The Glossier Effect


I never had any interest in Glossier when it was US only but as soon as it landed in the UK I went a little nuts. I placed THREE orders and after test driving and filming my first impressions I think I can give you an idea of what it’s all about and the hits and misses from the range.



Cloud Paints

Yes! I would recommend these. Easy to blend, really pretty colours, my only issue is that a huge amount came out each time I’ve used them and I ended up staining a white top pretty badly because I wasn’t prepared. Packaging could be better since it’s a very liquid product but the product is good.

The Balm Dot Com

Love! Quickly became my favourite lip balm. It has the texture of vaseline with the slip(?) of an oil and in the morning my lips are considerably softer. There are a variety of scents and tints to choose from but I chose Coconut which is clear (because I wanted to try it on my cuticles/elbows etc) and weirdly smells like biscuits.

Generation G

In theory this should have been balmy too, but no. A very sheer lipstick that accentuated every bit of dryness on my (admittedly) very dry lips. I’m never a HUGE fan of ‘blotted’ lipsticks but this definitely needed a little more moisture to work for me.

Boy Brow

Just as great as everyone says.. and possibly better. It’s Gimme Brow from Benefit without the streaking, it applied more evenly, has a little more ‘grab’ and I will absolutely be repurchasing once this is dead.


Perfecting Skin Tint

This I was initially not wowed by. It’s crazy sheer, you can barely even tell you’ve added a ‘tint’ to your face but on closer inspection it’s actually pretty amazing. It has blurring properties that rival the thickest silicone primer and the word ‘perfecting’ is entirely apt. In the above picture I’m wearing it on the right side only and although you initially apply it and ‘can’t see it’ I think the difference is obvious. I’m wearing it underneath my Urban Decay Naked Skin today and the combination is absolutely perfect for a natural looking ‘perfected’ base.

Stretch Concealer

A very light pick me up for the under eyes that I’d reach for on a ‘no makeup day’ if I wasn’t wearing foundation but honestly? I can’t see me using this much. I think it would be great if you struggle with products creasing under your eyes and you wanted just a little something but I generally ike more coverage in my concealer.


The main problem I have with this is shade range but as with most brands, now they’ve expanded beyond their country of origin they may have to rethink their colours. The Light/Medium is a little on the dark side for me and compared to Vichy Dermablend (my favourite loose powder) this feels heavy. I think you can see in the photo around my eye and my nose that it’s not quite settling as I would want it to. Nice but a miss for me.


This is a highlighter stick with a balm running through the centre, not unlike that concealer from Benefit, was it called Fake Away? It’s supposed to give you a more hydrated, dewy highlight and I do like it.. again I feel like they’re answering a call from so many who find powder highlight to be too heavy.

I think I ‘get’ Glossier now, they’re the brand you turn to when something you’re wearing just doesn’t look quite right. I’m 31 and my skin has changed massively in the past 5 years. Makeup I loved is now accentuating my fine lines and dryness and some of these products have helped me with issues I’ve been trying to resolve for a while. The vibe seems to be flattering and natural rather than heavy and ‘instagram’ and I love it. There’s nothing wrong with going big from time to time but as you get older it’s not as easy and they’ve put together a collection of products that make you look like a polished version of yourself rather than you wearing makeup.

I think that’s the thing.. if you like the no-makeup-makeup you’ll probably love this but if you don’t, you wont.


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  1. 20 October, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I love Vichy Dermablend, and your haul sounds fantastic especially Boy Brow and the Perfecting Skin Tint, about to subscribe to your channel now. Fantastic post, thank you for sharing xxx

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  2. Rebecca
    20 October, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    For an every day school run i think the tint will be amazing. I will have to go have a look at their stuff.

  3. Claire Robertson
    8 November, 2017 / 8:40 am

    Been wanting to try this brand, I also have a 14 year old and I think this is the perfect high school make up.

  4. 8 November, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    Would love something good quality but natural as I’m still in school this would be perfect!

  5. 8 November, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    Would absolute love some good quality yet more subtle make up as I’m still in school this would be perfect! X

  6. Georgia
    8 November, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    You make me giggle and laugh and I watch your YouTube videos when I’m upset or just all the time I always re watch your videos your kids are aborable !!! I love you so much ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Wendy
    10 November, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Would love to try the cheek balm …hope I’ve entered correctly.

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