Glossier Lidstar Test, Review, and Swatches

Hey, everyone! For those who subscribe to my YouTube channel, today’s post isn’t much of a surprise! I broke away from my usual video schedule to publish my Glossier lidstar review sooner rather than later. In case you missed the vid, I have it all written down for you in ~blog post form~ today (plus there’s a link to the video at the end if you wanna skip all this mumbo jumbo and just watch that).

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I’m not a Glossier stan by any means, but my ears did perk up when I heard about their newest launch. Being fortunate enough to live in NYC, a.k.a. home of the Glossier showroom, I managed to get my hands on this product the very day it came out (which is cool, to say the least).

Glossier’s lidstar is a liquid eyeshadow. It currently comes in 6 different shades and is available to purchase as singles or in pairs. I opted for the pair deal and picked up the shades Fawn and Herb.


glossier lidstar review

The top color is Fawn, the bottom is Herb. The photo was taken with flash.

As you can see, Fawn is a purple color and Herb is an olive green.

Glossier claimed that lidstar would last 12 hours. To test if that was true, I put primer on one eye and not on the other and applied the product to my lids.


glossier lidstar review no repeats or hesitations

While the applicator is a nice shape, this was time-consuming for me to apply. I had to go over my eyelids a bunch of times before I achieved the look I wanted. If you want a less pigmented look, however, this will be easier for you to apply.


The thing about this product is that it can be as light or as pigmented as you want it to be. I personally like my shadows to be suuuuper pigmented. While it’s more effort to achieve that result with this product, it is indeed possible.


glossier lidstar review no repeats or hesitations

This. Product. Did. Not. BUDGE! It looked identical after 12 hours to when it did right when I put it on, both with and without primer (so primer is totally not necessary!). I was definitely impressed by lidstar’s staying power.


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  1. March 16, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    WOW! Herb is super pigmented, but having to apply 10 coats is a bit time consuming to get the desired look!

  2. March 16, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    I have never tried this brand before but I love the colors!!

  3. March 17, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    I’ve never tried anything from Glossier, but have been meaning to. These look great!

  4. March 18, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Thank you for this! I do love Glossier but rarely wear eyeshadow so I’ve been on the fence. That staying power looks incredible though.

  5. March 18, 2018 / 11:35 pm

    im in love with that entire brands. their products are so good!

  6. March 19, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Ahhhh, I’m so torn about this! I’m not the biggest Glossier fan (ugh, blasphemous, I know. How am I blogger???) but I do love cream/liquid eyeshadows strictly for ease. But I’m super glad you did this review with it super pigmented because while I occasionally like a sheer wash of color, I’m more about something more bold on the eyes. Ughhh I might cave and get one when I move Emily and I blame (or thank, I guess lololol) you!!!

      March 19, 2018 / 8:57 am

      I honestly think Glossier is way over hyped and it’s not really my style at all but yeah you can do the wash of color OR pile it on for a bold look so this product is aight. And we can go to the Glossier showroom and stock up on cheap Canal Street sunglasses once you’re here!!!!

  7. adriana
    March 19, 2018 / 9:18 am

    I love how pigmented they are! So good, I need to try them out!

  8. March 19, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    That’s seriously metallic!

  9. March 20, 2018 / 9:00 am

    I LOVE liquid eyeshadow! I use ShadowSense, which is a SeneGence product, and it is so easy to apply and lasts all day. I have been seeing ads for this Glossier shadow and wondering if it would be similar – glad to see your review!

  10. March 20, 2018 / 10:09 am

    I’m not much for the metallics, but they look nice on you! Glossier is a name I’ve been hearing everywhere lately- maybe I should try it for myself!

  11. March 20, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    I love finding make up products that are long lasting, so thanks for sharing these! I’d love it if they had subtler shades, though, since I don’t usually wear bold makeup looks.

      March 21, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      They do have lighter shades, I just picked the two darkest ones cause that’s just me ahaha. Glad you enjoyed 💕

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