As a beauty lover and Glossier rep, yesterday was an absolute blast. If you were on social media at all, I’m sure you already saw the announcement – Glossier is releasing new eyeshadows today! I’m so excited to introduce Lidstar, the newest addition to the Glossier family and a rather innovative product in general to hit the market. These showed up in the mail a few days ago as a surprise gift and I’ve been wearing them every day since so I could give you guys a full, comprehensive review.
What Is It & What Does It Do?
Lidstar is a creamy liquid eyeshadow that creates a glistening glow to enhance the eyes. It comes in 6 different shades that offer a soft wash of color, thanks to a blend of coated pigments and multicolor floating pearls. These give such a soft, diffused look to the eyes which makes them perfect for everyday use, whether you’re headed to work or going out for the night. They can be worn individually or layered together to create specific looks, and the best part is that they are incredibly easy to apply.
Lidstar comes in a hard plastic tube with a doe foot applicator (which I completely forgot to photograph but it’s basically the same container as a lip gloss). You get 0.15 fl oz (4.5 ml) of product for $18 USD / $22 CAD / £ 15 GBP. Glossier also has a Lidstar Duo where you get to pick two shades and save $6 / $8 / £ 5.
Each shade is one of a kind and has different special effects:
Lily | A sheer lilac base with blue and violet pearls
Fawn | a cool, smoky taupe with violet and neutral gold pearls
Cub | a rose gold with warm shimmer effect
Moon | the sheerest cream base with blueish opalescent glimmer
Herb | a smoky green with yellow gold pearl
Slip | a sheer baby pink with golden highlight effect
Pros & Cons
First, I’ll start off with the things I love about the new Lidstar eyeshadows. They’re incredibly easy to wear and apply. I just swipe some on my lids and gently blend it out with my ring finger. Fawn has quickly become my favorite for a quick wash of color all over the lid. I love that Glossier took the time to put out a cool-toned neutral since nearly everything to do with eyeshadows is warm right now. Moon is another favorite – I’ve actually been wearing it to brighten my inner corners as well as a highlight for my face. It blends out beautifully and gives my skin such a gorgeous sheen. Another positive thing to note is that once this dries down on the skin, it does not budge. A small amount of shimmer might come off on your finger, but the shadow itself stays put all day long. Every time I’ve worn this, I’ve done so without eyeshadow primer and these have never creased on me.
As for negatives, the biggest thing that’s bothered me so far is that it is a little easy to over-blend these out and make them look too sheer. That could be due to how I was applying this originally. At first, I was just putting a little in the center of my lids and blending it out, and it just wasn’t giving me the look I was wanting. Now, I apply a good amount all over the lid and just use my fingers to lightly blend out the edges. This gives more of an opaque look while still offering a diffused effect, and I’m absolutely in love with it.
Glossier was kind enough to send several of their reps different Lidstars to try out in anticipation of the reveal/launch. I got 4 out of the 6 shades (Moon, Slip, Fawn, and Herb), and they’ve already become a part of my daily makeup routine. Moon* and Slip* are gorgeous daytime shades, and Fawn* looks so pretty for a slightly smokier look. I’ve yet to really play around with Herb* but I’m super excited to because I’ve been wanting to wear more green shades lately.
Overall, I’m super happy with this latest Glossier launch. I think these new eyeshadows are so nice and have helped make my makeup routine a bit quicker (without sacrificing quality, of course). I love that I’m able to just throw these in my makeup bag and go. They don’t take up a lot of room, and there’s no additional tools or brushes required. If you’d like to try these out for yourself, you can shop through my link to receive 20% off your first purchase as well as free shipping over $30 (don’t forget to purchase the Lidstar Duo so you can save a little extra money as well). A huge thank you in advanced to anyone who uses my link – it really helps me out and allows me to make a small commission as well.
Are you excited about this new launch? Which Lidstar shade are you looking forward to trying the most?