The Ultimate Guide to Glossier

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If there’s one beauty brand that everyone has heard of, it’s Glossier. The brand that made no-makeup makeup a mainstream trend.

For years, minimalist makeup lovers have raved about the brand. I heard countless good things about Glossier’s Boy Brow, Cloud Paint, and Stretch concealer.

Despite all the rave reviews, I was a bit apprehensive about trying Glossier. Were any of the products going to be good?

Of course, curiosity got the better of me. I grabbed my credit card and ordered everything that caught my eye.

Now that I have tried the majority of Glossier’s products, I am putting together a comprehensive review of the brand.

I’ll be ranking every Glossier product I have tried from worst to best. You’ll find my honest review on everything from products to skip to the best glossier products.

About Glossier

Glossier is a popular beauty brand that was founded in 2014 by Emily Weiss, a former fashion assistant, and blogger. The company has quickly gained a massive following for its minimalist and effortless approach to beauty, which aims to enhance natural beauty rather than cover it up.

The brand’s mission is to “democratize beauty” by creating products that are easy to use and accessible to all. Glossier is known for its, millennial-pink packaging and its focus on high-quality, and effective products.

Glossier Skincare Products Ranked

Milky Oil

Glossier Milky Oil

Glossier Milky Oil is a gentle makeup remover that is designed to dissolve even the toughest makeup, including waterproof mascara, without leaving any residue or oiliness. Infused with micellar technology and nourishing ingredients like vitamin B5, this cleansing oil is suitable for all skin types.

Compared to Milky Jelly, Milky Oil is a more effective makeup remover. However, I just can’t justify buying this again. With a minimal makeup look, there is no need for a heavy-duty makeup remover. If you wear a lot of liquid eyeliner or waterproof mascara, you may need something like Milky Oil. However, I would recommend using a cleansing balm instead.

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Solution

Glossiers Solution

Glossier Solution is a chemical exfoliant that helps to improve the overall texture and clarity of the skin. The formula is powered by a blend of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that work together to gently dissolve dead skin cells, unclog pores and remove impurities. Infused with a soothing blend of aloe vera, glycerin, and niacinamide, this solution helps to reduce redness and irritation, leaving the skin looking smoother and brighter.

Unfortunately, Solution is a bit too intense for me. This product has some serious chemical exfoliants in it, making it a great pick for anyone looking to smooth skin texture, fade acne scars, and get rid of flaky skin. Again this is pretty potent stuff, so those with sensitive skin will want to skip this one.

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Priming Moisturizer Rich

Priming Moisturizer Rich

Priming Moisturizer Rich is a luxurious, nourishing face cream that hydrates and preps the skin for makeup application. The formula is infused with a blend of ceramides, fatty acids, and antioxidants that work together to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

As soon as I saw the consistency, I knew it would be better suited for someone with a drier skin type. Even in the winter, when my skin is at its driest, this moisturizer was too rich for my combination skin. While not ideal for my skin type, I think those with very dry skin may like this.

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Cleanser Concentrate

Glossier Cleanser Concentrate

Cleanser Concentrate is a gentle yet effective daily face wash that helps to remove dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Its formula is enriched with a blend of ingredients like AHAs and botanicals that work together to soothe, brighten, and balance the skin.

Since I had such a great experience with the Milky Jelly Cleanser, I thought I would love this. It did not blow me out of the water, but I have grown founder of it over time. I like to use this cleanser at night, on days that I don’t wear makeup.

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Super Bounce

Glossier Super Bounce

Super Bounce is a hydrating serum that is infused with hyaluronic acid, which helps to hydrate and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The serum is also enriched with vitamin B5, which helps to soothe and repair the skin.

When I ordered the Super Bounce serum, I thought I would be trying another run-of-the-mill hyaluronic acid serum. However, I was pretty impressed with this serum. With both hyaluronic acid and panthenol, this serum draws moisture to the skin and locks it there. All without leaving the skin feeling heavy or sticky.

