Today’s blog post is a Glossier review. Yep, I know. I am so zeitgeist, with my finger on the pulse, so ahead of the curve, bringing you brand new beauty news as it happens…
Okay so obviously that was sarcasm as every other beauty obsessive went loopy for Glossier about a year ago, when they finally started shipping to the UK. But for some reason I held off on making an order. I think I was put off by the Glossier cool girl, minimalist make up vibe. It’s all glowy natural skin and barely noticeable make up which – if you know me at all – is really not my thing! So I gave it a miss and watched the hysteria with interest, biding my time.
So what changed, over a year later? To put it simply, I had heard just too many great reviews. It had gone beyond the usual hype of a new brand, beyond marketing, beyond the usual bloggers-for-hire raving about the newest thing to land on their desk… and actually sounded like something worth trying.
I bought (what might as well be referred to as) the Glossier basic bitch starter kit: Boy Brow, Cloud Paint, and Haloscope. I’ve reviewed each one below and I also have an affiliate link for you, which gives you 10% off your first order (full disclosure – if you use that link above I get a credit in my account to be spent on my next Glossier order, which may be sooner than I thought…!)
Boy Brow is a brow gel that comes in clear, blonde, brown, or black. I went for ‘brown’ and I’m so glad I did – blonde brow products can often be a bit warm-toned for me and I prefer a bold brow anyway. It comes with a tiny brush and the product really helps to bulk out the brows, giving you more dimension and that gorgeous fluffy brow look that I love. It can get a little flakey if you do more than one layer so I’ve learnt to be light handed with it.
Cloud Paints are Glossier’s gel-cream blushers and I got shade ‘Puff’ (a rosy pink). It is fairly sheer which means it looks incredibly natural and pretty, plus it gives a nice glow to the skin. It’s not as long-lasting as some other cream blushers but it’s easy enough to pop in your handbag and reapply. I use my ring finger to tap over the cheeks to blend it seamlessly into my foundation.
Haloscope may be my new favourite highlighter (which sounds like something all beauty bloggers say about every new launch but I’m not that kind of girl). I have mentioned being a fan of this style of stick highlighter and I much prefer them to powder as they give a nicer finish in my opinion. But this one is just phenomenal: it gives the most glorious real-skin glow. You know the glow that actresses and models have, the glow that says ‘I can afford to have regular facials and bathe in the purest spring water every single day’? This is the glow it gives you. It’s not glittery, it’s not over the top, it just looks like really healthy skin. I apply with my fingers – because I find swiping a stick over my foundation disrupts it – to my cheekbones, cupids bow (the dip in your top lip), and brow bone. I got the shade ‘Quartz’ which is perfect for my fair skin tone.
Glossier do a combo pack of Boy Brow and Haloscope which means you save some money, so if you’re ordering them together then that may be worth bearing in mind!
Am I the last person alive to have discovered this brand? Or have I now converted you as well? Which of the above hero products catch your eye? I am tempted by the clear brow gel, I also want to try the lipsticks, and I definitely need some more shades in the Cloud Paints… Don’t forget you get a lovely discount if you use my affiliate link!
If you enjoyed this post, you may also love my recent post on all of my ‘the internet made me buy it‘ purchases – the things people rave about and swear by… but are they cult products for a reason, or totally overhyped? Let me know what you think!
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