How was the weekend? I completely forgot it was Easter until it was actually Sunday and Theo and I were trying to find a place in our neighborhood to have brunch. (A seemingly impossible task on Easter Sunday.) We live super close to the Russ & Daughter's shop but I really wanted to go to their cafe until we found out their wait was 2 hours long. NOPE! Luckily, we stumbled upon neighborhood spot Joe and Misses Doe and it was divine. We were kicking ourselves for not finding it faster, the food was unreal good.
I mentioned last week that I got some of the Glossier Phase 2 set and wanted to let you guys know what I thought. I've used their skin tint before but finally got it in the correct shade, (which was much appreciated) and from their new Phase 2 set I got the Boy Brow in Brown and as well as their new Stretch Concealer.
The Skin Tint is perfect for a day of light coverage. It's a no-makeup look for sure, but it evens out your skin tone beautifully and has pretty good staying power. On days when I am babysitting and in a generally casual state I lightly apply it and that's it. It's incredibly subtle and gives my skin a nice glow. Since it layers really nicely, if I want to use it in the evenings or need to look a bit more put together I apply two layers of it and then use a bit of setting powder like this one to slightly matte-ify it and give it some staying power. I bought the Skin Tint in Medium last year and found that it was ever so slightly dark on my skin so I went with Light this time around. I think the Light is blending much nicer with my skin tone and looks bright, not washed out. I think if I get a bit of color in the summer I'll just blend the two together.
What I don't like about it: I feel like I can only use it when my skin is nearly perfect. It doesn't really cover up imperfections like pimples, and if I sweat a bunch it pretty much slides right off. I highly recommend using powder over it on hot or long days. The older I get, I find that it's not really enough coverage for me unless I use powder over it. If I worked in an office I would probably not wear it during the week and just stick with it for more casual weekend stuff.
What I love about it: The skin tint has a really silky-smooth finish to it that leaves my skin feeling ridiculously soft and hydrated, as well as having a really beautiful glow. It's like waking up and having 16 year-old skin again. It makes your face look look super supple and youthful. It's also a great intro to makeup for younger girls because it's light and won't clog pores. I am definitely going to keep using this guy.
Stretch Concealer: If you know anything about me at all, then you'll know that my dark under-eye circles are the absolute bane of my existence. It doesn't matter how much sleep I've gotten, they live permanently under my eyeballs. On top of them merely existing, I also have slightly greasy eyelids and under-eye areas, with cute lil wrinkles. So this means concealer almost immediately creases and slip-slides right off my face. It will be the battle to end my days. The Stretch Concealer has a really nice, smooth consistency. I love the trend these days of concealers being hydrating and highlighting as opposed to just matte. It makes your eyes look more awake and youthful. That said, I don't think this concealer has enough staying power for my particular face. It melted off and creased relatively fast, as I suspected it would. If you have dry or normal skin though, I do recommend trying it out because the shades match the tint perfectly, (always a huge plus) it's really hydrating, I love how illuminating it is, and it is great for spot coverage. I am going to keep using it at the very least for pimple coverage and for the red areas I get around my nose. It cancels out red really well.
I've been dying to try the Boy Brow since it came out and I finally bit the bullet. I'm so excited to tell you that it's everything people say it is. I've tried so many brow gels the past few years that I'm kind of an expert and I can firmly say that this is miles better than my two standbys, Benefit's Gimme Brow (my expensive option) and Maybelline Brow Drama (my cheapie go-to.) I love the tiny brush; it makes it way easier to apply with more accuracy which is one of my huge pet peeves about the Maybelline gel, their brush is completely huge and unwieldy. I got Boy Brow in Brown, and I love how easy it is to make it look even and full without looking fake. It also has the best long-term holding power of any brow gel I've ever tried. Especially since my bangs often get in the way and muss up my brows. I can happily report that Boy Brow withstood me blow-drying my bangs and wearing a beanie all day without moving a hair out of place. Rejoice! This is definitely my favorite product of the new Phase 2 set. If you only get one thing, get Boy Brow. It's worth every penny, and still not as expensive as some other options out there! Cough :: Benefit :: Cough.
I have to confess that I chickened out and didn't get any of the new Gen G lipsticks. They look amazing, but I was starting to feel pangs from my bank account and decided to hold off. If you got one I must know what you think! I feel a bit foolish now for not biting the bullet, but oh well. I have a huge canvas bag full of lipsticks though so don't cry for me, Argentina.
I hope this is helpful when deciding if you're gonna bite the bullet on Phase 2! I want to hear all your thoughts on them if you have them!
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