancosmetics.com/

You can find these brushes at www.brushlab.com

You can find coverfx at www.coverfx.com

GIVEAWAY TIME! GIVEAWAY TIME! GIVEAWAY TIME! GIVEAWAY TIME!GIVEAWAY TIME!
Thanks to my friends at Josie Maran, I am giving away three of the amazing Eye Love You Eyeshadow Palettes.  Here's how to win!
  • Open to US readers only
  • Three chances to win:  through Blog, Twitter, and YouTube
  • To win on YouTube - make sure to subscribe, leave a comment on the video with an interesting fact that you found on the Josie Maran Cosmetics website.
  • To win on this blog - make sure to follow, leave a comment on this post with an interesting fact that you found on the Josie Maran Cosmetics website
  • To win on twitter - make sure to follow me, Josie Maran, and retweet my contest tweet.  If you follow me, I'll give you all a heads up of the twitter giveaway that will happen during the day time hours sometimes this week
  • Comments of "enter me" will not count
  • Winners will be chosen at random
Good luck!  Winners will be announced next Monday :)


FTC Disclosure:  Josie Maran Palette and Brush Lab Brushes provided for review.  I am not affiliated
with this company and not paid to write this review.

71 comments:

Supriya said...

I love cream bluhes and the blush sticks look so much fun!!!

Prettynelly1 said...

Josie Maran Cosmetics print only when necessary and using recycled paper and eco-friendly products in their day-to-day operations.

audgepodge said...

I thought it was interesting that even their display materials are made of sustainable materials.

Linda said...

The great thing about her makeup is that she uses 100% natural and organic ingredients.

LaDonna said...

Josie Maran's Argam Primer Mist has sea fennel stem cells in it which stimulate new cell growth and are natural!

Maggie said...

I love that they use organic argan oil in their products, because it not only helps my skin and the environment, but also benefits female cooperatives in Morocco.

Jia said...

You can get 100% Organic Argan Oil at Josie Maran Cosmetics.

lclLuv said...

I love the fact she uses 100% natural and organic materials... i like natural

lclLuv said...

I love the fact she uses 100% natural and organic materials... i like natural

Just said...

I was surprised to find out that a lot of the Josie Maran products use compostable packaging! That's awesome. :)

Drea J. said...

I never really knew everything argan oil could be used for! I really like that they've produced a safe & steady work place for the women to be.

Tahnee said...

Josie Maran was the international spokes model for Maybelline for ten years!

Bratz Doll. said...

I Love That Josie Maran Make-Up Is Completely Natural & Made Out Of Earth Friendly Ingredients.

xoxo2319 said...

Josie Maran products are very earth friendly which is so amazing!

D_ligthtful said...

I thought this was good:
"Recycle: All Josie Maran products are packaged in glass, aluminum, plastic or paper and can be recycled. The outer carton is a 30% post consumer waste product."

MissPukku said...

I like that their problem are entirely paraben free!! =)

momi-madeup said...

I love that all her packaging is recyclable :)

momi-madeup said...

I love that all her packaging is recyclable :)

Bozondorky said...

I like that Josie Marin cosmetics teamed up with The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics,so that they can make up without using toxins. I didn't realize that their were so much in make up products! Yikes! Makes me think twice about other make up products.

windiivang said...

Argan Oil is an all-natural, 100% organic, chemical-free beauty marvel that really works....

Brigette said...

What I thought was interesting was that their company has "a meaningful commitment to eliminate carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins from personal care products." :)

MD said...

It's very interesting that someone famous actually cares for good eco friendly products! She uses 100% pure argain oil in her makeup! Sounds great

MORENA said...

1 hour ago

Josie Maran's cosmetic is 100% organic which is perfect for daily use

cindycs said...

Josie Maran Cosmetics print only when necessary and using recycled paper and eco-friendly products in their day-to-day operations.

Miss Dress Up said...

It's interesting that Josie started off with the "make up is not pretty" mind set and is now where she is. Very cool!

Becky said...

Josie Maran Cosmetics print only when necessary and using recycled paper and eco-friendly products in their day-to-day operations.

Francesca Danielle said...

I have Josie Maran's Tinted Moisturizer - it's s beautiful product and I love that it comes in two very pretty shades for women of color, like me! I'm now anxious to try her new foundation! Oh yeah, and did you know that when you purchase her Bear Naked Wipes, that a portion of the product sales help in protecting polar bears[they're endangered]. Very cool! :)

truongn.nguyen said...

The packaging was very cute !!

SiSi said...

Cute look! :]

One thing I found interesting from the Josie Maran website is her stuff are 100% natural. Gotta love the eco-friendly stuff :]

"pure and gentle, that contain no toxins or ingredients that damage the planet"

Thanks for the chance to win, I'm already a follower of your blog ^_^

http://www.sisisparkles.blogspot.com

Diana said...

100% organic and natural ingredients! :)
-hollisterrox0

CHEECHUN™ said...

i find it very appealing that josie maran products are vegan and earth-friendly and use earth's natural derivatives to create their products. and the argan oil still boggles my mind (;

audelia said...

I find it very appealing that josie maran products are vegan and earth-friendly and use earth's natural derivatives to create their products.

cleung341 said...

The one thing that I found interesting was that all the packaging from her cosmetics are 100% recyclable.

Lorie said...

I'm sold on the Argan oil! Not only does Josie's website say it will do wonders for your skin, but the production of Argan oil helped establish female co-ops. Girl power!

Elise said...

josie maran was actual a top model who learned about using makeup from the best, and knew what works best and what to avoid for makeup.

VitaminCindy said...

Found out there are so many benefits in using argan oils. I first thought it was just for hair, but you can use it for your skin! :)

Qweeen_shawtyy said...

