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Glossier Phase 2 Makeup Review

I had a lot to say in my first Glossier makeup review, and now that Phase 2 is here, I have more.

Mostly good things, a few not-so-good things (take a deep breath, I still love them).

Glossier Phase 2 Makeup Review


Let's start with the good: Generation G Matte lipstick in Like is absolutely everything I've ever wanted in an MLBB lipstick shade. It's a slightly deepened version of my own lip color, that instantly makes me look alive and awake (because I guess I walk through life as neither of those things??).

As someone who constantly feels "drab" without a lip color on, this stuff is a godsend. A quick swipe and my face looks much, much better. The color goes with absolutely everything and has become a staple in my makeup bag since the first application.

Glossier Generation G in Like

The formula though? Decent to uninteresting. I don't dislike it, but it isn't something that hydrates the way I'd, you know, omgdiiiieeeeeee over. That being said, it does not emphasize existing dryness whatsoever. All of the shades are currently sold out, so I'd recommend signing up for their emails to notify when they're back. I'm probably going to pick up the two deeper shades when they do restock, because they just look...good. Good in a way you don't even have to think about.

Lastly, not to throw too much shade, but the tube feels super, super cheap. The packaging feel and opacity seems very similar to Milky Jelly, but it just doesn't work here. I wish it had more heft.

Throwing it back: Perfecting Skin Tint.

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint Before & After

I wear Light, but it's my winter shade - if I liked this product more, I'd pick it up in Medium for summer. But it doesn't really do...anything. See my original review here. It does blur imperfections and cover slight redness. Again, normal and unblemished skins will love this for no-makeup days. But even on my "no makeup" (yeah right) days, I still need a little something extra (see: Smashbox BB CreamUrban Day One-and-Done). Do I hate this? Absolutely not, I can understand it's place in the world. Will it work for oily-skinned girls with lots of redness, breakouts and textured skin? Nope.

Next up? Glossier Stretch Concealer in Light. 

Also sold out in the lighter shades - go Glossier! This stuff matches my (NW18-20) skintone exactly, so its hard to fault it for much else. Normally potted concealers aren't this emollient, so I do dig the formula for under the eyes. Covers without looking cakey, and really does "move" with your face. I'm pretty expressive, so it's appreciated.

Glossier Stretch Concealer in Light Swatch Review

However, while this is an A+ for the under-eye area, its emollience makes it fall short on the face. Blemishes are seemingly covered only to rear their ugly heads a few hours later, even topped with a setting powder. Truly oily skinned girls might want to skip this one. But if you are a true "glossier girl", blessed with perfect normal skin that just needs a "little something" (sidebar: we hate you) I'm sure you'll love this.

Lastly: Boy Brow.

Oh, Boy Brow. The product that launched a thousand glowing reviews and only one negative one: mine. In my original review, I gave it an "okay" rating. After using it for a few more weeks, I realized how much I disliked it. I featured it in a recent empties video here, so check that out if you want more details but the bottom line? Soft, waxy consistency that doesn't set and applies too much product at once. Goopy and strange.

No photo of this one, but you can see it applied in my previous review.

I will be reviewing a few other Glossier products soon - I now have all flavors of their Balm Dotcom (just mildly obsessed, nothing to see here) and am practically finished with their Milky Jelly cleanser, which quickly reached holy grail status. Stay tuned!

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