Glossier has been a brand that I’ve been eyeing ever since my good friend Holly introduced me to the blog Into The Gloss. Their minimal packaging and sticker sheets that come with each order had me sold. I was dying to get my hands on them for the longest time and finally they’ve arrived in Canada! The day they started shipping to Canada, I messaged beauty blogger, Cindy (@chyism on Instagram!) for some suggestions on products to pick up. She suggested her favourites and a few recommendations.
In addition to all the great products she recommended, I also picked up a few more products that I was interested in. So here goes, my super big ‘I-basically-picked-up-everything’ post.
1. Milky Jelly Cleanser, conditioning face wash ($22 CAD/$18 USD, glossier.com)
I knew that once Glossier announced they were shipping to Canada that this would be the first product I put in my cart. It has been spoken about literally everywhere and while I’ve heard it’s similar to a Cetaphil cleanser, I still had to pick one up to try for myself.
I actually got my cleanser in the Phase 1 Set that includes this cleanser, the Priming Moisturizer and a Balm Dotcom (flavour of your choice), the whole set costs $55 CAD/$40 USD. I figured that since I wanted to try basically everything, it was more worth it for me to pick up a set.
2. Priming Moisturizer, buildable hydrating creme ($27 CAD/$22 USD, glossier.com)
I’ve heard more people talk about the Priming Moisturizer Rich and mixed reviews on this moisturizer, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see as I test it out. On the website, it states that the moisturizer is “light and buildable moisture for a dewy, smooth canvas.” I am 100% down for a moisturizer that is not only hydrating but light feeling as well.
Even though Summer is coming to an end, I’m not a fan of my face feeling heavy if that’s the only way I can get hydration into it, so I’m super stoked to try this out!
I couldn’t not pick up any Balm Dotcom’s when placing my order. Since there are 6 to choose from, I chose my top 3 and the fourth, I had chosen for my Phase 1 Set. I ended up choosing the Birthday, Rose, and Mint ones in the Custom Balm Dotcom Trio set ($40 CAD/$30 USD) leaving out Cherry and Coconut. I may end up picking up those two on my next Glossier order (definitely won’t be for a while, but I’m keeping that in mind!)
The Birthday balm is untinted and includes a subtle shimmer as it’s inspired by Milk Bar’s famous cake. While I’m not huge on shimmer, the packaging is so pretty and as a balm, I would definitely not mind a subtle sheen on the lips.
The Rose balm has a slight pink-tinge to it, it’d make my lips look a little more pink but still natural enough that I don’t have anything on.
The Mint balm is untinted and provides a cooling feeling on the lips. Definitely would be fun for summer during the hotter temperatures but I could see this being sort of fun during the winter, making your lips a little frostier.
Lastly, the Original balm is fragrance-free and untinted as well. It’s a straight up balm to hydrate the lips and the OG. I feel like I couldn’t order any of the Balm Dotcom’s if I didn’t include the original one. I chose this one for my Phase 1 Set, but you can choose any of the 6 flavours to be the one you receive in the set.
The boxes the balms come in are also pretty cool. I love that the graphics are all different and surround a certain pastel colour theme based on the flavour that you chose. One of the great things about the balms are that they’re basically for multipurpose use. While, I don’t think I’d use any of the flavoured ones for hydrating chafed or chapped skin, I have definitely used the original one to repair my dry skin around my knuckles.
4. Boy Brow, grooming pomade ($20 CAD/$16 USD, glossier.com)
Another HG product that I’ve heard from many influencers is the Glossier Boy Brow. From the many brow gels that I’ve tried, they’ve always made my brow hairs feel crispy and sometimes I felt like the gel didn’t actually grasp onto the hair. I’m excited to try these ones as I’ve heard so many good things about them.
Once again, I picked up the Phase 2 Set ($55 CAD/$40 USD) that contains a Boy Brow of your choice, Stretch Concealer, and a Generation G lip tint. The set is basically everything you’ll need for an on-the-go ‘au naturel’ look in my opinion. Nevertheless, a good deal on saving $12 USD and trying everything out.
Upon first look of the brush, I’m happy that the wand is a lot smaller, I find that larger wands tend to disperse product all over the place and you’re not really able to control it as much. With this wand, I’m hoping it’s a lot easier to control where the product goes.
The Boy Brow comes in 3 shades (Brown, Black, Blonde) as well as Clear. I was surprised to see the Clear one show as white on the wand but I’m sure it’ll dry clear. I ended up picking up Black and Clear. I figure I can use Black on my lazy days when I’m in a rush and Clear on days when I switch over and use my brow powder and need something to set my brows with.
5. Stretch Concealer ($22 CAD/$18 USD, glossier.com)
With only 5 shades, I really didn’t know what shade to choose. I ended up picking up a second one on top of the one that was included in the Phase 2 Set out of shade curiousity. From Cindy’s recommendation, I picked up the shade Light, I figured this one would match my undereyes the best, but as it was summer, I also picked up the shade Medium. I also figure that if Medium doesn’t work out for me, it’d work out perfectly for my friend Ashley.
I’ve never tried any concealers that come in pots so this will be a nice change. I don’t know how I feel about long nails and concealer pots but I’m sure I’ll be able to make do. I’ll also be able to use a brush to get the product for application instead of having a wand applicator disperse the product throughout my face.
From the sounds of it, the concealer is buildable coverage from light to full covering anything from blemishes to dark circles. It adapts to your face and moves along with it so it doesn’t end up looking cakey. There is a significant jump between the Light and Medium shades so I figure if anything, I can just mix the shades together to get my desired shade.
6. Generation G, sheer matte lipstick ($20 CAD/$18 USD, glossier.com)
I’ve heard Amelia from AmeliaSaysThis rave about these and couldn’t figure out which one to pick from the 6 shades so I settled for the most ‘nude’ shade that I could see myself gravitating towards more often than the brighter and darker shades.
I ended up choosing ‘Cake,’ a subtle peachy nude as its described on the website. It looks pretty natural on the lips and depending how this goes, I’ll probably end up purchasing a bunch more! I only chose this one for my order because I realized I owned too many lip products that were barely touched and had to definitely chill out on them.
I’m slowly but surely getting the hang of this cream/liquid cheek product thing. I had no idea which shade out of the 4 to choose from but Cindy recommended ‘Dusk’ for my skin tone and has also mentioned that Dusk is one of her favourite ones. So, Dusk it was! I have yet to try this out but I love that it came in this little tube and is a gel-cream formulation.
I really like that the packaging includes a band of the shade with the shade name written on it, I think it makes it so much easier to differentiate and pick out if I had the other shades. It’s super portable and pretty small, so I definitely thing less is more when it comes to this product.
If you’ve stayed with me until here, I applaud you for lasting throughout this super long post of mine. After my Glossier order was placed, they launched the Wowder, which I’m dying to get my hands on but must resist. I know I won’t be placing another Glossier order in a while but really can’t wait for when I do.
Have you picked up anything from Glossier? What are some of your must-haves?