This post was originally published last June but I’ve updated it as Lash Slick mascara is one of my most favorite products, especially for summer when I want a mascara that won’t smudge or flake off in the humidity!
A lot of hype has been made about Glossier Lash Slick. Whenever a product gets a ton of attention (the way that so many of Glossier’s products do!) I’m immediately a bit skeptical. Is it just good PR and marketing (and that cute millennial pink packaging)? Or, is it a genuinely good product? I placed my order (yes, #ipaidforthis) the day it came out and could not wait to try it. It was my friend Olivia’s piece for Bustle that really sold me on it – her before & after photos were amazing! When it came in the mail I literally dropped everything to try it.
Glossier Lash Slick
Lash Slick is absolutely, 100% the real deal. You can see the before + after photos below but I’m really loving it. It’s the perfect everyday mascara – it lengthens lashes and gives them a little volume (and a really pretty sheen – lashes almost look wet) but also stays on all day. (The formula is water-resistant, not waterproof; so it stays on all day but you can easily take it off with warm water.) It’s made it through countless yoga classes, several sweaty runs, rain and humidity in Cuba, and a few late nights.
The brush is in my opinion, one of the best parts of this mascara. It has tiered bristles to separate top and bottom lashes at the root, making the formula just glide on. It’s easy to hit those baby lashes at the corner of my eye and I’ve even noticed it curling my lashes a little bit.
Glossier Lash Slick Ingredients
First of all, Lash Slick is cruelty free, paraben free, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic. It’s been tested by ophthalmologists to ensure that it’s safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. It also contains:
- Japanese Fiber Technology. The formula contains one and two millimeter long curved fibers, which hook onto your lashes to add length. Like mini lash extensions.
- Vegan Biotin, which conditions and strengthens – leaving your lashes softer and healtheier.
- Natural Shine Polymers: this is what gives lashes that pretty sheen, making them shiny and sleek and almost “wet” looking.
This is not a waterproof mascara but the wear is amazing. It stays on so well in fact that (note: I am very ashamed and DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS), one night when I accidentally went to bed in my makeup (I never do this, I was deeply exhausted and slightly drunk) and my mascara was still perfect the next day. It didn’t rub off around my eyes, it stayed on perfectly… even through sleep. That is not a good way to test a beauty product but I had to share it as that never happens. This stuff looks natural and does not budge! An A+ from me!
Before and after!
If you read here regularly you know that I’m generally of an “I’ll just buy my mascara at the drugstore” mindset as I’d rather spend my money on skincare. I worked at P&G and Coty for years and saw how much research they put into their brands (it’s all about the brush) and I’ve tried so many $40 mascaras that yield only meh results. And while I still LOVE my favorite Maybelline mascara, this is better for a more natural look. The Maybelline one gives me the drag queen lashes I crave at night – this is great for everyday when you just want to look pretty and natural. And it’s only $16 – yes, more expensive than the drugstore but not nearly as expensive as department store mascaras.