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If there’s one beauty brand that everyone has heard of, it’s Glossier. Founded in 2014 by Emily Weiss, the brand made no-makeup makeup a mainstream trend.
If we are being completely honest, we were a bit apprehensive about trying Glossier. Can a brand that everyone raves about really be that good?
Six years later, we finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. We got out the credit card, went to Glossier.com, and ordered anything that caught our eye.
Of all the things we ordered, we were pretty impressed. But just like with any beauty brand, some of Glossier’s buys are better than others.
Here we are ranking every Glossier product we have tried from worst to best. Don’t worry. It won’t be an arbitrary list. We will be explaining why we ranked each product the way we did.
Glossier Skincare Products Ranked
7 | Milky Oil
Compared to the Milky Jelly, Milky Oil is a more effective makeup remover. However, we just can’t justify buying this for two reasons. First, with a minimal makeup look, there is no need for a heavy-duty makeup remover. Second, it’s rather expensive for how fast you go through it.
6 | Priming Moisturizer Rich
As soon as we saw the consistency of this moisturizer, we knew it would be better suited for someone with a drier skin type. Even in the winter, when our skin is at its driest, this moisturizer was too rich for combination and oily skin types.
While the Solution wasn’t one of our favorite products, we didn’t hate it. 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. We suggest using this 2-3 times a week until your skin can handle using it more often.
4 |Super Bounce
When we ordered the Super Bounce serum, we thought we would be trying another run of the mill hyaluronic acid serum. However, we were 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.
3 |Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Plumping Cream
In the past, we have steered away from products that claim to be multi-purpose products. More often than not, we find them to be lacking. In the case of Bubblewrap, we love it as a daytime eye cream. We like to use it on days we need to fake a full night of sleep (so not every day). We tried putting it on the lips for a couple of days but it just doesn’t feel like the best way to use the product.
2 |Milky Jelly Cleanser
Of all the skincare products from the brand, this is the one you’ve probably heard the most about. Everyone we know has raved about this cleanser so we went in with pretty high expectations. Glossier knocked it out of the park with this cleanser. We love that it removes our light makeup, it smells nice, the texture is perfect, and it washes away clean.
Here at Feisty Life Media, we love to look like a glowing goddess. So it is no surprise, that we love love love Futuredew. You can apply it to the face and then follow up with your foundation or you can mix a little bit in with your foundation. 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.
Glossier Makeup Products Ranked
Lots of Glossier enthusiasts love Haloscope. But honestly, this product was one that we just didn’t like. We really couldn’t get past how incredibly sticky this product feels on the skin. If you don’t mind a sticky, glossy feeling highlighter, you might like Haloscope. We just prefer a more standard cream formula.
9 |Generation G
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, we really didn’t love the shade options. Generation G is also advertised as a no-mirror needed lip product, but we have to disagree. When we tried to apply without a mirror, we always ended up with some product outside the lip line.
8 |Perfecting Skin Tint
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. We 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. We ranked it low on our list because we just need a bit more coverage.
Lidstar almost didn’t make it into our cart. We’ve tried so many glittery eyeshadows, we didn’t think we needed to try another. But for the sake of this review, we picked up the shade Fawn. Overall, Lidstar performed as we expected. It goes on easily and will give your eye look a bit of sparkle. We even like the color options. However, there are much cheaper options available that do the same thing.
6 |Lash Slick
When it comes to Lash Slick we 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, we recommend picking it up as part of a set so you can get it for a slightly discounted price.
5 |Balm Dotcom
Another classic Glossier product is the Balm Dotcom. It’s technically a skin salve and you will find it in the skincare section on their website. However, most of them have a tint so you wouldn’t want to put them anywhere but your lips. We actually like this product, quite a bit. The only thing we don’t love is that the application is a bit messy. Glossier should just make this into a squeeze tube lip gloss.
This product surprised us the most of all the Glossier products we have tried. A sheer cream matte eyeshadow just didn’t seem like it would work. But we were pleasantly surprised that Skywash delivered on its promises. Application is easy. Just a small dot blended out will give you a simple eye look. Want to jazz it up a bit? Top it with a bit of the Lidstar. Our only complaint is the shade selection. We’d love to see more wearable shades and more cool tones.
3 |Lip Gloss
It’s a bit funny that one of our favorite products from Glossier is an expensive lip gloss. If you aren’t sure which shade to get, pick up the red. It is a sheer red that will look great on your lips. It applies easily and feels great on the lips. The one downside is that it doesn’t have a lot of staying power.
2 |Stretch Concealer
After trying the skin tint, we were nervous about the stretch concealer. Would it provide any coverage? But our worries were unfounded. We really enjoy this concealer. For a very minimal look, we paired it with the skin tint. But we love it more when we either pair it with a different foundation or use it as a foundation itself.
1 |Cloud Paint
Most of us here at Feisty Life Media aren’t really into blush. We are more into highlighter or bronzer. But after using Cloud Paint, we might become blush lovers. We really 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.
What We Will Repurchase
Since we test beauty products for a living, we don’t repurchase products often. Anything we would add to cart more than once is a real winner in our eyes. Here are things we will be buying again:
Cloud Paint| We need to add a few more shades to our collection. We have Beam but want to pick up Storm and Puff.
Stretch Concealer | We won’t run out of this anytime soon, but we want to have a darker shade on hand for summer.
Lip Gloss | We will be buying this lip gloss in red anytime we put a Glossier order in.
Futuredew | We don’t usually do backups, but we already have a backup bottle of Futuredew.
Who Would Love Glossier
Overall, we enjoyed trying all of the Glossier products. But we 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, lots of color, or a matte finish, Glossier is probably not the brand for you.
If you like the no-makeup makeup look, glowing skin, and sheer color, you will really enjoy Glossier.
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