Glossier Futuredew Is Glass Skin In A Bottle

I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m really really vain. I wouldn’t pay actual human money to keep this website alive otherwise, you know? There is, however, one thing that drives my psychotic obsession with skin care up to 11.

I’m talking about Korean television.

I don’t know if there’s something in the water over there, or maybe God just loves the peninsula a tiny bit more. Whatever the reason, I think you all understand me when I say goddamn, Koreans have crazy good skin.

I know, I know. It’s not realistic. Korean celebrities spend a lot of time and money getting facial treatments to maintain their glowing faces. We all know no one is getting glass skin from Etude House toners, right?

But logic doesn’t really matter after 6 straight hours of Suzy’s close-ups.

Seriously, though, it’s not like they all have perfect and unblemished skin. I think what really fascinates me is how healthy and glowy they look, like they all took Lizzo’s advice to heart and started guzzling water at every opportunity.

I’m sure it’s a combination of skin care and makeup to get that glass skin look on tv, but I live in a humid country and my skin is finicky. I’m not about to drown myself in five essences and six serums daily.

Which brings me to Glossier Futuredew, aka glass skin in a bottle.

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I’m not kidding when I say it’s everything to me right now. There’s nothing quite like it, and even Glossier is hard pressed to describe what it actually is.

Is it skin care? Is it makeup?

Honestly, who gives a fuck?

It’s magic, as far as I’m concerned.

Glossier says Futuredew should be the last step in your skin care routine and honestly I kind of get it. It’s like saran wrap for your face, if saran wrap was actually good for you and had actual long-term skin care benefits.

The product starts out thick and tacky — you can almost feel the oils in the formula when you rub it between your fingers — so patting is the most efficient method of application. Glossier recommends using two pumps but I find that one is more than enough for my entire mug.

And just like that I’ve got glass skin for days, honey.

The result is immediate. You get that glossy finish the minute Futuredew hits your skin and your face just looks healthy and hydrated for the entire day. 3 PM slump? Never met her. I look well-rested even though I’m operating on two hours of sleep after binge-watching Master in the House all night.

The best part is that my face actually feels… good. It’s like putting on a nice light cardigan on a chilly day; you just feel cozy and protected somehow.

I’ve never felt this loved and comforted by skin care, is what I’m saying.

I love Glossier Futuredew so much that I’ve taken to using it twice a day as my main moisturizer. It absorbs stupid fast and my dry skin has seriously never been happier.

It’s perfect for lazy no-makeup days, but I’m extra so I like to use it with my Laneige Layering Cover Cushion for the ultimate glass skin experience. Honestly, the finish is so good that I don’t even feel compelled to use concealer on my remaining pimple scars and hyperpigmentation.

If any of this sounds good to you, now is actually the best time to give Futuredew a shot because Glossier is currently on sale! (You can use my referral code if you’re feeling generous.)

If you’re very much done with the matte life, I suggest you stop second-guessing yourself and just dew it. Buy Futuredew.

(Sorry.)


Featured image from Refinery29

Kilay Clash: Glossier Boy Brow vs Sunnies Face Lifebrow Grooming Gel

Before we start, take a second to look at that picture of me on the right hand side of your screen. Look at my brows.

I have good, thick brows. Slightly unruly, but definitely the sort of brow that seems to be popular right now.

Thank goodness they survived the 90s. That’s largely due to my mom’s absolute obsession with tradition, which holds that unmarried women are not supposed to tweeze, pluck, or shave their brows.

It was such an annoying thing back then, given that I had really bushy brows when everyone in the 90s tweezed theirs into oblivion, but it’s obviously a wonderful thing in hindsight. Thank you, mom. Thank you, weird Chinese tradition.

So now why do I even bother with brow gels? I like having nice, natural brows but they can get a little unruly sometimes. I trim the underside occasionally, or if I feel like it’s moving away from thick to actual thicket.

Glossier Boy Brow is one of the most life-changing beauty products on the planet because it grooms and really gets those fine hairs to show up, so you get that runway model brow without a lot of effort. That said, I don’t like having to ship the products through a third party, as it needlessly complicates my life and it probably isn’t very good for the environment.

So I decided to try out Sunnies Face Lifebrow Grooming Gel. It’s local and it’s inexpensive — two things that I am decidedly very into.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is how we ended up with this comparison post. But first, the tale of the tape:

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Statistics are only half the battle, though, so we move on the crux of this post: can the Lifebrow actually replace my Boy Brow for good?

Packaging

It’s no secret that the Sunnies Face owners took a lot of inspiration from Glossier, and it definitely shows — especially in the packaging department. That said, I don’t understand why the handle for Lifebrow has to be that long? It’s not really serving anybody, and we could do just fine with a shorter one.

Wand

When it comes to brow gels, you want a wand that will grab even the tiniest eyebrow hairs. Precision is key!

Both brands offer excellent wands. Glossier’s is short but a little wider, while Sunnies Face has a wand that’s thin and tall. With these wands, applying the product on the brows is a lot easier and takes very little effort. You don’t have to worry about smudges, either.

Color

Boy Brow comes in Clear, Blonde, Brown, and Black. Lifebrow is available in Ash Brown and Warm Brown. (I use Black and Warm Brown, respectively.)

Black can get pretty intense, especially if I’m a bit heavy-handed. The color really does show up. Warm Brown, though, isn’t as visible. This probably isn’t a fair comparison, because clearly I have dark brows and Warm Brown won’t be as obvious on them. I don’t know if Lifebrow is coming out with new shades in the future, but it looks like they really are going for something a bit more muted.

The Actual Product

The most crucial difference between Lifebrow and Boy Brow? Lifebrow Grooming Gel isn’t enough to recreate that Boy Brow finish.

Boy Brow grabs the brow hairs and thickens them, so you look like you have thicker brows. I don’t have to use a pencil to fill in the gaps, I just brush my brows and go.

With Lifebrow, it looks like you really need the matching pencil if you want that thicker finish. To be fair, the brand does sell them as a duo, and nowhere in their product literature do they say that their brow gel volumizes or thickens.

It does work great if you just want something to fluff up your brows and give them hold. Lifebrow is no way a one-stop-shop like Boy Brow, though.

Conclusion

Glossier’s Boy Brow remains undefeated, and I may have to keep ordering it for the foreseeable future. That said, I could get the matching Lifebrow pencil and see if it works out better. It’s just that I’ve never used an eyebrow pencil (don’t really need to), but it might just be the missing ingredient to take Lifebrow grooming gel to the next level.


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