The Glossier edit (a haul & review in one)

The Glossier edit - ByMeryl

Today I am sharing a very very exciting post; a Glossier haul & review. Yes I finally got my hands on some Glossier products during our USA road trip. In fact we found ourselves on Melrose the first morning waiting for the Glossier showroom to open, that’s commitment (and a lot of patience from the bf). It did not take me long to figure out the products I wanted to try (I already filled up my online shopping cart at least 5 times). Literally 5 minutes after entering the store, we were ready to walk out again with the coveted pink bags containing my four new glossier products in my hand. So are the products worth the hype?

Glossier Boy Brow

Boy Brow was the first product I started tyring. Boy Brow is a grooming eyebrow wax, dedicated to make your eyebrows fuller but also keeps them in place. I have been using eyebrow wax as part of my daily make-up routine for the past 5 years, so this product had some big shoes to fill. Boy Brows comes in 4 shades but I opted for the clear one, as I usually do. The first thing I noticed was the applicator; it’s tiny so there is no risk of accidentally grooming half your eyelids.

Although the products it supposed to be clear, it comes out as white, but as soon as you apply it the white colour disappears. The product does what it’s supposed to do and my eyebrows stay in place all day. An added bonus is that the wax does not harden the eyebrows as I have often found with similar products. The verdict? a 9,5/10 (only because the tube is quite small for $16).

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

I was on the lookout for a good cleanser that would not irritate or dry out my skin, like most cleanser do. I read good reviews on the Milky Jelly Cleanser and with it’s fair price point of $18, I decided to go for the full size bottle (there is also a travel size available). The Milky Jelly Cleanser is a gentle cleanser, with a soft smell and feel and it does what it’s supposed to do, without drying out my skin. It’s a basic cleanser, but that’s what I like about it. It would work on almost all skin types and is very easy to use. I’m a fan and secretly wished that I would have also picked up the travel size. The verdict? a 9/10.

Glossier Super Bounce

Glossier Super Bounce was high on my wish list because I love to try new serums. I do however find that serums are often very pricy and I find it hard to justify spending so much money on them. The Glossier serums are very reasonably priced with them being $28 for 30ml. Glossier has 3 “Super” serums; the Super Bounce is the hydrating one, with hyaluronic acid and vitamine B5. I usually go for oily serums but this one has more of a milky texture. It might seem thick but once you apply it to the skin it goes on really smooth and absorbs immediately. It keeps my skin hydrated and soft; the verdict? a 9/10.

Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich

The last Glossier item I picked up was the Priming Moisturizer Rich. When it comes to moisturizers I’m not the adventurous type. I have been using the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for about 5 years now and still love it. I did however feel that my skin could use some extra moisture during the winter season. Glossier offers two main moisturizers a lighter and a heavier one, I went for the heavier one.

The first thing I noticed was the strong smell. This is not necessarily a bad thing but it did concern me a bit due to the sensitivity of my skin. This concern was unnecessary because it works well on my skin and keeps my skin clear and moisturized. It also absorbs really quickly. One little side note is that this moisturizer does not feel as smooth as my Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, but I might be biased. The verdict? an 8/10 (would have been a 9 without the strong scent).

My first encounter with Glossier was definitely positive, the products are really good, reasonable priced and they are also very pleasing to look at. I might have to find a way to pick up some new items soon; the Futuredew is calling my name.

Love, Meryl