Consider the Coconut

Lorac Cococin Cream Compact
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée
Stila Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
Tarte Exposed LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint

We’ve exalted the benefits of raw coconut oil as a beauty product for some time (for your hairyour bodyyour face; it can even be used to remedy pimples), as have a few holistic beauty lines (namely VMV Hypoallergenics and RMS, whose Raw Coconut Cream and Luminizer have become staples in these parts). But, taking a glimpse at the latest cosmetic offerings, it seems that coconuts have gone mainstream, making their way onto major-label ingredient lists, thanks to their ultra-hydrating properties (nothing beats coconut water for a hangover). Here's what's happening:

For your face  Lorac Cococin Cream Compact: Eight shades of fragrance-free, paraben-free, and oil-free cream foundation, each infused with "Cococin"—a.k.a. freeze-dried water from a young, green coconut that's packed with hydrating and skin-nourishing potassium and minerals. (Thirsty?) The thin cream makeup—which warms up and spread easily on contact with skin, drying to a matte, powder finish—can be applied with fingers for spot correcting, or with the included hypoallergenic washable sponge for medium-to-heavy full-face coverage.

For cheeks  Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée: The former model added two shades this month to her collection of thin gel blushes: Getaway Red, which, depending on application, can range from pale coral to candy apple, and Pink Escape, which can look like a minor sunburn or high-pigment fuchsia.  The hydrating blushes soak in for long-wear color that can be built up from a tiny hint  ("I’m alive!") to a full-on flush ("I just ran here!").

For cheeks and lips  Stila Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain: This multifunctional, Banana-Boat-scented stain uses coconut extracts to keep your skin plumped (turns out the ingredient is known to slow the degeneration of collagen). The twist-up goes on like a gloss, but, like a true stain, dries to a clean, moisturized finish, and can be personalized to create anything from a tawny tint to a deep metallic mauve on your lips or cheeks.

For lips  Tarte Exposed LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint: Five high-pigment chunky lip crayons in shades ranging from natural (the deep-taupe Exposed), girly (the Bardot-approved pink Lucky), to dramatic (the bright berry Lively), uses coconut extract to moisturize your mouth like a balm. The peppermint-scented color glides on smooth, smells like you just cleaned your mouth, and finishes like your favorite matte lipstick with color that's not going anywhere.

Now, go nuts. (Sorry...)

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  • Jennifer Monforton

    So many amazing, coconutty products! I've been dying to try the new Josie Maran blushes and the Tarte lip pencils are really great :)

  • Chantel

    I love coconut!!!

  • Miriam

    Can't wait to check these out at Sephora! Especially the Lorac compact and the Tarte lip Surgence matte lip tint!!

  • Guest

    Dying to try the new Josie Maran Jelee's YUM

  • Lana

    DYING to try the new Josie Maran Gelee's YUM

  • cassie

    tarte lipsurgence has the most perfect berry color, and feels soooo nice!

  • Leperiple

    Loove coconut in products, especially for hair but never tried in makeup! Thank you for the interesting articles! x

  • CarolinaG

    I loved it!
    I'm posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:


Josie Maran
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee Getaway Red
Josie Maran
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee Pink Escape
Stila Lip & Cheek Stain, Coconut Crush
LORAC Cococin® Cream Compact
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint Exposed
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint Lucky