Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink Review

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink

Product purchased by IMBB

Hey IMBBians..

Hope all of you are doing well. I am also fine and enjoying weekend. I am happy to share my latest purchase from my favorite brand Josie Maran (on behalf of IMBB), though I am not much impressed with it but still it is very special as it is a gift from IMBB. Let me share my new lipstick from Josie Maran. It is not the best lip balm cum lipcolor I ever tried. I would probably skip it as my lips tend to become dry and scaly irrespective of intensive care and hence I need more nourishing and effective formula unlike this lipstick. Anyways, let’s start with the review.

Josie Maran ArganLove Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink

Price: $22 for 0.12 Oz, exclusive of shipping and taxes

Packaging: This delicate lipcolor aka lip balm comes in unique metallic bullet case with safety lock. Quite user friendly and travel friendly must say! I totally adore the idea of see through lip balm coated around actual lipcolor. It looks quite elegant and appealing at first sight. Moreover, it does not have a prominent fragrance hence a win win stuff for sensitive beauties as well.

Josie Maran Argan LoveYour Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink

My take on Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink:

I love josie maran cosmetics just like her skin care products but to my surprise this particular stuff is kind of exception as I feel it is too pricy for its worth. I was expecting it to be a hybrid lip balm infused with splash of color but sadly it is not the one. I mean it does impart color on my lips but it is way subtle to be expected from a lipstick and secondly I do not feel it effectively treats or hydrates my dry lips either. I picked this carnation pink shade which looks pretty graceful on my pale skin, it can make a great summery shade. Though it is way subtle and require several swipes to impart actual color pay off on my lips.

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick inPlayful Pink

However I totally adore its light weight texture on my lips, it smoothly slathers on my dry lips, imparting a soft pink sheen. I guess it is definitely not for pigmented lips due to its subtle color pay off. It might be tricky for dry and scaly lips as it tends to settle on dry patches and give a slight uneven finish. I always feel as if this formula simply adheres on my skin and never seeps down to provide its actual benefits somehow. I can only consider this formula in summers unlike winters when we all need thick and highly moisturizing products.

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstickin Playful Pink

The staying power is also decent and not very impressive, this particular shade manages to stay for flat 3-4 hours irrespective of meals and water/tea breaks. It does leave a subtle stain behind upon fading which looks pretty fine for another 1-2 hours. However, I feel like need of lip balm as soon as this shade vanishes from my lips. I feel I cannot rely on this lipstick alone to impart color pay off or hydration all day long. I had to use it in conjunction with other stuffs.

Josie Maran Argan Love Your LipsHydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink


Over all I feel it need a skip from everyone unless you are blessed with naturally soft, smooth and clean lips. I think for beauties who wish soft, subtle summery lipstick this can be good try! Otherwise, it seems an average product to me especially upon comparing it to my other lip products like bite beauty bb balm or lip tints.

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips HydratingLipstick in Playful Pink

Pros of Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink:

• Quite innovative formula infused with goodness of pure argan oil which claims to impart shine like a gloss, color like a lipstick and hydration like a balm
• It does decent job of hydrating my lips for good 3-4 hours
• Easy to work upon formula does not require any skills to use it
• It easily slides on my dry lips there by imparting soft subtle sheen with decent hydration
• It does what it claims to do so up to decent extent
• The playful pink shade is quite summery and subtle shade which manages to stay for good 3-4 hours irrespective of meal and water/tea break
• Thankfully the formula is paraben, phthalate and sulfates free
• Quite user friendly, travel friendly and appealing packaging

Josie Maran Argan Love YourLips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink

Cons of Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink:

• It tends to settle in my dry lip crevices and dry patches quite often
• I need several swipes to show actual color pay off on my lips even when my lip are not pigmented
• It is certainly a skip for pigmented lips
• I wonder it might be tricky in winters and drying summers for everyone
• The formula seems unique with that pure argan oil but we cannot deny load of chemicals listed in its formulation
• It does not heal nor treat dry/chapped lips
• This whole concept of imparting color like lipstick, gloss like shine and hydration was quite appealing if only it could have been actually experienced
• Staying power could have been better apart from hydration
• I always crave for lip balm as soon as the shade fades from my lips
• Even I don’t feel any extra boost of hydration after using this particular lipstick
• It seems so pricey for decent staying power and ordinary results

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in PlayfulPink

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink

I won’t prefer getting it again. I definitely know way better hybrid lip products which work like charm on my weird skin irrespective of season around. It is not my type of product neither in terms of formula nor in terms of pigmentation. If you have dry/chapped lips then skip it completely. Personally, it’s my last lipstick from this particular collection; I would give it 3.5/5.

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22 thoughts on “Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Playful Pink Review

    1. glad u liked it purvi.. *thankyou* *happydance* no doubt the packaging the look the txture is simply wow ezxcept rest.. 😛

  1. Great review Neetu. *clap* The shade looks absolutely smashing on you. Guess you can pull off any shade. *happydance* *woot*

    1. *thankyou* gal.. glad u all liked it n so happy to read lovely warm comments in my morning.. u all made my day.. *happydance* *happydance* *thankyou*

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