Glossier just dropped by Toronto a couple of days ago and I grabbed that opportunity to try out some of their products. I haven’t tried anything from Glossier so I did my research before going there because I know it’s going to be packed. I’ve heard so many things about this brand that I couldn’t miss popping by to check it out. A lot of their products are very sheer and natural which is what I’m all for these days.
Aside from the actual products, they’re giving away a sample of the milky jelly cleanser, their famous sticker pads, that pink zip bag, and a black tote that says “Skin is In”.
I know there’s been a lot of reviews about Glossier products but here I am jumping on the bandwagon and giving my two cents. Note that I won’t be reviewing Generation G cause I’m planning to give it away.
Boy Brow, C$20 (shade Brown)
I’m super impressed with this brow gel! I have very thin eyebrow hair and this gel made it look like I have a lot of hair! The volume it provides is very natural, non-shiny, non-crispy looking! I look like I have naturally thick brows! I can honestly say, “THE HYPE IS REAL!”
- Buildable volume
- Doesn’t clump
- No shine
- Not stiff
- Lasts all day
Haloscope, C$27 (shade Quartz)
This one’s a cream highlight, perfect for people who prefer a natural glow. I picked up the shade Quartz, which apparently has real Rose Quarts, coconut oil, castor seed oil, and sweet almond oil. Sounds enticing! Highlighting sticks are a bit tricky for me to apply. It’s a worry for some because these sticks might move the foundation you applied underneath. I do feel the same way that’s why I feel like the Haloscope favors light-makeup-days. The highlight is not beaming and not glittery. It provides a natural sheen that somehow makes my skin healthy. The consistency is a bit sticky upon application and it doesn’t dry out matte throughout the day. I wouldn’t recommend this product if your skin is a bit on the oily side. I think it’ll slide off easily for other skin types. It could also look borderline greasy. But personally, it’s working well for me. What disappointed me was that I didn’t realize how little the tube has. I twisted the tube up and found only about 2 cm of the product or even less. But let’s be real, I won’t go through it that fast anyway.
- Natural sheen/glow
- Moisturizing on its own
- Note that it only has 0.19 oz / 5.5 g
- Could make you look greasy (depends on your skin type)
- Not for people who like the blinding type of highlight
Stretch Concealer, C$22 (shade Medium)
I’ve never tried concealers in pots just because I don’t like dipping my hands into them. I picked this up because I’ve heard YouTubers talking so highly of it. It did its job covering up things to be covered and moisturized my skin at the same time. I like how sheer it is but it still covered up my pores and dark spots. Sticking to their “no-makeup”/natural look, this concealer provides a very dewy look but it can easily be set matte with a setting powder. Key ingredients include Beeswax, Avocado oil, Jojoba oil, Cocoa Butter.
- Sheer but buildable
- dewy finish
- Not long lasting
- Comes in a pot
- Limited shade range
- Not full coverage
- Could move around on more oily skin types
Overall, Glossier is very easy to love. Their marketing and aesthetics are on point and I love how they put more emphasis on “your skin but better” kind of makeup. I loved everything I got (esp. boy brow) and I’ll probably keep giving my money to their products in the future. I do believe Glossier is coming to Toronto permanently *(fingers crossed).
What do you think about Glossier? What are the products you’ve tried??
Thanks for dropping by!