Blogging Made Me Buy It // Glossier

Hey guys, hope you’re all good!

I was sat in a dissertation meeting yesterday, listening to what other peoples ideas were, and someone is going to look at how/why people buy products because of YouTubers or Bloggers recommendations.  I am definitely one of those people, and always look for a review on a product first before I buy.

Words to live by…

If I need some new makeup, I’ll often look for blog reviews or YouTube videos first, so I can see whatever the product is in more depth, and see it in action, but also to get other peoples opinions as there is literally nothing worse than spending money on makeup only to discover you hate the product. (I mean, there are definitely worse things in life, but hey- you know what I mean.) 

So, with that in mind, I can think of a fair few products that the blogging community “made” me buy, so I thought it would be cool to start a new series on my blog! This is by no means a concept I created and loads of bloggers also do this, but I wanted to try it out for myself too!

First up in this series, Glossier. 

This brand has suddenly sprung out of nowhere, but now I feel it is e v e r y w h e r e. Some of their stuff just isn’t for me, like their really low coverage foundations for example,  but some of it intrigued me. After reading reviews, and hearing people I know in real life talk about it as well, I thought I’d see what all the hype was about.

I saw so many people raving on and on about how the Glossier Balm Dotcom was the best lipbalm they have ever used, and honestly I was skeptical. It’s a lipbalm…. But me being me, and having no self control whatsoever, thought I’d try it out anyway.  You can get 1 for £10 or 3 for £25 which is actually ridiculously expensive for lipbalm (but you can also use it on any dry patches of skin) on reflection, and now I am regretting all of my life choices… but, lets carry on.

Originally I picked up the scent “Birthday Balm Dotcom” (Mainly because of the sparkly packaging, and promises of it tasting like birthday cake) And it was nice, but it definitely wasn’t my fave thing ever. I did enjoy the scent though- tastes smells a m a z i n g. But this particular one has tiny glitter particles in, which don’t feel any different on the lips, but I just wasn’t a huge fan of how they looked.

I then wanted to try the Cherry version because I’d read it had a tint to it, and then I also thought I could justify getting the Mint version as well, to keep in my car. (How I justified this, I have no idea, but it was payday and I was pretending I had no responsibilities other than keeping my lips moisturized… lol) Fast forward to now, I actually am really enjoying all three.

I keep the Birthday one on my bedside table, the Mint one by my Makeup Mirror (it was being neglected in my car) and I keep the Cherry version in my bag for on the go. They are really moisturising, smell amazing, and I also really enjoy the clinical looking packaging. Even though I use these every day I still have loads left and am really enjoying them. I’d say if you need to bump up your Glossier order to get free shipping, definitely give these a try! Or even if you are just obsessed with lipbalm, I don’t think you would be disappointed!

Out of the three, I like the way the Mint one feels, as it feels really tingly and refreshing in the morning, but I do really like how the Cherry one makes my lips look! They do also sell a non scented version, and a rose scented one with a pink tint, but I’m happy with the ones I have.

I wasn’t massively into the Glossier makeup, as I personally prefer a more high coverage look myself, whereas Glossier is aimed at people who want barely there coverage. But, my friend Katy tried out the cloud paint and told me they were really good, so naturally again, my issues of self control came out to play and I placed another order.

I got the shade “Beam” and honestly I really, really like this, and I’m not even a huge fan of blush. I was scared of it making me look overdone, as I never use cream products, but the tiniest bit of this goes a long way, and it blends really easily and quickly into the skin, even over powder. I was scared this colour would look too bright on my ridiculously pale skin, but it actually looks incredibly natural, and I am very impressed! 

I also decided to get their most popular product “Boy Brow” which is described as a “grooming pomade.” This has loads of rave reviews. I got mine in the shade Brown, and I do like it, but I wouldn’t say it was my favourite makeup product I’ve ever tried. I use this on days where I’m not using much makeup, or can’t be bothered to do my eyebrows properly, and it gives them a decent amount of colour, and keeps them in place all day. It’s nice, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again. 

So for me Glossier was a semi successful blogger induced purchase. I do really want to try out their Priming Moisturiser, face masks, and their highlighter, and also their perfume smells sooo amazing, but I am banning myself from buying unnecessary things for the moment. Living that student life…

Let me know if you have tried anything from Glossier, or if you would? 

Thanks as always for reading my rambles,

Lauren xx


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