After applying this to my freshly washed face I waited 2 minutes and applied it very thinly and sparsley as directed. I positivley SHONE within 2 hours! As for making my skin smoother it did do that(if you could call an oil slick soft!)At $25 for 2 oz. it is too pricey. For oiley,acne-prone skin- Joey of New York Pure Pores Moisturizer with Ginseng is a much better bet. Philosophy should be fined for fraud for passing this off as a moisturizer for "all skin types." It would probably be fine for someone with dry skin. For all of these reasons I give it 1 lipstick. For my complexion's and my wallet's sakes I will stay FAR away from this product in the future!
I have to be honest and say that this product didn't do anything for my skin. I love Philosophy's loose mineral foundation called Complete Me but using The Present as a primer just didn't seem to improve how it looked or how long it lasted. I did try waiting 10-15 minutes after applying it to see if it made a difference and it was exactly the same. So far this summer I would say I have tried 5 different primers and keep going back to DHV Velvet Skin as the best one.
OK. I think I have finally found the right one! After mixed reviews of this product, I decided to give it a try. I bought it for $25 plus tax, which I think is pretty cheap. I mean, after all a little of this product goes a long...LONG way. I can probablly use it for a while. Anyway, after putting on the stuff, I waited for 5 mins before putting on other things. I have to say my t-zone stayed matte matte matte! This is great...I've bought lots of other products that say "stay matte all day" but never worked. However, this one is the real deal. I think the downside is the product kinda made my t-zone feel dry...which just mean I need a little bit of moisturizer before putting it on.
I bought this product because I was looking for a decent makeup base. I suppose I expected miracles, but ended up with tragedy. It was supposed to ease my makeup application and made it streaky, cakey and difficult! Smelled nice, like lavender, but if there's no beneficial purpose for putting something on your face, what's the point? I still have a full tube and wish I never bought it!
after searching for "the" face primer i was ready to give up, but i decided to give this a try and im so glad i did. it left my skin really nice and soft and smooth. it worked nicely with all of my foundations, and a little goes a very long way. i wouldnt be surprised if this tube lasts a year. for the money its worth it, and im extra happy since i got a brand new tube for 1/4th the price off ebay :) would purchase at regular price again though :)
I am overwhelmed by how beautiful this makes my skin look. I put a little bit on in the morning and my face remains smooth and completely matte all day - no more shiny forehead or greasy chin, even many hours later! I haven't tried it with foundation yet, just by itself, but my skin looks radiant and feels soft and lovely. What an excellent product.
Like this one a lot! I wear it over the top of an application of Hope in a Jar. Keeps my face nice and matte - no shiny spots, no breakouts. I will probably use this instead of my moisturizer when the temps start to go up (summer).
I LOVE THIS!!! I have never had a primer do what it says it will. This product evens out my skin so that my foundation does not sink into my pores or fine lines. I would recommend allowing it time to dry (aprx. 5 minutes) but works great all day long! I will recommend this to everyone!
I use this product alone or with Chanel Teint Fluide Universel Foundation. I think it is a great find for anyone who has combo or oily skin and works well as a moisturizer if your skin is tending to actup under stressful times when your regular moisturizer seems to exacerbate the situation.
I gave it a 3 for overall rating only because this is the first primer which I have ever tried but Philosophy has such a great reputation in my book that I felt I couldn't go wrong trying it out. ALso, if you purchase from QVC you do have a 30 day money back guarantee. Could be viewed as somewhat as expensive but a little goes a long way. You do need to remember to let it dry for the 2 minutes recommended if you are going to apply foundation.
I refuse to put on makeup without this! I have combo skin, oilier T -zone an drier cheeks, and this goes over my moisturizer and i wait 2 minutes, and then I put on my foundation. It makes my foundation (clinique superfit shade 1) go on very smooth and blends like a charm. it sets my makeup in place ALL DAY. My blush used ot fade, but now i notice it's still on after 10 hours. Great product, I guess doesnt work for all, but works beautifully on me. Also I have never used any other makeup primers before this one.