I’m tossing this crap and there’s still product in the tube. I just can’t with this for so many reasons. I feel like GlamGlow has jumped the shark, like they’re just throwing crap at a wall to see what will stick, and all of it sticks. They used to do a few products, and they were all excellent. Expensive, yes, but excellent and well worth the money. Now I feel like they are just churning out crap to capitalize on their initial quality products, but the new stuff is total trash. This is $49.00 for 1.7 ounces of total garbage, and here’s why:
Firstly, it makes my face look oily. Not just shiny. We are talking sixteen-year-old’s skin kind of oily. Straight up greasy. This is not “illuminating.” It’s greasy. There is a big difference, and the thing is that it takes so little product to achieve this result. It’s not like I was slathering my face in this stuff. Putting foundation over it lessens the effect a bit, but that brings me to the second problem.
This makes my foundation look like crap. I feel like my foundation was really streaky when I applied it with a brush. When I gave up on that and tried to fix it with a Beauty Blender, it started to look patchy, and don’t even think about being lazy and using your fingers. With this on under my foundation, try as I may, with various methods on three occasions, I could not get my foundation to look good. All three times I ended up washing my face and starting over.
The third problem is the smell. Don’t get me wrong, this smells good. It smells like a creamsicle–orange and vanilla. The smell is so strong and so pervasive that I can smell this on my face for a good ten minutes after I apply it. I am mostly indifferent to fragrances added to skin products. I can take them or leave them, but this was entirely too much. I don’t understand how the smell alone wouldn’t drive a person insane. I put this on one night before bed, crawled into bed, and my husband could smell creamsicle wafting off of my face from a foot away. This smell is no joke, and I hate how strong it is.
For all these reasons, I’m throwing this in the trash. I have no idea how this could possibly work for anyone.
GlamGlow Glow Starter Illuminating Moisturizer: This is useless. There’s no chance I would ever buy it.