When I ran a poll on Twitter to see how you’d all like to hear about this massive pile of makeup I’m reviewing, I can’t lie, I was seriously shocked to hear you wanted blog posts rather than video. I’ll try but seriously, some of the things I’ve been testing aren’t worth a sentence! Luckily, the Glo & Ray Makeup Range is mostly positive. I’ve used makeup for years, I like full on makeup but I also appreciate the natural look. I was starting up as an MUA before my car accident and I’d like to think I know what I’m talking about when it comes to makeup so I won’t beat around the bush if it’s a bad product. In fact, shall we just get that one out-of-the-way?
The Glo & Ray Nebulae Fluid Foundation at £23.00 is rather disappointing. It’s around the regular price that I’d pay for a foundation but it lacks the quality. It’s meant to be a super dewy and moisturising foundation, which it is, but it clings to EVERYTHING. Like patches of dry skin that I didn’t even know I had and layering it isn’t a good look at all, it seems to hate being layered whether rubbed in by hair, applied by a brush or sponge, it’s a no. It has potential but unless you have the softness, buffed and beyond perfect skin ever, it’s going to show flaws that you might not have been aware of. At least it’s actually pale though, so points for that.
Negatives out-of-the-way and the rest of the products are actually lovely. The matte lipsticks aren’t really that matte at all but their colour range is on point, I can be a vamp goddess with them and blot it down so it’s not a huge issue. Plus they’re called Creamy Matte Lipsticks so it’s kinda a big giveaway as to why they are indeed so creamy, at £12 a pop it’s a really great price for their colour pay off too. The colours here are Love & Hate and Memory.
I really love their eyeshadow quads at £12.50, not only is the price really affordable but the colour pay off and options are amazing. I love Golden Dunes for a quick everyday look with the option of gold or silver to really make my eyes pop for a night-time. All shimmery but I didn’t really mind that, I’ve also used this palette on my mum and it looked beautiful. It’s actually with my usual makeup rather than in my review pile as I’ve been using it so much!
The blush is also shimmery and has a really beautiful creamy formula that blends like a dream. I have uneven skin on my cheeks, often from spots and scars so a bad blush really brings attention to this whereas a good blush compliments my cheeks. I picked Evening Glow which looked a lot calmer on the website I will admit but you seriously need such a SMALL amount. I’ve just tried it out against whilst writing this and my usual swipe would be over powering because the colour pay off is so high. Never a bad thing! It just means you’re getting good value for the £11 it costs.
Overall I’m really impressed. Glo & Ray are beautifully branded, I love the matte packaging as there’s no excessive bulk and the products are mostly really high quality. I’d definitely be interested to try more from the brand. I can see great things happening with this brand! Especially if they work on that foundation.