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Like many of you, I’ve been using this whole quarantine situation as an excuse to give my skin a serious breather. In other words, I’ve maybe worn face makeup a total of two or three times in the last month and a half — and I have zero regrets. That being said, when I have felt compelled to clean up a little for Zoom meetings, I’ve been reaching for one of my longstanding favorite non-foundation foundations: Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint.
I’ve actually had the sheer skin enhancer in my collection for quite some time now, though up until recently, I’d only been using more medium-to-full coverage tinted moisturizers and foundations in order to conceal the stubborn facial redness I struggle with. However, since my skin has been in a happier state recently (likely due to wearing less makeup and doing more face masks), I’ve found myself reaching for it every time I want a hint of coverage. And I really mean just a hint, folks. Perfecting Skin Tint is by no means a foundation — or a tinted moisturizer for that matter. No, it’s more likely a very lightly tinted serum that evens out the skin without concealing it. And that’s exactly what I love about it so much.
Another bonus: Because it’s so lightweight and hydrating, it never gets stuck in dry patches, which has been a problem for me in the past with similar products on the market. This is probably because it contains skin-loving ingredients like glycerin and castor seed oil, which both nourish the skin and create a dewy effect. Speaking of which, it does leave your skin super glowy, so if you’re on the oilier side, it might not be your jam. On the flip side, for anyone with dry, sensitive skin like muah, it’s a godsend. It never bothers my easily irritated skin, and it tames redness quickly and seamlessly.
Application-wise, I simply dispense it straight from the bottle onto my skin and then blend it out with a subtly damp beauty sponge. This is what works for me, but you could definitely just use your digits — that, or a stippling brush, such as this one by E.L.F., would get the job done, too. Out of the 12 shades, I’ve found G9, a warm light-medium hue, to work best for me, but I could also probably get away with wearing G8 and G10 because it’s so sheer.
Whenever I’m wearing it and get compliments on my skin it feels especially good since I know it still looks like my own skin — just slightly enhanced. So if you’re someone who also likes products that let your real skin shine through, definitely consider picking up Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint.
You can thank me later.
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