Glossier: everything from the alluring name to the minimalist packaging to the dreamy, sun-kissed vibes has got the beauty community swooning over Emily Weiss’s iconic brand.
Shockingly enough, this is my first time making a purchase. How I have waited so long I don’t know. I went ahead and ordered three products that I had been hearing good things about and I’m here to give you the low down on what I liked and what I didn’t.
If there’s one thing I’m sold on its Glossier’s packaging.
Perfecting Skin Tint sheer skin enhancer – HIT
I was skeptical about this product upon purchasing it. I’m not usually one to use BB or CC creams, preferring to stick with a low to medium coverage foundation. But this tint truly evens out skin tone, hides discoloration, and provides an overall smoothing effect. Yet it manages to appear invisible. If I want a bit more coverage, I’ll mix this product with one of my regular foundations. If you’re an avid user of BB creams and tinted moisturizer, I absolutely recommend this product! I think it will be perfect come summertime when it’s too hot to be wearing heavy face products.
Wowder finishing powder – MISS
I have to say – I’m not exactly wowed by Glossier’s Wowder finishing powder. If you read my Laura Mercier product review back in November, you’ll know how obsessed I am with the Translucent Loose Setting Powder; it’s lightweight, sheer, and oh so mattifying without drying out the skin. Glossier’s Wowder just doesn’t compare. There are only three colour options, and the lightest option is pretty orange. Wowder also claims to “undo the dew” which is does… for about ten minutes. I was almost immediately disappointed with how quickly my face became oily after applying this powder – and I don’t even have oily skin! There are definitely people who have raved about this product so you may love it too! But unfortunately for me, this powder just didn’t live up to its name.
Generation G sheer matte lipstick – “Jam” – HIT & MISS
What to say? Perhaps it’s me? Maybe it’s the colour? For whatever reason this lipstick application is not my favourite. Maybe it’s the time of year, but I find the Generation G sheer matte lipstick highlights every bit of dry skin on my lips that only moments before the application weren’t even visible! I’m going to play around with it a bit more because the colour really is lovely, but I’d recommend going in with a good lib scrub before throwing on this lippy.
So overall, I’m a bit underwhelmed, but I’m eager to try more from Glossier. So let me know in the comments below what you’ve tried and loved! And hopefully I’ll have better luck with my next purchase.