Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Peek Inside Josie Maran's Purse

   Josie Maran’s resume makes us want to pull up the covers and go back to bed. This model-actress/cosmetic line creator/activist is constantly adding new titles to her name. Maran, 31, a cover girl and eco-goddess, grew up in Northern California, the daughter of a natural beauty of a mom who never wore a stitch of makeup. After steady work as the face of Maybelline for over 10 years and after logging several hundred hours in the makeup chair, she created her own line and made green-living synonymous with gorgeous. Her eponymous eco-chic cosmetic line, Josie Maran Cosmetics, is chock-full of organic and gentle ingredients (including avocado, coconut, beeswax, and shea butter), and special formulas that allow them to look and feel just like high-end luxe brands.

How does Josie, who works tirelessly but never fails to look fresh-faced, do it? We asked her to rummage around in her makeup bag and spill the beans. Read on for her model-makeup secrets.

Brand: Josie Maran
Product: Argan Oil
Price: $14

Josie Maran Argan Oil with Bonus Color Stick
Josie Maran Argan Oil with Bonus Color Stick
What is it: This is the signature product that all other Josie Maran products are based on--100% pure organic argan oil from Morocco. Also included is a bonus Rosey color stick for your lips and cheeks. Who is it for: Anyone who wants to reduce dry skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It makes your skin feel velvety smooth. Why is it different: The argan oil is pure and organic with no chemicals and no fillers. Your skin knows what to do with it because it has one ingredient. It's also high in essential fatty acids. How do I use it: Put a few drops in your hands. Rub them together and pat onto your face, neck, hair, and everywhere. Use the Rosey color stick on your lips and your cheeks and rub to blend in. From Josie Maran. Includes:

Brand: Clarisonic
Product: Skin Care Brush
Price: $195

Clarisonic Facial Cleansing System
Clarisonic Facial Cleansing System
What is it: Sonic skin cleansing. Sonic technology first changed the way we clean our teeth--now it's changing how we cleanse our skin! This cleansing method is so gentle and effective, it is used and recommended by leading spas and dermatologists. Who is it for: All skin types. Why is it different: This sonic micro-massage gently cleans pores--loosening dirt, makeup and oil as it reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles. It's proven to remove six times more dirt, sebum, and makeup than traditional, superficial cleansing, allowing your serums and moisturizers to absorb better. Skin is left soft, pampered, radiant, and younger looking--without harsh abrasion or chemicals. It's so gentle, you can use it twice daily. You can also use it on your face, decollete, and body, if desired. How do I use it: Use for one minute twice a day, every day. It's waterproof, so you can even use it in the shower or tub. Pair it with any non-abrasive cleanser. Prior to first use, charge unit for 24 hours. Remove eye makeup. Wet your face with warm water and apply cleanser. Wet the Clarisonic brush head with warm water, press the power button, and gently move the brush in circular movements across the face. It is recommended that you use the brush for 20 seconds on the forehead, 20 seconds on the nose and mouth, and 10 seconds on each cheek. When you are finished, rinse the brush and place back in the charger. From Clarisonic.

Brand: Lulu Organics
Product: Hair Powder
Price: $9.50

Brand: Shu Uemura
Product: Eyelash Curler
Price: $19

Brand: Josie Maran
Product: Protect Daily Sun Protection Argan Oil Infused SPF 40+
Price: $32

Brand: EcoTools
Product: 5-piece Brush Set

Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set
Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set
This earth-friendly brush set includes 5 essential makeup brushes made with bamboo handles, synthetic Taklon bristles and a ferule made from recycled aluminum.

Price: $10.99

Brand: Josie Maran
Product: Argan Bear Naked Wipes
Price: $12

Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes 30 Wipes

Brand: Duchess Marden
Product: Damascena Pure Rose Water
Price: $25

Brand: Josie Maran
Product: Argan Tinted Moisturizer
Price: $38
Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer w/Full CoverageConceal
Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer w/Full CoverageConceal
Some days you need a little, some days you need a lot. Whatever coverage your skin requires, the lightweight formulas in this set--both infused with nourishing, organic argan oil--deliver a natural, flawless finish. The tinted moisturizer is a sheer, SPF 30 foundation, while the full-coverage concealer helps hide dark circles, redness, sunspots, and uneven skin tone. From Josie Maran. Includes:

Brand: Josie Maran
Product: GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara
Price: $22

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