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PhilosophyThe Present
 
4.3

(based on 132 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (107)
  • Easy to apply (102)
  • Lightweight (77)
  • Long-lasting (73)
  • Blends well (61)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (41)
  • Normal skin (38)
  • Light to medium coverage (37)
  • Mature skin (34)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (69), Budget shopper (45)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (57), Medium (49), Deep (6)

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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
     
    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
         
        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.

         
        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 2 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

            (1 of 1 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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Wow! Makeup looks great and stays put!!

              By RitaMac

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Brand Buyer

              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
                 
                4.0

                A Great Present

                By HR Jacki

                from Millville, NJ

                About Me Brand Buyer

                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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lalalove this!

                  By Makeup snob

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Minimizes pores

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                  I typically apply before my foundation but it can be used alone. I have red undertones and it definitely takes away a lot of the redness. I also have very large pores and it conceals them perfectly!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Not As Good as Supernatural

                  By Ashley

                  from Everett, WA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                  This is a great primer. I have tried several primers and with my oily skin, they were a huge disappointment. I usually use Supernatural Primer, but Ulta was out of it. She recommended this one to me instead since they had it in stock. It did not keep my makeup on as well as Supernatural. I ended up returning it in order to pick up my go to primer.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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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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