Philosophy Hope for Everywhere Concealer ($26) is a new “caring, covering, continuous concealer” that launched for Spring 2015. I have no idea what any of that means (wahoooo for over marketing) but yay for new concealer, I’m doing my happy dance (which is really awkward, you don’t want to see it).
Needless to say Philosophy doesn’t have a great track record with concealer. I’ve had some horrifying experiences with their concealers! Last year’s Miracle Worker Miraculous Color Corrector & Concealer was a total waste of money! Eep!
So yes, I was very skeptical purchasing Philosophy Hope For Everywhere Concealer.
What I think?
It’s good. Not great, not amazing, but it’s good. It’s an improvement in a major way and it feels like Philosophy is headed in the right direction in developing a concealer they can be proud of and one I’m happy about using!
Apparently this is formulated to reduce the signs of aging as it concealers with a vitamin rich formula. I’m always slightly skeptical of concealers that are meant to act as eye creams. I’ve only been using it for about two and a half weeks so I can’t really lay claim that my eyes are looking more youthful. But…if I suddenly wake up to eyes without fine lines you’ll be the first to know about it.
This has a built in brush that will either irk you or make you happy. I’m on the fence as I both like and dislike the brush. The brush makes for an easy way to swipe the concealer one but on the negative side it can be a messy, bacteria-fest you can’t remove it to clean it. The brush also makes me feel like I’m going through the concealer quicker as I’m squeezing a lot out but not using all of it.
Philosophy Hope For Everywhere Concealer
Philosophy Hope For Everywhere Concealer Swatches (4.5 and 5.5)
They actually promote this as a “range of shades formulated to blend beautifully with most skin tones”, um ok? I purchased shades 4.5 and 5.5 and both were very light. I’m just assuming, as I did purchase online, that the shades run on the lighter side of the fence. I’m going to head to Ulta and see about swathing shades 6.5 and 7.5 and see if those are better suited to my skin tone.
They did well with the formula! Very well! It’s creamy, it’s lightly hydrating, VERY easy to blend out, and it doesn’t cake, crease, or settle into fine lines. The texture is that of an eye cream almost as it feels very moist and pleasant under my drier eyes. Granted, oily lids and eyes might not love it but aging, drier ones will. It’s not as pigmented as I had hopes for. If it was it would be on the Muse Approval list. I find it sheers out as I blend so it doesn’t quite give me the medium coverage I was hoping for. I don’t really need full coverage but medium works best for me in the concealer department. It does brighten my eye area up considerably though and the coverage is very smooth and natural. It wears all day when set with powder and my eyes look as fresh and happy as when I originally applied it.
As a face concealer it might not necessarily be a great pick especially if you rely on coverage that will conceal problems such as acne, dark spots, etc…as you blend it onto your face you’ll find it sheers out considerably. So if you only need a little spot concealer it might do the trick but if you need solid medium to full coverage this won’t be a great way to go.
Needless to say this is a vast improvement on past Philosophy concealers! A little more pigment and better packaging would have me crowing it as a must have! I also felt the $26 price tag could have been cut down to say $21! I’d recommend trying it if you want more natural, sheerer coverage! I like the texture and formula a lot and it should be a win for those with drier eyes! Just beware of the quirks before purchasing.
Philosophy Hope For Everywhere Concealer is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.