It was in 2016 or 2017 when I was first introduced to the cult-favorite brand, Glossier. Apart from the effectiveness of their products, what I really love is the story of Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of Glossier, who’s practically one of my biggest inspirations—because she was able to turn what was once just a beauty website, Into the Gloss, into a beauty brand that catapulted on another level.
And since my first blog post about the brand (Where to Buy Glossier in Manila), I’ve hoarded so many other products like:
My choice of Cloud Paint shade depends on my mood for the day. But if I want a natural sun-kissed look, I go for Beam. For a drunk blush look, then it’s either Storm or Haze. And for an extremely coral ensemble, I choose Dawn. You can read my review and check out my swatches of Glossier’s Cloud Paints in Storm and Dawn here.
You all know how much I love using K-Palette on my brows for more glam looks—but when I’m in the car stuck in traffic on the way to work, I found that the easiest and quickest way to do my eyebrows is to just brush them up with Glossier’s Boy Brow! It instantly gives them life, and I love that it emphasizes their natural length and shape. I’m close to finishing my third tube already, and may need to re-stock again soon. Compared to other brow gels, I like how Glossier’s doesn’t make my brow hairs stiff. You can still comb a spoolie through them, and the hairs will still follow. So if you’re a beauty newbie, this is perfect for you! No need to worry about adding too much or too little of the product. You can either build it up, and if you put too much, removing the excess with a damp cotton bud will do the trick!
One of the first Glossier products I bought was their Coconut Balm Dotcom—and mostly because of the scent and flavor. I’m obsessed with anything and everything coconut, so when I bought my Balm Dotcom, I’ve been using it all day, every day—as a lip balm, on dry skin, and even on itchy spots (since it’s supposed to be a universal skin salve). Not sure if it’s supposed to alleviate the itchiness, but I guess it’s like a placebo effect for me. Haha! I’m close to finishing my second tube and will stock up as well.
To be honest, this was an impulse purchase because it was available in our office during one sale. I still had a lot of my Biore Face Milk SPF 50, but because Glossier had that pull on me, I bought their Invisible Shield anyway. It didn’t help that July 2018 Calyxta Girl, Maggie Wilson, was gushing about it while I was interviewing her about her favorite beauty products. It ended up being the staple sunscreen in my bag, and whenever I headed out for lunch or merienda, I’d re-apply with the Invisible Shield. My favorite thing about it, apart from its lightweight and non-greasy feel, is the citrus scent!
Out of all the perfumes I love and use (the list includes Jo Malone’s Earl Grey and Cucumber, Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea, Calvin Klein’s One, and Dolce and Gabbana’s Light Blue), my newest addition to the lineup is Glossier You—and it’s actually the one I use the most, because it’s the perfume that the Cupcake loves the most on me! It has a really light but hypnotizing scent that promises to make you smell like you—only better. And because I love the scent so much, I also ordered…
GLOSSIER YOU SOLID PERFUME
Compared to its liquid version, this one comes in a compact case with a similar texture as that of a balm. I leave this inside my bag, so that whenever I need to touch up after a long day (and I have an event to attend in the evening), I just rub a bit on the sides of my neck and back of my wrists to smell fresh again!
So those are my top picks from Glossier right now. I have yet to experiment with the other products—especially their skincare. But next on my wish list is actually the Generation G lippies, the Zit Stick, and maybe the Milky Jelly Cleanser.
Which of Glossier’s products have you tried already? Which ones are you looking to try? Got any questions about my top picks? Feel free to leave them in the comments!
My Top Glossier Products and Where to Buy Them in the Philippines