The Glossier Arrival | First Impressions

Monday 9th October, the day Glossier arrived in the UK. This was one of the most anticipated beauty launches this year and boy I bet did they did well. Every beauty blogger and lover was excited for this drop as the brand was previously only available in America, more specifically in the gorgeous showroom in New York City. This just increased the demand for these minimalistic, no-fuss and vegan makeup, skin care and now body products. I would have bought a lot more if I wasn’t on the terribly restrictive student budget but this was a well justified splurge. I also found a Glossier rep that had a 20% off code on Twitter. I bought three things on that Monday and although they didn’t arrive until a week later, the brand made up for itself by sending a money-off voucher to apologise.

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I purchased the cult favourite Stretch Concealer in shade medium, the iconic Milky Jelly Cleanser and the lovely Perfecting Skin Tint in the shade Dark.

The Stretch Concealer – Medium £15

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I have only had the products for a couple of days so these really are just first impressions but already I know, like every other Glossier lover, this concealer is my absolute favourite. I was in the market for a new concealer and this fits the bill perfectly. It is creamy and ever so easy to apply. The sleek glass packaging that looks good on any dressing table doesn’t even compare to the product inside. I watched Lydia Millen’s haul video and saw the shades she got –  which I’m so glad I did. The medium is perfect and works so well with the Perfecting Skin Tint too. I pat the concealer in with my finger then use the Laura Mercier translucent powder over the top and it lasts really well. I’m always going to get a little bit of creasing after prolonged wear but it’s great for everyday use as it’s so light and easy to apply.

Milky Jelly Cleanser – £15

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The milky jelly cleanser is another cult favourite so I decided it was definitely I wanted to try out.  I really like the gel consistency and I love the almost fragrance free scent making it a basic yet a lovely cleanser. I have only used this to remove minimal makeup and it worked well, although, I feel like I will end up using this a a second cleanse as I don’t want to rush through and finish it. I’m also not sure how effective it will be with a full face of makeup. It leaves my skin refreshed and nourished but I don’t feel like the foruma is groundbreaking on this particular Glossier product, however, it’s a good price for a really nice cruelty free cleanser.

Perfecting Skin Tint – Dark £20

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I have never been a full face of makeup kinda gal, unless I’m going on a night out, I tend to keep my makeup pretty natural. I usually  just wear a CC cream and a bit of concealer or dabble a bit of NARS sheer glow for some extra coverage. However, this skin tint is something I have never come across. It’s a very sheer, light coverage product that simply evens out your skintone and add a little bit of colour. I love the way the skin looks with this on paired with the Stretch Concealer as well. The only problem I have is that you do have to use a fair amount of product and the application isn’t the easiest. In saying this, I think I’m going to try and mix it in with my ByTerry CC serum tomorrow to see how my skin looks.

I think the shade matches my skin tone well, but be careful as I got the shade ‘Dark’ and would have to purchase ‘Deep’ in the summer as I think this would be too light. The only trouble is with it being a light consistancy is that my skin can start to look quite shiny. I tend to get an oil T-zone and this does mean I would have to reapply powder throughout the day, it is relativly long lasting though. Aside from this, I will definitely be wearing it all time – it is the perfect product for good skin days that’s for sure.

GLOSSIER WISHLIST

There are still more products I would love to try out from the brand and I am always on the hunt for new cruelty free beauty products and I think it’s great that a brand with so much surrounded hype is advocating vegan and cruelty free skincare and makeup.

  • Priming Moisturiser
  • Balm Dot Com
  • Cloud Paint
  • Boy Brow
  • Haloscope – Quartz

Have you tried any of the Glossier products I’ve talked about or want to purchase in the future? What’s you favourite cruetly free beauty brands?

Ellie.

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