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Moisturizing Moon Mask

Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask

Moon Mask is a creamy and nourishing face mask designed to hydrate and soothe dry or stressed-out skin. Infused with a blend of natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid, honey, and aloe vera, this mask helps to plump, moisturize, and brighten the skin, leaving it looking and feeling soft and supple. The formula is also enriched with a blend of plant-based extracts like licorice root and lemon fruit extract that work together to soothe and brighten the skin, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and discoloration.

I love a nice face mask but I often opt for an exfoliating mask over a hydrating one. However, after months of visiting the swimming pool, my skin was absurdly dry. This was the mask that I used to get my skin back to normal. I like that the Moon Mask is simple, hydrating without being greasy, and affordable. I highly recommend this mask and suggest everyone have it on hand for the times your skin needs a bit of TLC.

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Milky Jelly Cleanser

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser is a gentle, pH-balanced daily face wash that helps to remove dirt, makeup, and impurities while leaving the skin feeling soft and hydrated. The formula is infused with a blend of natural ingredients, including Poloxamer, a gentle cleansing agent, and soothing ingredients like rosewater, comfrey root extract, and pro-vitamin B5, which work together to soothe, soften, and moisturize the skin.

Of all the skincare products from the brand, this is the cult classic you’ve probably heard the most about. Everyone I know has raved about this cleanser so I went in with pretty high expectations. Glossier knocked it out of the park with this cleanser. I love that it removes my light makeup, it smells nice, the texture is perfect, and it washes away clean.

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Futuredew

Glossier Futuredew

Glossier Futuredew is an oil-serum hybrid designed to give the skin an instant dewy, glowing finish that lasts all day. The formula is infused with a blend of nourishing oils like jojoba, grapeseed, and evening primrose that help to hydrate and nourish the skin, while light-reflecting minerals give the skin a luminous and radiant glow. Futuredew can be used as a primer to prep the skin for makeup application, or as the last step in your skincare routine to give the skin a natural, healthy-looking glow.

I love to look like a glowing goddess. So it is no surprise, that I love love love Futuredew. It’s one of my all-time favorite products. If you like a matte look to your skin, skip it. But everyone else needs to add a bottle of Futuredew to their cart, right now. Seriously. Do it.

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Glossier Makeup Products Ranked

Haloscope

Haloscope

Haloscope is a crystal-infused highlighter that uses a dual-delivery formula to give the skin a natural and dewy glow. The outer layer is made of crystal extracts that provide an instant glow and a luminous sheen to the skin, while the inner core is infused with nourishing oils like coconut and castor seed that help to hydrate and nourish the skin. The

Lots of Glossier enthusiasts love Haloscope. But honestly, this product was one that I just didn’t like. I really couldn’t get past how incredibly sticky this product feels on the skin. If you are looking for an easy-to-apply stick highlighter, I suggest buying one from Merit.

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Monochromes

Monochromes Eyeshadow

Monochromes are a collection of three-color eyeshadow palettes, with each palette featuring a trio of coordinated shades designed to create a cohesive monochromatic look. Each palette includes three different finishes to add dimension and depth to your eye makeup.

Unfortunately, I found that there wasn’t enough difference between the textures. It felt like I had three pans of the same eyeshadow. However, I’ve heard that some shades in the Monochromes perform better than others.

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Solar Paint

Solar Paint

Solarpaint is a sheer liquid bronzer. The lightweight formula r is enriched with nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil and aloe vera to provide hydration and give your skin a dewy, healthy finish. Solar Paint comes in four shades that complement a range of skin tones, from fair to deep

I found that I didn’t love the color of the options or the formula enough to recommend this over a myriad of better bronzer options. One option that I highly recommend is the Milk Bionic Bronzer.

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Generation G Lipstick

Generation G Lipstick

Glossier Generation G Lipstick is a sheer matte lipstick designed to enhance your natural lip color while providing a subtle, long-lasting tint. The formula is buildable, so you can create a soft, blurred effect or a more intense look with multiple swipes.

Glossier is all about having a minimalist makeup collection. They offer a small number of products and a small number of shades. That being said, I had a really hard time picking a shade that I wanted to try. I ended up ordering Cake but I should have ordered Fuzz. Aside from the lacking shade options, I am just not a matte lip fan. I just prefer the Ultralip.

