Monday, 16 December 2019

Trying Glossier For The First Time!

I am a beauty blogger of six years and I have never tried Glossier. There, I said it. I don't even know why I haven't previously tried anything from Glossier, but a month or so ago, I checked out some of their products and decided to place an order. For those that aren't aware, Glossier are an American brand that produce makeup, skincare and fragrance.
First up, as it is winter and my lips are not loving this cold weather, I chose the Glossier Mint Balm Dotcom (£10.00 for 15ml). There are eight balm flavours available, but I love anything minty so I went for this one. The packaging is super cute, with mint green and baby blue colours and you simply unscrew the cap, give the tube a little squeeze and the product comes out, so you can apply with your fingers or straight onto the lips. The Balm Dotcom is a hydrating, multipurpose lip balm and skin salve that is full of antioxidants and natural emollients and so it works wonders for dry, chapped skin. It is quite a dense formula, but it doesn't feel greasy on the lips and I can't speak for the other flavours, but the Mint does tingle for a couple of minutes on the lips after application. I have really been loving the lip balm as it is also a pretty handy size, and some of the other flavours have shimmer and tints to them, so I will definitely be trying those out in the future.
A product I see a lot on social media is the Glossier Boy Brow (£14.00 for 3.12g), so I had to give it a whirl. There are only four shades available, including a clear option and so I opted for Brown as even though I have highlighted blonde hair, blonde brow products always seem too light for me. Boy Brow is a brow pomade that is applied with a small brush and thickens, shapes and grooms the brows into place. I have naturally thin, practically non-existent brows and so I am always on the lookout for something that will add texture to them. I can definitely see why people like this so much, as it has great pigment to it, and it also manages to condition my brows, but as mine are so fine, I do still need to go in with a pencil or something similar to create my initial shape.
As I love trying out new mascaras, I also ordered the Glossier Lash Slick Mascara (£14.00), as apparently it took them 248 formulations to produce. Lash Slick comes in a gorgeous glossy baby pink tube, and it has a more rubberised style applicator, rather than the traditional bristle brush. I have very fine, short, straight and fair lashes and so it takes a lot for a mascara to make a difference to my lashes in the way I would want it to and unfortunately this didn't really do a lot for me. I do always state that what products work for me, might not work for others and vice versa, so do read other reviews if you are thinking of buying this, but if you have lashes like mine, I would perhaps go for something like the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara, which is quite thickening and lengthening.
My final treat was the Glossier Cloud Paint Gel-Cream Blush (£15.00 for 10ml). This cute cheek colour is available in six different shades and I chose Dusk, which is a nude apricot colour. I really wanted to try a cream blush as sometimes by the time I have applied setting powder, bronzer and highlighter, my skin can look a little powdery, so it is nice to be able to go in with a creamy cheek colour as it looks much more natural on the skin.This gel-cream formula is super easy to use, and you only need to apply a small amount to the apples of the cheeks using your fingertips, and then blend it into the skin, which takes seconds. I also think these would work wonderfully on more mature skin as they warm the skin up and don't dry it out either. At first I thought this shade was a little dark for my light skin tone, but because it is a cream formula, you can go as light or as heavy as you want with application.
I would definitely try more Glossier products out, I have heard the Lid Stars are great and I love a good shimmery liquid eyeshadow, and I would certainly like to try out the skincare too. Overall, I have been really impressed with my little Glossier haul. You can find them online at Glossier here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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