I wasn’t completely sold on Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee Blush when I was testing it. But the more I tested this little gel blush the more I started to love it.
These are an interesting formula that’s one part gel, one part stain, and all glowing color. I thought they might be a product similar to Korres Cheek Butter which I disliked due to the dewy finish but actually they turned into something FAR, far bettter.
Take a peek!
Coral Oasis, Poppy Paradise, Pink Escape
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee ($22) are available in six shade selections and possibly one of the best Summer blush purchases I’ve made lately. Each blush comes in a tiny 0.18 oz pot and really they do indeed look like jelly!
Don’t let the appearance deceive you as they do not have a jelly texture and they are quite firm to the touch. In my photos below they did bleed a little as they were delivered on a rather hot day but no worries they didn’t melt or go soft.
They market these as fourteen hours of color and hydration as the blush is made up of 50% coconut water and Vitamin E rich argan oil. I gotta say for something that contains so much moisture I didn’t feel like they were dewy or watery or really hydrating at all. This doesn’t mean they didn’t apply and blend easily but the entire “moisture packed” formula just wasn’t exactly doing it for me. They do not smell like coconut if you were wondering. They are actually fragrance-free and do not have any flavor as I did indeed try them on lips as well but I dislike them on lips so stick to cheek application imho!
Outside of that the product is simply amazing. They apply very easily by merely dipping a finger in and blending out on cheeks. Color is so natural you’d swear you were blushing or that this was your natural glow. They look more like a stain once you apply and the finish is smooth and perfect. The color doesn’t adhere to drier areas or accentuate pores. It feels like I’m applying cheek stain really. You can’t over do these in the least as the color is natural no matter how much you apply. They feel very refreshing and cool as well.
Now the color is incredible as it lasts as long as a stain would. You can get a solid twelve hours wear from these in cooler or warmer more humid weather. I even took a swim and the color remained completely strong without fading or wearing away.
Needless to say these get a big Muse Approval from me.
Natural color with a solid, firm gel texture which applies and wears like a cheek stain is a plus for me! I will say I disliked that they stained my fingers during application but aside from that it’s all goodness!
They are available now at Sephora and Sephora.com
Try one, try them all, I know you’re going to love ’em!