Hello friends! Sorry for the absence! It's been a busy week.
So way back in 2015, I received an email from Glossier asking if I'd like to try out their products and write about them. That was before I had a job, so I wasn't prepared to pay for makeup products. And at that time, Glossier wasn't nearly as big of a name. I remember being intrigued, but super bummed that I couldn't try out the brand.
As a bit of background information, I've collaborated with a few different businesses. And since my blog still isn't that big, instead of being paid in money, businesses have "paid" me with free advertising. It's a fair exchange, I'd say. You can see the businesses I've worked with here.
So I finally bought some Glossier products that I've been really wanting to try, and I figured I'd do a little first impressions type of post. Let's get right to it!
First off: The Packaging
I absolutely loved the packaging. The color scheme was pretty, the makeup was stored safely, and they even supplied stickers. I'm a sucker for stickers!
What I Bought
The first item I got was the Haloscope face highlighter in Quartz. This product is super smooth and acts as a very subtle, natural highlight.
This product feels super moisturizing and is perfect for a "no-makeup" makeup look. I can also see this being really easy to use for beginners, for modest makeup-wearers, and for on-the-go people (like myself). It's great for an easy fix and doesn't look cakey.
The second item I bought was the Wowder setting powder. I saw Zoella use this and I was honestly super eager to try it. I've been looking for different setting powders left and right and this one's actually great! It's a loose powder (which I've not used before). But a little goes a long way and it makes my makeup last all day.
Another product I was eager to test out since watching Zoella was the boy brow. It looked so effortless to use and it made such a big impact in no time.
After actually trying out this product, I can confirm that it is so much quicker to use than the standard brow kits I use. However, it's also a different effect. If you want more natural, yet filled, brows, this is the product for you. I've been liking the look of the more natural brows lately, so this is definitely something I'll replenish whenever I start to run out. The downside is that it's smaller than I expected. But oh well.
Next, the well-known Glossier Cloud Paint. These are tinted liquid makeup products that are more focused for cheek wear. I chose "dusk" over the other colors because I figured it'd be a nice neutral shade that I could use to warm up my face (if I blended it out enough).
First impression: This stuff pours out quickly and a little goes a very long way. Trust me on this.
And finally, I earned a free sample with my purchase. I chose the priming moisturizer because, when I think of Glossier, I think of dewy and fresh skin. Something in me told me this would feel super soft, so I had to give it a try.
My first impression of this product is, for one, it smells like wet wipes. That's not an issue for me since I actually enjoy that scent, but that's just a heads up. But other than that disclaimer, this priming moisturizer is super soft and gentle on the skin, and I also feel like a little but of this could go a very long way. I only got to use it once since it was just a sample. Sad face.
Putting The Products to Use
So for my actual makeup look, I used the priming moisturizer first as my, well, primer. I then went ahead and used the cloud paint as a bronzer/contour color, and I blended it out a ton with m finger since it is really pigmented. I then used the boy brow to make those brows pop and dabbed some more cloud paint on my actual lids as a little eye color. Next, I used the Haloscope so highlight those key highlight areas, and finished the look with some Wowder. For my lashes I used my Loreal Lash Paradise mascara, and for lips I used an e.l.f. lip gloss.
Overall, I love this brand. I'm still so bummed that I didn't get to collaborate with them long ago, but I'm fortunate to have two jobs and some money that I can actually use to finally try some of these out. It's been a few years of a wait, but I'm glad I finally got to use Glossier.
Thank you all for checking back in! This coming Sunday, I'm going to a very special event that I can hopefully document for you guys. Stay tuned, and keep on grinning!