08, 08, 2017
This may not be anything new for my neighbours down south but Glossier finally arrived in Canada! As someone who has been eyeballing and admiring their products from afar for quite awhile sometime, I couldn’t wait to get on their website to make an order the minute they debuted online in my country. Because I’ve heard some of them compared very well to the Ordinary I didn’t bother too much with their skincare line since, and opted for their makeup instead. Since making this order I made a second order already — I’d say this pretty much confirms how much I love Glossier already.
As I’ve been more into natural finishes that don’t hide my actually skin I needed to try out their Stretch Concealer. When a colour range is small or limited, I tend to be in-between shades most of the time so I went ahead and got the Medium and Dark shades. In no way am I bragging but bags or dark circles have never been an issue I felt like I needed to really deal with just yet. I do though think often times my under eye area can always use some brightening up since I do often look tired in that area. Glossier’s Stretch Concealer is exactly what I’ve been looking for in a concealer. It’s creamy which makes it very easy to blend into the skin flawlessly, and just lightly dusting on some finishing powder does the trick. It’s one of those finishes that do what they’re supposed to do, while complimenting your complexion by being a second skin and looking absolutely natural.
This is probably the most talked about Glossier product I’ve seen everywhere online. I picked up both the Brown and Black shades in Boy Brow to concocted for my perfect brow look. If you didn’t notice by now I have a thing for bold and dark brows, but often times they can end up looking very drawn in and boxy. A fixer up to that problem I’ve found are to use brow mascaras to help make the caterpillars look more natural again. I’d say Boy Brow compares a lot to my favourite Arbonne Tinted Brow Cream, and better yet at a more affordable price point. I’ve also found that Boy Brow has a more glossy finish just like how boys brows actually look… which makes sense, duh.
It may come off weird to say from someone who loves makeup and all, but unfortunately blush isn’t something I normally experiment with too often. I feel like my skin undertones have some trouble mingling with certain colours so I never really know what to get. From the swatches of Cloud Paint online I knew Dusk with it’s brownish-pink tones was not going to let me down. I’m in love with how versatile this product is! Besides being a beautiful flush on the cheeks, I think it’s also perfect as a lip stain, and if you are a fair skin tone it would look great as a natural bronzer/contour. I’m currently tanned and leaning on the medium-dark side so Dusk on my skin looks like I spend some hours at the beach and have that wonderful flush of pink undertones from the sun.
If you’ve ever been envious of someone who has a naturally beautiful lip colour — you know, those people who don’t even really need to wear lipstick or anything because their lips are already as perfect as it is (grr) — you might want to look into the Generation G lipsticks to see if you can find the perfect match. These lipsticks were the ones that provoked my second order made to Glossier in a span of a week because of how stunning they are! I picked up the colours Cake (peachy nude) and Like (light powdery pink). On my naturally rosy pink lips, Cake is true to it’s description with a peachy-pink flush, while Like looks a medium pink on my lips (I also grabbed the colours Crush and Zip which I will do another post on later). These are the type of sheer lipsticks that won’t ever look bad even when you’re having one of those bad lip days.
When I first discovered Glossier, I was attracted to their Balm Dotcom skin salves for their adorable packaging, and since I could finally get my hands on them I couldn’t be happier to try them out! Of their collection of 6 different flavours, I choose the Coconut Balm and Birthday Balm. Coconut smells like everything you would imagine a beach vacation to smell like (aka. piña coladas), while Birthday smells like a delicious vanilla cake that ready to be eaten. Although both Balm Dotcoms I picked up are untinted, Birthday does have some subtle glitter reflex that adds such a bit more pop when added on top of their Generation G lipsticks. You might want to keep in mind that the Balm Dotcoms are pretty much glorified Petrolatum so if you’re not into that you definitely could skip out on these.