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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Glossier in Ireland; What You Should/Shouldn't Buy

You might have heard recently (from my many Instagram stories/posts on it) that fancy US beauty brand, Glossier is now available to buy online in euros and ship to Ireland. Up to now, we either had to buy it in store in the states or parcel motel it from the UK. No more! And when I say we can get it shipped to Ireland, I mean no nasty custom charges at your front door. You pay a fiver for postage & packaging, or you spend over €40 and get free delivery, which is far too easily done.

I attended the recent launch in Dublin where I received three of the Lidstars (liquid eyeshadows) to try out but other than that, everything I have in this post was purchased by myself online. The website is really easy to navigate and delivery took two days only.

glossier blog review

Milky Jelly Cleanser
I really like this. It's one of the brand's bestsellers and I can see why. It reminds me of Oskia's gel cleanser, texture-wise. This has no scent and works slightly differently, in that you don't add water to emulsify it. I use this on dry skin and find it's great for removing most make-up, except for mascara. It's also really nice to use this as a second cleanse as it really does feel like it's cleaning your skin without stripping it.

glossier priming moisturiser

Priming Moisturiser
I like this, it's a light but comforting moisturiser that sinks in easily and works well under make up. I'm not sure how much of a priming quality it has and I really think they could have put an SPF in there, but otherwise, its been a nice addition to my make up bag in the morning.

cloud paints

Cloud Paints in Beam and Puff
I LOVE these. If you're getting anything, let it be these. I love everything about these; the packaging, the texture of the blush, how it applies and how it looks. Firstly, it's like the perfect liquid gel, it blends in so easily and doesn't stain the skin like some other liquid blushes. And speaking of other versions of these; cloud paints are by far, the best liquid/gel/cream blushes I've tried. They're so flattering on.

glossier boy brow

Boy Brow
The whole internet seems to be in love with this fella. What I like about it; it has a very small brush that makes it incredibly easy to apply and brush through your brows. I have the shade blonde which is a good match for me, but really my brows are too bedraggled and sparse to get the full benefit of this. I have to use a spoolie plus a brow product first to get the correct shape and fullness and then I can apply boy brow over it. If you have full, healthy brows, you could just use this and you'd be good to go though.

Birthday BalmDotCom

Birthday BalmDotCom
This is a universal skin salve- a balm that you can use everywhere. It comes in a few different shades but this appealed to the cake enthusiast in me and I wasn't disappointed. It positively screams VANILLA FROSTING every time I apply it and I'm not mad at that. I've only used this as a lip balm and I really like it. I've found that applying a Clarins Water Tint and then this over it gives the perfect summery finish. And yes, I know, this contains petroleum (the main component of Vaseline) which is a cheap ingredient but you know what, that doesn't bother me, I just really like this.

glossier lidstars

Lidstars in Herb, moon and Lily.
These are quite sheer liquid eyeshadows, that require a bit of building up to get a full-on effect. If you want a light sheen of colour, these are ideal. Again, I love the packaging and these would be perfect for travel but otherwise, it might be too much faffing to fully entice me.

Photos taken after using the Primer Moisturiser, Boy Brow, Cloud Paint in Beam & BalmDotCom (over the aforementioned Clarins Water lip Tint).

Products I would Go Back & Buy:

  • The perfume, Glossier You, is really lovely, I'd quite like a full size.
  • I'd buy all the Balmdotcom's. I know there's petroleum in there, which is considered a cheap ingredient but that doesn't really bother me. They're a lovely product on the lips.
  • I really like the Priming moisturiser but the Priming Moisturiser Rich looks like it would be the perfect night time treat for dry skin.

Products I would Avoid:

  • Invisible Shield- their SPF, which is only 35 and is way too low for me. I'm surprised it is so low for an American based company but either way, I only wear factor 50 on my face.
  • The Lash Slick mascara is very much a daytime mascara and I'm just all lash drama, all the time.
  • Both the Skin Tint (foundation) and the Stretch Concealer are light coverage and that's just not really my thing. Glossier as a brand are very much about that minimal make up look, but I like make up to do it's job, otherwise I'm very happy just not wearing any at all, if I'm having a particularly good skin day, for instance.
  • The three serums; Super Pure, Super Bounce and Super Glow (Super Bounce is supposed to be the best of the three fyi), are all designed to target different skin woes and look very nice but regardless, they're €28 for 15mls, which seems a bit overpriced to me.

That's that for the time being, although I can't guarantee I won't be back for more!
Have you tried anything from Glossier?

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