It may sound crazy, but it’s true. There is a brand that’s geared toward Millennials and other young, nubile things. And in reality, the products are so mature-skin friendly.
In fact, in the past I’ve written about a few products in a previous post—and one of the products I’ve grown to like upon revisiting.
The brand? Glossier.
Some of the Glossier products I’m using these days and fanning over!
Why is it mature-skin friendly? Hold on. I’ll explain. In a bit. I want to touch upon a few things first.
Remember when you were young? I’m talking really young. Like…. fourteen to around eight or nineteen years old. Was your skin oily or that crazy combination of dry in spots with that oily T-Zone?
Was Clearasil your best friend? Yeah. It was mine.
The most pathetic thing is that I used Clearasil as foundation. That’s how little I knew about cosmetics!
I had very bizarre acne. On the right size of my chin and on the ends of my forehead. My skin was like an oil slick in those areas but normal in others. I still have scarring from when my father had a bright idea and made me put Ting an ointment on my pimples. Unbeknownst to me, Ting was an anti-fungal cream for athlete’s foot and jock itch. JOCK ITCH. I still have nightmares about using it.
And it is NOT a cure for acne! Let’s make that clear!
And to this day it behooves me as to how my mother didn’t stop my dad because it led to a doctor’s visit as the shit literally burned my skin. In fact, I searched the net and found out that Ting is used for ringworm in the groin and scalp area. There was no mention of acne.
In hindsight, I would have been better off doing this.
Okay, so let us fast-forward to our twenties and thirties. I would say that’s the time when our skin most likely looked our best. We grew out of the gawky zit years and for once, our skin looked so great that many of us didn’t even bother with foundation. I
And then came the forties…. that’s when our skin started to change. Peri-menopause. And for some, early menopause began to dry our skin out. And into our fifties the dryness continued. Our skin started showing the effects of sun damage. We got lines.
In reality, the GOOD thing about menopausal sweat was the dewy glow it gives off!
Basically, we aged. Now, I don’t know about you, but it wasn’t until I was in my early fifties that I got very seriously addicted to cosmetics. When younger, I had lush eyebrows and lashes. My skin had a rosy glow and the tone was even. My lips looked good. And my skin was taut.
These days, my skin tone is uneven. I got the lines. My bee-stung lips morphed into fish lips. The old visage is creased, lined, wrinkled and dry!!
I may be old but I’m NOT wearing old lady makeup. And neither are you!!
And that’s where this brand comes in.
Now, if you have Facebook or follow the fun on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen the many ads featuring young women with the most incredible skin. Seriously, I have to give it to these young women and men because they are more in tune with the cosmetics than we ever were. We took the “natural” look seriously. They take the look cosmetically natural.
Anyway, I was intrigued with a some of the products and ordered. You can see in my previous post what I wrote. I love the Boy Brow, the Stretch Concealer but the Cloud Paint proved just alright at the time.
Wearing some Glossier products I purchased some time ago!
But in more recent ads, I was intrigued by the Glossier Skin tint and the Futuredew. And given the fact, I was running very low on my Stretch Concealer, I decided to place another order.
I couldn’t have been happier. So, come along with me as I get ready! Okay?
Here I am with a face void of cosmetics. I went through my skin-prep ritual of moisturizer, oil and primer and am now ready to begin the process of “putting my face on”. (Does anyone even say that anymore?
Bare-faced. Check oout the uneven tone of my skin. Ugh. I just woke up so my eyes are puffy, you can see a blemish on my chin. Basically, I look like shit. But I need and want to be transparent. So let’s get ready!
Anyway, today I’m going for a very natural and “no makeup” look. It’s the weekend and I want to take a break from the number of cosmetics I use for work. No highlighter today. No eyeliner. No contour or bronzer. Just a natural finish.
And so, I start by applying Glossier’s Futuredew. Futuredew is a serum/oil hybrid that adds a really nice glow under makeup. Let me begin by saying this is true. It certainly adds a very nice glow. And for the mature skin, a dewy glow is what we could use. As we pro-age our skin can appear dull and brightening it with a bit of glow is always a good thing. This also smells so great when applied, a bit like tea and a bit green, the scent dissipates within moments. It is a lotion with a flesh-tone that just melts into the skin!
Here’s the link to the product with the ingredients: Futuredew link.
Futuredew comes in a sterile bottle..
….with a pump top. Oh how I love the pump top. Just enough product comes out..
..it pumps out flesh-toned..
…and once blended into the skin, gives off a beautiful glow!
You can see, despite the lighting, that there is a glow on my cheeks with the Futuredew
You can see the luminous glow better in this pic. I have my eyeglasses on so I can see the glow better too!
Glossier Skin Tint. Not a foundation nor a CC or BB cream, it truly is a skin tint. The shade I have is G10. It’s pretty light and I could have gone darker, but to tell you the truth, this blends in so well that you do have a frame within two to three shades that could still work with your skin tone. It’s a liquid that, like Mac Face and Body foundation, is best applied with the fingers. It’s so lightweight that a blending sponge and a brush would prove too absorbent for the product.
