I can’t seem quit Glossier, like I can’t seem to quit bacon. I know it’s no good for me, I am trying to stop eating meat in general but then my ma, who is the worse at constantly trying to entice me and over feed me comes along with a perfectly fried piece of bacon sleeping in a Ciabatta and I’m like, feed me, munch much. (Update: I did turn down one of her legendary Bacon butties this weekend).
But back to Glossier, which by the way, is cruelty free. I say I can’t seem to quit them because I have acquired quite a lot of products from the brand since they launched their UK website, and I have to say, I’ve found everything somewhat luke warm.
One product I do love and use every day is Boy Brow, but everything else I seem to like for a few weeks then…nothing. Even Lidstar I have sort of fallen out of love with. That’s what I mean…I should probably quit them for a while but when something new comes out I’m like LET ME TRY. Their marketing is very convincing. Also some kind people keep using my code to purchase THANK YOU.
Anyway…this was about Mascara.
But it isn’t mascara, you uncultured swine (talking to myself). It is LASH SLICK (£14).
248 formulations later: the perfect everyday mascara. Lash Slick curls and sculpts as it lengthens, enhancing the look of your natural lashes instead of clumping them together or spackling them in product. Teeny-tiny fibers coat lashes from root to tip to create a lengthened baby-extension, while flexible film-forming polymers lift and lock each fiber into place.
Now, I am pretty boring when it comes to mascara, as my lashes are very straight and there aren’t many mascaras that will hold curl and aren’t a total nightmare to take off. There’s nothing I can go to Boots to buy that will do it.
My favourite is Paul and Joe Waterproof Mascara.
However, like most mascaras that can hold curl, it is hard to get off, and it can feel heavy.
Glossier’s marketing on Instagram showed a Chinese woman with lashes similar to mine wearing the mascara which is why I ended up buying it and hoping for the best.
It comes in a plastic pink tube, the brush is sort of spiky and a little hard. I poked myself in the eye a few times and it doesn’t hurt (I forget that many brushes are quite soft and bendy to minimise the eye poking pain).
It’s a little large for my short lashes but it does comb through them very well. This mascara is not clumpy in the slightest and leaves a really natural, fresh, look. No matter how much I layer it doesn’t clump. However…it doesn’t seem to make my lashes look any bigger either.
It’s easy to remove and it holds curl…well no it doesn’t hold curl. It doesn’t bring them down entirely, because it’s so light, but it doesn’t enhance them either which is a little disappointing.
Let me show you what I mean in this example:
You can see that Lash Slick retains a small amount of curl but unlike P&J, it doesn’t really hold it or enhance it.
But of course that’s specific to my lashes.
If I already had quite long, full and curly lashes, Lash Slick would add really natural, smooth, slick lashes. It didn’t flake on me or smudge, I’d say there was some transference though on to my lid by the end of the day. If it’s going to be water resistant (which surely all mascaras are), then why not Waterproof?
Overall….yeah I will use it sometimes until it starts to smell, then I’ll throw it in the bin and wonder why I didn’t add another £5 and buy my beloved Paul & Joe again.
Whilst I’m here, a few words on my other purchase, Glossier’s Lip Gloss (£11) which I only got to get free shipping:
We took everything you love about lip gloss, got rid of everything you don’t, and formulated the perfect Lip Gloss. Our formula gives lips one thing: cushiony, crystal clear shine—no gluey feeling, no stickiness, no grittiness, no glitter. The fuzzy doe-foot applicator glides on a delightfully lightweight layer for a comfortable, glassy finish that won’t disappear after an hour (oooh yeeeah). And because it’s Glossier, your lips stay soft and hydrated thanks to moisturizing Vitamin E. Shine on, friend.
They know how to sell stuff don’t they?
Well, you know this stuff isn’t bad. It’s a clear gloss with the tiniest hint of pink. It’s a clear gloss. It doesn’t smell, it’s not too sticky, it’s fine. It’s a clear gloss. If that’s your thing, sure why not.
One of the reasons I got this is because I get very dry lips during the day and sometimes I want something unscented and unglittery so I can just slap it on willy nilly. It’s fine. It’s just a CLEAR GLOSS essentially.
Buy it if you…want a clear gloss. It also looks trendy.
If you would like to buy anything from Glosser, get 10% off using my link and I get $10 off.
Let me know if there’s anything from Glossier you love (or hate?!)