Oh, Super Emily, I had a feeling good things were in the works for you.
The new Glossier skin care line is the brainchild of Into the Gloss founder Emily Weiss, aka the gal from The Hills who will always and forever be etched into my memory as “Super Emily,” or just “SuperEm,” because remember that episode at the Teen Vogue dinner when scary Lisa Love says that there are too many flower arrangements on the table??
Anywho…Glossier, SuperEm’s latest venture, is a streamlined skin care brand with a minimalist chic aesthetic. They launched late last year with a handful of products and the belief that skin should be celebrated, not covered up.
The $80 four-piece Phase 1 Set contains the basics for low-key, casual skin — a hydrating mist, a face moisturizer that doubles as a makeup primer, a rich salve for your lips (and/or any other dry bits) and a tinted moisturizer with a satin finish.
I like to start by misting all over my face with the Soothing Face Mist Rosewater Spray, followed by the Priming Moisturizer on my face and neck. Then I’ll dab Balm Dotcom on my lips, and finish by blending the Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium all over my face (I’ll use about a dozen drops).
The results are fresh, super casual-looking skin that still looks like skin (as opposed to vinyl, or plastic wrap). Overall, my skin tone looks satiny and slightly more even, but I can still see the red areas around my nose, as well as some of my freckles. Essentially, it’s bare skin 2.0. Perfect for the morning after a booty call, early Sunday brunch, or an afternoon with the kittehs at a cat cafe.
Yeah, you better believe I have plans for this set. I think it’s just low-key enough to interest my friend Cindy, aka the girl who will bolt if you even wave a lipgloss wand at her.
The day she calls me up and asks me to do her makeup for a date with her future husband (of course, she’ll threaten me with bodily harm if Sephora looks like it exploded on her face), I’ll know what to bring.
Look for the Phase 1 set online now at glossier.com. The skin tint comes in Light, Medium and Dark (I wear Medium, and I’m an NC42 in MAC-speak for reference).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day. 🙂