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!