• Tyrah Dae

Glossier: Is The Hype Real?

Updated: Apr 2


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"Skin first, makeup second." Glossier's inspiring mantra emphasizes the importance of taking care of your skin. I have been lucky enough to try out a range of their bestselling products, but trust me, I still have plenty more to cave in on... those serums are always sold out and I have yet to get my hands on them! In this article, I will be deeply diving into the question of "is the hype real?" on none other than the brand that, for many, has quickly turned into a lifestyle: Glossier.

Tried and True: My Glossier Products

I loved taking a deep look into the effects of Glossier that I have experienced. Oftentimes we use products just because they are popular, but it is important to know if they are actually doing anything. I hope this post has better informed you of this coveted brand, whether you already own some of their products or have always been skeptical about them. Want to get 10% off your Glossier order? Use this link: https://re.glossier.com/7d6da853. Not only will you save money, but it will give me a little bit of store credit in return! That is what I can a win-win! If there are any other brands you would like me to evaluate, please feel free to reach out to me on the Contact page here at www.tyrahdae.com or on Instagram, twice a day, depending on how dry your skin naturally is, and it will effectively clear up your skin in a matter of a couple weeks. Because I am constantly raving about the Exfoliating Solution, many of my friends have added it to their daily skincare routines and are just as hooked as I am. This, by far, is my ultimate skincare necessity. I cannot last a week without it!

The Verdict: My Thoughts on the Products

Now that you know which coveted Glossier items I have tried, allow me to fill you in on how I feel about them. The Balm Dotcom? So hydrating, so moisturizing, so perfect. My cherry one smells like Twizzlers, which is a definite plus. If you are looking into getting one, you have many, many options to choose from. Rose? Mint? Mango? Berry? Birthday cake? Pick your poison. As for the Boy Brow, it kept my brows cleanly in place and somehow made them appear fuller, even though I had the clear gel! I do not know why I have not repurchased the Boy Brow, as I really loved it. (I might have to do something about that soon...)

I have never had really clear skin, so when I saw Glossier's Zit Stick, I knew I had to give it a try. This was also the gateway into purchasing more of their skincare. I would use the Zit Stick every night as the last step of my skincare routine and it was such a great spot treatment! It did not dry out my skin while still getting the job done. What led me to try their Exfoliating Solution? I have pretty sensitive skin, where traditional exfoliators were often too harsh and would do more harm than good. Learning that this was a chemical exfoliant in a toner-like substance sounded like the skincare product of my dreams. Having gone through four bottles now, I can confidently tell you that IT IS. You can use it once or twice a day, depending on how dry your skin naturally is, and it will effectively clear up your skin in the matter of a couple weeks. Because I am constantly raving about the Exfoliating Solution, many of my friends have added it to their daily skincare routines and are just as hooked as I am. This, by far, is my ultimate skincare necessity. I cannot last a week without it!

Since I had fallen so in love with their skincare products, I knew I had to experiment with some more. I had just run out of my current moisturizer and decided to try out Glossier's Priming Moisturizer this time around. I usually have super dry skin around the colder months, but I did not see one dry patch when I made the switch to this product. It is lightweight yet easily buildable, making it the ideal everyday moisturizer. Plus, it lasts for such a long time. I ordered my first one just under a year ago and I bought my newest one a mere month ago. Falling in love with their facial moisturizer led me to believe their body cream would be just as wonderful. As hydrating and glowy the Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream made me look, it sadly resulted in my legs having little red bumps all over them. As mentioned before, my skin tends to be sensitive, so I am not very upset about this. I just know now that it does not work on my particular skin.

My favorite makeup product has always been mascara. I could put mascara on for hours, it is so satisfying to me! (I know, how weird is that?) I was constantly hearing about the hype around Glossier's Lash Slick, so when I ran out of my Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced (which always left mascara under my eyes, so I already was not planning to repurchase it), I headed over to Glossier.com yet again to get my hands on their mascara. On the first day of wearing it out, I had so many friends say, "Wow, your lashes look so good today!" or, "How are your eyelashes that long?!" Never before had I gotten so many compliments on the appearance of my lashes. Lash Slick - thank you for your service. I have since then moved onto Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara, which is just as incredible. I will probably continue switching back and forth between the two!

There is one final Glossier creation that I have in my possession - the Futuredew. All I can say is, "Wow." My skin tends to get oily throughout the day, so I was hesitant on this purchase because I was not sure if it would make my face look like a ball of grease. Surprisingly, and thankfully, it does not! My skin gives off an effortless glow, looking healthy and radiant. I have not used my favorite highlight since I purchased the Futuredew! If you know me, you would know I cannot live without highlight, so this is a big deal. Glossier claims that after a month or so of using this product, your skin's texture will improve and it will naturally have an overall radiance to it. I am eagerly anticipating these results, so I hope it turns out the way I am hoping!

So... Is the Hype Real?

In my complete and utter opinion, based on the products I have just reviewed one by one: absolutely. It is no wonder why Glossier has grown so drastically and successfully in the short amount of time it has been around. Their products are intelligently created and show effective results, their overall aesthetic and branding is pleasing, and their sense of community is unmatched. Glossier is truly a force to be reckoned with, being a huge competitor with the fellow trendy beauty and skincare companies currently on the market.

I loved taking a deep look into the effects of Glossier that I have experienced. Oftentimes we use products just because they are popular, but it is important to know if they are actually doing anything. I hope this post has better informed you on this coveted brand, whether you already own some of their products or have always been skeptical about them. Want to get 10% off your Glossier order? Use this link: https://re.glossier.com/7d6da853. Not only will you save money, but it will give me a little bit of store credit in return! That is what I can a win-win! If there are any other brands you would like me to evaluate, please feel free to reach out to me on the Contact page here at www.tyrahdae.com or on Instagram, @tyrahdae. I love conversing with you all about our common interests, whether it be music, fashion, beauty, or the latest online trends! As always, if you have any ideas for blog posts you want me to write, reach out to me whenever you please. Until next time!

x, Tyrah


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Tyrah Dae is an aspiring fashion journalist and author. Follow her journey here at www.tyrahdae.com.