Glossier Comes To The UK

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Glossier fans rejoice; we can now order the entire line within the United Kingdom. No longer do we have to beg friends travelling to the states or set up dodgy PO Boxes. For those of you who haven't a clue what I'm talking about, let me give you a bit of background. 

Founded by the guys and gals behind Into The Gloss, Glossier create beautiful, functional, no-fuss beauty products. Their motto is "skin first, make-up second, smile always' and who can't get behind that? As you could've probably guessed, they started with skincare, progressed to make-up and now they've set their sights on the fragrance and body care markets. Best thing of all is that I've yet to encounter a dud product. Everything I've tried has been brilliant and nowadays I feel that's such a rare occurrence. 

So when Monday came around, what did I end up ordering? If money was no object, I probably would've ordered everything truth be told. I was good though and only ordered what I 'needed'. Here's what made the cut..

The first item that went straight into my basket was actually their Stretch Concealer (£15). I've had little to no luck with concealers and I was sold on the idea that this didn't crease. go flat or cake up. Needless to say it's everything I'd want out of a concealer. It looks luminous, actually doesn't crease and it always blends in seamlessly. It's a miracle in a jar I swear. Obviously if you need higher coverage, I'd probably skip this but for the rest of you, go buy it! Since receiving mine I've skipped all other base products and just used this where I needed instead. Game changer. For reference, I have this in the shade light and while it does look alarmingly orange, it's perfect for fair skins. 

I'd be surprised if anyone didn't purchase at least one shade of Haloscope (£18) last week. With Glossier famed for their glow giving products, there was no question one of these would be winging it's way to me. The only bit I struggled with was what shade to pick. In the end I surprised myself and opted for Moonstone and I've honestly no regrets. While it does look really white/silvery in the bullet, on the actual skin it looks like I've got a natural sheen. I also love the fact that this doesn't set. I've been using the Wander Beauty equivalent for a while and while it's nice, I've never been a fan of it's almost cream to powder formula. Haloscope goes on dewy and stays dewy and I love it. Yes it does mean my hair sticks to my face in the wind, but it's totally worth it.

Sticking with classic Glossier picks, it wouldn't be an order without at least one tube of Balm Dot Com (£10). Into my basket went both the Birthday and Coconut varieties and they're yet another resounding success. The packaging is super cute and neither have left my handbag since I received them. Are they expensive for what is essentially Vaseline; sure but that won't stop me from repurchasing. 

The last bit of make-up I picked up was their Boy Brow (£14) in the shade Brown. This hasn't disappointed me but it hasn't rocked my world yet either. It does a great job of tinting and holding my brows, but so does the L'Oreal one I've been using for ages (that's half the price might I add), so the jury's out on this one. One thing I will give them is that it provides the same level of hold but it manages to not feel stiff like the L'Oreal one. So that's a win I suppose?

Almost there but I couldn't not pick up a bottle of their famed Milky Jelly Cleanser (£15). I am 1000% sold on this stuff. I've used it morning and night since I got it and my skin is calmer, more even and less prone to dehydration lines. Just a tip though, you probably won't want to use this to remove your make-up. It's a great cleanser but make-up removal it is not sadly. 

To round things up I was lucky enough to receive a sample of their forthcoming fragrance 'You'. I do like it, but it's not what I thought a Glossier scent would smell like. It's practically identical to Versace's Bright Crystal, which isn't necessarily a bad thing; just not what I'd expected. Glad I had the chance to try before committing to the full size though. 

So there you have it, my first impressions of Glossier. I've waited so many years to get my mitts on their products, so it's been a relief that I've not been disappointed (yet). That being said a lot can change after a few weeks of solid use, so I'll be sure to keep you posted. Other than that, Glossier gets a thumbs up from me. So if you're thinking of placing an order, get stuck in!

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