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……..
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 Balm.com (you look cute though)
If you still fancy trying one of these, they are £10 and you can see them here – BalmDotCom
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
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
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
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!