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The Present

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PhilosophyThe Present
 
4.3

(based on 124 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (101)
  • Easy to apply (96)
  • Lightweight (72)
  • Long-lasting (68)
  • Blends well (57)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (40)
  • Light to medium coverage (36)
  • Normal skin (34)
  • Mature skin (33)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (65), Budget shopper (43)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (54), Medium (45), Deep (6)

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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

(0 of 1 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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST PRIMER

By hmk

from Bellevue, wa

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

      This is the greatest primer on the market, and I've tried them all. Give it a shot, Philosophy is a successful skincare line for a reason!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      The best primer on the market!

      By Jess

      from Lexington,ky

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Makes Pores Invisible
      • Makeup Stays Flawless

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          I really like how it keeps my makeup flawless all day!
          Makes pores virtually disappear.
          Can be a little drying.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Deep

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Formula changed?

          By Existentialfeline

          from Savannah, GA

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

          • Accentuated Creases
          • Caused A Crepe-y Look
          • Other Product Settles In
          • To Fine Lines

          Best Uses

            Comments about Philosophy The Present:

            So, I'd been a loyal user of the Present for about 3 years. Back when it came in a clear bottle. I was worried that the formula changed when I ran out and went to pick up a new bottle because the packaging was different. I think the formula did change, and not for the better. I tested the last little bit of the old bottle vs. the new bottle side by side and there is a definite difference.

            The old bottle I had always gave me a flawless foundation primer and my makeup never moved even if I was using cheapy drug store foundations.

            The new bottle caused any products I used to settle into fine lines, creases and gave the under of my eye a very crepe-y appearance. Caused foundation to appear flakey/made my skin look very dry. Caused my long-wear products to not last very long at all. Any glittery products seem like they were magnetically attracted to fine lines/creases and I'm not even 30!

            Ended up returning it. Disappointed that one of my go-to's no longer works for me.

            If it works for you, it's a great buy. The first, and last, bottle I bought of it lasted a very long time. A little bit goes a very long way.

             
            5.0

            great primer

            By Jen

            from colorado springs, co

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long-Lasting
            • Noncomodegenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              I use this as a primer and it is great! It's a bit sticky to apply, but I can easily overlook that b/c it helps my makeup last all day. I use it with all sorts of foundations: bare minerals, revlon whipped, tarte amazonian clay.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love!

              By Rachel

              from Manchester

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              I am currently using the clear days ahead complete regimen along with bareminerals foundation. I used to use the bareminerals primer but it gave me hideous bumps all over my forehead. I switched to this primer and I already love the way it feels and allows my minerals to have an even more matte finish. I have oily skin and this is seriously the best primer I've used yet! (20 years old, mild acne)

               
              1.0

              not a fan

              By j

              from albany

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                    i wanted to like it based on so many positive reviews but this product does not work for me...i may throw it away as i have tried to use it several times over a period of weeks & with different makeups, bare minerals, chanel, doesnt matter, just smears on my face, dont know why. Ive followed the allotted wait time but still doesnt work. I would wear only alone if i wasnt leaving my house, then i guess its fine, but i wouldnt repurchase.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    My favorite primer of all time!

                    By Lovely 1 Everyday

                    from Indianapolis, IN

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Matte Finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                      I love this primer! Move over Smashbox, I have a new best friend.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Deep
                       
                      5.0

                      One of MY FAVS!

                      By Wrey

                      from Ocala, Fl

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                          Love this product!

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

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