Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Playa Del Pink

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow

Cream eyeshadow past the age of 40 typically isn’t a good idea. Any bags or wrinkles are not only highlighted, they are amplified!  However, Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow ($18) is an exception to the rule.

This creamy eyeshadow comes in a little glass jar.  Initially, you see the Argan-infused pigment resting on the bottom underneath coconut water. Shake it up, and the beautiful gleaming shade appears. Josie Maran recently sent me the Playa Del Pink shade to test and it is stunning.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows

The Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow is definitely not a powder, not exactly a cream, not quite a gel…it has a feel and texture all its own. It applies quite wet and dries down quickly, obviously taking a little longer with a thicker application.  I love the versatility as it can be applied as a sheer wash or thicker for some opaque drama.

Since most creamy eyeshadows last for about an hour on me, I was completely surprised with the fantastic staying power of this unique eyeshadow.

It lasts all day with no creasing and minimal fading even without an eye primer.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Playa Del Pink
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Playa Del Pink

I like the doe foot applicator and typically use it to apply the eyeshadow.  I use a finger to smooth and blend; some gentle tapping is all it takes.

Playa Del Pink
Playa Del Pink

Playa Del Pink is a metallic, bronzey pink that isn’t too frosty for my middle-aged eyes. In fact, it is downright glowy and is one of the few eyeshadows I will wear all by itself.

Wearing Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Playa Del Pink
Wearing Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Playa Del Pink

In the pics above I am wearing nothing but Playa Del Pink, along with Bobbi Brown Sepia Gel Eyeliner and Paula’s Choice Fantastic Lash Mascara. Well, I do have clothes on too, just in case you were wondering.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow not only looks great on mature eyes, it even improves their appearance over time.

In consumer studies: 90% agree that eyelids appear smoother, 90% agree eyes look less crepey, 80% agree eyes feel more hydrated.

I adore my Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow and am lusting after the other five shades, especially Bora Bora Bronze and Beach Sand.  Regardless of your age, this is a cream eyeshadow worth checking out.  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

See Marcia’s review of Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Rio de Rose Gold.

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water)**, Glycerin**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice**, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentylene Glycol, SD Alcohol 40-B**, Sodium Olivoyl/Cocoyl Amino Acids Fructoside, Propanediol, PVP, Lactic Acid**, Benzoic Acid**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019)**, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)**, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)**, Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).


  1. Replica | 15th Jun 15

    I love the look of this and that shade looks lovely on you, these look a bit similar to the Lush ceam eyeshadows.

  2. [email protected] | 15th Jun 15

    Sounds and looks wonderful! I have similar liquid cream shadows from Bare Minerals that are matte, but these would be fun to add some shimmer

  3. Kat Dinges | 15th Jun 15

    Ohhh, want!!! These look like so much fun!!!

  4. Heather | 15th Jun 15

    I wanted to love these shadows but just couldn’t get them to work. I even had to return 1 because of faulty packaging and it broke again. The colors were beautiful but they just wouldn’t stay put for me.

  5. Mai | 15th Jun 15

    Playa Del Pink is a gorgeous color and it looks super flattering on you.

  6. Anastasia | 15th Jun 15

    I saw swatches of these on another blog, and they look amazing! I think I might pick up a shade or two, if there’s a good sale.

  7. Cindy Ingalls | 15th Jun 15

    Very unique product. The color is gorgeous.

  8. Carleen | 15th Jun 15

    These look amazing! I’ll have to check them out!

  9. Phyrra | 15th Jun 15

    Such a flattering neutral color!

  10. BeautyJudy | 15th Jun 15

    this creme shadow looks great on you! I really like Josie’s line, I feel good using her cosmetics.

  11. Kimberly | 15th Jun 15

    Those look fun to play with. All those shades are interesting to me.

  12. Aleya Bamdad | 15th Jun 15

    What a beautiful shadow! I would definitely wear it or a night out.

  13. Erika | 15th Jun 15

    That shadow is gorgeouuuuuus!

  14. Color Me So Crazy | 15th Jun 15

    These are so neat. I love the idea with the applicator in the bottle and the coconut water is just a great added benefit.

  15. Julie | 15th Jun 15

    I have had my eye on these for over a year, the swatches are so metallic and gorgeous! I’m definitely going to treat myself to some soon!

  16. Kath TheFabZilla | 16th Jun 15

    I love cream e/s, I have to try this!

  17. Jess Scull | 16th Jun 15

    These are so great to use when I’m in a hurry – Gorgeous color

  18. Kendra | 16th Jun 15

    I love these creams! I have a few..

  19. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 16th Jun 15

    This shade looks absolutely gorgeous!

  20. Honeygirlk | 16th Jun 15

    Ack… I love cream shadows and these sound amazing. I also love JM… so I want to check these out.

  21. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 16th Jun 15

    OMG this is gorgeous!!!! I can’t even decide which one I want to try… I think I need to go for a darker one…. or maybe just all of them lol

  22. StephanieLouise | 17th Jun 15

    I’m interested in the green!

  23. Lisa Heath | 17th Jun 15

    THats really pretty! I usually stay away from cream shadows because I have such oily lids! I think I need to give these a try though!

  24. Chelsea | 17th Jun 15

    I haven’t tried anything from Josie Maran but I have been wanting to for a while now. These look super pretty!

  25. Rebecca H. | 20th Jun 15

    Such lovely colours!

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