Friday, 9 March 2018

Glossier Phase 1 Review

It's been the most hyped-up launch in recent times and literally everyone seems to want a slice of something Glossier. The brand seemingly came out of nowhere and has taken the beauty world by storm, pushing the boundaries and offering a completely new kind of product: a product made for the beauty customer and no one else. Launched by Emily Weiss, the brains behind beauty website 'Into the Gloss', Glossier has been a runaway success.

So, what's all the fuss about? I was recently lucky enough to get my hands on the Phase 1 set and after a few months using the products, I thought I would share my thoughts on the most wanted brand of the moment.

I'll be honest, Glossier didn't really pique my interest until I started seeing literally everyone and their mother talking about it. It just didn't have any 'wow' products for me - when it comes to beauty brands, I'm always going to get more excited about makeup than skincare, and as Glossier is very much about that natural, dewy glow, I was unsure if it was the brand for me. 

However, despite being a makeup girl through and through, I do still love and understand the importance of skincare, so I thought I ought to give the brand a go. I was also drawn in by the pretty packaging, the cutesy little stickers and the unique clear bubble makeup pouches you get with every order. It's definitely unlike any other beauty brand I've ever seen!

So, the Glossier Phase 1 set seemed like the obvious first choice for me - it's basically a little starter kit (again, I've never seen another brand that offers this) that gives you an introduction to what Glossier is all about. It comes with the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturiser and Balm Dotcom, in whichever flavour you choose. It costs £35, which is £8 cheaper than if you were to buy all the products separately. 

The Milky Jelly Cleanser is by far my favourite product of the three. I've been using it day and night for a few months now and I just love it. It smells amazing, is super soft and milky on the skin, and leaves my skin feeling so soft and hydrated. This is what Glossier is all about: hydrated, dewy skin, so it makes sense that this is one of their star products. Whilst it's not the cheapest, costing £15, it's not unreasonable either, and I definitely think I'll repurchase once it runs out. I don't use it to remove my makeup, so I can't talk about whether it's good at that, but to actually cleanse my skin once my makeup is off. It's definitely a winner for me!

The Priming Moisturiser is full of skin goodies: Hyaluronic Acid, Mushroom Super Hydrator, Anti-Redness Complex, Oxygenating Agent and Antioxidant Blend - basically, it claims to hydrate your skin, reduce redness, improve texture and help protect against skin damage. For me, however, I didn't really notice that big of a change with my skin - it definitely keeps it hydrated, but I found it quite hard to judge the other claims. For £18, I feel like I could probably get a better moisturiser elsewhere, but I will still continue to use this one until it runs out. 

Finally, the Balm Dotcom has been another popular product and it's not hard to see why: it's super hydrating, comes in six cool flavours and has really cool packaging. For a tenner, I definitely think it's worth investing in if you're keen to try something from Glossier - I have the Birthday Balm and absolutely love it. Okay, so I was first drawn to it because of the holographic packaging, but it also smells like CAKE (I KNOW!) and really does keep my lips smooth and hydrated. 

Overall I think Glossier is a really cool brand that looks good and offers some really unique products that actually work. You only have to take a look at the reviews on the Glossier website to see that the brand is a hit, and as they keep bringing out amazing products people have never seen before, I can't see this stopping any time soon. 

Have you tried anything from Glossier? I'd love to hear your recommendations, as I'm keen to place a new order sometime soon!
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