So much for not making spontaneous beauty purchases. I got an email informing me of Glossier’s newest release, the Lidstar Glistening Eye Glow, which is essentially a liquid eyeshadow and I couldn’t stop myself from ordering some colours to try.
See, I am a big fan of cream formulas and I love shimmers. There are 6 shades in the range and I bought 2, then subsequently bought two more – it’s a bit of a mixed bag I have to say.
Here are the 6 shades, which are all fairly neutral, pretty colours:
Now before these were on general release, a very impressive list of stars had worn it on the
Glossier are definitely very good at getting features on famous faces!
These are £15 each or you can get two for £25. I was lucky enough to have £10 credit from when someone used my code to make a purchase (thank you whoever you are) so it was a steal at £15 for two and free shipping.
I chose Fawn, a warm taupe and Herb, a golden green.
I’ve seen quite a few funny comments about the packaging looking like test tubes and those 99p lipsticks you buy from China on eBay. I actually thought it was cute but when I got it in my hand – yes it does look a little cheap (feels it too) and the sponge tip is a little hard and cheap feeling. Even so it is not the end of the world (I think I would’ve liked this in a tube).
On social media these colours looked very metallic and shimmery, almost slightly glittery but in real like on the skin, it is more like a super fine shimmer.
Fawn and Herb are both the ‘deepest’ shades and also the most pigmented. Therefore one coat is already enough to leave a pretty colour and shimmer – other shades I bought are much much sheerer.
I dab this on the lid and it takes a good minute or so to dry. Once it is dry, I am very impressed by the staying power (no creasing at all) and how it doesn’t feel dry or crumbly on the eye. I have used cream shadows before that dry to the point where they are a little flaky. This feels moist on the skin and hydrating.
It’s also quite a soft glow effect…I like, I really do. I am a TAD disappointed by how the gold is not as noticeable as I wanted in the Herb, but it’s ok, I’ll cope. Fawn is great.
On this basis I purchased two more shades, Cub (a mid apricot type shade) and Slip (sheer pink). I skipped Moon (pearl white) and Lily (a lavender). I have to say, whilst Cub is pretty it is ridiculously sheer, and Slip is barely detectable on my skin tone which makes them both a little disappointing.
So I would say, if you want to try these, Herb and Fawn are definitely the most pigmented, followed by Cub.
Slip is super sheer and leaves the lightest veil of colour and I have read that Moon is the same.
It’s great if you want a light wash of colour and don’t want to bother with powder and the inevitable work that goes with that.
If you want to purchase
Let me know if you try it and if you like it!