Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Glossier Haul

The Glossier Haul

It happened.

The inevitable Glossier haul.

Partially fuelled by hype, partially by The Anna Edit, and partially curiosity, I made a moderate Glossier order on the U.K. release date. Not one to jump in on reviewing without a decent test, I've been using these products every day since they arrived in their beautiful white box. So, Glossier - worth the hype?

I picked up the Phase 1 set, which comprises of the Milky Jelly Cleanser, the Priming Moisturiser and I chose the Birthday Balm Dotcom after reading many a review. I also picked up a Cloud Paint in Dusk.
Glossier the Birthday Balm DotCom

Firstly, the Balm Dotcom. The birthday version has a tiny, subtle, non-obnoxious skimmer through it, and smells exactly like vanilla cake. It smells delicious, tastes like vanilla cake and Vaseline (odd) and is a generally very nice lip balm in a handy tube. I won't go wild repurchasing, but I'll definitely use it up.

Next - the Milky Jelly Cleanser. This is going to be a love-hate for some, I think. Not brilliant for removing makeup (but I tend to use an oil-based cleanser for that anyway) but a lovely, light, refreshing second/morning cleanse for the skin. The bottle is sturdy and feels like it would be travel friendly, and the pump dispenses just the right amount for my face. I use a flannel with this as I'm a bit paranoid about residue left on my oily skin, but it's not been in the least bit irritating and doesn't leave my skin feeling parched or tight. I don't know about conditioning, per se, but it's certainly quite gentle and easy to use. If you generally like gel-based cleansers, you'll enjoy this one.
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

The Priming Moisturizer is actually my favourite product of the skincare trio. I was a bit sceptical (due to my oily complexion and its penchant for going ballistic when new moisturisers are applied) as to whether this would be anything special for me, but it has become my go-to under makeup moisturiser. The texture is light and very quickly absorbed, and doesn't leave any greasy residue. I'd imagine for dry skins this wouldn't be quite enough for you (there is a Priming Moisturizer Rich for drier skin types) but for me, this is perfect. I'm not sure about priming from a makeup longevity point of view, but I notice a definite reduction on redness and generally even looking skin.

Glossier Cloud Paint Dusk

And last but definitely not least - Cloud Paint. I absolutely love this product. Dusk is a go-with-everything, dusky-buff colour. You need only the tiniest amount (which is fortunate - the tube is pretty teeny), and it blends out beautifully into a soft, easy, complexion-enhancing flush. It's not greasy, but does feel moisturising - perhaps the oiliest complexions will have issues, but I haven't experienced any at all. It stays well for about 7 hours before fading on my cheeks. Bear in mind that the whole point of the Cloud Paints is that they are subtle, but it wouldn't be difficult to build up if you so desired.

Overall? I'm impressed. I'll be purchasing more Cloud Paints by the bucketload, and the Priming Moisturizer is here to stay.

All products mentioned bought with my own money. Some links are affiliate links.


1 comment

  1. I haven't bought anything because not a huge amount of their products tempt me! That Cloud Paint is beautiful though xx


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