Glossier Makeup Review.

Glossier Makeup Review.

Hello my lovelies! It feels like ages since I last wrote but it’s only been two weeks; there wasn’t a post last week because I needed some time to relax as I’ve had family members in and out of hospital over the last few weeks. But I’m happy to say that from today everyone is now back at home. How have you been since lockdown measures have been lowered even more? Have you braved the shops yet?

As for me, I’ve avoided shopping anywhere in person due to having family members who are more at risk and because I’ve generally gotten used to just shopping online and not going out anymore! Something I’ve bought recently is a completely new collection of makeup as mine needed a serious sort through, especially because I think the majority of it (if not all of it) was out of date!

When I was scrolling through Instagram I came across Glossier, who I’ve seen and heard a little bit about from friends in the past, and decided to try out their makeup line.

Part of what made me want to try their products out was the super cute packaging, they’re cruelty free and all of the raving reviews. Plus, they seem to be all about enhancing your natural beauty and simple products that work well and are easy to apply.

Glossier Makeup Review
So, what did I order?
First impressions:

I’m a sucker for minimalism so I absolutely love the packaging and design. The products are a little smaller than they may appear but a little seems to go a long way so I don’t mind that; it also makes travelling with them a lot easier! All of the products arrived in these cute pink bubble zip lock pockets which I’m using as makeup bags as they fit everything in the perfectly.

The application and formula:

The spf formula is like a gel rather than a cream and applies smoothly to the skin and I found that it absorbed into my skin really quickly without that typical oily feeling you get with other sun creams.

The cloud paint blush comes in a small tube, which might lead you to believe that it won’t go very far, however, you only need a tiny bit as a little goes a very long way. I found that the ‘beam’ colour was very pigmented and I apply it with my fingertips to control how much I’m applying.

The boy brow gel works absolute wonders to tame and define my brows, and the formula is like a mix between a mascara and a gel in my opinion, which keeps my brow hairs in place all day. It also helps to cover up any spots of my brows that are thinner than the others (thank you early 2000’s..)!

The lash slick mascara is one of my favourite mascaras if not my all time favourite mascara purely for the fact that it just glides over my lashes and doesn’t cause them to clump together. Plus, it’s water-resistant and I found it easy to take off at the end of the day with micellar water and a cotton pad!

The lidstar cream eyeshadow formula is really creamy and has an applicator that is similar to those of liquid lipsticks. I like to apply it straight to my eyelid with the applicator and then smooth over the lid with my fingers. I picked up the colour ‘slip’ which is a shimmery pinky tone that is perfect for everyday wear.

I love the haloscope highlighter stick. It’s so incredibly easy to apply and it’s great for when you’re on the go and want a little glow. The formula is creamy and easily blended with your fingers; I like to swipe it over my cheekbones (or where my cheekbones should be..), the tip and bridge of my nose, my brow bone, temples, a little on my forehead, my chin and the cupids bow. The ‘quartz’ tone looks perfect on all skin tones and gives you a nice natural glow.

The lip glosses have a great consistency to them, they glide on easily, and stay on well without feeling too sticky. I found the formula quite thick/gloopy but still smooth and they don’t feel heavy on your lips. I love the holographic gloss as it has a pinky/blue sheen to it and then the red gloss gives you a tinted glossy look that’s effortless.

Final comments:

I absolutely love the entire collection of products I’ve picked up. They all apply extremely easily and give you a natural effortless look. All of the products are perfect for everyday use, and although are a little pricey, they’re totally worth it based on the quality of all of the formulas; and you can see the amount of thought that has gone into each product. I’d recommend Glossier to anyone looking for high quality makeup that gives you a natural glow, applies easily and is long wearing.

Since lockdown I’ve completely overhauled my makeup routine, giving up wearing foundation and finding a routine that works for me. My new routine is as follows:

  • I start by applying SPF 30 to my entire face
  • I then swipe a small amount of Bare Minerals concealer under my eyes and blend it in with a small beauty blender
  • I set the concealer with a small amount of powder
  • I then swipe boy brow gel over my brows
  • I dab on cloud paint over my cheeks and nose
  • Then I swipe haloscope over my cheekbones, tip and bridge of my nose, temples, forehead, chin and cupids bow and blend it in with my fingers
  • I apply the lidstar eyeshadow over my eyelids
  • I then curl my eyelashes and apply the lash slick mascara
  • And finish by applying a spray of setting spray followed by lip gloss

And that’s it! That’s all the makeup I wear now, I’m trying to become a lot more comfortable with showing my acne and rosacea without feeling bad or self conscious about it, and this new routine makes me feel good and I forget about my skin which is great.

If you want to see my new routine in action, let me know in the comments and I’ll film it and put it on my IGTV! Have you tried any Glossier makeup before? What are your makeup staples? Let me know!

And with that, have a great weekend my lovelies!

Love,

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What’s In My Makeup Bag?

What’s In My Makeup Bag?

Happy Saturday lovelies! This week I’m going to be showing you what I have in my makeup bag! These are the products that I use on a daily basis to give myself a little boost and then what I use when I’m off out or having photos taken.

Most of my makeup is pretty cheap, and can be found at your local Boots or Superdrug and then I have a few products that are a little pricier but not too expensive.

So, let’s get into it!

Here’s everything in my makeup bag:

Primer

1 . Primer – Collection Primed & Ready Primer Powered by Witch Clear, This primer is illuminating, suuuper sticky so you know your base will last and its formula also helps promote clear skin. And it’s only £4.99!!

Foundation

2 . FoundationMorphe Fluidity Full-Coverage Foundation, This foundation is amazing and actually matches my skin tone! This one is £16.99.

