If you don’t know about Glossier then you must have been living under a rock for the past three years. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it has become an iconic brand that has dared to change the way we think about makeup and skincare. Personally, there are several reasons why I love this brand. First, if you’re a lover of all things beauty (and of course you are because you’re still reading) you would have to admit that there are at least three items that you definitely would buy. Which three items varies depending on your needs. So here’s a rundown of some of there most iconic items and why you might fall in love with them. From skincare to makeup to body care it’s pretty amazing that a brand this young has managed to land on the vanities and in the bathroom cabinets of consumers young and old, male and female.
Milky Jelly Cleanser – I call this the “it” girl cleanser. It’s the cleanser that is really all about no fuss that will definitely leave you skin feeling clean, refreshed and soft to the touch. In case you didn’t already know, it is also contains the same ingredient that is used in contact solution making it safe to use in the eye area. The gel consistency melts your makeup and with a cleansing brush (Clarisonic is still my favorite) it will get off all your makeup with one wash.
Priming Moisturizer Rich – This product came about when customers started asking for a richer moisturizer that was more hydrating than the original Priming Moisturizer. While I liked the original Priming Moisturizer I used it on top of my regular moisturizer before applying my sunscreen and makeup. The reason for that was because the original Priming Moisturizer was rather watery and I wanted something a moisturizer that I could wear throughout the day that would give me a healthy glow without wearing makeup.
Solution – In a world where AHA and BHAs are dominating the market, this is a product that I can’t wait to use. Currently, I am using another AHA/BHA solution (trying it out for 4 weeks to give a thorough review). What makes Solution special is that it contains the lesser known PHA that has recently become popular. PHAs are not new and have pretty much been a staple in K-Beauty. These Polyhydroxy acids, are a third-generation of peeling ingredient that is just as effective, but less irritating than AHAs and BHAs. They promote a mild peeling by acting at a top surface level to smooth skin and improve overall tone. PHAs are also known for attracting moisture to prevent skin moisture loss while effectively exfoliating. So Glossier found a way to combine all three acids and based on reviews the results are extremely positive.
Soothing Face Mist – This is the perfect daily mist. It contains rosewater and aloe so it’s soothing and hydrating and preps the skin for the rest of your skincare regimen. It’s also a great skin refresher in the winter when the skin tends to need extra hydration and in the summer because it contains aloe it also has a cooling effect.
Invisible Shield – You have no idea how happy I was when this launched. Now we all know that we should never leave the house without sunscreen, but for us with darker skin tones we hate that gray or purple cast that sometimes appears. This product leaves no cast and by no cast I mean NO CAST! With SPF 35 it gives you excellent sun protection. It also gives you that Glossier glow so you can go out looking radiant with little to no makeup.
Perfecting Skin Tint – This is literally the makeup that is “you only better”. First, let me start off by saying that if you are looking for full coverage then this isn’t the product for you. This is really a skin tint. Your natural skin will show through no matter how much you pack on. It melts right into the skin, giving you a lit from within glow. How does it do that? The two ingredients that make this possible are diamond powder and glycerin. The diamond powder has a blurring and brightening effect while the glycerin retains moisturizer giving your skin a healthy glow. The only downside, which is actually not a real downside is that there are only five shades. However within those five shades you will definitely find a shade that is works well with your skin since the shades are somewhat flexible. One tip that I found that is effective in creating an effortless sculpted look is buying two shades. My two shades are Deep and Rich. For the center of the face I use deep and using Rich as kind of a contour shade I use it around the perimeter of my face.
Stretch Concealer – While most everyday makeup wearers do not like their concealer to move, this one does but in a really good way. because of the smooth consistency it glides across the skin and never looks heavy. The coverage is buildable and also comes in the same five shades as the Perfecting Skin Tint. Tap and press into problem areas as you would your regular concealer and watch blemishes literally disappear.
Wowder – Set, sculpt or wear it alone this is a great powder. It’s super lightweight and never look caked on. It reduces the appearance of shine and pores for those days when you don’t want to be glowy but won’t leave you looking flat.
Haloscope – That highlight though. Formulated with actual crystals this is one of the first highlighters I ever used. What makes this special is that it also contains essential skincare ingredients such including sweet almond oil and vitamin E, which are both nourishing to the skin.
Boy Brow – Perfect brows that don’t look like you worked for it because you really didn’t. If there was one makeup product that I have to have in my arsenal it’s definitely this product. Let’s face it, not all of us will have the time to get those Instagram brows, but naturally groomed brows are in. Just a few strokes and you can polish your entire look.
Cloud Paint – I used to be afraid of cream blushes for fear that I would end up looking like I needed to join the circus. The amount of pigment can be a little intimidating at first, but the trick to wearing this is warming it between your finger tips before gently tapping onto the apples of your cheeks. I’m especially fond of the shade Haze as it’s a pretty berry color that gives the perfect amount of flush to darker skin tones.
Body Hero Duo – When this first came out, I didn’t rush out to get this and even after a few visits to the Glossier showroom, I wasn’t totally convinced. Then I went home and did a little research on the ingredients and finally decided to give the products a try. I’ll be honest—I don’t hate it, I just don’t love it. Would I buy it again? Maybe…What I will say is that of the two product the Daily Oil Wash was my favorite. My skin did feel soft and I really enjoy the scent. It doesn’t foam like my other body washes but it did feel like it was nourishing and I did feel clean and there was no trace of oil residue.
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