Well, friends, yours truly is now a Glossier Rep! While I’m not entirely certain how we got here (it might have something to do with the dozens of Glossier purchases over the last few years), I’m definitely excited for where we’re headed.
A little about the rep program, before we dive in! I now have a signature shopping link that you can use to shop Glossier with me! All new customers get 20% off their first order, and existing customers get free shipping on orders of $30 or more, which is standard across the site. There’s absolutely no pressure to shop with me – I don’t hold any inventory and am only in this for kicks and giggles. So let’s have fun with this! As your rep, I’ll receive a small commission on any purchases made through my link, and I’ll also get the inside scoop on upcoming products, which I’m excited to share with you! I vow to never pressure you to shop, and only to tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The main reason I said yes to becoming a rep is that I genuinely love and use so many of the products, so it seemed easy and natural for me to have an excuse to gab more about them. So let’s get to the good stuff and gab away!
Let’s kick things off with skincare, shall we?
Milky Jelly Cleanser – 5 stars, have repurchased several times and will continue to do so. This gel cleanser is one of my very favorite Glossier products. It doesn’t lather and it leaves my skin feeling soft and clean and it doesn’t strip away moisture. I use one pump, spread it on my dry face, massage it in, and then rinse it off. It doesn’t substitute for a good eye-makeup remover (what cleanser does?) so if I’m wearing stubborn makeup I’ll use a wipe or an oil cleanser first. The rosewater adds a glorious scent that feels luxurious. Love love love.
Priming Moisturizer – 4 stars, not currently using since I’m on an oil kick. This is an all-around good moisturizer, which really can’t be overrated. I didn’t love it at first because it’s so basic and not flashy, but not all moisturizers need to be. There’s hyaluronic acid in this that leaves your skin feeling nice and plump, and makeup goes on smooth after this, no pilling. It’s not exciting, but it definitely gets the job done. I’ll use this during the day, especially in the summer when my skin is at its oiliest.
Priming Moisturizer Rich – 5 stars, will repurchase. This is the fancy big sister to the Priming Moisturizer, and I have to say that I love her the most. The lavender scent is calming, and while this cream is nice and thick, it absorbs like a dream and doesn’t leave a greasy feel. Makeup goes on smooth over it, and while it’s a little heavy for me in the summer, it’s my saving grace during winter. This totally replaced my former bread & butter moisturizer, Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar, and it’s a better product at a better price. All around win.
Invisible Shield – 4 stars, will repurchase, begrudgingly. One of the reasons I hesitated to go full Glossier with my routine initially is that they didn’t have an SPF for a long time. Well they’ve fixed that, and the formula is awesome, non-greasy, and doesn’t pill. But my first thought when I got this: “What is this, an SPF for ants?!” It’s tiny, you guys. Like 1 ounce. I mean, I’ll keep paying for it because I love it and haven’t found anything I like remotely as much. But come on, Glossier, we can do a little better.
The Supers – 3.5 stars, will repurchase select serums. So these three products, Super Pure, Super Bounce, and Super Glow, are a great introduction to the serum world. I’ve only tried Super Bounce and Super Glow, but I’ve heard great things about Super Pure for those who deal with frequent breakouts. Of the two that I’ve tried, Super Bounce is my favorite and the one I’ll probably go back to. The hyaluronic acid plumps my skin like no other. Super Glow was a little on the watery side, but I felt like it was effective over time. I’ve just found a vitamin C serum that I prefer to this one, so I don’t think I’ll go back to Super Glow. Again, this is a great place to start if you’re new to the world of serums!
Mega Galaxy Greens Pack – 3.5 stars, might repurchase as a gift. I like this mask, but am not in love with it. It’s a gentle, detoxifying mask that leaves my face feeling soft, but I don’t see any noticeable difference from using it. It’s a perfectly nice mask, don’t get me wrong, but I wasn’t wowed by it. I’ll probably give the mask duo as a gift though, because it’s quite nice in conjunction with Glossier’s other mask.
Moisturizing Moon Mask – 4.5 stars, will repurchase. Now this is a mask I can get behind. I love following any sort of exfoliating or detox treatment with this moisturizing mask. My favorite way to use this mask, though, is to ditch the 20 minute instruction and slather this on as an overnight mask. I wake up with bouncy, baby soft skin. It’s wonderful, but I don’t think 20 minutes is long enough to witness any miraculous results.
Soothing Face Mist – 3.5 stars, might repurchase? So this was one of my very first Glossier purchases, and for a time I loved it. I used to carry it everywhere. But I’ve honestly forgotten about face mists since the summer season hit – maybe I’ll go back to it this winter? All in all, it’s a nice rosewater face mist, though it does sting the eyes a bit.
Balm Dot Com – 5 stars, desert island product, will never not repurchase. I’ve been a diehard aquaphor fan forever, but balm dot com is prettier and better. The cherry flavor, while a bit medicinal, leaves a great flush on the lips (reminiscent of Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers, a childhood staple). The rose balm is my everything, my moon and my stars. The cake flavor is fun with the bit of added shimmer. I’ve yet to try the original, mint, or coconut, but I imagine all good things. I’d probably only use the original or rose as anything besides a lip product. But I’m committed to carrying a tube on me at all times, with extras in my bedside table, toiletry case, and my camera bag. It’s a love affair that I’m not looking to quit.
