Ah, Glossier. With the effortless-cool-girl target audience (which is everyone. I mean, I’m not cool but I sure as hell want to be as cool as all of you), dare I day ‘millennial’ relatability and minimal aesthetic, they’ve become another new hip brand on everyone’s radar.
I shied away from buying any of their products, though, because I felt that many of their items were designed with those in mind who are practically flawless and don’t need much help. It would be great if all I needed in life was a sheer something. Rational thinking says no to the entire brand, but the marketing was successful at making me put the whole brand on my wishlist. It makes me feel a little… petty. I felt biased against the brand before I even tried anything from them.
That said, the Milky Jelly Cleanser and the praise surrounding it was the one thing that made me cave in during their Black Friday promo. I could have picked up more items, but I was still a bit unsure.
It’s a cruelty-free gel cleanser costing £15 for 177ml (£8.47 per 100ml) which is really expensive compared to my current go-to, the Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk which is £8.00 for 350ml (£2.29 per 100ml)!!! I’ve only been using it as I feel like it but I feel the bottle is depleting so fast and with regular use I’m not even sure it would last me a full month.
The packaging is minimal, of course, and it looks very cool on my desk. It has a rose scent that isn’t strong at all and the gel texture is really pleasant to use in the morning to wash the skincare residue off. It doesn’t dry out my skin at all after cleansing.
I was only expecting a decent morning cleanser from this or a second cleanser type product. I was not looking for a heavy duty cleanser that could erase my toughest makeup. Due to my oily skin, most makeup becomes so slippy, it can be wiped off at the end of the day anyway. However, it managed to take off that makeup quite well (a test-swipe with cotton showed nothing at all).
It even took off my non-waterproof mascara without stinging my eyes. My Soap and Glory cleanser does sting my eyes so this is where the Milky Jelly Cleanser comes out on top for me. I may just be tempted to repurchase this… sometime in the future.
My friend Q and I (look, we talk about makeup and money a lot, okay?) (I mention her a lot but I’m almost certain she’s one of the friends that don’t read this blog lol) were having a lengthy chat about this Glossier sale and she let me try out her Cloud Paint in Dusk. She said she didn’t use it a lot, though, and that it worked better when applied with a stippling brush. I thought that was curious because I heard all of Glossier’s products are supposed to be finger-friendly.
My first attempt at using it confirmed all my fears about the brand. The blush is lovely, sheer and so natural looking but it disappeared in my oily mess of a face in about two hours. In my second try with it, it lasted 4 hours, although it is winter at the moment, so I’m not sure it would hold up in the summer at all.
I have to be careful that I don’t dab it into nothing, too. Overall, it was a little disappointing.
TL;DR the Milky Jelly Cleanser I like, the Cloud Paint, not so much.
What do you think of Glossier?
Until next time,
Days since I last bought a lipstick: 31
Lipstick last worn: Lancome 06 Rose Nu