@Kim888 Oh man, I hated the Generation G shade I bought. I mean the shade was pretty, but the formula was too dry for me. I only ever wore it as a very sheer lip stain, blotted on with finger. The Ultralips are much more comfy, unless you hate feeling like your lips are heavy-thick-balm (almost wax lips) coated. It honestly took me a few minutes to adjust to that feeling.
It'll be interesting to see how pigmented they are on other people's lips. Apparently I'm an anomaly because PMG's non-astral Lip Fetish Balms have all been quite pigmented on me—even on my darker upper lip. 🤷♀️
Yeah I will let you know if I do pick any up @WinglessOne ! And on pigmentation too as my lips are quite pale so it’ll be interesting to see. So far Gucci balm gives me the most color. Interesting that Pat M are for you!
"Glossier Just Added Two New Products To Its Body Collection"
An exfoliating bar ($14), which is designed to be used in the palm of your hand to slough away dry skin. It contains bamboo powder, sunflower seed oil, and aloe leaf juice, and promises to leave the skin silky, soft, and smooth. It's also a great option for those concerned about plastic waste (which we all should be these days!), as the particles in the bar are said to be biodegradable. Also, as a solid bar, it's a great alternative to a plastic tube of body wash.
Then the Dry-Touch Oil Mist, ($28) which is a lovely, lightweight alternative to the existing body cream. The spray bottle houses a fast-absorbing oil that dries down quickly and promises not to leave the skin greasy or sticky. In other words, it's perfect for those of us who get impatient waiting for our body butter to sink in before we can get dressed. The oil's ingredients list features sunflower seed, grapeseed, and oat oils for peak moisture and hydration.
Looks like they're available on their site already. Also, if anyone is part of the Conde Nast Try It Program, you may get an email soon...
For anyone in the Boston area, I stopped by the Glossier Pop-Up in Seaport on Sunday and made it out alive! I totally forgot to take pictures because it was super crowded but here are two press photos 🙂
Glossier Boston Pop-Up @ the Current 85 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210
Crowds aside, the pop-up occupies all of the Current huts, all painted pink and brightly lit, I think 9 total. The huts are pretty small (claustrophobically so) with one of them devoted entirely to selfies/IG pics (there's a giant "G" inside), one is for order pickup, and the others are for testing and trying on all the glossier products.
Each hut has a few peppy Glossier employees in powder pink jumpsuits, eager to help you swatch, test, repeat. To keep track of your likes, there's a tri-fold card and pencils (kinda like ikea) where you can mark which products you're in to. When you're ready to place your order, the employees enter it into a tablet, swipe your card, then direct you to wait outside the "orders" hut for pick-up in about 15 minutes. In addition to the regular glossier products, you can also buy some boston themed swag (pins, pens, hat, notepad?).
The order pick-up is slightly chaotic, there's a giant crowd of people just hovering in a semi-circle around the hut, waiting to hear their name shouted. Not the most efficient, especially if you don't hear your name the first time around. Orders come packaged in their signature pink bubble pouch with one sample inside and a free sticker!
My order 🙂
Overall, it's a great way to swatch and test EVERYTHING Glossier has to offer (I didn't look at any skincare, but all the color/play/complexion products were out) and then take it home with you right away. There's even one hut devoted to just brows where you can get your brows done, but there were so many people waiting, it just wasn't worth it. If small, crowded spaces freak you, DEFINITELY wait till NOT the weekend, most of the huts felt like a standing-room only house party, just more pink, some even had lines outside. Factor in 15-20 minutes of your time to wait for them to pick your order (there's no actual product for sale in the huts, just testers).
My goal was to try out the new brow flick (pass) but I ended up picking up a new stretch concealer, a gen G matte lip balm, and re-upping my bow brow. There were two new shades of Cloud Paint I didn't have and all the Play line of products that were super fun, just not quite my taste at the moment. Overall, fun to check out if you're in the area.
Glossier opened a pop-up shop for a couple months in Boston. I've never tried anything from them before, and I'm wondering if there are any must-haves that I should check out? Obviously, I'll look in to Boy Brow, but what else is awesome?
@snoflakefaerie Good reminder! I totally forgot they were having a pop-up shop! I want to check out the new brow flick and maybe pick up some of the matte lip balms. I've got 4 colors of the cloud paint and LOVE them (if you're into blush) and also a fan of boy brow. The stretch concealer and foundation are nice also, but it's basically zero coverage, I feel like it just baaaaarely evens out my skin tone. Truly a no-makeup makeup, not my fave.
I've never tried any of the skincare, and from what I heard from my friends, it's nothing special, especially if you've already gotten a regime and products that work.
Oh awesome. I thought about going over the weekend, but given your description, I'm glad I didn't. I definitely get overwhelmed with crowds in small spaces. I'll hit it up during the week sometime. @MissPuff
@snoflakefaerie Between the gorgeous weather and it being the first weekend, I'm not surprised it was a bit of a mad house. There were quite a few dads just huddled in corners, trying to avoid getting in the way of overly eager ladies. One person actually got door-ed from someone coming in! Seaport is still such a weird area to me, but I imagine during the week it would be less crazy. Have fun!
I haven’t tried that one @CookieGirl1 @but I have both the rose and birthday cake. The textures are a bit different (the cake is longer lasting and a bit thicker). The scents are great, like you would expect, though-which makes me think the mango would be good. But I’m on the fence about it as a lip balm, it really seems more like an elbow salve to me🤷🏻♀️