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Glossier lip gloss review – How good is it?

Glossier is an awesome brand which doesn’t only offer makeup products but skincare, fragrances and much more!  I’m not entirely sure as to how good their products are, apart from reading some reviews, as I’m just starting to get to know them. So to first time try one of their products I decided to go for the lip gloss.
Glossier lip gloss
If you’d like to know how this product performs then continue reading this glossier lip gloss review!

By the way, they are a cruelty-free brand however not all their products are vegan, you’ll have to look out for the vegan logo to make sure.

Quick overview:

Pros

  • Great applicator size
  • Easily removable
  • Leaves lips soft and moisturised
  • One swipe is enough

Cons

  • Limited shade range
  • Felt a little sticky

Shades

There are originally 3 shades in the glossier lip gloss line however they decided to add a limited edition colour.

You have a choice of purchasing between a clear hue, ‘holographic’ which is a silver shade, ‘red’ and ‘gold’ the limited edition.

I decided to buy the ‘clear’ one as I can use it on top of other lipstick finishes to add colour.

I mean to be honest they all have the see through element to them so technically all can be used on top of other lipsticks but the clear shade is just my preference.

Application

The glossier lip gloss comes with a doe foot applicator which is fuzzy, just like the usual lip products I have. The brand mention how the applicator scoops up the right amount in one swipe but did I find this to be true?

Certainly, I found that I only needed one coating to give me the shine that I wanted. The applicator size is just right too for my thin lips, not too big neither too small.

Applying it over other lipstick finishes is just as easy as applying the gloss on it’s own. When applying on top of matte or other lip products I recommend prepping well beforehand.

Lastage

Glossier lip glossI find many lip glosses tend to not last very long, the most probably being around 5 hours before they need topping up again.

The glossier lip gloss is no different, it sticked around for approximately 4 hours till it was visible no more. The glassy finish seemed to gradually fade towards the 3rd hour.

Texture

Glossier state their lip gloss is a ‘high shine without the stickiness’, which to me sounds very appealing.

I know from collecting different lip glosses that they often suffer from the same problem which is the euak sticky feeling!

So was this lip gloss any different?

To some extent, I’d say it was 50/50. At first, I didn’t experience any issues with the texture however when I started to reapply due to it fading, my lips felt sticky.

My hair did get stuck as well in the formula after a while of wearing it.

Removing this product is pretty easy using a makeup remover. Water alone leaves a little formula behind so I think it’s not the best option to get rid of it.

Another thing I liked about this item is the ingredients. They were quite gentle with my lips and actually kept them moisturized.

I have really dry lips so crack often, sometimes even when moisturizing beforehand.

I think this is down to the gloss being made with ‘vitamin E acetate’ and ‘jojoba oil’ which is known to leave lips feeling moisturized and soft.

I think this lip gloss would be suitable for anyone looking for a moisturizing high shine gloss who isn’t deterred by a little stickiness!Glossier lip gloss review

Have you purchased any of glossiers products? What do you think of them? Let me know in the comment section below!

Oh and whilst you are here, you could check out my review on the Glossier liquid eyeliner, both bought at the same time!

Or if you prefer lipsticks then I suggest you check out glossiers generation g lipstick!

Have a great day!🙂

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12 Comments

  • Sammy Allen

    Hi Sariyah! That was a great article. I might check this out for my wife. It sounds like a pretty good product. Thank you for that. My wife uses Burt Bee’s champagne colored lip gloss. But I think it would be worth getting her a bottle of Glossier lip to try. L, Sam

    • Sariyah

      Hey thanks for the comment! Yh I would agree, I think the glossier lip gloss would probably be a great alternative, they both are quite similar shades!

  • Fatoumata

    To be honest I have not heard of the Glossier brand before, so I am not familiar with any of their products. I have I think 2 lip gloss but they are not that good.

    Not surprise though it was cheap. I might try out this one and even the red lip gloss it would be really nice with a red dress. Thanks for your honest review. 

    I am looking for a good foundation as well. Have you read any review on their foundations. If you have share can you please paste the link. 

  • Millie "Pioneer Kitty" Zeiler

    I’m especially fond of vegan products, knowing that they’re made from clean sources that keep members of the animal kingdom out of it.  When it comes to cosmetics, I personally feel going vegan is not just the humane thing to do, but also a healthier option.  The less chemical (and animal by-product) involved the better.

  • Kwidzin

    Thanks very much for sharing this great article with us all here.. I have to say that i found it to be well written, informative and very interestin read indeed. Not that make up is up my street. But my girlfriend loves her make up so this will be handy information to know for the next time i am buying her a gift online.

    • Sariyah

      Hey thanks for the nice comment! 

      What is she into in particular? If you need suggestions I can help, I mean if you are stuck or unsure.

  • Jenni Elliott

    Hi Sariyah, Thank you for reviewing the Glossier Lip Gloss. It sounds like it would be a good product for any of us who want those lovely shiny lips. I like the fact that you can add a silver or gold tint if you wish over your existing lipstick. It certainly seems to have the same staying power as other lip glosses, so definitely worth a try. Thanks so much.

    • Sariyah

      Hey Jenni thanks for the comment!

      cool right? Being able to add that touch of magic on matte shades! The staying power isn’t bad either!

  • markus

    Hi Sariyah. Interesting post. I did read your post because my two teenage daughters asked me if I could buy them lip gloss products. I need to be honest, I didn’t even know what that was… LoL… I now know a bit more after reading your post. What do you think, is this product ok to use for my 13 daughter?

    • Sariyah

      Hey Markus thanks for stopping by!

      You sure learn something new everyday! And yeh of course it should fine, I mean it contains vitamin E and jojoba oil, it’s light too, what could go wrong!

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