The Brand You Need To Try*

Brand: Glo & Ray

I’m so happy to announce that I’m working with one of my favourite (lesser known) brands to create this post, not only have I been in love with their products for a while but they’re such a lovely company as well…I feel like I’m emailing an old friend when talking to their PR manager. While you may not have heard of Glo & Ray before reading this post, but hopefully you’ll leave with a positive impression and wanting to make a large order from their site.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a few months now, you’ll know I was introduced to the brand Glo & Ray at the Blogosphere Valentines event and I spoke about several of their products in a New Makeup Goodies post. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to get in direct contact with the brand in order to work together on this particular post, now Glo & Ray is primarily available from their website (although a couple of lipsticks are available through Boots) and I’d say they were in the same league as MAC or No7 Prices. Therefore they’re up there in price but nothing unaffordable like Marc Jacobs or Chanel prices.

Now there is a collection of items that you may have seen in previous posts, as well as new releases that I was lucky enough to be sent (I did let out a little squeal when the parcel arrived a few weeks ago). Just a heads up that I also forgot to include photographs of the mascara I have recently tried from Glo & Ray…oops.

Nebulae Fluid Foundation*

When it comes to foundation I think I have a new favourite in the Nebulae fluid foundation (£23.00), and while they don’t have the greatest shade range…they do go quite pale which is a positive for myself. It has a medium coverage but is easily buildable if you wish to achieve a full-coverage look. This foundation is absolutely perfect for the radiant skin look that is currently on-trend as it gives you a glow without making you look oily or shiny while remaining natural and light-weight enough for everyday use. When I’ve worn this foundation I’ve found it lasts for hours before it starts to move or starts to cling to the dry patches I have.

Longwear Precision Liquid Liner*

Another product that has become an absolute staple in my makeup routine…and you’ve probably seen this product mentioned in other beauty posts…it is the Longwear Precision Liquid Liner (£6.90). This eyeliner has changed my life, before using this liner pen I could only use a brush which was a pain in the arse when it came to travelling or throwing in my bag for touch-ups during the day. Now all my worries are gone, and I’ve had this particular one since February and it’s only just starting to dry up now, although with a bit of effort you can still unlock the very strong black pigment it has.

Mariposa Quartet Eye Shadow*

Let us talk about the eyeshadows from Glo & Ray…holy crap they are pigmented. I have the Mariposa Quartet Eye Shadow in Misty Dark (£12.50) and each and every shadow in the quartet is extremely pigmented, the only downside is that they are all shimmer shades and therefore you would need another shadow or two in order to create a complete eye look (unless you love using shimmer shades).

Pure Galaxy Pigments*

Now on to some new releases from the brand; the Pure Galaxy Pigments (£12.90) remind me of MAC loose pigments but are easier to use and don’t seem to have as much fallout. Now there are 3 shades available and all of the have a duo chrome effect to them which makes them all unique the shades include: More Electric, Dazzle Dazzle and Goldmania, and I’m not sure I could pick a favourite as I adore all three shades equally.

Air Extreme Volume Mascara*

One final product for the eyes includes their Air Extreme Volume Mascara (£12.50) and while I’m normally a fan of lengthening mascaras opposed to volumising I decided to try something different and expand my horizons…it was certainly a good idea. While it doesn’t provide volume to the extremes of false lashes it does add a lot more natural volume as well as a bit of length.

La Amo Creamy Shimmer Lip Colour*

Now I’m a self-proclaimed lipstick junkie and I have two from Glo & Ray, one matte and one shimmer and although I didn’t pick either shade they are both shades that I wear quite often. I’ve drifted away from my liquid lipstick only ways and now I quite enjoy wearing a slightly glossier lip, from the La Amo Creamy Shimmer Lip Colour (£12.00) I have the shade Gold Fever. Now, this is an interesting lipstick, while it appears gold in it tube it is actually a cherry red colour that once applied to the lips gives the appearance of having been sucking on an ice lolly…with a little extra pigmentation. I do find this lipstick leaves my lips incredibly soft and kissable…even if the colour doesn’t have the longest staying power.

La Amo Creamy Matte Lip Colour*

Finally onto the La Amo Creamy Matte Lip Colour (£12.00) which I have in the shade Muse. While you normally expect a matte lip to be slightly drying, these are in no way drying at all…or at least I haven’t found they are. Actually, I find these don’t dry down quite as matte as some of my other lipsticks do, although there is no denying they do leave a matte finish. In terms of formula, I’d probably say they are similar to Urban Decay Comfort Mattes. These lipsticks aren’t as long lasting as other matte lipsticks are, but still do a bloody good job of not sliding around your face, and when they do come off they come off in a even layer rather than going all patchy and gross.

Out of all the products, I have tried from Glo & Ray I have to say the liner(which I’m about to repurchase as I write this) and pigments are my two favourites and two products are great to start introducing yourself to a new brand with.

Have you ever heard of this particular brand? If so what are your personal favourite products? If not which products would you love to try at some point?

Love you lots like jelly tots x


All photos within this post were taken by my myself on my Fujifilm Finepix S4240 in unnatural lighting. They were edited on Photoshop CC2015 and VSCO.

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