April 30, 2013

Glo & Ray Cosmetics

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Wearing Glo&Ray Eternity Liner in London* & La Amo Matte Lipstick in Cupid*

Being a self confessed beauty addict I am always on the hunt for the freshest and glossiest offerings the cosmetics world has to offer, so when hot new brand Glo & Ray asked us to try out some of their products I was more than happy to accept. The brand made its d├ębut in September last year and since then has created a beautiful array of sophisticated wearable make-up for the modern day face.


Before all else, let’s talk packaging, durable? Check. Simple? Check. Sophisticated? Check. You get the idea, the matte black packaging, similar to that of other higher end brands is fuss free and chic.
I was lucky enough to sample six of the La Amo Creamy Matte Lipsticks and six of the Eternity Long Lasting Eye Liners all of which arrived in shades that were both wearable and exciting.

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Shades from left to right; Imprint Red (a beautiful peppery red), Cupid (the perfect 80’s pastel pink), Barbie Kiss (a grown up bubblegum), Freeze (a 70’s mink), Fallin’ (the perfect everyday your lips but better shade) and finally Coral Whisper (a true creamy coral).

The La Amo Creamy Matte Lipsticks are very moisturising, there isn’t a dry lip in sight when these are applied. The ‘hydro wrapping system’ softens and moisturises the lips whilst the ‘colour fitness complex’ ensure that after just one sweep the lips are packed with colour and beautifully shaped. Basically, in simple terms these are super creamy, very easy to apply and have a lovely pigmentation. The only teeny tiny negative I will say is that these aren't the longest lasting lipsticks I've tried, probably because they are so moisturising, but that’s nothing a little lip liner and a blot of translucent powder couldn't fix. My favourite shade is definitely Cupid, I’ve never found a pink like it, it’s the perfect 80’s pink that suits my skin tone and style so well.

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If you are wanting to try these gorgeous lippies out then I’d definitely start with a shade like Fallin’, as its such a wearable colour that really would suit all skin tones and styles, and it would let you experience the rich creamy formula. The lipsticks retail for £12.00 each which I think is a fair price for the quality and shade range, there are nine shades to choose from.

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The liners are available in six shades; London (a true black), Great Blue Hole (a navy/denim shade with flecks of blue glitter), Redtsingy (the PERFECT everyday brown shade), Provence (a rich plum colour with glitter), South Pole (black with a subtle silver shimmer) and finally Houston (a metal grey shade)

It’s been quite a while since I’ve loved a pencil style liner like this but the quality and pigmentation of these totally blew me away. The Glo & Ray Eternity Long Lasting Eye Liners creamy formula glides on really easily and deposits a thin line of colour which is really build-able depending on your taste. The best thing about these though is they’re staying power, these seriously do not budge, whether you’re out dancing all night or having a hard day in the office. Nothing will smudge these and even better there is no transfer (you know that really annoying thing eye-liners do when they kinda rub off a little above your eyelid?).

If I had to choose one it would be Redtsingy, I’m very pale with fair lashes and brows so for everyday this is the perfect creamy chocolate colour that looks a lot more subtle and natural than back. Ive really been loving using Great Blue Hole under my eyes on nights out for a subtle pop of colour, how adventurous of me eh?

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L to R: London, Houston, Redtsingy, South Pole, Great Blue Hole & Provence

The liners retail for £9.00 each which again I find very reasonable considering the staying power and quality of these, my only word of warning would be to be very gentle with these as I was a bit heavy handed with a couple of mine and due to them being so creamy they snapped quite easily! So only twist out a small amount at a time and try and use a lighter hand than I obviously did!

Both the lipsticks are liners are available on the Glo & ray website alongside many more goodies! Have you guys tried anything from this brand? What shades are your favourites?

*PR Sample
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