Concealer

3 . ConcealerCollection Lasting Perfection Concealer and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, I use one or the other of these, I’ve only just started using the Fit Me Concealer but so far it’s been great! The Collection Concealer is £4.19 and the Maybelline Concealer is £5.99.

Powder

4 . Powder – Revolution Bake & Finish Loose Powder and MUA Ultra-Fine Loose Setting Powder, I couldn’t find the link to Revolution’s powder but I believe it sells for £5 and the MUA powder is £4.

Eyebrow

5 . Eyebrow GelRimmel Brow This Way Gel With Argan Oil, I use this nearly everyday and it’s only £2.99 right now!

6 . Eyebrow PencilRimmel Professional Eyebrow Brow Pencil, I’ve had this pencil for way too long really but it works so well with my brows! And it’s only £2.19 at the moment!

 

7 . Eye shadow Palette and Singular Colour – There’s a few palettes here and a MAC eye shadow that I use a lot of the time, and the big palette is one my sister got made for me for my birthday!

Eyeliner

8 . EyelinerRimmel Wonder Wing Eyeliner, Rimmel Scandaleyes Micro Eye Liner and a white liner by maybelinne which I don’t even know if they sell anymore! The wing liner and micro liner are £3.99.

Mascara

9 . MascaraCollection Supersize Mascara Ultra Black and a Barry M mascara with is £4.99. The Collection mascara is £2.99.

Contour

10 . ContourBourjois Little Round Pot Nude Single Eyeshadow Utaupique, being so pale, I can’t use normal contour shades as they are all wrong for my pale skin, and I stumbled across this eye shadow and now that’s what I use! It’s also only £5.49 and lasts forever!

Blush

11 . BlushMAC powder blush and Collection’s Soft Glow Blusher (can’t find the link, sorry! But it was only like £2.99 from memory!).

Highlighter

12 . Highlighter – A NewLook highlighter (instore only) and MUA Shimmer Highlight Powder Pearlescent Sheen, the MUA highlighter is only £3 and comes in so many shades!

Strobe Stick

13 . Strobe StickBarry M Illuminating Strobe Cream Highlighter, and is £4.49.

Liquid Lipstick

14 . Liquid Lipstick – Maybelline Super Stay Liquid Lipstick, I can’t find the link online for these but these are a great long lasting liquid lip! I think they’re around £8?

Lipstick

15 . Lipstick – The True Lips lipstick is one I found in Boots (can also be found in The Range) just before Christmas and has been a staple ever since then for me, and the other lipstick is one my mum got from Amazon for Christmas!

Setting Spray

16 . Setting Spray – My favourite budget setting spray, NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray Dewy I love this spray so much and it’s so cheap at £7!!

Here’s what I wear on days where I don’t want to wear much makeup but still want that little boost:

  • Concealer – just a little under the eyes if I need it, and set it with a little powder.
  • Eyebrow gel – I use a clear gel just to shape and keep my brows in shape!
  • Mascara – I curl my eyelashes and then put on a dark brown mascara.
  • Strobe stick cream – I use a little bit of this on the top of my cheekbones (well.. more like where the top of my cheekbones are supposed to be, I have no cheekbones).
  • Colour changing lipstick/balm – I use this every. single. day. It’s a great moisturiser and brightens up my face perfectly.
  • Setting spray – I just use a tiny bit of this to set what’s on my face and I’m done!

 

Here’s my full face look:

Selfie with makeup
Please ignore my super damaged hair here haha!

What I wear on full face days (basically everything in my bag haha):

  • Primer – This goes all over my face and let it sink in for about 20 seconds.
  • Foundation – I use my Morphe Fluidity Foundation and I put that all over my face using a beauty blender.
  • Concealer – I put two small stokes under each eye and blend it in with a sponge that is in the shape of a lipstick of all things! But it’s shape is perfect for getting the concealer right under my eyes.
  • Setting Powder – I bake my under eyes using my lipstick shaped sponge so I look bright and like I’ve actually got some sleep. I then finish setting my foundation with a powder pouf.
  • Eyebrow pencil – I outline my brows and then use a brush to blend the colour into my natural brows to give them a little umph.
  • Eyebrow gel – I use this after filling my brows in to make sure they hold their shape all day.
  • Eye shadow – I use a simple neutral shade in my crease and then depending on the day I add either brighter colours, and I love a subtle spotlight eye.
  • Eyeliner – I love felt-tip liners and I tend to do a simple thin line, and on days where my liner is going well I’ll add a wing. I also use a white pencil liner for my bottom waterline as it completely brightens my eyes up.
  • Mascara – I curl my lashes and then put mascara on my top and bottom lashes.
  • Contour – I use a fan brush and swipe this where my cheek bones are supposed to be and under my jaw line.
  • Blush – I literally just swipe this over my cheeks and then a little over my nose as I love that super dewy, naturally flushed and glowy look.
  • Highlighter – I put this on the tip of my nose, along the bridge of my nose, ontop of my cheekbones, my temples, my cupids bow and a little on my forehead and chin where the light hits.
  • Liquid Lip or Lipstick – Depending on what I’m doing on the day I’ll put on a liquid lip or my colour changing balm/lipstick.
  • Setting Spray – I soak my face with this and then use a card or fan to dry everything in, and my face then lasts all day and my skin returns to skin again!

So that’s what I have in my regular makeup rotation and bag! I have a few more products here and there, especially lipsticks, I have loads and loads of lipsticks; but they don’t get worn too often because I tend to smudge them everywhere haha.

What do you have in your makeup bag? Did you find any products here that you’re going to try? Let me know in the comments!!

Have a great weekend lovelies,

Love,

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