So after falling one love with Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow Rio De Rose Gold, I decided to order a mini Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Pink Escape. I figured for $15 it was worth giving a shot. I mean, you know-Blush Fiend and all. It’s like my job, right? TEST ALL THE BLUSH.
When Sephora sells a mini, they’re not joking people. Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée is TINY.
But I didn’t like the thought of jamming my finger into the pot because I could just see the stuff getting caught under my nails. And who needs that kind of messy blush business, right? BLUSH BELONGS ON THE CHEEKZ NOT UNDER NAILS. Luckily I have a MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush that’s perfect for this kind of teeny, tiny blush. And by this kind of blush, I mean a gel stain. Because that’s what it is! I wouldn’t call this a cream blush at all. You can see what I mean by the Swatchy Time!
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée gives a sheer wash of colour, with a translucent sheen. It’s not sticky at all though like some gel stains can be. Since it’s made with 50% pure coconut water, it’s cooling and hydrating. And feels GOOD.
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée is really pigmented too! I dip my brush in and dab onto my hand before heading to the cheeks otherwise hello crazy lady blushed cheeks! It’s a buildable, blendable blush that you can quite easily overdo. If it looks like too much blush, then I just go over my cheeks a bit with my beauty blender that I used for my foundation and that fixes it right up.
But I have to say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It looks so natural! And man, it lasts all day long, and yup-even stains your cheeks a bit which I love. I like it better than the Becca Beach Tints and the Benefit Cheek Stains. Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Pink Escape is the best cheek stain I’ve tried and yup! I’ll be getting another one! The one called Honeymoon Honey is a brown one, and that sounds like nothing I have in my collection that’s for sure! Must try!
I was so late hopping on the blush train for this one and now regret it totally! Have you tried one of these? What shade?