Product Review: Glossier Wowder

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Glossier Wowder

I own several things from Glossier (including their amazing Boy Brow) so I was excited to try out their Wowder Powder. Full disclosure: I’ve never really used translucent powder. I’ve used powder foundation, but not translucent powder. I have been mixing a bit of foundation with some lotion lately to create a DIY tinted moisturizer for myself and my skin has thanked me for it. Downside? My skin looks really shiny afterwards. I have really dry eczema-prone skin so shininess on my skin was a completely new concept to me. I decided to try out Wowder to help combat this issue and here are my thoughts:

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I’m going to run down the list of key ingredients that Glossier lists on their website:

Diamond Powder: Light-reflecting particles that counteract the flat effect of most powders.

Kaolin Clay: Soft and incredibly fine, it absorbs oil but vanishes into skin (instead of sitting and caking on top).

Vitamin E: Gives Wowder its silky, non-drying texture.

What it claims to do

Wowder will: cut shine, blur the appearance of pores, set makeup, look like skin. Wowder won’t: leave a chalky film, cake into fine lines, flatten skin’s texture, or announce its presence in photographs (no camera flashback). In five sheer, adaptable shades...because no skin tone is HD-white. Pair with the angelically soft Wowder Brush for all-over and targeted application—perfect size, perfect shape, perfect density.


Wowder comes in a clear-bottom round container with a pink screw-top lid. “Wowder” is printed on the lid in an almost comic-book like fashion. The Wowder powder is contained underneath a small mesh opening that has a decent bounce to it for when you dip your brush so that you don’t pick up too much. I honestly really like this packaging. It’s simple and clean (much like most of Glossier’s products) and practical. 5/5


If you’re looking for something that’ll give you full coverage, this is not gonna be it. If you’re, like me, into something light and sheer, look no further because Wowder is going to be perfect! It’s a great setting powder that doesn’t leave a white cast on your face at all. Even though they only come in five different shades (I got light/medium if anyone wanted to know), because it has barely any coverage, it really won’t clash with your skin or your makeup at all. In fact, it’ll really adapt to your makeup and give you the perfect finish! I don’t really wear foundation, as I said earlier, I just DIY my own tinted moisturizer and this is great at cutting down on the shine and making the rest of my makeup last longer. It’s not drying (something that’s important to me as I have super dry skin) and never feels cakey. 5/5


Wowder is $22 which I think is actually a reasonable price for what they do. 4/5

I really do recommend this finishing powder to everyone, especially if you have dry skin!

DeborahBeauty, Makeup, Review