Into The Gloss(ier) Edit

Friday, May 4, 2018

I present you with not only a Blessed post about Glossier, but also a quote from the legendary Cady Heron: ‘The limit doesn’t exist.’ But what makes us different is that she was talking about a math equation and I’m talking about makeup and skincare. Shocker I know, but Cady would respect me because I made my first Glossier order. Clearly I can’t have enough stuff in my collections. And Glossier’s theme color is pink, what’s better than that?

I could never decide on what to order but I had some idea of what I wanted to try. The makeup didn’t really speak to me, other than Boy Brow, which my friend gave me. I also got the Haloscope highlighter stick too which is unlike anything I’ve ever owned. I finally placed my first order not too long after and decided to go for the Balm Dot Com and Milky Jelly Cleanser (!!).

To be honest the makeup is more do it yourself/no brush needed which isn’t really my cup of tea. That makes me sound more difficult than I am but whatever. Glossier’s skincare was way up my alley, so I ordered the Milky Jelly Cleanser ‘cos everyone knows I’m a sucker for a cleanser. The Balm Dot Com is a uber loved by the masses via Instagram and everywhere else, the hard part was just deciding on which one to choose. My thoughts? Get ready.

Boy Brow in Brown

Shoutout to my genetics for blessing me with full eyebrows. Not quite on Cara Delevingne or Lily Collins level, but I’d like to think my eyebrows are their envious cousins. I get them done maybe 5 or 6 times a year because I’m lazy and forgetful, even though I love my brow lady too. Benefit’s Gimme Brow is a long time brow taming made easy gel but alas, it was recalled late last year (and has since returned, but we’re not here for that). Thankfully, Boy Brow is a dupe for this popular brow gel. It’s also like, half the cost. Win.

I liked it because it’s the same brush concept as Gimme Brow, richly pigmented, and makes brow taming easy in a couple strokes. I like to go in with Anastasia Brow Definer (in Medium Brown) then finish up with my new trusty Boy Brow in Brown. 10/10 would recommend. You will also probably use this until you buy your first house because this stuff lasts forever.

Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter in Quartz

Usually I stray away from cream/stick highlighters because they’re usually on the low glow side and I like to look like a light bulb. However, this dewy glowy skin in a stick is the answer to a healthy, glowy complexion. To achieve that maximum I-tried-but-really-didn’t I like to go in with my fingers by warming up the product then tapping it along my cheekbone. The trick is to master a tap and pat motion for a true dewy finish that will make you look at your cheekbones in every reflective surface possible. Or maybe that’s just me, idk.

Balm Dot Com in Birthday Cake

If you’re a true 90’s kid, or in that range for those who sadly aren’t, you’ll remember the golden days of Lip Smackers that tasted like every sweet imaginable before you inevitably lost them. The Birthday Cake Balm Dot Com reminds me of my childhood with every swipe of this rich balm. Fun fact: the taste is inspired by Milk Bar’s famous cakes, which I’ve never had but hope to one day.

I love this because it keeps my lips smooth and hydrated without that slippery, tacky feel of other lip balms. A little goes a long way too. I still love the Fresh Sugar chapstick for the same reasons but sometimes it’s fun to have options.

I love this so much that I can’t wait to order the three other flavors that are on my list.

Milky Jelly Cleanser

After Boy Brow, this was the most highly anticipated Glossier item I couldn’t wait to try. Cleansing is my favorite part of my skincare routine (hence my url change -hehe). This cleanser definitely starts the whole process which makes it the first part of my double cleanse. I use this first on dry skin, rinse, and then proceed to another cleanser.

I think I overhyped this cleanser in my head because when I first used it I thought, ‘This is it?’ I guess I just expected to see my makeup break up dramatically and some lather to come with the water I splashed on my face. However, the more I use it, the more I grow to like it. It’s a great go to for the first part of a double cleanse or a one step for minimal makeup removal.

Side note: I don’t use it on my eyes because I don’t trust any liquid near my eyes besides Garnier Micellar Water on a cotton round since I wear contacts and keep them in through cleansing. I’m sure other people do use it, I’m just not one of them!

All in all, I am in LOVE with my new Glossier products and their whole image. Everything is aesthetically pleasing, simple, and perfect in any collection. It’s just about making decisions...but try not to take as long as me.

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