When I first heard whispers of famed beauty blog Into the Gloss' newest project, Glossier, I was eagerly awaited their launch of "foolproof skincare as makeup" - and it did not disappoint! The website alone, with closeups of smiling, beautiful models up against stark blue and pink backgrounds and with emoji-like stickers sprinkled everywhere, filled me with excitement. I was actually just about to place my order when I was offered the chance to review their first four products - bundled together called Phase 1!
First of all, I HAVE to mention the adorable packaging! They come in bubblegum pink and white tubes and bottles, and a sheet of the cutest stickers so you can personalize the tubes yourself! I took forever trying to decide where to put each sticker, they are just so darn cute! As for the products, here are my thoughts!
Soothing Face Mist - a refreshing and reinvigorating face mist that smells of roses. It made my face feel super soft and I personally love the scent - but unfortunately some of my friends are allergic to flowers, so I wish it was a bit more mild smelling!
Priming Moisturizer - a non greasy, lovely moisturizer that prepares your face for the rest of your makeup and helped my makeup last longer. This worked well for my normal/oily combo skin as well as my sister's dry skin!
Balm Dotcom - a truly wonderful do all, thick balm that is formulated to lock in moisture - whether it be on your lips, cuticles, or even your elbows...! I'm really impressed by this as a lip balm - it really does the job (just in time for the cold weather), and has earned a permanent place in my bag.
Perfecting Skin Tint - This is a light weight "skin-tint" that blurs imperfections while evening out your skin tone. It's thin texture makes you completely forget you are wearing anything, and I was able to layer this product a couple times under my eyes for a little bit more coverage - and it didn't settle into the lines around my eyes or look cakey. That said, if you have some extreme dark circles, you will probably want to use some concealer with this product! When I used it, my skin looked amazingly dewy, but since I have a pretty oily forehead I powder my t-zone so it didn't read as oily instead of dewy. I was a little disappointed there was only three shades available - hopefully they will expand the line to be more inclusive!
Usually, I am guilty of ignoring basics like moisturizer in favor of oohing and ahhing over twinkling, high ticket makeup pieces like vibrant lipsticks and eyeshadows - but these products make caring for and applying makeup to my face pretty fun - and their tagline "skincare as makeup" is perfect! Overall, I'm completely smitten with this brand, and if they hit it out of the park with these four products, it makes me incredibly excited for what they have planned for Phase 2...!
Glossier is available to purchase together or separately on their website, and they are currently running a Christmas promotion!
While I was gifted these products to review, it did not impact my thoughts on the line.