Philosophy • Philosophy Supernatural 4 in 1 mineral makeup • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
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 $$
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
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!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
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!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This was the only mineral makeup that was working for me (although I haven't tried Bare Essencuals yet). But it seems they've discontinued it! I'm very disappointed. They seem to think their newer makeup will replace it, but its coverage is so much lighter, even according to their description, and I have a lot of red to cover up due to Rosacea. The rosacea also makes my skin so over-sensitive that most makeup irritates it and itches.
Consequently, I never used the applicator that comes with it. I used a kabuki brush or makeup brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
At first this seems like a very good product. Both my mom and I switched to it at the same time and loved how light the coverage felt. After about 2 months my skin started to breakout non-stop. After changing everything else in my beauty routine, I realized that it was the philosophy makeup causing the acne. My mom still really likes the product and with the exception of some shade issues still recommends it. This clearly is not a product for younger, more sensitive skin. If you are under 25, I would recommend finding a different mineral foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been in search of a good, easy to use, long lasting foundation. I tried this one. I've tried a couple other drugstore mineral foundations and have not been happy (too cakey, drying, powdery). I was very pleased with how this went on (unlike other reviewers, I thought the included sponge applicator worked well). It went on my skin very easily, blended well, had good coverage (not great, though, still needed concealer for red marks). Looked good for a while. Then my oily skin took over and broke the stuff down, making it look hideous by lunchtime. I am so disappointed. What a pricey mistake.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I used this makeup for while and I really like the product, however, the applicator is terrible. It kind of makes my face red, because you are rubbing in all over your face. It covers pretty well and feels light on your skin. I would purchase again if it came in a different applicator.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I bought this in the bronze when I using a self-tanner on my face before my wedding, and I have to say that I got tons of compliments on my skin. (The self-tanner was Murad, and they aren't making it anymore, which is so disappointing.) Now that I can't find a decent self-tanner, and I'm back to being pale, this bronzer is just too dark for me and it goes on really streaky. Maybe I should try a lighter color? But I don't like the applicator much, so I probably won't. On the bright side, it didn't break me out or irritate my skin in any way and left a nice smooth finish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I sense I am just not getting the mineral makeup thing. First go at using this product - I used the weird rubber puff on the package - which resulted in strange clumps of powder all over my face. After rewashing my face, reapplying moisturizer and waiting 10 minutes - I tried again - using a large brush. Still clumpy and somewhat shiny looking. I made multiple attempts to use this product - because I refuse to believe I am that incompetent at powder application. Each time, I wound up looking dry and cakey- like I had just applied an entire container of mineral makeup. Within seconds, my skin itched. By the end of the day, I had developed pimples on my chin and temples. Being a glutton for punishment (and having spent good coin on this stuff), I kept trying to use this stuff at least 1x per week over 3 months. Same result each time. I have no idea what I am allergic to in this product. I'm not a huge fan of Bare Escentuals - but at least I can use it without instantly regretting I put it on my face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have reviewed this product before. I think it's fantastic and I'm a very picky girl. I wanted to add another review to clarify that you MUST remove the powder from the crap-a** container it comes in. Put it in an empty loose powder tub. Dip a bronzer or a powder brush in it. Tap it off and buff it into you face very softly. Think wax on-wax off. It makes a HUGE difference in the performance of the product. PHILOSOPHY MUST CHANGE THIS PACKAGING. THE SPONGE IS HORRID!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I decided to try mineral makeup since it's "non-irritant" & has SPF15. I'm glad I tried first with Philosophy's Supernatural except that I got a shade that's a shade darker than my skin tone (mail order). The foundation-concealer-powder comes in a jar with a sponge top, and I had a bit of trouble trying to figure how to use it but now it's probably the easiest way to apply foundation ever. Just pat on the face & go. No brushes needed!
As expected from mineral makeup, it is heavier than your regular loose powder & quite opaque if you apply more. I have oily-combo skin but the powder is not too heavy & has good staying power. Plus, if I accidentally fell asleep with it on at night, I don't get any breakouts. It's also great for travel because it's small & light
Some concern on the sponge applicator which can get dirty after a few applications : I just removed it, give it a gentle wash with soap & warm water, then squeeze out excess moisture with a towel and leave to dry. In 2-3 hours, it's dry & good as new. Otherwise, you can buy extra sponges for $3 for 3.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is one of the better mineral makeups out there, but I still don't like the shiny look of mineral foundations on my skin, it seems to accentuate every little bump because of the "shiny" look. This might be good for others, but not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I like philosophy products and having been searching for the longest time for a foundation that I can use without having to dust powder over the top as I have both shininess and dryness issues. This unfortuately is not the solution. The packaging which uses an integral puff as an applicator is just awkward to use. it does not work easily into the contours of the face and I find myself almost having to punch my face with the applicator in order to get the correct amount out. On the plus side it does create a nice smooth appearance when applied and lasts well throughout the day. I also resent that as with a lot of products its only when you get it home and read the company blurb that you are supposed to use it with other products to get the right effect. In this case The Present Skin perfector.