You know when you suddenly set your eyes on something and can’t get it out of your head? That happened to me when I read an article about the beauty line by popular blog Into The Gloss. Okay, I have to admit, it was the beautiful and minimal packaging that got me hooked, but reading more into it I was sure I had to try some of the products! Glossier’s mission to “bring out the best in your skin and give you a primed, polished, dewy look with minimal effort” sounded perfect for me. Luckily I have an awesome friend in Emma who got her US-American friend to order the Perfecting Tint I wanted to so much for my birthday together with the Coconut Balm Dot Com. I’m a happy girl! Now the question is: Did they live up to my expectations?
Perfecting Skin Tint
As the name suggests, it’s a low-coverage fluid that evens out dis-coloration and makes it look smooth while letting your own skin shine through and breath. Because of its ultra-thin formula, it shouldn’t be a problem that there are only 5 shades available. Medium matches my skin perfectly. It comes in a squeezable bottle, really similar to the Daniel Sandler Blushes. Shake it before and then just squeeze a few drops into your fingers and apply a thin layer evenly on your face, just as you would do with your moisturiser. I love how it makes my skin look so much better but incredibly natural at the same time. My skin also feels so smooth without being sticky (thanks to the Glycerin)! To cover up my spots, I just use my trusted Collection Concealer wherever I need it. Though be aware that if you have an oily T-Zone like me and the the Perfecting Skin Tint is so light and silicone-based, you will have to touch up with some powder in the afternoon. I need to do that with most foundations anyway, so I don’t mind. I’ve been using it nearly everyday now, and I highly recommend it if you prefer light coverage. Find the full list of ingredients here.
Coconut Balm Dot Com
A universal skin salve, super dense, that you can use on your lips, for some subtle sheen on your face, your cuticles and even dry elbows. Wherever you want. Since I have dry lips, I mainly use as a lip balm, but I have also tried it on my face once, when I had a random dry patch and it worked really well! With ingredients such as Castor Seed Oil (locks in moisture), Beeswax (protects the skin), Cupuacu Fruit Extract (moisturising), Rice Bran & Rosemary Leaf Extract (protect skin damage from free-radicals) long lasting hydration is definitely secured. However, if you are not into Coconut scents, you might not like it as the scent is not overpowering, but definitely noticeable. I still prefer my Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm as a lip mask before bed, but the Glossier Coconut Balm Dot Com is definitely a great little make-up bag staple. Full list of ingredients here.
I definitely recommend Glossier, if you can get your hands on it. Unfortunately, they only ship within the US. So if you don’t have a friend in the US or know someone, you can buy the original Balm Dot Com on Net-A-Porter or use fee-based services such as Borderlinx.