June 26th 2019
Glossier Lidstar launched at the Oscars (and you can get it today)
March 5th 2018 / 0 comment
Seen on best supporting actress Allison Janney, director Greta Gerwig and a some of the world’s wittiest women on the red carpet, Glossier’s new “one step eye enhancement” makes for subtle starry eyes whether you’re an Oscar winner or not. Here’s the who, what, where and why of Lidstar…
When Beyoncé debuts a new beauty launch, it’s fair to say that it’s likely set to be a big deal. Add this to the buzz around any novel Glossier product, and you’ve got a cosmetic cocktail of anticipation. First worn by Beyoncé at the Grammys, Glossier Lidstar, £15, was finally revealed on last night’s red carpet, worn by a diverse spectrum of comedy and film’s finest, from best supporting actress winner Allison Janney to best director nominee Greta Gerwig and comedian Tiffany Haddish, who also wore full Eritrean dress to the ceremony in tribute to her late father.
In a night that celebrated colour, the six shade see-through shadow (Glossier call it “glow”) was subtle or slightly more shouty where appropriate- from Tiffany’s all over smokey gold-green (Lidstar in Herb) to Salma Hayek's smudge of pearl pink the middle of the lid to catch the light (Lidstar in Slip). While not strongly pigmented, it’s clear the barely-there colour payoff works on a wide range of skin tones, and we’re told that the liquid eye colour “locks” onto lids without creasing, therefore there’s no primer required. The Oscars after parties should just about be wrapping up, so that particular claim would have been put to the ultimate test. We’re wearing it today, and while an average Monday in the office unfortunately can’t compare to raucous Vanity Fair post-Oscars party, it’s a test nonetheless from a ‘settling in crinkles’ P.O.V. Otherwise, here’s the ‘need to know’ on Glossier Lidstar:
Sort of along the lines of a liquid highlighter for your eyes. The glitz particles are tiny, but this is definitely one for the mermaid/unicorn brigade, particularly if you eye the shades…
There a six sheer colours
Think rose golds, sheeny mauves, lilacs and glimmery greens. The vibe is ethereal and fairy-like, which is just as we’d expect from Glossier. It’s safe to say we didn’t see a strongly pigmented palette box coming our way.
It looks like a test tube
Only a dainty millennial pink one. The packaging is pretty handy- slim, light, and the wand applicator allows you to use the quick-to-set shadow as a wash of colour over lids or as a tighter eyeliner.
It’s seemingly for everyone
As above, it’s far from a bold, opaque option, but it was used on women of all ages and skin colours at the Oscars, which bodes well for its general performance, plus it’s fragrance-free and dermatologist tested and ophthalmologist tested, so deemed safe for sensitive skin and eyes. Basically, you won’t be getting a chunk of glitter under your contact lens, which is the kind of modern day makeup torture that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
There are deals to be had
Lidstar launched on Glossier.com today, and you can grab two for £25. That’s sheer and sweet eye candy for £5 less.