Glossier Clear Lip Gloss Curation Card

Glossier Lip Gloss

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alex markel
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WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY

We took everything you love about lip gloss, got rid of everything you don’t, and formulated the perfect Lip Gloss. The fuzzy doe-foot applicator scoops up just the right amount of gloss so after just one swipe lips look instantly shinier. No stickiness, no grittiness, no gluey feeling—just smooth, juicy glide. Choose from Clear for a transparent crystal finish, Holographic for an opalescent shimmer, and Red for a subtle, sheer tint. And thanks to Vitamin E, your lips stay soft and moisturized. Start collecting yours.
GLOSSIER

Lip Gloss Overview

This product is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, paraben free, alcohol free, cruelty free, and vegan.

Clear

$ Amt $/0z Rating
$14.00 0.14 fl oz/4.3 ml $3.33/ml EWG Skindeep Database - 3

Red & Holographic

$ Amt $/0z Rating
$14.00 0.14 fl oz/4.3 ml $3.33/ml EWG score 1

Clear –

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene  |
emollient
Octyldodecanol  |
solvent/fragrance/emulsifier
Polybutene  |
viscosity control
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil  |
emollient/moisturizer
Phenoxyethanol  |
preservative
Tocopheryl Acetate  |
antioxidant
Flavor  |
fragrance
Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)  |
pigment
Red 6 (CI 15850)pigment


Red –

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene  |
emollient
Polybutene  |
viscosity control
Octyldodecanol  |
solvent/fragrance/emulsifier
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil  |
emollient/moisturizer
Trihydroxystearin  |
solvent/viscosity control/emollient
Tocopheryl Acetate  |
moisturizer/antioxidant
Caprylyl Glycol  |
moisturizer/emollient
1,2-Hexanediol  |
solvent/fragrance
Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)  |
pigment
Red 6 (CI 15850)  |
pigment
Red 21 Lake (CI 45380)pigment


Holographic –

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene  |
emollient
Polybutene  |
viscosity control
Octyldodecanol  |
solvent/fragrance/emulsifier
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil  |
emollient/moisturizer
Trihydroxystearin  |
solvent/viscosity control/emollient
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite  |
viscosity control
Tocopheryl Acetate  |
antioxidant
Silica  |
viscosity control
Caprylyl Glycol  |
moisturizer/emollient
1,2-Hexanediol  |
solvent/fragrance
Tin Oxide  |
viscosity control
Titanium Dioxidepigment
Independent Assessment

Glossier has updated the formula of the Clear Lip Gloss since its original release in the 2016 holiday gift set. The formula was originally:

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850)

Lip Gloss Review

This lip gloss is thick, yet deceptively comfortable to wear… as long as you apply a thin layer. It contains conditioning vitamin E in the form of tocopheryl acetate (more susceptible to contamination than traditional tocopherol).

As emollients, it uses hydrogenated polyisobutene (extremely common in potted lip balms) and jojoba oil. Glossier refers to this blend of emollients as Gloss – Lock Technology.

There is a very subtle fragrance to it that will only be irritating to the most sensitive skin and/or nose.

This clear lip gloss is surprisingly enjoyable… mostly because I am not a gloss person (AT ALL)! And it leaves a perfect healthy pink flush after all of the gloss has worn off… hours later. Thanks to Glossier, I am a partial convert.

[Update – 10/26/19]

Glossier has added two new “colors” to their lip gloss repertoire, a red and a holographic.

If you are interested in trying out the red or holographic. They are a cleaner formula and wear the same as the clear formula – goes on smooth and glossy and gets stickier as it wears off, but doesn’t make strings when you pull your lips apart.

The red imparts a healthy looking flush to the lips. I’d definitely choose this over the clear any day. 

The jury is out on how shiny the holographic is since we haven’t picked on up to test yet.

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WITH LOVE,
Alex