A Perfect Match: Josie Maran Argan Serum Matchmaker Foundation

I’ve met my match! It’s Josie Maran’s Argan Serum Matchmaker Foundation. I’ve been using this in Light-Medium, and I’m kind of in love. Before I tried it I was filled with all sorts of fears. Would it be a match, would it look OK and then give me orange face mid-day or would it break me out? Those turned out to be irrational fears, because this foundation is a rock-star performer.

For experimentation purposes, I tried this with no primer and no setting or finishing powder. And you know what? It held up all day and actually stayed semi-matte — and incredibly natural. I thought it was a fluke, so I tested it the same way for a week and each day the results were the same.

Doing its matchmaking thing…

So why mess with a good thing, right? When I use this foundation, I don’t prime or set and I love it. I think it’s a great winter foundation too because it is very moisturizing. A few things to note if you’re interested in giving this a go as well:

  • If you are extremely fair-skinned with pink undertones, you may have some troubles. I’m pretty neutral with some yellow, so the Light-Medium is a perfect match for me.
  • If at first you try and don’t succeed, give it a few minutes. I noticed that when I put this on, the color is still adjusting. Within five minutes it looks like skin, but it does take a few minutes to get a perfect match.
  • Apply this with a brush, preferably a flat foundation one. It gets a little messy with the hands and a sponge is too absorbent and you’d waste product. I use a few pumps on the back of my hand and go from there.

While I do think this is great for the dry winter we’re still going though, I have a feeling that its smart enough to adjust to my skin’s needs come June. I love when foundations do the thinking for me.

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9 thoughts on “A Perfect Match: Josie Maran Argan Serum Matchmaker Foundation

  1. I wish I could use this, but alas I am fair-skinned with pink undertones so it is way too dark and off colour for me. So sad about that! I love her products so much!

    1. Bummer Tracy! I hope Josie introduces a fair shade in the future! I do love her products – next on my list is the Argan Cleansing Oil. Can’t wait to give it a go!

    1. Katrina, The coverage is pretty good — I’d say medium. I follow up with concealer on any blemishes or problem areas. But this does a great job of covering the redness I get around my nose — better than most foundations on me!

  2. These self-adjusting foundations seem to be really trendy! I’m seeing them everywhere.. but this is really exciting because it has organic argan oil! What are the ingredients?

  3. Bummer! I am fair skinned and pink toned. I figured that would be a problem, it always is. Thanks for the info before I wasted my money.

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