Glossier: discovering a new brand

Glossier is everywhere: Youtube, Instagram, blogs, magazine etc. At first I thought ‘well that looks basic’ but after seeing some of my favorite Youtubers love it, I got the Glossier fever as well. Liiiittle problem: Glossier is not available to ship to my country (mweh) so I was mentally making a wishlist for when I’m ever going to the USA again. After a month or two I still really wanted to try the brand and I decided to browse the wonderful world of the internet (aka Ebay and Marktplaats, a Dutch Ebay kind of website) and I actually found some Glossier products for fair prices!

So, here’s me reviewing some Glossier products!

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These are all the goodies I am reviewing for you today: Cloud Paint in ‘Dusk’, Lidstar in ‘Slip’, Wowder Powder in ‘Light/Medium’ and balm dotcom in original, coconut, rose and mint.

Aren’t all the products totally perfect for the Instagram feed? I’m convinced they actually designed the brand a little bit around the Instagram pictures, with all the millennial pink and soft colors. Not that I’m complaining though 🙂 I love how everything looks!

So the whole idea of Glossier and their products is that the product help you enhance your natural beauty. So instead of covering up imperfections, they help you look even more beautiful as you already are. Glossier has lot’s of skincare products as well as a couple of easy make-up products.

The whole concept reminds me a bit of Milk Makeup, but then with more pink and a bigger hype around it. I believe the Glossier store in NYC is always packed with customers and honestly I can’t wait to give the store a visit myself at some point (hopefully next year, but there’s nothing official yet).

When you make a Glossier purchase you get your goodies in a cute see through pink ziplock pouch and they always add some cute stickers. Love those extra’s!

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Wowder is meant to reduce shine and set makeup. Nothing less, nothing more. So no blurring, no baking or brightening. Just setting and reducing shine.

Lately I’ve only been using brightening and translucent powders so using this tinted powder was something new(ish) for me.

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Glossier doesn’t have much shades yet in their products, so I could only hope that the lightest shade would match me. It does perfectly though. You almost don’t see the swatch on my arm and that’s the same with my face. It just enhances my current (little bit tanned) color and it blurs my complexion.

The shade is a bit too deep for under my eyes though (because I always wear sunglasses when in the sun) so under my eyes I still use a translucent powder, but on my forehead, around the nose and on my chin I like the Wowder since it gives a natural blur. It’s not my all time favorite powder though but I do like it a lot!

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Next up is the Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk. It’s a liquid blush and you may know that I’m not into liquid or cream stuff on my face. Why on earth did I buy this then you ask? Well… I wanted to give it a whirl because of the great reviews!

I went for Dusk because it’s a warm toned, not too bright blush color. And you know… I LOVE THIS! This is actually a product that I’ve already used a couple of times because it gives the most gorgeous flush of color on the cheeks. It’s really easy to blend (I apply the tiniest bit with my finger and then blend it with a Beautyblender), you can build it up as intense as you want to and the best part is that the blush has some kind of sheen to it. No glitter, no shimmer. It just makes my cheeks glow in the most beautiful and natural way.

The Cloud Paints is definitely my favorite Glossier product from this blog and I will pick up more colors for sure if I ever end up in the Glossier store :).

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On my search through Ebay for a product I can’t remember, I stumbled across these trial sized balm dotcom tubes that apparently once came in an Ipsy Glambag. How cool is that, that they included a Glossier product?!

Anyway, I’ve heard mixed reviews about the balm dotcom. On one hand people love it but on the other hand it’s just another basic lip balm that doesn’t really do it for the lips because it’s more like Vaseline and protects your lips more than it nourishes them.

I still wanted to try them and because I found this nice Ebay deal, I ordered them so I could have an opinion my own.

I do not like balm dotcom at all, unfortunately. The formula is very thick and sticky and it smells funny, a bit chemical. I know lots and lots of lip balms that are way nicer in smell and texture so I won’t rebuy these little guys!

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Last but not least is one of Glossier’s newest launches: the Lidstar in ‘Slip’. A ballerina pink liquid eyeshadow with gold shimmer.

The reviews about this product are mixed. Some people love it but I mostly saw people disliking it because it gives sheer coverage (it’s meant like that though) and why bother when there are liquid eyeshadows that have a lot more color payoff?

Again, I wanted to try this product anyway and I am actually loving it!

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On these swatches you can see the Lidstar in the shade and in the light (bottom). With the light on it you can see how bright and pretty it actually is with the gold shimmers in it. I also wanted to show you how easy it is to build up: the right part of the swatch is two layers of product and the left part is for layers.

The product is easy to apply and most importantly: easy to apply evenly. Some liquid eyeshadows are so pigmented that it’s hard to get the color even. The Lidstar applies pretty sheer indeed but when I go over it again, the product underneath doesn’t move so I can build it up very easily and I love that about it.

You could wear this color alone on your lid but I prefer applying a powder transition shade at first you I can blend away any harsh lines because that’s inevitable with liquid eyeshadow. The Lidstar dries pretty quick but it’s not bulletproof immediately. I had enough time to blend the edges into my transition shade.

When dried completely the Lidstar is comfortable to wear since it does not grab to my skin. It’s there and it will stay in place, but it’s not uncomfortably dry. Also, it stays in place really well during the day. I’m surprised how much I love this product! I will totally be picking up some more shades at some point.

This is the look I made with all the Glossier products. I love how it turned out! It’s a soft pink and healthy look if you ask me. Gosh I love love love what the Cloud Paint did to my complexion. It’s so subtle but also makes a great difference in the complete look.

I’m wearing a light mauve powder eyeshadow as a transition shade and I blended it together with the Lidstar in ‘Slip’, which is on my moving eye lid.
I am wearing a highlighter on my cheek bones as well but the subtle, healthy warm glow on the apple of my cheeks comes from the Cloud Paint.
On my lips I am wearing the balm dotcom in ‘Rose’ (it gives a subtle pink sheen).
Like mentioned before I am wearing Wowder on my forehead and chin and translucent powder (Born This Way powder by Too Faced) underneath my eyes.

So yeah, long story short: I am pleasantly surprised by how much I’m loving these Glossier products! My Glossier wishlist now looks like so:

  • Clear Lip Gloss;
  • Cloud Paints in Storm and Beam;
  • Lidstars in Lily and Fawn;
  • Soothing Rose Water Face Mist;
  • Skin Tint;
  • Priming Moisturizer.

Have you tried any products by Glossier? What do you think? Would love to know what your favs are!




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