Josie Maran Cosmetics -Argan Illuminizer: Reviews and Swatches

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By-Sushmita M 🙂


I am in love with the brand “Josie Maran” ever since I brought “Josie Maran’s Winter dream set” I can’t stop raving about this Illuminizer. The brand always comes up with different types of holiday sets every 3-4 months; which are basically exclusive to Sephora USA. If you are unaware of “Josie Maran Cosmetics” you are certainly missing something important. You can check sephora USA or google it to know further. I am using Josie Maran’s 100% argan oil light and absolutely loving it. And today it’s another most raved product from the brand called- Argan Illuminizer by Josie Maran.


What company claims: My legendary Argan Illuminizer now in a new and improved package.

Why I love it: This concentrated radiance liquid brings your inner glow to the surface of your skin. Champagne illuminessence mimics the natural radiance of healthy skin. 

What’s in it: Infused with Argan Oil to provide to hydrate and nourish the skin.

How I use it: I use this versatile liquid alone on the face, or mix with foundation, moisturizer, or oil for a magical lit-from-within natural glow to the skin. 


Price: $26 USD excl Tax.

Net Volume: 15ml.


INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water)**, Glycerin**, Tricaprylin, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid**, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Steareth-20, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil**, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica (CI 77019)**, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)**, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)**, Narcissus Poeticus (Narcissus) Extract**, Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Bulb Extract**







The packaging comes in glass bottle of 15ml along with a pump that makes it easier to release the product. However be gentle and light hand while pumping because the pump releases lots of product which is way too much for single application. The product is highly and intensely pigmented hence a tiny-miny dot is enough for applying on high points of the face I.e nose, cheekbones, under the brows, on Cupid bow, even on collarbone.


The texture of the actual product is like a thick creamy almost like a mousse, very light weight and silky smooth. It is loaded with golden beige shimmers in it, looks beautiful on almost every skin tones. It such a unique product, almost cult favorite product by Josie Maran Cosmetics, It gives a lovely champagny golden dewy highlighted look that reflects actual skin tone and mimic the natural light. Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer sheers out nicely and extremely blendable on the skin, you can use fingertips, a sponge or brush, it works great either way.  It initially looks wet and noticeable but once it dry down, you will only be able to see when the light hits those highpoints. Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer is freakingly amazing highlighter, can’t imagine of letting it go.

024 (2) 028The lasting power is more than 7-8 hrs on my combination skin, on dry skin it will last even more. However if you are on oily side you will have to set it with setting powder. There is a difference between being oily and glowy, you know what I mean?? It has very weird nutty kind of scent to it similar to my Josie Maran Argan oil. In my pic below I have used on bridge of my nose and on cheekbones. Can you see the glow?? I am sure you can 😀


What I like about Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer:

  • Josie Maran -Argan Illuminizer is freakingly amazing on its known. This is a lovely highlighter that’s suits all skin tones.
  • The champagny gold shade is perfect for Asian skin tones and very fair to fair skintones.
  • The texture of the highlighter is creamy, smooth and lightweight like a mousse.
  • Blends into skin easily.
  • It is intensely pigmented; something I have never came across so far. Love it!
  • A little goes a long way, you will need tiny little dot to apply on bridge of the nose, cheekbones, collarbones and anywhere you wanna highlight.
  • This can be used day and night- perfect for wedding purposes as well.
  • The shimmers are finely mild, yet give that immense glowy looking skin.
  • Liquid highlighters are flexible enough to use alone on the face, or mix with foundation, moisturizer, or oil for a magical lit-from-within natural glow to the skin.
  • Both dry and oily skin ladies can use it. It gives the right amount of light reflective effect without making oily or greasy.
  • Lasting power is more than 7 hours or may be more on dry skin. I sweat a lot and it last on me like crazy.
  • Doesn’t sit on pores of accentuate dry patches. No skin irritations etc.
  • I truly heart it <3



What I don’t like about Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer:

  • I just wish they change the pump packaging, as the product is so intensely pigmented, one pump is way too much for the face highlighting unless you mix it with a tinted moisturizer or foundation.
  • Come to India “Josie Maran” – Please, you are an amazing brand show us some love too J


Rating: 4.8/5

This is an amazing liquid highlighter; I would rather say liquid gold! If ever you get a chance to pick anything from Sephora USA, try this brand, you won’t be disappointed. They recently changed the packaging with beautiful rose gold top lid instead of the white-and named it named “Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer”. Every Josie Maran’s products has organic Argan oil, all natural and organic ingredients. They are Paraben free, Fragnance free, cruelty free. They are vegan-recyclable made with love product.





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5 Responses

  1. rashmi says:

    Sushhhhhhh , I’m speechless baby
    I wanted to read a review of this for the longest time
    n now after seeing your pictures am absolutely convinced ….
    awesome gallll
    getting it 🙂

    • Sushmita says:

      @Rashmi Di.. thank you so much.. This is an amazing liquid highlighter.. cant go wrng with it all at. Goes on all skin tone. amaziingggaaaaaa 😀

  2. Kinkinee Ghosh Kinkinee Ghosh says:

    Oh ya sushmita di this is just so amazing
    Even im eyeing this

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