Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation | Review

I've heard amazing things about this foundation, absolutely glowing (no pun intended) reviews. It was time to try it for myself.  Given the fact that my skin is dryer than the sand in the desert, I was very excited.


This foundation is an Allure Magazine 2016 Best of Beauty Winner. It is primarily sold on Sephora.com. I tried going into a store in Philadelphia and they said they didn't carry the Josie Maran makeup in-store. The bottle is 1fl oz for $45. Pretty steep, however, I found you don't need to use a lot.



Sephora was perpetually out of stock so the moment I saw a couple shades come back, I jumped on picking one. Normally I would probably be around a G35 in this foundation but went with the G15 that they had in stock. It's a bit pale but I make it work with bronzer.


I pumped once on the back of my hand and applied this with a Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki brush. I love the argan oil feel to the foundation because I desperately need the hydration. It didn't seem to sink in as well around the more oily parts of my face (chin, jaw) but I would only feel that if I happened to touch those areas.

This is also one of those products you have to give a couple chances. And depending on your skin condition or time of year, it could sit differently on the face. At first I thought it clung to my dry patches. As I used it a couple more times I knew how much to use and how to apply it to get the results I was looking for. Definitely great for the cold months ahead.

Let me know how you feel about this foundation and if there are any other foundations you've tried and loved!