Boy Brow, Stretch Concealer, Coconut Balm Dotcom
Dear Reader, I’ve been having such a good time trying out my recent Glossier purchases, and I think they’ve helped me develop an easy daily makeup routine that I’m extremely happy with at the moment. (If you haven't read my first impressions on that order and those products, you can read about it here.) That being said, I think the product that I’ve been the most blown away with is the Stretch Concealer! I’d been expecting good things from the Boy Brow (it’s universally adored, from what I’ve seen), and the Balm Dotcom has been a very nice moisturizer, but I haven’t been this excited about a concealer in a very long time.
The wax in this Stretch Concealer allows it to flex with movement and expression so that it won’t harden and crease like other concealers, and I find its lightness of texture makes it feel like it’s not even there. I apply this only on areas of redness, mostly around my mouth and nose, and on my spots, usually around my chin and jawline – ugh hormones. (I’ve not really noticed I’ve got much darkness under my eyes, so I don’t use it anywhere near there and can’t really attest to how it wears as such.) I set my concealer with just a light pat of setting powder and it stays all day, which is necessary for me because I never reapply base products (or any makeup aside from lip balm or lip color, really) after first applying in the morning.
As for the Boy Brow – well, what superb things haven’t already been said about Boy Brow? It’s eliminated my other brow products, and works exceptionally well as a brow gel. I can’t agree that it doesn’t stiffen – because I can feel that my brows are stiffer after it’s been applied – but it’s comfortable, and makes my brows look natural and lived-in. I’m glad I went with the product in black rather than brown, because the black really doesn’t make them look any darker, but the grooming does make them pop more. I’m very pleased with Boy Brow, indeed.
I do enjoy the Coconut Balm Dotcom, but my tube doesn’t properly dispense the product. I’ve emailed the Glossier team and a replacement is being sent to me, so I like that the issue is being resolved – awesome customer experiences here! This defective tube, no matter how much I warm up the product and swish it around in the tube, is just so difficult to get anything out of. When I’m finally able to get a bit of the balm out, however, it does smell lovely and moisturizes very well, so I really would like to also try this product in the rose scent. I love being able to keep this cute little tube in my makeup zip pouch, and I can see myself using all the product – no problem.
I don’t think it’s a secret that I’d initially had a healthy amount of skepticism about whether or not I would like these products, but I’m now a full supporter and am looking forward to trying out more from Glossier! I think first on my list is the Phase 1 set with the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer, Perfecting Skin Tint, and the original Balm Dotcom – I just think this is an intriguing base starter kit that gets a lot of bang for your buck (especially if you want to use the code below for 20% off your first order). Other products I’d love to try are the Priming Moisturizer Rich, which is a luxurious moisturizer in a denser iteration from their original Priming Moisturizer, and the [aforementioned] Rose Balm Dotcom. What have been some of your favorite Glossier products? Please let a girl know! They just all sound so good!
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