An Honest Glossier Review

Glossier has been name-dropped by my friends and fellow makeup-lovers for a while now. I always loved the beautiful pale pink and white packaging (that’s pretty much my aesthetic, no?) but I never quite got the hype. Well, I was recently given the opportunity to test out some of Glossier’s most popular products and I have to say, I’m very impressed. Read on for my thoughts on some of Glossier’s makeup and skincare! (P.S. you can get 20% off your first order and free shipping on any order $30+ when you shop through my link)

*I received all products in this post at no cost. However, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. For more information, check out my Disclaimer.


Priming Moisturizer Rich

This moisturizer promises rich, nourishing hydration both under makeup and as a finishing night cream. I have irritatingly combination skin, so I wasn’t sure how a heavy face cream would fare. However, this is one of my favorite Glossier products to date. It smells delicious (like lavender!) and really does deliver on its promises: I use this under makeup after applying sunscreen, and my skin doesn’t look like an oil slick – and actually feels baby soft.

Will I restock? YES

Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich, $35, available at Glossier.com

 


 

Balm Dotcom

Balm Dotcom is a cult-favorite among Glossier addicts. I received the Coconut version and while it isn’t my absolute favorite salve ever, I have incorporated it into my routine. While I think Balm Dotcom does a great job of prepping my lips for makeup, but it isn’t as long-lasting as I would like. I don’t think the small 0.5oz tube is worth $12 for someone like me with perpetually dry lips when I could get a 7 ounce tube of Aquaphor for $8.99, but if you just need something to seal in moisture before makeup or bed, I think Balm Dotcom could work for you!

Will I restock? MAYBE

Glossier Balm Dotcom, $12, available at Glossier.com

 


 

Haloscope

I have a love-hate relationship with stick highlighters. I usually set my base makeup with translucent powder, so how am I supposed to swipe on stick highlighter without messing up my base?? Love-hate relationship aside, I actually like Haloscope. To avoid messing up my base, I usually apply Haloscope (I have shade Quartz) before any base makeup to get a glow that looks more natural but still shines through under my base. The texture of the stick is a little sticky for my liking which makes it harder to blend than creamier formulas, but it looks so natural after swiping on that I don’t usually need to blend. The large size also makes it easy to apply in larger areas for an all-over glow. It hasn’t changed my mind about stick highlighters, but the color payoff keeps me coming back.

Will I restock? PROBABLY

Glossier Haloscope, $22, available at Glossier.com

 


 

Cloud Paint

love Cloud Paint. I was firmly a powder bronzer kind of girl for a long time, but after trying Cloud Paint in shades Dusk and Puff earlier this year, I was hooked. It’s a gel-cream formula, which was more liquid-y than I expected, but the payoff is amazing. I got to try out shade Beam, and while I thought it would be too coral-y on me, it actually looks like a perfect mix of the bubblegum pink of Puff and the burnt orange of Dusk. A little goes a long way with this, and there’s a shade for any skin tone. If you try any one of Glossier’s product, I highly recommend it be Cloud Paint.

Will I restock? YES

Glossier Cloud Paint, $18, available at Glossier.com

 


 

Generation G Matte Lipstick

I had never tried a sheer matte lipstick, so I didn’t really know what to expect with this lipstick. But Generation G lipsticks look way more pigmented than they really are, and upon application, the payoff was beautiful. They feel more like a balm, but add just the right amount of tint to even out lip color and lend a light warmth or coolness (depending on shade!). I tried both Leo (pictured first) and Like, and while Leo was a bit too warm for me, Like is my new holy grail lip color. It’s like my lips, but better.

Will I restock? YES

Glossier Generation G, $18, available at Glossier.com

 


 

Boy Brow

As you might know, I’m obsessed with eyebrows. I recently had mine microbladed, but I still like to add some volume to my brows. Boy Brow was the perfect fit. I tried it out in Clear which promised to thicken, fill in and hold my brows in place. Obviously, the clear cream-gel didn’t do anything color-wise, but it definitely made my brows look thicker and held the hairs in place without being crunchy. I will say that it looked like the gel left a slightly white cast to my brows (the cream itself is white and dries/spreads out to be clear), but the formula was incredible and I really want to try it out in shade Brown to see how the color payoff is.

Will I restock? YES 

Glossier Boy Brow, $16, available at Glossier.com

 


 

Body Hero Daily Oil Wash

This is one of Glossier’s newest launches, so I was really excited to test it out. I’ve used oil washes for my face that froth to a creamy cleanser, so I had high hopes for Body Hero. I really, really liked it, but I have two qualms. The first is that it seemed like I needed a lot of the oil to actually wash my whole body. That wouldn’t be a big deal, except that 8.4oz is $18. The second is that I dropped the container from about 6″ above my tiled shower floor (user error, I know, but obviously showers cause plastic bottles to become slippery) and the bottle broke immediately on impact. My only wish would be for a more durable bottle, something made of a softer plastic like many shower products are.

Will I restock? MAYBE

Glossier Body Hero Daily Oil Wash, $18, available at Glossier.com

 


 

Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream

The biggest draw of this lotion for me was that it promises zero residue or stickiness – which means I wouldn’t have to wait 10 minutes before getting dressed after application. Body Hero delivered that and some. It sinks in completely in the time it takes to apply all over my body. My skin is immediately softer and looks glowing. And, a little goes a long way! I only needed a dime-sized dollop for my arms and just about twice that for my legs. I highly recommend this lotion!

Will I restock? YES

Glossier Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream, $22, available at Glossier.com

 


Overall, I’m really impressed with what I got to try from Glossier’s lineup. The packaging is incredible and I love that every order includes the cute pink pouches (and often some fun stickers!). While not all of the products lived up to their hype, those that did exceeded expectations and I’m really excited to try more of the brand’s products in the future!

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