Love it or leave it? Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops

Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops

Normally I stay away adding oil to my face. I happen to have a bit of a paranoia about being shiny…my friends tease me because I constantly ask, “Is my nose shiny? Do I need to powder my nose??” So the thought of actually adding oil to my face does not sound appealing. However….the thought of adding a lovely, glowing radiance to my skin DOES sound appealing. In the interest of science and my curiosity-killed-the-cat personality, I actually couldn’t wait to try Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops ($48).

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Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops

Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops are “a makeup priming, holographic highlighting treatment oil powered by Josie’s quick-absorbing 100% Pure Argan Oil Light and pore-smoothing priming pearls for boosted elasticity, glowy radiance, and makeup-ready skin.” Essentially, it’s a highlighting oil that you can apply directly to the skin as a primer, or you can mix with moisturizer or foundation.

Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops

Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops

The first time I used it was a disaster. I used WAY too much. I had Moonstone Drops dripping off my face, horror show style. The second time I used one drop and it was heavenly. Just the right amount of radiance and it definitely worked as a primer, holding my foundation in place. It didn’t make my nose shiny as I had feared and yet it still gave my dry areas some much needed hydration. My skin looked beautiful – glowy, healthy, and happy.  Yes!!

I also like mixing a bit of this with my matte foundations for some depth, and on no-makeup days it’s great to mix with my moisturizer. A little bit goes a very long way, so the price isn’t bad. I give it a big thumbs up now that I know how to use it correctly!  This is a definite love, not a leave.

You can find the Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops online at  – Lisa


  1. I too have been feared to having a shiny face. I need to look into this as the added radiance and hydration is what I would like.

  2. What a beautiful glow! It reminds me of those MAC strobing liquids, except the ingredients in this one are much better.

  3. Oooh! Beautiful iridescent glow!

  4. This is nice and subtle!

  5. Beautiful, I would love to try!!

  6. 25 Sweetpeas says

    Looks like something you have to be careful with but also very pretty!

  7. My skin is super dry so this sounds great! I just picked up a Josie Maran exfoliation powder so I wonder how the two would work together!

  8. I feel like this just made me shiny – maybe I haven’t used it properly!

  9. It has a beautiful prismatic glow. Facial oils have actually helped balance my oily skin!

  10. I think I would love this.

  11. I love a hydrated, radiant finish, so I think that this could be a happy product for my complexion.

  12. I think I would like this. I tend to like illuminators and this looks nice.

  13. Ooooh! This looks fabulous.

  14. Sounds great, I that shiny feeling!

  15. Josie Maran makes great oils.

  16. I loooove Josie Maran’s line. She’s got great products for skin.

  17. Cassandra D says

    Now, this looks like something new that I have not tried before. I would like to try Josie Maran argan moonstone drops.

  18. My Nail Polish Obsession says

    That gives off such a pretty effect. But I’m the same as you, a bit leery of putting oil on my face.

  19. Oh this looks so lovely! I love face oils so this might be perfect for me 🙂

  20. I always hear great things about Josie Maran products, but that is a brand I tend to skip over..and I don’t know why! I need to check it out soon!

  21. This is so pretty! I’m learning to embrace face oils, and I would probably buy this one just because it’s sparkly.

  22. I love seeing sparkle on other people but I just haven’t talked myself into it yet. This looks fun!

  23. I’ve never tried a face oil but this one is intriguing. I think moderation is the key!

  24. Ehmkay nails says

    lol I would totally apply too much too lol. But it’s a nice hint of shimmer!

  25. Louisa Dent says

    sounds great – will have to check it out

  26. It sounds like a miracle worker for your skins appearance!

  27. Jana Williams says

    Hello Marcia & Lisa I Hope You Two Lovely Ladies Are Doing Well, I’m Really Loving This Cooler Weather We Are Having But Fall Just Happens to Be My Favorite Time of Year! I Am Really Excited About These Josie Maran Moondrops and I Even Love the Name “Moondrops,” How Fitting! I Would Love to Try Them Out of Course But I’m Not Working Right Now So Moondrops Will Just Have to Wait! I Do Get a Little Shiny Through My T-Zone But Not Too Bad and Like You Said if You Use a Small Amount it Works Great! I Also Love Them Because They Give You a Subtle Glow Which is Perfect for Me Because I Have Really Fair Skin and a Lot of Highlighters or Bronzers Can Be Way Too Dark or Way Too Overwhelming for Me! Well Thanks Again for Sharing Ladies, I Really Enjoyed This Post as Per Usual! Have a Blessed Day Marcia & Lisa! ????

  28. Fairytalesnails says

    THis sounds really nice good that a little goes a long way should last you for a while x

  29. I love this shimmer!!!! Great way to add a subtle glow!

  30. This is so pretty, and I love this kind of glow!

  31. I have tried the Argan Oil, but not these drops. They look lovely as you’ve swatched them, so I may well be giving these a try.


  32. Cindi Overstreet says

    I have not tried this oil, but I might have to try this one.