I’m not really someone that buys a lot of beauty products (I’m much more into clothes) but I was recently looking to update my skincare routine. There’s been so much hype about Glossier and The Ordinary recently, so I wanted to try them out for myself – and take a proper look at Glossier’s gorgeous packaging!
Glossier Priming Moisturiser Rich
I was looking for a moisturiser that was rich enough to use a night time but also gave a good base for foundation and this was the perfect solution. I’m not keen on the lavender scent, and I think that’s a bit of a deal breaker for me as it’s stronger than I was expecting, but I will definitely be using it all up (especially as it’s in such a nice tub!!).
Glossier Balm Dotcom
I’d heard mixed reviews about this, some saying that it was basically just vaseline, but I definitely disagree. It’s definitely very similar to Lanolips (that’ll be the lanolin in it) but less intense and I love the rose scent. I’m a little disappointed that the red tint is totally unnoticeable on my lips, but I still love the formula and will definitely repurchase.
I have to mention the packaging too – since that’s what I’m into! the glass tub of the moisturiser really makes it feel luxury, and the green and pink together on the balm is a perfect combination. I love that Glossier have really thought about every aspect of their packaging; from the moment you open the box and are greeted with a pink interior, the little stickers to personalise the packaging and the squidginess of the Balm Dotcom tube that make it super tactile. Their branding is just spot on!
I heard about The Ordinary from watching Lily and Anna’s videos. I love that it was super affordable and was even happier to discover that they sell the brand at ASOS. I did some more research into the products and was really into their ethos of keeping the ingredients simple but effective – in order to keep the price down. Not to mention they had great reviews!
The Ordinary Serum Foundation
I was on the lookout for an everyday foundation that wasn’t as heavy as MAC Studio Sculpt that I usually wear. The Ordinary Serum Foundation fits the bill very well (and for only £6!). It’s quite watery so you have to be careful not to drip it, but it feels super light on the skin (but not as light as Glossier’s perfecting skin tint which I’ve heard is near to pointless). I used this guide to match it with my current MAC foundation and found it to be the perfect match to my skin.
The Ordinary Buffet
Since I was looking to up my skincare game, I thought The Ordinary’s Buffet would be worth a try. It’s described as being packed full of ingredients to nourish the skin and target signs of aging (I’m starting to notice the odd wrinkle eeeek!) a food ‘buffet’ for the skin (weird imagery but ok). It’s basically what I needed because I can’t be fussed with lots of different products, so this is good as it’s all in one. I’ve only just started using it so not sure on whether it’s working (although how can you ever REALLY be sure what’s doing what?!) but I’m going to trust that all those ingredients must be doing something! The pipette is pretty nice to use and easy to get the product out, and I like that both bottles are plastic so they don’t clink about in your wash bag/makeup bag.