Josie Maran Cosmetics • Matchmaker • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Im loving this for a light foundation and its good for your skin. A little goes a longggg wayyyy. and looks amazing with the luminator mixed in it! I dont even need a brush to blend this in fingers work just fine and its good for my quick get ready in the am for work days!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Another Josie Maran product that I WANTED to love, but not so much! It goes on white, a little goes a long way. But it's just wayyyyyy too difficult to spread and offers very little coverage. People who like tinted moisturizers/sheer coverage and a dewy finish may really enjoy this product. But if you have combo/oily skin, I'd say it's a DON'T!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Other
I absolutely love this foundation. I bought it on a whim yesterday and am trying it out for the first time today. I applied it with my elf flat top powder brush and I only needed half a pump for it to cover and make my face look flawless. And this foundation lasts all day with a primer, although you might want to use a primer to make sure the foundation goes on smoothly and evenly.
I don't know why some people think that this foundation is super low coverage because this literally makes my skin look flawless, I obviously can't cover up a few spots of acne or acne scars but I guess it could be because most of my skin is normally clear and I really only need a minimal amount of foundation. But all I really needed was half a pump and a little bit of concealer cover up the spots.
Also, this gives a really natural finish. I would say more towards the matte side for me but it definitely looks natural, yet flawless. The color match is amazing!! I am NC30 and I got light/medium. Color was absolutely spot on. The only thing is that you really need to blend it well because if you use something other than a flat top brush like I did, for example fingers, normal foundation brush, sponge, BEWARE of streaks, you're going to have to blend REALLY well!
Other than that, I would suggest not rubbing it in with your fingers because for some reason when I tried that, my skin felt a little irritated when I did so, but it felt fine with a brush.
I'll give this 4 stars because it cost me $42 and I cringed when I bought this because I'm usually the type to buy drugstore makeup. Although, if all goes well, I think I will repurchase because this does have skin benefits and since I'm young, if I keep on using it, foundation won't keep on damaging my skin like some other ones I've used.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i have the powder foundation. it gives a light but flawless coverage. i use the elf flat top powder brush to apply it. someone told me that i didnt look like i had on makeup today. i got it as a gift but i would purchase it for myself.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I originally tried a sample of this product (in medium) a while ago and really like it straight from the start. I went to Sephora and purchased a full size bottle of it. It is a light foundation and makes my skin feel really soft. There is a slight smell. It reminds me of apples. It goes on white and as you rub it in, it color adjusts to match you. I did not see much oxidation throughout the day. It is light to medium coverage. I do have some dark acne scars and this foundation only lightened them the slightest. I still went in with my concealer and my face ends up looking seemingly flawless.
I am thinking I will purchase this again. :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I was skeptical about using this and the match I would get. I had been using HD foundaion and really had no complaints. My skin is much drier this time of year and I already use argan oil (not Josie Maran's) so I thought I would give it a try. SA at Sephora matched me and sampled me in this foundation but I liked the look right off the bat so I purchased it then. The medium was a great match and It covers my imerfections enough to make me look fresh and pretty, not heavy and overly done. Just what I wanted. For some reason I feel it is an expensive foundation (yet it's the SAME price as my HD foundation--can't figure out why I feel HD is priced okay). I will repurchase this again. It lasts on me the day, but I may touch up if going out in the evening. I would recomend this to anyone but realize we all have different needs and they can change with the seasons and as our skin changes. This works for me now, I love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I wanted to love this product, but coverage was very light. With a concealer it was manageable, but after 4 hours my t-zone (which I had primed and powdered.) was an oily mess
My dry patches however, were fabulous! After the first time I used this product I no longer needed face lotion. My skin was hydrated and soft.
The color I had was Fair/Light. I have light skin with yellow undertones only. If a foundation has any pink I'm screwed. Fortunately, this matched. I might go back to this if I can control the t-zone problem.
I would recommend this to anyone with dry and clear skin. If they are fair with yellow undertones.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
My mom & I both purchased this argan-oil infused, self-adjusting liquid foundation in Fair/Light (lightest of the 3 shades) because we were both feeling bored & a little dried out by the mineral powder foundation we were using. My mom had recently added Josie's Argan Oil to her skin care regime & absolutely loved it (still does!) so we decided to try her foundation. This made skin look pretty - even & smooth - and my skin definitely felt & appeared more hydrated than with my powder foundation. Being a long-time mineral powder foundation girl, I was a bit put off smearing this all over my face, however it didn't feel heavy or greasy at all. And it covered very, very well IMO, evening out the slight redness on my cheeks & as well as the few broken caps I have here & there.
Unfortunately after a few days of using this I noticed my pores seemed larger so I had to return. :( Back to powder foundation for now and most likely ever! :)
Although this didn't work with my skin, I still think it's a great product, performance wise. I would definitely recommend trying a sample before buying though! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I'm also of Indian/Pakistani background and this was a great find. It was actually a fluke since a friend of mine works at Sephora and gave this to me because it was too dark for her. This is what I consider my BB cream. It feels so soothing to put on (as opposed to MAC which is like putting on chemical spackle) and the coverage is just right for everyday wear. If you want heavier coverage you could add more and set with powder, but this is best used as a quick skin pick me up. I put this on, spot treat with concealer, set with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores.. and I'm good to go.
Update: Downside is definitively the price. Still looking for something with more coverage, less cost and right colour.. I hope Josie makes a BB cream!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Fab product! Im a fair skin indian girl.. with yellow undertone... this product matched my skin!! love it and will defo buy it again...
its light and very easy..