It’s been another incred year for Glisten thanks to you and as we toast to our 6th birthday on the 1st of Jan, we want to run down our Top Moments for Glisten Cosmetics in celebration of our six successful years in business!
Not only have we seen surprise success as an independent, but our aim to make our products accessible to as many people as possible has also been a success. We have great relationships with Beauty Bay and Urban Outfitters and to be able to have our products stocked alongside such established brands is a major achievement for us.
We got rave reviews from beauty editorial giants Glamour UK when they tried out our Pride Liner Palette with five different MUA’s and beauty creators. As massive fans, we were blown away that we got to be featured, let alone once we saw the reviews themselves.
In December 2021 we took the leap and set up shop in our very own Pop-Up in Shoreditch, London. We had great success when we teamed up with our buddies at Shrubs, Dubs & Friends at their event and with that confidence ran our first Glisten storefront. We had incredible MUA’s such as @fairyfreak and @callmechim do some live tutorials for us in store and getting to meet customers face to face is always a delight.
In 2022 our Founder & CEO, Natalie was on the panel at the E-Commerce EXPO for Clearpay, where she was invited to answer questions and be a part of the debate on how to adapt your business to attract the next generation. A proud moment for our boss lady getting invited to share her knowledge. You can read her success story on turning Glisten from a side hustle into a 2.5m brand here!
THE CELEBSWe’ve been turning up in magazines, music videos, TV shows- it’s been a bit of a wild ride, we're not going to lie. It’s hard not to get excited when you find out Hilary Duff follows you! But, we still have to pinch ourselves after amazing features from the likes of Netflix’s Sex Education, artist Mei Pang, and featuring in the hottest music video of 2022, Shirt by SZA- it’s a Glisten takeover! And the list just goes on. Don’t pinch us, we don’t want to wake up.
DUH! We’re not going to have a Glisten Top moment countdown without our spiritual Goddess on the list are we?! We still get goosebumps thinking about watching that Instagram live with Doja going to town on our liners and since that moment in 20, she has helped us open so many doors to so many exciting opportunities. From just a small independent business out of Basingstoke to the cover of Billboard magazine- who do we think we are!
THE PRIDE LINER
Released in June 2021 then made a year round product in April 2022, the Pride Liner helps raise money for LGBTQIA+ charities and is one of our favourite projects. With Glisten’s Pride Liner 100% of profits go to a dedicated charity. So far we have donated over £25,000 to Stonewall UK and are currently fundraising for Mermaids UK. We will be announcing our next dedicated charity in the new year and are grateful for the continued support for our LGBTQIA+ family and friends!
Collaborating with other artists and brands is one of the best parts of the job and we have launched some remarkable creations. From our Ponky Wots Pots to our Clay Drop Cow, our Peachy bags or adorable Kikay! Froggy’s! To even peeping Doja Cat and IAMDDB wearing our range of Artist’s Palettes; it has been a sincere joy to have worked with every single creative on these exclusive projects over the years!
To celebrate the launch of Volume 2 & 3 of our Artist Palettes we had our first ever Glisten Cosmetics Event organised by @ratedmuk in Soho, London. After six years in the biz, we finally got to meet all our Glisten gang IRL and celebrate so many of the talented artists that are up and coming and those who have supported us wholeheartedly over the years. Plus, honour the Artists’ themselves, Wendy and Maytahmi.
Thank you to everyone who made it, we are forever grateful for your support and hard work, we love creating products that you love to create with! What an incredible night to round off an incredible year. You can still get your hands on the exclusive Artists Palettes right now at our shop.
Of course, our number one has to be our loyal fan base! Our customers are our biggest supporters and we have such an incredible Glisten following. It’s kind of like a cult, but with way more glitter and like no rules. We always want to bring you the best products for the best price points and we love to see you living your best lives with our cosmetics. With six years under our belt, we are excited for what the future holds and cannot thank you enough for your continued support! Glisteners, we love you!
What were some of your top moments for Glisten over the years? Are there any you think we may have missed? Comment below!
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By Erin O’Neill