Philosophy Supernatural Superglossy Lipgloss SPF 15 in Reflect A Little ($16.50) This sheer liquid lip gloss moisturizes and conditions lips while delivering the ultimate shine—sans the stickiness. It’s formulated with SPF 15, providing broad-spectrum sun protection for sensitive lips, and is packed with antioxidants to keep lips looking young and healthy.
I was very surprised at how much I really like Philosophy Supernatural Superglossy Lipgloss SPF 15 in Reflect A Little. What I really like about the lipgloss is that it isn’t sticky at all. Even though the lipgloss has a thin texture, it’s very moisturizing and packs a lot of shine! Don’t forget it has SPF 15 too! The gloss didn’t have super staying power. It lasted a couple of hours before I had to reapply (typical of a gloss). I noticed a light minty scent and taste that didn’t bother me at all. The only downside of the Philosophy Supernatural Superglossy Lipgloss is the sheerness of the color.
Reflect A Little is a soft sheer pink. When I applied it my lips, it was really difficult to see any color. It just looked like I applied clear gloss. Of course, I should mention that I have pigmented lips and sheer glosses usually don’t show up on my lips. People with lightly pigmented lips will really like the Reflect A Little shade. It will be perfect for summer.
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Philosophy Hope In A Jar SPF 15 ($18-45) This daily moisturizer provides remarkable sun protection, defending skin from a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB radiation. A moisture-rich, multi-function formulation, it nourishes skin with antioxidants that fight wrinkles and neutralize the effects of pollution. Hope In Jar also provides mild exfoliation properties while the ingredient beta glucan adds a healthy, rosy glow.
Avoid this at all costs. I did not like Philosophy’s Hope In A Jar SPF 15. It was so greasy and took forever and a day to absorb. The moisturizer just sits on your face. Also, the consistency and texture of the moisturizer is on the strange side. It reminds me of cottage cheese. It’s very clumpy. Also over time, I noticed the moisturizer begin to separate. Besides the weird texture, it has a very strong unpleasant smell. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it doesn’t smell good. Instead of leaving my face with a healthy glow, it left it shiny and greasy looking. Philosophy’s Hope In A Jar SPF 15 is an over hyped product.
I initially loved The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 foundation ($35), but as time passed I began noticing the powdery finish it left and that was a mjaor turn-off. It didn’t seem to blend into my skin, but rather sit on the surface of my skin. I did like the light feeling, and the quick, easy application. I just did not care for the unnatural, powdery finish. The coverage is also sheer and not buildable. If you tried to layer it on for coverage, then you will definitly be left looking like you covered your face with powder. I loved the cute little jar-like case it came in, but I didn’t like the sponge puff. I didn’t like having to constantly buy the replacements from Philosophy ($3 for 3), because I couldn’t find sponges like those elsewhere.
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Philosophy The Supernatural Poreless, Flawless Tinted SPF 15 ($30) is listed as a “tinted moisturizer” at Sephora, but on the Philosophy website it is listed as a “primer.” I initially wanted a tinted moisturizer so I gave The Supernatural Poreless, Flawless Tinted SPF 15 a try. The Supernatural provides a sheer coverage, so sheer it did nothing for me. Even though it’s oil-free, it had an oily feel when I put it on my face and left me shiny mid-way through the day. So, as a tinted moisturizer, it failed. I decided to give it one more try as a primer. It failed at that too. It added an orange tint to my skin color, and I don’t think it helped my foundation go on smoother. I’m not going to buy this tinted moisturizer/primer again.