Josie Maran Matchmaker Argan Serum Foundation with Brush
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.
Learning Curve Needed But Awesome Product
I got this foundation in the TSV a few weeks ago. I ordered the fair/light and it is a good match for my skin tone. The people who are experiencing an orange tint have probably ordered a shade too dark. The brush is nice but I personally think the makeup blends better if I use my fingers. At first, I used way too much and my skin looked dry and ashy. Once I realized less was more I couldn't have been happier! The coverage is light weight but still creates an even, dewey skin tone. I waited several weeks to write a review because my skin is very sensitive and sometimes I think I like a skin product but after a week or two, I break out. I have not had one blemish or rash while using this product and my skin is actually smoother and clearer. I am hooked and will continue to use Josie Maran cosmetics!!
I could not place the smell in this product, then finally when my hand turned orange I realized it was self tanner. It's okay for weekend wear but it does have an orangey look if you apply too much. Use the brush or your hand will turn orange.
Not what I expected
It left my face tight and dry feeling. Since it said serum, I thought it would be more hydrating. I have some large pores where it settled in making them more noticeable. I didn't have a problem with the color like others have mentioned. I wouldn't recommend this for people who have some larger pores. Maybe I'll try mixing it with a moisturizer.
Love this product
Great for a person who does not like to ware foundation. It blends your skin tones but does not cover blemishes or age spots. My skin stays hydrated all day and has that healthy glow.
This stuff is like magic. It goes on white and makes your skin so soft. And you also get a bonus of a glow with it being a foundation too. It's just amazing. It's the dead cold of winter and my face is moist and soft instead of dry and cracking. AMAZING!!!!
It's a match!
I have very fair skin with pink undertone so it has always been challenging to find a foundation since most are yellow based. At 60 years old I have very nice skin, no wrinkles, lines and have never had blemishes. (Always mistaken for 15-20 years younger). So granted, I have a perfect canvas for this and only require very sheer coverage. This is lovely on. Just evens everything out. A little goes a loooong way.....on me at least. With the Argan oil for my moisturizer underneath this creates a beautiful, soft, touchable finish. A tiny swipe of the color stick on cheeks and lips and I am good to go.
I looked like an orange!
I am truly surprised by all the positive reviews. I use Josie Maran's argan oil at night and it's terrific. So I was really looking forward to this foundation. I have a medium olive complexion with very well behaved skin and after my first application, it looked like I'd smeared on the cheapest of the cheap tanning solution. My face was orange! I tried it again the next day....and a student commented "how orange" my face looked. That's what it took for me to get it right back into its box and return it ASAP.
could have been my answer
I bought this in tsv but it doesn't reach the color of my skin, in fact it stays almost ashy in color. If this would have matched my skin I would have given it a 4 because it still doesn't hide imperfections. I'm glad it worked for some. I might give the dark shade a try although I'm almost considered fair in complexion.
LOVE THIS FOUNDATION
I am a 68 year old woman, who, for years, have not used a foundation, decided to try this product and I LOVE it', it is by far the best I have ever used, it looks flawless on my skin. Thank you Josie Maran for such a wonderful product. I will purchase again and again!!!