all products: Glossier
One of the best parts of my trip to New York was visiting the Glossier showroom and internally freaking out about being in such a ~chic~ place. First of all, if you live in the New York area and haven't been to the Glossier showroom yet you are absolutely ridiculous and need to spend your next free afternoon on the corner of Lafayette and Canal Street testing blushes and concealers and cleansers and face mists. No inch of the intimate space is wasted with the pale pink walls and giant mirrors. In the back corner was a mermaid-esque "bathroom" where you could get comfortable and try on Glossier's face masks and cleanser. Jars lay sprawled open and lipsticks stood upright in little compartments as if we were in the Glossier production factory testing all of the products.
Of course I visited just one week after the Cloud Paints had been released and got a chance to try out Beam and Haze (the two I was deciding between) and Puff (just for kicks) before getting in line to purchase my fourth tube of Boy Brow in Black and Haloscope in Topaz. I'd been holding out on Haloscope for a while, hoping that I would have a chance to see how it would look/apply on my skin with my makeup routine. If nothing else, the showroom is the perfect place to try out any Glossier product you're mildly curious about before pulling the trigger and forking out the cash for it. I ended up loving the Topaz Haloscope (way more pigmented than I was lead to believe) and added it to my IRL basket before checking out.
With the brand new Cloud Paint in mind, I had already planned on purchasing at least one color when I stepped into Glossier paradise. However, I was not prepared for how crazily pigmented it would be or how incredibly long lasting it was. The tubes are sold in mere 0.3oz portions, but so little goes a long way that I see this little guy lasting me months. Haze was the perfect shade for my skin tone (on darker skin in appears the perfect blush-y pink rather than the deep plum/burgundy it seems to be when you squeeze it out) and blended out so well that I am almost worried that I'll end up wasting product almost every time I use it if I don't master the art of the delicate bottle squeeze.
I used my trio of products for the rest of the trip and haven't stopped using them since. I am still awed by how long lasting the Cloud Paint is while I'm still navigating how to use my Haloscope tube. If only I could go back and plant myself in front of a showroom mirror for hours practicing.