OK, so I think it’s kind of obvious that I’m a sucker for great visuals and aesthetics. I am a total slave to “things that look nice,” and so I was suckered into getting the Glossier Phase 1 Set, despite not really needing anything from the set. If you are not familiar with Glossier, it’s the off-shoot beauty brand of beauty blog Into the Gloss, which I used to read very regularly. Sidenote, but I find their content a little “off” and different these days. Anyway.
Launched just a couple of months ago, Glossier’s Phase 1 Set is comprised of 4 products: a face mist, a priming moisturizer, a tinted base, and an all-around salve.
Despite my disappointment at the fact that “Glossier” is pronounced “glossy-yay,” I went with it, because… well, why not? I’d seen many glowing (and not-so-glowing) reviews and—STICKERS! It looked so sleek and so much fun at the same time.
Though the items can be purchased individually, I went for the set for the “full experience,” like an idiot hoarder packrat.
Inside the super cute and sturdy white box are two pink bubble wrap pouches, a sticker sheet, a welcome card, and a free Glossier tote. I’ll pretend it says “Glossy-er” and feel better about myself. The four products are divided into the two pouches.
The first half contains the products packaged in tubes, which are the Priming Moisturizer and the Balm Dotcom, a universal skin salve. As far as trying out the products, I was surprisingly very pleased with Balm Dotcom, cringe-y name besides, having used it to moisturize my lips (it stays on and hydrates!) and my torn up cuticles. It works out better for me than Vaseline, though it has petrolatum as its first and main ingredient. I don’t know what that’s about; I’m just happy it seems to be working out for me! The tube is very small.
The Priming Moisturizer felt pleasant, and is light enough to use in this humidity. My main gripe is the lack of SPF, but I think this might be my favorite product in here.
The next set contains the Soothing Face Mist, which is perhaps the product I’m least excited about, and the Perfecting Skin Tint, which is a very, very sheer base. The Soothing Face Mist is rose-scented and automatically makes me think of a funeral home. It feels quite refreshing (if I hold my breath!) but the spray doesn’t really “mist” so much as “spurt out” the product.
The type of sheerness of the skin tint would be great if your skin was already great. It’s a barely-there skin base that aims to bring out natural beauty, but does very little by way of coverage. I think it ties in perfectly with the Into the Gloss overall attitude of effortlessness, but I think it might be alienating for those who prefer a heavier coverage. It’s fixable with concealer if you have “problem areas,” but again, a little limiting. I actually really like the way it looks on my skin, but I don’t tend to go for heavy bases anyway. Again, no SPF.
And now, for the stickers. This is the fun part:
The tubes are designed to be doodled on, like a high school math notebook, by way of stickers. So. Much. Fun. Obviously, I am still in the process of testing these out, but so far, I’m… not hating anything, but I’m also not quite in love just yet.
Have you tried Glossier? Are you a fan of Into the Gloss?