Sunday, September 29, 2019

Glossier Generation G

I’m not usually one to buy into the hype. In fact, I’m always anti-hype. Like when I first saw the Boy Brow from GLOSSIER, I was skeptical and still am with that particular product. I have several brow grooming aids that look just like it. However, it was their Generation G ($18 @ matte lipsticks that caught my eye first. Am I on board? Am I waving my flag in approval to continue the hype? Click below to find out!


Generation G is their answer to the blotted lip look/matte lip color in one. They come in six buildable shades and I picked up two I thought would be most suitable – Zip, a bright red, and the more subtle Cake, a nude.

The look is called blotted or blurred lip and is supposed to look like you’ve been wearing a lip color for a few hours. It’s a tad faded at the edges and isn’t supposed to look perfectly applied.  For these, Glossier claims their formulas are able to adapt to you as they are not as opaque as a traditional lipstick; I can still see some of my real lip color, so I’d say true!

I tried the Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip, not really knowing what to expect and thought they were ok. But with these, I get the look and trend of it and I approve wholeheartedly! These really do give you lips a kick of color to shift them into the YLBB category as sometimes I’m just not in the mood for a whole lipstick. Do you ever have that feeling? So why don’t I just try a tinted lip balm? Those seem to be a slipperier formula. While I like those, they just don’t seem to be as long-lasting as these are.


So yes, I am late to the party with these. I see they reformulated them last fall and from what I can gather, to make them more sheer. Usually, that is a huge risk for a brand to do that but I did not see any backlash when I google’d it, in fact, people seem to prefer the new formula. Click here to see’s swatches of the old formula and new.

I’m sure I’ll be picking up a few more shades of these. Do you have any favorite out of the six?



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