UPDATE: I believe this product caused me to break out severely around my nose and mouth. After using this for a few days around my nose and mouth area, I developed a fresh batch of small, congested pimples that have still not gone away. This is the only new product I was using at the time so I can only conclude that this caused it. I've stopped using it in that area and the breakouts have subsided. Still using it for undereyes though. No issues there.
I was just about to buy LM Secret Camo concealer when I found this one. It's a very similar concept with a skintone color and a peachy corrector shade. I like that this has cleaner ingredients than a lot of other concealers out there.
I got the lightest shade and it works well for my current NC20-25 skintone.
I don't have very dark circles, but this does a good job of concealing my undereye area and also around the nose and mouth. It goes on smooth and blends in nicely.
Coverage is medium and lasts for about 6-7 hours on me.
I so wanted this concealer to work well but it's not for me. I am fair-light skinned (NC20-25/NW 20 undereye area) and have very obvious bluish-purple undereye circles. I have always had dry/combo skin but now that I reaching my mid-40's, my undereye area is especially dry which makes covering the circles an even trickier affair (ie: Bobbi Brown corrector is a train-wreck w/in 2 hours on me & yes, I've tried all the tricks to apply it). As for Josie Maran's Argan Blend Concealer, I purchased the lightest color (Sand) at Sephora.& although I do think it did an OK job at covering the circles, it's way too shiny for my look. I prefer more natural, matte concealer & even after dusting w/ translucent powder this still gave off a shine. It seems very buildable but I didn't attempt to add many layers because w/ each additional layer comes additonal sheen. I hate how dry BB correctors/concealers are so I expected to love this but for me it's moisture level is too extreme. If you like the glossy under-eye look you may like this. It's certainly moisturizing. I don't think it blends w/ foundation very well & I suspect it doesn't last long since it's so greasy but I can't say for sure because I took it off w/in a 1/2 hour of applying it. I think it's a good product but it's not for me. continued >>
Oh thank God my very dark circles found this. What a dunce I was, spending $30 on Bobbi Browns thick as glue/paste corrector in bisque THEN topping it off with Cle de Peau for another $80! And this works even better! It has a corrector and a concealer all for $28 and my eyes do not look all wrinkled or like the Sahara desert. Thanks Josie. PS I am NC20, BB Beige and use Sand, the lightest.
EDIT: found Eve Pearl and am now even happier, but I have very, very bad circles, use the Josie Moran for ones that are not that bad. With the Eve Pearl I still need the Cle de Peau.
Finally something that works!!!! 2 shades make it so great to get the most blendable look. Doesn't cake or look obvious. Love it under the eyes and on past marks left behind....
Do NOT leave this stuff in warm weather though....it does seem to "sweat"... guessing cos of the argan oil?
Amazing concealer. A little product goes a long way, just a dab can make a huge impact so I suggest applying this with an airbush style concealer brush to help spread the product around without caking. It has argan oil so it's very moist, I always follow up with a finishing powder to remove the shine. I've never had a problem with creasing. Perfect concealer for people of any age.
I bought this concealer because of all the good reviews. My Hourglass was expired (toss after one year). So far I love this. It does not crease and is moisturizing. My regular Sephora was all out, had to go to another one close by. It seems to be popular. I refuse to wear anything I know for a fact is tested on animals, so this is a great option.
I bought this in Sand, the lightest color. When I first opened the compact I thought oh no way! It looked so dark. Upon application though its just fine for my NC 20-25 skin. I use this only under my eyes. For as creamy as it is it is surprisingly crease-resistant. I do top with LM secret brightener powder to set. It's not HG and doesn't cover perfectly but it does a pretty good job (on par with BB, LM, etc) and lasts all day for me. I like that it's a bit more natural and no animal testing which is a must for me these days (hence the search for a replacement for BB.)
HG concealer! It covers my acne scars very well and I love using the corrector to give my eyes a bright eyed look. I don't have dark circles, so I can't say how well it works for that, but for any other imperfections it's amazing and it doesn't break me out.
I love this concealer/corrector duo. I love Josie Maran's products, so I've been wanting to try it for a while, but was hesitant because it's so expensive. It was so worth it though, because this is the only concealer I have ever tried that not only stays all day, but actually covers my under eye circles (which are pretty dark). I love that it's more like a cream than a liquid or powder. It blends well, and doesn't crease or cake. Plus it has argan oil, so it moisturizes my eye area. I watched a video Josie posted on her YouTube channel that showed her using this product on a model, and she used the corrector for under eyes and around the nose area, then the concealer to blend those and cover redness and blemishes. That's what I do, and it works great!
I've been using this (Sand) for a while now, and I'm so pleased with it. The consistency is perfect. It is very creamy and easy to blend. It doesn't migrate into the fine lines around my eyes which I really appreciate. The salmon colored corrector makes me look bright-eyed and rested and covers all of my icky broken capillaries. The concealer evens out my tone and does a great job of covering the ruddiness of my chin and around my nose. I'm so happy I've discovered this line and this concealer.