My Mini Glossier Haul – The Good and The Bad

Are you even a beauty blogger if you have never bought anything from Glossier? Its one of the brands that bloggers and YouTubers seem to love, so of course, I needed to see what all the fuss was about. Iv not seen this brand reviewed too much by any over 30 bloggers, so I was a little worried that I would hate it all. The pack of stickers the order came with didn’t help with my “oh its for the young ones view” I have to say haha!. (why stickers)?? However, the service was impressive. I ordered on Monday night, it arrived Thursday morning. Pretty good eh, and a great first impression of their efficiency.  In this post I share with you my mini Glossier haul, and my thoughts on the bits I bought.

The items I picked up were typical blogger favourites. Im a cliche, soz about me! I got the Stretch Concealer, a Balm Dot Com lip balm, a Cloud Paint blush and one of the Lidstar eye eyeshadows. Lets dive straight in, but Im starting with what may be an unpopular opinion……..

mini glossier haul

Balm Dot Com in Rose

The Claims – A hydrating, long-lasting multi purpose lip salve. It can be used on cuticles, dry patches as well as lips. It comes in different flavours and its waxy texture seals in moisture.

My Findings – I have seen many beauty YouTubers and bloggers rave about this, and as anyone that watches my Instastories knows, Im always looking for something to hydrate my dry lips. Well, in honesty, I just don’t get the hype around this product. Its an ok lip balm, but not my favourite Iv used. The first thing that surprised me was that you couldn’t apply it to your lips straight from the tube. well, you could, but you run the risk of cutting your lip off! The tube top is sharp! You have to squeeze a little onto your finger to apply. No big deal, I know, but I was a bit surprised by that. I also found it made my lips go a little “claggy” (technical term) after a while. You know that feeling? When you feel like a film has formed on the back of your lips? Nope. Not for me. I just fail to see what all the fuss was about, so its a no from me! Sorry little (you look cute though)

If you still fancy trying one of these, they are £10 and you can see them here – BalmDotCom

Stretch Concealer

The Claims – This concealer has been reviewed a million times, and seems to get great reviews. Apparently, it lets the skin look like skin, it wont crease, even under eye areas as it moves with the skin, and it is packed with oils to give a dewy, rather than cakey finish. Sounded pretty good to me!

My Findings – The downside to buying online is you cant see the colour you need. I bought the Light colour and it is a little too light for me. I haven’t been able to fully test it on my redness on my chin etc, as its too light. However, I have used it under my eyes where I am happy to have a little lighter colour, and I do like it. I can be a little dry under my eyes, I am 45 so also a little crinkled, and this looks fine. I don’t feel it gives me a dewy finish under my eyes like it claimed it would, but its a great concealer. I will order this in medium as I think it could become my go to concealer.

If you think you can stretch (see what I did, Im hilariously Punny) to this concealer, £15,  shop it here – Stretch Concealer

Glossier mini haul - stretch concealer

Cloud Paint in the colour Dusk

The Claims – the gel to cream formula is supposed to be the most user friendly blush ever. Designed to suit all skin tones to give a lit from within glow.

My Findings – Where have you been all my life little tube of gorgeousness! I bloody love this product. You need the tiniest amount of the liquid blush, and it gives you a wash of sheer colour. This tube I can see lasting me for ages! The colour I chose is a browny/peachy nude, and just perfect for this time of year when my complexion is a little warmer. You can also build the colour up if you prefer a bolder look. I have always used powder blushers, but this has converted me. I am in fact, going to buy another couple of colours. How I apply it, is I dot two tiny dots on the apple of my cheeks, and blend with a foundation brush. Simple as that. It is really, really easy to use and this has fast become my every day blusher. It stays put well, and feels so weightless. For nights out, I just add a little of my lancome liquid highlighter on my cheekbones (you can see that product in this post, lancome Custom Highlight Drops) and I feel good to go. I love it when I find something that immediately becomes a staple in my make up bag. Everyone should have one of these beauties!

These blushes are £15, but you can get two for £25 as a bundle. You can shop them here if your tempted…… Cloud Paint

Glossier mini haul - Cloud Paint

Lidstar in the colour Fawn

The Claims – Lights up the eyes with a wash of soft, glistening colour that stays put all day. No need for primer as the colour stays crease free all day.

My Findings – I really like this product. When I first tried it I wasn’t sure. I had applied it using the doe foot applicator, then blending with my finger as that was the way the Glossier website advised. I didn’t get on with that. It went a bit patchy and I felt, faded away half way through the day. I played about a bit and found that if I apply it with the applicator, then used an eyeshadow brush to blend it out a bit, I got a beautiful wash of colour that really did, stay all day. I think for some people, the colour may be too subtle, especially as they look so pigmented in the little test tube style of packaging they come in. You can build it up though. Just let each coat dry in-between. Now I have found my way with these, Im a big fan and will be adding the colours Cub and Moon to my collection. Like with the cloud paints, they are £15 each, but you can buy a duo for £25 and choose your two colours.

