Glossier Phase 1 Review

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WEARING: Glossier Phase 1 + mascara, powder on T-zone; dress by Hello Harriet

When I first heard whispers of famed beauty blog Into the Gloss' newest project, Glossier, I was eagerly awaited their launch of "foolproof skincare as makeup" - and it did not disappoint! The website alone, with closeups of smiling, beautiful models up against stark blue and pink backgrounds and with emoji-like stickers sprinkled everywhere, filled me with excitement. I was actually just about to place my order when I was offered the chance to review their first four products - bundled together called Phase 1!

First of all, I HAVE to mention the adorable packaging! They come in bubblegum pink and white tubes and bottles, and a sheet of the cutest stickers so you can personalize the tubes yourself! I took forever trying to decide where to put each sticker, they are just so darn cute! As for the products, here are my thoughts!

Soothing Face Mist - a refreshing and reinvigorating face mist that smells of roses. It made my face feel super soft and I personally love the scent - but unfortunately some of my friends are allergic to flowers, so I wish it was a bit more mild smelling!
Priming Moisturizer - a non greasy, lovely moisturizer that prepares your face for the rest of your makeup and helped my makeup last longer. This worked well for my normal/oily combo skin as well as my sister's dry skin!
Balm Dotcom - a truly wonderful do all, thick balm that is formulated to lock in moisture - whether it be on your lips, cuticles, or even your elbows...! I'm really impressed by this as a lip balm - it really does the job (just in time for the cold weather), and has earned a permanent place in my bag.
Perfecting Skin Tint - This is a light weight "skin-tint" that blurs imperfections while evening out your skin tone. It's thin texture makes you completely forget you are wearing anything, and I was able to layer this product a couple times under my eyes for a little bit more coverage - and it didn't settle into the lines around my eyes or look cakey. That said, if you have some extreme dark circles, you will probably want to use some concealer with this product! When I used it, my skin looked amazingly dewy, but since I have a pretty oily forehead I powder my t-zone so it didn't read as oily instead of dewy. I was a little disappointed there was only three shades available - hopefully they will expand the line to be more inclusive!

Usually, I am guilty of ignoring basics like moisturizer in favor of oohing and ahhing over twinkling, high ticket makeup pieces like vibrant lipsticks and eyeshadows - but these products make caring for and applying makeup to my face pretty fun - and their tagline "skincare as makeup" is perfect! Overall, I'm completely smitten with this brand, and if they hit it out of the park with these four products, it makes me incredibly excited for what they have planned for Phase 2...!

Glossier is available to purchase together or separately on their website, and they are currently running a Christmas promotion!

While I was gifted these products to review, it did not impact my thoughts on the line.


  1. These sound marvellous and I love the packaging as well. Hope they have them overseas soon too!! Xx

  2. Oh my gosh, that packaging has sold me already! I do hope I'll find some way to get my hands on these, I love rose scented things as well <3 Great review! xx

  3. These products look so amazingly cute!


  4. I've been looking for a new primer and that skin tint sounds ideal so I might just have to try some of their products out <3

    The Quirky Queer

  5. these products look so cute!

  6. The sticker idea is so good! I've been pining after this range all the way my new digs in Hong Kong. Still (im)patiently waiting hahah!

  7. I can't get over how perfect your hair is! New follower here <3
    The products look incredibly cute, too bad they don't ship where I live :(


  8. This simply sounds AMAZING!
    x Angela /

  9. Stickers and makeup? What a perfect mix! Looking into this asap. :)

  10. such cute packaging, may i say your skin looks flawless in these pic :O xx

  11. I've heard great things about these products already! I'd love to try them out! I like the basic concepts and packaging (with cute stickers)

    Emma x

  12. when i first started getting into makeup properly i was definitely more interested in it than in skincare, but it didn't take long for me to start loving skincare just as much. i just find that my makeup sits better on my skin and that i need to wear less of it the better care i take of my skin, so i think this is great for people who otherwise aren't that enthusiastic about skincare or who don't want too many steps in their routine. and i've got to say the priming moisturiser is a great idea because ideally i'd have a few layers of product on my face as possible while still achieving the look i want, so that's one area that could be cut down if you used one product for both.

    little henry lee

  13. Ah! I want to try this line so bad! I've got to get around to ordering it!

    <3 Tawni from

  14. I'm such a sucker for packaging! SO CUTE. And you are too adorable. That first picture cracks me up! ;)

    <3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

  15. I have never ever heard about those cosmetics but it seems really awesome!

  16. You look gorgeous!!!!

    Please let me know if you would be interested in following eachother on GFC and Bloglovin.Would love to stay in contact.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  17. Mega cutie!
    Loving all these goodies :)

  18. lovely post!

  19. I'm going to splurge and get the balm and the foil liner, but I can't decide whether or not to get the skin perfector. It's pretty expensive, so I don't want to drop the money unless I really know if it's worth it. I feel like it would work very well on someone with beautiful, smooth skin, but my whole face is ranging from lightly to heavily dotted with acne. If it's just going to make me look dewy AND super spotty and patchy, then I'm not sure if it's worth the $20+ dollars. What do you think?

    (Sidenote: you look gorgeous - as always, of course!)



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