Glossier is all about girl-on-the-go beauty, and for the most part their products nail it, with Priming Moisturizer being no exception.
This lightweight, tube-packaged cream has a smooth, cushiony texture that plumps skin. It's moisturizing enough for those with slightly dry skin but is also suitable for those with normal to combination skin, including sensitive skin.
As a primer, it helps makeup glide on with ease, softens the appearance of pores as claimed, and increases its wear time by an hour or two (depending on how oily your skin is).
Beyond that, it also delivers some good-for-skin ingredients including emollients like glycerin, some non-fragrant antioxidant plant extracts, and skin-soothing ingredients green tea (also antioxidant) and sodium hyaluronate. Topping this off, this is also fragrance free and has a price that's more than fair. Good going, Glossier!
- Cushiony texture smooths skin for makeup application.
- Helps foundation last an hour to two hours longer.
- Contains beneficial antioxidants, emollients, and skin-smoothing ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Nice price!
Priming means that it instantly brings out the best in your skin, so you have a fresh, glowing canvas thats ready for makeup (but looks so good you might want to wear less). The ideal base for Perfecting Skin Tint, it visibly plumps skin up with moisture to create cushiony bounce and an even texture, which helps minimize the appearance of poresminus any heavy blurring ingredients. The anti-redness complex soothes and evens skin tone, leaving a clean, dewy, balanced finish. This comforting cream allows you to layer and build up to the perfect amount of moisture depending on climate, season, or how your skins feeling on any given day.
Glossier is the brainchild of Emily Weiss, whose successful beauty blog IntoTheGloss.com inspired the spinoff skin care/makeup line launched in 2014. Weiss describes the concept behind Glossier as a lifestyle beauty brand with a highly edited selection of streamlined skin care and makeup products.
We consider Glossier's makeup the strong suit of the brand. Their tagline of uncomplicated makeup staples that live with you, not on you, rings true with their simple yet impressive lineup of color products. Each is intentionally designed as a low maintenance option to enhance your appearance but not overpower it, allowing your natural beauty to shine through. By and large, the makeup products perform well, and while the shade options aren't vast, we're impressed by the flattering, attractive colors they've curated.
Glossier's skin care fares a little lower on the rating scale. While the majority of formulas are decent, they tend to be lackluster in terms of a well-researched cocktail of beneficial ingredients. Not bad, but not great either. Aesthetically-speaking, the skincare products stick to their reoccurring promise of dewy, glowy looking skin.
We're happy to report the majority of Glossier's skin care and makeup products are fragrance free, which is a rarity in the cosmetics industry and better overall for the health of your skin.
To sum it up: Skin care-wise there's room for improvement, but if you like the minimalist approach and cool girl vibe, Glossier makeup delivers. We're intrigued to see what they come up with next!
For more information on Glossier, visit glossier.com.
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