Au naturel is in, and cakey Instagram make-up is out! Ever since the rise of K beauty, the market has been flooded by the demand of BB, CC, DD, and whatever double letter creams the Koreans could think of. I have tried to jump on the bandwagon but results have been disappointing… Believe me when I tell you that I have tried loads of Korean creams but my face can’t even come close to those of the Korean girls in the magazines.
As hyped as their products are, the exclusivity of the shade range is a big problem. Their complexion products are on the lighter side of the spectrum which is fine, but they only offer three to five shades ranging from fair to beige. I can’t work with the grey cast, as well! This girl loves some SPF to fight premature ageing, but I wouldn’t want to look like a mime. As a Western beauty devotee, I have searched far and wide for their own take on this new trend. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that Glossier has their own Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint.
True to its promise, Glossier, remains to value skincare more than just being your normal make-up product. It works by bringing out your natural radiant glow by keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy.
The fresh-and-go-no-make-up look has never been easier to achieve with this new and improved sheer tint. Aside from the formula, it now comes in 12 shades which is a great improvement on the first 5 shades in 2014. This makes more and more people with different skin colours love this sheer tint of a treasure. The original formula was already a heaven-sent to all make-up junkies but this latest release was just THE BEST.
For days that you feel like your skin has had too much stress from your day-to-day make-up, and that it needs to free up and breath, Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint is your way to go.
It has glycerin which makes the skin moisturized and hydrated. The glycerin pulls moisture from the deeper levels of your skin towards the surface, giving your face a healthy and nourished finish.
Glossier Perfecting Skin tint passed with flying colours so I have high expectations with this one. After one month of use, here is my say:
Honestly speaking, the packaging is a huge factor when buying make-up. Because who doesn’t like posh and cute stuff, right? The Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint is an “okay” in that department. It comes in a minimalistic and small plastic bottle with a very controlled dispenser that allows you to dispense the tint little by little. This is a good thing since I’ve noticed that the formula is very liquidy and runny. A pump with this formula would be a disaster.
The Shade Range
Contrary to many products of Korean beauty, Glossier offers a whopping 12 shades! I repeat, 12 shades! Not as inclusive as Fenty Beauty but at least it caters for my shade! Not bad, Glossier! Once dispensed in the back of my hand, it appears a tad orangey. But once blended on my skin it blends into my natural skin colour.
Good for most skin types
The Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint is liked by most dry to combination skin types. Imagine how it hits two birds with one stone when it doesn’t only give you coverage, but it also works under your skin by locking in the moisture on the surface making it look supple and healthy. It basically offsets your current skin condition and supplies you with the moisture that you need.
On the other hand, if you have oily skin, use a powder or a matte foundation to set the tint properly. You don’t need the hydrating feature because your skin is already producing a good quantity of sebum. But there are still a few oily skin typed ladies who loved using this product because of its other benefits.
It is hypoallergenic and non-irritating that makes it suitable for most types of skins.
I can’t find the perfect word for it. “Seamless” is a tad underrated. It’s as if I didn’t put anything on. My skin but better! It doesn’t emphasize my huge pores, it doesn’t cling to my dry patches, and it doesn’t pile up on the fine lines under my eyes. The finish is not matte and not too dewy. It just gives you that healthy and bright looking skin. Who would have known that you could cheat that afterglow look? 😉
There’s a fine line between “sheer” and “totally useless.” And I could say that it’s definitely not useless but a sheer and beautiful coverage that makes your freckles peek through. Sure, blemishes will still be visible but it will tone down the redness on some problematic areas of your face. This is not for those who swear by their high coverage foundation, but I suggest this to those who want a natural look for their everyday get-up.
The Wear Time
I was pretty impressed by the wear of this tint. For the office girls who usually stay indoor in a dry room, you won’t have to worry about your make up getting splotchy around the nose. Because thanks to the glycerin in Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, it counteracts dry air from making your skin dry, which in turn, can ruin your make up. Tried and tested, 6-8 hours and I was impressed! Talk about long-lasting! Just don’t forget to pat a little bit of powder after everything’s been set to prolong its wear.
The lack of protection
If there’s a big con with this tint, it would have to be its lack of SPF. Unlike its Kbeauty counterparts, it lacks the protection of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. You’ll just have to apply a separate layer of sunscreen underneath it. Hoping that Glossier will hear my plea and release a newer version of this tint with SPF!
$26/£20 for one ounce of product. Not too costly but not also the cheapest. I generally love good budget makeup but I’m willing to spend a little bit more if my skin would look this good on a daily basis. Because it’s not just “$26 for one ounce of the product” but “$26 for an amazing product.”
The final verdict
Perfect undertone. Instant Instagram filtered skin. Evened out skin tone. Youthful glow. Blurred pores. Good longevity. This really is a miracle in every drop! Bang for the buck and the perfect product in acing that au naturel look. It is skincare and make-up rolled into one so yeah, absolutely a win-win!!
And that’s a rundown of the amazing Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint! But more than the product, it is worth noting how this company reaches out to their market and makes them feel that they are part of it. They work on their customers’ feedback and provide them with what they say they need.
At this age in time, it will take a start-up company such as Glossier a bold move to stand out from the rest of the more established beauty brands. And that is exactly what they just did. It is tremendously an A+ for them to go and talk to their market and make sure every penny they spend on the product is worth it. The pretty huge impact they made there helped them be in the position they are in now.
In one of the articles, Glossier’s CEO Emily Weiss said “Glossier’s goal is to listen, engage and inspire. Inspiration encourages experimentation and accelerates your beauty routine.”
Evidently, Glossier is a company that is driven by its people. It gives their market a sense of belongingness which in return makes them loyal to the brand, regardless.
What can you say about the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint? Is it a yay or nay? Comment down your thoughts, we’d love to hear!
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