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Does The Glossier Lidstar Live Up To The Hype?

I tried one shade and here are my thoughts about it.
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Ever since Glossier released ~*Lidstar*~, an eyeshadow described as a "wash of soft, glistening color that lasts all day," I wanted to get my hands on it. All their Instagram photos and swatches of the molten colors screamed, "BUY ME!"

So when I saw that a local online store was pre-selling them, I quickly jumped at the chance to have one for myself and decided to get the shade "Herb." Fast forward to a month later, I finally got my hands on the sleek tube of olive-green goodness!

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So, does it really live up to all the raves I've seen on the internet and is it worth the price and wait? Find out below.

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First things first, Lidstar's packaging is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!!! It reminds me of the tiny test tubes I used in Chemistry class back in high school, but with a pink cap and eyeshadow inside instead.

I thought Herb, "a smoky green with yellow gold pearl," would look too dark on my skin but I couldn't be more wrong. No matter how much product I applied on my eyelids, once I blended it out it would leave a beautiful tint that looked polished, but not overdone.

I also love how buttery and long-wearing the formula is. Once it sets, it's there to stay! Now I understand why lead stars love Lidstar! ;)

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I'm already thinking about purchasing another shade! It's Cub, "a rose gold with [a] warm shimmer effect," in case you were wondering. With its sleek packaging, simple formula, and easy-to-use doe foot applicator, Lidstar is definitely worth all that ~hype~.

However, while it is an amazing eyeshadow to use every day, there are more affordable dupes for it. If you find Lidstar too expensive or you're not willing to wait a month before you get it, we have excellent alternatives here

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Glossier Lidstar is available for pre-order at Pretty Girl Manila for P1,100.

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