I Tried 7 Glossier Products And You Should Too

I Tried 7 Glossier Products That Ramped Up The Aesthetic To A 100

A comprehensive review of 7 products from Glossier's makeup line.

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Up until recently, I had been pining after Glossier products for nearly 2 years. I've been experimenting more with makeup (except now I have a stye. Make sure to wash your face properly!) and Glossier's entire brand aesthetic really appealed to me. I finally bit the bullet a few weeks ago and purchased over $100 worth of their makeup. Here are my honest thoughts. (Some of the colors in the pictures may be distorted).

1. Boy Brow - $16 - Brown

Not to brag, but I have nice brows. They're naturally dark and full, so I thought I didn't need to buy a brow product. I changed my mind after watching a few reviews, and I'm so glad I did. This is officially my favorite brow product, although I have to be honest I haven't tried many. I was using clear mascara to hold my brows in place, so this is a major step up. I highly recommend it for everyone, even people who have "decent" brows. The extra pigment makes them pop in a way that looks natural and slightly untamed (which I think is the look a lot of people are going for). If you're really adamant about not wanting pigment, then consider the clear version, but a clear mascara is cheaper and will probably do the trick.

2. Stretch Concealer - $18 - G9

I've been on the hunt for the perfect concealer, and I think this is as close as I'm going to get. It's slightly sheer, so be warned. I have quite a bit of acne on my cheeks, so I have to put a few layers on before I get my desired effect, but even then you can still see a bit of the redness peaking through. If you're oily skinned, be prepared to set it with powder, as it does have the tendency to look/feel greasy and slide around. However, it looks absolutely gorgeous once you've gotten your desired coverage and set it. It really feels like you don't have anything on, so if you're looking for a light to medium coverage concealer that'll enhance your dewiness and look natural, consider this one.

3. Lash Slick - $16

I have to say it: this mascara is WAY better than the Too Face Better Than Sex that everyone raves about. I have stick-straight lashes that hate holding a curl, but Lash Slick keeps my lashes curly for the entire day. There's no "shedding", so none of the little mascara bits will smudge or fall onto your under-eye area. It provides more length than volume, so if you're looking for a "false lash" look, this is not the mascara for you. However, if you're a beginner to the makeup game and you like natural looking lashes, I say go for it.

4. Lid Star - $18 - Cub and Moon

Out of all of the products, these were my least favorite. That's not to say I don't like them, I just think they could have easily performed better if perhaps they had a different formulation. I got the shades "moon" and "cub". Moon is a really sheer, glittery off-white color and Cub is a rose-gold that sheers out quickly if you blend it. My complaint is that these two products, Moon especially, are really patchy and hard to control. I originally tried to use the doe-foot wand to blend, but that smudged it and rubbed product everywhere. My current technique is to use the wand for the initial application, and then to use my finger to blend. This obviously isn't ideal, but I love the colors so much that I have to accommodate for the formula.

5. Generation G - $18 - Like

This is my dream lipstick. It's not drying but not too "wet feeling" either, it has a nice wash of pigment, and it's light and buildable. It doesn't feel like you're wearing anything on your lips at all! It really looks like you just applied a lipstick and wiped it off; it gives you a kind of "blotted" effect. Since their new repackaging and reformulation, there's no danger of the bullet breaking or damaging the lipstick. I highly recommend this!

6. Wowder - $22 - G11-G12

I've never used a powder before this one, so I don't really have a standard for comparison. However I can speak to the fact that this powder sets the concealer really well. There's very little creasing and it prevents the Stretch concealer from settling into my fine lines, which has happened with other concealers in the past. Setting powder is essential if you want to wear Glossier makeup look, and this powder complements the Stretch concealer really well. I'd try out other, less pricy powders first, but I still really love this one.

7. Cloud Paint - $ - Puff

This is probably the hardest product to use. If you squeeze out too much, which is incredibly easy to do, you're going to end up looking like a tomato if you don't want to waste product. Most of the reviews I watched absolutely raved about the Cloud Paints. I mostly agree because this blush really does look really natural, but I can't get the hang of the tube it comes in. I'd love it if Glossier could find a way to make sure that too much product doesn't get accidentally squeezed out. Other than that, it's a beautiful blush.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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The Colors Of The Rainbow Ranked From Best To Worst

"Color is a power which directly influences the soul." – Wassily Kandinsky

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The colors of the rainbow are found everywhere; in products at the store, clothing, and even in signs on the roads. Some colors stand out more than others but all in all, each and every one is there for a purpose. That purpose is most likely to grab your attention and make you notice one thing or another. All colors are great but some of them are better than others and here's why.

1. Purple

This was my favorite color, once upon a time. It was also my mom's favorite color. The color purple rarely appears in nature which makes it precious and exquisite. Purple has historically been associated with wealth and royalty but also represents creativity, wisdom, and independence. Given its rarity, seeing something purple makes it special.

2. Green

This is my favorite color now because it represents nature and all that lies in the great outdoors. The color green is everywhere; it represents life and growth. Green is soothing and relaxing while also bringing a sense of hope and adventure. It embodies me in a variety of aspects. I love adventure and am always looking to nature to bring a source of light to my life.

3. Blue

Another great color that can be seen every time you walk out the door and look up at the sky. Although blue usually symbolizes sadness, it also represents trust, stability, and intelligence. It is calming and tranquil in nature. What's better than watching the waves of the ocean?

4. Red

The color of blood and fire; representing both love and anger. Red is powerful and courageous while also being destructive and aggressive. It catches attention quickly and easily to help alert people to danger.

5. Yellow

The color of sunshine and happiness. Yellow represents energy, optimism, and joy. It is spontaneous and unstable while also being bright and attention-grabbing, but only when paired with a darker color.

6. Orange

Orange is a mix of colors rather than standing strong on its own. This color represents warmth and compassion, but it really just helps aid other colors rather than creating a name for itself. Orange reminds me of Halloween and pumpkins, but not much else.

7. Indigo

What even is indigo? This is such an irrelevant color which is why it falls on the end of my list. The only reason I know this color exists is because of ROYGBIV- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Without that, it would be a mystery; there would be no recognition behind the word.

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