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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 145 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (116)
  • Easy to apply (111)
  • Lightweight (84)
  • Long-lasting (79)
  • Blends well (67)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Light to medium coverage (39)
  • Normal skin (39)
  • Mature skin (37)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (74), Budget shopper (48)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (64), Medium (51), Deep (7)

Reviewed by 145 customers

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5.0

Great moisturizer!

By Carrie

from Alabama

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:

    Daily under base.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Amazing product

    By Carmimi

    from Tallahassee, Fl

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Great Primer
    • Lightweight
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

    • A Little Pricey

    Best Uses

      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

      I normally use The Present as a primer under foundation, but it is great to wear at times when I need to go with no makeup. Gym, beach, etc.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      By kat

      from ut

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

        LOVE IT!!!! have been struggling to keep foundation in place. Don't have the time to reapply so this took an 6-8 hour foundation and turned it into a 16 hr foundation!!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        great product

        By ulta freak

        from Orlando Florida

        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

        I got this product because I had used the tart pore perfection primer and wanted to get another one. An employee told me about this and I thought " wow it's the same price but way more product " so I got it and I love it. Let it sit for 2 mins just like the instruction says. It does have a weird smell but once it dries it goes away.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely love this product...big Philosophy fan!

        By Kathleen

        from Cleveland OH

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          This is a great for covering up sun spots.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Perfectly - Cannot Be Without

          By jumper rider

          from Chicago, Il

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          I absolutely love this primer. I have tried many, including Bare Minerals (too oily, expensive for small amount of product), Spackle by Laura Geller made me break out) too bad because I love LG and BM other products. I went back to Philosophy and never disappointed. I use Cetphil to. cleanse, follow with Perricone MD Signature Reserve, Perricone. Neuropeptide white tube in am, philosophy Ultimate eye cream and then The Present. A little of each goes a long way. I use a small amt of The Present, blend well, including patting and ever so lightly smooth unnder eyes and pat gently on lids. I just turned 46 in August and have some fine lines, and this product does not settle into any of them!! My skin is super soft, and this routine hss improved texture, tone, wrinkles and lines. My make-up stays in place all day. Just need a gloss or lipstick touch up. Unbelievable product, little goes a long way, does not make my skin. sticky or leave a white residue. End result is flawless skin and makeup!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          perfect priner

          By cheryl

          from west deptford, NJ

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          Was given this as a gift years ago and loved it. As an older woman, I don't like to use foundation, really never have. This is perfect for smoothing out skin texture and covering up without adding color. Smells great too!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible

          By Sellybean

          from Austin, TX

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          This primer is terrible under foundation! By itself, it's nice, it does blend imperfections but it's pointless if you can't use it with foundation! When applying foundation (even waiting several mins to dry), it goes rouge. It intensified all my pores, scars, attached to peach fuzz and hair, cakey, patchy..everything that can go wrong, did. I was shocked and had to wash my makeup off completely. It felt terrible trying to blend it all in too! Luckily I got this half off and did not have to pay full price...

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          PLEASE READ!!!!

          By pmar210

          from Chicago

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              I read somewhere this product will be discontinued. Don't let it be true. Please. There are loyal customers who adore this makeup!!! I just bought my second bottle and I plan on buying more in the future. I'd be very disappointed and sad if this goes away. I hate wearing foundation. This product makes me feel radiant. It's colorless!!! It's lightweight. It simply makes me feel amazing and my face looks radiant too. PLEASE DO NOT DISCONTINUE!!!!!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Silky glowing skin

              By Bren

              from Memphis, TN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                Daily use. I love the way is makes my skin look with or without foundation.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep

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