The Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows have been on my wishlist for a long time. These shadows are like no other. They are very watery, yet have an intense, metallic pigmentation. Best of all, they are cruelty-free and vegan! The ingredients are natural, too.
It has two layers: one layer of coconut water, and one layer of Argan-infused pigments, which you shake together before use. This formula claims to make eyelids feel smoother and more hydrated. I know this feature will be helpful in the wintertime, when the skin on my eyelids tends to be drier.
So on my last trip to Sephora, I kept an eye out for these shadows. There are six different colors. I wanted to try “rio de rose gold,” but unfortunately, this shade was out of stock. Instead, I purchased “playa del pink,” which is a light, pinky-toned champagne. The swatch is so beautiful!
I really like the packaging. The applicator is easy to use and control. I just shake the bottle, unscrew the top, and dab it all over my lid. Then, I blend it into the crease and corner with my finger.
However, once I blend it out, it loses its intensity and becomes sheer, which is a bit disappointing. I will experiment with applying more, or maybe only blending out the crease to preserve the color.
On its own, the shadow creased after a few hours. But worn over Urban Decay primer potion, there was no creasing. It also pairs well with powder eyeshadows. I tried it underneath the lid shade from Wet n Wild’s “Walking on Eggshells” trio, and they looked very beautiful together.
Overall, I highly recommend the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows. They are so beautiful and highly versatile, so they can be worn with a variety of different powder shadows to create many unique looks. At the same time, they are very quick and easy to use. The formula feels fresh and light on the lids, making them perfect for light makeup days.
And best of all, no one was harmed in the making of these shadows, so you can wear them with confidence! If you end up trying them, I would love to know what you think!