It’s unavoidable. There’s no way that this is the first time you are hearing about Glossier because frankly, I feel a little late in the game with this post. If you haven’t been following them on Instagram, you should. If you haven’t stopped by their incredible NYC showroom, you should. If you haven’t gotten your hands on at least one of their beautifully-millennial-pink-packaged-products. Jesus Christ, you really, really should.
I know, for a while, I too didn’t believe the hype - even from some of my best friends. But then I did it. I basically threw out 95% of my other makeup and replaced it with, you guessed it, Glossier. And in case you don’t read the fine print on my posts below, (like most of my blog posts, I wasn’t paid for this) I, Libby Rasmussen, reached out to Glossier for this collab, because I wanted to really see what the fuss was all about. So, real talk, here’s what they sent me and here’s what I loved. Spoiler alert: everything.
Now let’s talk the products I use, one by one. While I haven’t tried every single Glossier product, I have a pretty good idea of what they really have to offer. And my skin has been living proof of just how great both the makeup and skincare are.
Skin Milk Cleanser – DREAAAAAMY AF. I get the most questions about this because I think people like to stick with their skincare systems and I get it, it can be scary to venture out and try something new. As someone who doesn’t struggle with acne (knock on wood) I can’t speak to how this clears skin, although one of my best friends who has struggled with adult acne, said it has done miracles for her complexion. I personally love it for the silkiness and its ability to really remove all of my makeup gently. While I love a good scrub once and a while, giving my skin a break and pampering it with skin milk.
Priming Moisturizer – I truly can’t get enough of this shiiiii. I rush out of the shower, ice roll, and immediately put this on my face and décolletage. I use small pea-sized dots around my face and honestly, it takes serious restraint not to smother my entire body in this stuff. It’s really that dreamy. It’s cool, it smells fantastic, and it applies gently and leaves my skin feeling moisturized but not greasy.
Balm Dotcom – Ding Ding Ding this is the BEST in my book. The smell, the thickness, the taste, everything. So damn good. I particularly love the Coconut balm dotcom which you can use on your lips, cuticles, elbows, heels, really anywhere that needs some love. For me, this is 100% my elbows so I loved putting a little on my lips and using the excess on those dry little ‘bows. I was also sent the cherry balm dotcom which is tinted red but also smells fantastic. One night, I left the house without remembering blush and just took a little of the cherry balm and dabbed it on my cheekbones. Easy.
Cloud Paint – PIGMENT PIGMENT PIGMENT. I am so pleasantly surprised with how pigmented this liquid blush is. I was given the Dusk shade, which I love because well frankly, I’ve never used a peachy-colored blush before this. All you need is the smallllllest dab and you’re good to go. I also use it on my eyelids for a dewier look. I have a strong feeling I will be purchasing Puff and Haze in the very near future. Best part, you can blend them together for fun custom shades.
Haloscope – I was sent the Moonstone, which is probably the most neutral and subtle of the three highlighters and it was great for everyday use. It blends super well and goes on incredibly smooth. I will say, I really want to try the Topaz color for evening or times I’m feeling extra and want to really shine. Next to the Boy Brow, this was many of my friends’ favorite product.
Boy Brow – Since getting my brows microbladed, I’ve had the best time with my brows. LOL it’s really been a great year together. Always a fan of the bushier/darker brows (I used to gently brush mascara on them to darken them) now, I don’t need much coloring and have been loving the clear boy brow. Hands down this is the #1 product that my Glossier friends love and use most. Also, you can use it in under 7 seconds. Seriously, SEV-VEN SECONDS. They even tested this out one day at the Glossier headquarters and trust me, it can be done. Unlike a lot of brow gels, it’s lightweight and is a great product to help keep them brows in place and more importantly, effortlessly bold. I don’t leave the house without brushing my teeth, and now, my brows.
Generation G – I was sent the Generation G lip in Zip (poppy red) and typically I shy away from any red glosses, stains, or sticks but this one is just different. It’s incredibly light and really just heightens my lip color rather than changing it completely. I think as winter approaches and I wear more neutral colors, I will be more likely to use this color. But for now, I already have my heart set on getting the Crush.
Overall, what I’ve loved most about all of these products and being a “Glossier Girl” is how much I’ve just learned to embrace (clap) what (clap) I (clap) got.
“It’s so subtle. If anything, the criticism would be that our products are too subtle than too intense. But I think that’s so important to be able to build. So few of us are makeup artists. We want the products to be universally flattering, to be very intuitive, very easy.” None of the products require brushes; it’s all designed to be slapped on in the back of the cab.”
-Founder, Emily Weiss
Truly effortless. Believe me, believe the hype. Try it out and see for yourself. Ask for it for the holidays. Give it to your Mom, your sister, your bridesmaids. Hell highlight your cat for all I care, just try it. SHOP BELOW!
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were given to me as a partnership with Glossier. All of my opinions (as always) are my own and I only write about products, people, and places that I love and support. If you purchase from the links in this post, I will receive a small affiliate bonus for the reccs – so go head and get your shoppin on.