Jul 15, 2013

Makeup Crush Monday: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée

"Holy mother sweet baby Jesus. Get one of these if you're feeling so inclined...Best gel blush I may have ever tried." Those are the exact words I texted my best friend after using Josie Maran's Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée for the first time. There was a picture included in the message in case you're wondering why I didn't reference the product by name.

The cheek "gelée" is a great, multi-tasking product that is Josie Maran's solution to summer makeup issues caused by heat, sweat and oil. It claims to last for up to 14 hours, and while my day does not last that long, I can attest to the fact that it holds up for a good eight hours.  Also a plus, it's 50% coconut water gel composition ensures that this product won't adhere to any dry patches or blemishes.
Barely there, but so pretty!
My shade of choice is Getaway Red because 1) I usually don't go for red and 2) it provides a flawless wash of color that doesn't overwhelm my face (I usually use it on my lips simultaneously).  However, if Getaway Red doesn't do it for you, you can go for Poppy Paradise, Honeymoon Honey, Pink Escape, Coral Oasis or Berry Bliss.  There is definitely a shade for everyone.

At $22 a pop at Sephora, this product is a steal in my opinion.  I would have paid $40 for one of these (Shhhh... don't tell Josie that!).

Have you tried the cheek gelées?  I think Josie Maran hit the nail on the head with this one!


  1. You're beauty tips and knowledge is so refreshing. I will definitely be trying this cheek gelee out!

    1. Thanks Tay! Let me know if you like it:)

  2. Hi Addison. Wow, sounds like a great product. The cheek stains I've tried have been too drying to use on my lips, but it sounds like this Josie Maran formula might be one that I can really use as a lip colour as well as a cheek stain. I have a red stain, so I'll check out the other shades you mentioned. Thanks for the heads up!

    1. I hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks for reading:)


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