Review | Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint + Stretch Concealer
Skin first, makeup second. - Glossier
As someone who only started wearing foundation in the last year or two, I'm a sucker for anything that's "your skin, but better." I've been hoarding eyeshadows since JHS, and skin makeup has never been part of my collection. That's not to say that I had perfect skin growing up, because that couldn't be further from the truth. I grew up with a mom who used a single Lancome lipstick for her eyes, cheeks and lips. She was against any makeup that covered up the skin, and that just became the norm for me growing up. Thus, I've always been drawn to products that tote natural looking skin as their mission. That's honestly probably why Or and I are so crazy about Glossier!
The Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium ($26) is going to be a staple in my makeup bag for a very long time. It's sold out until later this summer, but so worth the wait. The formula is runnier than most foundations/bb creams/tints I've tried, but it works. All you need to do is dot this a few times on your face or even on the back of your hand and apply with your fingers. The tint just magically melts into your skin- no need to use a makeup brush or beauty blender. To be frank, a beauty blender will absorb most of the product, and works better with cream or stick foundations. It's also very buildable and so low maintenance, that you can feel free to layer on more in problem areas (cheeks for me!). If you're between colors, I would go for the darker shade. Since the coverage is so light, it's very blendable and the shade difference is hardly noticeable. I've tried light, medium, and dark, which have all worked out depending on how much I blend. I wore this out a few days ago for lunch and one of Andy's friends said I looked way better without makeup. I lowered my picket sign about misogynistic comments and makeup shaming, and thanked him for his honesty.
When Glossier released the Stretch Concealer in Medium ($18), I snatched it up with the quickness. A concealer that doesn't crease + cake? GIVE IT HERE NOW. Another product that I can just apply with my fingers? YES. Since using this, I've retired every other concealer in my arsenal. See you later, MAC studio fix, MUFE Ultra HD concealer, and Maybelline Age Rewind! This is the easiest concealer I have ever tried and it gives an absolutely flawless finish. I dab this under my eyes and around my nostrils, and I have everyone fooled into believing I'm awake. It's the easiest skin fix, and doesn't dry down to a matte finish either. (If you're oily, you'll want to top off with a translucent powder to make it last.)
It should go without saying that while I love these products for everyday, there are definitely days when I'll whip out the big boys. MUFE's Ultra HD line is absolutely fantastic, and their stick foundation ($43) is holy grail. I will say that today during a video call with my boss, I caught my skin in the sunlight and I loved the way it looked. Up close, I need a good Clarisonic session, but I wasn't disgusted by the fact that I was completely makeup-less and I have Glossier to thank for that. <3
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