I was flipping through channels one night and stumbled onto a QVC special with Josie Maran. I’m a somewhat new fan to Josie Maran’s line of products but the ones that I have tried, I always seem to like. So I started watching and they introduced this product. I was pretty intrigued by it and thought it looked neat and like something I would like so I decided to give it a try and order it. (I ordered it from Sephora though instead of QVC.)
I ordered the compact in light/medium and it seems to be a good match for me.
I tried it out and my overall impression of the product is that I like it!
When I first applied it, it looked too light for my skin and looked a little powdery. I like it alone for less than a minute (didn’t touch or fuss over it) and let it do its thing. Sure enough, it changed and ended up matching my skin color pretty much spot on. Yay!
I don’t think it offers the fullest coverage though. I had a couple small blemishes (more on the reddish side) that I was hoping to cover up with it and unfortunately, that didn’t happen. It definitely helped to disguise them but I wouldn’t say that it completely hid them as I would have liked it to. Now, it also could have been an operator error on my part and maybe I should have kept applying it. However, I didn’t really think that I should be need to “cake it on” to hide the blemishes. Oh well, I still like it!
I think my biggest dislike for this product isn’t actually the product itself but the compact that the product comes in. I have to say that this is probably one of the cheapest compacts I have ever dealt with. (And I’ve used a lot!) I feel like I have gotten cheap drugstore brand compacts in the past that were of a better quality than this compact. I’m afraid that if I ever dropped this thing it would crack and instantly break. I feel like just opening and closing it will cause it to break if I am not careful with it. Also, the sponge that is included is very thin and seems like it is going to wear out and crumble very quickly. Of course, a new sponge can always be purchased to replace this thin one once it wears out. I just feel like for $34.00 it should be of better quality.
- Changes to match your skin color/tune
- Applies evenly and smoothly
- Doesn’t look caked on or thick
- Cheap compact
- Thin cheap sponge
- Doesn’t cover blemishes completely (at least not the redder ones!)