Next is the Glossier Skin tint. In a squeezable bottle, I’m a fan of the pragmatic packaging. Nothing fancy. Just straightfoward..
The shade I have is G-10. It’s a great match for my winter skin.
The little nozzle at the end allows for the perfect drop of skin tint to be released. I usually do four drops for my entire face!
This lit-uh-rull-lee blends into a second skin. It’s hard to describe but it doesn’t cover—it evens out the skin tone. And yeah, if you have a bit of redness, it’ll tone that redness down. This skin tint just makes your face look nice. Very nice. Nice and natural. If’n you don’t like foundation; this is a great product for you.
We’re coming along fine now. Got the Skin Tint and Futuredew on and you can see that the skin is starting to look better..and dewier. And nice!
Stretch Concealer. Not just any concealer, Glossier’s Stretch Concealer is ridiculously rich in hydration and incredibly creamy. It’s very friendly, even to the driest of skin. I apply this with the Real Techniques 01413 brush, stippling it on, then blending with a damp, almost dry blending sponge. The shade I have is G11 and I am so glad that I placed that second order because I’m going to hit pan very soon.
One of the best concealers out there for the mature demographic. Note the creamy testure of this. You can actually use this as a substitute for foundation!
This also brightens up the under-eye area and stays put on the mature skin. In reading reviews, there are a good number of younger women who feel it is a bit too creamy for their oily skin. However, our pro-aging skin welcomes the creamy texture of this concealer.
Cloud Paint in Buff. When I first used this, I wasn’t all that fond of the peachy shade. But with a revisit and blending very well, it gives off more of a natural flush. What I did discover is that the color works better for me as a lip color. And with a bit of gloss over it, I’m very happy with the outcome.
Glossier Cloud Paint–I’ll admit that I wasn’t crazy about the shade Puff at first but now I like it if well-blended for a flush and I especially like it on the lips!
Puff is a peachy-pink-coral that is growing on me. I do love the smoothness of this creamy gel though!
What bothers me about this is the packaging. Too much product comes out when you squeeze so you have to be extremely gentle. I’m one of those heavy-handed people so I have to really try my best.
Blending the Cloud Paint in with a Real Techniques 01413 brush. I have about six of these brushes!
The same with the Birthday Balm dot.com. I purchased the shade Birthday, a clear balm with a hint of shimmer. Liken it, if you will, to Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, it gives a balmy sheen to the lips but can also be used on the face as a blur product or to add a nice bit of light to areas of the face that you don’t feel like highlighting.
This is good but check out the tube. It wasn’t filled to the brim. There’s a lot of empty space. Product is great. Packaging not so.
To set the makeup under my eyes–i.e. the mascara, I used my Subtl Beauty powder. I’ll tell you I’ve never been big on powder but to keep the mascara on the bottom lashes from smearing, I’ve been powdering. This little nugget o’powder is from one of my Subtl Beauty stacks and I love it!
This little nugget of powder does the job for keeping eye makeup from smearing to my cheeks!
The finished face! I used Thrive mascara. I purchased this about a year ago and don’t often use it because I’m such a fan of L’Oréal’s Voluminous Mascara. The Thrive mascara is a good one but I tend to stick to inexpensive mascara.
Hold on! I need to get my wig and clothes on!
The finished Glossier face! The lines and wrinkles are there but the Skin Tint doesn’t cake up or collect into the crevaces of the face. The Cloud Paint looks great as lip color too. Oh. And the hair? Brooklyn by Estetica Designs!
Another look in my kitchen light! Isn’t it a great and natural look?
Check. It. Out! Subtl Beauty used yours truly in a Facebook ad. I’m thrilled. And I’m thrilled because this is a brand that’s generally marketed toward a younger demographic. It makes me so darned happy that the brand is using the term “Pro-aging”. And Subtl Beauty deserves love and kudos for that. In addition, having my pro-aging face makes me happy because our age demographic is getting recognition. I’m very brand-loyal and the fact our demographic is recognized means loyalty from me.
PRO-AGING!!! Subtl Beauty not only used ME, but used the phrase Pro-Aging. I’m so happy and proud of the brand! Subtl Beauty deserves our love!
So that’s it ladies and gents. If you have any great pro-aging makeup brands you love or any products you love, by all means, please share in the comments below. This is how we discover and find out what works for us!!!
And here’s to Glossier for being a Mature Skin Friendly brand!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Love this look! I wanted to add my favorite pro-aging product… Becca hydrating-mist powder. It makes my huge pores disappear, and it is actually cooling to the skin. It’s crazy how it feels cold straight out of the jar; my 27 year old daughter tried it the last time she was visiting and said, “How do they do that?!” Good stuff 🙂
Angela. Thank you! I have some Becca highlighter and love it. Now I’ve just added the mist powder to my list!!!! XOXOXOXO
You look good Catherine! And congratulations on being in their ad!
Thanks Joni!!! XOXOXOXO
Yesterday, Emily Henderson’s blog mentioned “Lonely Label” Lingerie. In their ads, they feature women of all ages, sizes, and colors. I’m off to check out Glossier…your skin looks terrific! And, congratulations on being in that ad…so exciting!
