May 27, 2015

Tried & True: Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip Stain + Argan Color Stick

We recently received a Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip Stain with Argan Color Stick in a local fashion event goodie bag and were excited to try out the newly-released product from the Northern California-born model’s cosmetics line.

Fans of companies with Bay Area roots that we are, we’re happy to report that we can easily recommend this dual product, which stains lips with a bright, berry hue on one side and moisturizes with an Argan oil-infused gloss stick on the other. The color stain goes on smoothly, not to mention precisely, thanks to an applicator that looks and feels pretty much exactly like a magic marker. The gloss stick adds a subtle sheen and layer of color to the finish and keeps the overall result from being too matte and intense, though you could certainly skip the gloss for a more dramatic look.

Part of the line’s new offerings for summer 2011, the lip stain retails for $21.

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 Full disclosure: samples were gifted to us for use in this post. Though we don’t think that biases our judgment, we think it’s only good, fair reporting to let you know.