Glossier: Tints + Tings

Skincare

Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference: beauty demands to be noticed; it speaks to us directly like the voice of an intimate friend. If there are people who are indifferent to beauty, then it is surely because they do not perceive it.

– Roger Scruton. 

If you haven’t already seen my rant on Glossier’s face wash, read the article here. Did you know that Glossier also offers color/makeup product in addition to the skin line? While I’m not in the business of promoting makeup, I felt compelled to blog about the skin tint and stretch concealer I recently purchased  from the brand. 

 L: stretch concealer tested R: skin tint swatch

L: stretch concealer tested R: skin tint swatch

Glossier Stretch Concealer

Glossier Skin Tint


This is a bit gel-ish so I was worried about use with my combination skin, but with the addition of a setting powder, this product is awesome and It sinks right in. I’m always super happy with my coverage for daily looks.  It’s slightly build-able concealer and really gets the job done without feeling like things are caked on and annoying on the face. I could see this concealer working well with a number of products you already have in place making it easy to slip into your current rotation. This concealer looks very natural and still manages to cover your blemishes or flaws. It is so easy to use and is practically foolproof. It goes on smoothly and melts into the skin easily.  I use it to cover up blemishes and under eye circles and it lasts all day. It goes on a little sheer but you can add more for more coverage. A little goes a long way and the pot will last you awhile. 

Cost To Use Ratio: This concealer comes in at $18 which is on par for most like-priced brands, even slightly under. The concealer is slightly emollient, and will last quite some time. 

Effectiveness: Works as intended and described. Effective to wear alone, with skin tint, and with other face products in your arsenal. 

Unboxing Experience: On brand, sealed in glass jar metal lid, packaged in cardboard box, easy for carrying and traveling. 

 

 

 

 

This is not a foundation. I think that’s what gives some folks confusion about this product because it is not intended to be a full coverage or even build-able photo finish face product. The more time you spend investing in your skincare, the less you want to wear makeup. I’m actually getting tired of the pure feel of makeup on my face so that is why I decided to try this product and LOVE it. Although I am a Bare Minerals disciple, I wanted to try something even less for the day to day.  I can not wear liquid foundation. No matter how much I am told that it is the better option for oily/combination skin, it will always sweat off and irritate my face. I have tried almost every formula, finish, brand. From drugstore to high-end and although I love the coverage it gives you girls, I just can’t. I’m so thankful for this skin tint TBH, because it’s nicer than a BB/CC cream as its really goes on like a thin veiled pigmented toner. It’s lighter than moisturizer! This product is perfect for people who hate the feeling of makeup but still give a damn. If I am wanting extra coverage, I may use a few drops of the skin tint and then buff in powder for nights and evenings. Application is easy and there are no brushes required. Just squeeze the tint directly on your face and use your fingers to blend in. If you are skeptical about how well it’s working, put it on only half of your face and compare. the difference is just as Glossier promotes: perfecting what you already have.

Cost to Use Ratio: Glossier’s skin tint comes in at $26 which is a bit pricey for a face tint if you want to compare it’s similarities to that of a BB Cream, but I think it’s worth it. Additionally, don’t be fooled by the size. The best part of the product is it’s design- think of the craft store paint bottles with a slower flow of product, making the skin tint able to withstand multiple uses and applications. 

Effectiveness: Works as intended and described. Effective to wear alone, with stretch concealer, and with other face products in your arsenal. 

Unboxing Experience: On brand, sealed in plastic squeezable bottle PERFECT for traveling or keeping in your day bag. Absolutely no leaks or mess. 

Check out these products and let me know what you think! Let’s chat. 

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