TRIED & TESTED: Glossier – Lidstars

As you probably know if you’ve read my recent Glossier haul, I picked up two of the brand’s first-ever eyeshadows: the Lidstars. Time for a review!

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The product

Glossier describes their Lidstars as ‘glistening eye glows’ – while they’re technically still eye shadows, they’re said to be ‘less shadow, more glow‘. Points to their copywriter, because that alone got me interested.

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Glossier Lidstar comes in six shades that are more subtle than they are bright. As I’m more of a Glossier-girl than a Glossier Play-girl, that seemed right up my alley. The formula promises to be ‘buttery‘ and ‘blendable‘ and will dry down as a sheer veil that’ll last all day.

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I purchased two shades: ‘Cub‘, a warm rose gold, and ‘Moon‘, a nude shimmer shade. While Glossier has recently been the subject of commotion because of their not-so-eco-friendly pink pouches, I’m happy to see the product comes packaged using cardboard only. (Also, they’ve recently added the online option that you can indicate you don’t want a pink pouch added to your order. Hurray!)

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The review

Glossier Lidstars are supposed to be easy peasy. You dab ‘em onto your eyelids using your finger and that’s about it, really. I find the ease of application a big plus – especially when traveling. It means I don’t have to subject my trusty 217 to being crushed in that ever-overflowing make-up bag.

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Swatched, these shades look beautiful. Both ‘Cub’ and ‘Moon’ have gorgeous pigment and shine and they do blend like a dream.

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Depending on how the light hits your skin, it exudes a more refined, opalescent vibe. Promising!

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However, I feel like the pigment doesn’t transfer to my eyelids that well. It’s a very – almost too – subtle look, and I find that if I add more layers, the product tends to crease. If you’re willing to add an eyeshadow primer underneath, these will pop a little more, but if you’re into the one-step ease that these promised, they might leave you feeling a tad underwhelmed.

The price

Glossier’s Lidstars retail for € 18 (4,5 ml) – or buy a Lidstar Duo for € 30 and save yourself € 6.

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Until next time,

Martine

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