Hey Glisten gang, we’re here for our yearly round up because, let's be real, Glisten just keeps outdoing itself every single year, and trust us, this one's a real dazzler! At Glisten, we're all about turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, and this year was no exception!


New Releases

This year, we unleashed a whirlwind of fabulousness with a parade of new products! We  said hello to the Blooming Blushes, the Spectra Lash, the Time Warp Palette, and the Chroma Fliks! But wait, there's more! We also released Juicy Tints, Blending Brushes, Split Brushes, UV IT!, Spectra Paints, new Glis Gloss shades, and the Alexa Jennah Palette! Phew, we've been busy making your makeup dreams come true!


Pride Liner Charity Update

In May we welcomed a fabulous new charity – Galop! We switch up our LGBTQIA+ charities every six months, and all the profits from our Pride Liner go straight to the charity. Galop is the UK’s LGBTQIA+ anti-abuse charity. They work with and for LGBTQIA+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence. Galop works directly with thousands of LGBTQIA+ people who have experienced abuse and violence every year. They specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, so-called conversion therapies, and other forms of interpersonal abuse.  Our total amount raised will be announced in an upcoming blog in the new year!

Our Feature In Sex Education

In September, we made our dazzling debut in the series of Sex Education season 4! Our products didn't only just sit pretty; they glammed up the cast with makeup magic and even featured in a few scenes. Lights, camera, fabulous! 




Hold onto your makeup brushes because in October, we unleashed a brand spanking new photoshoot for our website!  Now, imagine this: the incredible trio of @delatrixqueen, @cleo_pattersonramsey, and @nicola._m  took centre stage, turning our makeup into a masterpiece of pure fabulousness! They didn't just pose; they brought our makeup to life!


HMV Stores

In November, Glisten Cosmetics took a giant leap from online glam straight into 35 HMV stores across the UK! You can grab our Circle Splits, Spectra Lash, Spectra Paints, and pre-built 4 Pan Palettes in there! So, next time you're strolling through HMV, keep your eyes peeled for the magic of Glisten!

Find your nearest HMV store that stocks Glisten Cosmetics here


Advent Calendar

 This year, we released our very first Glisten Advent Calendar. This release did extremely well and sold out within days! we couldn't be more thrilled to see our Glisten goodies used in makeup masterpieces crafted by YOU. Seriously, the creativity was off the charts! Due to popular demand (and because we love spreading joy), the Glisten Advent Calendar will be making a comeback next year! Get ready to count down to fabulousness once again!


Influencer Edits

This Cyber Monday, we turned the spotlight on the influencers and let them play Santa's little helpers! We asked the beauty pros what products would make their hearts skip a beat in our Cyber Monday Sale, and oh boy, did they deliver the glam goods! These products were made into bundles with influencers: @lilbbybokchoy, @noelleplay, @linsmakeuplooks, @irisxgrace, and @chloeisabellah_. You guys absolutely loved @linsmakeuplooks edit, it sold out in two days!

That's our yearly round up for Glisten Cosmetics and lastly we want to thank you for making it the best year yet for us! We couldn't have done any of this without YOU! Bring it on, 2024 – we're ready to make it the most fabulous year yet!

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 By Anya Parry Valeron

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