An Introduction To Glo and Ray
When the lovely folks at Glo & Ray asked me to pick some items to review, I had to take my time: I’d not heard of the brand before but the range is quite wide and has a good mix of exciting looking products. I was on the website for ages before I could whittle my choices down but in the end I chose a lipstick (of course), a blusher/bronzer and an eyeliner.
The La Amo creamy matte lipstick caught my eye straight away as I am a matte lip obsessive. I decided to get ‘616 Passion’…even though I have lots of bright pink lipsticks, I can’t seem to stop! I do really like this lipstick although I wouldn’t say it’s matte. It applies very easily and is super creamy as the name would suggest. However, it has a shine to it that doesn’t disappear as I thought it would, which you can see on the picture above. It is very moisturising and comfortable to wear so it’s not a negative thing, I just want to make you aware so you don’t expect a full-on matte lip.
The Eternity long-lasting eyeliner is probably my favourite item of the three. I got the shade ‘Provence’, which is a very pretty grey-purple shade with small flecks of purple glitter. It is creamy which means it doesn’t drag on the eyelid which many eyeliners are guilty of. It also blends out very well which makes it great for doing a smokey eye. It did transfer onto my eyelid slightly so an eyeshadow primer is a must-have if you have oily eyelids like me. The pencil twists up which I love – I despise having to sharpen pencils (hello irrational rage at a minor inconvenience!). Glo & Ray have some other lovely looking shades in the eyeliners – Houston (a light grey) in particular looks like it’d be very flattering.
The last item I got was the Nuage solo blush. I decide to ignore my inside voice screaming ‘GET THE LIGHT PINK BLUSHER! WE ALREADY HAVE TOO MANY BUT GET ONE ANYWAY’ and went for ‘Dawn Seed’ (the coral one with gold tint) because I don’t really have anything similar. I feel like I’m growing as a person. This is perhaps a bit too bronzer-like for me – my honeymoon tan is long gone and I’m back to being very pale so anything remotely brown or bronze shows up very easily. I have to apply this with a very light hand or I look like an oompa-loompa. It comes with the small brush that no one ever uses (seriously, why include them? Just give use those extra inches of product instead!). It’s very soft and goes on easily, but also lasts well throughout the day. I sometimes get ‘phantom blusher’ by the end of the day but this seems to hold up okay.
Overall, I’m very impressed by Glo & Ray: The products are pigmented, long-lasting and the colour range is great; I really like the packaging – matte, black with white writing is a familiar look but a good one; The quality is high, with no flimsy boxes or cases… as mentioned above, the only downside was the finish on the lipstick, but once I stopped thinking of it as a matte lipstick, I was more than happy with it.
The prices are £12, £9 and £11 respectively. You can look at their full range HERE.
Has anything caught your eye from Glo & Ray?