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April 09, 2015

New Makeup from Glo & Ray

One Little Vice Beauty Blog: Glo and Ray Makeup Reviews
One Little Vice Beauty Blog: Luxury Lipstick, Lipgloss and Eyebrow Pencil

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Glo & Ray's makeup range. I discovered the brand on twitter last year, and I wrote my first review of Glo & Ray's makeup in December (link here). I can still remember just how surprised I was to be so impressed by a brand I hadn't read very much about. It's always so fun to discover new brands or new products that you really, really like and Glo & Ray did that for me last December. I like all three products that I was sent but I was particularly enamoured with their Le Amo Creamy Matte Lipstick in the shade Fallin* - it's just an incredible lip product that feels really lightweight despite its impressive lasting power. So when Glo & Ray got in touch with me again recently, asking if I'd be interersted in trying out some more of their makeup, I was incredibly excited. I've got a couple of new things to share with you today, as well as anoter Le Amo Creamy Matte Lipstick - but this time in a gorgeous nude shade.

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In the above photo I'm wearing: Glo & Ray's Fumo Silky Eyebrow Pencil in Terra Brown*, Glo & Ray's Eternity Eyeliner in London* and Glo & Ray's Wonderland Lipgloss in Pumpkin Night*

available online for £5.50*

I really, really like this eyebrow pencil - and it's without a doubt the best one that I've tried so far, especially at such an affordable price. It's an interesting product because it looks and feels more like a gel eyeliner than an eyebrow pencil, and it has a creamy/waxy consistency rather than the more traditional dry-formula eyebrow pencils. However, it's easy to apply very lightly in realistic hair-like strokes. These can then be built up to create fuller, thicker looking eyebrows that don't really look like you've drawn them on! The formula is just fantastic and I'm disappointed that it doesn't come in more than two shades - Terra Brown and Ultra Dark. Terra Brown is a reasonably good colour match for me, but it is quite dark and warm toned and definitely leaves my brows looking a bit more bold than normal. That being said, I'd repurchase this in a heartbeat as I think that it's absolutely great value for money.

One Little Vice Beauty Blog: Long Lasting Nude Lipstick

available online for £12.00*

Venus is probably the lightest and most "nude" lipstick shades that Glo & Ray offer - it's a pale, milky  pink-toned nude and I don't have anything like it in my collection. It's a lipstick that's reminiscent of a very specific sort of "look", think along the lines of Mac's Myth lipstick only Venus feels a bit more wearable because of its peachy-pink undertone. The formula of the Le Amo Creamy Matte Lipsticks seems to vary as Venus is far creamier than the other shade I own, Fallin. Venus swatches opaque and it's very easy to apply from the bullet and incredibly comfortable to wear (you can see lip swatches at the end of this blog post). I'm utterly impressed with Glo & Ray's Le Amo Creamy Matte Lipsticks, in my opinion they outdo many of Mac's formulas, and although the shade may not be everyone's cup of tea I'm personally really impressed with how Venus feels and looks on my lips. I really love this lipstick and I'm definitely going to play around with it more, I might even do a FOTD or some makeup look ideas on how to style paler nude lipsticks. 

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One Little Vice Beauty blog: pink pearl flamingo dance and pumpkin night swatches

Glo & Ray's Wonderland Lipglosses in the shades Pink Pearl, Flamingo Dance and Pumpkin Night
available online for £10.00*

I didn't really know what to expect from these glosses. In the tube they look hella sparkly - and in most circumstances this would really put me off. However, I recently picked up a new Mac Lipglass in the shade Oh Baby which is incredibly "sparkly" and it does things for my lips that I *love*. If you've ever wanted plumper, juicier, kiss-me-quickly looking lips then a little bit of glitter - so long as it's micro glitter that you can't feel, which is the sort that Glo & Ray's Wonderland Lipglosses are packed full of - then you needn't be afraid of glitter. Unlike my new Mac lipgloss, Glo & Ray's Wonderland Lipglosses aren't sticky at all and they just glide onto your lips leaving them with an incredible sheen. Although the microglitter is visible in my lip swatches below it isn't really that noticeable on my lips, it just adds that extra lip-plumping dimension that I've really been enjoying recently. All three shades are really wearable, and although Pink Pearl and Flamingo Dance are very similar there is a slight difference on the lips - especially when they're layered over other lip products. I absolutely adore how Pink Pearl looks over the top of the Le Amo Creamy Matte Lipstick in Venus, it works perfectly with on-trend nudes to add a beautiful glossy finish. Whereas Pumpkin Night and Flamingo Dance offer enough colour payoff to be worn alone. Pumpkin Night's muted orange colour is perfect for the upcoming spring/summer and will look gorgeous alone, or paired with coral lipsticks. I'm a big fan of the formula as it's really comfortable to wear and doesn't slip and slide like other glosses often do. In my opinion, the Wonderland Lipglosses are another winning product.  

one little vice beauty blog: glo and ray lip gloss and lipstick swatches review

As I've said before in my previous post on Glo & Ray's Makeup, the only thing that disappoints me about the brand is their relatively expensive shipping costs. However, every single product that I've tried so far from Glo & Ray has really impressed me. The brand is definitely one to watch and I'd highly recommend all of the products featured in today's post! 



  1. I've never heard of this brand before, so glad I read this post. Love the packaging and look of their products. Definitely going to look into their products x
    han // emandhan xo

  2. I have a couple of products from Glo and Ray, I love their lipsticks x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  3. Those lip glosses look so beautiful, especially Flamingo Dance!

    Jordan Alice

  4. Im really keen to try something from Glo & Ray and these all look lovely for spring/summer particularly the lipgloss. Will save this as a reminder. thanks


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