Glo & Ray are fast becoming one of my favourites brands and it baffles me that they are not better known… but I think that may change. They have some seriously great products, some of which you can see in my previous reviews HERE and HERE.
New Launches From Glo and Ray
The new launches from Glo and Ray are seriously good. I’ve been testing these out for a while (you may recognise the nails below that I had done in Japan back in February!) and they have stood up very well throughout that time. Let’s have a nosey at the range…
La Amo Creamy Matte Lipstick (£12) – You know me, I see the word ‘matte’ and I’m a happy girl. This is a bright peach pink shade called ‘Valentino’ and I’m not sure I would describe it as matte. It’s a very creamy formula that stays quite moveable on the lips but definitely isn’t shiny.
Mirage Longwear Mousse Eye Shadow (£11)– These are probably my favourite products in the newer range. I love cream eyeshadows as they are so easy to work with – you stick your finger into a pot (or a brush if, like me, your nails are too long!) and you just blend away. These are great because they are super sheer with one swipe but can be built up to be more intense. The top one below is called Clematis: a beautiful silvery lilac that is really pretty as a simple wash of colour.
Shown below are: Maroon Earth (a chocolate-y cranberry colour with a slight silver shimmer); Olive Garden (a forest green with blue/green shimmer); and Egyptian Ocean (a vibrant blue with silver shimmer).
These swatches below are a few swipes of colour, to show you how you can build them up.
Eternity eyeliner (£9.00) – These are retractable eyeliners which I much prefer, I hate sharpening pencils so much! You can never get them as smooth or as pointed as they were originally. The shade below is ‘Houston’, a gunmetal grey with very fine silver glitter (which I can’t see on the website at the moment).
Sky Breaker eyeliner (£5.50) – These eyeliners are fantastic and I cannot believe they are only £5.50, that’s such good value for a product that has great colour pay off, is long lasting and applies really well (even if you do have to sharpen them every so often…) The colour below is ‘Orchid’, a bright purple shade with strong blue undertones. This has multicoloured very fine shimmer. In the picture below, the swatches on the left are one swipe, the block on the right is 3 swipes, to show the buildable colour.
Mariposa Quartet Eye Shadows (£12.50) – How stunning are these eyeshadow palettes? Seriously swoon-worthy.
The purple toned palette is called ‘Violet Emotion’. As you can see from the swatches below, the colour pay-off isn’t quite as bright as it is in the pan. But they are very pretty shades. My only slight criticism is that I think two silvery shades is unnecessary, they’re both too silver toned to use as a highlighting shade on the brow bone so I would’ve preferred a more pinky lilac. The darker purple is a very pretty mauve-tone that is so flattering, especially with my blue-green eyes.
This palette is ‘Aegean Blue’ and has a much better colour range. Only one silver highlighting shade, a baby blue with shimmer, the very pretty teal and the much-more-complex-looking-out-of-the-pan navy blue. The purple-y sheen to the darker shade isn’t visible when in the pan but as you can see from the swatch below, it’s got a lot more depth.
Also pictured at the top of this blog are two bases. Unfortunately they were both two dark for my pale skin, which is a shame as both were great formulas. The rectangular bottles is Nebulae Fluid Foundation (£23) which is medium coverage with a glowy finish that dries down to semi-matte so still suitable for us oily gals. I do think the price is a bit steep but it depends how much you usually spend on foundation I guess! The tube base is the Colour Correction Luminous Base (£15). I really like the idea of CC creams but they often let me down. The ones I got in Japan are ‘real’ CC creams, high coverage but lightweight and long-lasting, none of this watered-down tinted moisturiser nonsense. The Glo & Ray CC Cream is probably halfway between the two: good coverage that can easily be built up to cover my redness, but feels a little heavy the more you build it up. You can tell it’s on your face, but I can handle that for good coverage. I think this price is a lot better, it’s a pretty big tube and you don’t need to use much so it’ll last a while.
Do any of the new launches from Glo and Ray take your fancy? Are you going to treat yourself to any products?