OMG it’s day 3 of suffering from food poisoning (again this year) and I’m still in pain! The only thing that is making me happy is going through my recent Glossier haul. As probably everyone in the world, and their moms, know – Glossier is finally in the UK. Hallelujah!
After hearing so many bloggers and Youtubers go on and on about how amazing Glossier was, I felt I needed to try it out for myself. I hemmed-and-hawed for a bit deciding what products to buy and finally cut the shopping basket down to 4 items. NO idea how I showed such self-restraint!!! Go me!
Anyway, here are my first impressions of everything in my Glossier haul.
Millennial pink for the win
Everyone raves about the packaging and it is super cute! Everything is millennial pink. So it all looks GREAT in Instagram flatlay photos. (Duh, first use). They send you these cute Glossier stickers to decorate the bottles with. (I will probably give to the kiddos.) Also all of the items come in these pink, bubble-lined ziploc bags. I mean – how do I order more of those?! Totally using them to carry my liquids when flying.
Give me the good stuff
Alright onto the products. I ordered 4 different items based on Glossier haul videos/ blog posts I had seen from other bloggers such as Lydia, Hello October, and Kate La Vie. Keep in mind that everyone’s skin and preferences are different but at least you get a real view on how some of the products work and whether they are worth it!
Balm dotcom – This must be the most talked about product that Glossier makes. It’s a thick balm, think vaseline based, that is good to moisturise your lips (which I always need) or really any dry skin needing nourishment. They come in 6 different scents. I ordered coconut and birthday cake based on some recs. I’ve only tried coconut so far and it’s heavenly! But I suggest only if you know you love coconut scented things. (The birthday cake I’m saving for a giveaway so keep your eyes open!) I put some of the balm on about an hour ago and my lips are still hydrated! I would say this is a great buy and the tube will last a while.
Perfecting skin tint (in medium) – Of all the items, I was most disappointed with this one. After hearing Lydia kind of rave about it, I wanted to give it a try. She had warned that it’s not a foundation – it’s more like a very light, tinted moisturiser. And it was even lighter than I had expected. You need to shake the bottle a decent amount to mix up the consistency. It’s quite watery when it comes out of the bottle. I used it for the first time with a foundation brush to blend it. But the bottle suggests using fingers. Perhaps I will do that next time and let you know how it goes after a few wears. After putting on bronzer and blush, it did grow on me a bit.
I could see how this makes your own skin look better without overdoing it (as long as your own skin wasn’t as temperamental as mine!). I’ll keep using it, probably on those “no makeup days”, but I wouldn’t recommend unless you like super light coverage. I will continue to use my Armani power fabric foundation when I want a fuller coverage look.
Wowder powder (in light/ medium) – This product was made for all us oily folks! It’s basically a cheaper and (so far) less messy version of the Laura Mercier translucent powder. I’m a big fan of the LM powder – I use it on top of my fave concealer which helps it stay in place. However, I like that the Wowder powder is actually tinted. It also claims to have no flashback. This powder I actually bought after watching Marianna Hewitt’s Glossier haul. She recommends getting the dark colour which I might do next time as I feel like this one kind of erased my bronzer it was a bit too light. I also love that it comes in a clever jar that makes it so that all the loose powder stays in the bottom half. (Unlike the LM powder which gets everywhere.)
Boy brow (in brown) – My favourite thing of the entire Glossier haul! It’s an easy tool to fill in and shape your brows while keeping them in place all in one step. It reminds me of the Benefit gimme brow gel. However, the Glossier boy brow is cheaper by 43%! If you use the Benefit gel….I’d recommend you switch.
On my wishlist
Definitely ordering more and more tubes of the boy brow! In both brown and clear….call me obsessed!!!
My friend recently told me about the Generation G lipstick. It’s a matte lipstick (looks just like a blotted lipstick) that wears really easily so it’s great for day or night. The price is also pretty great! Just £14.
I’m on the fence about the milk jelly cleanser. It’s had a lot of rave reviews but also some bloggers say that they aren’t big fans. I received a little sample to try in my Glossier haul and it seemed nice but I’m not sure it’s great at getting rid of all the waterproof eye makeup.
I’ll have to update you all in a few months, once I’ve been using the products longer. (And when I add new ones into my beauty regime.) But so far I’m a big fan and can’t wait to try out more of their goodies. Hope you enjoyed reading about my Glossier haul.
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Please note that I purchased all Glossier products myself. I did not receive any products as a gift nor was I compensated or asked to review these products by Glossier. All opinions are strictly my own.