Glossier Priming Moisturizer & Perfecting Skin Tint Review.
By Amanda V.
I, the Glossier obsessed, am coming to you with yet another review. This time I did it in pairings because this dynamic duo should be used together because the results are BOMB! If you've read my past reviews, you know that although I love a full on glam, I'm a minimalist on the daily. I live for a natural look with glowing skin, which is why I'm drawn to a brand like Glossier who caters to the everyday girl that still wants to look polished and put together. For work, 99% of the time I am running out the house because there's just not enough time for me to get ready in the morning (Unless I decide to wake up at 5am which I REFUSE). But this little duo is the Batman and Robin of low maintenance makeup, it has changed the game for me.
First up is the Glossier Priming Moisturizer. I was incredibly hype for this product because I have yet to find a moisturizer that I love. What I've tried has been either to thick, too thin and has either left me with a rash or a gross residue (which is a pet peeve for me, ugh) but I finally grabbed this little bad boy. It is described on the packaging as a "buildable hydrating creme". It has a thin consistency, like not a lotion and not a gel Moisturizer. The silky consistency of this creme is incredible and leaves Skin smooth to the touch. The instant I put this moisturizer on my freshly cleansed face, it instantly felt and visibly looked hydrated. My skin soaked it up at an instant and then I added another layer and my skin felt plump and properly moisturized. I've been using this for about 3 weeks now and I have seen a change in my skin feeling softer than usual. It DOES work as a primer in the sense that it properly preps your skin for makeup application and works well when mixing it with a foundation if you want to create a light coverage tinted moisturizer, or even as a base for anything with sheer/light coverage. I'm not sure Id use it as a primer for foundation longevity, especially since I always set my skin with powder or Mac Fix+, but it does prep the skin well enough and keeps it very moisturized for hours upon hours. This works for all skin types and has been exceptional for my dry/combo, sensitive skin. Ideal for the upcoming winter months when my skin becomes a flaky mess. It is cruelty free, free of harmful, harsh chemicals as well as fragrance free which is crucial for me because for myself and most people with sensitive skin, moisturizers with scents irritate and inflame my skin. I have not broken from this moisturizer at all whatsoever. This moisturizer goes above and beyond and has made a permanent home in my makeup bag.
The perfect pairing for this moisturizer is the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. This particular product has. Even on my radar forever! This gives the sheerest of coverage for that "your skin, but better" look. This light base will diminish imperfections and even out any discoloration. The skin match is incredible as this product adapts to your skin tone. I could easily wear either "Medium" or "Dark". The formula is fantastic as my face is left super smooth and plump (which Glossier credits their secret ingredient, Polymer X, to give a slight lifted look to the face, think of it as not a push up bra but an uplift bra for your face) but the holy grail ingredient to me is the Diamond Powder which gives a brightening effect to the skin while also blurring any minor imperfections of the skin. This product makes me look awake and refreshed even after watching the World Series Game 7 coverage until 3am and having to get up 3 hours later for work.
(As you can see above on my hand swatch, , the duo vanished my redness and blurred my skin to perfection.)
The consistency is comparable to MAC's face and body foundation, minus the major oxidization that product tends to give regardless of how good it is. I applied the Perfecting Skin Tint after the Priming Moisturizer. I used my fingers to blend and the product instantly melted into my skin. It is thin enough that you can layer it and you WILL NEVER come off looking cakey. If you want to set it with a powder, I'd recommend something light and slightly luminous like Nars reflecting pressed powder or Hourglass Dim Light Pressed Powder.
The pricing is incredibly reasonable for the incredible quality you are getting. The Priming Moisturizer retails for $25 for 1.7ozof product, which is a pretty good deal for an outstanding moisturizer. The Perfecting Skin Tint retails for $26 for 1oz of product which is about half the price of any tinted moisturizer from shops like Sephora. It's high end quality without the high end price tag. I highly recommend trying this out, whether its one or the other or both as a duo. You won't regret it. Go purchase at Glossier.com and say hello to your new staples for low-maintenance Sunday runs to Starbucks and Target.
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Happy Shopping Beauties!!