“We believe the best part about going out is getting ready.”
My beautiful, retro, 70’s themed dreams have been fulfilled, and by who else but my all time favorite brand! Glossier Play was announced this week, and I am already waiting with bated breath to see what they release next. The theme of this new offshoot brand is “Beauty, Dialed Up,” and every single product has impressed me so far. Enough introduction though, let’s get to what everyone want: swatches and reviews!
“an opalescent shimmer for a champagne gleam”
This little bottle of glow is what would happen if the Haloscope and a bottle of the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops had a shiny baby. In the bottle this looks very pink which had me the tiniest bit worried, but on the skin the champagne gold hues really show through evenly with the pink. I use the doe foot applicator to dab a few spots of this on my cheekbones and then blend it in with either my fingers or a damp Beauty Blender. This is not a subtle highlight by any means, so I will be reserving this for nights out instead of the work day.
When this collection was released, I was most excited for these glitter gels by far. I am so easily entertained and distracted by shiny, glittery things in makeup, and as soon as I got my hands on these I had to try them out on my eyes.
“metallic gunmetal with flecks of platinum”
I love anything and everything with the descriptor ‘gunmetal’ because a cool toned statement eye look is so perfect to me. This shade of Gelee is perfect to pat on top of a grey smokey eye to add a whole new level of glam.
“gold glimmer with glints of chartreuse”
Chartreuse is one of those colors that I can’t help but be drawn to. I love using it as a fun alternative to a gold glittery eye, it amps up green and yellow eye shadows also. It can be hard to find the right time to wear this, but adding just a tiny bit of it can transform your look.
“coppery, iridescent rose”
There are few things as comfortable as a warm toned eye look, and this fire-infused glitter is the perfect way to take a reddish orange shadow to the next level. If you have blue eyes, this would look amazing patted on top of a copper matte shadow all over the eye.
“woodish brown black”
I am pretty dedicated to my Marc Jacobs eyeliners because they are pretty much the only ones that never smudge on me, but this little pencil may be giving them a run for their money. The color is the perfect mix of brown and black, full black eye liners tend to dull my eyes. I will definitely be getting more colors in this liner, because it stays put all day long with no smudging.
As fun as the matte lip trend was, I am forever grateful that shiny, imperfect lip looks are on their way back in. I love the orange and pink that comes through in this red glossy lip. The packaging is not the easiest to use, bit it is so cute I can ignore all that. You can dab just a bit on to add some color, or really layer it to get a fully opaque lip look.
This sharpener is ‘German engineered’ but I am way more interested in the vintage schoolhouse feel and the fact that it comes with a helpful wax cleaning rod. I haven’t used this yet so I can’t speak to how easy it is to clean, but I will update once I do!
I wasn’t sure I was going to use this much, as I have other synthetic bristled brushes that work just fine with my other glitters. This little tool is perfect for applying the Glitter Gelees though, it is perfectly shaped to pat the glitter filled gel on the lid without covering half my face in fallout. Because it is silicone it is super easy to clean as well!
Let me know if you’ve picked up anything from this new brand, and what your thoughts are!