the present

makeup primer & oil-free mattifier


  • philosophy, the present make-up primer


Item No. present-clear-makeup
$20.00 $30.00
size| 2 oz.
full 2 oz.
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leave skin with an airbrushed finish when you use our oil-free makeup primer.

what it does

this multitasking formula feels lightweight and functions as a foundation primer, colourless skin perfector, skin barrier protector and oil-free moisturizer.

  • helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores
  • natural antibacterial benefits

how to use

apply to face, allowing 2 minutes setting time prior to makeup application.

when to use: day

key ingredients

see full ingredient list

philosophy: do you crave airbrushed skin? do your wrinkles and pores deserve to appear minimized? are you searching for a new foundation? then we have a present for you.
philosophy: do you crave airbrushed skin? do your wrinkles and pores deserve to appear minimized? are you searching for a new foundation? then we have a present for you.

complete your regimen

the present is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 222.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great with — or without! — makeup I’ve been using this for years and love it. Holds my makeup in place all day. But even better, I can apply and go without makeup and still feel like my complexion is even and smooth. This is the ONE part of my daily skincare routine that I NEVER skip!
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will always use this Do not....DO NOT EVER discontinue this product. Nothing keeps my makeup on my face, literally, all day but the present. This is the best primer, and by far outshines all of the primers on the market today. I wish it was still sold at Sephora and Ulta though. Sometimes I run out, and can't run to the store to get more. So...hint, hint. ;) Thank you for making such awesome products!
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really is a gift! I've been using the present for years and cannot fathom my life without it. I use it daily under foundation, or by itself if I'm not wearing makeup.
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish I had purchased about 4 or 5 of them! I purchased this product when it was being discontinued,(I thought). I paid $5 each for it. I bought two because I had never used it but, I trust Philosophy's quality (even though they have changed the formula on some of my favs "not a fan of that") and for $5 a pop what could I lose? Whooo! this stuff is GOOOOOODDD! I used it under foundation first. Just make sure it's completely dry before applying your foundation. Then, I tried it without foundation and I was blown away. My skin literally looked airbrushed, fresh, like I was wearing makeup and I'm 52 years old. I love this stuff. Glad its not gone away but, bummed it's $30 freakin dollars. Sadly, will be purchasing again. Have only worn foundation maybe twice since using this on my skin!
Date published: 2019-09-04
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