There’s an elusiveness about “summery” skin; skin that’s dewy, clear, and, ostensibly, effortless. Now that I’m in the latter half of my twenties, though (with the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to prove it), I’m finding it increasingly tricky to nail an even-toned, I-woke-up-like-this glow. Foundation often looks obvious in bright daylight, while “serum” foundations feel too whisper-quiet for my ruddier skin days.
GloWish Multi Dew Skin Tint is a hybrid product that falls smack-dab in the middle. Technically a light-coverage foundation, this tint delivers a traceless, radiant finish that brings my skin back to its spring-break days. The formula is pigmented enough to conceal my less-prominent imperfections, and provides a smooth, even concealer base for the more blatant blemishes—all without caking, cracking, or pilling. (“Why, yes, this is the natural state of my makeup-free skin.”)
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This tint also plays well with other products; most notably, it sits beautifully atop every type of sunscreen I’ve used with it. This is crucial, because the formula does not contain its own SPF. (For the record: Even if it did, I’d still slap on a standalone SPF!)
GloWish does, however, contain other skin-care ingredients. Namely, rose oil, which leaves my face petal-soft by retaining moisture, and squalane, “a lipid in our sebum produced naturally by our own bodies,” according to Liana Cutrone, a skin therapist at Heyday, who spoke previously with Well+Good about the ingredient. All in all, it’s a radiant, luminous, your-skin-but-better foundation—a non-foundation foundation, if you will—that delivers something close to summer skin in a tube.
Another reason it’s fantastic for summer? It’s sweat-proof and water-proof. I’ve yet to hop in a pool, but I can vouch for how GloWish withstands running (literally, running) late to brunch/picnics/yoga in the heat of the New York City summer. So far, no makeup meltdowns!
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