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Argan Blend Concealer


Argan Blend Concealer

What it is: An antiaging treatment concealer.What it does:This unique two-shade Argan Blend Concealer provides long-lasting coverage that hides all imperfections while hydrating the skin with Josie Maran's signature ingredient, organic argan oil. Dual shades work together to correct and conceal flaws and highlight skintone, helping to address the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and discoloration, while concealing dark circles, blemishes, age spots, and redness.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:Argan Oil is produced from the argan tree in the semideserts of Morocco. This oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which have antiaging properties. This organic ingredient is known to help and prevent dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and sebum production. It is your answer to healthy, youthful, radiant, clear skin and hair.Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
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Questions & Answers for Josie Maran Argan Blend Concealer

Question
Would this work well covering acne?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
brittwerst
(Hoquiam, WA)
on Argan Blend Concealer
6 answers
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answer 1
This product covered my acne great but a week after using caused me to breakout very badly
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dna82
(Alta Loma,CA)
answer 2
It hides acne but it also makes it worse
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
cp09
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
I use it for my blemishes and find it works pretty well. Also, you should try 'laura mercier' silk creme foundation--covers really well with a makeup sponge.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
meggyboo
(Warren, Michigan)
answer 4
Yes, the flesh tone will cover acne. Set with powder afterwards.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
melivan
(vancouver, bc)
answer 5
I didn't keep mine because the light shade, which should fit my skin color is too orange. But if you can find a shade to use, I think it could conceal a breakout. If you mean a full coverage true Acne scars, than I'd say no.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jfan
(Potomac, MD)
answer 6
Yes, it would. It has excellent coverage and gives you a nice matte finish without being too drying.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
terridougherty
(Warren, IN)
Question
Can someone please explain to me how to use this product? I do not understand which color is to be used for which purpose.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
shoebacca
(Columbus, OH)
on Argan Blend Concealer
5 answers
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answer 1
The bottom color is the brightener, mainly for the under eye area. Apply this first SPARINGLY. Then dot the top color on -this is the actually concealer, and blend with a soft brush. I use the concealer (top) to cover other imperfections, but only use the brightener under the eyes and in the corner of the eye.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
gfpdem
(Brighton, MI)
answer 2
Using a flat brush, blending the two colors together to get a smoother combination in order to cover laugh lines, redness and use this before your own foundation.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
9to5
(tucson, AZ)
answer 3
I used the lighter color for under eyes and darker shade everywhere else
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dna82
(Alta Loma,CA)
answer 4
I just start with the darker shade (and I am fair), then pat it with your ring finger. Blend in some of the lighter over the darker shade, using the same method of patting. The darker shade is not as dark as it appears, but it does create a balance for a more natural look. Just take time and play with it to find which combo works best for you.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
debsfaves
(Hagerstown, MD)
answer 5
You can blend the two shades for best shade for your skin, use lighter under eyes, and darker on blemishes or discolorations, and redness. Be warned , if you have fair to light skin, the shade that's called "light' is quite dark, and the shades are a bit odd.
answered 3 years ago
jfan
(Potomac, MD)
Question
How does this compare to Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage?
I have been using Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage for close to two years now. It has been great, and has taken me forever to hit pan. I'm thinking of a nice change.

