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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 192 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (152)
  • Goes on smoothly (124)
  • Lightweight (112)
  • Blends well (93)
  • 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 (55)
  • 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 (17), Classic style (14), Trendy style (6)

Reviewed by 192 customers

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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!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Would never shop at this store again.

                  By Morgan

                  from Bastrop, Texas

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Causes Breakouts
                    • Clumpy
                    • Difficult to Apply
                    • Doesn't Stay On
                    • Heavy
                    • Ineffective
                    • Irritates Skin
                    • Poor Coverage

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                      Hate the product

                       
                      3.0

                      It was great at first

                      By Morgan

                      from Bastrop, TX

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Easy To Take-off
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Smooth

                      Cons

                      • Causes Breakouts
                      • Heavy
                      • Irritates Skin

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                      I absolutely loved this product at first. I would just use that product and a little mascara. but when I added concealer or foundation to the mix it looked awful, weird and blotchy. then just recently I noticed small little pimples all over my face from this product. I don't ever get breakouts after using a very strong acne medicine, accutain. so I knew it was this product that had caused my breakout. I'm very disappointed with this product. I was so excited to find and everyday use for another philosophy brand product because I love the brand. Do yourself a favor and don't buy this product.

                       
                      3.0

                      Okay product. Not for me.

                      By Nikki M.

                      from Virginia Beach, VA

                      About Me Trendy Style

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Smooth

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't blend well
                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Going Out

                      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                      I read the reviews here and on youtube prior to purchasing this product. I saw that they were mixed and decided to give it a try myself. I do like the amount of product for the price, and the smell is lavender-y and fresh. The consistency is different from other primers I have used in the past- it's thick and a little tacky, but also moisturizing in its own right. Once you spread it out, it's not too bothersome. I didn't have a problem with it until I tried to blend my foundation. It took a while to blend, and in the end, it made my foundation look blotchy and cakey. On the plus side, my makeup did stay on the whole day (8 hours). I wanted to give it one more try before I returned it, but alas I couldn't. This product might be better to use on a night out or in humid weather, etc., but not for everyday wear.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Broke me out?????

                      By alyourpal

                      from baton rouge, LA

                      About Me Trendy Style

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply

                      Cons

                      • Causes Breakouts

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                        So I'm not exactly sure yet if this was the sole reason for the rise of painful, cystic acne that arose on my cheeks, but as soon as I stopped using it they slowly went away. I have oily skin and have had issues with cystic acne in the past, but have able to keep it in place with skin care. I initially really liked how it looked and made my makeup look underneath, mattifying and smoothing but soon I noticed the bumps coming back. I immediately had to stop using it, and haven't used it again since. I may give it another try but am almost nervous to. Guess I'll see

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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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