Glossier is a brand that everyone has been investing in lately. If you want that super dewy, natural makeup that is so sheer that your skin will still peak through, then this is the brand for you.

Whether you’re looking to just wear it while you’re going to class or the grocery store, this makeup line was definitely made for everyday use. However, if you’re looking for products that have enough coverage to “cover-up” all of 2020, then this is probably not the brand for you. We are going to take a dive into some of Glossier’s best-selling products and share our thoughts. So is it worth all the hype?

Cloud Paint

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Cloud Paint is Glossier’s version of a cream blush. Glossier says if you like to finger paint, then you can cloud paint. This product was made to easily apply to the cheeks with your fingers to help add a little color to your cheeks.

This product is sheer but buildable. It’s something that is great for the everyday wearer. We love that it can give you the appearance of higher cheekbones just by properly adding this cream blush to the natural contours of your face. Don’t underestimate the power blush has to sculpt the face.

Boy Brow

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Glossier is probably best known for its brow products, especially Boy Brow. Boy Brow is a brow pomade that will give your brows a soft hold for the day. If you’re trying to add a little bit of color and create that slightly feathered, bushy brow look, then you’ll love this product.

Boy Brow is definitely a hit for Glossier. Bigger, bushier brows are such a trend right now and can help make the biggest difference in your everyday makeup look. Who knew that brows would be so important once we grew up?

Brow Flick

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Brow Flick is a brush tip pen that helps to fill and define the brows. Think of this as a felt-tipped eyeliner pen for your brows. This product is amazing at creating realistic, feather-like strokes. You can easily use this product to get that spiky brow look that is so trendy right now. Pairing this product with the Boy Brow can easily become your eyebrows’ new best friends.

Generation G

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Generation G is what Glossier calls the new generation of lipstick. It is a sheer matte lipstick that comes in beautiful blush-toned shades great at matching your Cloud Paint. This is perfect for giving your lips that just-blotted look. It’s really great to throw on when you’re in a rush to leave and want to look a little more presentable. Even better, the shades can easily match your blush, making it easy to create a monochrome moment without having to put on a full face of makeup.


Glossier Wowder
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The Wowder did everything but wow us. This is Glossier’s take on a loose setting powder, and let’s just say you’d be better off not using this product at all. It can weirdly make complexion products oxidize and turn a shade or two darker. The result: an extra-dry face that didn’t have the flawless airbrushed look we usually go for.

The only way you could make this work is if you used a very, very small amount of it and don’t really use it to heavily set your products. This powder really was made with the intent of light use behind it. Some oiler makeup users may not be able to make this product work, so keep that in mind.

Milky Jelly Cleanser

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The Milky Jelly Cleanser is a shockingly affordable facial cleanser from Glossier. This brand also has its own skincare, not just makeup products. This is a gentle yet effective gel face wash for all skin types. What’s great about this cleanser is that it won’t leave your skin feeling tight or irritated. It’s formulated with skin conditioners to make sure your skin is left feeling nourished.

Priming Moisturizer Rich

Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich
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Priming Moisturizer Rich is an ultrarich, buttery moisturizer. This is a very thick moisturizer, so it is great for anyone with dry skin. If you are looking for a good nighttime moisturizer to help recover from a long day, then this is also a great moisturizer for you. This moisturizer is also formulated with ceramides and fatty acids that reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier and lock in moisture over time. If you tend to have more acne-prone skin, be a little cautious when it comes to this product. Other than that, it’s pretty amazing.


Glossier Solution
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The Solution from Glossier is an exfoliating skin protector. This is a toner that will gently sweep away dead skin to reveal fresh, smooth skin. We love the way this product dispenses onto the cotton pad. Unlike physical scrubs, this is a chemical exfoliant, which is actually what you want to look for when exfoliating. Physical scrubs can be a lot harsher and damaging to the skin. This product is gentle enough to use every day. However, with most exfoliators, we always recommend starting light and seeing how your skin likes this product. Daily use can help improve the appearance of blemishes, redness, or enlarged pores over time.

Pro Tip

Glossier Pro Tip
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Pro Tip is a brush point liquid eyeliner. This product works magic in creating beautiful wings or even just lightly lining your eyes. It also isn’t very opaque, but that’s what we love most about it. We’ve all had our eyeliner ruin our makeup look because we didn’t draw it on perfectly. With something like Pro Tip that’s not as pigmented, you can easily fix any mistakes that you’ve made. That also makes this product very beginner-friendly.

Balm Dotcom

Glossier Balm Dotcom
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The Balm Dotcom actually is the This is a universal skin salve. Glossier calls it their cult-favorite “do everything” lip balm. This is a hydrating lip balm that is packed with natural emollients to nourish dry lips.

We especially love tinted lip balms. They are another great product to help you look like you put a little extra effort into getting ready. You’re going to put on a lip balm anyways, so you might as well try out a fun and sheer color that’s going to add that little pop to your day. Another great thing that we love is that this product leaves the lips looking healthy and hydrated, not like a lip gloss. A lot of tinted lip balms have the tendency to look and feel like a lip gloss, which isn’t always what you might want for your day-to-day look.

From this deep dive, we can see that Glossier products are really made for anyone looking for sheer coverage and dewy skin. All of these products are going to give you that “your skin but better” look. Glossier’s brow products are probably the top two that stood out to us. Nevertheless, the packaging of the skin care products is really minimalistic and cute, so if you’re a sucker for packaging, then you’ll love seeing them on your bathroom counter every morning. Overall, Glossier seems to be a great brand, and we can’t wait to see what they come out with next.

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