A few months ago I did a little splurging on Sephora USA’s website and one of the items in my cart was the Josie Maran Cosmetics Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid ($45 USD). The promise of a radiant, dimensional finish was enough to make me buy this, sight unseen.
This foundation contains a synergistic blend of 100 percent pure argan oil, blueberry extract as well as a cocktail of moisture-enhancing ingredients to help keep your skin happy. Read on to see how if Josie Maran Cosmetics Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid is worth $45!
One of the first things that attracted me to this product was its gorgeous packaging. The foundation is packaged in a glass bottle with rainbow swirls around it. The rainbow vibrant colours suit the name of the foundation perfectly.
This product is described as a medium-to-full coverage skin care foundation fluid powered by 100 percent pure argan oil and nutrient-rich pigments for vibrant, glowing skin. First layer yields medium coverage while the second layer gives a nice full coverage. The glow from the foundation is amazing. It makes my skin look so healthy and fresh! 🙂 It’s also formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates which is always a bonus. There is a slight floral scent so please keep that in mind if you are sensitive to smell.
After watching numerous Youtube videos, I decided that the lightest shade, Dynamic RG5 for fair skin tones with neutral undertones would suit me best. There are a total of 14 different shades with different undertones, I’m sure there will be a shade for everyone. It matched perfectly the moment I applied it on my face but after 15 minutes or so, it oxidized to shade darker. Boo. I would advise going to the store and testing the foundation on your neck first. Walk around Sephora for 20 minutes and see if colour still matches you after 20 minutes.
Sadly, this foundation is transferable and it comes off when I accidentally touch my face. This foundation started to wear off after 7 hours but only around the nose area. I make sure to set my face when I use this as it will not last two hours in Singapore’s hot and humid weather.
My verdict is mixed on this. I think it’s a great foundation itself but I dislike how it oxidizes and would not stay on my face. I think it’s a foundation that is better suited for cold climates, aka not a hot and humid country, like mine. If you love glowing skin, and want to your foundation to give you a radiance, this product is right for you. If you have oily skin, avoid this product at all costs.
Product was purchased from Sephora USA. This review contains my honest and true opinions.