I have always been drawn to Glossier's design aesthetic and their minimal approach to makeup, so I was very excited to finally get a chance to try the brand out for the first time! For my first purchase from the Glossier, I decided to go with some of their best-selling products, mainly in the lip category, but also the beloved Cloud Paint as well. 

The entire shipping and buying experience was perfect from Glossier, I ordered on Black Friday and was able to get a great discount on the products. I think their products only go on sale once a year, so if there is anything you had your eye on, that is definitely the time to buy. When combining with an influencer's affiliate code, the prices ended up being even less than a lot of drugstore prices these days. I bought 5 different products for my first order from Glossier; Cloud Paint, Balm Dot Com, Ultra Lip, Lip Gloss, and the Generation G lipstick. 

Many of the bestselling products on the website are available in discounted bundles, which is the way I bought the Generation G lipstick, the Lip Gloss, and the Balm Dot Com for $36 ($44 value) in The Core Lip Set. For any first-time buyers wanting to try a few products at a time, I can't recommend this feature on the website enough to get the best value for your money! 

Cloud Paint // $18

Arguably one of the most famous products in the Glossier lineup is the Cloud Paint. On their website they call it "the most user-friendly blush under the sun". It is marketed as a sheer liquid blush that will give just a tint to the cheeks. There are 8 shades sold on their website and I have "Beam", which is a soft peach. It is actually much more pigmented than I thought it would be, so I definitely went overboard when I applied it for the first time. It is only "just a tint" if you use the tiniest amount possible, otherwise you risk applying way too much! Less is best in this case, which is good because this little tube will probably last years before running out! 

The product has a thin liquid consistency, so it is pretty quick and easy to blend in just using your fingers. For a more precise application, I would recommend using a stippling brush. I usually prefer to use this as a base to the powder blush I apply on top, which extends the wear-time. My favorite powder blush to top it off with is "Baddie On The Block" from Kylie Cosmetics, but any powder blush with a similar tone as your Cloud Paint will work too. You could even use a translucent face powder to lock in the product. Without using a powder on top, the Cloud Paint can transfer a little bit, but generally will last most of the day.

Generation G // $18

Generation G is a sheer matte lipstick that gives your lips a natural "just blotted" look. It is one of my favorite products that I have tried so far from Glossier, it has the perfect amount of pigmentation that can be applied with just a tint of color or could be built up to full opacity. It has a soft matte finish, that doesn't feel drying like many similar lipsticks usually can. There are 9 shades on their website, I have "Zip", which is a bright poppy red. I love having this formula in a red shade because it gives the look of red lipstick without all the hassle of touch-ups throughout the day. It lasts usually for a few hours and wears off evenly. 

UltraLip // $18

The UltraLip is such a unique formula, almost like it's a lip gloss in form of a lipstick. It is very moisturizing and feels like you're applying a lip balm. The Glossier website even calls it "The (cashmere) sweatpants of lipstick" - which is the cutest marketing. Just like the Generation G lipstick, the UltraLip also comes in 9 shades - I have "Villa", which is a soft dusty rose. I love the look of it when it is first applied, but the pigmentation doesn't last very long compared to the Generation G lipstick. However, it is such a low-maintenance product to reapply on the go even without a mirror, so it isn't too much of an issue. The moisturizing effect also lasts all day, which is great.

Lip Gloss // $15

I honestly didn't have high expectations for this product because it doesn't seem like anything special in the tube, but it is truly one of the best lip glosses I have ever used! It comes in four shades - I have "Red" which gives the slightest rosy tint to the lips but with a high shine finish. It gives almost a glassy effect to the lips that looks so beautiful and flattering. It is also one of the longest-lasting glosses I have ever used, the Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil in the formula also keeps the lips moisturized all day too. Out of the five products I have tried from Glossier so far, the Lip Gloss is one of the absolute best that I recommend to anyone looking to try the brand for the first time. 

Balm Dot Com // $12

The Balm Dot Com is another one of the most popular and recognizable products from Glossier, so I knew I had to finally try it out for myself when I made my first order. It comes in 11 shades/flavors - I have the limited edition "Cookie Butter". I'm sure the flavor you choose can completely change your thoughts on the product so keep that in mind too when purchasing. I personally LOVE the scent of the "Cookie Butter" Balm Dot Com, it has a really sweet caramel flavor to it which is a personal favorite when it comes to scented lip products - it reminds me of a lip gloss I had from L'Oreal years ago from their Camila Cabello makeup collaboration, which I loved.

Although I love the scent, I don't know if I can say it is as moisturizing as other lip balms I have used are and there are much better alternatives. It doesn't really have many noticeable benefits and honestly regular Vaseline or Aquaphor gives the lips a much better feeling. It also separates inside the tube really quickly, which isn't a big issue but is worth noting that you need to be careful squeezing the product out because of the oils that separate inside. For a fraction of the price, I would recommend the Vaseline Lip Therapy instead to provide real moisturizing benefits instead. The packaging is cute and there are a lot of scents to choose from, but there are much better lip balms available from other brands. 

After using these for several months, I have come to realize how similar these products are to the bestsellers of Rare Beauty. As much as I like these Glossier products, I would still recommend Rare Beauty's products over some of these, especially when it comes to face products. Rare Beauty's products give you a similar minimal look but with a much wider shade range on both ends of the spectrum. They are both at a similar price point, but many of Glossier's face products especially don't often cater to those with deeper skin tones. I have noticed they have been expanding their range little by little, but Rare Beauty just has so many more options available for foundations, concealers, blushes, etc. that absolutely everyone will be able to find a shade in. 

From what I have used, Glossier really shines in the lip category - I would highly recommend the Lip Gloss, Generation G, and the UltraLip to anyone looking to try the brand for the first time. For a brand as popular as Glossier is I knew some of the products were bound to be over-hyped, which is what I would categorize the Cloud Paint and Balm Dot Com as. I like them and use them, but I don't know if those products would work for everybody and there are alternatives available at lower prices. Unless you are buying them on sale or with some kind of discount, there are many comparable products that cost much less. I will work on posting similar products and dupes to these products very soon, but if you want the Glossier look without the Glossier prices, I recommend checking out Flower Beauty and Colourpop for similar cream products. 

Thanks for reading! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

-Melissa ♡

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