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Philosophy

The Present

Item #: 2209126 Size: 2.0 oz

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The Present Clear Makeup allows you to play beautifully during the day as a colorless skin perfector that camouflages fine lines, wrinkles and pores, and gives the skin a flawless, airbrushed appearance. The Present also allows you to sleep beautifully in the evening, as its unique formula helps seal in your treatment products and moisturizers, and provides natural antibacterial benefits, all while providing a beautiful, natural airbrushed finish. The present clear makeup is a must-have item in the philosophy lineup.
Apply to a clean, dry face. Product must be allowed to absorb for a full 2 minutes before applying makeup.

Precautions: For external use only. Use only as directed. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethiconol, Cetyl Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Lysozyme, Sodium Citrate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Chlorphenesin.

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PhilosophyThe Present
 
4.3

(based on 196 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (153)
  • Goes on smoothly (124)
  • Lightweight (114)
  • Blends well (94)
  • Long-lasting (83)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (56)
  • Mature skin (41)
  • Normal skin (41)
  • Light to medium coverage (39)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (78), Budget shopper (51), Natural style (20), Classic style (14), Trendy style (6)

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3.0

What an odd primer...

By Christi

from United States

Comments about Philosophy The Present:

This primer is essentially facial glue. The smell, consistency, and color are all gluelike, which made me quite skeptical of the product, but I decided to move forward with it anyway. I really wish I hadn't. My foundation became difficult to apply, and I had to really work to smooth it out. My pores and fine lines also have not reduced in size. I cannot speak for how long it lasts or whether it does indeed cause breakouts as other reviewers have said, as my first time using this will unfortunately also be my last.

 
4.0

Nice

By Spongecake

from El Paso Texas

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

    It works nicely for me, but I'm noticing some people say it makes them look blotchy when they try to apply foundation. Personally I like using this and a light bb cream that I smooth on and then pat in. I haven't tried to use it under a real, thicker foundation and I only apply a very light dusting of powder if and where i need it. I let it sink in about ten minutes because I put it on after skincare and before I get dressed/ brush my hair. Then patting in a light formula bb cream doesn't really disturb it, so I don't have the blotchy problem. Try a sponge or fingers?

    It may be the wrong primer for you if you can't blend it in, it may not work with your formulas. But I think for a no makeup day or very light day, it works nicely. Sometimes I wear it alone to feel a little more polished and some mascara.

     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Thomason

    from Lex ky

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

      Love this product

       
      5.0

      Love it.

      By N/A

      from Houston tx

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

        Love it

         
        5.0

        Like this primer better than others that I've tried

        By Rosie

        from White Oak, PA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          Great primer

           
          2.0

          Doesn't work well

          By Lynn

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              Didn't do what you would expect. Cheap drug store primer worked better. Makeup still in cracks and wrinkles (I am 35). Primer worsened the look of my foundation.... looks absolutely terrible. I did allow it to set as directed- still no good.

               
              5.0

              My favorite primer

              By Kim

              from Madison, WI

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                  I have tried other primers, but always come back to this. I love it. Most days I wear this and a little powder.

                   
                  3.0

                  Still Using It

                  By none

                  from North Hollywood, CA

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • It is for dry skin

                    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                    Used the product for 3 days and it does minimizes the fine lines and keeps the foundation somewhat locked. It has a dewy/sticky texture when applying but it blends well once it sets in your face.

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Awful!

                    By Courtney

                    from Beaumont, TX

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Causes Breakouts
                      • Heavy
                      • Ineffective
                      • Irritates Skin

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                        This is horrible! My skin broke out in a horrible rash! If I could give this 0 stars I would!

                         
                        5.0

                        This can be used as a foundation

                        By Jillizm

                        from Orlando Florida

                        About Me Natural Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Blends Well
                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Easy To Take-off
                        • Natural Looking
                        • Smooth

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types
                        • Everyday
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                        This can be used as a 'foundation' for your natural skin skin. Very smooth finish!

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                        5 Questions | 5 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          Should this product be worn over or without a moisturizer? Is it safe for acne prone skin?
                          Asked on 6/19/2017 by Scarlett6 from Princeton, NJ

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, The Present is formulated to be applied on all skin types. Please apply the Present to your face after you have moisturized.

                            Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                        • 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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