** swatches are (L-R) Valentine lipstick, Mysterious lipstick, Two Way Cake (pressed powder) **
Glo & Ray are a new brand a lot of us beauty bloggers have started to discover - they're high end both marked by quality and price.
The packaging is really high quality, think NARS - most of their products seem to have a matte finish (packaging) with their Glo & Ray logo embellished on the product. They're elegantly designed, and in my opinion, look pretty darn good in your makeup bag!
Lets take a closer look at the products.
Glo & Ray Two Way Cake (pressed powder) - £19
This is a beautiful compact complete with a mirror and makeup sponge. The texture is slightly different from other powders I've used recently, in that it is more like a loose powder that's been gently pressed - when I swirl my brush in it, it picks up and kicks up a lot of product, so you only need to be gentle and dab your brush in it to pick up the right amount of powder. It's excellent at helping to set foundation and keep you matte and non-cakey all day. It's a powder I've been reaching for quite a lot recently. I have shade N00, which I believe is the lightest shade. It's certainly as good as other high end powders I've tried, and better than some.
Glo & Ray Creamy Shimmer Lip Colours in Valentine & Mysterious - £12
Again, beautifully packaged, with a very satisfying 'click' when you put the cap back on (don't you just love that?). These are easily on par with MAC lipsticks, but a few ££ cheaper - but they don't have the same range of shades that you'd find with somewhere like MAC. Of the shimmer shades there are 7 different colours to pick from. Both of these were beautifully pigmented and rich in colour. They weren't too glossy, and when applied with a lip brush, they lasted really well on the lips, at least 4 hours. They were creamy and to a degree, hydrating.
So far all the Glo & Ray products I've tried I really like. I've actually featured one of their blushers in my favourites, an amazing NARS Orgasm dupe. They currently have a colourful kohl eye liner set I have my eyes fixated on - 5 eye liners for £28, and gorgeous colours :)
Have you tried Glo & Ray yet? What would be on your wish list?