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Purchased from: www.glossier.com/products/perfecting-skin-tint?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjuPGmbHa1QIVzSSBCh0UdwLUEAYYASABEgISUfD_BwE
When I heard that Glossier had arrived in Canada, I immediately jumped onto their website to purchase a few goodies. I had seen so many of their products on social media, but the one that stood out to me was the Perfecting Skin Tint (CAD $32). Glossier claims that the formula of their Skin Tint "auto-fits to skin". Let's see if it does!
The Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint is housed in a squeezy bottle made of thin and soft plastic. The Glossier symbol is printed on a sticker that is wrapped around the bottle. The mouth of the bottle is quite thin, offering precise product dispense much like the Mac Face and Body Foundation. This feature is very good if you're in a rush or are heavy-handed when squeezing bottles and don't want to get product everywhere.
In this section, I will be talking about the coverage of the Perfecting Skin Tint using different application tools. I will also be comparing the effects of the Skin Tint on top of primers and underneath the powder that I've been using, as well as when mixed in with different foundations.
Shown above are application tools I've used with the Perfecting Skin Tint.
Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush (CAD $44)
Sephora Collection Flatter Yourself Contour Brush Set - Buffing Brush (Set on sale CAD $31)
Simple Glam Girls Lush Rose Gold Oval Makeup Brush - Size A (USD $20.97)
BeautyBlender The Original BeautyBlender - Black (CAD $28)
The Skin Tint does not offer a ton of coverage - at best it evens out the skin tone, but in no way does it cover up redness or blemishes. I find that using a denser brush, like the buffing or oval brush, lightly evens out my skin tone. However with the Tarte brush and damp BeautyBlender, the Skin Tint has no effect on my skin whatsoever. This was no surprise to me as the Tarte brush sheers out any foundation I use since it's more sparse compared to the buffing and oval brushes. The damp BeautyBlender tends to soak up and sheer out product and with this already-extremely-light-coverage product, it was no different.
I would recommend using a denser brush with the Skin Tint, otherwise it would be equivalent to not having any foundation product on at all.
Above is the setting powder I used on top of the Skin Tint while I was testing it.
The Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powder in Colourless (CAD $29) definitely plays a role in prolonging the wear of the Skin Tint.
Testing with the Glossier Priming Moisturizer (shown below), the Skin Tint lasted 1.5 hours before my t-zone started getting oily when I didn't set it with powder. With the setting powder, it lasted for about 4 hours.
Glossier Priming Moisturizer (CAD $27)
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer (CAD $42)
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Pore Minimizing (CAD $50)
Out of the three primers, I do think that the Skin Tint had the longest wear-time with the Glossier Priming Moisturizer. I stayed matte for about 4 hours before I noticed my oils peaking through on my t-zone. With the pore-filling primers, I started getting oily after 3 hours of wear.
*I used the Cinema Secrets setting powder mentioned above each time I tested the Skin Tint with these three primers.
I love mixing foundations together to create my own "formula" that's catered to my liking. I mixed the Skin Tint with my two favourite matte foundations - one high end and one drugstore option.
First up is the Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation (CAD $49). This foundation is AMAZING if you want a very long-lasting base. I stay completely matte for at least 7 hours when I use this foundation. Unfortunately, its amazing longevity properties comes with a cost - it's very thick and clings onto dry patches on the skin. Whenever I use this foundation, I mix a few drops of my beauty oil in to thin it out just a bit so that it doesn't emphasize those dry patches.
I substituted my beauty oil with the Skin Tint to test whether or not it could thin out the foundation. Although adding in the Skin Tint did make the UD foundation slightly thinner, the final mixture still clung to my dry patches. This combination actually decreased the longevity of the UD foundation - I started getting oily after 4 hours of wear.
Next up is the L'oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (CAD $16.96). This is a great dupe for the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation - it's very matte, but again emphasizes my dry patches and is a bit harder to evenly blend out.
Mixing in the Skin Tint definitely helped the L'oreal's blendability. I noticed that my foundation blended out so effortlessly. I stayed matte for about 6 hours prior to seeing a little bit of oil on my t-zone. This is definitely the best combination if you are looking for a long-lasting and flawless base.
The Mac Studio Face and Body Foundation (CAD $34) and the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation (CAD $51) are great (but more expensive) dupes for the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. Both these offer greater coverage than the Skin Tint, but still remain very light. The Mac Face and Body contains 1.7 fl oz. of product, so this is the most worth in terms of the amount of product you are getting for its price.
The Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint is best suited for those who want an extremely light coverage product. To achieve even the slightest coverage in order to even out the skin tone, a dense foundation brush must be used. If you are looking for a product to mix in with thicker foundations, you are better off using a drop or two of a beauty oil. However this product definitely does what it claims - it "auto-fits" to the shade of your skin, making it look like you have no makeup on whatsoever.
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