Glossier Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Like & Crush

A while back I did a little Glossier online shopping to stock up on their mascara and I still really wanted to try out some of the Glossier lipsticks. I picked up one of the Glossier Play Vinylic Lippies and two of the Generation G lipsticks.

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A Glossier package has a special place in my heart with the stickers and pink pouch. I also got a cute hand mirror with my purchase :).

Let’s take a look at the Generation G lipsticks!

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I picked up the Glossier Generation G lipsticks in the shades Like (the purple shade) and Crush (the red shade). The packaging is simple but strong and well made.

The Generation G lipsticks are described as a sheer matte lipstick:

Generation G is a new kind of lip color that gives the look and finish of just-blotted lipstick, without the blot. We’ve created a short list of the six most important shades, with dialed-down pigment loads for a casual look. They’re lipsticks that adapt to you, not the other way around, so they’ll appear a bit different on everyone as your natural lip color shows through. The effect? Diffused, matte goodness—just swipe it on.

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The shades look vibrant in the bullet but are indeed dialed-down in pigment when swatched or applied on the lips.

Crush (on the left) is ‘a hot raspberry pink’ and Like is ‘a light, cool pink’ (which looks way more purple in the swatch than on the lips). The formula is something I’ve never seen before. When applying on the lips it feels very stiff and dry, but when applied and all set it’s not drying or anything. The products does not move around on the lips and it stays put for quite some hours.

I really like these lipsticks for days that I have a meeting or when I’m out and about the whole day, so I don’t have to worry about moving or weirdly fading lipstick. It’s fool proof.

You can build up the intensity of the shades but it will still look blotted and ‘muted down’. It’s a special kind of lipstick!

Here I am wearing Like. It’s a ‘my lips but better’ kind of shade for me.

Here I am wearing Crush, a more vibrant shade. I do have to apply three to four layers of the shade to get this shade intensity.

Even though the formula does not feel dry to me (it’s comfortable wearing the whole day), I do think that this lipstick is not for you if you prefer a lip balm or moisturizing lipstick. When you are looking for a ‘muted’ lipstick shade that stays on basically the whole day, then I recommend the Glossier Generation G lipsticks!

The Glossier Generation G lipsticks retail for $18 online at 

Did you try the Glossier Generation G lipsticks yet?


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