Glossier is the indie It-girl brand worn by the effortlessly beautiful, known for their no-makeup makeup looks, holy grail skincare products, and minimalist, millennial packaging. But is it really worth the hype? Recently I placed a mini Glossier haul. Read this post to learn what to expect when you order from Glossier.
What to expect when you order from Glossier?
First thing’s first, if you are new to Glossier, you should never pay full price! Glossier gives you the option to receive 10% off your first purchase when you provide your email address. However, if you do not want to sign up for email updates, there are a bevy of beauty influencers online with 10% off codes you can apply to your purchase.
Also, US orders over $30.00 ship for free. This is quite low compared to other premium brands. Glossier ships to the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, and France. Read more about the brand’s shipping details here.
As soon as I opened my package, I was sucked in by the brand. My package came in a normal looking brown box with a blush pink inside that was imprinted with a cute saying:
Skin First. Makeup Second. Smile Always.
However, I realized just how trendy Glossier is when I saw the minimalist, pink-hued ziplock bag that held the products in my order. Also, included within each order are stickers, a postcard, and a free sample. These minor additions, particularly the postcard, added a personal touch that I appreciated.
P.S. The pink pouch is super handy for travel. I use it whenever I am traveling with makeup that I don’t want to shatter!
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Glossier Purchases & Claims
Cloud Paints Duo in Beam & Dusk
Glossier’s Cloud Paint* promises to be “the most user-friendly cheek color in existence.” The gel-cream formula is supposed to provide a sheer wash of color that can be easily built up just using your fingers.
Also, the color range, inspired by NYC sunsets. The shade selection is meant to work across a wide range of skin tones to provide a healthy glow-from-within flush to the cheeks.
I purchased the shades Dusk (a soft brownish nude) and Beam (s soft peach). I am so excited to see how these wear on me and how the colors mix together. See where these liquid blushes rank in my blush collection.
Price: $30.00 for a duo ($18 individually)
Lidstar Glistening Eye Glow Duo in Slip & Lily
Glossier’s Lidstar* is a cream shadow with a glossy finish that promises to light up the eyes with a wash of twinkling color. The lidstar shadows can be worn on their own or mixed together to create a dazzling eye look. Glossier promises that the formula will last for 12 hours without creasing or smudging. Supposedly these last even when worn without primer.
The shadows are meant to be applied with a doe-foot applicator. However, fingers can easily pat the shadows across the lids. I purchased the colors, Slip and Lily, the soft pink and lilac shades. See where these landed in my single eyeshadow ranking.
Price: $30.00 for a duo ($18 individually)
The Glossier Lip Gloss* promises to be the perfect lip gloss: clear, high-shine, without any sticky or gritty texture. Furthermore, the formula promises to be hydrating with Vitamin E.
Even though lip gloss may be considered a summer staple, I’m excited to give this product a go. Find out where this much-hyped gloss falls in my ultimate lip gloss ranking.
The Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen* promises to provide sun protection without the leaving an icky, greasy feeling or a white cast on the face. Supposedly this sunscreen will protect the skin from free-radical damaged caused pollutants.
While Glossier claims that this product is for all skin types, the water-gel formula seems particularly great for oily-skinned individuals, like me. Learn more about some affordable skincare finds for oily skin.
Glossier claims that the sunscreen is hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic, paraben free, vegan and cruelty-free. However, this sunscreen is NOT waterproof. If you intend to hit the beach or the pool. please opt for a water-resistant formula
Final Thoughts on What to Expect When Ordering From Glossier
Overall, Gossier’s ordering process is super easy to navigate. Also, the brand’s low shipping minimum is inclusive for individuals on a budget who may otherwise be deterred by high shipping minimums. Finally, the brand’s simple branding touches and unique freebies make buyers feel connected to a community.