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The Present

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PhilosophyThe Present
 
4.3

(based on 134 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (109)
  • Easy to apply (104)
  • Lightweight (78)
  • Long-lasting (75)
  • Blends well (62)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Normal skin (39)
  • Light to medium coverage (38)
  • Mature skin (35)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (70), Budget shopper (46)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (59), Medium (49), Deep (6)

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5.0

Prevents and heals pimples!

By Island Girl

from Washington

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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

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              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

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                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

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Wow! Makeup looks great and stays put!!

                  By RitaMac

                  from Rochester, NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Full Coverage
                    • Light To Medium Coverage
                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                    I have dry skin and this product makes my skin look and feel like it did 20 years ago. My foundation has never looked so good! One suggestion, wait 2-3 minutes after you apply the primer before you apply your foundation.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A Great Present

                    By HR Jacki

                    from Millville, NJ

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Normal Skin

                      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                      Does what it says it does!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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

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                          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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