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Foundations! who doesn’t love a good foundation? One that makes your skin look like you just got your makeup done by Mario Dedivanovic? Or that makes you look so airbrushed you can’t stand your own self (lol- so dramatic). Anyway, my point is we all love a good foundation, some of us love that super light, can see my skin peeking through type of foundations, some love a full beat, can’t see a damn imperfection, cake it on foundation. Personally, I love a light coverage foundation, such as the one I’m about to talk about! This foundation is so beautiful, I love how my skin feels when I wear it, it is lightweight (oh lawdddd I love lightweight foundations!), it looks luminous, healthy, dewy (how many adjectives can I use?), doesn’t stick to dry patches (for us with dry skin issues), in my eyes this foundation is just perfect, I’m sitting here trying to understand why is this foundation so underrated? (Side note: This launched Spring of 2016).
Ok, let me stop with the suspense :-). I am talking about Josie Maran’s Vibrancy Argan Oil foundation! A little back story on how I found it…I went to Sephora one day, looking for a “specific” item and of course, like the addict that I am, I start walking around, acting like I’m going to buy everything that catches my eye 🙄. I come this little section in the back where they have the Josie Maran stuff (Sephora, stop hiding this in the back! lol), and I noticed the foundation, I didn’t even know she had a foundation on her line to be completely honest, I had used her organ oil in the past, but no idea about the foundation. Anyway, I asked one of the girls to help find my match, I didn’t even ask her if it was ok for dry skin, I figured it would be since it said Argan oil foundation fluid. Anyway, I bought it! Came home, wanted to try right away, but #momlife (lol). I tried it the next day and I couldn’t believe how beautiful it made my skin feel and look! I mean, my face looked so soft and flawless, I kept thinking maybe I didn’t apply enough and that’s why it’s not sticking to my dry patches, so I added a little more and it just performed beautifully! I fell in love right there and then, it suddenly became my #1 foundation, (Make Up For ever Ultra HD was my #1), I love everything about this foundation and for someone with dry skin, this is PERFECT, as long as you don’t mind the light coverage. I kept saying to myself, why isn’t anyone talking about this foundation? I don’t know, maybe there are reviews out there, but I haven’t seen any honestly and there need to be more! lol
The foundation comes in this pretty bottle, pretty basic, right? it has a pump (which is always a plus), But what’s inside of this bottle is like gold for my skin! So the claims of this foundation are that is a “medium-to-full coverage skin care foundation fluid powered by 100 percent pure argan oil and nutrient-rich pigments for vibrant, glowing skin”. In my humble opinion, I don’t think this is medium to full coverage; I think it is light-to-medium coverage, I think you can definitely get to medium if you build it up, full coverage though, I doubt it, but please if you have tried it and it does work, leave me a comment, I’d love to hear what you guys think/experience with it.
Let’s talk price, it costs $45, is it worth it? in my opinion, ABSOLUTELY! I have a hard time finding foundations that make my skin feel and look this way, so yes, if I find something that works, I will pay $45 for it lol. You get what you pay for, right? Go on the Sephora to read more about this little gem.
So moving on, let’s talk about wear, IN THE HOT SUMMER! I wore this foundation on July 3rd, it was a very hot, humid day here in New York, I decided for some unknown reason to wear foundation this day. I picked this foundation and after I applied I asked myself oh God what did I just do? Why am I wearing a foundation formulated with 100% Argan oil in it, in the hot summer 🤦🏻♀️? It was too late to turn back, it was already applied and set 🤷🏻♀️! So I prayed to the makeup Gods to please not let me look a hot mess 🙏🏼. Guess what!? I looked a hot mess! KIDDING! The foundation freaking didn’t melt on my face 🙌🏼! It stayed on nicely, granted I had places, like my nose where you can just see my skin, and that is mainly because I always ALWAYS touch my nose (allergies 🙄). Anyway, let me let you be the judge, here are the pictures of when I applied it and after I got home that day at around 9:30pm. Keep in mind I applied this at around 11:45ish a.m.! So without further ado, here are freshly applied and the after 10hrs or so (if I’m counting correctly lol) pictures. (don’t mind the kitchen pictures, this is my best lighting lol and my phone is always charging there ha!)
P.S. Oh and I didn’t retouch at all.
P.S.S. I don’t use facetune or smoothing filters
This foundation won the Allure best of beauty award! It won an award, so why is it not more popular!? I guess maybe people are opting more for the full beats nowadays, which is ok, nothing wrong with that; as for me though, I’m staying light and simple and as long as this foundation is on the shelves, it will on my vanity also, you do what makes you happy, comfortable and feel like a million bucks! That’s the beauty of makeup right?
Disclaimer: The foundation works amazing for me, if it doesn’t work for you, that is ok, not every product works the same for everyone.
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