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I'm obsessed with Glossier - this is no surprise to anyone. I've gushed about their hyaluronic acid moisturizer, I user their mist in every video, I've waxed poetic about their green mask, use their moisturizing mask religiously. I am obsessed with the Milky Jelly cleanser, and use it at least once a day, sometimes after other cleansers (I feel like it helps my skin stay balanced and not overdry after washing and also it smells like candied roses!)

I've repurchased, which in my world is a really big deal since there's always something new and cool and better sounding to try. I can't stay away, I can't get enough!

But to be completely honest, I've never been obsessed with their make-up. Their super sheer tinted balm was nice, but not enough to compete with the endless stream of new and exciting products pouring into my universe everyday. I used one tube and never went back.

The Boy Brow was a pleasant surprise, and I'm a bit obsessed, even though I have to basically mix my own color using both brown and black because I fall somewhere in the middle of the two. The texture is really thickening but somehow magically still natural.

So to say I was skeptical when they started hyping about Phase 2 is a bit of an understatement. I have an obsessive love for so many of their products, but I was struggling with their color line. I was reluctant.

The packaging is, per usual, absolutely spot on perfect - but packaging doesn't go on my face. But for you guys I decided to pull the trigger and make it happen. Plus they have free returns on everything.

So I bought two of the Generation G lip (balms?sticks? hard to say) and the stretch concealer. I am constantly in need of lip balms because I swear I eat them in my sleep I go through them so quickly. I've been using the Coconut Balm Dot Com on my lips but I need color. As I have aged I've noticed that my lips have gotten more pale and a natural looking splash of color does wonders for my complexion. Would generation G deliver?

Generation G: top lip in cake, bottom lip in like


The answer is a resounding YASSS. Maybe followed by Queen. The "cake" is a sexy, muted pinkish nude that looks amazing, like Bridget Bardot post-makeout session. The "like" looks dark and terrifying in the tube but comes out as the sheerest, most perfect blushy true pink. Both looked super natural, barely there (you can see my lip freckle!) but still basically made my whole face look glowy and healthy.

The texture is dry - not drying, it actually left my lips feeling very soft - but felt more like a stain than a balm or lipstick. The texture made me think of crepe, versus satin or silk. What Reformation calls a "dry hand feel".  I like that because moisturizing glosses just slide right off my lips, and typical matte products end up pilling on my lips and kind of gross. Generation G is somewhere between a tinted lip balm and a matte pencil. This had a nice staying power, a sort of matte-light natural finish, and held up really well for the few hours I wore it around the house while snacking constantly.

Get your own Generation G and let me know what you think (especially if you're brave enough to try the dark colors!)