Review: Glo + Ray Cosmetics

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Glo + Ray is a makeup brand that I have seen quite a lot of in the past couple of months in the blogosphere. Created in 2012, the moto of the brand is 'Colour your Shine! which echoes the wishes of all women who long for lasting beauty and enabling them to display their unique self.'

I was allowed to pick a couple of items to try and I picked one face powder and a gorgeous lipstick. I have the *Glo + Ray Velvet Two Way Cake Powder Foundation (£19, N00) which is the lightest shade I believe and it is a great match for my pale skin. Firstly, the packaging, it looks so sleek and expensive but its also very handy and practical. Don't be put off by the name of this product, as it isn't caky or heavy in my opinion. The powder foundation looks and feels light on my dry/sensitive skin. It does mattify but without leaving the skin looking dull or flat. 

The first time I used the powder foundation, I didn't know what to expect as I haven't used very many powder foundations but I used it directly onto my skin (without primer and with only a small amount of moisturiser) and I was so surprised that it didn't really cling to dryness - it did on one spot but I am so impressed. It controls the small amount of oil on my t-zone but it doesn't look flat or dull. I use a fluffy powder brush to apply it, rather than the sponge included, and it gives me light coverage which is perfect for  me. The powder isn't very noticeable on the skin at all, unless you really pack it on and it wears well throughout the day. I don't know yet how well this product will look when my skin is very dry but so far so good. Don't be put off by the name of this product! Overall, I'm very pleasantly surprised and so impressed: ★★★★★, 5/5!

Next up is the *Glo + Ray La Amo Shimmer Lipstick (£12, Honey 647). Again as with the powder, the packaging is so sleek and luxe! The lipstick is a gorgeous fresh rose shade which is a perfect everyday shade; I'm not sure why it's named 'honey' as in my opinion there are no honey tones in this shade.  The shimmer isn't very noticeable which is great, it just gives the lipstick a slight radiance. The lipstick applies so smoothly, it is very creamy but it feels light and comfortable on the lips. The lipstick can cling to very dry areas although on the whole it's fantastic and wears well throughout the day - even through drinking. I am very impressed with the longevity of this lipstick! Rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Overall, I am so happy with both products; I'm very impressed with the quality, design and wear of both the powder foundation and lipstick. Also I've been using the powder on top of my foundations to set them and to add a little extra coverage. I definitely want to try more from Glo + Ray, here is my wish list:

Have you tried any makeup from Glo + Ray?


  1. Such a cool brand and they look like some great products.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  2. Iv heard good things about this brand, really need to check out their website x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  3. Not familiar with the brand yet but I love their simple packaging. the powder foundation sounds like a dream for my current skin x

    Beauty with charm

    1. I love the packaging, it's quite similar to Nars x

  4. I love the sound of the lipstick and how it lasts well through the day, especially as it looks like such a beautiful colour xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  5. Wow I may have fallen in love with this brand! What lovely products you have here!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

    1. It's a great brand from what I've tried - I definitely want to try more!

  6. These look amazing!!! That lipstick shade is beautiful! xx

    Abi |

  7. I've never tried anything from Glo + Ray. Any idea if its available in Canada? The lipstick sounds great.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  8. Hi, I think they do ship internationally and postage should be calculated at the checkout x

  9. Shimmer lipstick looks lovely, and I do love the name!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  10. I've never tried anything from this brand, but everything sounds wonderful ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

  11. I have never heard of this brand but the colours look very natural and no-makeup esque. The products sound really great.
    Elephant stories and more

  12. Ooh I've not heard of this brand but your reviews are glowing so i'll check it out!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  13. I've never heard of this brand before! Love the packaging though, so sleek!



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