Giving In to Glossier.

Glossier Review Oily Skin
I have resisted the allure of Glossier for a long time. I even turned down an opportunity to work with them once a few years ago (Yeah, I’m kicking myself a little bit.). The light and dewy makeup look wasn’t my thing and I wasn’t sure the ultra-hydrating skincare would be right for my oily skin. Then they released Wowder.

I literally wrote the release date in my planner and was ready to order it as soon as I shot out of bed in the morning. And I did! I got my butt out of bed and added the Wowder in Light/Medium to my cart. But then I looked in the right hand corner and was alerted by a small rainbow that I would get free shipping if I bought 2 or more items. So I added the Generation G in Zip and the Boy Brow in Black to my cart. I couldn’t let the Wowder get lonely in there, okay?!

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All of my favorite blogger ladies have an undying love for Glossier, so I tried to keep my expectations neutral. First impressions on packaging and delivery? Everything is so. Freaking. Cute. Pink box, pink Glossier bubble bag, stickers, and a little baby sample of Milky Jelly Cleanser. They were already making me swoon, but I tried to maintain a neutral perspective.

Glossier Review Oily Skin
The makeup I wear to work (aka the only time I really wear makeup anymore) is usually a combo of defined brows, matte skin, a bold lip, and lots of mascara.


Boy brow is seriously so cute and dinky. The wand is even dinkier. Think Benefit Gimme Brow, but the formula is more wet. It really fluffs up my brows and holds them in place. On its own, it’s perfect for an easy everyday look, but i also love it over my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and MAC Mystery Shadow. It’s seriously good stuff. I finally understand the hype and it’s extremely real.


Alright. So brows are done. Skin is primed, my base is applied. Now it’s time for powder. The Wowder was the entire reason I caved and placed an order and I’m so glad I did. Light/Medium is the perfect shade for me. I’ve read a bunch of reviews including those written by fairer bloggers who use the same shade and it works well on them as well. The packaging is cute and sturdy. It has one of those little nets to keep the powder from flying everywhere. Plus, I’m a sucker for pastel pink.

The powder itself is so incredibly fine. It looks matte, but natural once applied. I notice that it looks better as the day goes on and it starts to deal with my oily skin. I have full 8 hour days of running around on my feet (I’m also a sweaty lady.) and I find my makeup still looks presentable at the end of the day when I wear this powder.


Okay, so now I’ve applied my blush, bronzer, contour, highlight, and mascara. I’m ready to go for lips. The Generation G lip colors are matte and balm like. The formula makes the color look soft. Almost like you’ve applied a regular cream lipstick and blotted it down to a stain. I don’t find it to be drying or hydrating. It doesn’t do much for my lips texture-wise, but I love the finish and color.

Zip is the easiest shade to wear, especially during Summer and Fall. It’s an orange based red that looks great with warm or neutral looks. Zip lives in my handbag. It’s my go-to for when I forget to apply lipstick before leaving for work (It happens more often than I’d like to admit.). It’s my go-to for most looks. I love the simple formula so much, I’m thinking I might need it in the shade Jam as well.

Is It Worth It?

I would definitely place another order. In a heartbeat. I loved the products I ended up with, but I’m not sure the other ones would rock my world the way they did. Dewy skin isn’t my thing so the Haloscope and Perfecting Skin Tint aren’t for me. I might want to dip into the Cloud Paints and potentially the Stretch Concealer. As far as the skincare goes, I think the Milky Jelly Cleanser or the masks would be the only things I’d try.

3 thoughts on “Giving In to Glossier.

  1. Lauren

    I looooove the Milky Jelly Cleanser. First, I go in with a Makeup wipe to remove my eye makeup, then an oil cleanser to break down the makeup on my face, and then finally, I use the Milky Jelly cleanser to actually clean my skin. Alone, I don’t think it removes everything but my skin has been looking so great with this routine! If you’ve ever used the Cetaphil cleanser, the texture is kind of like that but it has rose water in it! (Tho you got a sample so I don’t know why I’m explaining all this. 😊)

    1. Tara Joy

      That’s similar to my routine! I am actually using the cetaphil cleanser right now. I haven’t busted into my sample yet, so I’m glad you gave me some insight! It sounds lovely.

      -Tara Joy

  2. Wendy


    When searching for the right skincare products, time and money is invested to make sure that you got the right products for your skin. So every is worth a try as long as you wanted to and curious for the effectiveness. With this regard, I am curious of the products you have, so I wanted to make it a try.

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