Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon

2.9

16 reviews

37% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

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on 7/27/2016 3:46:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Packaging could be a little bit better when I put the lid on I always hit the top of the product. But no huge deal. This product is truly a hidden treasure in the line I'm so glad I finally tried. Honestly I never had any interest in it and Bought it on a whim... It's perfect it's creamy it is not cakey and does not settle in to fine lines and is slightly dewy it's not drying and the price isn't too bad . LOVE



on 6/21/2016 1:30:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is just okay. It swatched beautifully in the store and was seemed to be sort of mid-priced (more expensive than the drugstore but not the most expensive thing in Sephora). I initially liked it because of the effortless creamy application and the perfect color-match, but there's nothing too special about it. It doesn't last incredibly long (although it does fade evenly) and it never truly sets, so I always have to set this with powder if I don't want it to remain slippery. The main drawback for me is that all my mascaras smudge with this.
Bottom line: I'll use it until it's gone, but I'm ready for something different.


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on 11/23/2015 11:19:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I wanted to try this for ages, but it was always out of stock in my color...fair. I finally purchased it, and can't say I'm pleased. The color was slightly off....it has a lot of yellow in it. Secondly, the formula is rather thick. It can be patted out, but it takes work. Lastly, it settles into fine lines, and accentuates pores and dry patches. I haven't decided whether or not to return it. Maybelline Fit works much better, for a fraction of the price. You may want to avoid if you have pores, fine lines, or dry patches.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this concealer for a year and I love it. The texture is creamy and easy to blend. The color (fair) does a great job with the darkness around my eyes and redness around my nose, the pigment is dense, and you can layer it to make it more or less concealing. All i need is this and powder, and I'm good to go. It lasts all day, including when I sweat, and looks great on camera. It took me a long time to find a cruelty free concealer that really works, and this is it for me. Will definitely buy again.

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on 1/6/2015 11:19:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

This line is very hit or miss with me, and this concealer is definitely the latter. I have this in fair, and the color is fine for me, but the product isn't. I think maybe a concealer with argan oil in it just isn't practical. It is too oily and slippery, yet somehow, also settles into fine lines and accentuates dry patches.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I am disappointed in this product. The only positive is the easy-to-use packaging, which is what appealed to me in the first place. Past that, I feel this is not an effective concealer. It comes off very easily and doesn't last at all. In fact, I'd be more inclined to cover any blemishes with an average foundation than use this concealer pen. I have used it to try and cover blemishes and it literally comes straight off and makes no difference. The only success (somewhat) I've had with it is for use under my eyes, however it still creases into lines and slides off. I regret purchasing this concealer, especially due to the price.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

This stuff is great for covering pimples as long as you put foundation and powder over it to set it- when they say it's creamy, they're not kidding. This stuff will slide right off if you don't use a setting product, but the lightest shade blends so well with my skin tone and covers up acne that it's worth the extra step.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 8/1/2014 2:55:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have horrible deep circles under my eyes. I'll try anything. I like creamy textures and this is nice to apply. Alas, it slides off me within minutes. No point.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


on 6/1/2014 6:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love this concealer for my dry skin. It doesn't initially provide too much coverage but its completely buildable. Medium 1 is perfect for nc40

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 5/17/2014 9:48:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I like this concealer for undereye areas! I have tried just about everything on the market for undereye circles (hereditary, had them since childhood) and this is one good alternative. First, I like the very creamy, moist texture--unusual for a crayon or stick. The coverage is sheer but natural (I do apply over eye cream) and blends well into skin even when I don't use a foundation. I like the fact that the pencil is eco-friendly packaging, and is convenient for purse or travel.
This crayon sets in a few minutes after application, to a nice finish, neither too dry nor too glow-y. It will fade over time, but doesn't seem to set into lines (at least not into the undereye lines.) But I'd rather have a product slowly disappear with no trace-- better than settling into lines or getting crepey. The pencil application makes it quick to do a touch-up (but I always apply a bit of eye cream as a base first).

If you have undereye circles there is NO HOLY GRAIL product that will make them disappear completely and look natural. Sorry-- if you cover them completely, makeup WILL be visible. And if it is visible, you have just called attention to your circles. So my philosophy (drawn from various makeup artists) is minimize as far as you can naturally, but don't expect 100% coverage.

If you are getting ready for a photo session, perhaps you will want to find a more opaque product...but for looking natural in full sunlight, I'd choose the sheer Josie Maran crayon every time.
Update: oops...this does seem to migrate into lines unless your application is very careful. Unfortunately, I am a slap-dash applier, so easier to use other products. Reduced to 3 stars...sorry.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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