Glossier 101 | The Makeup

If you've visited my blog for even just a second, you'll probably know what a Glossier fangirl I am. Even before I was a rep for the brand, I needed to order every new release the second it came out and I fell head over heels for everything. Since their range is just growing and growing, I thought I'd take a couple posts to go over the current products in the lineup - what I like, what I dislike, and what you need right now.

The Perfecting Skin Tint was one of Glossier's original core products, and it now has a new home on the website's makeup section. It's just like the name sounds - a sheer tint for the skin that evens out skintone but won't cover blemishes. I love light coverage bases, so this is one of my favorites I always go back to. It seems to gently lift and firm the skin as well. It leaves the skin looking super dewy and fresh, so much so that I treat it as an extension of my skincare. I pretty much use it no matter what.

Glossier's first foray into legitimate, makeup-makeup was with the cult-favorite Boy Brow. This has become my holy grail brow product, sometimes being the only thing I need to put in my brows. It's basically an all-in-one product: it thickens, fills in, and holds your brows in place. Rather than crunchy gels, it's a creamy wax formula that stays soft and pliable instead of crispy. Your brows look like your own brows, just super well-behaved. Brown is my go-to for day to day, but I've been loving Clear* on no-makeup days to keep my brows in check and looking groomed.

After brows came the Stretch Concealer. Like the Skin Tint, this focuses on keeping a skin-like look and finish. It's not a super high coverage concealer, but it gets the job done for me. It doesn't cake up or dry out my skin. In fact, it keeps a bit of a dewy finish on the skin so everything looks natural and glowy. It's formulated with elastic micro waxes that move with the skin, hence the "stretch" in the name. This is my holy grail for undereye circles.

Completing the Phase Two Set with the Boy Brow and Stretch Concealer are the Generation G Sheer Matte Lipsticks. These are the first of their kind that I had ever used - they apply like a lip balm, but are somehow sheer and matte at the same time. They give the lips a subtle, popsicle-stained effect. They've updated the formula, which I'm really happy about - the original was a bit drying. The new formula actually feels balmy on the lips while still having a matte finish - I'm tempted to pick up Like, my favorite soft pink shade, in the new formula. There are six shades with something for everyone, from a peachy nude to a deep berry. They're quite adaptable as well because they're so sheer - you can apply a subtle wash to let more of your natural lip shade show through, or build them up to a more intense stain.

If I had to choose one favorite makeup product from Glossier, I think it would have to be Haloscope. I'm a highlighter fiend as it is, and Glossier has made the most perfect one. These contain real crystal extracts around a solid oil core to give the dewiest glazed-donut sheen. Quartz is my absolute favorite, although I love Topaz for a bronze look and Moonstone for an opalescent, other-worldly glow. They're super smooth on the skin and don't feel tacky, although if your skin is oily you may want to apply with caution (just tap it on with your fingers!). I apply it most heavily on my cheekbones and blend upward to my browbones.

My favorite blush formula is now from Glossier - the Cloud Paints have quickly become a favorite since their launch at the beginning of March. I thought I would only use two shades, Puff and Dusk, but I've found all four shades incredibly flattering and wearable. They seem super pigmented at first glance, but the gel-cream formula sheers out easily and applies like a second skin. Collagen and blurring powders help to plump up the skin and apply seamlessly. These have really made me embrace blush - before I was afraid my cheeks were already too rosy for it, but now I just own it and like a healthy flush.

The last makeup bit in the lineup for now is the Lip Gloss. This was released as part of a limited edition holiday collection last year, but it's recently made a comeback. It's just a beautiful clear gloss that's a must-have in everyone's collection. It's a thick, balmy gloss that contains Vitamin E to keep the lips hydrated. It never feels goopy or too sticky. There is a little tackiness, but it's the good kind that lets you know your gloss isn't going anywhere. Before I tried this last fall, I was all about a matte lip, but thanks to the Glossier gloss my mind has been changed - I'm so into a glossy lip.

If you want to try Glossier, you can get 20% off on your first order through my rep page. I do make a small commission on orders through my page, so even if it's not your first order, you can still use my page to support me! Or if that makes you uncomfortable, no worries - you can just shop directly through their website! I love Glossier and would never partner up with a brand I didn't truly use and stand behind.

Edit 9/27/17: Since publishing this post, Glossier has come out with another makeup product: Wowder. It's a lightweight, practically invisible setting powder that lets you control just how dewy you want to be. I love the glossy skin look I get from Glossier products, but I also really like that now I can take down the shine on my T-Zone. It's so finely milled and really blurs out pores. I haven't noticed any issue with flashback, either. I wasn't much of a powder-user before, but now I can't go a day without slapping a little bit of Wowder on.

Have you tried anything from Glossier?