The Glossier marketing team sweep me up into their campaigns every single time. Just like Boy Brow sucked me in with the promo video, when I saw FutureDew all over my Instagram the excitement was all too much and I place an order the same evening. I’m sure you’re all aware of FutureDew serum by now, but if not, then in a nutshell it’s an oil-serum hybrid delivering seriously glowy skin that lasts throughout the day.
Does it last on the skin?
The thing I was intrigued about most was the longevity. Was it REALLY going to last on my combination skin or slip off into the atmosphere by 9am? I have to say, hats off to Glossier because it really does last on the skin and has seriously impressive staying power! Even having combination skin, it doesn’t make me look like an oiled tin can, it’s an obvious glow but not overbearing.
How much do you need to apply?
I use one pump and just apply it like I would a normal serum (just avoiding around my nose and cheek area). It does take a little while to work into the skin and can feel slightly tacky. I don’t mind this this because it does dry down, but I know for some it can be annoying and they either use a brush or just wash their hands straight after. Instructions say to use two pumps of product but I found one to be enough for me, I massage it into the high points of my face and let it sink in before applying concealer or foundation.
Is it suitable for oily/ combination skin?
I have combination skin and I do love this for the high points of my face, but I do make an effort to avoid my nose and cheeks because it highlights enlarged pores and enhanced any already oily areas. If oily skin is something you combat daily with power this product really isn’t for you, but if you do like a really naturally looking highlight it can be used just as you would a power highlighter to give a natural looking glow.
Glossier are promoting FutureDew as the last step in your skincare routine. I’ve been using it pretty much since it launched in the UK and I haven’t seen any impressive skincare results. It feels nourishing and hasn’t broken out my blemish prone skin so that’s always a positive sign.
Does makeup sit well on top of it?
When I wear this with a fuller coverage foundation I do wait around 2-3 minutes for things to sink in a little more. I do find that at first it almost needs to mesh with my foundation and there is some movement with the brush, but once it’s all buffed in there’s absolutely no issues in terms of longevity throughout the day. I’ve been combining it with the Glossier Stretch Concealer, and what a dreammmm that combo is. They work so beautifully together on the skin and the concealer blends so well into the formula, topped with powder it my t-zone this base duo lasts really well throughout the day.
Excuse the pun, but it’s been a glowing review so far, and rightly so because it is bloody fantastic. But, I do have similar products and one in particular that springs to mind is the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. I mean they’re not exactly the same and I will definitely reach for the two products to achieve a different look, but if you’ve already invested in the Flawless Filter I don’t think there’s a specific need to go out and buy FutureDew straight away. Plus, I actually love that the Flawless Filter has a tint to it which Futuredew doesn’t and it’s definitely more wearable if you want a softer glow.
It packs a punch if you like a glowy skin look. FutureDew isn’t a product I’ll be reaching for day to day, if anything for me in an office environment it actually (dare I say it) gives a little too much glow for what I like. But, on super glowy skin days and holidays in particular I’ll definitely be packing it.
Overall for me it’s the longevity and how well the glow lasts on the skin that’s the most impressive thing about this launch.