I have to admit when I opened the lipstick in this Josie Maran kit (sent to me by the lovely JV at makeupmerriment.com) my first thought was that I'd never wear it. This is exactly the sort of beige nude that I generally can't wear at all. I had a little more hope for the gloss (another Natural Volume lipgloss) as it looked pretty sheer in the tube.
Swatched on my hand: The gloss is a very sheer slightly beige with subtle shimmer, the lipstick is a creamy, weightless beige with more peach tones than I expected from the tube. The texture of the lipstick is very similar in my opinion to the Suqqu Creamy lipsticks; if you are in the US, the Josie Maran lipsticks are a good substitute for the Suqqu.
Both applied. Together they give me a really pretty caramel lip, and although I need to go quite smoky on the eye to balance the lip, this is the nicest nude lip I've tried.
These came in a set with an eyeshadow quad (also pictured below), a black eyeliner and mascara, and a vial of the excellent argan oil. I can no longer see the set available on Sephora, but I would recommend looking out for similar kits as they represent very good value for money.
Once again, I wish this line was available in the UK. I could see it doing very well on QVC or at an online retailer of hard to find brands, like Zuneta.