Glossier: One Brand Review
Hey guys! So if you visit my blog often, you know that I post a lot of new hauls and things that I love picking up when there are good deals or sales and such. A few weeks ago I did a post where I showed you guys three things that I picked up from Glossier (here is the previous post) .Well, I’ve had a proper amount of time to test all the products out and so I figured it would be good to review some of the products and share what worked for me and what didn’t. That said, let’s get started.
Glossier Haul Review:
- Glossier Balm Dotcom in Cherry
I usually save the best for last, but I just couldn’t wait to talk about this product. Now for many of you, this might not be too exciting and you’ll be like Neha, it’s just a lip balm, like calm down. And while I do agree that lip balms aren’t the most glamorous thing to talk about, I do want to tell you about this particular one. For a while now, my skin type has just been progressively getting drier and drier. To the point that now even my lips are constantly chapped and peeling. Doesn’t sound too appealing does it? Yeah, so I decided I wanted upgrade to something more than just a chapstick you know. And after some research, I saw that the current most trending lip balms were this one, the Glossier cherry balm dot com and the Nuxe Reve de Miel. Because I’d been dying to try more from the brand, I wanted to do a glossier purchase anyway. Hence, I decided to pick up the balm dotcom. And let me tell ya, best decision ever. This lip balm has saved my lips and I’ve only had it for about a month. Every night, without fail I use this lip balm. For me, this is definitely a nighttime lip balm kinda thing because it doesn’t have any glossy, juicy tint to it nor SPF as far as I know. And I use either glosses or lipsticks in the day time anyway. However, for nighttime, this is the most perfect balm. The thing I like the most is that it lasts. When you wake up in the morning, this doesn’t totally evaporate off of your lips. You can still feel the hydration and moisture in your lips. And trust me, it prepares your lips for the driest liquid lipstick you can think of to put on your lips in the morning. Another thing I love is that this is a salve. So it’s good for your lips, but also for other areas. I mainly use this on my lips along with my cuticles because that’s another thing I struggle with- dry cuticles. The texture is also perfect, it’s not too greasy, not too slippy, or too waxy feeling. It just feels like a nice healthy balm. The only time I don’t use it is when I simply let my inner blogger out and rotate different balms just for the sake of having some variety. But in all honesty, I could easily live out my life on this one balm. I’m making some tall claims here, but you know I’m good for it 🙂
Miscellaneous: This retails for $12.00 which I think is really a reasonable price to pay for a quality product that will last you a good few months. Purchase link. The balm dotcoms come in a variety of flavors and also in an original scent. I got 20% off my order and I have a link for you guys for 20% off as well. I’ll post it at the end of the post.
- Glossier Boy Brow
You know how every brand has that one product that made them famous and put them on everyone’s radar? The Glossier boy brow is that product. This and the balm dotcom are definitely going on my repurchase list. As far as the best product goes, gun to head, I wouldn’t be able to pick which one I like the most. Okay, I lied. Maybe this one 😉 So everyone and their dog has raved about the boy brow, but I’ll still go ahead and add my two cents. This product is everything you’ll ever want or need from a brow pomade. First of all, the shade is perfect for me. I use the shade black and I was worried that it would be too harsh and sharpie ish since I have black brown hair. But holy crap, this is perfect. This pomade gives you the most natural looking brows ever yet it manages to volumize the hell out of them. If you look at the picture above, I’ve tried to show you the effect it gives your brows. My left brow has no product in it and looks thin and scraggly. The other has just this pomade run through it and look at the instant fullness it gives my brows! And this is without even having filled them in. If I were to fill my brows in with a pencil and then swipe the boy brow over it, I’d have instagram worthy brows if I do say so myself. I’m a pomade convert now. This product just honestly deserves all the hype it gets and more. The brush of the product is perfect too. It is really little so that you’re able to get a really precise brow application. But not so little, that it takes forever for you to fill in your brows. And don’t even get me started on the staying power. One day, I woke up and was rushing out to school (what’s new) and I just quickly put this on my brows and not one ounce of makeup on the face other than this. When I got home that day, I was exhausted and the minute I hit the bed, I was out like a light. The next morning when I woke up, my brows were still in place! I mean they were exactly how I’d left them when I’d used it the morning before. Incredible. And no crunchy, or sticky consistency to this product. Just pure perfection! Ay caramba!
Miscellaneous: Available in Blonde, Brown and Black. Retails for $16.00 on the Glossier website.
- Glossier Soothing Face Mist
If you thought that this post was in any way sponsored or I was just raving about this brand to be fake, think again. The Glossier soothing face mist is one of the worst, if not THE worst face mists I have ever used. I am in no way being harsh, it honestly is just the reality. So, a face mist is usually used to give back some hydration to your face after you’ve cleaned it or even as a refreshing spritz on a hot summer’s day. Notice how the product title says soothing face mist. I have never felt any product, be it toner, makeup remover, cleanser, spritzer whatever, that has burned my eyes as much as this has. And no, I do not have particularly sensitive eyes. I mean this just one of the worst purchases I have ever made. I am so disappointed in it. Apart from the burning eye issue, when you spritz this on your face, instead of soothing that tight feeling that cleansers leave sometimes, this exacerbates it! Hell, some of my good cleansers leave my face nice and soft and not stripped at all. But when I use this product after that, my face just starts to feel supremely dry, itchy and extremely irritated. And again, I do not have sensitive skin whatsoever. Maybe this is just a personal reaction to the product, but I have heard and read online from many people who’ve reacted the same way. And what makes me the most annoyed is that, if you’re gonna charge $18.00 for a glorified rose water spray, how hard is it for you to get the formula right? I mean the first thing the product testers would have to test is that this doesn’t burn anyone’s eyes. Because c’mmon, when you spray things on your face, they are going to get near your eye area. Oh oh, did I mention that every time I use this product I literally squeeze my eyes shut and put a hand over my eyes to protect them, and yet this frigging product burns! I mean keeping my hands over my eyes first of all covers quite a good portion of my face, so that portion doesn’t even get the spritz that it deserves. And honestly, I do not want to go through so much effort for a fucking face mist (pardon my french). I just couldn’t say enough bad things about this product. While I love the above two products, I absolutely despise this one. Me being the cheap college kid that I am, I’ll still use it to finish it up, because I paid good money for it. But hell will freeze over before I repurchase this again. Gahhhhh! Here’s the ingredients list:
Water (Aqua), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract.
The ingredients list is pretty small. But I did do a little off the top research, and the Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate has been found to be a potentially irritating ingredient for many. I am not a scientist, so a simple google search is what I did and is what I’m reporting here. In any case, this was $18.00 of my life wasted.
Miscellaneous: Retails for $18.00 on the Glossier website.
There you have it guys. My full review of some of the Glossier goodies I’ve tried so far. Just because I didn’t like one thing doesn’t mean that I won’t recommend this brand. In fact, soon, I’ll purchase some other things that I want to try from the brand. They do have some amazing gems in their arsenal. And their shipping service is one of the fastest I’ve seen. The way they send their products and the packaging and thought that they put into it, makes me more inclined to give this brand many more chances. Here is the 20% off link that I promised you guys. Or you can directly copy paste this link http://bff.glossier.com/dWr5z .
Have a fabulous Friday and a fantastic weekend loves,