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PhilosophyThe Present
 
4.3

(based on 136 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (111)
  • Easy to apply (106)
  • Lightweight (79)
  • Long-lasting (75)
  • Blends well (63)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Normal skin (39)
  • Light to medium coverage (38)
  • Mature skin (35)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (71), Budget shopper (46)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (59), Medium (50), Deep (7)

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5.0

Silky glowing skin

By Bren

from Memphis, TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

    Daily use. I love the way is makes my skin look with or without foundation.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    3.0

    Expensive didn't work that great

    By Brightstar

    from Fla

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

    Didn't make much of a difference

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Prevents and heals pimples!

    By Island Girl

    from Washington

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long-Lasting
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

      I have been using this wonderful product for years now. I use it over a moisturizer and under makeup as a good primer and also to prevent and heal occasional pimples. The ingredient "lysozyme" is an antibacterial. The ONLY product to help keep your face blemish-free!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this stuff

      By Krissy

      from New Braunfels, TX

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

        I have used this product for years, the tube lasts a long time.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Truly the best

        By PMAR

        from Chicago

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          Oh my gosh, this product does exactly as it says. I am very happy I came across it on a whim. I'm not one to favor shaded foundation, so instead I searched high and low to find a colorless primer.
          I loved it from the moment I first put it on. I did wait a few minutes before I applied the rest of my make up, and the results are amazing.

          Because of the price sadly, I may not buy it again. If you're into the natural look, then I suggest you try this out. It doesn't disappoint.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE LOVE MY PRESENT SKIN

          By CrisV

          from North Arlington, NJ

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              I have been using this for two days and i must say i am absolutely in love. i am so surprised because i wouldve never picked this product up. i apply the primer before my foundations and i let it set for more than 2 mins. i love the my foundations looks (loreal true match lumi), seamless, smooth, and stays put all day. i also use a setting spray but i can tell a difference between my old primer ( benefit porefessional)

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pretty good

              By Cutieredhead

              from Illinois

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              I'm a redhead with very fair, sensitive, and acne - prone skin. I can't even use Bare Minerals because my skin reacts terribly to it. Primers have always been iffy, but I have yet to have a negative reaction to The Present, and I've been using it for over a year now. It's just really important that you don't use too much and make sure to let it dry before applying make-up.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Improves skin appearance

              By Vic

              from Florida

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                can be used as a clear makeup or helps my very mature skin adsorb my make-up much better.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Leaves your skin a little white

                By Annie Kay

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                  Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                  I've noticed that this primer leaves my skin looking like I've just dusted it with a white powder that won't come off. I use bare minerals foundation over it, and the white film can get a little hard to cover in some spots. It's not a bad primer, especially considering the amount of product you get for the price, but I'll be switching back to Lorac's oil free option next time.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Does What It's Supposed to Do

                  By Em

                  from Sparkle City, SC

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Full Coverage

                    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                    I like this product. I was using Bare Minerals primer, but I noticed that Philosophy's version is less expensive and decided to give it a try. For me, the Present covers better and is less oily. It keeps my makeup in place all day long.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    • Q:

                      There is mention in the description about it allowing you to sleep..... But in usage directions it says to apply to face prior to make up. Should this be used at night too? If yes, before or after eye and face serums and moisturizer? Thank you
                      Asked on 4/4/2015 by Vys from Ohio

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                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        the present invisible skin perfector may also be used alone as an oil-free moisturizer in the evening. you would apply the present after applying your treatments and eye cream.

                        Answered on 4/7/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                    • Q:

                      I am looking for a very light moisturizer/primer that won't leave my face shiny by mid morning. I have combination skin, some redness to my cheeks and starting with fine lines/larger pores. Will this do the trick?
                      Asked on 4/1/2015 by vys from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        the present invisible skin perfector will work well for you! the present helps diminish the appearance of large pores, fine lines, and uneven skin texture. it will also leave your skin with a soft matte finish.

                        Answered on 4/3/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                    • Q:

                      Could this be used as a primer?
                      Asked on 11/20/2014 by BeautifulAngel from Fort Wayne, Indiana

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        the present is an oil-free makeup primer that instantly camouflages the appearance of large pores and uneven skin texture, for an airbrushed appearance.

                        Answered on 11/25/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
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