I took a chance and purchased this product at Big Lots for around $3. Not sure if it was discontinued? I definitely would not pay the retail price since these are sample sizes. I carry this in my purse and I love it.
The colors work great with my skin tone: fair skin with pink undertones, dirty blonde hair, hazel eyes. The eye shadow has lasted a long time and is very light, not heavy. Definitely for day time wear. I use the "honest" brown powder blush in addition to the "down to earth" powder blush in my inner corners extending upwards to add definition to my eyes. Since I have scarring on my face I don't care for the "honest" blush as a contour. I love both the "true" powder blush and the "bare your soul" cream blush. Both of the lip gloss colors are great but run out really fast.
Comes as a small book covered in canvas that has gotten covered with my concealer. Magnetic enclosure. Hasn't come open in my purse but I carry it in a makeup bag just in case.
I would purchase "true" powder blush in a separate. It has lasted a long time, as well as the "down to earth" eyeshadow.
I love this!!!! Great to take in my purse for touch ups and the colors are so neutral they go great with any outfit!:) love this!!!!
I purchased this at Big Lots for $3.00- the colors are neutral and this is great to carry around in my purse for a quick touch up. I can't believe this would retail for $37.50. Thanks Big Lots for the great bargain.
Hi! These can be found at Big Lots stores nation wide for $3 along with a ton of other philosophy cosmetics. Great product for the price, the colors are on the "safe" side but this is something slender enough to put in a purse or backpack when your having a fugly moment and need some umph to get you through.
The most natural beautiful colors! I use this everyday! If I want to spice it up I add a shimmery liner and a little extra lipstick. This is so wonderful! I just can't say enough about it.
The writer in the review beneath does a terrific job of explaining the colors so I won't be redundant here. I'll just add, "What color?" Are they kidding? First, I want to say that back in 1997, Philosophy made THE best makeup set: full-sized matte eyeshadows and blushes, full-sized, beautifully-colored lipsticks plus all of the brushes you need. Brilliant!! In a moment of nostalgia, I thought, "Ooo! This is great!" Wrong. This is what Estee Lauder gives you for free during a gift with purchase. If you actually use the lipgloss, you'll be finished with the tiny pan in two weeks. I am as pale as a sheet of paper and these "colors" barely show up on my face. Duped again! I don't know what has happened to Philosophy - I know the company was sold - because the products are getting lower and lower in quality.
I purchased this from QVC for $37.50. It's not a bad palette, but it's insanely overpriced. The palette itself is sturdy cardboard and measures about 4x6 max, with a small mirror in the inside top of the cover. It closes magnetically. It contains two shadows--Reflect a Little, a *very* slightly shimmery ivory, and Open Your Heart, a *very* slightly shimmery light brown; two lip glosses--Pure of Heart, an essentially colorless shimmer that looks pink in the pan, and Down to Earth, a slightly shimmery wine color; and three blushes--Bare Your Soul, a warm pink cream, Honest, a bronzer, and True, a peachy-pink powder. The shadow pans are about the size of a nickel; the glosses, a dime; and the blushes, a quarter. There's not a lot of pigment in any of the products. The shadows are silky and lovely, great for a natural look; the glosses are sticky and prone to bleeding; and the blushes are quite chalky and the colors are not very flattering (at least to my MAC C3 complexion). As usually happens with palettes that contain a mix of powders and creams, the creams end up getting contaminated with powder particles. Also, the cream products are very prone to melting. This is a good idea badly executed and truly insanely overpriced for the amount and quality of the products. I returned it. I like many of philosophy's products, but not their makeup. I hope they get their act together in that department.