I really want to try out the Argan Tinted Moisturizer.

Tati Abaurre said...

I think it's awesome that the products are vegan and cruelty free :)

MichelleMyBell said...

I Love that Josie Maran is a supermodel that wanted to make eco-friendly but sophisticated makeup products!

Kelsey said...

This looks so pretty on you I want to try this look out and you have such nice skin.. I'm jealous!!

Argan oil is my favorite so I'm happy to see that they use that but you already pointed that out in your vid. I also love that they don't test on animals.

Ms.Pretty Makeup said...

I love the fact that their Vegan Products are PETA approved!! My doggy just passed away & he was more like my child!

SweetMELodyz08 said...

I love how the eyeshadows, lipstick and lipglosses are infused with Argan oil, I have extremely sensitive and dry skin. This brand is definitely right up my alley.

Julia said...

I love that a large portion of her brand is vegan. It makes it very easy to buy gifts for friends who are vegans.

dwilliams4905 said...

So it's pretty obvious that JM Cosmetics are environmentally safe and heath concious regarding products and packaging. For some odd reason I always felt going ECO friendlly could equal going broke. In reality you get sooo much back... environmentally, financially and health wise. While reading up on her products I learned that naturally-derived stem cells taken from sea fennel fights signs of aging and improves skin tone :) A plus for me since I'm a young but aging beauty!

SN: The website has a typo in the description of the Argan Primer Mist product. "isan" should be two words. :) #imjustsayin' :)

L!ddy said...

Never seen this brand... the colors are lovely!

Sara said...

I bought a Josie Maran eyeshadow in Smoke, and LOVED it, but I'd really like to try more of her products. Not easy when I'm supposed to be cutting back on spending!

I'm a follower on Twitter, and I subscribed to the blog, too. :)

The fact that I learned was that regular makeup remover wipes aren't necessarily environmentally friendly. I had no idea about that until I was looking at the product information for the Bear Naked wipes! Definitely something to consider for someone like me who goes through a lot of those things.

Maya said...

A lot of their products are vegan, which is great because I really don't like using products that have animal-derived ingredients. You'd be surprised how much of the stuff we put on our face and bodies comes from a cow!

stacyZ said...

I adore that the packages are biodegradable so just throw them in the compost bin (well for quite a few of them!)

jalapena said...

I'm all about the josie maran right now. I was happy to see on her site that her packaging is made from recycled goods. Awesome. I'd love to win this pretty palette. XO Heidi

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Booking Info/ Portfolio said...

I use a lot of Josie Maran lip products because they are all natural. These shadows look really pigmented. Love it! Plus it's all natural.

Tiff said...

I love that Jose Maran is such a socially conscious company that tries to make products that are healthy, reduce waste, and gives to other people. I think one of the most noteworthy things it its partnership with the City of Hope to donate mascaras for each mascara purchased to cancer survivors/patients in their Get One Give One (GOGO) beauty campaign.

Leiris said...

Josie used to be the international spokeswoman for Maybelline, and she took the knowledge she gained from that experience and started her own company.

hellovanillasnow said...

I'm super impressed with the fact that she works with Global Green to support their new Green Schools for Southern California Initiative. I always have a lot of respect for companies who fulfill their corporate social responsibilities.

Lisa G said...

I just recenty tried my first product from Josie Maran's line. I bought the 100% Argan Oil and LOVE IT! You can add it to EVERYTHING and has no scent so if you add it to your favorite scented lotion, it does not change the scent. I read on Josie Maran Cosmetics website about the GOGO project. I am so impressed with her company using their power to help others!

SuperPrincess JO said...

I liked the fact that they are suitable for all skin types as they are made of natural organic products like sea fennel that stimulates multiplying cells and generating new cells and gives you fresh new skin with time.
luv
SuperprincessJO

Syeda said...

All Josie Maran products are packaged in glass, aluminum, plastic or paper and can be recycled. The outer carton is a 30% post consumer waste product.

Chibu74 said...

I like the fact that they care about and protect the environment.

Also they use 100% Organic Argan Oil.

MMM said...

Paraben free products that still have the quality and richness of other non-conscience brands.

MIZZTIEN said...

One interesting thing that I learned about argan oil is that not only is it good for your skin but you can use it in food too! It's healthy for both your skin and your body to consume. I definitely want to try.

TrailerHood Chic said...

I love how her packaging is not only beautiful, but biodegradable.

Lisa said...

I found it interesting that all of JM's packaging is made of glass, aluminum, plastic or paper so it can all be recycled.

PrettyAd0rkable said...

Not Only are her products organic but im a very big fan of her GOGO mascara. Its cool because Josie Maran Cosmetics donate a mascara to a "City of Hope" cancer patient or survivor and $1 from each GOGO mascara sold will be donated to City of Hope's research, treatment, and education of women's cancers. This means alot to me because my big sister is a cancer survior.

aclearcutsign said...

I think it's great that the biodegradable packaging can be thrown into compost.

Believe and Succeed said...

Josie is not only environmentally conscience, she is charitable. Gogo mascaras-get one an done is given to a woman w cancer/survivor.

fashuneesta said...

Josie Maran's Argam Primer Mist includes sea fennel stem cells, which makes nails grow faster!

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Jauwan said...

I love the theme Luxury with a conscience and the fact that she really stands by it.

adendyut said...

i love all natural

adendyut said...

Creme blush would be great for winter.
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LiveLoveFASHION said...

didn't know what Argan Oil was and why was it so important because he used it in his products. But I found on his website that it is >>>>Commonly referred to as "liquid gold" or "The Gold of Morocco", Argan Oil is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids.<<< Vitamin E is very important to me

jenks0613 said...

i like the fact that they dont use parabens or phthalates