Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation
For my skin this foundation was to oily for me.
I felt it didn't set on my face well enough to keep it or give me the coverage I like to see.
I'm 57 and blessed with wonderful skin. I will stay on the foundation I usually wear.
Better than expected!
After trying countless other foundations and being disappointed, I decided to give this one a try. After reading the reviews, I was a little unsure of how it was going to look on me along with it "matching your skin." I purchased the light to medium. (I have brown highlighted hair with blue eyes and a pale complexion, but not super fair). I applied it, and it didn't show up on my face, but the reviews said to wait a few minutes. They were right! It blended right in and gave me a natural glow and you can't even see the the change in color along my jaw. You barely use the full pump, so a little goes a long way. I docked one star because after using it a week, the pump is no longer working. The product itself gets 5 stars though!
Good for light coverage
I love Josie's argan oil and other products so I gave this a try. I normally wear BareMinerals as I do not like the feel of liquid foundations. It did match my skin tone after it was applied (looks white at first!). But the coverage is very sheer, even building it up with 2-3 layers. If this is what you want--give it a try! I have redness in my cheeks, however, and this was too sheer to cover it completely. I tried using the brush (bought separately elsewhere--very nice brush), but preferred using my fingers and the coverage seemed the same for both application methods. I am keeping it to use this summer when having a sheer foundation might be nice.
I had high hopes that this foundation would work. I have a medium complexion and ordered the light/medium. The first time I used the product, it turned orange on my face and there was an obvious demarcation between my face and neck. I thought perhaps I used too much, therefore, I used very little on the second try, Unfortunately, the same thing happened. If I had not waited beyond the 30 day return date, I would have returned the kit which included the foundation.
I love this foundation
I purchased the light/medium for myself and I have light skin but live in Florida so in the summer I do get a bit of sun on my face. My sister tans and she received the medium/dark. I love that this foundation doesn't feel heavy like plaster. It has light coverage but it blends well. If I want a bit more coverage I add a little bit more to my face. I am 45 and want something that doesn't dry my face out and this works well for me. I actually went back and ordered again on auto-delivery. My sister is 47 and she loved it as well.
Great All Day Feel...
10 stars for the feel which lasts all day, only one star for coverage, there is very little. I find i need to use concealer or other foundation over my issues (like skin in the 50's has!) but always use this after. Absolutely love the way my skin feels with this, and it lasts until I take it off. The feel makes me happy! Wish it had better coverage! The powder on top gives a great photo ready face.
One last thing, absolutely shade down.... I am always a medium, in this it goes to orange, so I use the light / fair and it is perfect. (I never wear light or fair, never!)
I like this foundatoin, want to get some for my daughter. We would both like to try the illuminizer, and chubby stick.
Wishing Josie would do a 'special set' on 1( foundation, 2( chubby concealerstick, and 3( the Illuminizer. This would make a nice set, snd a great way to try those products. Thanks Josie for all the great and Wonderufl products you make. Love them all!
Beautiful Complexion Creator
I was looking for a foundation that made my 58 yr old skin look soft, even and dewy-this is it! I am fair skinned, live in the Nevada desert so skin tends to be dry and foundations (I have tried many, many brands) settled in my fine lines making me look older. This makes my fine lines DISAPPEAR!! My skin looks amazingly hydrated, soft and flawless- even better than when I was younger- I love this product and will NEVER be without it . This is the best foundation ever. Thank you Josie- I love your beauty line !!!
Even with larger pores and oily skin, this foundation rocks! It may seem expensive, but only a small amount is needed to achieve a flawless natural looking finish. When applied with a good quality IT brush, the finish is even better! There is absolutely no demarcation line between the face and neck. You can not see any color difference between the face and neck. Do not be afraid to try this foundation--you will love it! I apply a little bit of the Mally pore defender on top of it for an even more awesome flawless poreless finish. Fantastic product. I have had the same bottle for 5 months now, and still have 3/4 of a bottle left! I originally purchased a bottle at Sephora, as I had never seen it presented on QVC. So glad to find it available on QVC! Great job with this foundation Josie!!!! Forgot to mention, that the foundation minimizes wrinkles after about 5 minutes after application--probably due to the Argan oil in it. I have also applied the foundation after applying some Argan oil, and it does not create a "too much product" look!
This BLEACHED my gray bath towel!!!
For two days now, I could not figure out what bleached my gray bath towels. I know that I was getting ready like normal and had received this as a gift and so this was the only new thing that it could be. I thought that there was no way that a foundation would literally bleach out (with orange spots) my towel, but that was the only thing in my routine that changed, so I squirted a dab on the towel and it INSTANTLY started turning orange and bleaching out the spot in front of my eyes. I can't afford to replace all of my towels so in the garbage it goes. My question is, if it does this to towels, what on earth would it do to my skin. Horrible!!!
I received a sample from Sephora about 4 months ago and I like it, then I bought a bottle ... now I love it even more. This serum foundation makes my skin looks dewy & natural. I was a Bare Escentuals foundation user for 15 years, converted to Josie Maran serum foundation. I still love BE, but I just need to try something different ... sometimes changes is good !
Hate to LOVE it so much.
Now im hooked and feel guilty that I need it.
I have large pores and dry skin....This foundation combined with aragan oil daily is simply the best thing ever. Expensive but necessary. I WANT ONE OF EVERYTHING JOSIE!