I am one very happy girl. Finally, I have my hands on a brand that I've been wanting to try so much in the past few months, let alone work with! All of my blogger friends have been showing off their beautiful new Glo & Ray products, making me incredibly envious so I was super excited to get my hands on these lip and eyes beauties. Glo & Ray are a British born company that explore the concept of light and how it can enhance a woman's individual beauty. As the name suggests, Glo & Ray strive to accentuate radiance and illuminate your features, allowing women to become more confident in themselves. With products set for face, eyes and lips, not forgetting their cleansing gel and makeup removers, I was nothing but excited to test out the beautiful products they had sent me.
'We look to harness each woman's natural radiance to deliver a stunning collection designed to illuminate individual beauty.'
With regards to delivery, my package arrived in a short space of time in a neatly wrapped parcel. The products were individually wrapped in black tissue paper, giving the brand a classy and feminine look. From arrival, I had high expectations for the product as the packaging was luxurious, sturdy and had the heir of a high end makeup brand. Here's what I thought...
Creamy Shimmer Lip Colour ~ Seduce 643
Are you looking for that perfect Summer lipstick to make your outfit pop? Well, you've come to the right place! I've fallen head over heels for this bright orange-red from Glo & Ray. The shade 'Seduce' is perfectly entitled - this warm-toned red/orange adds a seductive vibe to summer evening attire. It would look incredible alongside a monochrome outfit and a sleek hair up-do. How I wish I could get away with having my hair up and it looking flawless...Anyway, the formula of these lipsticks are said to be 'creamy shimmer', which to me sounds like a product with a sheer outcome. However, I was pleasantly surprised to experience an incredible moisturizing formula with high pigmentation. I've included swatches of all the products I'll be mentioning at the end of the post so go check out how amaaaaazing it is before you leave. The finishing effect is a glossy sheen over the lips but pigmentation of the colour is definitely not lost at all. Also, I did a test run to see how long the lippie lasted throughout the day - I'd say it lasted 3-4 hours which is relatively long considering the smooth and creamy formula. This is one of those lipsticks I know I will be reaching for all Summer long - wearing a bright lipstick always brightens up my mood! Anyone else agree?!
Longwear Mousse Eye shadow ~ Tawny Dust 451
If you've been around here long enough, you will know how cream eyeshadows are my thaang. I love how versatile and practical they are, so handy when you're in a rush or don't have enough room in your travel bag to carry 3 shadow palettes. Not only was I thrilled to receive a cream eyeshadow, I was literally screaming when I saw the colour. This is literally my go-to Summer shade - a true glittered copper with underlying orange undertones. I am obsessed!!! I can imagine wearing a copper eye with the lipstick above on holiday, soaking up the sun. One of my favourite aspects regarding this shadow is the flecks of golden glitter - they add such a pretty little sparkle to your makeup look and honestly draws a crazy amount of positive attention towards your eyes. My warm, hazel/brown eyes work really well with golden shadows so this will go to great use throughout the next few months. It's a shame I'm staying in wet England this Summer but I'm sure it will still be a staple in my makeup bag. This is also a time where I wish I had MAC'S Tan Pigment as it would intensify the colour over the top of this base. Finally, after application, 'Tawny Dust' remained on my lid, completely un-creased, which left me a very happy bunny!
Eternity Long Lasting Eyeliner ~ Redtsingy
I'm one of those girls who find essentials, like an eyeliner, very boring to purchase. I would much rather spend an hour browsing all the beautiful shades of lipstick and how the packaging would look fab on my desk. Although they are a pain to buy, you just need them - they are an essential part of my look. One great thing about 'Redtsingy' is that it is not your average black kohl liner, it's brown! A lot of people would be disappointed to receive this, as the majority of bloggers I've seen are in love with intense blacks. However, I was literally the exact opposite. I looooove brown eyeliners as they are great for everyday wear on my waterline. Sometimes I think black liner looks too harsh and intensifies a minimal everyday look, spoiling it, so having a warmer shade that is more toned down and softer is a must in my makeup bag. The waxy formula and think nib allows precise and efficient application; some would potentially be able to use this on the brows if you are one to work well with wax formulations. I would say you need 2/3 swipes of the product on your water line to achieve full pigmentation.
SWATCHES (from left to right)
'Redtsingy' - 'Tawny Dust' - 'Seduce'
What is your go-to product in your makeup bag? Which colour lipstick do you always reach for in Summer?
Lots of love
This post is in collaboration with Glo & Ray; however all opinions are honest and my own.