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.
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.
- Great applicator size
- Easily removable
- Leaves lips soft and moisturised
- One swipe is enough
- Limited shade range
- Felt a little sticky
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.
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.
I 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.
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!
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!🙂