Happy Monday everyone! I’ve had a crazy weekend between work, going to the state fair, and trying to catch up on a bunch of schoolwork and ambassador stuff. BUT I’m here and ready to start the week! When Glossier announced the 2 new Gen G colors, I was obviously stoked. I ordered both Zip and Leo along with restocking my Boy Brow stash and my Priming Moisturizer (Never can have enough of it!). I’ve actually ordered from all 3 batches of Gen G (You thought there were only 2??) and I wanted to point out some of the differences between the 3.
The first color I bought was Jam, just to see if I enjoyed the formula since I’m not much of a matte girl. The color payoff was nice, but I noted that the actual lipstick had gotten caught between the cap and the tube and was smudged onto it. It was pretty noticeable considering it was see through. I wrote back in my initial post that I felt that compared to all of their other products, the Gen G tube felt cheap and plastic-y.
A few months later, when the colors restocked, I purchased Cake, Like, and Crush. The tube was a little less see through and felt firmer, but it still wasn’t the best it could’ve been. That’s why I was really glad to see the opaque tubes that make a definite “click” sound when the cap is closed. Now that’s improvement!
Cake was a disappointingly peachy nude which was another reason I was happy to try Leo! Personally, I don’t think the formula changed much from the original, but I didn’t have a problem with it before, so that’s okay! Would I call Leo my perfect nude? No. However, it actually shows up on my lips and is very flattering for my skin tone which is more than I could say for Cake. It’s a very pretty fall color as well, so this will go into regular rotation very soon!
As for Zip, I liked it, but it wasn’t my favorite. I love bold red lipstick, and I like to reapply to keep it as opaque as possible. Zip just made me feel like I had eaten a sandwich right after putting on one of my other reds. Not patchy, but just not pigmented enough. I guess that’s a personal opinion seeing “sheer” is in the description, but I think reds should always be loud and proud!
I’m really proud to see how Glossier has progressed over the last year, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Want your own Gen G Lipsticks? Don’t wait! These babies will sell out quick so get yours today!
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