Welcome to a New Year, and hopefully new and positive beginnings for us all. So let’s talk about some beauty, right? Well, of course 😉
I’m so excited to bring you my first post of the year on a product I’ve been coveting for what seems like ages now. Before Christmas I finally, finally got my hands on the Glossier Futuredew. Do you ever feel like a product was just made for you?? That’s how I feel about Futuredew. It’s one of those new-age hydrating primers – the brand calls it an “oil-serum hybrid” on their website – that walks the line between makeup and skincare, and can be used in your routine in a number of ways. Think MAC Strobe Cream but even more plush. It brings not only moisture to the skin, but tons of glowy, glossy goodness!
I adore products like these, so if you’re like me you’ll love today’s post. I delve into three key aspects of Futuredew including TEXTURE, GLOW, and HYDRATION, plus I talk about how I like to use it in my routine.
Let’s get started!
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THE DEETS ON THE GLOSSIER FUTUREDEW
An instant dewy glow that lasts.
What it is: A shortcut to the way your skin looks after a full skincare routine—dewy, glowing, cared-for—in one long-wearing product
WHY IT’S SPECIAL:
- Nourishing oils (that don’t feel greasy) immediately give you a gleamy, well-moisturized look that lasts up to 12 hours
- Powerful plant-based extracts work to make your skin look brighter, instantly and over time
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Cruelty free
Dermatologist tested, good for all skin types.
Blend of 4 Nourishing Oils: Jojoba, Grape Seed, Evening Primrose, and Rosehip Oils are suspended in a water-in-oil emulsion, creating a cushiony, silky formula that hydrates thirsty skin while it nourishes.
Evodia Rutaecarpa Extract: Fruit extract known to visibly increase brightness.
Sugarcane Squalane: 100% plant-based ingredient that helps locks in moisture.
Light-Reflecting Minerals: Gives all skin tones an immediate glow that lasts all day.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Squalane, Isoamyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Propanediol, Isohexadecane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Pentaoleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).
Glossier Futuredew has a specific texture. It’s thick and drippy when it first comes out of the bottle (like an oil or serum) but turns creamy and luxurious after application (like a moisturizer). I really like it. It’s the perfect cushion between my dry skin and the cold wintery conditions outside. (MAC Strobe Cream, for instance, has a much more traditional cream moisturizer texture.) I like to use one pump, and I find that very easy to apply and blend into my skin with my hands.
All I’ve gotta say is…wow. This is glowy, glossy, dewy…all the things! This is probably the glossiest singular product that I have in my collection now, next to something like the Weleda Skin Food or Skin Food Light. (I say “singular” because I often cocktail or layer other products to get the same level of glow that Futuredew gives me in one bottle.) It beams brilliantly under makeup and foundation, giving the skin a really healthy and plumped appearance all day long. Like I said, I normally use one pump all over my face and I think that’s the limit for me here. Glossier recommends using two pumps, but I think that would be too intense and slippy; I fear my skin would become wayyy too greasy-looking.
You can definitely tell there are skincare ingredients in this product because the hydration level is pretty off the charts. You can really feel the nourishment throughout the whole day; you touch your skin and it has that satisfying just-been-moisturized feeling even hours after you’ve applied it. Again, I’d say it’s quite comparable to Weleda Skin Food Light. MAC Strobe Cream is definitely moisturizing as well, but Futuredew has it beat in that department, I’d say.
Now if you’re someone who likes to set their makeup for long-wear, you may not like the feeling of slight tackiness that this product leaves on the skin. If that’s the case I’d recommend to apply Futuredew in strategic areas where you want some radiance, like the cheeks or temples only. Same principle applies if you’re very oily or have combo skin.
HOW I USE GLOSSIER FUTUREDEW
By far my favorite way to work Futuredew into my makeup routine is to apply it first as a primer and then layer my base products over top. This gives me the greatest level of shine and hydration.
For something a little less intense, I’ve also mixed half a pump into my foundation of choice. If you don’t want an over-the-top glow you may like this method more. You could probably use it as a liquid highlighter as well, just tapped lightly onto the high points of the face.
Have you tried the Glossier Futuredew? If so, what did you think? I’d love to know!
xo, and be well, Erica
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