Body Hero – 4 stars, will repurchase. I wasn’t going to try this, but Glossier’s body inclusive marketing for this campaign was just so dang good. I love the formula of the oil wash – it lathers nicely and leave my skin feeling soft but not stripped. The perfecting cream has a slight shimmer and absorbs immediately, which is my favorite feature. The only thing I’d caution you on is the fragrance. My friend, Jessie, said it reminded her of an old lady, but I’ve actually grown to like it a lot. It’s a warmer scent, with orange blossom and neroli. If you’re not picky about your fragrances, this is definitely worth a try because the formulas are on point and they feel luxurious.
And while we’re knee deep in products, we might as well soldier on to the makeup aisle!
Perfecting Skin Tint – 4 stars, will repurchase. This is a product that you have to set your expectations for. Minimal coverage means minimal. If that’s up your alley, then this is an all-around great product. It just barely blurs your skin, leaving a healthy, dewy glow that’s not greasy. I’ve found that this is easiest to just blend with my fingers. This is my go-to face product because I want my skin to look like skin, you know?
Stretch Concealer – 4.5 stars, will repurchase. This concealer blends nicely and doesn’t crease, with the disclaimer that this is not for heavy undereye coverage. If find that it does a good job concealing the occasional spot, and I use it under my eyes knowing that it won’t erase dark circles, but it at least brings me back to the land of the living. The finish is dewy, which I either leave for that glowing look, or set with powder.
Boy Brow – 5 stars, refuse to live without. If I could change one thing about my wedding day look, it would be my brows. I was 21, too young to know the real importance of eyebrows. Bless it. Once I discovered the world of eyebrows, and that I, too, could have them, I was hooked. For a while there I dedicated to Anastasia’s brow products, but often found that the blonde shade was either too red or too ashy for me. Then boy brow came into my life, and I’ve never looked back. It’s easy and polished and it stays put. I couldn’t ask for more in a brow product!
Generation G – 3 stars, might repurchase. Listen, don’t confuse this with a lipstick. It’s more of a matte sheer color than anything else. Don’t expect moisturizing or longwear from this formula. What it does do is give you a perfectly imperfect – not-trying-too-hard lipstick look, and most of the shades are on point. I personally use “cake”, “like”, and “crush”. “Like” is the perfect your-lips-but-better shade for me, but I honestly prefer a more moisturizing formula.
Cloud Paint – 5 stars, will repurchase. This liquid blush is unlike anything I’ve ever tried and I LOVE it! I use “dusk” below my cheekbones for a half-assed attempt at “contouring” and I use “beam” on the apples of my cheeks for the perfect flush of color. These tubes are tiny, but the product is so pigmented it’ll take me ages to go through it. I used the same blush for years (classic Nars Orgasm) and was so bored by it – but cloud paint is so much fun!
Haloscope – 4 stars, will repurchase. I love a stick highlighter, and this one has the perfect amount of shimmer that’s universally flattering. I use “quartz” along my cheekbones and temple. The only downside (and this is true for any stick highlighter) is that you can’t layer this on top of a full coverage foundation that been set with powder – it’ll totally smear that layer. But for lighter-coverage dewy looks, this is your best friend.
Wowder – 4 stars, will repurchase. This is another product I wasn’t going to buy, but Glossier marketing sucked me in. I’m not a big powder user and in fact the only one I owned previously was a pressed powder from Estee Lauder, circa 2010. So clearly, this is an upgrade. I use this with the brush and I really like the whole trampoline mechanism as a way to reduce the mess that inevitably comes with loose powder. It mattes my face while still letting my skin look like skin. My pores look tiny and there’s no shine all day, so I’m definitely into it.
Lip Gloss – TBD! This is the one makeup product I haven’t tried yet. I hear good things, but it’s a clear lipgloss, which I sort of don’t get. Maybe if I was into lip stains, this would make a nice moisture layer, but I’m a balm gal all the way.
Overall Glossier Brand Rating – 5 stars, super love. While I don’t think all Glossier products are perfect, I absolutely love and support what Glossier is doing for the beauty industry. They’re giving power to the consumer by formulating with the customer in mind, and they’re spreading the message that skin is in and makeup is a choice. I grew up thinking that makeup was mandatory to look acceptable, and it’s been a long journey to set myself free from those constraints. Glossier has played a big role in helping me embrace my skin, care for it, and feel beautiful in it. Their motto is: skincare first, makeup second, smile always.
Oh, and how does this relate to my quest for green beauty? Glossier is cruelty free, with almost entirely vegan, sulfate-free, and paraben-free products. From my searches on the EWG and Think Dirty, I’m happy to say that my Glossier items are healthier than the products I was choosing before. Win-win-win.
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