It’s been all over my Instagram stories lately, I’ve ordered myself some Glossier. As an admirer of Into The Gloss and the work of Emily Weiss, I couldn’t longer ignore the bits of her brand that I haven’t tried out yet. I’ve used Glossier in the past but with the launch of those cute little blush paint tubes called Cloud Paint, and my birthday coming up (literally, every excuse will do) I decided that it was time to dig in.
Especially since I realized that you can build yourself a nice Glossier routine. They have a cleanser, a toner, serums and creams so I thought: Let’s try this in the name of blogging (another, brilliant excuse). That everything comes in cute packaging, wrapped in the best pink travel pouches doesn’t really help. I’ve ordened my first thoughts on the products in skincare and makeup. You can scroll all the way to the bottom for the detailed pictures and swatches.
Glossier’s skincare routine exists of the Milky Jelly Cleanser, which is a gel-like cleanser that turns in to a somewhat milky-subtance once mixed with water. It’s not my very favourite to take off makeup (I love to cleanse with oils!) but it does the job. Although I still find traces of makeup when I cleanse once more with Bioderma.. Maybe it’s for the light-handed when it comes to foundation. (Note: that’s not me.)
After that, I get to go crazy with the Soothing Face Mist. A rosewater, glycerin and aloe toner to give somewhat a boost to your complexion. At first, I didn’t really care about this step but it’s actually a pretty nice toner in a good diffuser. In the morning, I use it on a cotton pad and in the evening, I spritz it directly on my face. Very relaxing.
Then it’s time for the serums, or should I say Supers? Their serums are called the Supers, there is Super Bounce for dehydrated skin, Super Glow for dull skin and Super Pure for congested and acne-prone skin. They’re all rather liquid, you need very few drops and they apply like a dream.
To finish the skincare routine, you have the choice between the Priming Moisturizer which comes in a tube or the Priming Moisturizer Rich, which is the cute jar. They’re different in ingredients and formula. I’ve been using the Priming Moisturizer in the morning, it’s the perfect light lotion to prep my skin for foundation. At night, I use the Rich one and it’s a dream. It smells of roses and feels like a luxurious balm. I’d never thought I would like a rich moisturizer but this one is a keeper.
Glossier is all about enhancing your features. Their makeup is rather minimalist, supporting the philosophy of being yourself and not being all covered up. In the past, I’ve already tried their Perfecting Skin Tint which works as a nice layer of something for on a day off.
Now I also got to try the Boy Brow (in the shade Brown) which is a bit over-hyped in my opinion. It’s indeed that 3-in-1 brow perfector that thickens, fills in and grooms your brows. I’ve been using MAC’s Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set (in Brown Ebony) which does the same job better I think. Boy Brow just doesn’t pack enough oomph to manage my brows. Or maybe I chose a shade too light? I’m note sure.
On the other hand, there was a product in the lineup that didn’t excite me too much because of what I had read about it – but as it turns out, it’s amongst my Glossier favourites: Generation G lip color! This beautiful matte balm is a dream to apply and I adore the colour Crush. It’s this washed out, mystical colour on your lips. I read that it was drying, flakey and all kinds of no-no but I love it. It’s just not a hydrating formula, but it’s so good. I kinda want all the other colours now..
Something else that I want in all colours is definitely the Cloud Paint blush. Oh God, this is just – I have no words. It’s just like you imagine it: that diffused wash of colour on your cheeks that applies just like the smoothest gel-cream. I like everything about it. The colours, the pigment, the formula – even the way of applying it with my fingers or a small brush. I love the mix of Haze and Dusk but Puff is a beauty as well.
And as an addict to the Balm Dotcom, I had to try them all. They work lovely over or under the Generation G, or even mixed with a tad of Cloud Paint. I didn’t like the formula at very first but I’m almost through a tube because it’s always with me. My favourite is definitely Rose, followed by Coconut and Mint. Cherry is a bit too sticky but it works and I don’t hate it, so I’ll definitely use it.
The two last bits I haven’t mentioned yet are the Haloscope highlighter in Quartz and the Stretch Concealer in Light. I use both daily, I adore everything about the highlighter. The colour is lovely, it applies smoothly and the effect is gorgeous. Not too out there and yet present. The concealer I first used under my eyes, which wasn’t a success. So I’ve been using it on red dots, scars and my reddish cheeks where it does a great job. It’s so smooth and nourishing that it’s almost too good to be true that it also packs some decent coverage, but it does.
Whoa, this article took me ages to write! It’s almost a book but I wanted to give you all my thoughts on the range at once. I’ll be doing updates soon but if you have questions in the mean time, shoot.