I finally tried Glossier! (Glossier Review)

And yes. I’m now as obsessed as everyone else is. Ugh. Don’t you hate it when you give into hype and then regret not giving into it sooner?

I made my first Glossier purchase about 2 months ago. I did my research and decided on a few carefully selected products. After testing them out for a couple weeks, I made a second purchase. Fast forward 2 weeks and I’m totally converted.

Glossier Product Review

 

Check out my full review below:

Boy Brow in Brown

Glossier Boy Brow in Brown

It’s as good as they say. Light hold (this is no Anastasia Brow Gel), texture, a tint that lasts. If you have barely-there brows and are used to a full dip-brow routine, this may not be for you. But the spaghetti monster in the sky blessed me with a natural mono-brow so my everyday brow products tend to be light pencils to fill in gaps and/or clear gels to keep those suckers in place. After using Boy Brow, I’ve found my HG brow product and obviously, a new reason for living.

Generation G in Crush, Zip, and Jam

Generation G in Crush Glossier Generation G in Zip Glossier Generation G in Jam

The first shade I bought was “Jam” and I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t crazy about it at first. It gave me wine lip. You know what I’m talking about. When it’s winter and you’ve got chapped lips and you just had 2 glasses of red wine and it’s accentuated all your cracks with deep purple, post-mortem nightshade? Yeah, that. Which is great if you’re into that kind of thing!

But personally, wine lip (unless from a true wine-colored matte lipstick) is just not my jam (get it?) Glossier’s Jam applied to bare lips on a cold November morning clings to dry spots and accentuates cracks like nobody’s business. I let it hang out in my makeup bag for awhile until I realized that applying a thin layer of lip balm underneath it changes EVERYTHING. Errrythang.

And yes, your lips should be properly exfoliated and moisturized before applying any lip color but REALLY. Who has time to do that every morning before rushing out the door? Ideally, a well-formulated lip color doesn’t accentuate dry lips and I admit that I may be adding extra steps to make this product work but ya know what? I LOVE the final look.

And it really is a unique product. There’s not many truly matte, truly sheer lipsticks out there. I picked up Crush and Zip in my second Glossier order and I’m officially a convert to the Generation G cult.

If Jam gives you wine lip, then Zip gives you Cheeto lip and Crush…idk, maybe makes you look like you just ate jello? I don’t really eat jello.

Anywho, now that I know how to use these, I can’t recommend them enough. They’d also be great for anyone who wants to wear a matte lip color but is afraid of anything too bold.

Haloscope in Moonstone and Quartz

Glossier Haloscope Swatches

I love a good highlighter and these do not disappoint. It’s been awhile since I’ve used a cream highlighter (I’m a big fan of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors and Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders) and I’m starting to wonder if I’ve been missing out on the wondrous world of cream highlighters! Haloscope is a bit more like a balm than anything else but fortunately, after using it regularly for a month I can confidently say, it does NOT break me out.

Moonstone is a sheer white glowy shimmer that turns fair complexions into little snow angels. Quartz is a little more golden and ideal for medium skin tones but still works on my NC/NW 25 skin. These both last really well throughout the day (8 hours, easily) and add a very realistic glow – noticeable enough to be worth applying but not as noticeable as say, Becca Opal. I probably won’t be purchasing the third shade, Topaz, as it’s probably too bronzy to work on my skin tone. I’d definitely purchase both of these shades again but I doubt I’ll have to, as the stick is pretty chunky and will probably last forever.

Clear Lip Gloss

Glossier Clear Lip Gloss + JamOkay, you guys know that I don’t do glossy lips. But I was watching a beauty blogger talk about this and she said it was just nostalgic and reminded her of the days when she was a teenager and wore clear lip gloss. I, too, remember those days when the only makeup I wore was Maybelline Great Lash and clear Bonnie Bell lip gloss. For many of us, a little tube of clear gloss was our first introduction to makeup and what can I say? Nostalgia made me do it.

Plus, Glossier has a deal where you can buy the Clear Lip Gloss + Generation G Lipstick for $6 off. I’d practically be LOSING money if I didn’t buy it…right guys? Right?!

