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Philosophy The Present

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
 
4.4

(based on 163 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (128)
  • Goes on smoothly (124)
  • Lightweight (96)
  • Long-lasting (83)
  • Blends well (78)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (49)
  • 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 (6), Classic style (4)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (69), Medium (60), Deep (10)

Reviewed by 163 customers

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5.0

Great primer!

By Dvonne

from Collegeville, PA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

    Daily use under foundation

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Melissa

    from Orange, CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

    This is one of the thickest primers I have ever used. I have hypothyroid which causes my skin to be super dry. Ladies! If you have dry skin, I recommend this! Even oil free primers leave my skin feeling oily, but this left my skin SO soft. The smell is a little strong for me, smells like something my grandmother would wear. If you can get past the strong smell, it's worth it. Love love love!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Perfect combined w/ Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Foundation

    By lisa

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

      Great combined with the Philosophy make-up. Love this combo!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Best primer!

      By Sincitytouchin

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

        I've tried every primer on market and this IS the best. Must wait 2 min to set before you put makeup on. Wayne Goss (makeup artist on YouTube plus many more artists) has review.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        This is the best primer ever! (at least for me)

        By ellasnana

        from weatherford tx

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Feels like silk on your skin
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Not Greasy/ Doesn't make my skin oily
        • Pleasant smell
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Great for my oily skin
          • Travel

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          I have excessively oily skin so I cannot use a lot of moisturizers or most of the primers on the market. During the summer I use The Present alone under the days I wear makeup. During the winter I have an oil free moisturizer that I love and then use The Present over my moisturizer and under makeup. I wear mineral makeup and The Present is wonderful as a primer. I have tried other primers (low end and high end) and none have delivered like this one. I can actually use this as a moisturizer. I also LOVE the smell. It has Lavender in it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Love it

          By Mrs.d

          from Nh

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • 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:

            Using it for years won't be without it

             
            1.0

            Too heavy! The thickest stickiest goop.

            By Dianey

            from MO

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Heavy
            • Ineffective
            • Patchy

            Best Uses

            • Alone-no makeup

            Comments about Philosophy The Present:

            I love everything Philosophy and I heard this was being discontinued so I hurried to buy it and I was so excited to buy it. I used it a good ten times as a primer under the makeup as I saw in reviews. Never has my foundation and concealer pealed off and become so patchy. I will never use it as a primer ever again. It also has the texture of glue. I thought maybe I was using it wrong, maybe I should try it alone as a skin perfector. It is so heavy and sticky that it is unpleasant to use alone with no make up on a hot day in summer. In a last ditch effort to like it and get my money's worth, I tried wearing it on a natural no makeup day on a cool dry day in fall. It still felt flaky and drying on my cheeks, almost like I had rubbed a glue stick on my face and 3 hours later the glue was pealing off my cheeks. Sorry philosophy, my love, but this is a pass.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            This really makes a difference!

            By Red Berry Farm

            from Grand Rapids, Michigan

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              I was told that this is a makeup primer/skin perfector, but whatever it is termed ~ the effect is amazing. "The Present" is indeed a gift for my mature 50's skin. I use this after cleansing and moisturizing (with Philosophy's wonderful "Take a Deep Breath") mainly in the morning. It has a silky smooth texture, and though it looks like a smallish bottle, a little goes a long way (which is a much appreciated on the pocketbook!) My skin's texture appears more even, which allows me to use just a light powder foundation that lasts all day. My face feels wonderfully smooth. This is a great product that I would not want to do without. Worth trying!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Love love love

              By Loves sunahine

              from Northern Kentucky

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                I use this everyday! I love the complete finish it gives me especially in the summer when I don't want to wear a lot of makeup. I use it alone and with foundation.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Best Primer Ever!

                By ellasnana

                from weatherford tx

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Great Primer for Mineral Powder Makeup
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Makes Skin Soft
                • Natural Looking
                • Nice Lavender Scent
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Great for Oily Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                  I use this as a moisturizer & primer for mineral powder foundation. My skin is oily and this product does not leave my skin feeling greasy, just extremely soft. It has a nice lavender scent. My mineral powder looks 100% better when applied after using this product. I have used this product for about 3 years after a friend of mine used it and recommended it. I love it and and pray it is never discontinued. Perfect primer for our humid Texas climate.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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