Unfiltered Series: Glossier
For my first post, I've decided it'd be a good idea to introduce something I've wanted to write about for a while now, and that is makeup reviews! I'm very into makeup and I always look for new products to try. This series will be called, Unfiltered, because in these reviews, I'll say my honest opinion about the product and even if I were to receive a PR package (lol I wish) from a beauty brand, I'd still keep it real.
Shall we begin?
I'm kicking off the Unfiltered Series with a Glossier review!
First of all, what's Glossier? It's a makeup startup which puts emphasis on "less is more" look and that the customer decides what product works best for them. I see it everywhere on social media, also, their Instagram feed is very aesthetically pleasing (see it for yourself). I really wanted to try their products, but unfortunately, they don't have a store in Boston. I could've ordered online, but I'm not a big fan of doing this, because I like to try the product first before buying. Well...except for Kylie Jenner lip kits, the only kind of makeup I order online.
Anyway, back to the review! The universe was on my side and I got to be in NYC for a couple of days so I said "why not make a quick stop at Glossier?". Their store turned out to be a showroom and it's located in Chinatown. I had to wait outside the building where Glossier is located, because it's in a penthouse and they only let five people in at the time. This gives the brand a very exclusive feel to it. Also, my visit to Glossier happened to be on a rainy day so while in line, I was thinking to myself "this better be up to its hype" lol.
The showroom was nice (decoration wise), it looked like your dream Instagram feed. Everything is white and pink. That shade of pink I really like, I think it's called millennial pink. All the employees were wearing pink overalls, but the kind of overalls that painters wear on construction sites. In order to buy a product, you've to go to one of the employees, let them know what product you want, they'll put in the order on their iPad, you've to pay first and then they'll call out your name when your order is ready for pickup. It kinda reminded me of Apple stores. I only bought two items from Glossier: blushes. Each blush normally costs $18 (it's on the pricey side) but if you buy two, they're only $30 so you end up saving $6. But from trying these blushes at the showroom, I could tell that they'll last me more than a month.
»»——— REVIEW ———««
I've never been a fan of using blush, because it seems that I can never find a blush which works for me. Before buying these Glossier blushes, I used the blush to go from Sephora and Tarte (Amazonian Clay collection). When it comes to applying blush, if I put a little on my cheeks, it doesn't show or if I apply a bit more, then my cheeks look too pink. I've even tried different types of blush such as powder and cheek pencil. However, these two from Glossier give me the right balance.
I purchased Beam and Puff. They're cream blushes and the best part? You can use your fingers to apply it! You don't have to put too much on your cheek before blending it in. They don't have a scent which is great for me, because I don't really like when makeup products are scented. Another thing I like about this product is that a little goes a long way!
I always put just a bit of blush on my finger (as seen in the picture above). By just applying a bit of the product, it already gives you enough color in your cheeks! That's what I meant when I said that this product gives "the right balance". It's not pigmented nor sheer. The blush is also long lasting so no need to worry about adding more blush to your cheeks throughout the day!
HAVE YOU TRIED GLOSSIER YET?