Has anyone used both Laura Mercier and Josie Maran and if you could please tell me which one you liked better and why, it would be much appreciated. Thank You!
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
oohbaby
(Vancouver, BC)
on Argan Blend Concealer
5 answers
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answer 1
Laura Mercieershades are better. Laura Mercier needs to be warmed on your hand first(harder to blend) but has more staying power than Josies Maran. josie Maran claims the Argan oil is treating your skin, while offering concealing, and I believe this is true. i still prefer the coverage,shades, and staying power of Laura Mercier, though more work to apply and blend. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years ago
jfan
(Potomac, MD)
answer 2
I've used both, prefer the Laura Mercier, the Josie cream concealer is similar, but too creamy and settled in my fine lines. Normal concealers don't do that to me. I liked that the Laura M concealer has one side that is drier, for lack of a better description, and I could mix it to be drier or creamier depending on where I wanted to conceal. This one is great in color, but too creamy and soft. In my opinion. Then again I have combo skin (but eye are is dry for me).
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lashes101
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 3
Actually I was going to buy the Laura Mercier product when I got this - I found the Josie Maran easier to use and smoother. I bought it because I came across it while wandering around the store - so I'm a first time user and a convert.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
kecki
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
Thank you, I will be going to my local Sephora asap to pick this up based on your reply :)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
oohbaby
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
I've tried Laura Mercier and I loved it..I'm using the Suede shade of Josie Maran and I think this offers more variation since you can lighten or darken it if you get tanned or if its winter and you're paler. Also I found this doesn't crease like laura mercier :)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
rosianna
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does it settle into fine lines like most other concealers do?
Also, is it long-lasting and relatively water-proof? My eyes tend to water a lot. If I put this concealer under my eyes and it gets wet for a second, will it be noticeable?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
kannd
(NY)
on Argan Blend Concealer
5 answers
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answer 1
YES. I used a brush to apply, finger pat to finish blending and set with my mineral foundation. I tried for a week to use this product and so wanted it to work because of the color, texture and how it is made. Unfortunately every time I looked in the mirror I would have to pat it out of the creases where it had settled, creases I never could see before! I do not have oily skin. Good luck.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
lanie
(Potomac, MD)
answer 2
I don't think it will melt very fast, but it is super creamy and doesn't settle, so it does wear as the day goes on. I would not call it water proof, but water resistent.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
gfpdem
(Brighton, MI)
answer 3
If you blend out the concealer you shouldnt have it settle into lines. My routine for concealer is: face prime, argan concealer (with concealer brush), reg concealer patted into the argan concealer with my ring finger, powder to set the concealer. I have oily skin so i usually have my makeup settling into the creases but with a good primer and powder you shouldnt have such a problem. powder is key to avoid makeup creasing.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
rmann
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
You will want to pat it on the line and wrinkle blend to the correct color an the set with a powder. This does not accentuate the deep laugh line I have around my mouth. Rather the color sits on the skin and smoothing out the appearance. This does really well with keeping out the daily oil of your face that may be accentuating the foundation in your wrinkles because it helps keep you more matte thus the Foundation just sits and smooths out. I would NEVER for get to pat on some finishing powder after your foundation concealer session with this stuff.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
theblkrabbit
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 5
No
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
skhair
(San Diego, CA)
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Which shade goes with her "butter" tinted moisturizer?
The lightest shade"sand"looks too light. It seems for more porceline skin. Her butter shade of TM & concealer in the tube is just a smidgen too light for me but the next shade it definitely too dark. I am guessing the "suade" in this shade combo would be what I should choose??
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
cactusjack
(Indiana)
on Argan Blend Concealer
4 answers
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answer 1
I use the Butter Tinted Moisturizer. I ordered the Concealer, in Sand. One shade is too dark for anything but using on maybe blemiishes, but not under the eye, while the lighter sade is way orange looking. It is creamy, and doesn't settle into lines but the shaeds aren't good. At least not for me. It is a lot darker in person than it looks here online.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jfan
(Potomac, MD)
answer 2
I wear butter, and sand was the perfect color. In person it looks darker than online.
I'm the same, wish there was a color between butter and linen. I end up using butter, putting on clear powder and then a light dusting of bronzer bcbutter was a hair too light and linen was too dark. I'd rather have a foundation be too light and I darken it with bronzer though, can't fix a foundation that is too dark!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lashes101