Ohhhhhhhhh Renee. Thanks for bringing Lonely Label to my attention. I LOVE any product that showcases real women of al sizes, ages and color. I need to check it out. Thanks for the skin compliment. Yeah. The Glossier stuff is fantastic. It’s too bad the brand doesn’t go after the proagers!! XOXOXOXO
Catherine congratulations – you look lovely and I enjoy reading your product reviews. Your story about your dad’s beauty tip made me chuckle and remember when my father did something similar, sending me to grade school with blue dandruff shampoo on my nose to cure a sore spot from my eyeglasses. I was a “spectacle” for sure that day!
OMG. Wendy. That story of yours is a riot! Why did our dads have to mess with us anyway? In my father’s case it was his ability to be cheap at all times! XOXOXOXO
The Ting experience is so funny. I love skincare products and not much into makeup because I love the natural look. I have decided to stay with Khiels and ni longer waste money on other products. I’ll give glossier a try. Your skin looks great.
Seriously. Who the hell would give their DAUGHTER a product for jock itch, ringworm and athlete’s foot to put on their face? That stuff burned like crazy too! Thank you for the skin compliment. Definitely check out Glossier. I’m very pleased with the way the products look on the skin! XOXOXOO
You should know that I keep a notepad next to my keyboard to I can MAKE NOTES of products you recommend~~ you are always beautiful, and I love the tips you share, thank you! ** My favorite is the “Ordinary” Moroccan Argan oil, my dry skin just drinks it up 😀 Thanks Catherine!
PS congrats on being featured in the ad, as you should!! Whoop 🙂
MJ I’m thrilled that you love The Ordinary’s Argan Oil. It’s always in my home! I do believe you will be very happy with any of the Glossier products. That skin tint is the money for a sheer but dewy glow! XOXOXOXO Thank you so much!!!!!!
I guess I’ll have to make a trip down the street to the Glossier store.I’ve been very happy with my Chanel aqua foundation. You do have a talent for making up your face. When I had acne, I was taken for stay treatments. I now have had at least 25 skin cancers on my face because of that plus operations and all sorts of complications due to that X-ray treatment. Just love your way with makeup.
Thanks Sandy! It took years to figure the makeup thing out. And it wasn’t until my skin cancer (damn that baby oil and iodine) surgery that I really started taking care of the skin and getting into makeup! Ohhhhhhhhhh I wish there was a Glossier store near me. I would be there quite often! XOXOXOXO
You look amazing, as always. I love how you show us the before as it lets us see what a great job you do with the makeup.
Thank you Suth. Yeah. I like being transparent. If I showcase me at my worst, you can see the power of makeup and how it makes us look better!! XOXOXOXO
I am committed to The Ordinary products. The caffeine eye serum is fantastic, I am on my second bottle. I have also used their higher end products, their pricey Niod line makes two note worthy products Fractionated Eye Serum and the amazing Photography Fluid which truly does give that ‘ lit from within’ glow without glitter or making me look like the tin man! Can be mixed with foundation, worn under or worn alone. I rarely wear foundation so I add a dab of this stuff to moisturizer.
As I pro age I avoid ‘fancy’ packaged products promising the world and not delivering. I am sticking with companies that put their money into research and proven results Deciem, Riversol and SKin Biology out of California are my go to products. Deciem produces The Ordinary and Niod and Riversol is out of British Columbia ( I like my money to stay in Canada but I love the research that goes into Skin Biology so don’t mind ordering directly from the manufacturer in California) These companies don’t make ‘ makeup’ but mostly skin care products. They are straight forward, honest and support women at every stage.
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Hi Catherine…I don’t wear any makeup (I’m now 67) so I usually don’t religiously read through your makeup posts, but I very much appreciate your opinion on the subject. I know you saw the Oscars – our fav, Jane Fonda looked fabulous…I read that she was wearing L’Oréal Age Perfect makeup – have you done a post on that? Your thoughts? By the way – you look beautiful!
So pretty and well done that brand in fact well done Glossier and Subtl – so no young dewy bright young things were harmed in the sharing of a product take note other companies…. Honestly it isnt that hard and our money is the same as their money so it is very good news. You have me pondering brands I like well ByTerry moisturiser is divine (and smells delectable), and Laura Mercier is excellent,
Hey, your skin is beautiful
I wanted to suggest you have a look at our retin A with cucumber oil. It’s great for the skin, works as a primer, hydrating and fights acne but beat of all its retin A so works against aging
I’m in my mid thirties and still trying to get a handle on how to take care of my skin as it’s STILL changing! I wanted to try glossier so after a quick search I came across this article and I deeply appreciate your research! Also, you are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your photos.
Thanks Kiley! OMG. Skin seems to change so much with every decade!The Glossier products are excellent. Honestly–the only product I wasn’t crazy about was the cheek/lip color in the tube and that’s only because a ton of it comes out. They need to change the packaging! XOXOXOXO