Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil Review, Photos, Swatches

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant warm coral.” It’s a muted, medium coral with warm, reddish undertones and a glossy finish. NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is less warm-toned. NARS Salamanca (P, $26.00) is similar. NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is darker. Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is more shimmery. Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is brighter, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (For blush comparisons, look here.)

I picked this up during the sale a couple of weeks ago, because it was new and sounded interested. The formula is supposed to be hydrating and works as a tint for lips and cheeks. Josie Maran describes it as “natural-looking, never-greasy color.” As far as I’m concerned, this is only a lip product, because on cheeks, it feels oily, lightly tacky, doesn’t set or dry down, and slides around after five hours of wear. I found it difficult to wear with foundation, whether applied over or under, as the emollient texture makes applying foundation over it difficult, and applying it over foundation led to the foundation breaking down after two to three hours. I had the best results over bare skin, but they weren’t great results.

Though it felt greasy on the skin, it was comfortable to wear on the lips–very cushion-y, gel-like, and somewhat hydrating. The major downside is that as a lip product, it needs regularly reapplication as it doesn’t really leave a stain behind, and the color and glossiness wear off in two hours or less. I also found it gritty, and I don’t know why there was any grit element to it at all, but it was something I noticed when swatching both on skin, applied to cheeks, and on lips. It had a sweet, citrus-y scent and taste to it that I couldn’t really place but is there. It’s a real disappointment, because the price point is fantastic, and even better, it contains a lot of product.

Timeless Coral

PPermanent. $18.00.
C
C
6
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil
Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil (on lips: Josie Maran Always Cherry)

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder

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Teri R Avatar

I love this product! I picked up the pink and on my dry skin it works GREAT as cheek stain. Stays all day and is so natural looking. I do set it with a rice powder, but I can imagine if you have oily or even normal skin it might be too emollient. On my lips, it’s about my favorite product right now. It has healed my dry winter flakies. YAY! and the pink smells like orange cream-cycle – so yummy! I just wish the first ingredient was argan, not castor – that’s my only complaint. I want all the colors!

Judith Avatar

It’s not surprising that it doesn’t mix well with foundations since it’s oil-based. It would probably work better on a oil based foundation (like most cream foundations). It’s a bit weird that a consumer product would be oil based. I can see it more for pro products. The color is nice, but not unique.

CeliaV Avatar

Seems like it could work on dry skin, but no sense in exposing my combo skin to something so slippery. I was interested in checking this out, but I have plenty of great multiples that do as they promise and don’t require constant reapplication. Thanks, Christine! Hope some people have success with it!

meganlisa Avatar

I love this product on my cheeks but not lips (it absorbs too quickly on the lips…leaving not enough of anything behind…but is moisturizing. I have very dry skin…and reading the comments I wonder if that’s the trick…it works best on dry skin…. On me it absorbs totally and looks luminous. But I’m in dry and warm weather with skin that dries easily anyway.
Too bad it didn’t work better on you because it looks so pretty!

meganlisa Avatar

I got the pink…but then also got guava and am thinking of adding one more. My skin has been so parched after the winter here being so warm that I’ve been dumping oil on it. This product has soaked into my skin too and looks dewy! I could see it not absorbing so well for those less dry, but for me rehydrating my skin it’s been great.
I reapplied this after reading your review and it did absorb…including into my lips…the latter being my complaint…it hydrates them beautifully but the color doesn’t last. Maybe this product is best viewed as a combo color/skin care? Thanks for the review!

Ellie Avatar

I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels like that about this product. Previous reviews I read were all good, and I was starting to doubt myself. 😀

Roshini Avatar

I tried this in Endless Honey and I really liked it. I actually liked it more as a cheek product than as a lip product. As you said, it slides around on lips and you have to reapply, although it is hydrating.

As a blush I quite liked it. It gave me a really natural flush (similar to the new MUFE cream blushes) that lasts for 6-7 hours. However, I never tried it over foundation, only on bare skin or over BB cream. I don’t know it that makes a difference? I have oily, NC42 skin.

Aditi Avatar

I was so intrigued by this that I was getting this close to getting myself one – now I won’t have to! Thanks Christine, your reviews are always so informative and helpful!

Abby Avatar

These caught my eye the other day and ever since I have wishing I had picked one up. I think they would work well for my cheeks, especially because I have very dry skin. Thanks for the review!

Lauren Avatar

The Josie Maran national MUA was at my local Sephora and he gave me two great tips for the Always Cherry infinity Oil I’d already purchased: 1) layer it over the “matching” cheek gelee and then it will wear all day (I got 12 hrs!), and 2) use the Sephora Pro Flawless Airbrush brush, #56, to apply/buff the Infinity Oil. He said to either dot 2-3 dots of the Oil straight to the cheek then spread/buff with the brush or put some on the back of the hand and use the brush to pick it up and apply. Because the product is so loose, that dense brush really helps with precision. Meanwhile, I LOVE the Chanel cream blush and think it’s kind of genius, but I find that this looks more like a natural flush than the Chanel. It’s like Benetint, but a little more substantial, maybe?
Similarly, it works best when layered on the lips too. I put it over Bite Beauty’s High Pigment Stick (in Tannin for the reds), which I blot down, and I’m also mixing in some Fresh Lip Treatment in Passion for some SPF.

Coco Avatar

I was very interested in these too but after swatching one in Sephora I said “Nope, not for me”. Same issue, too emollient/oily for my normal skin and humid weather combo.

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