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Everything Worth Buying at the Friends of Glossier Sale

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A version of this story originally appeared on the Strategist U.S.

If you, like us, have been a Glossier fan for years now, you’ll know their sales are few and far between. Typically, we have to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to score a discount on their lash-lengthening mascara or surprisingly powerful makeup remover. But this year, their mega sale has come early — namely, right now. Through Monday, June 14, Glossier is offering 20 percent off everything on its site as part of its Friends of Glossier sale. And they really do mean everything. Over 80 products, including a ton of favourites we’ve written about before, are marked down. To help you shop this rare event, we rounded up all the Glossier products that we’ve tried ourselves or that experts have recommended to us. Below, 17 cult-favourite items to snag before the (long) wait until their next sale starts.

Glossier Cloud Paint

Glossier’s Cloud Paint blush — a favorite of our own beauty columnist, Rio Viera-Newton — is one of those multitasking beauty products that works for just about everyone, because there are very few ways to mess it up. It has a near-endless amount of placement options (cheeks! eyes! lips!), and best of all, can be easily applied with your fingers. The gel-cream consistency makes it easy to achieve a soft, diffused wash of colour, and unlike lots of other cream formulas, it actually stays on. Cloud paint comes in eight sunset-coloured shades that you can mix together to create a bespoke colour or wear on its own.

Glossier Futuredew

Future Dew has become a beloved member of the Glossier lineup thanks to the serum’s ability to make skin look lit from within without glitter or greasy-looking shine. It’s also one of the most efficient, because it can be applied all over or simply wherever you want a little pop of shine.

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This orange-blossom scented dry oil mist contains a blend of antioxidant-rich sunflower, grape-seed, and oat oils, which help to nourish and moisturize dry skin. Unlike other body oils, which take time to dry and soak into the skin, this one melts in almost immediately and doesn’t leave a sticky residue.

Glossier Lash Slick

Formulated to make it look like you have lash extensions in just a few swipes, this mascara coats lashes from root to tip with little fibers that are locked into place with flexible polymers. It’s lengthening, curling, and sculpting, and won’t flake or smudge.

Glossier Lip Gloss

Glossier’s lip gloss is incredibly shiny (all you need is one swipe per lip) and packed with nourishing ingredients like jojoba and vitamin E, which help keep lips soft and moisturized. All four shades are on sale, including the new, limited edition gold that gives your lips a shimmery finish.

Glossier Haloscope

This highlighting stick comes in three shades, all of which give your skin a dewy (but not glittery) sheen, and also has a balmy center for an extra dose of hydration. Rio says she can’t live without it, and wears it all over her face. “When it comes to daytime makeup, this product is one of my go-tos and certainly one of my most-used ‘natural’ highlighters,” she writes.

Balm Dotcom Trio

This customizable trio deal lets you pick any three of Glossier’s eight classic lip balms, which have been recommended to us by multiple celebrities, cool teens, and Rio again. If you need help choosing, Rio recommends coconut (a clear option for days where you just want to hydrate your lips with a nice-tasting balm), rose (when you want a subtle, barely-there pink tint to your lips), and berry (the yummiest, prettiest, and boldest blackberry shade, which you can even wear on your cheeks as well). You can also shop the lip balms individually for £8, down from £10 normally.


This is a nice, rich-but-not-too-thick daytime or nighttime moisturizer. It’s particularly good to use on nights out under makeup, as it does a good job at priming the skin for concealer or foundation.


This gentle, gelatinous cleanser is great at gently removing the day from your skin — it melts away dirt and makeup — without stripping your natural oils.

Glossier Super Bounce

If you don’t have a hyaluronic acid in your routine yet, Super Bounce is a great place to start. It’s a nourishing hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 serum that penetrates deep into your pores to make sure your skin is nourished and supple.

Glossier Milky Oil
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This eye-makeup remover takes even the loudest, glossiest, hottest pink shadow off in a single pass — and this size is also carry-on friendly.


This sunscreen is the go-to SPF of aesthetician and founder of the Black Skin Directory, Dija Ayodele, and a handful of Strategist staffers, who all love that the transparent formula goes on completely clear.

This matte lipstick gives a perfect blotted, smudge-y tint that makes you look put together but not overly done.

Glossier Pro Tip

Another everyday essential, Glossier’s liquid liner with a brush tip is super opaque and super easy to use.

Glossier Boy Brow

This cult favorite eyebrow gel has a petite little spoolie that’s great at carefully brushing up hairs (no matter how sparse they may be) to create a bushy, youthful effect.


Glossier’s hydrating, creamy concealer is a pretty, light coverage concealer that’s also exceptionally good at brightening up your undereyes and any red marks. Katie Jane Hughes buffs it all over her face as a solid tinted moisturizer.

Glossier Lidstar

Finally, these liquid eyeshadows give a twinkly wash of colour to your lids — great for when you want a fun yet subtle starry pop of colour over your eyes. The eyeshadow comes in eight shades, including this lilac shade called Lily that’s another of Rio’s favourites.

The Strategist UK is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Read about who we are and what we do here. Our editors update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

Everything Worth Buying at the Friends of Glossier Sale