If you would like to feast your eyes on these pretties, you can do so here – Lidstar eye shadow

Glossier mini haul - Lidstar

So, there we have it! What do you think? My first dalliance with another, new-to-me, cruelty free brand. I was disappointed with the BalmDotCom, but the other products I really like. The Cloud Paint has to be my absolute fave. Have you tried any of these products, or anything else from Glossier? Have any of you tried a liquid blusher?  I would love to hear about your views on them. Let me know!




  1. Lise
    May 10, 2018 / 8:08 am

    I might just be stingy but I would never pay £10 for a lip balm, no matter how good it is! I’m glad most of the products worked for you. I have yet to try any glossier products but maybe I should sometime. Great reviews Kerry xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 10, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      I totally get what you mean Lise, I got tempted as my lips are so dry, Id read so many rave reviews so was willing to try anything! I suppose if it had worked for me, I would have thought the £10 was worth it (but sadly it didnt) Thank you for reading xx

  2. May 10, 2018 / 7:29 am

    I know what you mean about balmdotcom feeling claggy! I’ve got the birthday cake one, I thought it would be my ride or die lip balm but it really isn’t. It’s a bit meh

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 10, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Ohhh I am with you totally. I had such great expectations of it after Id seen all the rave reviews, but it did nothing for me. Disappointing when that happens eh? Thanks for popping by lovely xx

  3. May 10, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Great reviews! I have only tried the Boy Brow. It was wonderful because it’s an easy and fast way to do your brows.

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 10, 2018 / 7:35 am

      Oh thats good to hear as I was tempted by the Boy brow in when I made this order. I think I might order it when I get my other cloud paints and concealer. Thanks lovely xx

  4. May 10, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I have the Rose balm and don’t use it during the day at all. I get exactly what you mean by the claggy feeling but I did find it was brilliant in the winter months for an overnight lip mask so that’s what I keep it for. The Cloud Paint is just amazing and I have that shade and will never be without it. I’m in a year into the tube and not made a dent so great value. I’m going to order the pinkier tones on payday. I have the concealer too but don’t reach for it so much these days but I think that’s just because I’m a concealer floozy;-) And I’m definitely going to try the Lidstars. I have seen such mixed reviews about them but I do love subtle for the day so it’s worth a try. Loved your review xxxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 10, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      Ohhhh now thats a good idea, using it as a lip mask so it dosn’t go to waste. Good thinking! I am literally in love with the cloud paints, and will end up with them all. They are so easy to use, literally the dream. I think I will try the Boy Brow too, Im a make up floozy, let alone concealer haha! Thanks for reading lovely lady xxx

  5. May 10, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I can’t be a real beauty blogger then because I don’t own anything from this brand 😉 I could see myself liking the blush or the eye shadow though!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 10, 2018 / 9:41 pm

      Hahaha! I wasnt either. I tend to let the hype die down before I dive in. I honestly think the cloud paint blushers are their best product, so user friendly and I like the subtleness. That would be my choice for sure xxxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 11, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Ahh thank you so much! Thats very kind. i will pop across and have a read xx

  6. May 11, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    I’m always eyeing up Glossier but not taken the plunge yet. I’ve seen the ravings about the balm but don’t think I’ll be adding it my basket now! Glad you love the Cloud Paint as that’s the product I’d really like to try. I know what you mean about this brand target audience being the youngsters – a bit silly really as beauty should be ageless. Fab post and writing style as always.

    Samantha x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 12, 2018 / 7:18 am

      Thank you so much for reading xx. The cloud paints are defo my favourite, I have worn it everyday since I got it. I will pick up the other colours for sure. I wanted to love that, but it was a bit meh. Im glad to have tried them now though, onto my next discoveries….. haha! x

  7. May 12, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    interested in the concealer! Sounds good. Have you tried Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for your lips? I’ve used it for years and nothing else comes close.
    Laurie xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 13, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Ohh really? Iv used the 8 hour cream in the past as a moisture surge, never thought to try it on my lips, thats a great tip! Thank you. xxx

  8. May 13, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Hi Kerry,
    Great post! I agree I mostly see Glossier reviews written by 20 year olds so it’s nice to read about the products from a different perspective.
    And I totally agree with Laurie’s recommendation of Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Lip Balm, I’m using it at the moment and it’s hard to beat!
    Julia x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 13, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Hi Julia, thank you for visiting. Im glad you found it of use to see a review from an older make up addicts point of view, thats good to hear. I guess I will be making a little Elizabeth Arden purchase……. Thank you fr reading x I will pop over and check out your blog, you had me with the word beauty….lol

  9. May 21, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Shame the lip balm was so disappointing, and £10 for the tiny pot too! The blush looks like it would be a beautiful colour on the skin xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      May 21, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      I know, I had such high hopes! Someone did suggest using it as a night time lip mask, so that is what Im doing now. I hate waste! The blush is so beautiful!

  10. August 19, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I totally share your opinion on the balmdotcom… I was so unimpressed. The lidstar and cheek paint however I’m loving as wel.. When I get the chance I’m getting more lidstars and cheek paints! 🙂

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 19, 2018 / 11:13 am

      Ohhhh the cheek paints are my most favourite item from the brand. I just love them! I dont understand why the gets rave reviews, I really disliked it x I will pop across to your blog and catch up xx

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