A Glossier Haul

October was the month that everyone lost their sh*t about Glossier. All I saw on my Twitter feed was Glossier-this and Glossier-that. So, of course, I bought into the hype and made an order. I’ve had these bits a few weeks and definitely have discovered which work for me and which don’t – so here is a little haul & mini-review of each product!

The Quartz Haloscope Highlighter was the item that I was most excited for because I am such a fan of a dewey, wet looking, golden highlighter.  However, for me, it was the biggest disappointment. The first time I tried it, it just took my foundation straight off and looked disgusting and clumpy on my cheeks. I was completely gutted, because it swatches so beautifully (see pictures below) but I can’t wear it with foundation because it just doesn’t sit right – and I never wear highlighter without foundation so it’s a bit useless to me now really. With my Benefit Watts Up, which I have the same kind of issues with) I use that as an eye shadow instead because it’s so pigmented. However, with Quartz, it’s just not as pigmented so doesn’t really show up on my eyes at all. I think it would be completely stunning on my face but unfortunately, it just doesn’t work with my foundation. And, I suppose, the idea of Glossier is a brand focused on looking natural so you probably shouldn’t pair this with full-coverage foundation and maybe that’s why it sits funny. However, I will definitely play around with this some more to attempt to get it to work for me!

As you all know, I’m a big fan of a moisturising primer and this one is no exception. As soon as I put it on my face, I was instantly impressed. It creates such a fantastic, hydrating, plumping base for your make up and sometimes I put this on even if I’m not wearing make up, just because it makes your skin feel so supple and soft – like a baby’s bottom. I have really dry and dehydrated skin and so I usually opt for moisturising primers, my favourite being the Laura Geller Spackle Primer. This primer is just as good as that one. Your face doesn’t feel sticky or tacky after applying and it sinks in really quickly. When I do my make up in the morning I usually apply this first, then make a cup of tea and some breakfast while it sinks in and does its thing, and then go back to my dresser (with my tea and breakfast) and apply the rest of my make up. It provides such a fantastic base and it’s a little cheaper than the Laura Geller one that I love so much, so it’s a fantastic alternative. Also, the packaging is so cute. I 100% recommend. 

The Cloud Paints are probably one of the most famous items that Glossier do and they were something that I was honestly sceptical about trying. On a normal day, I don’t use a really heavy blush (my everyday blushes are Nars ‘Hot Sand’ and ‘MAC Melba’) and I was worried that these were going to be too intense for me. I mean, they’re called “Cloud Paints” and paint isn’t really a word that suggests light to me. However, these are incredibly sheer but buildable and look honestly gorgeous on the cheek. I do wish I’d gone for a different shade to Puff as I don’t often opt for pink blushes and I think Beam would’ve been a better colour for me for everyday as it’s more similar to my favourites. However, I do really adore the formula. It’s so easy to blend out to a natural flush on the cheeks with a damp Beauty Blender. I think when I do my next order – cos we all know I have 0 self control – I will pick up Beam and hopefully have a more everyday shade with that one, as Puff is a little intense for me for everyday. I still think it’s fantastic, though.

I really struggle with my brows. I can’t do ‘insta-brows’ and I’m way too lazy to carve them out every morning with my ABH Pomade, as much as I’d like to. Benefit Gimme Brow has been one of my staples in my make-up collection for so long and I was about to repurchase, but when Glossier launched in the UK and I realised I could try Boy Brow, I decided to leave my Gimme Brow and try something new. And I’m so glad I did. Boy Brow is so pigmented, with a small brush applicator which makes it incredibly easy to be precise. It takes me approximately 2 minutes to do my brows in the morning now with this pomade. I just quickly brush it through my brows after using a pencil to create a basic shape and then I’m done. It’s amazing and I’m so pleased that I picked it up because it’s such an easy solution to flawless brows err’day. If you’re like me and can’t do your eyebrows to save your life then you need this little baby. It’s a real winner.

Swatches of Quartz & Puff

If you want to try out some of these babies then you can shop Glossier UK with 10% off using this link! If you use this link, then I will get a little bit of store credit in exchange for you guys getting 10% off. Well worth it in my opinion!


  1. November 12, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Confession: I knew barely anything about this brand until about a month ago. But I really like the look of their stuff, super simple and reasonably priced! Might have to order soon!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

  2. November 12, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    This is a brand that in it over familiar with. But I do want to try them, the cloud paint look good. Beautiful photos!

