Physicians Formula has a brand new collection entitled Youthful Wear for Spring 2012.
The Youthful Wear Collection is supposed shave 10 years off your face as it offers flattering coverage to conceal puffiness, finer lines, etc….they do claim skin will appear lifted and firmed as well within three weeks of wear but I’m a little skeptical of that.
Of course, I immediately purchased the concealer being the junkie I am for under eye coverage.
Let’s take a look!
Rejoice! This is brilliant if you’re lucky enough to be fair of skin.
Boo, Hiss, and Rant! If you happen to be medium, tan, or darker.
Physicians Formula has a rather nice concealer on their hands but the main issue is it comes in two shades which is pretty much the end all for most skin tones. The limited shade selection even had me throwing my hands up in dismay as the Light + Light was simply too light. The other shade selection is Yellow + Light which also proves too light for me. What’s a girl to do?
I actually like this overall but the shade kills the deal sadly.
The concealer comes in a long tube and contains a creamy concealer on the bottom, a cream concealer stick in the middle, and a roller on the top. I guess it’s somewhat pointless to have both a cream and a stick in the same packaging as you won’t be using them together if you’re purchasing to use under your eyes plus I’m not a huge fan of stick concealers anyway but I guess its nice to have an either/or option. Of course, if you use concealer on your face having both a stick and a cream could prove helpful as you might want to use the cream on your face and the stick under your eyes. Either way you do have options here.
Now one thing I didn’t like about the concealer is the roller ball. In theory I like the idea of rolling out my concealer so to speak to give it that airbrushed effect but in reality it tugs a fair bit under my eye and just feels uncomfortable so it doesn’t really work so well at blending product out.
The concealer stick is a little drying but overall its not too bad when blended out and offers medium to full coverage if you build. I did see some minor creasing around hour four but nothing too dramatic. Overall, for a stick the formula isn’t bad at all.
The cream concealer I liked best. This has a sponge tip applicator for application and has a soft, creamy formula that has a cooling, hydrating feel. It, too, offers medium coverage and builds easily for full coverage. It wore strongly for six hours before I saw minor fading but absolutely no issues with creasing.
(Swatched left to right: Stick Concealer and Cream Concealer)
Overall, at $12.95 it does prove a little expensive as you can spend a few extra dollars to get a better product from a higher end brand. However, on the plus side so many sales at the drugstore give you the ability to check it out for considerably less and if rebates are your game you can grab this free with a mail in one. I think the concealer proves promising but the lack of shade selections makes it a miss in most cases.
Available now at drugstores.
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