Josie Maran Cosmetics • Matchmaker • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
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..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The color changed to match my skin. I don't think I've ever had a foundation that perfectly matched as this one.
The problems I had with this was how oily it felt on my skin. I recently switched to a BB cream, so I don't use this as much.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm a makeup artist in the film/tv industry and have tried hundreds of foundations on different skintypes for different purposes. I have yet to find ONE foundation that will work on everyone. Having said that, this is one of my favorite overall foundations that works on a great majority of people Of all the hundreds of foundations I've tried over my 18 year career, this is my current personal choice. although i have medium toned olive skin and use the light to medium shade. (I prefer to go on the fair side) i love it!!
1. GORGEOUS SILKY DEWY NATURAL FINISH. STUNNING.
3. MATCHES MOST SKINTONES
5. Treatment serum
6. Buildable coverage
1. Not for very fair skin tones (not good for fair gingers with freckles)
2. Not for oily skin types
3. Light to medium coverage
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Before using this foundation, I was on my third bottle of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and about a 1/3 of the way into a bottle of Nars Sheer Glow foundation.
Here's why I was looking to switch:
1. Although I love the look and and initial texture of Chanel's VA, I found the product was slowly wrecking havoc on my skin. I think it was the alcohol that features so prominently into the ingredients. By the time I took it off at night my skin was dry and tight and had made my acne scars look even worse than they did a few months ago. It also seemed to be responsible for the one weekly breakouts I began getting since using the foundation for almost 4 months.
2. I really enjoy the texture and ingredients in the Nars foundation, but the coverage was less than that of the Chanel foundation and it can be quite difficult to blend or buff into the skin. So, although this foundation did not cause any breakouts or dryness, it's difficult to work with.
That's why I was ready to try the Josie Maran foundation. And just let me tell you -WOW. It's amazing. I've only been using it for a few weeks, but all those problems I was having with my other foundations (and the Chanel and Nars were my favorites...if that goes to show you anything) disappeared.
I'm shocked at how long-lasting this is. With both of those other foundations I need to always set with a makeup spray and even powder the chanel in addition to that. Not so with the Josie Maran. Here are my main thoughts on the foundation:
1. Sheer to light coverage -I can build coverage and the application was so easy -a truly flawless finish.
2. Can work with fingers or a brush and it's EASY to work with -very quick
3. My skin has improved over time which means I can use a light coverage foundation and still pull off great looking skin. I did have breakouts for about a week once I started this, but they've all disappeared. Perhaps it was just a bit or purging.
4. This foundation is long-lasting on my combo skin and really moisturizes so that my acne scars don't look dry or prominent. I'd say it somehow perfectly balances the oil and dryness in my skin.
5. SO lightweight and comfortable to wear.
So, it is definitely my favorite go-to foundation. I will try to use of my Chanel and that one does have great coverage, so there may be events that would work better for. The Nars Sheer Glow is something I will happily use up over time as the finish (when blended VERY well) is similar to the Maran on me, it's just less comfortable to wear and takes more time to apply/blend.
I hope that helps!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love Josie Maran's products and was so excited to purchase it but held off for awhile because of the price. Well, I finally bought it, and I was massively disappointed in it. For me, it was like putting on nothing at all. It had literally no coverage- less than a tinted moisturizer or BB cream even! After testing it out twice, I finally returned it to Sephora.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Generally an OK product for me. I had it in Fair and was afraid it was too light for me but it adjusted quite well. However, felt that the texture was a bit too oily (even on my dry skin) and I had to sort of massage it in for a while. Also must rely on loose/pressed powder everytime to help mattify it. Thankfully no issues with breakouts.