Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow
I’m relatively new to the Josie Maran color range, although I have been a fan of Josie’s for many years. In fact (*tangent alert!*), Josie Maran was the first legitimately famous person that ever followed me back on Twitter. This was back in the day before she launched her eponymous beauty range. I was, in a word, starstruck.

Fast forward several years later, and she has grown a hugely successful company, pioneered the use of Argan oil (now a household term), and she’s brought out a makeup line. What a woman! 

I decided to try out her Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows after being madly in love with the swatches I’ve seen on YouTube (Ashley, I blame you!). I bought no less than four shadows (there are a total of 6 in the range). These are simply stunning. Hydrating with real coconut water, argan-infused pigments mix to create a metallic sheen unlike any other. 

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow

Above, from left: Bora Bora Bronze, Rio de Rose Gold, Playa del Pink, Beach Sand. All wearable, all blendable with a brush or, even better, your fingers.

These settle naturally due to the pigments-in-water formulation. I found the most frustrating thing to be that the metal ball that’s meant to agitate and re-suspend the pigments gets caught deep in the pigment “sand” itself, so it can be really tough to get these fully mixed.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow

Playa del Pink is naturally the most sheer of the shadows I bought. The other colors in the range include a vivid purple and vivid forest green.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow

Above: the products come in boxes and are not fully assembled. You’ll need to shake-shake-shake (and shake some more), then unscrew the black lid and plop in the doe-foot applicator. The handle on top is just for show: it’s not a microdropper.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow

All in all, I’m in love with the range. I do wish they were easier to resuspend, but I’ll happily deal with that in return for the amazing color payoff, shine, and longevity these hydrating eyeshadows provide. I haven’t tried these with an eyeshadow primer, but I didn’t find I needed one anyway.

What are your thoughts on these gorgeous beauts?

Purchase Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow for $18 at Sephora.

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  1. Alicia Arkell
    10.29.2014 / 9:04 pm

    put ’em on your eyes! I wanna see those beauts in action!!

    • 10.29.2014 / 9:18 pm

      If you check out my YouTube channel in about 6 minutes, you’ll see it in action! Newest video going live has me wearing “Rio de Rose Gold”!

  2. plsmith2691
    10.29.2014 / 9:40 pm

    These are all so pretty! I’m surprised you didn’t already have the Rio de Rose Gold since you love rose gold so much!
    Pam | Pam’s Life

    • 10.30.2014 / 3:38 am

      They are even nicer than nice!

  3. 10.30.2014 / 12:40 am

    These are so pretty…glad I saw you post, I’d typically run from a liquid shadow!

  4. Akaleistar
    10.30.2014 / 1:21 am

    The colors are gorgeous!

  5. 10.30.2014 / 1:07 pm

    Love the shine and pigmentation, but I am not sure if they might be a bit too much! I guess I’ll just have to try and see 😉
    Kristina, on the third picture, what are those peachy swatches? They look like an awesome colour for lip/blush! x

    Sophia |

  6. 11.07.2014 / 4:06 pm

    These colors look absolutely GORGEOUS!

  7. 11.10.2014 / 6:00 pm

    These are soooooooo gorgeous! The metallic shine is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. I first saw these beauties in action in one of Alison Anderson’s makeup tutorials and I was sold! I definitely have to try them. I think the “Rio de Rose Gold” has got to be my favorite of them all.

  8. 11.17.2014 / 7:54 am

    Really nice collection

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