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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
 
4.4

(based on 156 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (124)
  • Easy to apply (121)
  • Lightweight (92)
  • Long-lasting (83)
  • Blends well (73)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (46)
  • 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)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (68), Medium (56), Deep (9)

Reviewed by 156 customers

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5.0

This really makes a difference!

By Red Berry Farm

from Grand Rapids, MI

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 Ellas Nana

      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
         
        5.0

        I have been using this product for about 3 years

        By Granny B

        from La Porte IN

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          use as primer under foundation or just alone

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          My absolute favorite primer!

          By Savy

          from KCMO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              I love this product! Looks great alone to even skin tone or when used in combo with my foundation. I've tried several others and always go back to this product.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By GinGin

              from Chat. ga

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                This stuff blurs lines and makes my pores look smaller and skin smoother. Love it!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I've used this product for years

                By Lauren

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                    I use this under my foundation or just as a moisturizer when I don't wear makeup. I have very acne prone skin and it doesn't break me out like other moisturizers do. It makes my skin silky and my liquid foundation goes on flawlessly. I tried Aveda's dual foundation with it and it caked, Clinique's "Stay Matte" is amazing with it (which I have also used for years but gave Aveda a chance since I generally love their products). I wish that I could use this product on my entire body, but it's way too expensive for that! Used just on my face, a bottle lasts me about 3-4 months so it really isn't too pricey and foundation lasts longer too because you don't need as much since it blends so well!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    love the way it makes ky makeup look fresh all day .

                    By happy mom

                    from naples florida

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Noncomodegenic

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Skin
                      • Mature Skin

                      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                      i love the way it makes a nice set for me tp apply my foundation I will buy this again . Makes my makeup look fresh all day love this and tones done my redness on my skin .

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Primer I've Tried!!

                      By Lynnsay, Hughes

                      from MI

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry Skin
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                        I have tried sooo many different primers, and have never found one I loved. I visited my local Ulta and told the girls working that I wanted a primer, and they initially went through three or four top ones that I had already tried and didn't work for me. No matter what I used (Benefit, Smashbox, Bare Essentials), my makeup still came off by mid-day. One worker recommended The Present, and I could tell as soon as I put a bit on my finger that I was going to like it. She told me that a lot of people call it makeup glue, and it has been doing exactly that for me. It even felt slightly like glue on my hand, which made me a little nervous that it would make me break out. It has been two weeks and I am in love! My makeup lasts all day, which is exactly what I want in a primer. I'm so happy with this purchase!!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        Great product!

                        By booklady

                        from columbia ac

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Blends Well
                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mature Skin

                          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                          I use this product daily.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Deep

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