  3. November 12, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    That cloud paint looks really nice! I’m a big fan of a blusher but haven’t really tried that many. If I get round to making a Glossier order I’ll have to give this a go I think! x

  4. November 12, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I'd genuinely never heard of Glossier until the Twitter uproar, I feel like a failure! With makeup I feel like I'm more of a go hard or go home kinda gal, I either wear nothing or everything so I'm not sure if this would be the brand for me if it's more aimed at a natural look. The priming moisturiser and boy brow sound awesome though as I love having a super plump, glowy base and I don't do anything with my brows due to having such light hair!
    Alice Xx

  5. November 12, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Have you tried the highlighter stick with a brush or a sponge and then apply it to the skin that way, instead of straight from the stick? Just a little tip as I do also find that applying a stick straight to my skin lifts the foundation underneath it! It looks so gorgeous, it would be a shame to not be able to wear it 🙁
    Amber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  6. November 12, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    You should Em! Think the skin tint would be right up your alley x

  7. November 12, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    What a shame about that highlighter! You're right, it swatches just beautifully, such a bummer that you can't wear it with foundation! The blush is gorgeous – I love pink blush so that's a product that really appeals to me! I'm not a high maintenance brow girl either haha, in fact I've never owned a brow product! Glad that Glossier somewhat lived up to the hype!

    Abbey 💜 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  8. November 13, 2017 / 9:57 am

    I totally agree with you that people went absolutely crazy for glossier when it became available! It reallly is a shame that highlighter and that you can’t wear it with foundation x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  9. November 13, 2017 / 9:58 am

    wow, all of these glossier bits look fab! That's annoying about the highlighter, tbh I've had that with a few brands where it's been super disappointing, the only one I've been impressed with is Kat Von D's.

    M x

  10. November 13, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I'm not into make up enough to give in to the hypes but of course I saw everyone talking about this brand. It's such a shame about the highlighter! Hopefully you can find a way to make it work for you. Your photos are absolutely stunning!


  11. November 13, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I'm still yet to place a Glossier order! I definitely have a few things on my wish list though – the Boy Brow being one of them. I love Benefit's Gimme Brow but it is a little bit too expensive to keep repurchasing, so the BB is a great alternative xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  12. November 13, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Glossier definitely took over on my social media, but Im not 100% convinced to buy yet as ive heard such mixed reviews! The cloud paint however, sounds like a lovely little product but im just not sure id wear something like that as much as Id like to!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

  13. November 13, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    I'm so happy they now deliver to UK! I love the packaging and my friends who have used their products just have good things to say! Will be doing a purchase when the next paycheck comes in aha xx


  14. November 14, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Chloe, how does your photography just keep getting better and better?! I still haven't bought anything from Glossier I really am tempted! I have to admit though – I didn't think the products were quite as pricey as this! Obviously they're not outrageous but I did think they were more affordable than that! I still might have to add some products to my Christmas list though! xx


  15. November 14, 2017 / 11:50 am

    I've heard very mixed opinions on Glossier so I'm not sure whether to give it a go. It's great that they now delivery to the UK though x

  16. November 14, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I live for full coverage foundation but apart from that I do like a more natural look (apart from the days I go a bit crazy on my eyes!)! Xx

  17. November 14, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Such a fab tip, thanks Amber! I’ll be sure to try that! X

  18. November 14, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    It did! I can’t wait to make another order and see what other bits are worth the splurge! X

  19. November 14, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    I knew the haloscopes wouldn’t work with me and you’ve confirmed it! I love the sound of the boy brow though, that’s definitely on my wish list!!

  20. November 15, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    As much as I wouldn't see the Boy Brow as a 'pomade' its still something I really want to try on my more natural days. I use the ABH dip brow pomade for my eyebrows currently but need a good eyebrow mascara that will hold them in place. I've heard so much about Glossiers boy brow so I'm definitely going to pick it up when I finally make an order 🙂

  21. November 16, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    I had heard of this brand before the big craze, but now I am so intrigued by it now!! I may have to put an order in and try the hype!! xox

  22. November 18, 2017 / 10:52 am

    There are so many bits I want to try from Glossier, I just don't know where to start.
    I was tempted by Boy Brow but I've heard mixed reviews… I'll probably still end up ordering it though!
    Tor xx That's Peachy

  23. November 20, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    To be honest I'm surprised at myself for not jumping on the bandwagon with Glossier! I really want to try the priming moisturiser, it sounds exactly like my sort of thing!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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