Hi, I’m Ana Lilia. Now if you’re like me, a girl who doesn’t like wearing makeup every day, a girl that doesn’t have enough time to put on all the layers of products that we’re told we have to put on, then I have a perfect product for you. I was introduced to the Josie Maran cosmetic line several months ago by a makeup artist, and I immediately fell in love, especially with her tinted moisturizer. Here it is. It’s Josie Maran’s tinted moisturizer, and what do I love about it?

Well, first and foremost, it’s made with organic ingredients. So that’s fantastic. Her philosophy for her makeup line is luxury with conscience. So that kind of sets the tone for everything. Another thing that I liked about it is that it’s paraben-free, toxic-free—so you don’t have to be worried about putting weird chemicals that might give you cancer later on—fragrance-free—very important for me because I don’t like scents, especially not around my nose. I’m very sensitive to that.

It’s also cruelty-free. It’s never been tested on animals, so that’s fantastic. And another thing, the packaging is eco-friendly. Ladies, have you noticed that most tinted moisturizers have a low SPF? Well, not Josie Maran’s. It’s SPF 30, and it also protects you against UVA rays and UVB rays, so it’s a broad spectrum coverage. It’s really easy to apply. That’s another thing I like about it.

First, always using a brush, I would squirt a little dab on my wrist, and then just brush it on. Paint it all over my face. Now while that was good and it gives you really great coverage, I did notice that my face looked very shiny, and I didn’t like that. Well, a couple of days ago, as I did some research online and I actually saw Josie Maran putting it on in a taxicab as she was rushing to a meeting, and all she does it she just dabs it on and then just using her fingertips, brushes it on. And that is a much better way to apply it.

You will be using less product, and it will just give you enough coverage without layering it and without making you too shiny. So that’s great. And then also, you can always finish it off with a pressed powder or just a powder just to get rid of that excess shine if you don’t like that. But I actually like the sheen. It gives you a healthy glow.

There are five different shades with the Josie Maran tinted moisturizer. I use Butter. There’s also a lighter one, Crème—cream—and that’s for the fair-skinned people. And there’s darker as well. Here’s a tip: Before you purchase, go to a Sephora store. They have all of the colors there, and ask someone—one of the consultants—to match it to your skin. That way, from the beginning, you’ll have a positive experience with the tinted moisturizer.

You can purchase the tinted moisturizer online, josiemarancosmetics.com. Or I found mine on Amazon.com for a better deal, so check out other websites as well. Or in person at Sephora. I love Josie Maran’s tinted moisturizer. It makes me feel beautiful and radiant, and I know it’ll do the same for you.

I’m Ana Lilia, and I’ll see you on the next product review.

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