So… I know I’ve been MIA on the beauty tips this past season, but for good reason (and the fact that I’ve been living out of a suitcase all month). I’ve been waiting a bit to post a review of Glossier’s new product with split opinions, Wowder, and I’m finally ready to tell my story: the “not sponsored” one. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad one; in fact, I’ll save you the suspense and tell you flat out, I f*&king love it.
However, there are some tricks of the beauty trade that make it even better. That’s what all this time was for. I was doing my blogger homework to make sure I gave you all the tips and tricks you need to know to get the WOW out of Wowder. Why? That’s the thing with the beauty industry. It’s much like anything else in this world that’s a solution for something: it takes a learning curve, and I’m here to be your mentor.
Step One: Targeted Application
It’s okay if you aren’t a beauty blogger or makeup guru, that’s why I’m here to help you. If you’ve ever heard of the makeup term “baking” and was like, “what the hell is that…that’s an Instagram makeup tutorial scam,” hear me out. If you’re simply smearing the brush around on your face, you’ll get an “ok” outcome, but not a perfect one. Before you quit reading and give up, it’s not rocket science, and I’m here to show you why.
Blotting paper: do we wipe our faces with it? No. So why should you wipe your face with blotting powder? There you have it. Baking simply means you are blotting your face with powder, letting it actually target the oil on your skin. Take a thick brush full of fine brush hairs (Glossier even includes the perfect kind) and lightly press and roll the brush over your skin like a paint roller.
I am obsessed with the glowy skin look right now, so I only apply it under my eyes and in the T-zone. Same technique goes for that too. I’ve found that this technique under your eyes works wonders and eliminates that raccoon look you sometimes get if your concealer is a super wet or waterproof one. If that’s a mega issue for you with concealers, welcome to your cure.
Step Two: Priming /Setting Spray (aka my #notsponsored hack)
All my years of being an editorial makeup fanatic have taught me 2 skills: PRIME. SET. Over the past 10 years of trial and error when it comes to doing my own crazy faces, I’ve taken these tips from the Sephora and MAC pros. If you aren’t priming your skin before makeup, no makeup in the world will sit the way you want it to.
I get so much whining about how it’s not fair that I look put together after workouts, and I’m TELLING you. THIS.IS.THE.HACK. I’m not some freak of nature test tube human with perfect skin. It’s totally doable for everyone. It’s just a hunt to find the product that works for YOUR skin when it comes to primers and setting sprays. As a hardcore combo face myself, I need moisture and oil control, so my picks for me are Hourglass primers and Urban Decay setting sprays. It makes my Glossier dewy looks look bomb AF.
You all know I am not one to sugar coat or peddle crap with BS reviews to make a buck, and it’s exactly why I partner with Glossier on their products because they work. If you didn’t already know, I am a rep for Glossier, meaning you can get a little confidence boost when buying Glossier, as I get a first look at the new product and get to tell you like it is. For those of you on the fence because of ROI (return on investment) woes, I’ve got you too: 20% off to be exact. If you’re new to their products, you can get 20% off your first order, and free shipping on orders over $30. Simply shop via my link here, or on the landing page of my blog.