Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review: Josie Maran Face Powders

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Although I never leave the house without makeup, I tend to stick with my favorites and I am not one who tries new makeup frequently. Because I have sensitive skin and am prone to cystic acne, I have to be really careful when choosing face makeup and absolutely can't use any sort of liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer on my entire face or else those nasty little cysts will pop up. No BB creams for me!

Recently I decided to look for a new face powder to switch it up a bit. I chose to go with Josie Maran's argan line because her products are all natural, paraben-free and don't contain any animal ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised with her face powders and am happy to report that after a month of wearing them, they have not irritated my sensitive skin at all and I am still cyst free! :)  {Bonus - all three compacts are my favorite shade of soft pink which makes me totally happy.}

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaking Powder with SPF 20 - $34. This powder has become my favorite for everyday wear. It provides just enough coverage to even out my skin tone and hide blemishes without covering up my freckles and leaves my skin feeling baby soft. I bought the light/medium shade because I have golden undertones and it blends in really nicely and looks super natural. One application in the morning lasts all day long and I love that it has SPF 20 to keep me protected from the sun!

Josie Maran Argan Pressed Natural Powder - $30. This product is perfect if you're looking for a powder to absorb oil without depositing any color on your face. It won't cover up blemishes but it gives a natural finish over your moisturizer to keep your skin shine-free and soft. This will come in really handy over the summer when I want to throw on some powder over my sunscreen to absorb the icky feeling it can leave on my face without changing the color of my skin.

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizing Powder - $30. This soft powder is glimmery without being glittery and adds just the right amount of shimmer to your face. I love it because it's so versatile - you can use it all over, as a cheek highlighter, to brighten up dark under eye circles or as an eyeshadow which I've been doing a lot lately! {I like to layer it under my black eyeliner.} This powder is perfect for the holidays or any other special occasion when you need a little glamour and watch to switch it up a bit.


  1. This powder honestly looks gorgeous I would definitely try it if they have a color that matches my skin tone well.

  2. Ooh I haven't tried this product yet but the powder looks so pretty in the pics! Thanks for sharing. :)

    xo - Sheila

  3. hi! i hope we can follow each others blog :)) please let me know :))

  4. I've never tried this brand before, but I love the shimmer!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. I love all of Josie Maran's products!!! I'm majorly into healthy beauty products!!! And cruelty-free is a must ;)

  6. Love that this is all natural! You should also look into Korres too. They make tons of all natural products that are super gentle on skin.

    1. i looove korres, i use their wild rose moisturizer. it's the only one i can use without breaking out!

  7. Ive been hearing a lot about josie Maran products. I have to try


  8. Hi! I found your blog and LOVE it! You are so fun! I was in Paris last year, enjoy your tri[! You should look into Arbonne as well. All botanically based, no mineral oil, parabens, animal products or testing :)) Look forward to more blog posts :)) Jessica