This is one of my current "can't live without" makeup products that I use every single day. I use it as a makeup primer or, on weekends, as my foundation.
I've tried many other Philosophy products, but I either didn't like them or they caused acne and/or an allergic reaction, but this product is great!
I've tried other brands of primers, but this is the only one that has not been stiff, tacky/sticky, or otherwise gross.
It provides a great base to mineral/powder foundation. It glides on silky smooth and evens out my complexion nicely. It covers fine lines, but it doesn't cake up. And I love that it has built-in sunscreen =)
I don't know about you, but I don't like this primer. I don't like the texture of it, I don't like how it makes me feel like I have a lot of makeup on, and I don't like how it makes my foundation look dull. I call this the 'insecure primer', the primer that makes you feel ugly. I don't like the slimy feeling when applying, it feels like I'm actually putting a mask on or something. Overall, not a great primer, and I don't recommend it at all.
There just wasn't anything I liked about this product. I hardly ever return products as I'm usually able to find some use for them. This one was sent back immediately. The texture is hard to describe, but it's awful and I had an terrible time getting it to blend well. There was no coverage of any kind, certainly nothing that left me with anything remotely flawless or any coverage of any kind. Instead, I was left with an odd shine and my combo/dry skin was an oil slick each day I wore it.
I love this product! It controls shine practically all day and makes my skin super smooth. I wear it alone for a nice natural matte look or under my foundation to make it flawless. I recommend giving this a try if you havent yet.
Yuck! This is not moisturizing enough by itself, but too slippery and goopy feeling on top of a separate moisturizer. The sun protection in this is way too weak, in my opinion -- definitely not high enough for those with really light skin -- so I always have to combine it with another sunscreen. But worst of all is the color! I'm very pale -- usually the lightest or second to lightest shade of most foundation -- and this strangely peach colored primer never seems to blend in fully. I don't want to leave the house with random orange spots on my face!
Evens out my complexion and feels like silk! Great primer, or good when you want light coverage. Hard to live without this product!
I think I would buy this again, but I'm always on the search for a better primer. I like the Philosophy Present one but that one has parabens and this one seems more natural. This one as far as I know has spf 15 that is not a chemical sunscreen (no oxybenzone) which is important to me.
However, I prefer the texture of Present because it dries more matte. This one is creamy at first and feels just a little bit more slippery. And it smells like sunscreen (which I know it has, duh) but the other one is not odorless, but it was more appealing to me, I guess.
On that note, I think I'll use this on days I know I'll be outside... as for the Present... it has parabens but Smashbox's original primer does not. Present is cheaper though, 2 oz, I believe instead of 1. Anybody else know of a better primer that's good for it's price?
I am obssessed with sunscreen and primers
I use first the sunscreen shelter which is very moisturizing without the white geisha mask like Obagi. Next I use the supernatural tinted and I am good to go.
The 2 products seem to work well together and good sun protection
Okay. I just heard the brand Philosophy over the internet. It's kinda "Popular" when it comes to skin care. We don't have the brand "Philosophy" here in Hong Kong. I checked everywhere, but unfortunately, they don't have any beauty bars available here. I also tried e-mailing their staff online, but like what I said, they don't have it here in Hong Kong. As an alternative, I can purchase their products online, but the hell with the shipping fee! It's way too expensive! And so I let my lust slip away. I wanted to purchase supposedly Philosophy's Tinted Moisturizer named
Supernatural Superbeautiful" but then, when I found out those facts, I tried forgetting about my lust about it. Until someone in MakeUpAlley offered an exchange for it. And so I said yes to it.
I swapped my Bourjois Powder Blush (which I don't really use anymore) for a Philosophy Supernatural Tinted Moisturizer in exchange. The swap tooked I think 2 weeks? 3 weeks? before it was all done. It was a successful swap. She loved my powder blush and I love hers as well! Please don't tell me this is my Holy Grail Tinted Moisturizer!!! The fact that it's not available here in Hong Kong makes me wanna say... "OUCH!" That means, I have to purchase it online because we don't have it here locally!
But one thing is for sure... I love this more than my Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer.
It's more like I'm wearing nothing at all, non sticky, plus, my skin can breathe over this. My bf even said that my skin looks good when I tried using this on our date. He said that I look better and he was suprised when I told him that I was only wearing a Tinted Moisturizer at that time. No Foundation at all.
It's like a "lazy" counterpart of my Cle De Peau Creme Foundation, only that it's 3 steps in just one for a lazy day. I just use this for a lazy day because I am already used to my moisturize-primer-foundation steps for my everyday make-up.
I'm not sure about its price, but I'm giving this a perfect score of 5!
I bought this in a combo pack with a tube of "The present" at Winners (TJMAXX) for about 20$ CDN
I was a little shocked(not in a good way). When I squeezed the product out. It was a paste-like, peach cream and it was very slippery to the touch.
For reference: I am nc15/C1 Revlon CS Buff and I have oily t and dry patches everywhere else. I have fine lines and visible pores.
I've applied it alone on a clean face, on top of moisturizer, on top of a moisturizer and primer. The results were the same.
The peach color blended into my skin(Nc15/C1) and it didn't oxidize. It left my skin feeling smooth. My foundation lasted but so does Revlon CS without this.
I didn't notice any difference to my pores nor to my fine lines.
So in a nutshell-won't buy again