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PhilosophyThe Present

Philosophy

The Present

2.0 oz Item 2209126

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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 211 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (164)
  • Goes on smoothly (124)
  • Lightweight (121)
  • Blends well (98)
  • Long-lasting (83)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (60)
  • 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 (26), Classic style (20), Trendy style (7)

Reviewed by 211 customers

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5.0

present review

By Shelly

from Bethel CT

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Philosophy The Present:

    Helps to keep foundation on. Smooth and good for my skin.

     
    4.0

    I would buy again.

    By Peg

    from Ohio

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

      I put it on as a primer before my makeup.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      dry skin miracle

      By Manda

      from WV

      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

      Im more than pleased with this primer. It really helps smooth out dry patches and prevents makeup cling in unwanted areas. Its everything I had hoped for and then some.

       
      5.0

      Give yourself a present

      By Kimra

      from Edgewood md

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 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:

        I've loved this stuff forever. It moisturizes and evens out skin tone and is so light.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My go to

        By Bella

        from Scranton, Pa

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Philosophy The Present:

          When you first see what the primer looks like it definitely looks heavy but it doesn't feel so after its applied and has dried. My makeup blends perfectly on top of it and it lasts all day. I have pretty acne prone skin and this has never caused a problem for me, in fact it hasn't caused me any breakouts unlike past primers i have used. It is a but pricey but each bottle lasts me about 6-7 months so it's definitely worth it!

           
          5.0

          Love this product!

          By Sandy

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

          About Me Classic 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

            Comments about Philosophy The Present:

            This product smooths, and hides large pores, and fine lines.

             
            5.0

            I am a repeat buyer of this product!

            By Marilyn

            from Endwell,NY

            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

              • Oily skin

              Comments about Philosophy The Present:

              Lasts all day and the 2 oz lasts me 6 months.

               
              5.0

              I love this product!!!

              By Ss

              from Los Angeles

              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

                • Everyday

                Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                Been using it for about 10 years now. Wouldn't use anything else!

                (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                I would not buy this product again

                By Gg

                from Beaverton OR

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                  I will be retuning this product.

                   
                  3.0

                  Won't reorder

                  By bukiluv45

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Philosophy The Present:

                      I purchased the primer, and I noticed NO difference in the application of my makeup with or without the product.

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                      8 Questions | 8 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Is this non-comedegenic?
                        Asked on 2/7/2018 by MeganMegan from California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Philosophy does not state that they are a Non- Comedogenic company.

                          Answered on 2/8/2018 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Hi! How does this product compare to the Supernatural, poreless, flawless SPF 15 skin perfector? I have used the supernatural for several years, but it seems to be getting increasingly difficult to find. I was wondering if this product would be a good alternative.
                        Thank you!
                        Asked on 1/29/2018 by Liz from Boardman, OH, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Present gives the skin a flawless airbrushed appearance and camouflages fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. Its unique formula helps seal in your treatment products and moisturizers, providing natural antibacterial benefits.

                          Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Would this product work with African American skin?
                        Asked on 11/11/2017 by WS from Long Beach, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, The Present Clear Skin Makeup is designed for all skin types.

                          Answered on 11/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Should this product be worn over or without a moisturizer? Is it safe for acne prone skin?
                        Asked on 6/19/2017 by Scarlett6 from Princeton, NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, The Present is formulated to be applied on all skin types. Please apply the Present to your face after you have moisturized.

                          Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                      • Q:

                        The Present I have at home is a skin perfector and oil-free makeup primer. This says clear makeup. Is it the same product or different?
                        Asked on 6/3/2015 by Sue

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          the present skin perfector and the present oil-free makeup primer are the same product, with a packaging update. we hope this helps clarify!

                          Answered on 6/5/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        There is mention in the description about it allowing you to sleep..... But in usage directions it says to apply to face prior to make up. Should this be used at night too? If yes, before or after eye and face serums and moisturizer? Thank you
                        Asked on 4/4/2015 by Vys from Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          the present invisible skin perfector may also be used alone as an oil-free moisturizer in the evening. you would apply the present after applying your treatments and eye cream.

                          Answered on 4/7/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        I am looking for a very light moisturizer/primer that won't leave my face shiny by mid morning. I have combination skin, some redness to my cheeks and starting with fine lines/larger pores. Will this do the trick?
                        Asked on 4/1/2015 by vys from Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          the present invisible skin perfector will work well for you! the present helps diminish the appearance of large pores, fine lines, and uneven skin texture. it will also leave your skin with a soft matte finish.

                          Answered on 4/3/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Could this be used as a primer?
                        Asked on 11/20/2014 by BeautifulAngel from Fort Wayne, Indiana

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          the present is an oil-free makeup primer that instantly camouflages the appearance of large pores and uneven skin texture, for an airbrushed appearance.

                          Answered on 11/25/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
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