If you’re into beauty then chances are you might have cottoned on to the news that NYC based brand, Glossier is FINALLY making it’s way across the pond so us Brits can officially get our own fix of the beauty goodness that has caused quite the stir over here with us beauty-obsessed types going to all sorts of lengths to get some Glossier goodness in our lives. Well the best news is that as of the Glossier UK Launch is marked in the calendar for 9th October (next Monday). Which means Glossier will officially be shipping direct to the UK! WHOOP WHOOP.
But the next big question to ask, is where do you start when the brand has so many products that have fast forwarded to cult status, with raves a plenty… were do you begin in narrowing down the shopping list? Maybe you don’t, maybe you buy them all… each to their own. Plus, I can’t tell you I’ve tried each and every one of the products but I’ve had a good play with some of the most-raved about and wanted to run down which ones I think are well worth splashing out on and which ones you can maybe hold back on (for the time being at least). Because sometimes a girl has to pace themselves when it comes to shopping.
So which products did I kick off my trialling of Glossier with?
- Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
- Glossier Priming Moisturiser Rich
- Glossier Haloscope Dew Effect Highlight Stick in ‘Moonstone’
- Glossier Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Colour in ‘Puff’
- Glossier Balm DotCom Universal Skin Salve
- Glossier Boy Brow in Blond
So not a bad selection to start with? The one I was most excited to try would have to be the Milky Jelly Cleanser – everyone I have heard who has tried it loved it and the name just makes it sound like my sort of product. The other ‘OOH I NEED THIS’ products had to be the Balm DotCom and the Boy Brow – both products that my lusting-after has been totally swayed by the influence of others and I knew I needed to try them. But what did I think? Read on for bite-sized reviews of each one:
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser:
First use, and honestly I wasn’t blown away. I think I was expecting miracles from this, which is probably setting the bar a little high for a cleanser… BUT a few more uses in and I started to get an idea of what the fuss was all about. The texture is lovely, light and sort of gel-like but still feels hydrating on skin. Manages to remove make-up without stripping all moisture.
Glossier Priming Moisturiser Rich:
Another one that I had pre-conceived ideas about and managed to be totally wrong. My initial thinking was this isn’t for me, will be too heavy. But actually this has become one of my Glossier favourites so far. This works an absolute treat as a prep for make-up. Leaving skin really hydrated and plumped up and with hydration that lasts without going over to the greasy side.
Glossier Haloscope Dew Effect Highlight Stick in ‘Moonstone’:
The Haloscope highlighters weren’t top of my must-try list but now I want them all. This is just one stick of glowy goodness that everyone needs. This is a very cool-toned shade so would look really striking if you have darker skin, or flatter paler skin folk. There are two other shades available in Quartz and Topaz – a pearly pink shade and a bronze shade. Quartz is on my list as it’s a beauty.
Glossier Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Colour in ‘Puff’
I loved the look of these, I usually tend to opt for powder blush shades – purely out of laziness as they tent to be easier to apply. But this has swung me right back to the ‘natural flush’ goodness of a creamy blusher. Very light, very liquid and pigmented but not in a scary way. Puff gives me a gorgeous pinky glow on my cheeks that look like I maybe jogged up a few too many stairs or perhaps had to do a slight sprint for the bus. But in a good ‘glowy’ way, not in a ‘I’m puffed out, I need to sit down’ way. There are four shades in the range and I think Dusk (a dusky pink/nude sort of shade) would be a lovely one for Autumn/Winter.
Glossier Balm DotCom Universal Skin Salve
I think it’s a tough call between this or the Milky Jelly Cleanser that takes the ‘most hyped’ product from Glosser top spot. A universal salve/balm that’s one of those ‘all rounder’ type products that can be used for lips, dry patches, cuticles etc. This has been my go-to on my desk since I got my hands on it and it really is just a simply good product. A thick balmy texture that you know will keep your lips (where I’ve primarily been using) hydrated and makes a great prep for a lipstick or other lip colour. There’s a range of flavours and tints available (including the soft shimmer ‘Birthday’ one that I’m pretty sure I want mainly for the shimmery packaging) so one to suit you whatever you fancy from your balm (dot com).
Glossier Boy Brow in Blond
A simple little want with a tint that you brush through your brows to give them a little shaping, a little tint and a little hold. Simple, effective and natural looking. Therefor ticking all the boxes of what I look for in a brow product. It’s pretty ace, is it totally unique to the market? Probably not – Benefit Gimme Brow is pretty similar and I’m sure there’s a few others that offer a similar thing. But in terms of tint and ‘filling in’ power – it’s ace. Very quick and easy to use and immediately tints the paler hairs in my brows, making it perfect for in-between brow tints to keep those caterpillars in shape.
So the ultimate question on all of this is what are the first things you should buy when Glossier UK Launch happens on Monday? My top three products – if I have to absolutely narrow it down to just three to start off with would be:
The Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturiser (either rich or normal – I love the rich, but it might be too much for everyone) and the Boy Brow.
And maybe a Balm DotCom just because…. why not?!
Having said that, I just made up a little shopping basket of what I want to try when it launches and based on the US prices it’s currently sat at $186… so safe to say narrowing down to three only is NOT an easy task. In all truth, all the products I’ve tried have been really impressive and definitely not a case of ‘overhype & under-deliver’.
What’s top of your list for the big Glossier UK Launch then??? Has this helped narrow down/expand your list at all.. ?!
Glossier is shipping to the UK from 9th October and I’m sure it won’t be long before they roll out to more European countries too.
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