My skin is clear, my dark circles haven’t been too bad, and lately, I’ve been embracing the all-natural look. With that said, I’m a huge lover of all things makeup, so I really feel the need to wear it even when I want to look like my I-woke-up-like-this self. It’s just fun for me. I’ve purchased two products from Glossier that help me achieve my I-might-as-well-not-be-wearing-any-makeup makeup look, namely the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint and the Glossier Boy Brow. I got both products from @glossiermnl. They’re super friendly and helpful, and I would totally buy more stuff from them if I wasn’t being so strict with myself and my spending habits (sigh).
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint
More skin, less makeup. That’s Glossier’s tagline with this “lighter than tinted moisturizer” skin tint. The tint is supposed to even out discoloration, leaving your skin smooth and dewy. Glossier is clear on the fact that this skin tint will NOT cover up acne, freckles, and major redness. It has an ultra-light, breathable formula that includes ingredients like Diamond Powder, which blurs and brightens the skin, minimizing the appearance of pores; Glycerin, which helps the skin attract and retain moisture; and Glossier’s mysterious Polymer X, their secret ingredient that adds a subtle lifted look to the face.
The Skin Tint comes in a squeezey tube, which makes it really easy to control how much product you want. If I’m being honest, I doodle squiggly lines of the tint onto my face, and blend them in with a foundation brush. I have the shade Medium, and it blends in really well with my skin tone.
I’ve read a lot of negative reviews about this product, and I can see why some people would find the skin tint to be a waste of money. It has little to no coverage, so it’s definitely not a product for people who suffer from acne and redness. It’s also extremely dewy, and can leave the skin feeling greasy if you don’t set it with powder. On a positive note, I noticed that it does blur my pores and brighten my skin. It doesn’t completely conceal my dark circles, but it does help to even out slight redness around the nose and mouth.
The image on the left is me with absolutely no makeup on. My skin isn’t looking too bad; I have some redness around my nose, my dark circles are out and about, and I have visible pores. The image on the right is me wearing the Perfecting Skin Tint (and Boy Brow!). I find that it did help to blur my pores and even out any redness. My face also looks brighter. You can still see my dark circles, but all in all, my skin looks pretty healthy. I love the dewy look, but I do admit that it can feel oily after a few hours if I don’t set it. Blotting my face doesn’t remove any of the makeup, so it isn’t a huge problem for me.
Overall, I like the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, but that might be because I don’t have overly oily skin or any major skin problems that I want to conceal. It’s pretty expensive for what it is at $26 (I got mine for Php1500).
Glossier Boy Brow
Glossier has considered all of the brow’s needs when they came up with this product. Boy brow is an all-in-one fluffer, filler, and shaper that helps thicken and groom the brows. It’s formulated with natural waxes such as Beeswax and Carnauba Wax to hold the hairs in place, sans stiffness and flaking; Oleic Acid, an emollient that helps moisturize the brows; Lecithin, a natural fatty substance that adds a silky texture and subtle sheen; and Atelocollagen, a collagen derivative that helps condition and strengthen the hairs.
It has a super tiny spooly, so you can be very precise with how you want to fluff up your brows. I find that the formula is quite wet, so I wipe some of the product off on the sides of the tube. I got the Boy Brow in Black since I have naturally dark eyebrows, and it looks very natural on me.
While the Perfecting Skin Tint seems to garner a lot of negative reactions, I’ve found that the opposite is the case with Boy Brow. Everyone seems to love it, and I can see why! It really does help to thicken and fill in the brows, while still having them look natural. I normally use brow powder to fill my brows in, but it can be quite taxing. With Boy Brow, I literally swipe and go. A similar product to this one is Benefit’s Gimme Brow (which I love!), but you actually get a little bit more product with Boy Brow, and for a few hundred pesos less. Definitely a better deal.
The image on top shows my bare brow. I have naturally thick brows, but I still love to fill them in and make them look more polished. The image below shows my brow with Boy Brow applied through it. As you can see, my brow looks thicker, darker, and neater. Overall, I’m in love with Glossier Boy Brow. It’s still a bit pricey at $16 (I got mine for Php1000), but I think it’s totally worth it!
So these are the two products I’ve been using together to give me an extremely natural look. I usually don’t add any other makeup, and I’m pretty happy with how it looks. It’s been my go-to look for a while, and it’s great for when I don’t really need to doll myself up.
Have you tried these Glossier products? Tell me what you think in the comments!