Stretch Concealer promises to "move with your face instead caking on top of it" and in our experience that proved to be true, both in good and some not-so-good ways. It isn't the concealer for everyone, but the dewy finish and light-to-medium coverage provides a natural, fresh look that many will love.
Housed in a glass pot, the semi-solid creamy-wax texture of Stretch Concealer melts smoothly into skin. While it's easy to blend, the one downside is that it has a tendency to slip into fine lines. We found smoothing it out with fingertips or setting with powder was an easy workaround, but you may want to consider this carefully if you have wrinkles around the eyes.
We should also mention that while Glossier bills this as the concealer for every imperfection, we wouldn't use it where clogged pores and blemishes are concerned because the emollient, waxy formula can exacerbate those issues.
That aside, we really appreciate how natural Stretch Concealer looks on skin. If you're someone who only needs minor camouflaging this works great without the heavy, cakey, or drying look that some concealers have. We also love that the satin finish helps deflect moderate dark circles, and shout out to Glossier for making the formula fragrance free.
The five shades offered are flattering and adaptable to a wide range of skin tones from light to deep. Due to their semi-sheer nature, the colors meld beautifully with skin.
This isn't going to be the best all-around concealer for oily skin or wrinkle-prone areas, but otherwise, it checks out beautifully as a top-notch, fresh-looking option. We're interested to hear what you think about this concealer. Share your experience with this product in the Community Reviews section!
- Dewy finish and light-to-medium coverage provide a natural, fresh look.
- Easy to blend.
- Flattering shades, adaptable to a wide range of skin tones from light to deep.
- Helps camouflage moderate dark circles.
- Fragrance free.
- Emollient finish is prone to slipping into fine lines.
- Despite claims, this isn't advised for use on breakout-prone skin.
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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