Off-topic, but the tracksuit I’m wearing here is everything. I think you should own it.
By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Glossier – you know, the brand that posts those incredible videos on Facebook of spectacularly stunning women rubbing some impossibly sheer liquid into their spectacularly stunning cheekbones, and all of a sudden becoming even more spectacularly stunning?
Erin is a recent convert to the Cult of Glossier, and when I was visiting her she showed me some of her favorite products and how to use them – because if you think “Um, excuse me, I’ve been wearing makeup for two decades now; I can figure out what to do with a new product without a formal lesson and/or YouTube tutorial”…you can’t. Or maybe you can, but had I tried to do that with Glossier products I think things would have taken a turn for the worse around the Cloud Paint and ended up going completely off the rails by the time I hit the Boy Brow. I put videos of the products up on Instagram Stories, and so many people commented asking what I *actually* thought of the products that I decided it merited a full-on investigation, complete with video. (OK, and I also wanted an excuse to order the products myself. Because once you get the hang of it, a lot of them are pretty great.)
In the video above, I try out (and give my thoughts on) the following products:
- Super Glow Serum – 1:10
- Priming Moisturizer – 1:33
- Perfecting Skin Tint (in Light) – 1:56
- Stretch Concealer (in Light) – 2:24
- Cloud Paint (in Dusk) – 3:24
- Boy Brow (in Blonde) – 4:17
- Balm Dotcom (in Rose) – 5:36
- Generation G Lipstick (in Cake) – 5:55
(The numbers tell you where to jump to in the video in case you’re only interested in hearing about certain ones.)
Verdict: Excellent. Kiiiiind of revolutionary, even. But with major caveats.
Would love to hear your own thoughts on the brand, if you’ve got ’em.