Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Philosophy Total Matteness + We Make Beauty

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Philosophy Total Matteness + We Make Beauty

*Product provided by Wemakebeauty.com

I was recently contacted by a company called We Make Beauty, a beauty website that sells top name brands such as Philosophy, Sexy Hair, Lancome, Dior, Clarins, Marc Jacobs, Shiseido & Matrix but at a discounted price. I was intrigued because I immediately noticed the website carried items that I already use and have repurchased, but they were cheaper than what I normally pay for them. Who doesn't like to save money?

They offered to send me a product from their site & I immediately searched their Philosophy selection. Philosophy is one of my favorite brands! I went with a product from the Total Matteness line, I've been wanting to try some out for a while now thanks to Casey Holmes.


Why I picked this product:
I have some pretty oily skin + large pores. I'm always on the hunt for anything that claims to help. I'd heard great things about this line from YouTube beauty guru Casey Holmes.

Product claims to:
Minimize pores and help to mattify your skin. It can be used as a cleanser OR a mask, which I thought was pretty cool.

My overall thoughts:
I tried this product out for a couple weeks, as both a cleanser and a mask. I could see a difference, I was less oily for sure. I don't like using this as a daily cleanser though, I only like it as a mask. I have oily skin, but using it daily dried my face out a little too much. My skin felt dry, itchy and tight after I'd used it daily for a week. The following week I used it twice as a mask, this was much better. I did not really notice any lasting difference in my pore size. 

Would I purchase this product:
Yes I would, but I think it's best for the hotter months when oil is even more of an issue. I will definitely continue to use this as a mask 1-2 times a week and will stash some for the summer to use a little more often! 

Below pictures: product immediately applied, mixed with a little water as a cleanser & dried as a mask.




I would definitely check out the We Make Beauty website and see if there are any products on there you already purchase or you've been wanting to try. They have a lot of perfumes too, which I think make wonderful Christmas gifts! I'm hoping that their selection grows even more, I'm all about a good bargain.

Also, until 11/27/14 they have a code for 18% off storewide! Use code THANKSGIVING18 at checkout. They'll also be having a 2 day black Friday sale 11/27 & 11/28.

Below are a few products I currently love & use and a few I've added to my wishlist. 

MAC Blush in Springsheen (A Jaclyn Hill fave)

Do you use any of these products I mentioned?

*We Make Beauty sent me a product of my choice free of charge in exchange for a review of their website. As always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. 

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52 comments:

  1. This is so cool!! I love that they sell designer brands for a discounted price and thanks for sharing that code!! I think I might have some christmas shopping to do :) xo

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  2. i've never used any of these products but i might now that i know i can get them for a discount! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. I love discount beauty goodies! And great review, doll!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  4. AH! I'll have to see if the perfume I've been lusting over is on that website!! What a neat concept!

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  5. What an awesome website! They even sell MAC products at a discounted price? I'm there. It sounds like this product works great as a mask - I've never heard of Philosophy's matte line, so I'll have to do some research!

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  6. Wow that sounds like an awesome site! I'll have to do a little Christmas shopping there. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Never heard of this website. I'll have to check out if they ship to Canada. I've never really used Philosophy products, maybe it's time I take a gander over their stuff.

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  8. I'm all about a discount on beauty products! Looking forward to checking them out!

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  9. I love discounts on beauty products! Still getting the same coverage, but for less $$$, I love it!

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  10. Great review! Sounds like a good website for sure. I am all about cheaper products.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  11. I think I will definitely try it for summer!

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  12. I'm so oily so I think this would be amazing for me!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  13. I learn so much about face products I would never know about here with you.

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  14. Going to check it out - I'm all about designer brands at discounted prices!!

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  15. I've heard many good things about philosophy products! I only have their perfume so I'll have to go check out their other stuff too :)

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  16. That website sounds fab, I'm definitely going to check it out! Thank you for sharing all of this!! :-)

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  17. Great review and you know I like a bargain! I'll have to try this seeing as how we have the same skin issues.

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  18. Wow! I've never heard of this website, sounds awesome! So does this product...I too have oily skin, so definitely adding this to the list!
    xoxo

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  19. Casey Holmes is one of my favorite YouTubers (is that a word?) too. I feel like this website might be trouble for my wallet. I can't wait to check it out, thanks for sharing!

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  20. Great review!!! I'm definitely going to have to remember this for next summer. I'm always so oily in the summer so I could definitely use this!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  21. I have never tried anything from Philosophy though I have wanted to. Love your honesty, as always!

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  22. You know I LOVE me some Philosophy!! I haven't tried this product yet, but it sounds lovely so I will definitely check it out in the future because I'm in the market for a good mask.

    xo Always, Abby

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  23. Yay! Thank you for sharing this! Saving money is the best!

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  24. What?! This website sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  25. My skin has been so dry lately, but I love that this can be used as a mask too! It definitely sounds like something that would be wonderful for summertime!

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  26. That looks like a fab product! And definitely a great website! Happy Friday!
    xo Southern Style

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  27. Who doesn't love a discount. Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. WHAT????
    This is the best day ever!!! :)

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  29. This looks fabulous! My love for Philosophy products and my super oily skin/large pores are thanking you :-D

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  30. Love this! I'm dying to try the Dior eye serum! Thanks for this, lady! xo

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  31. I love Philosophy skincare, but to be honest I stopped using them because of the laundry list of ingredients most of them have :( I really do miss my Purity Made Simple cleanser, that stuff rocks!

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  32. i'd love to know your thoughts on MAC blush - i recently bough buxom and i'm very impressed.

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  33. Ohh I've never heard of this line from Philosophy! I'm on a hunt for a new face mask now that I've finished up my Mint Julep, I'll definitely be checking this product and site out. Hopefully they ship to Canada!

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  34. OOOOoo I love Philosophy products too! All their body washes smell so delicious!

    XO Chloe
    A Latte Lipstick

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  35. such a fun post! i Need to try some of these products!
    kelseybang.com

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  36. Great Review! I have never heard of this site! I am heading there now to check it out :)

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