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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 155 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (124)
  • Easy to apply (120)
  • Lightweight (91)
  • Long-lasting (83)
  • Blends well (72)

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 (55), Deep (9)

Reviewed by 155 customers

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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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great primer

                        By Kim

                        from MD

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Blends Well
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Matte Finish
                        • Noncomodegenic

                        Cons

                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                        • Mature Skin
                        • Normal Skin
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                        A little goes a long way (which is good since it's a little pricey). I love how after it soaks in (about 2 mins), my pores and fine lines are minimized, and it leaves a matte finish. Also, as someone with acne-prone skin I was super pleased that this primer didn't clog my pores (like some other brands of primer have).

                        Great product!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Deep

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