So sorry I didn’t take a sec to say Happy Mum’s Day to the moms out there! Belated, but I sure hope you all had a beautiful day spent with your families.
My butt is dragging today……I hate Mondays. I needed extra concealer this morning after overindulging in weekend fun so I reached for the new Josie Maran Argan Blend Concealer.
That Josie, she laces everything with Argan Oil lately!
Let’s take a look at this new concealer.
A two-shade Argan Blend Concealer with organic argan oil.
Josie’s long over do for a concealer as when she originally launched the line she only had a lipstick style concealer available. I think it’s great that she’s been slowing updating her catalog to not only include essentials but also some rather fun LE items as well.
Argan Blend Concealer comes in a slim brown compact palette. It’s honestly not too small so if you’re more for traveling light with say a pot concealer this might prove a tad bigger but not necessarily bulky as it is light. I liked the packaging alot as it has a rather large mirror plus it contains not only a concealer but a corrector as well.
The formula is supposedly anti-aging thanks to the Argan Oil in the blend and yes, that oil does indeed make the formula very emollient. The palette is split down the middle to reveal concealer on one side and a correct on the other. Apply the correct first and proceed to follow up with the concealer or combine the two and pat into place. The product is available in three shade selections and each one has the same range of shade in the corrector. This is an orange-y beige which proves excellent for concealing dark circles.
The formula and the actual concealer have a few quirks I personally didn’t like.
First off, I wasn’t partial to the texture of the product. It feels like a grease paint of sorts as it’s very emollient. At best I should be raving that it’s quite moisturizing under my dry eyes but the emollient texture proved a tad difficult to blend out in my experience. I was also disappointed in the overall lack of pigment. The concealer felt like it had very minimal color payoff and didn’t quite conceal all the under eye woe I was wanting it to.
The shades are limited to three colors and the lightest shade proved way too dark for me. The shades all have a heavy beige base with alot of orange to them. The color selection will be fabulous on olive or tanned complexion but fair, porcelain, or medium fair skin types may feel the shade selection ages their eyes or makes them appear more tired, that’s at least how I felt about the color I selected.
- Olive or tan skin with dark circles (I think the orange-y base will be great for diminishing darkness on such skin types).
- Those who favor a more emollient concealer (texture feels like that of a grease paint, heavy and a bit oily).
- Those with fair, medium fair, or lighter skin (I thought the shades were too beige for many lighter skin tones).
- Those who need a pigmented concealer (I thought this lacked pigment and left more of a subtle finish behind).
- Those with dry eyes or creepiness around their eye area (it seems to blend rather badly if you aren’t work on a smooth, hydrated under eye area).
I’ve seen some raving reviews on the product but I personally didn’t love it. I’m normally a fan of emollient concealers but this just felt rather off to me and blended all kinds of badly plus the color seemed to make my eyes appear more tired rather than brighter and fresher. I love the idea of argan oil in the mix but I do think the ingredient is a tad over used lately in Josie’s Makeup line…I think it has it’s place with certain makeup users and I do think those with a darker skin tone and heavier darkness with enjoy the orange-y base but I personally didn’t love it in the end sadly….
Anyone try it?
What have your experienced been with it?
Available now at Sephora.
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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