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Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine Primer Review

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I got a chance to put Philosophy’s new primer, Never Let Them See You Shine, to the test this weekend and the outcome is pretty darn good!

If you have a combination skin type I imagine you know and understand the drama that comes with it. Flaky here, oily there, and sometimes even a normal day here and there! Luckily my skin doesn’t get to oily in the Winter however as soon as the Summer rolls around I’m definately having major problems!

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Yesterday was the perfect day to put Never Let Them See You Shine to the rest as it was not only hot but major humid plus I was outside all day. I’m pretty impressed with not only its ability to curb shine and oil but to double duty it as a primer that allows my makeup to stay in place all day without melting away in the Summer sun!

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I can’t verify the formula of this because it was sitting on my porch after delivery while I was at work so I’m worried that the texture it now is doesn’t match up with it’s original texture due to the fact it was sitting in the heat for quite a few hours.

The formula is a watery gel and slightly runny which surprised me as I was expecting a similar texture as Smashbox primer considering almost all primers I have tried all feel the exact same way. I have to take myself off to Sephora to see if this is actually the way it’s supposed to be or if it got ruined due to the heat.

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Needless to say I am hoping and praying that this is the formula because I LIKE it. Smashbox Primer feels rather weird on my skin plus it pills. If you’re unfamiliar with the term pill it simply means that the product rolls off your skin in gross little balls.

I experienced no pilling with this. It was simply a nice cooling gel that applied easily and felt like I had nothing on at all. It does feel a tad sticky at first but once massaged into my skin it sunk in nicely. The box does say to “pat” it on but I gently massaged it in.

I only applied about a dime size amount probably a bit less but I think I could have used a smidge more. After application I proceeded to apply my SPF, a tiny bit of my foundation mixed with moisturizer, some blush, some gloss, and I was good to go!

As I was out and about I kept touching the places I normally get oily. I normally don’t like to touch my face at all. I’m very obsessive about my skin and touching my hands to it is I won’t do for obvious reasons however I did want to test this out so every few hours I was tapping my finger tips to my forehead, sides of my nose, and chin. These are the spots I get most oily and to my surprise they were very dry and matte feeling.

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When I got home I took a quick shot of my face with my camera and compared it to a photo I had taken earlier in the day. I’m happy to say my makeup was still wearing strong after being out all day in the sun! My blush was still firmly in tack, my face was matte and fresh looking, plus the small amount of foundation I had applied seemed to be firmly in place as well as my concealer! Impressive as normally my makeup melts away in the middle of the day or so! The only thing that didn’t fair so well was my gloss which was long since chewed off.

So far after one test I am very impressed and can’t help but be very excited about this product. All and all I definately Muse Approve it for purchase!

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The price isn’t bad at $20 USD and it does do exactly what it promises! I have to say that I’m really pleased I don’t have to whip out my powder all day to blot my skin. Although I’ve found some fine blotting powders I just find that the convienance of applying one product on my face that lasts all day really cuts down on the hassle of refreshing, reapplying, etc…etc….

Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine Primer gets a big Muse Approval!

Never Let Them See You Shine is available now for purchase at Sephora and from Philosophy! Grab some up! If you want to battle shin and oil in a major way might I suggest trying out the rest of the line up which includes a cleanser and a scrub!

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Battle shine further with my raving review for Urban Decay’s new De-Slick Mattifying Powder!

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Philosophy Purity Foaming Cleanser

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I’m a huge fan of Kose Airy Whip. I buy it by the case and have it on hand at all times. It cleans my face beautifully, doesn’t dry my skin out, and I love all that foaming sudsy action! Plus did I mention it’s cheap?

I also happen to adore Philosophy Purity. Sadly, Kose Airy Whip isn’t as easy to get here in the US as Philosophy Purity.

Imagine my delight when I heard Philosophy was releasing a foaming cleanser. This combines the elements of my two favorite products into one cleanser! It foams, it cleans, and I suspect it won’t dry my skin out plus it’s easy enough to locate!

I must haves it now!

I’m really excited about trying this one out! I ordered some yesterday so expect a review shortly! It’s not as cheap as Kose Airy Whip but I am definately excited to see Purity’s formula in a foam cleanser! Sweet!

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Nordstrom Exclusive: Philosophy Green Apple

Ahhhh who doesn’t love Nordie Exclusives! You know the type that come stamped with that big, bold “Nordstrom” Exclusive across it on the Nordie’s site.

