At first I was going to do one review for all the different Glossier products I bought but I'm going through them all so slowly since I really take my time when it comes to trying new makeup and skin care (sometimes when I use too many products at once my skin just freaks out and then I'm not sure which product was the one that triggered it all). So for today I have for you a review of Glossier's Boy Brow and Stretch Concealer.
First the Boy Brow, which I have to say does live up to the hype. My brows in general are fairly thin since an unfortunate over-plucking incident early on in my adolescence (a story for another time), but recently I've been using this lash and brow growth serum (and it really works!). And now that my brows hairs are growing quite long, Glossier's boy brow has been pretty clutch in keeping my brows looking groomed and polished. The short wand is perfect for combing your brows while simultaneously filling them with their cream-like formula. At first it looks like there's a lot of product on the wand and that it might make your brows look too dark but looks are deceiving. As you comb it through, it really does blend it with your natural hairs. I'm using the brown color and it blends in perfectly. I should warn you though that once you comb through the formula, you don't want to touch it until it dries otherwise it somehow loses its magic and starts to look like you painted your brows heavily (I made this mistake when I accidentally went overboard with this product and then tried to wipe some off with a tissue--nope don't do it, it totally backfires on you). I really love this product but I'm not sure I'd repurchase this when I think about it from a sustainability stand point. Yes the product is awesome, but all the extra plastic just for a brow product (when really my Shu Uemura brow pencil already does a decent job) seems a bit like a waste.
Now for the bad: their stretch concealer. I need concealer most to hide my zits and general redness on my face. The concealer itself is a bit greasy but does have decent coverage. But the big no-no for me is their pore-clogging formula (even though they say it's not). How do I know this? First I tried it out and then where ever I used it, I started getting a couple of small whiteheads. So then I cross checked the full ingredient list of this concealer to this list of comedogenic (pore-clogging) ingredients from a well respected acne spa treatment center in San Francisco (I went there a couple times and I actually use a lot of their products regularly). And lo and behold the number one ingredient of this concealer is a pore-clogging ingredient (Octyldodecanol). Talk about false advertisement. So if you're planning to use this on pimples, don't. But if you have fairly tough skin and are going to use this for under-eye darkness then it might be worth looking into.