Putting Fenty and Glossier through their paces

Glossier Boy Forehead in shade brown (£14)

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Marketed as a grooming instrument, Boy Forehead has swiftly change into Glossier’s primary bestseller. It’s simple to see why. Setting brows in place with a wax components, it shapes effectively and swiftly, gently filling in gaps with out including an excessive amount of denseness.

Teaming the brown shade with our common eyebrow pencil for specific definition, our brows didn’t transfer all day and felt properly conditioned—not one of the flakiness that comes from different liquid eyebrow merchandise.

Our solely criticism could be the scale. At £14, 3.12 grams of the product feels a little bit on the stingy facet.


Glossier’s Haloscope in shade Topaz (£18) vs Fenty Magnificence’s MatchStix Shimmer Skinstick in shade Rum (£21)

Testing one on both cheek, Glossier’s Haloscope is a little bit of a shock when first utilized—extremely waxy in each look and texture, andstartlinglyy shiny.

Fortunately, when blended in, it provides a stunning dewy end that catches the sunshine—very a lot on model for Glossier’s USP of make up designed to have fun “pure” magnificence.

Compared, Fenty’s Matchstix feels rather more nighttime applicable, with a heat glow that works nicely for contouring and blush.

It’s additionally simply the very best packaging of the bunch, with a chunky magnetic outer that stacks with different Fenty merchandise, it seems to be trendy however user-friendly, and far studier than Glossier’s plastic different.


Glossier Cloud Paint in shade ‘Puff’ (£15)

Bought in a stunning little tube corresponding to an artist’s oils, Glossier’s Cloud Paint is gorgeous in design, the form of product that might look stylish on a dressing desk.

Sadly one tiny dab on every cheek and we shortly resemble a Russian doll. Though a swift mix does assist, the components nonetheless feels disappointingly heavy, main us to assume that we’d somewhat keep on with the highlighter as a substitute.


Each manufacturers have quite a bit to shout about—cruelty free, trendy and marketed in helpful capsule collections, there’s big promise for all of these things.

Nevertheless, Fenty’s heavy-duty packaging definitely packs extra of a luxurious punch than Glossier, making you are feeling a little bit extra assured within the cash you’ve exchanged.

Whereas Glossier has clearly been pitched as a millennial model, Fenty Magnificence looks like a barely extra price funding for all ages, and also you get loads of product on your cash. With simple utility that feels light-weight on the face and a formidable vary of colors accessible to all skintones, it seems Fenty simply edges out the competitors—for now…



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