Glossier Wowder Review and Swatch

Any time Glossier puts out a new product, I immediately have to purchase it, so when they announced “Wowder,” their setting (not) powder, it was in my cart immediately. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and finally decided that my thoughts on it are coherent enough to share with you!

Wowder Review


The packaging of Wowder has a slightly different aesthetic than many other Glossier products. With it’s pop art logo and plastic lid and body, it is saved from feeling too drugstore-y by the sleek minimalism of its profile and its amazing powder net. This net keeps the powder from getting too messy and makes the product fun and novel to use.

Wowder Review Packaging

Wowder Quality:

The powder itself is a cross between a translucent setting powder and a foundation. It is definitely more pigmented than a colorless setting powder. Unfortunately for us pale girls, this meand thateven the lightest shade is probably too dark to set under our eyes. At the same time, it is far less pigmented than a Tarte or Bareminerals foundation. It holds true to its promise to blur pores and fine lines, but is more mattifying than its sluglines of “sheer, glowy,” and “matte-not-flat” would lead you to believe. Overall, it seems to be a decent setting powder and helps to give Glossier’s ultra-sheer perfecting skin tint a little more coverage, but I wouldn’t say it’s revolutionary enough to earn the title of “not a powder” that Glossier pushes.

Wowder Review Swatch

Compatible Brush:

What I was really disappointed with was the brush that Glossier sells specifically for Wowder. It is far too small to be a real powder brush, and while the metal handle is sleek and fits with Glossier’s branding, the size of the brush and the lack of volume in the head make it feel like a drugstore brush- comparable to elf and Ulta brushes. I’m struggling to find a use for it (maybe a blush brush?) and honestly wish I has skipped it.

Wowder Review Brush

My verdict: Glossier Wowder is a decent, if not revolutionary, product and is worth the $22 you pay for it because of its compatibility with other Glossier products and the amount of product you receive. If you choose to purchase it, skip the brush, and use this coupon code to save 10% (I don’t even get any credit for your purchase- I already hit my yearly max of referrals, so I’m really just trying to save you money!)

If you don’t want to pay for Wowder but are interested in trying some other Glossier products, make sure you go over to my Youtube channel and subscribe, as I’m doing a huge Glossier giveaway when I hit 500 subscribers!


  1. I have no idea why I haven’t heard of this beauty product, but it seems like a really great product! I’m an E.L.F makeup junkie, but might just give this a try 🙂 Thanks for sharing Xoxo

    • Elf is awesome! I don’t know how they make such good cruelty-free products so affordable!

  2. vanprice on

    I think that would be a great product for me! I’m hopeless when it comes to makeup.

    • We’ve all been there! It’s super intimidating to get into! There’s just so much out there!

  3. Thanks for this review! I’m actually looking for a new setting powder, but don’t really want one with a ton of color. The packaging is cute though. Oh by the way, I subscribed to your channel! Can’t wait to check it out and enter your giveaway!! I’ve never tried Glossier but hope to!

    • I really like the NYX HD setting powder for a translucent setting powder! It’s inexpensive, cruelty free, and works wonders! Thank you soooo much for subscribing to my channel! <3

  4. I use a benefit powder as an everyday beauty staple. Seems comparable to this.

    • I’ve never tried the Benefit one! Love your Instagram btw!

  5. Love this review!! I might have to go out and get some new makeup soon 🙂

    • It’s my weakness for sure hahaha! Thanks for reading!

  6. Kimberly on

    I totally think I want to try this now! Thanks for the great review!

    • So glad you enjoyed it! Let me know what you think if you end up getting it!

  7. Cary on

    What brush would you recommend getting over the one made for wonder??

    • Cary on


    • Any larger fluffy brush will do! RealTechniques makes a great one that’s not too expensive. I believe it’s just called “RealTechniques Powder Brush” and it’s like $5 at Target!


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