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Perfecting Skin Tint

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint is a lightweight, sheer foundation that provides a natural, dewy finish to your skin. The formula is made with a blend of pigments that blur imperfections and even out skin tone, without masking your natural complexion. The tint is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and suitable for all skin types. It comes in a range of shades to complement a variety of skin tones, from fair to deep.

When trying to describe the Perfecting Skin Tint, the only word that comes to mind is sheer. But even sheer doesn’t adequately describe it. I won’t go so far as to say this product doesn’t do anything. This skin tint won’t cover up acne scars or hide redness, but it will even out your skin tone a bit while giving you a subtle glow. I ranked it low because I just need a bit more coverage. For a glowy skin tint with a bit more coverage, pick up Mac Face and Body.

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Lash Slick

Lash Slick

Glossier Lash Slick Mascara is a lengthening and defining mascara that enhances your natural lashes without clumping or flaking. The formula is designed to provide a subtle, polished look that separates and elongates each lash.

When it comes to Lash Slick I like it, but it isn’t one of those must-have products from the brand. It does give a very natural, everyday look to the lashes. When applied, the mascara lifted and lengthened the lashes without clumping. If you want to try Lash Slick, I recommend picking it up as part of a set so you can get it for a slightly discounted price.

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Balm Dotcom

Glossier Balm Dotcom

Glossier Balm Dotcom is a hydrating, multipurpose lip, and skin balm that soothes and nourishes dry, chapped skin. It has recently been reformulated with a blend of castor oil, synthetic beeswax, and shea butter. Balm Dotcom comes in a variety of fun flavors and tints, such as Birthday Cake, Wild Fig, and Mint, as well as an unscented version.

I have mixed feelings about the recent changes that were made to Balm Dotcom. I like that the tube now has a better applicator. However, the texture of the product is not the same. The change in the formula means the product is now vegan, so if that is important to you, you may like this product.

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Lidstar

Lidstar

Lidstar is a creamy, long-wearing eyeshadow that adds a touch of shimmer and shine to your lids. The formula is designed to be sheer and buildable, so you can create a subtle wash of color or a bold, high-impact look. Lidstar comes in a range of eight shades, from soft pinks to purple.

Lidstar almost didn’t make it into my cart. I’ve tried so many glittery eyeshadows, I didn’t think I needed to try another. But for the sake of this review, I picked up the shade Fawn. Overall, Lidstar performed as I expected. It goes on easily and will give your eye look a bit of sparkle. I even like the color options. However, I don’t have a big need for these in my makeup collection.

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Cloud Paint

Glossier Cloud Paint

Glossier Cloud Paint is a creamy, gel-cream blush that delivers a natural, flushed look to the cheeks. The formula is buildable, blendable, and comes in six beautiful shades that flatter all skin tones. The shades range from warm and peachy to cool and berry, making it easy to choose the perfect color.

To be completely honest, I am not really into blush. I am more into highlighters. But after using Cloud Paint, I might become a blush lover. I love that Cloud Paint is a truly customizable blush. You can mix shades to get your perfect blush color. You can use a little for just a touch of color or you can build it up.

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Boy Brow

Glossier Boy Brow

Glossier Boy Brow is a cult-favorite eyebrow pomade that helps to define, shape, and fill in your eyebrows. The pomade is formulated with a creamy wax base that provides flexible hold and nourishing ingredients like beeswax and keratin.

Boy Brow is one of my favorite brow products. I like that it has a nice amount of hold and the colors are very natural. This product does have beeswax in it, so I’m a bit worried they might reformulate it like they did the Balm Dotcom. Hopefully not. In the meantime, this is a brow pomade that I highly recommend.

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Lip Gloss

Red Lip Gloss

Glossier Lip Gloss is a high-shine gloss that gives your lips a luscious, glassy finish. The formula is enriched with conditioning and hydrating ingredients, like Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil.

Yes, this lip gloss is expensive for the amount of product that you get in the tube. But that hasn’t kept me from buying it in every color. If you want to try the Lip Gloss but aren’t sure which shade to get, pick up the red. It is a sheer red that will look great on your lips.

