Glossier has been all the rage within the beauty community over the past few months. The arrival of the brand in the UK has meant that us British makeup junkies can get our hands on the goods. Of course before we had to beg and plead for American friends to send products over or even hold out for the extremely limited choice on Net-A-Porter. So what I’m trying to say is, it’s a pretty big deal. As usual I wasn’t going to pass up on this opportunity and so here I am reviewing the bits and bobs I purchased.
I decided to go more down the skincare route. Purely as I’ve always enjoyed different skin care products. So the phase 1 set seemed like a perfect choice. It comes with 3 of their most popular skin care products and cuts off around £12 from buying individually. In this set you get the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturiser and a Balm Dot Com in your choice of flavour. As well as this I decided to go for the Boy Brow in the middle colour.
The Milky Jelly Cleanser is exactly how you would imagine it. Milky and Jelly and you guessed it, it’s a cleanser. I have really loved this cleanser recently for taking off my makeup. It seems to easily melt down any makeup left on your face. The scent is so nice too! It is a rose sort of scent. But like a high class rose scent not like kind your gran would spray around the house. You really don’t need a lot of this as it froths up nicely. I’ve been using this for just less than 2 months now and barely an 1/8th has gone.. As it is a jelly is has an almost cooling effect on the skin. This means it’s great for reducing any puffiness on my skin in the mornings. It does a good job with mascara too, not perfect but I was impressed.
The priming moisturiser is a big hit too. It feels light weight on the skin and sinks in nicely. The moisturiser absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves it feeling hydrated. What I like about this one is it doesn’t feel too greasy like can often be the case with some moisturisers. The tube instructs you to apply with upward strokes which is a nice touch. Generally directions on skin products are very vague but the tips it gives makes it feel much more personal. The tube is a sort of metal plastic thing I’m not 100% but it stays nice and cool so again feels nice to apply. It also doesn’t bunch up on the skin or make it feel tight. Glossier have nailed it with this formula. I can see this product becoming one of Glossier’s most loved products.
The final product in this little skin care trio is the Balm Dot Com which I opted for in the mint variety. Obviously… what else would you expect from me. This lip balm is more of a salve consistency and so is more stiff which I like from a lip balm as it doesn’t get all over your hands. The mint flavour is so nice, it tastes really good. It also feels like it plumps my lips a bit. I don’t know if that is down to the mint or whether the product is actually meant to do that too. This balm has been my life saver this winter. My lips get really chapped during winter and this product has sorted them out! Another major win from Glossier. I can’t wait to try out the other flavours, let me know your recommendations.
Finally I bought the Boy Brow too! It was calling me and I am always trying to up my brow game. Combing my products also appeals to my lazy side, a brow gel and colour in one. And who wouldn’t want an extra 5 minutes in bed. The brush on this is also really nice. It can often be difficult to be precise when the brushes are massive but this one is cute and small. So you can get that nice sharp edge to your brow. It also lasts all day. It keeps your brows in place all day so you can worry about other things than where your eyebrow will be when you get home. On my cheek is usually the answer with this one. Glossier make this in a few different colours so there will probably be something that would work for you.