Talk about a natural beauty — supermodel Josie Maran has gone back to her roots to create her own earth-friendly beauty line, Josie Maran Cosmetics. A homegrown natural beauty expert, Maran was raised in a bohemian household in Northern California where she grew up appreciating pure, unpretentious beauty. Inspired by makeup artists she met while modeling, and driven by her personal desire for quality makeup that doesn’t mask, Maran has designed a collection that features pure, gentle cosmetics in a luxurious array of colors and textures. Packing formulas with botanical ingredients, and housing products in recyclable and biodegradable packaging, Josie Maran Cosmetics embraces eco-friendly practices with products made with love—for people and the planet.
Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation ($42) is formulated with Chameleon Pigments, a breakthrough color-match technology that reads and instantly adjusts to match your unique and changing natural skin tone. It’s the only foundation you’ll need year-round to provide age-defying undetectable coverage.
The breakthrough serum foundation suspends over fine lines and wrinkles to smooth and correct visible signs of aging. The one-of-a-kind Organic Argan Oil infused formula strengthens and balances your skin while keeping oily areas shine-free, and dry spots naturally moisturized for totally flawless, younger looking skin.
MY THOUGHTS: I was a bit apprehensive about using this foundation due to it having Argan Oil in it since I was afraid it would provoke a break-out. I was even a little more leery since this foundation goes on white, but it miraculously blended with my skin tone. While admitting that I felt consternation in the beginning, I’m glad that I took a chance at trying it out. This is the best foundation I’ve used in ages!
I love that it doesn’t aggravate my skin, and that it gives me an ample amount of coverage. It’s recommended that you buy their Argan Blend Concealer ($28) to get full coverage, but I honestly don’t need it at the time being since it gives me the coverage that I need right now. However, I probably would have a different take if I were experiencing a breakout. Also, it looks very natural. I can’t recommend this foundation enough!
Argan Illuminizer ($28) is an ultra light skin brightener with a hint of bronze, giving skin a radiant, luminous, lit-from-within glow that lasts all day. Argan Illuminizer works to eliminate dark circles and rejuvenate sleepy-looking eyes, while Argan Oil conditions and restores the skin. The universal bronze shade is perfect for any skin tone and all skin types.
MY THOUGHTS: It had been ages since I had used an illuminizer, but I believe I’ve found another winner! This is probably the best one I’ve used so far! I mix a tiny amount of it with the Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation . It gives my skin a natural looking and gorgeous shimmer without being overwhelming. I haven’t been the least bit of disappointed.
I look forward to trying out more products from the Josie Maran Cosmetics line in the future. I wouldn’t mind trying out the Argan Blemish Clearing Pads ($28), Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Sweet Citrus ($35), Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick ($22), and Argan Cream Blush ($22).
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