Glossier | Make up + Skin Care Review
Glossier is one of those brands that seems to have popped up overnight. In the blink of an eye they went from indie brand to the new “It Girl” of cosmetics.
I’ve been interested in trying out their products but just hadn’t gotten around to placing an order - until now! I knew I wanted to try a wide range of their products, especially their skincare, so I ordered:
Milky Jelly Cleanser
Cloud Paint in Dusk
Generation G Lipstick
I wanted to test out out the products for a few months before I came back with a review and recommended anything. Now we’re here! So, let’s dive in.
Milky Jelly Cleanser
Over the years my makeup style has evolved. I’ve gone from wearing only foundation and powder, to wearing thick, full coverage foundation and bright eyeshadows, to dewy, medium coverage foundation and natural eye make up. However, this has remained constant: I still have to take the makeup off at the end of the night! I’ve tried lots of cleansers over the years but the unique thing about the Jelly Cleanser the way it gently melts away thick make up without stripping your skin.
There are some cleansers out there that leave your skin feeling super dry and tight and uncomfortable - this one doesn’t! I like to think to think it’s the liquid version of the Clinique Cleansing balm. To use it, make sure you use it on dry skin and work it into your skin to really break down your make up. Then rinse off. Overall I give this cleanser a 9 / 10 just because I don’t think you get a ton of product for the price.
Find the Milky Jelly Cleanser here.
Out of my entire haul I was most excited to try the Glossier Solution. My skin has always been an issue ever since high school. I would get massive, painful breakouts and the worst part was that they were mostly under my skin so it’s not like I could even pick at it. At 24, I have close to zero breakouts (thanks to taking birth control in my early 20s) except for when I’m on my period but taking care of my skin is still incredibly important to me. I’d been hearing that acidic toners and peels were supposedly really good for your skin and that the Solution had been a fan favorite so I decided to check it out and i’m NOT disappointed.
The Solution almost immediately provided results for me. I didn’t really know what I was looking for in my skin when I started using this but I did notice:
Significantly less texture
Less Redness and Irritation
It sounds like a miracle product and that’s because it is. I find it works great even for sensitive skin as I have dry, sensitive skin. I use it mainly at night and alternate between this and my Laneige toner. Let’s also take a moment to appreciate the packaging! I’m in love with baby pink tones and the push-to-dispense top makes this impossible to spill and super easy to travel with. It does say that you can use it twice a day but I’m low-key scared of stripping my face so I’m continuing to take is slow. Overall rating for Solution is 10/10.
Find the Solution here.
I’m not going to sugar coat it: this was the most underwhelming product of the bunch BUT it is not terrible. One of the things I wanted to work on this year is embracing more of my natural beauty - which Glossier is known for. I’d seen and heard awesome things about the Lash Slick so I decided to add it to my list of things to try. I naturally have pretty long thick lashes so I thought this would just be a great product to accentuate them.
However, I didn't find it to make that big of a difference. For no make-up / minimal make up days it’s quite nice, however, I’m used to the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara which does an amazing job of thickening and lengthening my lashes. I do like the Lash Slick for my bottom lashes but I’d be hard pressed to pay another $20 for a bottom lash mascara. It does naturally lengthen my lashes but I don’t find it does much else for them. Overall rating is a 4/10.
For the last few months my skin has been incredibly dry so I made the choice to move away from powders and more towards creams. Let me tell ya - this is a cult favorite for a reason! The shade I picked up is in the color Dusk and I find it to be a really nice pinky nude shade. If I’m completely honest, it looks like that fresh-out-of-the-sun / slightly sunburned look which I adore! A little bit of this goes a long way. I find a stippling brush to be the best tool as a beauty blender or sponge soaks up too much product. Overall I give this one a solid 10/10 - totally worth the buy!
Boy brow. Wow. I didn’t think this product was going to make such a difference but WOW. While I don’t love the way it looks on its own but I find this to be the best brow gel I've ever tried. While I naturally have pretty thick brows this does a fantastic job of holding my brow hairs in place and giving them. little extra volume. It’s much smaller than what I thought it would be but find that I don’t need as much product. Overall I give this a solid 10/10.
Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick
Generation G really threw me for a loop. I had anticipated this to be a much smoother formula but I actually found it to be a little bit stiff and uncomfortable. It wasn’t until I used it a few times and warmed up the formula that it went on a bit smoother. I also feel like I didn’t pick the shade that was right for me. Online it looks way more peachy but in person I find it pulls a bit more brown which doesn’t look terrible but wasn’t what I expected. I would like to try this one again in a different color. I give this one a solid 8/10.
The Boy Brow, Lash Slick, and Cloud Paint are included in the make up set which you can find here.
Generation G in Cake Lipstick can be found here.
As always, thank you guys so much for checking out this week’s post! If you’ve tried any Glossier products that you think I should pick up please let me know in the comments down below! I’m always curious to see what products others are into.
See you all next week!
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