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on 2/12/2015 4:53:00 PM
More reviews by cinnamonstickbella
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I am going through a Philosophy trial since the sales lady at Ultra talked me in to buying several Philosophy items. This one is going back. I think it works well, but it balls up on my face when putting it on. I need to then flick off the little balls. not sure what is going on with that. Maybe I am not putting it on thin enough? All I know is my other primer I am using (and tried a few samples) didn't do this. Using Philosophy foundations and they are lasting all day with the Philosophy primer....as well as my other primers (Miracle and Life Jar foundation). Updated: returned to store today to get sample Smashbox primer to compare since seems popular. Explained to employee the "balling". Said in was using too much. Put less on. In fairness, wanted to add that caveat. May add a lippie to make it 4 vs. current 3Will update w/ my opinion of SB vs. Philoso. (W less on). UPDATE: SB seems ok. Goes on smooth. No balling issues. Keeping it for now. Will be 1) looking for a cheaper alternative 2) once figure out what foundation I will use....put half SB on face and half not. Test the ability to make foundation stay longer (will review on SB primer when test is done)
on 11/8/2013 3:10:00 PM
More reviews by Reyestrojan
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is my specialty primer that i use on special occasions due to its expensive price. I really like how the primer feels on my skin, it gives my skin a great overall glow and evens out texture for when applying makeup. I use a very small amout and spread evenly onto my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. I let sit for a few minutes to soak into skin before makeup application.I do not find this primer to be greasy or leave an oily shine. It balances out my skin tone just fine and does not cause acne.
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on 11/8/2013 2:57:00 PM
More reviews by lucidlemur
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This is the only cosmetic product I've ever tried that lives up to its description! Well, okay, it doesn't make my me look completely poreless, but I have really lousy oily skin, with huge pores. Even so, this stuff makes my skin actually look good, which I didn't think was possible. I bought it when Philosophy had some skincare sets* on clearance . . . it was a great deal, but I wish I had bought at least a dozen, because now I'm going to have to pay the full $30 for a tube! The tubes are 1.6 ounces . . . I bought four in late August of 2012, and it's now November of 2013 and I have maybe half a tube left. So I guess I've gone through a tube every 4 months or so. So really, $7/mo for a huge skin improvement, which is not bad at all now that I think about it!I haven't tried many different primers (or foundations for that matter) because I don't like looking too made up . . . and I had kind of given up on my skin and didn't think anything would work! I tried Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Enhancer and it was okay but made me shiny. I've also used Lumene BB cream, but I thought it brought out some fine lines I didn't know I had, and was kind of oily. Back in the day I had some Clinique light-coverage foundation that was also meh. The Philosophy blows them all out of the water.I agree with lots of reviewers that the color is weird at first, but I have very light and oddly kind of olive-toned toned skin, and if the color were an issue for anyone, it would have been for me! But I don't even notice it. I like the creamy consistency, too. Really, it's just great, so much so that I'm writing my very first review about it!* The sets were "beautifully bare 5-pc canvas essentials." They came with the Supernatural primer; purity made simple one-step facial cleanser 2 oz.; divine luxurious lip gloss in pink carnation; and divine satin-finish illuminating powder. They were originally like $60 or $80, and were on clearance for $25. I think I'm just sharing this because it was possibly the best purchase of my life. :)
on 8/15/2013 5:22:00 PM
More reviews by txpenelope
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is my favorite primer for my very oily skin! I like the thick, whipped texture that is not greasy but matifying instead. Rare for a product with sunscreen. I like the texture & the smoothing effects of this primer. No breakouts for my extremely sensitive skin! This product comes in a peachy tint which is okay but I'd prefer something in a lighter color. I wore this on one side with other primers & my skin was less oily at the end of the day with Supernatural. I have a hard time finding it since Sephora quit carrying it. I order directly from Philosophy because I love it that much. I have a feeling it will be discontinued soon with the increase of BB creams available.
on 7/26/2011 12:56:00 PM
More reviews by brwneyd_gurl
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
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 =)
on 6/4/2011 6:27:00 PM
More reviews by B3AUTyxEX0TiC
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
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.
on 5/7/2011 12:10:00 PM
More reviews by scootipooti
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
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.
on 4/20/2011 11:12:00 PM
More reviews by RussetBrunette
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
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.
on 12/30/2010 1:23:00 AM
More reviews by vivakitty
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Evens out my complexion and feels like silk! Great primer, or good when you want light coverage. Hard to live without this product!
on 4/6/2011 2:49:00 AM
More reviews by mfrisk
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
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!
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