So, the highly hyped Glossier skincare and makeup range launched in the UK last month! This brand has been making waves on the US and international beauty scene since its infancy. Glossier was developed by beauty editor and blogger Emily Weiss from Into The Gloss, and has been raved about by British skincare guru Caroline Hirons and my beauty babe over in the States Ashley Bernier, The Green Bunny, both of whom I love and respect. It is a cruelty free line with vegan options. The ingredients are great but not all natural, so might not be for the purist.
I was super excited about the launch and had to try a few products. I got 20% off by shopping through Ashley’s rep page, and I also got free shipping, making it a value for money haul in my mind! Shop through that link and you can save 20% on UK site too! I decided to try the makeup for starters, and I may purchase some skin care at a later date. I had heard there were issues with supply and shipping since the UK launch but I experienced none of these. I ordered one evening, the items were dispatched the next day and arrived the following afternoon.
So what are my picks? I’ve read and watched lots of reviews on the makeup products and decided to go for things I thought I’d get a lot of daily wear out of… The Stretch Concealer, Boy Brow, Cloud Paint and Wowder. You might wanna read on… goodies!
I chose the Stretch Concealer (5ml / £15) in Light. This was the only light skin shade and I was worried it could be too dark or too yellow, as I’m fair to light with pink undertones. I needn’t have worried. This pot concealer has a lovely balmy texture and melts and blends into the skin seamlessly. It’s great for under my eyes and to prep my lids. I find that although it’s not supposed to be a high coverage product, it does conceal, lighten and brighten my eye area and looks soft and youthful. It’s buildable too! It doesn’t crease or bunch up and I don’t even have to set it. On lighter makeup days I can also use it on my chin and around my nose where I have some pigmentation. It doesn’t settle in the pores either. Glossier does do a Perfecting Skin Tint, which I may try in the future, but for now I’m using it alongside my Lily Lolo BB Cream in Light and it’s all playing beautifully together.
Boy Brow is a brow product… obvs! It comes in blonde, brown, black and clear. I chose brown because I wanted to be able to see how it builds the brows by itself and it does a nice job. The consistency is between a pomade and a gel but thinner, but not drippy, gloopy or fibrey. It goes on thinly and evenly and can be built. It doesn’t pull red or green and tones nicely in with my ashy dark brown brows. The wand is super tiny and easy to use. It can be worn alone for fluffy, pretty brows or I use it over my Hynt Beauty Brow Definer. It does hold my brow hairs in place without a crispy set to it, which is an awesome achievement on my brows as the hairs are thick, long and unruly. I was a bit surprised how little the tube was but after using it I think it is totally worth the price tag (3.1g / £14) plus you don’t need loads so it should last me a bit.
The Cloud Paint in the shade Puff is the softest, cutest cool pink blush. It comes in a little paint style tube and I liken the consistency to watercolour paint (10ml / £15). There is a deeper pink (Haze), a nude (Dusk) and a peach (Beam), which covers all bases and they can be mixed. You just pop a tiny dot wherever you like on your cheek and it blends into the skin effortlessly for a healthy, pretty glow. It doesn’t emphasise texture like some traditional cream blush formulations and it lasts well. I love it and would try all the colours based on the strength of this. I’m sure it will last ages!
Because I’m a girl who needs powder, I picked up the Wowder, a tinted loose powder. It can be bought alone (7.2g / £18) or with the Wowder brush (£30 for both), which I didn’t get as I own a lot of good powder brushes. Again the lightest shade is Light / Medium and I feared it could be too dark or yellow, but due to the sheer formulation it tones with my skin gorgeously. To say it’s a sheer coverage it powders my t zone down and for longer than many of my mattifying powders, with no detectable powdery residue. It just looks soft and lovely and lasts surprisingly well.
So as you may be able to tell, I’m really impressed with the four products I chose and would definitely recommend them. And though they are aimed a younger women, I believe the light, bouncy and natural look formulations would work equally well on skins of all ages, all skin types AND they cater for darker skinned beauties! I’m 36 and I even think my Mum would enjoy Glossier at 63 (shall I do her a makeover?) They also do 3 highlighter sticks and a range of soft matte lipsticks as well as a clear lip gloss. I didn’t choose these as I don’t love to use gloss (yeah I know, loser or what!), or highlighter (double loser!) and I’ve got a bajillion lippies! But they look lovely!
If I had to choose a top pick out of the four, I’d say the Stretch Concealer, but honestly, I really would buy all of them again! That’s it for now, hope you enjoyed this little review!
Have you tried Glossier yet? What do you think and what products are your favourites? If you’ve not, you’ve read so far so what are you waiting for?
This post does contain rep link for my girl Ashley, and if you shop via her link you get 20% off and free shipping over 30GBP / 30 USD and she makes a tiny cut in return to help support her amazing YouTube Channel which you should go check out right now. This post contains no PR or sponsored content. All thoughts are 100% my own and honest, always.