Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid Review & Swatches

Today I have a review of the brand new Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation for you and I also included swatches of 6 colors! The Josie Maran Foundation contains cold-pressed Argan oil which feeds and energizes skin with essential nutrients. It promises also to give smooth, vibrant, baby-skin finish with a medium-to-full coverage. In a 4 week clinical study 100 % of subjects experienced a significant increase of skin moisture by 106%. I posted yesterday a makeup look where I used this foundation as well.

The Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation is available in 14 colors:

Dynamic: fair with neutral undertones
Supernatural: fair-light with neutral undertones
Cosmic: light with golden undertones
Euphoric: light with neutral undertones
Mystical: light-medium with neutral undertones
Electric: light-medium with golden undertones
Awakened: medium with neutral undertones
Juicy: medium with neutral-red undertones
Adventurous: medium with golden undertones
Jubilant: tan with red undertones
Fearless: tan with neutral golden undertones
Reverent: deep tan with neutral undertones
Magical: deep with neutral red undertones
Unstoppable: very deep with neutral red undertones.

Here are some swatches:

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The consistency is very thin and liquid which makes it super easy to apply (I used my Ecotools foundation brush). I really think that the coverage is nice but would not describe it as "full"- more of a light to medium coverage (depending on how much product you use).

Here is a picture of me using the Josie Maran Foundation only on one side of my face (it seems obvious but it is the left side). I used the color "Awakened" which was a great fit.

And here is a before and after photo:

I do have combination to oily skin (usually my T-zone is pretty nasty) and the Josie Maran Foundation immediately gives me a very shiny face. There is no way in the world that I could use it without a setting powder! After a couple of hours I again was extremely shiny.

The best way to use this foundation if you have oily skin like me is: first use the Hourglass Mineral veil primer (super oil absorbing primer!), then apply the Josie Maran foundation, set it with a translucent powder (I like Laura Mercier or the Tarte smooth operator but the Elf HD powder would work as well) and then spritz some Urban Decay All nighter setting spray on. This is what I did on this picture:

Overall I can recommend the Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation especially for those with normal to dry skin and those with dry mature skin will really love it. As an oily gal it will only work with a lot of prepping (see above)- so it is not really made for those girls. But it also was never claiming such thing- just to be fair. Oh and I also would have loved if it would contain already an SPF...

I reviewed more products by Josie Maran in this post!

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