They say the best things come to those who wait…and we’ve been waiting patiently to get our hands on some Glossier products ever since this ultra-cool, New York brand launched in 2014. And now they’re finally shipping to the UK (glossier.com). Cue much excitement here at Verymakeupmad HQ! Woop woop!!

If you’ve not already heard of the brand, you soon will. All you need to know is that it boasts just a handful of great skincare and makeup products for girls who like a natural, dewy, ‘lit from within’ look.  ‘Skin first, makeup second’ – that’s Glossier’s philosophy. And one that we’re on board with!

So, what to buy? Our favourite item has to be ‘Cloud Paint‘, £15,  – a light as air, liquidy cream blush in 4 shades, that gives the most natural “I’ve just been to the gym/walking the dog/doing yoga/doing nothing except watching Netflix, but still want to look fabulous” flush. A little goes a long way, so just dab lightly onto the apples of the cheeks and build up as necessary. We love a cream blush for the winter – our skin is drier than normal and powders tend to accentuate any lines or dry patches. Cloud paint (V chose the bubblegum pink shade, Puff) makes us look healthy and young – just the way we like it!

And here’s how to use it:

 

We’re also very impressed with the Balm Dotcom, £10, a multi-purpose balm great for lips, dry skin, cuticles, split ends…you name it, Balm Dotcom can fix it! It’s not sticky or greasy, so if you want to use as more of a cosmetic product – on eyelids and cheekbones – for an enviable glow, we reckon you can. We love ‘Birthday’ which has the faintest whiff of shimmer (NOT glitter or sparkle) and smells of birthday cake. Yes, really!


Next on our shopping list from Glossier, are Wowder, £18, which is getting rave reviews as a miracle powder that gets rid of excess oil and shine whilst blurring the appearance of pores and giving skin a lovely, natural finish, and Perfecting Skin Tint, £20, an ultra-light tinted moisturiser that leaves skin looking healthy and dewy.

That’s all for now folks!

Love & Birthday Cake flavoured lip balm,

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