Before I dive into my Glossier Lidstar review, I want to explain what it means to be a Glossier rep. There are a lot of misconceptions out there but most of all, there seems to be so much shade thrown at Glossier reps.
First, I’m a Glossier rep and it’s not my full-time job (neither is my blog) and if you’re a casual reader you might already know that. Being a Glossier rep is like the equivalent of being a part an affiliate commission company (think rewardStyle or ShopStyle). Just like any other affiliate program, I make a small commission off orders purchased through my rep link. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to disclose how much but to put it in perspective, if I’m having a “good” month, then I guess I could go out to lunch every day for one week.
The reality is, I didn’t sign up to be a rep for the money—because as you can tell, it’s not much (at least for me, anyway). But being a Glossier rep does have its perks. I get to learn about new products prior to launching, which is fun. I also receive a monthly $30 credit which I can apply toward my purchase. I usually find myself restocking on holy grail products (Milky Jelly and Boy Brow).
When people hear or read that I’m a Glossier rep, there’s an assumption that it’s just like being a “Younique rep” or “Rodan + Fields rep” or [insert another MLM rep]. The difference is, I don’t have quotas to fill and I’m never forced to push or promote a product. For the last 6 years I’ve been a content curator and what I love about being a Glossier rep is that no one dictates how I should talk about the products I use in my lifestyle (other than embargos on new releases… which is the norm for any media outlet).
I understand how some beauty “reps” can be overzealous on social media. Even at times I find myself scrolling through my feed and thinking, “I get it! You’re a rep for the brand. Ugh.”
And of course, Glossier isn’t the only brand I’m obsessed with. I only talk about products I know and love, and of course use, in my every day life. And while I usually stray from writing negative reviews about products I’ve tried, there are a few Glossier products I wouldn’t recommend to my readers or friends.
I’ve been a fan of Glossier since its inception. I’ve been a rep for almost a year, so if you ever have doubts about my genuine recommendations, feel free to search for old posts about Glossier products prior to 2017 and you’ll see just how much I love this brand prior to ever making a $1 off it.
OK, rant over. Now on to my Lidstar review…
It was the beauty launch day that was heard around the world… or at the very least, echoed across the Internet. I get it, Glossier loves to make sure a new product launch is splashed all over your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feed.
I have give credit when credit is due. Glossier knows how to hype a new makeup product, specifically Lidstar—a creamy eyeshadow designed to light up eyelids in a non-glittery way. I’m not sure I would’ve been inclined to purchase this had I not spent the last month or so trying to decode what Beyonce was wearing on the red carpet of the Grammys. The FOMO is real, y’all.
Glossier launched six “eye glow” shades:
Lily (sheer lilac)
Slip (sheer baby pink)
Cub (rose gold)
Herb (smoky green)
The product junkie in me wanted to splurge on all six, but I wanted to make sure these were really worth it, so I opted to buy Cub and Herb (swatched above).
I’ve tried my share of liquid eyeshadow and gaining control of the amount of product can be tricky. I think the doe foot applicator makes for a buildable application and at least with these two shades, I was really impressed with its staying power. So much so that it took quite a few soaked cotton pads to remove. I also love the subtle shimmer.
On the flipside, I found Cub and Herb to be super sheer. Compared to Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, these shades are way less intense and ideal for the girl who wants just a wash of color. In the moment, I really wanted to pack on the color and it took me several swipes, and I found this part to a little time consuming for just one product. Regardless, I’m definitely left wanting more and thinking about buying a couple more tubes.
These are available for purchase now for $18 each. In true Glossier fashion, there’s a Lidstar duo that allows you to buy two and save $6.
Have you tried Lidstar? What are your thoughts on the new product?