I’ve always been a bit skeptical of Glossier. I’ve always been the type of girl who thinks, why on earth would you do “no-makeup makeup”? If I’m going to put something on my skin, I want to be able to tell.
In the last few months, however, I’ve felt a bit more drawn to this type of look. A more dewy, relaxed, dare I say it, cool-girl look. I chopped my hair off recently so apparently I’ve hit my quarter life crisis two years early?
When I randomly (or not so randomly) got an ad on Instagram for Glossier in Dallas, I jumped onto the website to sort out my priorities. I wanted to see what I was drawn to, even before touching anything, because I, Allison Messimer, have never tried anything from Glossier. Even I’m surprised.
Let’s get some basics about Glossier:
- the creators are beauty editors for Into The Gloss (a beauty website) so they know what they’re talking about.
- they have a great following amongst beauty influencers (think social media, bloggers, YouTubers), etc.
- they’re big on cruelty-free.
- they believe in the importance of skincare and making makeup easy.
If you’re looking for the ultimate Glossier fangirls, check out Allana Davison and Anna Newton – they’re where I get most of my Glossier thoughts.
Before stepping foot inside, here are the items that I seem the most drawn to:
- Glossier Phase 2 – Stretch Concealer, Boy Brow, and Generation G Lipstick
It was in a great location – right near the Velvet Taco (because who doesn’t love tater tots) on the corner of 75 and Henderson – and parking wasn’t too bad. I expected it to be crazy-crowded on a Monday at lunch, but I’d say there were about 30 people total in the shop.
The lighting was deceiving. I can’t blame the brand for this specifically, but I kept walking toward the door with products on my hand to truly see what the color was.
The girls on staff were great and always there to help if needed. They also had some super adorable jumpsuits on.
My favorite part was the photo collage wall.
I hate to say that I didn’t get many pictures of the event because there were people everywhere and I’m always wary of taking people’s pictures to put on my blog, sooooo check out Glossier’s Instagram for photos? Sorry!
My Experience With The Products:
My hands were covered in Glossier. I didn’t touch much of the skincare, but I got the chance to play with most of the makeup.
Cloud Paint Blush $18
This stuff felt beautiful (I tested Dusk), but I’m just not the kind of girl who likes working with cream blush. I’ve got oily skin and I find it can turn me into a grease ball. Also, I’ve got way more blush at home than I know what to do with.
*as a December 2018 update – I have since purchased this blush and wear it daily! So flattering and you only need the smallest bit.
Stretch Concealer $18
I really wanted to love this. I can’t say that there was anything wrong with it, but I just know myself enough to say that I’m more of a full coverage concealer girl (and putting my finger in the pot kinda weirds me out).
*Spoiler* this was the product that I purchased.
I’ve got to say that my purchase was definitely swayed by how I needed to replenish my Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, but I’ve also heard great things. The lid has a mechanism designed to make sure that powder doesn’t all sit at the very top.
I’m an oily gal, and thought this was a safe bet to try in the dewy-girl-Glossier-world.
Boy Brow $16
This seems great if you don’t have much to “fill in” in regards to your eyebrows (like me, thankfully). I’ve definitely stuck this on my list for future purchase, as the brush is small and precise, but right now I’ve been enjoying my eyebrow product from Pixi so I’ll put this on hold.
My co-worker Alex got it and it looks great! One of the biggest selling points for me regarding this is the color selection is great. I often find that I struggle to find a color deep enough for my deep-brunette brows, and the “brown” color for the Boy Brow was a perfect match. There was even a black! (I didn’t swatch the blonde because I’m not blonde, so I can’t comment on that).
*December 2018 update – I currently own this product and love it!
Generation G Lipstick $18
I was very curious about this product because I’m a lipstick hoarder.
I swatched all of the lipstick colors on my hand, but I couldn’t find one that I just had to have.
*December 2018 update – I currently have this lipstick in Jam and I’m not 100% sold on it. I have to really exfoliate my lips to use.
This is the kind of product you put on your fingers, warm up, and then put on your face. I can get behind that, but I have my Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter that is basically the same thing. It was really beautiful though.
Glossier You $60
I can’t say that I have a fully formed opinion, as I’m just working off a free sample from my purchase so far. I will say, however, that the packaging is beautiful and has a place to put your thumb. It sounds dumb, but felt great. Sorry, not sorry.
Milky Jelly Cleanser $18
This is another product that I’m only judging based off a free sample, but it felt great. I wasn’t wearing much makeup to begin with, but it seemed to do a good enough job.
Soothing Face Mist $18
I’m a fan, but my Mario Badescu spray seems to be basically the same thing.
Like I said, I didn’t get the chance to spend a lot of time playing with each of the products. I only get an hour for lunch, people 😉.
The purchasing process was painless, ordering from a girl with an iPad and picking up moments later behind the counter. I’m definitely a fan of the signature pink bubble-wrap Ziploc bag that comes with it, as well as assorted stickers and great samples.
I hope you learned a little bit, or enjoyed my littly bitty rant about this brand. I think that they get a lot of hype and work for a specific look, but they aren’t the end-all-be-all. They seem to do a few things well, and I wish them the best!
Have you tried Glossier? I’d love to hear your thoughts below in the comments!
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