Glossier has a behavior of getting forward of potential buyer complaints method earlier than they’ve an opportunity to escalate. Significantly, that model has to have probably the most fire-safety-savvy drag prevention crew within the digital mall. Maybe you keep in mind that not too way back, the model basically provided a two-fer to clients who purchased the Perfecting Pores and skin Tint, claiming that the components was quickly to be improved primarily based on buyer suggestions, so clients might strive the brand new components with a voucher and maintain the one they simply purchased — basically giving them two for the value of 1. Dang.

What’s totally different in regards to the new components? “The brand new components is similar sheer and breathable one you already know and love — simply with some enhancements,” Glossier stated in a press release. These enhancements embody an up to date pigment remedy to stop shade-warping over time, improved film-formers and the addition of cork oak to assist create a tender, hydrating veil atop pores and skin, and a richer mix of oils.

Glossier did not promote the brand new components in any respect, actually. The one method you’d’ve discovered about it was if you happen to had been a kind of clients who was emailed a promo code to purchase the brand new model with that messaging from the model, or if you happen to occurred to examine it on Reddit. The packaging hadn’t modified and there wasn’t any “new and improved” messaging on the brand new formulation as soon as they’d been deployed. The notable distinction is that the substances checklist was written on the unique bottle, whereas on the brand new bottles there’s much less textual content general, and the instructions for utility inhabit the area the place the substances checklist as soon as was (the substances are on the field, although).

You’ll be able to see how these substances differ between the brand new and authentic formulation right here. I’ve had a bottle of the unique components for just a few months sitting in my vainness, which largely serves as a submitting cupboard for make-up that I like however do not essentially put on on a regular basis.

The unique on the left, and newer components on the suitable.

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The primary new ingredient is dimer dilinoleyl dimer dilinoleate, which seems to switch VP/hexadecene copolymer, each of that are skin-conditioning and binding substances, in line with the Environmental Working Group’s beauty database. Alcohol additionally finds its method into the brand new formulation, in addition to caprylyl glycol (one other skin-conditioning agent), and chlorphenesin (an artificial preservative). Stearyl triethoxysilane will get swapped for triethoxycaprylylsilane, each of that are binders.

The Really feel

So how does the brand new recipe look? Effectively, side-by-side in my shade (darkish), the unique components is a tad bit lighter than the brand new one. Then once more, I’ve had this bottle for a number of months, so the shade might’ve warped since then. That is one thing the model might have addressed with these pigment stabilizers.

Glossier perfecting skin tint swatches

The unique components is on high, and the newer formulation is on the underside.

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It is nonetheless the identical liquid-y consistency in the identical small squirt bottle.

Here is a humbling earlier than picture of me with no make-up on:

no makeup before image of woman's face

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The merchandise look totally different when making use of, which I did with my fingers. The unique components appeared to have a barely whiter forged than then newer one, which was a more in-depth match to my heat, golden-toned pores and skin. It additionally feels and seems to sink into the pores and skin extra readily. One of many qualms I’ve had with the Perfecting Pores and skin Tint because the starting was that it felt prefer it sat on high of your pores and skin and the extra you blended, the extra it felt such as you had been simply pushing it round in your face. The brand new components acts a bit like a face oil, in that regard. Each nonetheless have that signature Glossier superdewy end and are each nonetheless extremely sheer (it’s a tint, in spite of everything). I did discover that the brand new components was barely extra buildable in pigment than the unique components. With the unique components, the extra you added, the extra you simply appeared shiny however not essentially with any extra protection. I patted the brand new components onto the realm the place I often conceal for barely extra protection. (However actually, it is virtually negligible; I am simply evaluating these two formulation. If you’d like precise protection, go for a concealer.)

Right here I’m sporting the unique Perfecting Pores and skin Tint:

glossier skin tint original formula on woman's face

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The damage

One factor I seen was that the brand new components is constructed to put on longer. It appears to meld together with your pores and skin so it by no means appears to be like such as you’re sporting make-up, per se, simply that your pores and skin tone is barely evened-out and really well-moisturized (you may see nonetheless freckles). After I’d put on the unique components, typically all through the day if I touched my face too vigorously, I would discover the place it smeared into a visual streak, although it appeared well-blended once I utilized it. (That is what I imply about it sitting on high of your pores and skin versus sinking in.)

And right here I’m sporting the brand new components:

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint new formula on woman's face

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The end:

The Pores and skin Tint finishes are practically equivalent, so looks-wise they do the identical job. The most important distinction is an improved consumer expertise — one thing Glossier positively retains up with on all fronts, so it appears. Additionally, one thing price noting if you happen to’re a Glossier die-hard (or simply personal a variety of their make-up merchandise), each formulation performed properly with the opposite face makeups from the model, like Cloud Paint and Haloscope highlighter. I would wager that the Cloud Paint was even somewhat bit simpler to mix into the brand new components because the tint was simpler to mix general.

In the event you’re nonetheless working via your present bottle of the Perfecting Pores and skin Tint, I would not essentially chuck it simply but. Simply know that ought to you select to repurchase, you are in for a spiffed-up model that behaves higher and wears only a bit longer and steadily. As all the time, you could find it on Glossier.com (or IRL at any one among their showrooms in NYC, LA, or Chicago) for $26


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