This post is a sequel to A Glossier Product Review. As I’ve previously mentioned I’m a huge fan of Glossier and its ‘Skin First. Make-up Second’ mantra. So when I visited New York earlier this month I made sure to visit their showroom at 123 Lafayette Street to try some products, take some pictures (spoiler: the showroom is just as insta-worthy as the packaging) and of course, do a spot of shopping.
As is probably pretty self-explanatory by the title, this post will delve into my experience visiting the Glossier Showroom and offer first impressions of more of the brand’s products.
We arrived at the showroom mid-afternoon and, due to it having a small capacity, had to queue outside in order to enter. However the queue was quite short and an ambassador was handing out testers to try while we waited (the Soothing Face Mist was a Godsend in 30º heat).
Once we were let inside, we were ushered into a lift which took us upstairs to the showroom and the doors opened to reveal a millennial pink dream. Flower arrangements, staff in pastel overalls and tons of Glossier products filled the space and the scent of You filled the air.
It was a perfect shopping experience. I was able to test every single product before a super-friendly member of staff helped me narrow down my choices and entered them into their digital purchasing system through which I paid. A quick 5 minutes later, I was presented with a millennial pink Glossier carrier bag filled with my chosen goodies, alongside postcards and samples of further products to try. I was so happy with the experience I practically skipped away.
Now for some product reviews…
A cult favourite, Balm Dotcom is a universal skin salve packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to hydrate and repair dry skin and chafing. It comes in six flavours from Original, to refreshing Mint and Birthday, a clear balm enhanced by a subtle shimmer.
With its incredible popularity, I was excited to try this product but, whilst it was a perfectly decent lip balm, there wasn’t a significant difference between its texture and that of Vaseline. I therefore concluded its $12 price-tag was a little high. However, I would perhaps ask for it as a stocking filler for Christmas.
Cloud Paint is the first Glossier product I’ve been truly disappointed by. It is described as “seamless cheek colour” and “a new way to blush”, however it was so highly pigmented I felt I looked like a clown. It would perhaps look better on somebody with darker skin. I can imagine Beam looking particularly beautiful on an olive skin tone but for my pasty skin, Cloud Paint just doesn’t work at all.
I swear this is the mascara I’ve been looking for my whole life. Lash Slick was released in May and upon hearing about its formula, I instantly wanted to try it. I can happily say this film forming mascara did not disappoint! On application it curls and lengthens the lashes without creating too much volume for a beautifully natural eye. It’s also smudge-proof without being waterproof and washes off easily with warm water at the end of the day. It’s literally perfect!
Alongside Lash Slick, I purchased another Lip Gloss (my old one was confiscated at a festival earlier this year) and my favourite lipstick, Generation G, in two new shades, Cake – a subtle peachy nude – and Zip – a poppy red. For reviews of these products check out A Glossier Product Review.
And, before I’d even left the showroom, I already had a new wish list filled to the brim with more products. What can I say? I love Glossier!
Peace and love, Bec