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PhilosophyThe Present
 
4.3

(based on 139 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (112)
  • Easy to apply (107)
  • Lightweight (80)
  • Long-lasting (76)
  • Blends well (64)

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 (47)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (61), Medium (50), Deep (7)

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5.0

perfect priner

By cheryl

from west deptford, NJ

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

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        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

        Was given this as a gift years ago and loved it. As an older woman, I don't like to use foundation, really never have. This is perfect for smoothing out skin texture and covering up without adding color. Smells great too!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Terrible

        By Sellybean

        from Austin, TX

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              This primer is terrible under foundation! By itself, it's nice, it does blend imperfections but it's pointless if you can't use it with foundation! When applying foundation (even waiting several mins to dry), it goes rouge. It intensified all my pores, scars, attached to peach fuzz and hair, cakey, patchy..everything that can go wrong, did. I was shocked and had to wash my makeup off completely. It felt terrible trying to blend it all in too! Luckily I got this half off and did not have to pay full price...

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              PLEASE READ!!!!

              By pmar210

              from Chicago

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                  I read somewhere this product will be discontinued. Don't let it be true. Please. There are loyal customers who adore this makeup!!! I just bought my second bottle and I plan on buying more in the future. I'd be very disappointed and sad if this goes away. I hate wearing foundation. This product makes me feel radiant. It's colorless!!! It's lightweight. It simply makes me feel amazing and my face looks radiant too. PLEASE DO NOT DISCONTINUE!!!!!!!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                    (3 of 3 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

                      (2 of 2 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

                        (2 of 2 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

                          (3 of 3 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

                              (2 of 2 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.

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                              • Q:

                                The Present I have at home is a skin perfector and oil-free makeup primer. This says clear makeup. Is it the same product or different?
                                Asked on 6/3/2015 by Sue

                                1 answer

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  the present skin perfector and the present oil-free makeup primer are the same product, with a packaging update. we hope this helps clarify!

                                  Answered on 6/5/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                              • 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

                                1 answer

                                • 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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