The Review: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Cheek Gelee

When my parents left for New York I sat down in front of the Sephora website and whittled my extensive U.S wish list down to a fair few products. The Josie Maran Watercolour Cheek Gelee was at the top of my list and after much imaginary beard scratching, I decided the shade “get away red” was the one for me.

On application it’s sheer, but build-able and the pinky-red shade gives a natural flush to the cheeks. I find this one’s best applied with a synthetic brush for more even coverage – for me this is the Real Techniques stippling brush which blends the product perfectly. It’ important not to go overboard with this one as it has amazing staying power – product over-load is slightly harder to undo than normal, but don’t sweat too much, a bit of blending with your foundation brush can often help the situation.

In the photo above I’ve applied a light layer, but it can be built up with a brush or fingers for a more pigmented look. The cream/water formula gives a lovely healthy sheen, and if you’re a fan of the dewy look this is definitely a blush that helps to add a dewy glow to the cheeks. It can also be dabbed onto the lips as a stain if you’re in need of an emergency lip product, so it’s even multi purpose. If you’re off to the states, or you have a friend who you can rope into taking your own extensive wish list, then pop this right at the top of your list!


  1. Jessica Choy
    22 Aug 2013 / 8:14 am

    It looks so natural and pretty on you ♥ Seems like the perfect product for summer!

  2. Anya
    22 Aug 2013 / 9:53 am

    I love this, it looks so nice. such a shame nobody i know is going to the usa 🙁

  3. Sarah morethanadored
    22 Aug 2013 / 10:13 am

    I've heard really mixed reviews about these but I think that the natural flush is gorgeous!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  4. Jade Waterfield
    22 Aug 2013 / 10:15 am

    Oh wow that looks so juicy in the pot! Beautiful! And the colour looks so natural on you S, very pretty indeed!

    Gracious Silhouettes

  5. Annyss
    22 Aug 2013 / 10:24 am

    It looked very lovely and natural on you! I've only tried Topshop and NYX's cream blushes. Have never tried any other from different brand. I was afraid it will contribute more oiliness to my skin (oily-combo skin alert) but I do like the look of it on people most of the times.

  6. Rachel
    22 Aug 2013 / 10:54 am

    love this colour on you!

    Rachel xx

    Style Soup

  7. Sophie
    22 Aug 2013 / 11:17 am

    Tis looks like something to add to my list when I go to New York at Easter!

  8. Una B.
    22 Aug 2013 / 11:27 am

    you look magnificent!
    what a lovely glow in your eyes and cheeks!


  9. Daphne Shen
    22 Aug 2013 / 11:43 am

    This is so pretty! I wish I picked it up when I was in the states! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  10. Lillian ParisianToBe
    22 Aug 2013 / 12:03 pm

    I live in the states and even I don't have this product. This shall change this weekend…. Gorgeous post!

    xo Lillian from

  11. Anna Blush
    22 Aug 2013 / 12:15 pm

    I just ordered one of these, super excited for it to arrive x

  12. 3Wildxx
    22 Aug 2013 / 12:52 pm

    It looks lovely on you, really natural and flushed!
    My friends going to New York in a few weeks so i will be adding this to my list im sending her off with 🙂

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back.

    Frankie xXx

  13. Martyna
    22 Aug 2013 / 3:33 pm

    I want to try this so much, looks amazing! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  14. Danielle
    22 Aug 2013 / 3:53 pm

    I too just picked up this product shortly after moving back to Canada. It's a beaut!

  15. Becky Fearn
    22 Aug 2013 / 4:30 pm

    Will have to pick this up when I go back to America!!

    B xx

  16. Nita
    22 Aug 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Another product added to my wishlists! Lucky for me I live in the US so I'll check it out when I'm in Sephora next time 🙂 The color really looks great on you!


  17. Bunny. I ♡
    22 Aug 2013 / 4:39 pm

    This looks really pretty and natural, looks lovely on you xxx


  18. Celina
    22 Aug 2013 / 6:02 pm

    This is so gorgeous and natural. I don't know why I haven't purchased it yet even though it's so readily available where I am. I'll have to splurge on this soon.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  19. Billie Li
    22 Aug 2013 / 6:30 pm

    It's very natural looking, thanks for sharing =)

  20. Zoe
    22 Aug 2013 / 6:56 pm

    This looks gorgeous! Such a pretty shade and actually looks so natural on the skin x

  21. Lexie Blush
    22 Aug 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Hi Hello October 🙂

    I am a massive fan of creamy or liquid blushers but I find it quite difficult to blend most of the time, it looks patchy on me.

    Is that one quite easy to blend?

    Thank you


  22. Marianna
    22 Aug 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Looks so pretty and natural! Doesn't even look like a blush – just a natural flush of color. I need to try this one!

  23. Madeline
    23 Aug 2013 / 1:06 am

    This product is so gorgeous ! My sister just bought poppy paradise and its amazing, so smooth !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  24. ellalogy
    23 Aug 2013 / 4:49 pm

    I'm really curious about this product! I wonder how it compares to those cheek and lip tints from RMS beauty?

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

  25. Leanne Marie
    23 Aug 2013 / 9:11 pm

    I love easy to use products like this. Perfect for when you are in a rush in the mornings!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  26. Sophie Hawker
    24 Aug 2013 / 6:38 pm

    This looks so natural on you, will have to check it out 🙂


  27. ZeebLikesIt
    25 Aug 2013 / 9:09 am

    It gives you such a lovely glow! Love it.


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