How is everyone’s week going? I have been so busy this week trying to get so much done before the marking period ends next week. For those of you who are new or fairly new to Life According to Jamie, my full time job is teaching. The marking period ends next Friday and of course I made the brilliant decision to make projects and essays in all my courses due this week. Exams are next week so I want all these projects graded by the weekend. Plus, I’m headed out of town the second half of next week so I need everything done before my trip! To say I’m exhausted right now would be an understatement, but I wanted to get this post out to you guys so let’s get to it.
A while ago Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar Foundation was on sale at Ulta so I decided to try it out. I got it in the shade #5 Light/Medium. It’s probably the most expensive foundation I’ve gotten in a while, but as I mentioned I got it on sale and wanted to give it a shot.
The foundation comes in a frosted plastic bottle and comes with a pump, which as most of you know makes a foundation even better. The foundation isn’t runny, but not too thick either. It’s definitely thicker than my last foundation – the Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush – which I really enjoyed and need to pick up again sometime soon.
The foundation is easy to work with and doesn’t feel heavy or tacky on the skin. It blends in quickly. I use about 1- 1 1/2 pumps on my brush, dab it around my face and then buff it in. It has a very natural finish. It evens my skin tone, but don’t expect it to completely conceal blemishes or anything. It slightly covers up little imperfections, but not fully so forget about pimples. You will definitely need concealer if you want to hide these imperfections. The natural look is fine for me for day-to-day. The foundation has a slight scent – the best way I can describe it is that standard foundation chemical-y smell. It reminds me a little of Revlon Colorstay, so if you’ve used that you may know what smell I’m talking about. The scent isn’t overpowering at all so it doesn’t bother me and once you’ve buffed it out on your skin the scent has completely disappeared.
Here is a shot of me before work wearing the foundation. Excuse the lighting, when I leave for work in the morning now, the sun hasn’t come up yet! These two were taken around 7 am.
As you can see a very natural finish, but not in a bad way. The next photo is from after work. I’d been wearing the foundation for about 9-10 hours and I think it holds up well! There is a little shine on my nose, which is normal for me, but can easily be blotted away. I think for a natural finish foundation, this lasted a good amount of time.
Have you ever tried this foundation? Do you have any other Philosophy recommendations for me?