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Philosophy The Present

Philosophy

The Present

Item #: 2209126 Size: 2.0 oz

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 189 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (150)
  • Goes on smoothly (124)
  • Lightweight (110)
  • Blends well (91)
  • Long-lasting (83)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Clumpy (3)

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 (15), Classic style (13), Trendy style (6)

Reviewed by 189 customers

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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 1 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!

         
        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

               
              5.0

              Love this product !

              By Sandy

              from Conowingo

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                I use the present everyday . I have sensitive, oily skin. This product is prefect for my skin . I apply the present and then my Bareminerals matt foundation and my skin looks so smooth . My make up stays on all day. Also the present helps with oily skin, because of it's matt finish and no irritation.

                 
                5.0

                This stuff is great!

                By Mandy

                from Newcastle, OK

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                  Daily use

                   
                  4.0

                  Best primer I'ved tried

                  By QueenPez

                  from CLE

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth
                  • smooths pores and fine lines great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                    Worked great on my 57 year old face. Foundation went on great over it.

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