by corinne iaia

October 14, 2014

IF YOU LOVE INTO THE GLOSS...AND SKIN


I'm like, pretty positive that any girl one who has any interest, in any beauty ANYTHING, loves Into The Gloss. If you haven't ever heard of it, or aren't guilty of losing track of hours perusing their Top Shelf archives, then just go. We have nothing in common and probably never will. I'm kidding, this is a bit harsh - but seriously go check it out - you'll love me just for introducing you. 

So Emily Weiss and her team of bad beauty editor b****es recently launched a line of perfectly curated products under the name Glossier. Pronounced Gloss-ee-ay. Maybe they wanted it to sound French, but that's just a guess. Apparently, the line will be pushed out in phases, starting with four products that focus on glowing skin that's never greasy. Their motto is catchy and has been stuck in my head since I first laid eyes on it, "Skin First. Makeup Second. Smile Always." It rings truer than any beauty gospel I've ever sung before. 

The idea of focusing the first products on skin is great, super trendy, and something that really hits home with everyone. The products are fuss-free and simple and don't promise any life changing results -- just that you will look like you, only much dewier and better basically. I picked up two items of the four including the Perfecting Skin Tint in Light, and the Balm Dotcom Universal Skin Salve, which is essentially a thicker version of the Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 with a much higher viscosity. It's awesome. The line also boasts two other products; the Priming Moisturizer Buildable Hydrating Creme and the Soothing Face Mist, which i opted out of buying only because my current skincare drawers are overflowing with spritzers and moisturizers and I figured maybe I should use some first. The products are designed to be used in tandem for a natural look and "leave you fresh and glowing right away." 

The Perfecting Skin Tint is the most unique product in the range as far as I can tell. It isn't quite a foundation, yet isn't a tinted moisturizer. It's an ultra-thin fluid that is meant to be shaken and poured out, then applied like a regular moisturizer. I tried a brush and found that fingers really were the optimal tools when it came to using this product. It does a lovely job of looking like absolutely nothing on your skin but evens things out in all the right places, settling down to a satiny luminous coverage. If you are trying to cover massive blemishes and things, this may not be for you, but it is superb in the way that it let's skin be itself and breathe for once. 

Now we can all pretend to be as cool as the ITG team if just for a moment while applying our Glossier products. Oh -- and, yes to the pink.
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  1. I have been pseudo obsessing over these products and I have no idea how I miss this post! I want the whole set. +10 for dropping the word "viscosity"! ;)

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