Anywho, I love this lip gloss. I don’t know if it’s just been forever since I’ve worn a clear gloss or what – but the formula is sooooo smooth and luxurious. The doe-foot applicator is extra soft and cushiony and is just a dream to apply.

I still have bad memories of that hair-stuck-in-gloss phenomenon…so I’m not sure if I’ll ever step foot outside of my apartment with a shiny gloss on a windy day. That being said, I’ve already worn it a few times to the gym (with hair up tightly in a ponytail) and I’m kinda digging it…

How long until super shiny lips come back in style? Regardless, I would definitely repurchase.

Milky Jelly Cleanser

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

I was so intrigued by the name of this cleanser and once I heard all my favorite bloggers raving about it, I knew I had to give it a try. After using it for a couple months, I don’t really know how I feel. It smells nice and has a nice texture but it definitely doesn’t remove makeup. Like, at all. And I don’t even wear the heavy-duty, waterproof stuff.

Also, I’m not totally confident that it’s really even all that cleansing. That being said, it rinses clean without drying your skin out and is totally decent for a morning cleanse or as a second cleanse in the evening (after makeup is removed). I’ll be using the rest of the bottle but probably not buying it again. 

Super Bounce Serum

Glossier Super Bounce

Glossier makes 3 different serums, Super Bounce (with Hyaluronic Acid), Super Glow (with Vitamin C) and Super Pure (with Zinc and Niacinamide). All three of these are all-star, anti-aging, antioxidant-packed ingredients so I had high expectations. I decided to pick up Super Bounce since ya know, WINTER IS COMING and I figured I’d need the extra moisture.

Sadly, this did absolutely nothing for my skin. Literally, nothing. It didn’t break me out at all, which is something considering I have sensitive skin but I might as well have been putting water on my face. Speaking of water, that’s basically the texture of this serum. It has JUST enough to it to keep it from running down your face.

Based on the reviews I read, this is the best one of the bunch so I probably won’t be trying out any of their other serums. The price isn’t expensive for a serum but it’s so tiny that I ran through the whole bottle in a month. And my face isn’t even that big. Thumbs down.

Balm Dotcom in Rose

Glossier Bam Dotcom in Rose

This is a pretty standard, subtly scented, pink-tinted lip balm. The packaging is super-cute and I enjoy using it but other than that – how much can I really rave about a lip balm? This layers great under the Generation G lipsticks and I probably will purchase it again just to try out the other scents but I wouldn’t say this is a MUST-buy.

 

The Verdict

Overall, I’d say give their makeup a try. I’m pretty impressed by what I’ve purchased so far and will probably give the Stretch Concealer and Wowder a try in the future (holla if you want to see review for those too). All three of the products I purchased in the makeup category are pretty much must-buys and all three now have a permanent home on my bathroom counter and in my makeup bag.

*Note, I’ve heard really positive things about the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint foundation and I’m sure I’d love it since I prefer watery, sheer foundations (like MAC Face & Body). Unfortunately, both the Glossier Skin Tint and MAC’s Face & Body contain Cyclopentasiloxane – an ingredient which breaks me out so badly, that even using it in my haircare will cause my back and neck to break out in huge cystic zits. Ugh. This ingredient is totally fine for most people so don’t let that deter you from trying out Glossier Skin Tint.

The skincare is meh. It didn’t break me out which, again, is really saying something given how many products out there just don’t work for me but I don’t think it’s anything that special. The formula of the Milky Jelly Cleanser is certainly unique and enjoyable to use but it’s not life-changing.

Glossier Packaging

Lastly, can we take a moment to talk about the packaging? I absolutely adore these little pink bubble wrap ziploc bags and have already started using them in my purse. Plus, I love it that they send out these cute stickers. I may be a grown-ass women, but I haven’t forgotten my Lisa Frank days. Emily Weiss and the Glossier team definitely know their target (millennial women) market.

Have you guys tried Glossier yet? What are your favorites/least favorites from the brand?

 

 

 

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