Josie Maran Matchmaker Argan Serum Foundation with Brush
What happened to Jose Maran serum foundation? I have used it before and do NOT remember it as a thin, runny, oily mess with No coverage such as this 2 oz bottle is!! Has it been "watered" down? I'm disappointed and confused as my previous serum foundation has some light body and soft natural coverage... but no more... Really?
the best stuff!
ok, i was just so curious as to how a makeup can go on white and match a wide array of skin tone perfectly so i had to try it. again, it is another home run for josie. this stuff covers lovely; has a great texture to the face and matches perfectly to the skin. i have used the mineral powder for years and liked it very very much, but this is even better. wow. thanks to josie i keep looking better and better. LOL love the product.
I received my serum foundation med/dark and I find it very hydrating. It completely covers my pores. I do find it doesn't cover blemishes but after I apply the foundation I use a mineral powder over the top which gives you a flawless look. I use both the brush and my fingertips and it applies Nicely. I would recommend this. My skin feels dewy all day!
The Secret To Using This Product Is...
I will admit I did not care for this product at first. I am very pale and ordered fair, and yes at first it goes on chalky. Give it a few minutes and it settles down and looks better. My main problem was that it seemed so dry, both while applying and after it was on my face. I started applying several pumps of an anti-aging facial mist on before application and--problem solved! By using the spray and applying the foundation sparingly it works perfectly for me. It really helped my complexion as well (I will be 59 in June.) Give it a try.
THE BEST EVER
I absolutely love this product. After reading some of the reviews I have some suggestions. If you feel it is drying, try Josie's body butter as a moisturizer first, sparingly. If the color is too light, try the next darker color, or do what I do, mix both colors. The results are amazing. The brush is the best. And you can layer the product, I dark spots and cancer spots, I apply the first, then add a little extra to those problem areas, and it does the trick. If I have to touch up during the day, (after eating, and wiping my mouth ) I use her powder foundation, and I am perfect all day long.
Ladies--------give it a chance, it works
So disappointed in this product! I am definitely fair/light, but this made my skin a very white, chalky color, as another reviewer said. Settled in all my fine lines too. People at work actually asked me if I was not feeling well because I was so pale! Won't re-order.
I have this and loved it so much I reordered it. I am surprised at the difference in the size . It was a much smaller than the 1st one. Want be ordering any more of it . such a shame . The reason for only a 3.
NOT my fav'
First of all I ordered the fair/light for a blonde. my face looked like white chalk or a vaudaville character. Hideous ! Wished I could return it however, I waited a month or so before I even tried it. The only other shade is med/dark which I
'm not, more - medium, certainly not dark. I think I'm out of luck, stuck with this product. A total waste of my money, I expected more from Josie Maran.
This was the weirdest foundation I have ever tried. While it did provide minimal coverage, it clogged my pores, stuck in every fine line and went on very streaky. The brush was horrible too.
Purchased this as part of a 5pc. TSV to try it. I do not usually wear foundation because I'm older with aging skin and most foundations settle into lines. This does not, once I learned how to apply it - sparingly and blending well. I tried it over a primer and also without a primer. Either way, it's lovely, however the overall effect appeared a bit too light. I got the fair/light shade as I have fair skin and this seems a bit lighter than I expected. I love the brush. It's very silky and great for applying the product. I will use this occasionally, but to be honest I think the result is a bit too perfect for my age. It looks somewhat unnatural. Great if you are young. I prefer Laura Geller's Balance N Brighten as a foundation.
Almost Great But Not Quite
This foundation matches my skin well and I really like that part of it. Unfortunately, it starts white and settles into pores, leaving pores looking white. Also, it is very drying on my skin. Almost immediately after I put it on, I can see dry flakes starting to form. I love Josie's argan oil and many of her other products, but this one is a "no go" for me.
Easy and looks like perfect skin
This is wonderful for a super-easy, natural-looking foundation that doesn't get messed up over sunscreen. I am so glad I happened to receive a sample of this, because it has transformed makeup for me. In the morning I slap on my sunscreen, some mascara, and then I apply this foundation with my fingertips...and I'm good to go till bedtime. It's amazing! I wear Light-Medium which is a shocking match, because nothing ever matches me. I think this does have a "warm" undertone, but there isn't a trace of orange on my skin. I was afraid that an "oil" foundation would be a wreck on my skin, but this is acutally matte. There's no shine, glitter, or "dew" in sight. I am so pleased with this makeup.