I don’t think I was the only one who, upon hearing that Glossier finally ships to the UK, immediately got on their site and proceeded to make a huge order. I also don’t think I’m the only one who find Glossier’s ethos of makeups that ‘aren’t really meant to be noticed’, but to give a ‘barely there, lit-from-within effect that plays up features instead of masking flaws’, in a world where everyone seems to strive for the perfect, airbrushed instragram selfie, both intriqueing and utterly refreshing.
So today I’m going to talk you through a few products from Glossier that I’ve been testing out and really loving so far, and what I consider worth purchasing. Mind you, I predict this won’t be my only post on Glossier as I am highly anticipating to be trying out and inevitably loving more products. But here are my top 6 favourite products so far from Glossier.
This has definitely replaced all my other brow products because it simply takes care of ‘everything’. Glossier boy brow is a one product that does it all; it fills in, thicken, set brows and keep them in place throughout the day. I absolutely love the formula, which is a creamy wax that fills in the gap and instantly makes my brows look naturally full. It also doesn’t flake or stiffen, but keep a soft flexible hold and looks extremely natural. And best of all, for someone who usually hates doing her eyebrows, it takes literally seconds for me to do them now, which is such a joy!
A twist up stick hilighter with a dual-delivery formula; genuine crystal extracts to deliver the glow, and vitamin rich moisturisers in the core to hydrate the skin and gives a dewy finish. I’m using the shade Quartz, which is a pearlescent pink and supposed to be a universally flattering shade. I love that Glossier haloscope gives a natural lit-from-within glow that seems to blend in and become part of your skin, making it easier for me to fool the world that I possess a natural healthy radiant complexion.
A new generation lip colour that gives ‘the look and finish of just-blotted lipstick’. I love the formula, which feels like a matte lip balm and easy to just whack on without a mirror but still gives a polished finish. I got the shades Crush; a peachy nude, and Leo; a warm brown nude, both are naturally flattering and would suit everyone. Glossier also says that these are lipsticks that will adapt to your natural lip shade, as they allow your lip colour to show through. I will definitely be ordering more shades (already eyeing Like, and Crush).
I was very intriqued to try this concealer not only because it seems to be a cult favourite to so many bloggers, but also because it looks very similar to my holygrail Nars soft matte complete concealer. Glossier stretch concealer is supposed to be a new type of concealer, containing elastic microwaxes that move with you face so it doesn’t cake or settle into fine lines or dry patches. I love the creamy hydrating texture and how easy it is to blend into the skin using just my finger. I use Glossier stretch concealer mostly under my eyes because of its moisturising texture. It does an amazing job at concealing as well we brightening my dark undereye circles.
Glossier Super Bounce is a hydrating serum containing Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 as its key ingredients, which maintain moisture and soften the skin to reveal a plumper, bouncier and more subtle complexion. I love the watery gel texture, which feels refreshing and hydrating and sinks into the skin pretty quickly leaving my skin feeling soft and supple afterwards. A major gripe I have with this product is its size. Glossier super bounce only comes in a tiny 15ml bottle (a good size to travel with) but at a price equal to at least 30ml worth of product. Although I love this product I might just stick with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, which is very similar if not identicle but at a much lower price.
This is without a doubt my new holygrail moisturiser. Glossier priming moisturiser rich is a perfect winter moisturiser, or for anyone with normal to dry skin that is in need of nourishing hydration. I adore the sumptuous creamy texture, which resembles a thick whipping cream but with zero greasiness. The cream just sinks in so well and leaves skin feeling super hydrated, comfortable, soft and supple, a perfect canvas for makeup afterwards. I adore the clean sophisticated scent, which reminds me of Sisley skincare. I will be stocking up on this for winter!
Have you tried any Glossier products? What are your favourites?