Today’s post is all about Glossier!
Honestly, does it need any introduction? Glossier is the “barely there” makeup brand. Think: cool LA model girl makeup
Okay let’s get into it.. I’ve been purchasing Glossier on and off for the past four years and have tried a fair amount of products by the brand. I no longer own….. all but one of them. That’s not to say I didn’t like all of the items that I tried but— you’ll see. Let’s get into my Final Opinions of Glossier.
Milky Jelly Cleanser: This cleanser was the first product I tried from Glossier in 2014. I’d heard about it for a little while and was intrigued by word of a cleanser that also removed makeup. This cleanser lived in my shower for about two years after I bought it and I did not repurchase it. It did remove makeup. I just feel like it didn’t clean my skin very effectively. The smell was a bit strange to me as well. It wasn’t bad nor was it good.. it was just a little grandma-y.
Boy Brow: Boy Brow is my favorite product by Glossier. BB is a brow pomade in a brow gel component that helps thicken brow hairs and gives them a tint (unless you use the clear one). What makes it superior to other brow gels is that it truly thickens the hairs that need it and the thick pomade formula stays in the hairs pretty well (although not holding the hairs stiff like some other gels). I did repurchase Boy Brow once or twice but do not currently own any right now because I don’t feel like placing an order with Glossier for only one product.
Cloud Paint: If you want something that will give you the most bang for your buck, it’s Cloud Paint. Unlike other Glossier products that require you to truly slather them on for them to make an intense impact, CP requires suuuuuuch a smaaaall amount of product to be overly pigmented that it’s almost unbelievable. I bought the color ‘Puff’, which was a cute baby pink. I did not repurchase and I got rid of it before finishing because I wasn’t reaching for it over my powder blushes.
Haloscope: Haloscope was the original “glossy” highlight. It was so good at being glossy because it never actually dried down on the face. I would wear Haloscope when I had my hair up in a power ponytail and pulled away from my face otherwise I would have been touching my sticky cheekbones everytime I tucked my hair behind my ears. That being said, it really is pretty. You can layer up a lot of product for an intense glow or keep it natural with just one application/swipe. I recently got rid of Haloscope when I did my last makeup collection clean out because I never reached for it over my powder options.
Generation G: Generation G is truly an innovative product. It applies like a lip balm and had a completely matte finish. I bought the color ‘Crush’, a magenta-wine hybrid and the color did show up on my fairly pigmented lips but I cannot imagine it would have shown up on anyone with pigment in their lips at all. I feel all of the colors would be like this except for their red shade. I ended up selling this on Poshmark after only using it a handful of times. The buyer said that it didn’t show up on their lips…. oops?
Balm Dotcom: I purchased the ‘Birthday’ balm dot com, which is a clear balm with glitter in it and it smells like cake. I do like it but not enough for it to be my everyday lip balm. I keep it at my desk at work where I don’t usually need to apply anything to my lips. I could easily live without this product but the Birthday shade is kinda fun to have on hand for random applications. It moisturizes my lips pretty well so there’s no harm in holding on.
Invisible Shield: I loved the idea of a more inclusive sunscreen that also managed to not smell like sunscreen. I ended up throwing this product out about halfway through the bottle because I read that it doesn’t have the proper ingredients to actually protect your skin from sun damage… just whatever is used to avoid getting sunburnt. Sorry, that’s not enough for me. I want TRUE sun protection. It did smell fine though and was truly invisible!
Stretch Concealer: Stretch concealer is an emollient, tinted, balmy product. I can only assume it would be better suited for somebody who has dry undereyes because the product doesn’t dry down on its own. With powder you are fine but once I start to get oily throughout the day, the product won’t feel or sit right. Additionally, there wasn’t enough coverage for me (which I understand is the Glossier schtick). I no longer own this product.
All in all, I have tried some things that I’ve enjoyed from Glossier but for the most part I feel that I am not the right gal for the brand— which is fine! There are plenty of people they cater to and who knows, I may go back and buy another Boy Brow one day because I really do like it.. but for now, no more Glossier aside from my random work chapstick!