Review | New Glossier Generation G Matte Lipstick in Leo and Zip and Swatches
Everything gets easier in Fall. The air adopts a nip, so you no longer have to dress to accommodate and disguise back sweat. Clammy cups of iced coffee get switched out for cozy insulated vessels. Soup—the most convenient form food can take—comes back into relevance. You sleep more soundly knowing your farmer’s tan has gone by the wayside. Lipstick colors deepen, and Glossier wanted to make sure you were covered.
Glossier’s two new Generation G shades are the easiest lipsticks for Fall. They bring shades to the lineup that you’re already familiar with, but maybe had some trouble pulling off before. Zip is a warm mid-tone rose, and Leo is a sheer saddle brown. Both make it uncommonly simple to brood by way of your lips.
New! New! New!ish
Generation G gets a little makeover with a new tube. They still retain the Warholian utility of the previous incarnation but now with what feels a sturdier, opaque plastic. There is still plenty of room to garnish your tube with the included stickers. :-)
A Bit of Both
Each of these has a firm, but humid texture. This combination stops it from sliding around while not feeling like a one-thousand-year-old layer of papier-mâché. The formula sits balmingly on your lips and feels like nothing.
Most lipsticks are designed to cover the color and texture of your lips. But what if you don't want to? These sheer lip colors act as a filter for your lips which makes them universal for all skin tones as well as invigoratingly easy to apply. Use Leo to give lips an even, dusky look. Use Zip to wear a red lip that doesn’t wear you. You could even apply both on a shaky subway confidently. Use all the extra time you save not fussing over your lipstick on other matters of consequence!*
*The 2016 Election, meme curation, bean counting, learning a new language, managing a smug-mom blog, figuring out what ASMR is,
Ages Like Fine Wine
Most matte lipstick wears off in patchy sections, leaving you with an outline of untouched color and shreds of pigment settling into your lip lines. Generation G slowly (but evenly) blots itself off until you’re left with faint tint, several hours later. It's long wearing without being film-like. Eat, talk, and chew pen caps in peace. No weird residue. No oil-based makeup remover. Boing!
Here are my application tips:
1. Swipe on as many times as you want—in front of a mirror, or not. You could practice figuring out the exact number of layers are to your liking and become a self-sufficient mirrorless machine. Sort of.
2. Blend the lip line with your finger to evoke gusto and irreverence.
You can get them now for $18 each with 20% off if you use the link here!