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 treat myself to lunch a couple times.
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 or splurging on new launches.
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, now on to my Lidstar review…
I have give credit when credit is due. Glossier knows how to hype a 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.
Lidstar has six “eye glow” shades:
Lily (sheer lilac)
Slip (sheer baby pink)
Cub (rose gold)
Herb (smoky green)
I absolutely love these shades. I find them very complimentary for my skin tone and eye color. Cub is my favorite shade of the bunch. I also love wearing Lily during the spring season. Moon is my go-to for that inner corner highlight (although it is patchy compared to the others). I love mixing Cub + Herb together for a bronzy eye look.
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 them 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. That said, Glossier has always touted a ‘no makeup’ makeup aesthetic and the intent with Lidstar is to be a sheer wash of color for your lids, so I tend to use them for exactly that purpose.
These are available for purchase here for $18 each.
Have you tried Lidstar? What are your thoughts on the product?