Glossier Review

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Hey everyone!

Today I’m going to be doing a Glossier review because I know it’s a well-known brand right now, and I’ve gotten questions about how I like it before and what to buy. I figured this would be a helpful blog post to make because I’ve been using a couple of products for around a month now. Besides that, I had the opportunity to actually go to the Glossier showroom and have a shopping experience there, so I can tell you a little bit more about that as well.

I’ll start off by talking about my experience at the showroom. The showroom was so beautiful! It had many mirrors and stands with the products on them. There were lots of employees walking around who would take your order. After that, they would hand you a slip of paper with your products on it and you’d bring it up to the register. Once you’re there, they get you fresh products from the back and put it in one of their famous pink pouches with stickers. In general, the showroom is so pretty and totally fits Glossier’s aesthetic. It was really awesome to go to the store in person so that I could test out different shades of things. If you’re ever in Manhattan, I definitely recommend checking out their showroom if you want to try out their makeup or just take a few cute pictures.

I bought The Balm Dotcom in Rose and the Haloscope in Moonstone. I had heard a lot of people talking about the lip balm, so I wanted to give it a try. After swatching the highlighters on my wrist, I knew I had to add one to my shopping bag as well.

First, let’s talk about the Balm Dotcom. This lip balm is also a universal skin salve. I primarily use it as a lip balm, but if I have extra on my hands after using it, I’ll rub it into my cuticles because I do find it to be moisturizing. This balm does leave my lips feeling smooth and not greasy, and I do think it’s a good moisturizer. All of the flavored ones smelled so good, but the rose happened to be my favorite! I don’t love it as much as my Neutrogena MoistureShine lip balm, though. It’s a bit cheaper than Glossier’s balm, and I find that it heals my lips way better when they’re chapped and has SPF. However, by no means am I undermining the ability of this product. I would definitely still recommend it, but I would personally rely on it as a nice daily lip balm rather than a healing one for when your lips are super chapped and dry.

When I first started trying the Haloscope, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it. The first time I applied it, it felt sticky and peeled away my powder foundation. However, as time has passed, I have learned to love this highlighter. To start off with, instead of just gliding it on, I now use my finger to dab it on where I want it. This helps my foundation to stay in place. The highlighter is still a bit sticky because it is not oil-free, which is a little bit of a bummer. I know a lot of people like Glossier because of their natural looking products, but I wish they would also put some more natural ingredients into their cosmetics and skincare (for example, adding SPF and making things oil-free). However, this highlighter does look amazing on, and gives your face a natural glow that is definitely noticeable. I got mine in the shade moonstone because Topaz was too dark for me, and Quartz was pinky toned. I wanted a very natural color that would go with the tone of my skin. Moonstone worked perfectly!

Overall, I would recommend Glossier. It does have some really nice products, but if you have oily skin, you may want to stay away from the highlighters. I do think everything was a good purchase though, and some of the items do have nice and organic ingredients, such as moisturizing properties and natural antioxidants.

I hope this honest review gave some of you some insight and helped you out! If you have any more questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!

Here’s what I’m showing:

Balm Dotcom Universal Skin Salve in Rose

Haloscope in Moonstone

Check out Glossier’s website here!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol




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