I love this stuff

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I never located a foundation that was the perfect match for my skin tone until I tried Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint, which goes on ultra-light, costs a pretty reasonable $26, comes in 12 shades—mine is G8—and is perfect for those days when you want a little coverage but don’t want to look all made up, which is most of the time these days, right?

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    LMM
    16 Dec 2020
    9:32am

    I adore Skin Tint! It really does even you out and make you look a little prettier. Or better rested. Or something.

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    Mary
    16 Dec 2020
    12:48pm

    Glossier doesn’t like Black people.

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      Elle
      17 Dec 2020
      10:22am

      Oh I didn’t know that! Hard pass, then. Thanks

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      Emily TL
      17 Dec 2020
      2:08pm

      Can you cite a source on that – I don’t know about this issue. Thanks!

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        kimbersam
        17 Dec 2020
        2:30pm

        Or you could google it. https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/18/tech/glossier-apology-retail-workers/index.html
        https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/14/workers-are-turning-to-social-media-to-hold-employers-accountable.html

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          Viajera
          18 Dec 2020
          1:12pm

          Did you read the cnn piece? I did. If I were a Glossier customer, which I am not since I am too lazy to do much skincare, nothing in it would have made me less likely to buy it. The specific incidents in the piece mostly involved *customers.* Otherwise it just mentions garden variety workplace *potential* unfairnesses (Ie, I did not see allegations of unequal pay… maybe that is on tweeter somewhere, I have no idea…), and the employees have rightly raised the issues – as they should – and the company is dealing with them. … … … So, I don’t understand the problem. Without having to go down a rabbithole, which I am unwilling to do, timewise – I think it is a bit much to expect people to boycott based on stuff like this. Very little in life is perfect, and this employer says they are listening. What exactly do people think is supposed to happen?

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            Viajera
            18 Dec 2020
            1:13pm

            Not that I don’t heart you, Kimbersam, bc I totally doooooo. I am just a bit baffled. Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything.

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              kimbersam
              18 Dec 2020
              2:24pm

              I know a Glossier staff employee, and I am skeptical about their “listening.” I’m in tech and see casual racism and misogyny every day, so when I see it, I call it out and boycott. If it doesn’t bother you then it doesn’t. No expectations that others do the same or that they should research every product they buy, just responding to Emily.

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                Viajera
                18 Dec 2020
                7:50pm

                I agree it’s very important to complain about mistreatment – it’s the only way to fix things. I also think that humans have trouble getting along in most if not all workplaces, and that good management tends to be the exception. Especially in HR departments, which are usually too afraid of offending management, execs, or shareholders, imo. I also think that if someone disagrees with me, it doesn’t mean they didn’t “listen.” It could mean they just don’t agree. I’m not sure why this all bothers me, maybe because I feel like it is close to libelous to call a company racist on so little evidence. Which isn’t to say that all people and all corps here in the US aren’t to some degree racist – we all probably are. But then, why single these people out? That’s the part I don’t get. Bad management is everywhere. I can’t think of anything more important to work on – but, what a strange way to go about it.

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                  MARGARET
                  19 Dec 2020
                  1:00pm

                  Here’s an interesting instagram run by former Glossier staffers mentioning their various concerns. https://www.instagram.com/outtathegloss/?hl=en

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                    Viajera
                    19 Dec 2020
                    3:29pm

                    Thank you, Margaret, I will take a look. I shouldn’t let these debates bother me so much – it is the middle of all these processes so it is bound to be a little chaotic. I worry a little bit about our public discourse in this country – about our rhetorical and argumentative skill set, that is – and whether we will move the ball forward (except in our policing where I do believe we will make progress and reach better understanding for all) – but, otoh, it will probably all work out well in the end. I think I will go watch an old episode of Oprah now and metaphorically suck my thumb. Well after the insta that is.

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      Dana D
      16 Dec 2020
      5:18pm

      Just read about it…thank you.

      Won’t be ordering any more of their product.

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      kimbersam
      16 Dec 2020
      5:23pm

      Yah, I remember when that garbage was going on (and it still probably is) over at Into the Gloss/Glossier. Really, really terrible.

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    Martina
    17 Dec 2020
    7:08pm

    I love Trinny London BFF DeStress…light but enough coverage, and my skin looked great at the end of the day.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    16 Dec 2020
    11:16am

    I had it before they reformulated with more options and I loved it then. Time to try it again!

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    Gablesgirl
    16 Dec 2020
    7:09pm

    My current shade of Laura Mercier is not working anymore…so I’ll check it out

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    susanm
    16 Dec 2020
    2:36pm

    Just ordered one, and reordered my glossier moisturizer, which I love already. (Didn’t like the lips and eye sticks that much.)

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    Simone
    16 Dec 2020
    8:29am

    Looks great and has great reviews. I wish they would sell little samplers though. Is it sheer enough that I could just take a good guess?

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      Kim France
      16 Dec 2020
      9:23am

      That’s what I did, Simone. It’s pretty sheer.

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      Tina
      16 Dec 2020
      5:51pm

      What a great idea! I’d pay to purchase a little range of a 3 to 5 samples, so I could find a match. I’ve heard such great things, and I know Glossier is good with returns, but buying foundation by mail has always held me back. Currently, I’m using the Kosas face oil. I didn’t like it at first, but if you combine it with a hyaluronic acid serum, it’s better. Excuse me, that’s not correct. Currently, I use no foundation, because I don’t leave the house. But on the very rare occasion, I use the Kosas and serum combo :).

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    Tammy
    16 Dec 2020
    8:19am

    Skin Tint over Glossier’s FutureDew is the best morning regimen.

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      AmyM
      16 Dec 2020
      12:30pm

      I concur. My skin loves Future Dew.

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    Lisa Pearce
    17 Dec 2020
    12:05pm

    Just placed my first order!

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    Ann
    18 Dec 2020
    4:47pm

    Laura Mercier was acquired by Shiseido in 2016.

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    Francine
    18 Dec 2020
    2:52pm

    I have two shades (G10, G11) of the tint and quite like it. (I prefer the LOOK of the Ilia Skin Tint, but my God it STINKS. A cross between cinnamon and poop.)

    The concealer is fine for about 2 minutes then it slips and slides everywhere. I also like the jelly cleanser and Future Dew and have re-purchased both. The blushers…I just can’t seem to find a shade that works for me. But texture and application-wise, just fine.

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    Jen
    18 Dec 2020
    12:53pm

    Hi Kim – I hope your move went well! Off topic, but I would love to see a post after the holidays about what everyone’s favorite gifts were. Take care!

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    HickfromStyx
    18 Dec 2020
    10:20am

    I hope your move was not impeded by the snow!

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    gt
    18 Dec 2020
    10:10am

    I tried skin tint and concealer and they were OK, but not great. I guess my skin needs more coverage than skin tint. Their skincare line didn’t do anything for me either.

    Laura Mercier is owned by Alticor(Amway brand, Betsy Devos, super conservative, etc.), but I am sure there are webs of money from all places that we don’t know who invests/owns where.

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      Ann
      18 Dec 2020
      4:52pm

      Oops! Originally replied to the wrong comment. But FYI, Laura Mercier was acquired by Shiseido in 2016.

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      Jo
      18 Dec 2020
      11:10am

      LM is owned by DeVos? Ugh. That’s my go to brand.

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    Barbara
    20 Dec 2020
    9:21am

    Glossier is not available in EU.
    I like “Avène Couvrance Make Up Fluid” which is an oilfree and super light product. It’s sold in the pharmacy.
    For my skin tone I mix the colors 1.0 and 2.0 in different amounts, depending on the time of the year (summer/winter).

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