I get all hyper and teary eyed every time I see the words “exclusive”. Hyper because I’m a diseased makeup junkie and teary eyed because I know how untrue the words “exclusive” really are (think Pink Lemonade from last Summer!).

Exclusive translates into “we have it now” but “they’ll have it later” (example: Sephora, QVC, Etc…).

Anyway now that I had my rant on the magic word “exclusive” might I bring to your attention the Philosophy Green Apple Collection!

Nordstrom has a few interesting items available for your purchasing pleasure from Philosophy!

I was getting all 50 Cent on myself after reading about this new collection! Hey, I can’t make this stuff up it says right in the description and I quote, “Take a trip to the Candy Shop…”…I can’t help it if 50 Cent popped into my head!

Oh wait after watching this I realized he was definately not talking about candy….oops…..

Back to Philosophy….

Behold, Yummie goodies to please:

Philosophy Green Apple Gift Set $18 USD (Available separately as well! Gloss $10 USD and Three in One Body Wash $16 USD).
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Philosophy Green Apple Body Scrub $25 USD
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I was a tiny bit skeptical about this release and worried that maybe this would just smell like the original Red Apple Three in One but I’m happy to report it promises to have a sweet and sour scent. I’m thinking Jolly Rancher Sour Apple candy…whatcha think?

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I think I needs it if it smells that good! I can’t promise if it smells that great that I won’t be chugging it from the bottle (I’ve been known to do stupid things on occasion)!

Yup….I feel a trip to Nordstrom coming on! Who’s coming with?

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Click here to read my raving review for the Philosophy Pink Lemonade Collection from last year!

Click here to battle dry skin with my review on Philosophy’s Microdelivery Wash!

Satisfy your need for more Philosophy Summer Collections by clicking here!

Take a walk through a Philosophy Field of Flowers by clicking here!

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Philosophy Field of Flowers 3 in 1 Shower Gel

Although it’s not yet available for purchase Philosophy’s newest 3 in 1 Shower Gel is up on the site!

Have a lookee for yourself! Click!

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I’m not one for florals but this does peak my interest! Were talking an entire field of flowers in one bottle here people!

The Muse wants to try it! Review to come soonish I imagine!

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Philosophy’s Summer Collection 2008

Philosophy is banging out it’s Summer Collection with some seriously cool items this year! Not only are they doing the normal batch of Three in One Shower Gels, Lip Gelees, Kits, Etc…but they are also extending their skin care department with two new editions!

Check it out:

Surfer Girl Exfoliating Shower Gel $20 USD and Surfer Girl Lipshine $10 USD
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Both of these are tropical scented (and flavored as far as the lipgloss goes!) to prepare you for the Summer beach weather ahead! Surfer Girl Exfoliating Shower Gel looks promising for prepping your dry skin after a long Winter indoors and Surfer Girl Lipshine sounds tropically yummie for giving your lips a bit of shine!

Philosophy Surfer Girl Gift Set $35 USD
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Includes Surfer Girl Lipshine, Surfer Girl Exfoliating Shower Gel, and Surfer Girl Shimmering Body Lotion!

Philosophy’s Tiki Hut Gift Set $35 USD
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Although the coconut line has been introduced before I’m still appreciating the awesome new Tiki packaging!

Coconut Body Scrub $25 USD, Coconut Body Butter $25 USD, Coconut Three in One Shower Gel $16 USD, and Coconut Lip Shine $10 USD
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Never Let them See Me Shine Cleanser $20 USD and Never Let Them See Me Shiner Primer $20 USD

Since my skin likes to play oily in the Summer it appears these two items may help! Never Let Them See You Shine Cleanser is a deep cleaning cleanser that controls oil and shine! Since I’m currently on the look out for a good primer I wouldn’t mind trying out the new Never Let Them See Me Shine Mattifying Primer!

All in all the Summer selections from Philosophy appear quite good and I’m sure I’ll picking up some for review! Check back soon to hear my thoughts!

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Discover my love for some of Philosophy’s awesome line by clicking through some of the posts below!

Happy Reading!

Here my rave for Philosophy’s Three in One Shower Gel Bubbly by clicking here!

Click here to read my review on Philosophy’s Microdelivery Wash!

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to read my review on Philosophy’s Pink Lemonade Collection!

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