philosophy "the present" foundation clear makeup 2 oz.
Not for my skin
I know Wayne Goss considers this the beat primer ever but it didn't work well for me. I am 65 and have good skin that is normal to slightly dry in some areas. I felt like I was pulling and tugging to get this on and had great difficulty spreading it on. I do not want to fight with primer. I want it to go on smoothly and this did not.
I have used this product for a couple years now, and absolutely love it. I really like it in the summer when you're outside and get hot and sweaty. Regular makeup would run and feel heavy, but this product isn't like that at all. I use about a dime size worth of it, add a little bit of blush and this 60 y/o woman is ready for the ballgames, etc. It covers and blends your complexion without that heavy feeling of liquid or powder makeup. If you can't decide if you should get this or not, GET IT, YOU'LL LOVE IT!
The formulation changed
I have used this product every day for many years. I would have given this product 5 stars. They have changed the formulation. It now has a slight almost floral fragrance. It does not minimize pores and it leaves my face greasy. It does absolutely nothing it used to. It also has made my face break out, which sometimes happens to people when they try a new face product. I have emailed the company and they replied that they took ingredients out and replaced them with other ingredients and that they couldn't find an ingredient that could have any fragrance at all. Please read this before you plan to re-order. Very disappointing since I have loved this product since the beginning.
Best Primer Ever
I love this product!! It is the best primer I have ever tried!!! Makes my makeup look amazing!!! I put this on even if I am not going to wear makeup that day. It makes your face look flawless! Best product ever. Just be sure to wait the 2 minutes before you put your makeup on.
The very BEST
I absolutely LOVE philosophy..I have very oily skin and only wear powder foundations,after trying The Present,iam hooked!! Makes your face look flawless and makeup just looks better after applying my powder over the present;) try it,you'll be hooked 2...
Not sure what the commotion is about
I have decided that I never want to be without a primer for as long as I am around. They are the greatest invention ever. As a result, I have tried quite a few to determine which works best for me. I tried THE PRESENT and it is ok but not great as far as I am concerned. I like to wear liquid foundation and it does not go on well after I have established a coat of the Present. I wait the full 2 minutes or more as per the instructions but I still have a blending issue. I do not have this issue with some other brands of primer -- only this one. Once I have finished the tube I will not rebuy this. Not sure what all the hype is all about.
THIS IS GREAT AS PRIMER
I AM 52 YEARS YOUNG AND PUT THIS ON FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY. I AM SO IMPRESSED. I KEPT IT ON FOR THE FULL 2 MINUTES BEFORE APPLYING MY MAKEUP AND I LOOK SO AMAZING, PHILOSOPHY, YOU ARE AWESOME!
This is the best !!
I love this stuff...It makes my skin look flawless...I am on auto - delivery cause I never want to be without...Best primer I have ever tried...
I look so much better now
I switched from other brands of primers and BE to this product and the supernatural makeup. The two philosophy products together are magic. I use less makeup, imagine that. My skin looks better, my wrinkles smoother and it lasts all day. I don't want to ever have to live without this.
DO NOT STOP MAKING THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!
I used to have oily skin but as I have gotten older I have combination oily and dry skin. This product is great for when I had my 4 operations. I know you are not suppose to wear makeup but I wore this on my face to keep the shine down and no one ever new the difference. I bought this a long time ago when it was in a black tube and still have it. I use it spareingly and only when I want a smooth non-shine finish and no other makeup except mascara and lip gloss. I was not sure about it at first but then gave it a second chance and now I just love it.
love it love it
i noticed this foundation clear makeup from qvc i was at that time filming my dance stage Shaw for a movie i add on my face just the foundation clear makeup + lipstick woo every one say that i look fresh shine a glowing and on the movie Hva Hva even better .
now i keep coming again and again for this product !
Thank you philosophy & QVC
Think outside the box
I'm in my late 60's with good, but slightly dry and aging skin. I agree with other reviewers that because this is a primer that 'binds' with your skin, it is hard to apply liquid foundations over it. So, I've turned it into a "BB" (beauty balm) - which is the latest product development being advertised by cosmetic companies (equal parts tinted moisturizer, sunscreen, mattifier and anti-aging product)-basically an 'all in one.'
Here's what I do: squeeze small amount of The Present (pea size or a little larger) in palm. Next, add a small amount of any moisturizer (I use Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough with SPF 20). But, any moisturizer + separate sunscreen (or liquid/cream sunscreen designed for the face, which gives you the moisturizing and SPF benefits), would work. Finally, I add a very small amount of my makeup (liquid or mineral cream makeup in a tube) and blend it in my hand. You have just created your own personal "BB." ! I apply it all over my face, and lightly below my jawline down onto my neck. Wait 1-2 minutes (for The Present to set). Because it is all blended together, this mixture gives a great, slightly matte finish, with as much color as you choose to add. I use a powder blush (cream doesn't work well over this) and dust with a little mineral finish, if I need it.
So: small amount of The Present + moisturizer + sunscreen + color makeup = your own, personalized BB! It blends beautifully, saves time, and you can adjust the color during the year if you tan. Might solve your application issues and be the solution you are looking for!