Like most when Glossier hit the news I was intrigued, when bloggers pushed those padded pink envelopes around like they were the savior to their travel woes I have to admit I sold in, and quickly.
Glossier. They must have some kind of wonder products! Even better, they featured a product that I love and is like gold dust to find, liquid blusher! (Why did you ever discontinue this Maybelline?)
I waited until they were on sale for Black Friday before buying anything but what I picked up was the Generation G Lipstick in Crush, the Rose Balm Dotcom and two Cloud Paints and what I thought of them surprised even me.
Rose Balm dotcom
Let’s start at the bottom. Rose Balm Dotcom is that product which makes me wonder whether Glossier is truly for me as a consumer. Pretty much your basic Vaseline product you can use it pretty much anywhere but be warned, it’s more of a surface item than a sink in instantly and make you feel good. Leaving a gel like formulae behind, its feels a little greasy to the touch and would probably work wonders whenever you need a sheen on your lips!
For me I won’t be repurchasing this, it just didn’t feel like it was doing anything for me at all, accept creating a barrier and perhaps that is the key to this? A prevention product but me? I need more than that so sorry but I have to dub it:
Perfect for Vaseline lovers and protecting already moisturised skin.
- Creates a great barrier for the skin
- Smells great, light pink sheen for anyone with barely pigmented lips
- Doesn’t absorb particularly well with a greasy finish
- Not overtly hydrating
I know exactly why so many people love this product and let me start here. Cloud paint is a deliciously easy to use product. Simply squeeze a small amount onto your finger and paint onto your cheeks until you have a ridiculously sheer peachy/pink glow.
It is a simple and easy to use product and thank heavens they thought this was needed because I for one am sick of only finding powder blushers! It is a really natural blusher and you needn’t ever be scared of using it, which is exactly my issue.
From what I have seen on Youtube and Instagram there appears to be a fear of colour, either in your wardrobe or on your face. I get it, no one wants to go back to years gone by where you sat at your mothers dressing table smearing blue eyeshadow, red lips and bubble gum pink blusher onto your face. I get it.
But I am a girl of colour as you will see in my next couple of outfit posts, sans make up I need a little something to perk me up and even more I also like to contour with my blushers as well. This product is not one for a good contour or even a strikingly pretty pink winter flush it’s too sheer for that and more so on this one it’s not buildable either.
Also for different skin tones I’m not sure how these colours work, they are very far from natural for any of us and lean towards a highlighter-esq luminosity.
Ideal for anyone nervous about using blusher again and who want a natural, easy to apply product. I wouldn’t think that this product is greatly affective on dark skin.
- Mess proof
- Absorbs quickly
- Limited colour palette available
- Pretty unbuildable coverage
Generation G in ‘Crush’
My favourite of the lot! The Generation G lipstick collection come in cute, basic colours which offer, natural, buildable colours. I don’t consider this so much as a lipstick but a coloured balm and it also lacks enough staying power to be considered a true lipstick in my eyes.
How it makes up for that however is a fool-proof application process, for anyone whose not a huge lip colour fan or petrified of solid, easy to smudge lipsticks this is for you. It’s almost impossible to get on your teeth or outside of your lip line – sorry Kylie fans but this again may not be with you.
The application is moisturising (a bit) but the colour build process can be time consuming and is best applied to bare lips. Also if you have any dry patches I’m sorry but its going to cling and start shouting after a while. Also again, staying power! I wore mine recently for outfit posts and it didn’t last much longer.
I still love this product however for low-key days where you need a pick up without the need for a mirror. Emergency desk lipstick? Maybe.
Easy to use and fool-proof, the generation G lipsticks are simple, on the go almost lip balms which can be applied almost anywhere without the need for a mirror and create light, pretty sheens which would be flattering on most skin shades.
- Easy to apply
- Pretty once on
- Limited colour palette
- Takes a long time to build colour
- Wears off quickly
I really don’t hate these products, for one the branding and design is impossible to deny its attractiveness. These are well thought out Make-up products which easily impress the masses.
For me personally I would still be interested in trialling some of the skincare which is where I believe they truly excel. I also still like the two coloured products I spoke about above. Gen G is in my purse and I like applying it at my desk at a pinch, a forgotten freelancer meeting? I’m covered, so that works well for me. However at the same time I have to question whether I am the right target market for these products.
I am at a point where I want products to work really hard and well for me and I’m not afraid to pay advanced prices to get them. When I want moisture, I want it easily absorbed and effective something I’m afraid balm dotcom doesn’t deliver. However, for many they don’t want that, they just need the coverage and a cute sheen and if that is the case then these are perfect for you!
Again with the blushers I see exactly why these are loved I just want something that can contour with me and be as bold as me on a day where I want to man repel and perhaps that is just not what this range is about!
After all, if the pale pink bags and minimalist design is anything to go by they aren’t really looking for maximists like me anyway.
I am still interested in knowing more about their skincare range however, if you have any favourites drop me a line below!