The Supernatural is my absolute fave!!! I prefer powder to liquid foundations, and have tried several. Hands down this is the best!! It not only offers great all-over coverage, but works nicely for spot coverage as well. It never feels heavy or powdery and allows my skin tone to come through and look natural. I have found that the provided sponge tends to trap and make unusable a large portion of the product. I always throw it away and use a kabuki brush instead. By saving all of the product that gets stuck in the sponge I generally get about a year of daily applications out of one pot!
I have bought maybe 4 or 5 of this already! I love the glow it gives to my skin. Two problems I have though: firstly the puff needs replacing frequently. Secondly, I feel I need a finishing powder for this, so my pores don't show. But when I use a finishing powder, the glow kindda reduces. Something's got to give, I guess.
Sadly, this foundation does not work for me. I have tried applying it both with the sponge it comes with and a kabuki brush, but in both cases, this just sits on top of my skin accenting every single enlarged pore and fine line on my face. I usually love Philosophy products but not this one.
This is my favorite mineral makeup out of those that I've tried, and I've repurchased it several times. Each one lasts me about a year, but I don't wear it every day. The sand shade is a perfect match for my skin, it's SUPER easy to apply and layers well-- I swipe all over and then tap on areas that need more coverage. Sometimes I even screw off the top and use a small brush to apply some directly to spots as a concealer. Also this doesn't appear to break me out and I've been using it since college. However, this makeup does have cons: 1. It's expensive. 2. If you carry it around a lot (like in a purse or something), the plastic top can crack or break! If this happens powder gets everywhere and it's impossible to fix. This happened to me a few times and I had to always leave it at home after that. 3. After a while, the applicator pad stops distributing the powder over your face evenly and needs to be changed. They do sell spares and a set of 3 lasts me the entire year. 4. My biggest gripe: It comes off your face easily, especially if you sweat or are really oily. I'd recommend a primer as a base and maybe even another translucent loose powder to help set it. Even with these cons, I'll keep buying this makeup for ease and speed of application and the fact that it matches my skintone exactly.
I've tried so many mineral makeups...BE, Everyday, Jane Iredale, Youngblood, GloMinerals....I'm sure I've missed a few. This is, for my skin, the best at doing what minerals say they will do. Airbrush look,
minimizes pores (especially on my nose!) and just done so quickly and easily! I do use a kabuki brush to apply (the spongy thing broke up after a short time). Some of the other ones I tried made the pores on my nose look like huge holes...horrible! Just really like this product and would definitely repurchase! Lot of product for the $$
This is my go-to powder to date. It sets beautifully, and they aren't kidding about the airbrushing! My skin looks absolutely perfect--something that hasn't happened since I started with this product. I guess the broad-spectrum antibiotic may have had something to do with my acne disappearing, but this certainly helped! I wear it with a tinted moisturizer and this sets it perfectly and provides decent coverage on its own. Amazing buy!
Plus to anyone who doesn't want to buy replacement sponges: FYI you can wash the sponges with gentle facial cleanser and let them dry. bing bang boom a fresh, sanitary sponge!
I bought this even though i decided to stick with my LM mineral foundation. i don't think i will ever regret buying it. the sponge applicator is a little tricky, and i'm still trying to figure out how to get the powder onto my face without really punching my own face with the applicator, but i love it! i thought i'd have to use my MAC studio TM bcause i didn't think there'd be enough coverage, but turns out i don't have to. i have a lot of skin imperfections, i used to have a lot of acne and so there are lots of scars and skin discoloration but it covers up reaaaaalllyyy well. it stays on, i don't have to retouch through out the day AND it doesn't break me out! WOOHOO! i'm a little worried that powder's gonna leak through my make-up bag but it hasn't happened yet even though i was on a flight back from the US for about 24 hrs in total. so it might not happen after all. for reference, i'm NC20-25/medium and i'm wearing this in sand. as long as i don't put too much on, it's a perfect match. i think less is best when it comes to powders. great product! a little pricey, and packaging could be better, but whatever. i love this product too much to care :D
This is actually a beautiful foundation, but it does not stay on and the sponge applicator is a bit unsanitary. It starts going on less evenly after you use it for a couple weeks. Maybe the oils in the sponge? Yuck! They sell replacements, but it can get expensive to constantly replace.
I am looking for a new full coverage foundation.....Help!
I am a BE girl. Due to the expense I do not use this product every day.
I use this for special occasions. IT is a more finely milled product that goes on very smoothly. I absolutely do not use the sponge applicator. I put it on with a small buki brush.
I don't understand why philosophy went this route. i purchased this after falling in love with Philosophy last year - I LOVE the purity cleanser and use it every night. however this mineral foundation was just plain strange. it is quite expensive (i think around $30 for not much product). the packaging baffles me - the sponge top is so unsanitary and ineffective... rubbing the sponge on my face felt abrasive, and "tapping" it, as the sales agent instructed me, did not deposit product evenly on my face. i tried applying the product with a large powder brush, which worked much better and didn't gross me out as bad - hate the sponge - but when i looked in the mirror i saw an ashen ghost staring back at me. even though the sales agent matched my color, she must have been doing it with her eyes closed, because the color was so light that i looked half dead. i went back and exchanged it for a darker shade, but there was just something "funny" about the way the product looked on my skin. I found out that even though the color was the correct one for me, the tone (or whatever it's called) was just too grey, making me look like I had smeared ashes all over my face. also, the color selection was too small - there were only a handful of colors to pick from. anyway i only used this stuff for a couple days before giving up and returning it to sephora. if you want great mineral makeup with tons of color selection, awesome quality, and huge amount of product for the price, try bare minerals (also from sephora). i love their products. they dont break me out or clog pores, and there is no weird ashy tint to the colors, even the darker shades. i heard the philosophy supernatural stuff got discontinued... that's probably a favor to women out there, for a company as awesome as philosophy, they shouldn't waste time with crappy products like this.