Last week I made my first Glossier order after swooning over the gorgeous website for weeks, and well I think I have fallen head over heels in love with the brand and its products.
If like me you hadn’t heard of Glossier before, the beauty brand was created by a bunch of amazing beauty editors in America who developed this wonderful brand based on what they’ve tried and tested, and what they’ve learned works best. I really like how empowering the brand is and how it celebrates being your natural, beautiful self, while still allowing you to have fun with playful beauty products, and helping you to create an effortless makeup look and routine. It’s also totally cruelty-free, and a lot of their products are vegan too. Which was one of the many things that totally won me over.
I only ordered two products initially. I could have shopped ’til I dropped because everything looks sooo aesthetic, but you know, gals on a budget and I thought I would leave myself something to look forward to.
The two beauty products I chose were Boy Brow and a Generation G lipstick in the shade Zip.
After hearing lots of rave reviews about Boy Brow, when I ran out of my usual brow pomade I thought I’d give it a go, and omg I’m obsessed.
I have rather bushy eyebrows naturally, so I like to use a ‘fixant’ to keep them in place and looking styled. What I love about Boy Brow is that the spooly is really small, which means it picks up the really tiny hairs that larger brushes might not, making for even fuller, wispy brows.
I love a good lipstick but haaaate having to keep topping it up. I have lots of bold reds, matte nudes and gorgeous oranges, but was looking for something more natural looking that still had a bit of oomf about it. I don’t do pinks in my makeup because it just looks odd with my ginger hair, and it’s hard to find a red that doesn’t look full on colour pop, but then I came across Generation G.
I went for the red shade zip as I wanted to look like I had naturally blushed lips. Sometimes you don’t want to wear anything heavy but need a little definition. I’m very pale so that’s true for me, and this lipstick, because it’s so sheer, makes you feel like you aren’t wearing anything at all. I also love how it’s sheer formula allows your own lip colour to bleed through making a shade completely unique to you. The colour is like when you’ve kissed someone, that cloudy, pale hue you’re left with on your lips, minus the smudge.
That’s what’s great about glossier products though, they adapt to suit you and not the other way around. What I really love about generation G though is the way it fades. It hangs on for ages and comes off evenly, so you don’t look like you haven’t topped up your lipstick. It doesn’t seem to transfer, move around, or smudge either. It really is a winning formula for me which has already made a solid staple for day to day wear.
On your first order you also receive a tester product too. Which is fab for if you’re like me and don’t want to/ can’t make a big order and spend lots all at once, but you still would like to try things out.
I picked a sample of Glossier You, the brands own fragrance, and after pretty much the first spray I knew I needed it forever.
It’s a hard smell to explain. It can’t be described using comparisons because honestly it doesn’t smell like anything I’ve ever smelled before. I can only describe it as being feminine, sexy, fresh and slightly musky. And I don’t mean feminine in the way of florals, I mean vintage. It makes me think of classy women in the 1940’s, sat in a smoky bar, drinking gin whilst smoking cigarettes in a crowded, dimly lit room. It has a depth to it. A real sultry note. But it’s fresh at the same time. And it’s not overpowering either. It’s a smell you’ll catch every so often when you toss your hair or adjust your clothing. It’s a true delight and I can’t wait to buy it and enjoy it in it’s full glory.
The other thing that totally made me swoon was the packaging it all came in. It’s like every millennials dream. We’re talking that pale tumblr pink packaging, gorgeous little welcome postcards, and even some free, damn adorable stickers too! I just sat opening it squeeling with excitement. It doesn’t feel like you’re getting a package from a big brand, but rather a friend. It feels very personal and youthful. To top it off you also get a cute little pink makeup bag too! LITERALLY what’s not to love?
For my next order I’m definitely going to treat myself to Glossier You, I feel like it’s a real staple that I’d like to wear everyday. I’d also like to try the blusher named Cloudpaint. I’ve never actually owned a blusher, but being so pale I could sometimes do with a little colour in my cheeks to make me look a little more alive! It isn’t a powder blush. I believe it’s more creamy so I’m excited to try that out as well, and also Haloscope which is a highlighter. I’m a bit addicted to collecting highlighters but i’m really drawn to this one because it seems quite balmy unlike a powder, and is meant to make you look more naturally glowy which i’m all about.
If you fancy trying some products for yourself you can visit Glossiers site here! Do let me know if you buy anything and what you think of your products, i’d love to hear!
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