I love this stuff! Extra light for C2 skin and mix of that and light to medium in summer. Use daily and will buy again!
I received this as a BI 100 point sample from Sephora. I used this for about 3 weeks (the sample tube is pretty big) before I purchased the full size. I love this TM!!! If Sephora did not offer this as a sample I would have never discovered this as I usually skip over Philosophy products. The sample was in Light/Medium which works for my NC25 skin but since I like to wear bronzer, I would prefer it a little lighter. I have since purchased this in Light and it works perfectly. If I wear a moisturizer underneath this, it lasts pretty much the whole day. I have to blot in the afternoon but thats about it. The coverage is light. I have ok skin so it works for me.
The packaging is nice too and portable. According to Philosophy, it has an airless pump which I guess is a good thing?
It is a bit pricey at $38/1.7 fl.oz but there was a Philosophy friends & family sale so I bought two at $28.50/each. continued >>
Let me say that i wanted to sooo badly LOVE this product but unfortunately I did not. I have combination skin with an oily tzone. I wanted something not only for summer time but for the times im in a rush and do not want to apply makeup. I kept trying it wishing I could change my mind, but when i applied this, within ten minutes my face was blotchy. I applied this with different brushes, sponges, by hand, with expensive and inexpensive primers, without primer, and it just didn't work for me. I absolutely love how it feels, but it comes off easily. I even tried setting it with a few different powders. I gave product a 2 start rating just because i LOVE philosophy the brand, but this tinted moisturizer just did not work for me :( If you have oily skin or an oily t zone, this is not for you!
i applied this with the SK skunk brush and it goes on a lot better than when i tried it with a foundation brush
I got this as a sample with my Sephora points, and fell in love. After I finished my sample I went and bought a regular size (it IS expensive and I cringed when I had to pay for it). I have fairly light skin but I use the light to medium shade, and it brightens my whole face up. It's the only thing I need to put on in terms of cover up or foundation, so I'm thinking it will be good for summer especially with the SPF. I do still use a powder to control any shine though. It's very light, so it doesn't cover up everything, but my skin is generally pretty good so I don't need much coverage. It may not be a good product for people who need more coverage, but then again most tinted moisturizers aren't good for that anyway.
I use the "deep" shade, even though I probably could've went for the tan one...but summer's coming and I get a good five shades darker, so whatever. Speaking of, I'm very active in the hot, humid weather of Virginia during the summers, so I wonder how this will work then. For now, however, it is wonderful. I just wish that I felt completely confident with the sunscreen in it as I do with regular moisturizers; I'm always feeling like it's more foundation than sunscreen/moisturizer. The price is horrid (38 dollars at sephora) but it does last awhile so I can't really complain. If I find something better I'll quickly switch, but for now this will work just fine.
I use a lot of Philosphy products, so It was a no-brainer for me to try this, as I prefer tinted moisturizers for my 47-y.o skin.
Bleh. ot moisturizing enough and I felt it just sat on top, didn't blend in or give a dewy lightly correcting coverage.
Not for me
GREAT STUFF. I have been using Laura Mercier for years, but thought I'd try something different. WOW! I love this and, for my skin type, it is doing much better than LM. It's not as heavy and I don't oil up as much throughout the day. Also, it comes in a nice range of forgiving colors. I definitely will buy again. My only complaint is the packaging. It is difficult to pump out the correct amount and often I get too much (it only takes a tiny bit to do the job) and I fell I'm wasting a lot of product.I wear Medium & also bought Medium-Tan for Summer.It wears well all day long and I don't need a re-touch - just a bit of powder mid-day. continued >>
I'm liking this a lot. I prefer to use powder foundation over liquid because it is more forgiving but this stuff has me hooked. I do think this is closer to a foundation than a moisturizer. Don't get me wrong, it is not full coverage but it covers better than all other tinted moisturizers I have used. I do use HIAJ moisturizer before putting this on, especially on my dry areas (combo skin). Maybe I won't have to in the summer. my only complaint is that the pump delivery system can get messy, it can squirt everywhere. I am NC15-20, use the natural in the powder supernatural and I use this in the extra light, which is perfect.
This was a very nice substitute for a light foundation. The color and texture were natural looking and the coverage just enough to brighten and even out my 55+ plus skin. I used this from a sample given to me by a sales rep at Ulta, and I plan to go back a buy a full size ASAP.