Guide to Glossier: Part II

Glossier is one of those companies that has incredible brand loyalty – they have made quite a name for themselves in recent years, and I’m one of many loyal customers who keeps coming back for more. Maybe it’s the millennial pink packaging or the irresistible social media marketing, but it’s also the products – I love almost every single one I’ve tried, and many products are key players in my daily routine.

I recently picked up a few more products that I’ve been wanting to try, so I thought that rather than re-posting my previous reviews and writing about my growing collection, I’d build off off my last Glossier post.

I published my initial Glossier “guide” in late June – if you missed that, click here to read my mini reviews on the Birthday Balm Dotcom, Cloud Paint in Beam and Puff, Perfecting Skin Tint, Stretch Concealer, Lash Slick, Super Pure serum, Zit Stick, and Glossier You.

I want to preface this by saying if you decide to purchase anything (and I hope you do!),  use my Glossier link. This link gets you 10% off your purchase and also gives me some money in the bank to buy – you guessed it – more Glossier! Here’s the link:

In my most recent order, I picked up a new Cloud Paint in Dusk. Dusk is a brownish nude shade that looks like it can be used for either a sun-kissed blush or reddish-based bronzer for my skin tone. I love the Cloud Paint formula – the brand describes it as a “gel-cream blush you can’t mess up.” While I definitely can and have messed it up (a little goes a long way), I love these blushes. They look super natural and are great for days when you don’t want to feel caked with powder. I really like Dusk on my skin right now, which has the slightest bit of color to it since we are into August already. I’m not sure how it’ll work on me during the dead of winter, but it’s definitely a pretty shade. I’m going to try playing around with it more to see how it works as a bronzer or contour shade instead of a blush.


Wowder_Default_01_ShopGridI also ordered Glossier’s finishing powder, Wowder. I chose to get the set with the brush since I’m always on the hunt for the perfect-sized powder brush. I’ve used the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder for years, which is phenomenal and SO cheap, but it can be really messy. I like how Wowder has trampoline mesh as the dispenser for the powder – you just tap your brush on that and it dispenses the perfect amount without spewing powder everywhere. It’s really silky on the skin and helps to set the face with a slightly blurring effect. This one is a win for me, too. If you have plenty of brushes in your collection, skip on the brush set. I, however, can see myself using this brush for powder touch-ups or even for bronzer. It’s the perfect size to really get into crevices without being so tiny that it takes forever.

Generation GGlossier’s Generation G lipstick was reformulated late last year. I had never tried the original formula, but I’ve read that the new one has more glide to it, more pigment, and the packaging is less breakable. Plus, there’s 50% more product in the bullet but the lipstick is still the same price. I decided to give it a try and ordered the shade Like, a light, cool-toned pink. To be honest, I’m not blown away by this. I love a natural lipstick, but this barely shows up on me at all. My lips are a bit too pigmented naturally for this shade, I think. Perhaps if I had ordered one of the deeper shades it would show up more. It does, however, even out the tone of my lips and makes me look more put together, even if no one can tell that I’m actually wearing lipstick. Overall, I think this is a good formulation, but this color choice may not have been best for me. Besides that, why did I think I needed yet another cool-toned pink lipstick?!

Balm DotcomMy sister recently ordered the Stretch Concealer (per my recommendation) and, along with it, a new Balm Dotcom in the coconut scent. Naturally, I had to try it. I recently tossed out my Birthday Balm Dotcom because it was a few years old and had gotten pretty grimy. I love the coconut Balm Dotcom! It feels a lot creamier than the birthday variety, probably because it doesn’t have glitter flecks in it. It also has such a nice coconut scent that isn’t too sickly sweet. Of course, a few days after getting my package Glossier dropped the Berry Balm Dotcom, which has a berry scent and a berry tint. That’s definitely going in my cart for my next order.

Glossier BubblewrapOn a whim, I decided to pick up the Glossier Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Cream. I’m running low on my favorite eye cream, and being a blogger, I figured the more products to review the better. I’m pleasantly surprised by this one. When this dropped a few months ago, I read and watched mixed reviews. This is designed to pamper the most delicate skin on the face: the eyes and lips. It has a super emollient texture and is by far the most hydrating eye cream I have ever tried. I tap whatever excess is on my fingers onto my lips, too. This product is bigger than I’d imagined, so I’m hoping it lasts me a while. One pump is usually enough for both under eyes and eyelids.

Glossier Brow FlickWhen replacing my holy grail Lash Slick mascara a few weeks ago, I decided to grab the new Brow Flick as well. I have decent eyebrows, but they’re really sparse in some areas and no brow pencil or powder seems to do the trick (although my new favorite pencil is the Kylie Cosmetics brow pencil). Sometimes, even after filling in my brows, those sparse spots seem to just wipe away any product. Brow Flick is great for those spots, and for creating hair-like strokes wherever you need them. It’s packaged just like liquid liner, and comes in blonde, brown, and black. I got it in brown and have to use a light hand with it so that my eyebrows don’t look too dark, but it’s really great nonetheless. It seems to be waterproof, too, as it lasts all day – when I first swatched it on my hand, it stayed on through a full day of hand washing. While I haven’t tried it for this purpose yet, I have a feeling this product would be great for creating faux freckles, too.

That’s all for now! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!



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