The one product that everyone who loves Glossier was after to complete the Glossier look was a mascara, and last month they finally delivered and launched the Glossier Lash Slick. And boy did I fall head over heels for it and ordered it as soon as it was available.
Seen as I’ve reviewed most of Glossier’s other makeup products (here), where I talk about what I loved, liked and things that are just ok, in addition to my review of the their liquid eye shadows Lidstars (here), I thought I’d do one for their newest launch as well.
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First off, the packaging is iconically Glossier, using a pale pink for the tube keeping it simple and elegant, fitting with their aesthetic perfectly. The mascara wand itself is plastic with bristles descending from small to longer making it easier to separate all the lashes. Personally I usually have better luck with mascaras that have plastic wands instead of a fluffy bristle brush, so I was very excited to test it out.
Glossier claims that this mascara will: lengthen the lashes with the help of their micro fibres, will lift and curl your lashes, it will not clump – therefore giving your lashes natural separation and that it is water resistant, but not water proof, so it washes off easily. These are some very bold claims that I was eager to test out, so I decided to test it out over 4 days.
Here’s what I discovered.
Day 1 & 2
I curled my eye lashes before applying the mascara. On first glance there didn’t look as though there was any product on the wand – this is probably due to the insert inside the tube only allowing a small amount of product on to the wand deter clumps. On application my lashes looked separated and long – I mean LONG. If you didn’t see the cute cow picture with their gorgeously long lashes on their instagram you need to because this was basically what my lashes looked like! Perhaps that was inspiration for them? #nottestedoncows
To me the separation this mascara gives is a firm 10/10. I have some criss-cross eye lashes that seem to want to go against the norm and do whatever they want, but this mascara puts them in their rightful place and they stay there. With other mascaras I usually struggle to keep them looking semi-normal, but the Glossier Lash Slick does this with ease.
It wore very well throughout the day, with no hiccups or smudging. I decided to use my normal makeup cleansing oil to wash it off, and it came off super easily.
I decided not to curl my eye lashes to see if the curling claims were true… and I’m pleased to say they are. Now don’t get me wrong, I will still be curling my eye lashes because I have annoying straight lashes that are a pain in the butt, but if I didn’t want to this mascara is great for a little lift. Although I won’t say the lift is as good as when you do use a curler, but the product doesn’t let them fall flat throughout the day – at least for me it didn’t.
Today was the first and only time I experienced this mascara smudging and going on my upper lids and on my temples (I have no idea how this happened). I don’t know if it was due to not curling them, or maybe it was another product that caused it to happen, or perhaps the more likely scenario is that I rubbed my eyes without realising.
For this final test I decided to curl my lashes and use the Glossier Lash Slick as my base mascara, with another one on top to see if it could work well as a combination. I’m happy to report it worked very well, so if you love separation and length but want a bit more you can add your go-to mascara for a great all round effect. Obviously because I used another mascara I did have to use a makeup cleaning oil to wash it off, but again my mascara was easy to come off.
A little note: I saw in one of Allana Davison’s videos that she used Glossier’s Lash Slick as a base with Lancôme’s Monsieur Big mascara on top and it looked stunning, so naturally I’ll have to try this combo haha. (If you don’t know Allana you need to check out her YouTube channel it’s awesome!)
Overall I’d say this mascara is great for people who want natural looking lashes and those of us that struggle with separation and length. I also think this mascara would be great for those of you who don’t overall like wearing mascara as it doesn’t add a lot of product on your lashes and can easily wash off, but still gives your lashes a lovely fluttery effect.
It’s amazing for lengthening and separating lashes, and does a fairly good job with holding a curl and giving you a little volume – just don’t expect too much. It’s not going to make you look like you’ve got false eyelashes, but it will give you a ‘lash extension’ effect.
Do I think it’s worth the price? At £14 I would definitely say yes. It’s a little bit more expensive than a drugstore mascara, but not as pricy as one from a high end brand, plus it does everything it claims to, in addition to giving me exactly what I want. However I wish there was a waterproof version as well – hint hint Glossier 😉
Have you tried the new Glossier Lash Slick, what were your thoughts?
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