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Skywash

Matte liquid eyeshadow

Skywash is a weightless, matte eyeshadow that delivers a soft, diffused effect with a single swipe. The formula is liquid-to-powder and features a blendable and buildable texture that glides smoothly across the lids, making it easy to achieve a natural, effortless look. Skywash comes in seven shades, each inspired by the landscapes of the Southwest.

This product truly surprised me. Application is easy. Just a small dot blended out will give you a simple eye look. I love the neutral shades Echo and Pebble for everyday looks. If you want a more trendy look, pick up Pool, a cornflower blue.

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Ultralip

Ultralip

Ultralip is a hybrid lip color that combines the high-shine finish of a gloss, the moisturizing benefits of a balm, and the long-lasting color of lipstick. The formula is lightweight and comfortable to wear, featuring a unique blend of nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and watermelon rind extract, which work together to hydrate and soften the lips. The Ultra Lip comes in a range of versatile shades that are easy to wear and flatter all skin tones.

This sheer lip balm/lint tint/lip gloss hybrid is everything I have ever wanted in a lip product. The color is sheer but not too sheer. I have the shade Villa and love it. Next time I put an order in I might pick up Vesper or Portrait.

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Stretch Concealer

Glossier Stretch Concealer

Glossier Stretch Concealer is a lightweight and flexible concealer that offers buildable coverage and a dewy finish. The formula is designed to move with your skin and provide a natural-looking coverage that blurs imperfections and enhances your skin’s natural texture. The concealer is formulated with elastic micro waxes and nourishing oils that work together to hydrate and plump the skin.

After trying the skin tint, I was nervous about the stretch concealer. Would it provide any coverage? But my worries were unfounded. I really enjoy this concealer. For a very minimal look, I paired it with the skin tint. But I love it more when I either pair it with a different foundation or use it as a foundation itself.

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Glossier Body Products Ranked

Deodorant

Deodorant

Glossier Deodorant is a new addition to the brand’s line of body care products. It contains elderberry extract and coconut oil to help nourish and condition the underarm skin. The product also contains magnesium hydroxide, which serves as a pH adjuster and absorbent, helping to reduce sweat stains.

Deodorant is very personal. Unfortunately, this formula does not work for me. The coconut oil clogged my pores which makes it a no-go. Plus, it didn’t keep me from getting smelly. If you are looking for a natural deodorant, I recommend the Kosas deodorant over this.

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Body Hero Daily Oil Wash

Body Hero Daily Oil Wash

Glossier Body Hero Daily Oil Wash is an oil-based body wash that cleanses and hydrates the skin. It contains a blend of seven oils, including coconut oil, meadowfoam oil, and grapeseed oil, which work together to moisturize and nourish the skin.

I don’t like this wash at all. When I use it, I don’t feel like I am getting clean. I have to wash with a real soap or body wash and then use this.

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Body Hero Exfoliating Bar

Body Hero Bar

Glossier’s Body Hero Exfoliating Bar is a body soap that gently exfoliates and cleanses the skin. The bar contains finely milled bamboo powder and biodegradable exfoliants to remove dead skin cells, while nourishing ingredients such as sunflower seed oil and aloe vera leave the skin feeling soft and moisturized.

When Glossier calls this an exfoliating bar, they mean it. I enjoy a good scrub, but I must warn you that it was rougher than I expected for the first couple of uses. Overall, I like this bar. One con is that the bar is rather large, making it hard to store.

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Who Would Love Glossier

Overall, I enjoyed trying all of the Glossier products. But I think it is important to point out that not everyone is going to love Glossier’s approach to beauty.

If you like full-coverage makeup, Glossier is probably not the brand for you. But if you like the no-makeup makeup look, dewy skin, and sheer color, you will enjoy Glossier.

Where To Buy Glossier

Glossier was a direct-to-consumer brand for the longest time. You could only purchase from the Glossier website or at its pop-up stores. Now select products from Glossier will be available for purchase at Sephora.

If you plan on purchasing several different Glossier products, I recommend shopping on the brand’s website. They offer sets which will give you a slight discount on the products.

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