First Thoughts on Glossier – UK Launch!

9th October 2017 in Skincare - 15 Comments - Talia James (The Skincare Saviour) - 4 min read
First Thoughts on Glossier - UK Launch!

Welcome, Skintellectuals!

So after a few long months of wondering when Glossier will launch in the UK we finally found out and that day is today!!
Glossier is the brainchild of Emily Weiss creator of the blog “In The Gloss”  If you haven’t heard of Glossier, they describe their brand as a – “new way of thinking about (and shopping for) beauty products. Because “beauty” should be fun, easy, imperfect, and personal. Above all, we believe that you give life to products-products don’t breathe life into you.”

Since its inception Glossier was only available to those of you “lucky” people who live in the US (I mean…besides Trump as president your were rather lucky haha) so unless you had friends or family in the US the brand was hard to come by. Glossier has finally launched in the UK and are running an offer if you spend more than £25 you will get free UK delivery.

First Thoughts on Glossier - UK Launch!

My first thoughts on Glossier are if you are into the idea of “no-makeup makeup” then this is the brand for you it’s very simple and basic but not in an insulting way more of an “it does what says on the tin” kind of way.

I feel like a lot of the brand has quite a focus on skincare which I really like as I have always said if you work on your skin and have a good skincare routine then your makeup will always look good and sit better on your skin

First Thoughts on Glossier - UK Launch!

I was fortunate to be able to try some of their products before launch but I didn’t want to post pre-launch as I wouldn’t have had time to properly test out the products.
I got to try out Milk Jelly Cleanser, Birthday Balm Dotcom, Cloud Paint, Haloscope and Priming Moisturiser

I’m really loving using the Priming Moisturiser, I thought this might have been a bit to light or something you could put on just before as a primer hence the name but it actually makes a pretty damn good moisturiser. With a lot of moisturisers yes you do get instant hydration but a lot of the time like all skincare it takes time to see the benefits but with the Priming Moisturiser, I feel like you see the effects instantly giving meaning to the name Priming. Priming Moisturiser visibly plumps skin up to create cushiony bounce and an even texture, which helps minimize the appearance of pores—minus any heavy blurring ingredients. The anti-redness complex soothes and evens skin tone, leaving a clean, dewy, balanced finish. Priming Moisturiser also allows you to layer and build up to the perfect amount of moisture depending on climate, season, or how your skin’s feeling on any given day.

For me, this has to be one of the stand out products that I was sent hands down!

First Thoughts on Glossier - UK Launch!

Second product I wanted to talk about has me on the fence whether I like it or not everyone seems to love the Milk Jelly Cleanser but I’ve used it around 3 times now, I’ve had my skin under control before using this and now I have broken out so I’m not sure if it was this or something else. I am really hoping that it wasn’t this because I don’t want to not like it as it seems to be a godsend for some people.

First Thoughts on Glossier - UK Launch!

If there was one product from Glossier that I wanted to use it was Birthday Balm Dotcom because it smells of cake!! haha! that’s really the only reason I wanted it because I had never seen anything like it because and you can’t tell me that the packaging doesn’t look amazing its holographic!!
Birthday Balm Dotcom was inspired by Milk Bars famous cakes (A bakery in New York) The Balm itself is a universal skin salve that can be used anywhere and is packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, chafed skin. The dense, waxy texture stays in place to seal in moisture wherever it goes. I would say that you should only probably use the Birthday version on your lips as it has a slight shimmer/glitter to it

First Thoughts on Glossier - UK Launch!

To give a little mention to the last 2 products, Cloud Paint is a gel-cream formula is designed to be the most user-friendly cheek colour in existence and to be honest I think it is because it’s almost impossible to apply too much as the more you rub it just disappears! I love a good cream/gel blush as they are so natural and flattering on the skin sometimes a powder can just look flat and blegh! Also if you have dry skin a cream/gel blush is perfect for you!

Last but not least is Haloscope, you know me and how much I love a good highlighter well this is probably the most natural highlighter I’ve ever used its more of a soft sheen on the skin rather than a blinding flash on the skin. Haloscope contains a dual-delivery formula: the outer halo is infused with crystal extracts for all-day enlightenment, with a solid oil core of vitamin-rich moisturizers for a hydrated, dewy finish.

You can find Glossier online at and you will be able to purchase from the UK starting 9th October 2017

What is your favourite Glossier product?
Will you be buying anything?
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Talia James (The Skincare Saviour)

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

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  • Emily Newstead 9th October 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I definitely want to try the priming moisturiser as I have heard some great things about it!

    Emily xo

    • Andrew (The Skincare Savior) 1st November 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Its so hydrating i live fof it i just use it as a moisturiser at night and a primer in the mornings… so good haha

  • charlotte samantha 9th October 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I really want to try out some of the Glossier products, Im going to add a few to my Christmas list.

    CharlotteSamantha //

  • Katie 9th October 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I love the cloud paints and the balm dotcom’s, I have the coconut one and it smells amazing! 🙂 I will really have to give the priming moisturizer a try x

    • Andrew (The Skincare Savior) 1st November 2017 at 5:17 pm

      The Balm dotcom is amazing haha i love the fact they have a birthday cake smell i totally have to try more of them out

  • Hayleigh Meg 9th October 2017 at 9:43 pm

    The priming moisturiser sounds heavenly. If I’m honest I had not heard of glossier before you posted but it sounds like the kind of product I could totally get on board with, certainly keeping an eye out!

    • Andrew (The Skincare Savior) 1st November 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Its totally eye catching some of the products aren’t for me but i really love the primer moisturiser

  • ramblingmads 10th October 2017 at 1:29 am

    I like the sound of the moisturizing primer. Might give it a whirl.

  • Jamie Ng Rose 12th October 2017 at 1:28 am

    I’m obsessed with Glossier. Just discovered it too and they have a pop up in NYC. I love the Cloud Paint and the Milk Jelly cleanser!

  • Marie 7th November 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I need to join the wagon soon . I just dont have the money right now 🙂

  • A Love Affair with Beauty 19th November 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I was really happy that glossier came to the uk but I have to say I’m not blown away by it. Maybe it’s because I do love a good full on glam look and like you said this is for a more natural look. Saying that the priming moisturiser sounds fab so I might need to try that out! xx

  • Maiya Newey 15th January 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I love all of these products! I’ve become quite the Glossier addict haha! x

    Maiya |

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