Dubbed “Airbrushed Canvas,” Philosophy’s mineral makeup offers skin-perfecting coverage, but perhaps a few too many sparkles.
This loose mineral foundation grew on me. When I first applied it, I thought it looked just a little too masky. After a few minutes, however, this mineral makeup settled down into a smooth finish that evened out my skin tone while successfully blurring over minor skin imperfections.
The main drawback to Airbrushed Canvas is that it seems unusually sparkly — not disco queen sparkly, but sparkly enough for you to notice. Furthermore, this makeup also produces a slightly-above-average sheen that some might find off-putting.
One of the greatest strengths of Philosphy Airbrushed Canvas is its seriously travel-friendly container. Though my drugstore mineral makeup endeavors left me deeply skeptical of any sort of mineral makeup dispenser fancier than a plain sifter jar, I found this container with its built-in sponge applicator to be extremely effective. Plus, this product gets bonus points for including a handy mirror on the top of the cap.
The shaker only dispenses a small amount of foundation at a time, so it’s easy to control the amount that you want to apply. Just ligntly tap the sponge against your skin until a little of the powder comes out and then use the sponge to blend the minerals onto your skin.
Plan on buying a few replacement sponges because they will eventually break down. Fortunately, Philosophy was thoughtful enough to make extra sponges available for your purchasing pleasure.
All in all, I like this foundation and I think it’s worth a try…just don’t say I didn’t give you a heads up on the little sparkles ;)
Has anyone else tried Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas? What do you think of it?
- Looking for the drugstore version of Philosophy’s Airbrushed Canvas? Check out this review of Almay Pure Blends Mineral Makeup.