Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminating Veil Review

I’ve been using the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminating Veil from my Glossybox Limited Edition Pink Diamond Box and it’s a great illuminator that’s Vegan, cruelty free, fragrance free, Paraben and organic.

What’s to love?

If you’re looking for a highlighting veil that’s not over glittery this just might work for you. I was thrilled to have finally found a highlighter that doesn’t dry out my skin (it has Argan oil) and gives me a nice glow without the glitter. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good shimmer but sometimes I just want some glow.

It is “infused with madonna lily and poet’s narcissus to help brighten” which it does for me. It has very tiny sparkles that gives my skin a nice champagne glow. It looks pretty up close and from a distance.

I actually use a light sweep this powder on my entire face and do no get any creasing or caking. It does have a “barely there” feeling which I like on my light make-up days. It is a bit more powdery than creamy but not at all chalky and it is buildable. It also has decent lasting power, I usually touch up every 3-4 hours.

Overall I’m very happy with this product.

Retail Price: $30

Also be sure to check out my video of the Glossybox Pink Diamond Box with the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminating Veil.

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Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask in Vanilla Apricot Review

I got a sample of the Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask in Vanilla Apricot in my August Ipsy bag.

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What’s to love?

This mask is the perfect color for Fall! It looks very orange and the smell reminds me of the St. Ives Apricot Scrub that I used when I was in my twenties and aside from looking like an Oompa Loompa I give this one a 9 out of 10.

I’d say this is a basic clay face mask that dries fairly quickly.  I left it on my face for 5 minutes and washed off with a warm wash cloth. My skin felt soft after removing but the skin around my eyes felt just a little dry. I would have liked a little more moisture in the mask. My pores did seem a little bit smaller too. I’m wondering what age group this mask is targeted for.

The masks are “formualted with 100% Pure Argan oil” and are free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates which is nice.

I don’t think you can buy this mask as a single item which is interesting. It’s part of a 5-pack whipped mud mask set and I think I might like the Sweet Basil Mint better than the Apricot mask. I wish you could buy one scent at a time.

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