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 3
I am light-skinned and a Sephora employee did a "color match" for me (butter). I purchased the Sand concealer before trying the TM, and it works very well for me as far as color goes. I think they'll go very well together too.
Sephora should be able to return the concealer for you if you purchase it and it doesn't work out.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
turbsies
(Saint Paul, MN)
answer 4
I have a light to medium skin tone and it works perfect on me!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
naturalkristie
(Owensboro, Kentucky)
Question
what color would be best for me. I have brown eyes and fair skin.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
kthree
(Browns Valley, CA)
on Argan Blend Concealer
4 answers
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answer 1
Sand is the lightest shade. You should try it in the store prior to buying though. I use Sand and am a Light/Medium with yellow undertones. Personally, I love this concealer.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
dollface303
(Denver, CO)
answer 2
Sand
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
9to5
(tucson, AZ)
answer 3
Sand
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dna82
(Alta Loma,CA)
answer 4
I think the Sand color would work for you because of yellow undertones.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nosdiva
(Arlington, TX)
Question
What powder is best used to set this product?
I found that after application, it gathers in my creases and I have to redistribute. I do not apply this heavily. I read that it should be "set", but what is the best choice of powder? I use a mineral powder foundation.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
lanie
(Potomac, MD)
on Argan Blend Concealer
3 answers
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answer 1
i don't use any powder, just face cream
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kated32
(Flushing, NY)
answer 2
Laura Mercier's secret brightening powder sets this very well! I have not had any melting/balling up issues when I set it with that.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
memayen
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I'm not sure which brand of mineral powder you use, but I've had good results with Clinque's redness solutions mineral powder for all over my face, including over the concealer. If you don't have a problem with redness Clinique has other mineral powders you could try. I'm also a fan of Make Up Forever's HD microfinish powder, and Lorac's oil-free wet/dry powder. Another suggestion would be to check your application. I mentioned this in the product review already, but I use a concealer brush to apply the corrector, then blend it with a small blending brush, and repeat the process with the concealer. I find using my finger only moves the product around and doesn't really help to set it. If you're still not satisfied maybe try going to a local Sephora if you have one and ask them what they'd suggest.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
WorkoutObsessed
(Rock Island, Il)
Question
Do you guys still carry the josie maran concealer stick in "desert"? I have not seen it in stores or online since christmas 2010. What happened?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
lisdelight
on Argan Blend Concealer
2 answers
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answer 1
I believe it got replaced by this concealer.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
LUDD
answer 2
That product was discontinued and replaced with this product. Josie Maran Cosmetics website does still have it in stock under the "Good Buys" section and it is 1/2 off! It used to be $22 and is $11 right now. Hope this helped you. :)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
tracygirl64
(Sacramento, CA)
Question
Help me find my shade!!!
i wear chanel poudre universelle compact in translucent 3.i'm asian.what shade would you reccomend getting this concealer in?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
azngirl135
on Argan Blend Concealer
2 answers
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answer 1
For what it is worth, I am asian and I use the JM tinted moisturizer in butter; the lightest shade of concealer works best for me.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
chickpea2010
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Sand
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dna82
(Alta Loma,CA)
Question
How do these compare to old shades
The sand doesn't look very light to me. Is one of shades comparable to the old creme shade?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
melanito
(Vancouver BC)
on Argan Blend Concealer
2 answers
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answer 1
I never got to see the old concealers in person, however the sand was very blendable, with one side lighter and one side darker. I have medium skin tone, wear laura mercier concealer in a level 2, or Amazing Concealer in light golden, or MAC N25, and it is about the same shade range. Hope that helps.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lashes101
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 2
I went to the Sephora store, and the makeup counter matched me to creme. Then when I came online to actually purchase it, they only had this one. I waited and waited, but the other one never came back, so I just ordered sand. I have found that it matches very very well. There are two shades in the compact--I think the browner one is the same as creme or at least close, and the pinker one is the same general shade, but it's better for under your eyes because of the slight pink tint. Once you run your brush over it, it looks lighter.

I haven't used the old creme concealer before except when the makeup counter people put concealer/foundation/bronzer on me to test out, but this color works great for me, can't tell the difference from that one day, and I love it. I have very fair skin (esp. this time of year).
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tamalicious16
(Boston, MA)
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