Complete Guide to Glossier

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Glossier Skincare

Glossier is a brand that emphasizes "skin first, makeup second" in their brand mission.  Glowing, dewy skin is their goal with products designed to instantly optimize skin’s tone, texture, and hydration levels so that it’s already at its best before you even think about makeup.

My Glossier skincare routine starts by cleansing with the Milk Jelly Cleanser. I love how gentle it is on my sensitive skin and around my eye area. I follow cleansing with the Solution to sweep off dead skin cells. I then add moisture and vitamins back into my skin with the serum Super Bounce and Priming Moisturizer Rich. 

Priming Moisturizer - 5 // This creme is light weight and super hydrating without being greasy. It plumps up the skin with hyaluronic acid and creates a really smooth and soft finish. 

Body Hero Wash - 5 // I LOVE this wash. It smells lightly floral and a bit beachy. It is a mix of soothing and cleansing oils and truly is tough on dirtiness. It is also gynecologist tested to be gentle on your lady parts. 

Moon Mask - 5 // HACK ALERT: I use this as an overnight mask! It is incredibly hydrating and plumping with a mix of hyaluronic acid, honey, and aloe. 

Milk Jelly Cleanser - 4.5 // A super gentle cleanser that soothes and moisturizes while it takes off all makeup. It is formulated with rose water and gentle cleansers used in contact solution so it is really easy on the eye area. I use this morning and night and absolutely adore it, though some days I have to follow up with a charcoal scrub around my nose for deep pore cleaning. This product has won tons of best of beauty awards and is one of the top rated items on Glossier.com. 

Priming Moisturizer Rich - 5 // Lavender oil and ceramides make this luxe moisturizer super hydrating and soothing. I love this as my night cream because it smells incredible and is really thick. 

Body Hero Lotion - 4.5 // I love the smell, texture, and finish of this body lotion. It smooths out nicely without leaving skin greasy like other lotions I've tried. It has a light shimmer that can pill up on dryer skin, but it is easily wiped off with a dry wash rag. 

Balm Dotcom - 5 // This super thick skin salve is my savior for my constantly dry lips. I love the cherry flavor for a bit of subtle color. I use the classic flavor on my lips as a mask before bed and as a cuticle treatment. 

Super Pack Serums - 4 // The serums are a great mix of hydrating, acne clearing, and glow boosting solutions. I use Super Bounce almost daily. I had the other two at one time, but have yet to re-order. 

Solution - 3.5 // This product has me torn. I like the concept of sweeping away dead skin cells, but I have yet to see a drastic change. I'll keep using it and report back. I have found that just swiping this on my T-zone is the best usage of it. 

Soothing Face Mist - 4.5 // The updated face mist is amazing. It has a finer mist and much more soothing formula.

Greens Mask - 3 // I do like this mask, though it has been a bit rough on my sensitive skin. I get some redness after leaving it on for the full 20 mins, but when I bump the time down to 10, the redness doesn't appear. 

Glossier Makeup

Glossier takes a natural, low maintenance approach to makeup. They designed their products to be super high quality while enhancing your natural beauty. 

I start my makeup routine (after my skincare routine) by applying a base of glowy Skin Tint or Stretch Concealer, depending on my mood or how dolled up I want to be. I typically opt for the Stretch Concealer because it is more like a cream tinted moisturizer rather than a thick concealer. After the base, I tap Cloud Paint in Puff, the lightest pink shade, on the roundest part of my cheeks and follow with Cloud Paint in Haze under my cheekbones and towards the back of my cheeks. I swipe some Haloscope in Quartz on the top of my cheeks, down my nose, and across my lids for a glowy finish. I tap over the Haloscope to blend it evenly into my skin. Next, I shape up my brows with Boy Brow in Blonde (the shades run dark). Lastly, I tap and blend Wowder in Light on my chin, forehead, and on either side of my nose to set things and nix any unwanted shine. On v fancy days, I wear Generation G in Zip, a bold poppy red. 

Stretch Concealer - 5 // Skin perfecting and dewy! I use this as a tinted moisturizer since it isn't as thick or matte as a normal concealer. 

Wowder - 5 // I love how soft and light this powder is. It doesn't feel like you're wearing heavy powder at all. I use it to set my concealer on my T-zone and nix greasy-looking shine. 

Haloscope - 5 // The holy grail of cream highlighters, Haloscope uses ACTUAL CRYSTALS like Rose Quartz and Golden Topaz to give it a natural shimmer as well as using natural moisturizers to perfect skin. 

Cloud Paint - 5 // The cheek color to end all cheek colors - its the best blush ever. It is as easy to use as finger paint... finger paint on your face. 

Boy Brow - 5 // A nourishing brow gel that fills in and sculpts brows for gorgeous face-framing babes. 

Generation G Lipstick - 5 // My favorite lipstick ever - it stays put without drying out, is matte, and comes in 6 versatile shades.  

Lidstar Eyeshadow - 4.5 // This stuff stays put on your lid through hell and back! Plus, you can mix them together for a custom shade. 

Perfecting Skin Tint - 2.5 // Super light and moisturizing - too sheer for my taste, I like more coverage. 

BeautySarah Mecke