Why Glossier’s new eyeshadows will even get people who don't wear eyeshadow excited

The eyeshadow for people that aren’t ‘eyeshadow people’, Glossier’s Skywash Sheer Matte Lid Tint’s, £15, are pretty much fool proof.

The skywash eyeshadows are the lastest product from Glossier. They launched in February 2020, and within hours were already getting a lot of hype. We investigate what has got so many beauty editors excited...

Glossier’s Skywash Sheer Matte Lid Tint - our verdict

As the name hints, these shadows are completely matte. Don’t let that put you off though. There’s no endless buffing required here. Slicked on with the doe foot applicator, the silky formula is easy to blend with your fingers. Perfect if you’re doing your make-up on the move or in a hurry. Crease, crumble and smudge proof, the staying power is seriously impressive and the finish really youthful.

SHOP NOW: Skywash eyeshadow, £15, Glossier

Inspired by natural landscapes, each of the seven shades colours are earthy and understated. Think muted browns from warm terracotta to goes-with-everything taupe – just the kind of colours you’d want to wear on your eyes. If you’re feeling bold, try Lawn, a fresh green or Pool, a wishy-washy cornflower blue. Because the payoff is so sheer, with one coat leaving behind just a delicate wash of colour, even the braver shades are really wearable. Layer up for a more intense finish.

SHOP NOW: Skywash eyeshadow, £15, Glossier

Fresh and modern, keep the rest of your make-up simple with a dewy tinted moisturiser and a liquid blush patted onto your cheeks and lips.

What else is worth trying from Glossier?

With their London pop-up welcoming 100,000 visitors in just under three months, Glossier have decided to keep their doors open until the end of the year. Whether you’re shopping in store or browsing online, here’s our top picks.

Glossier Boy Brow Grooming Pomade, £14

If, like me, you lost the bulk of your brows to the trends of the 00s, this creates the illusion of thicker, fluffier brows a few strokes. Available in three tinted shades – blonde, brown and black, as well as clear, the teeny tiny brush lets you coat each and every hair. It doesn’t crisp up like others I’ve tried, think of it a bit like a medium hold hairspray for your brows.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, £8

If you’ve heard of Glossier, chances are you’ve also heard of their Milky Jelly Cleanser. The fact it has been reviewed more than 2000 times on their website really does speak for itself. The texture isa satisfyingly silly jelly to begin with, emulsifying into a creamy gel on contact with water. It whisks away daily dirt and grime easily, leaving skin squeaky clean but never tight.

Glossier Balm Dotcom Universal Skin Salve in Original, £10

If you don’t like thick balms, this isn’t for you. Made from castor oil, beeswax and lanolin skin the texture is dense and waxy, tightly sealing in moisture. It's solid when squeezed out the tube, melting into an oil when warmed between your fingers. The ultimate multi-tasker, I’ve used this on everything from chapped lips to blisters. Good for anyone trying to make more eco-concious beauty choices, all Glossier products are cruelty free.

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Jess Beech

Jess Beech is an experienced fashion and beauty editor, with more than eight years experience in the publishing industry. She has written for woman&home, GoodtoKnow, Now, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own and Chat, and is currently Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC. 


She caught the magazine bug during a stint as Fashion Editor of her university newspaper alongside her English degree, and hasn’t looked back since. As for the fashion bug, that came as part and parcel of growing up in the 90s, but the less said about that the better!


Jess’ average day in the office is spent researching the latest fashion trends, chatting to industry tastemakers and scouring the internet to bring you this season’s must-buy pieces - as well as advice on how to wear them. Weekends are equally fashion-focused, and Jess has been known to visit no less than five Zara stores in a single day in search of the perfect occasion dress. 


The only thing that comes close to a buzz of finally tracking down that much-coveted dress is the joy of discovering a new beauty wonder product or hero ingredient. A beauty obsessive, Jess has tried everything from cryotherapy to chemical peels (minus the Samantha in Sex and The City-worthy redness) and interviewed experts including Jo Malone and Trinny Woodall.