philosophy divine classically coordinated beauty kit
I was in the fence with these two kits because of the mascara reviews.
I got the two kits and they were both great color combination for my medium tan skin.
All products worked well including the mascara. I did not find the mascara dry or clumpy.
In fact, it gives my lashes just a natural groomed look.
not all all what I wanted
The eye shadow is brown, not radiant pink, the mascara is clumpy, the lipstick was WAY to dark and the lip gloss had a useless brush in it. I chose the pink over the beige because I wanted PINK, what I got was mostly brown.
Last piece in the puzzle for me
I have sensitive, oily skin, so makeup is often a disaster, it either makes me break out or just slides off my face by 10 a.m. Eye makeup has been a challenge to say the least. Mally's eye sticks and mascara work beautifully but for the clearance price, I thought I'd see how these did since I use and love the foundation and blusher recommended below and then take it all off at night with Purity.
I love the shades in the Beautifully Beige, I am over 50 and don't need a dramatic eye - some subtle shadow, brown eyeliner, mascara that stays on and a nice lip are fine for a day or evening look. I haven't used the mascara yet, so I'll have to reserve opinion on that. The beige pearl eye shadow is very nice, not sparkly, the lip colors are the perfect nude for me - they don't wash me out but I don't look like my lips got to my office before I did.
The bag is a good size - quite the bonus! Holds everything I use plus my travel make-up brushes and the pink means I can FIND it in my purse or travel bag. I may come back for the other color, it's that good.
If you know a Philosophy girl, this would definitely be a good gift for her and at this price, it's a steal!
Great value! Awesome lip colors and mascara. I bought 2 kits, one for me and one for a friend. I kept them both!
I was sold on this kit, by just using the mascara and shadow. I have tried every mascara that QVC sells, to find something that didn't make me look like a raccoon by the end of the day. Even the "bullet proof" one. This mascara and eye shadow stayed where I put them and didn't move all day. I hope that philosophy continues to sell make-up. They have a new customer.
I am surprised...
I must admit that I am surprised by all of the glowing reviews. Let me preface my review by saying that I am usually skeptical when someone says that they bought two of something and had the same problem with both items. I say to myself, "Oh really? Hmmmmm".
OK, here goes. I bought two of these beauty kits, one in each color, and the mascaras were completely dried out in both of them. How is that possible? No one else mentioned dried out mascara; actually some reviews stated the exact opposite...too clumpy. Well, I have other mascaras, so I will not return the kits just because I had to throw away the mascaras that came in the kit. I did like the eye shadows and lipsticks a lot. The glosses I will give to my daughter and I think that she will like them also.
PS ~ My favorite eye shadow was in the Beautiful Beige kit and my favorite lipstick was in the Radiant Rose kit. Does that make me Beautifully Radiant?!?!
Some Items Usable, Some Not
Mascara is thick and clumpy. You have to be careful with eyebrow pencil or it will go on too dark. Eyebrow fix doesn't hold. Lip colors are just OK. I think philosophy can do much better. They need to bring back their old blush. It was perfect.
Beautiful Kit for Middle Agers
I got this kit 2 months ago and really love the products and the bag, EXCEPT the mascara. The eye and lip colors are soft and muted which works well for someone my age. The mascara is a different story. Almost from day 1 it clumped and had big gooey lumps hanging off the brush. I tried to use it but by the end of the day I would have black flecks all over my undereyes - I looked like a raccoon! I love the lipstick and gloss - together or each alone. The eyeshadow is a really flattering color. I hope they can do something about that mascara. I don't need any help having dark circles under my eyes!
I use nothing but Philosophy products from head to toe. When I saw this beauty kit, I thought I would try it. I am SO GLAD I DID! What an awesome value for the amount of product you get inside this very cute and versatile bag it comes in. I had to fly last month and I used this cute bag to put all of my philosophy products in. I am now coming back for my second kit. I really wish this could be an auto delivery item, because I would soooo be on that list! The colors are beautiful and are neutral enough I believe for ALL skin tones. I don't think you will regret this purchase for a second!
Great Color Kit
I picked up both color choices, so glad I did. There isn't a single thing in it I don't like. Good one Philosophy!
I ordered the Beautiful Beige kit and am very happy with everything. A nude lip is so hard for me to pull off, but the items in this kit work for my skintone. My favorite item by far is the eyeshadow. I've been looking forever for the perfect daytime look that's not matte, but isn't filled with glitter or way too much shine and this is so natural and PERFECT! I am in love with it!
Love this! More colors, please!
I bought both the rose and the beige kits. I found that the colors worked for my very fair 63 year old skin, blonde (tho my hair color changes on a whim) hair, light eyes. I love the quality of each product and that the colors are coordinated very effectively. This really makes life easy...which is why I would like more color combos of this kit: plum, red, peach for instance.
Add a foundation and an eyeliner (give us the brown or a plum, navy, or green pencil!) and a blush...and call it the first "Divine" TSV!!