Here is the full collection- it includes their lipstick, SolutionEyes eye shadow, Show Off mascara, SleekCheeks blush and luminizer palette. We dig the sleek black packaging- especially the one that houses the mascara!
The colors are rich and very fall. The neutral eye shadow palette and brick red blush palette are rather predictable for a fall collection. We love the lipstick, which is a gorgeous shimmering maple shade, and the mascara, which comes with one heck of a curvy brush!
Show Off Mascara- $20
Check out that brush! We love the curling applicator. You can really achieve a wow factor with your eye makeup with a brush like this one. It is not hard to achieve volume, length, AND curl (and what more do you really need?) with this brush, plus the formula contains Argan oil to condition the lashes.
Glow-Flirt (no flash)
Glow-Flirt (with flash)
Glow-Affair Lipstick- $18
One thing we absolutely loved from the collection was the color of their lipsticks. Justina received Glow-Affair and Jessica received Glow-Flirt (both pictured above). The ingredients include vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil. This feels very soft on your lips and is very long wearing. When applied, it sinks into your lips without feeling heavy, and it shimmers slightly but isn’t overly thick or greasy.
As you can see in the picture from the Glow collection from their website these colors looks different on the computer screen than swatched on your hand and in person. If I were ordering from their company online, having never seen their products before I would have a very difficult time picking out a color since they’re not very true to life. Pictures can’t be blown up, colors aren’t shown on models, and colors aren’t really explained. On the computer screen this looks like a light pinky coral, and in real life it looks like a deeper brown-toned maple. A little more guidance from the website would be very helpful in picking out colors.
Glow- Flirt (left) and Glow-Affair (right) as shown on website
Affair in real life
Flirt in real life
SleekCheeks Seduce- $28
This duo contains a “velveteen creme” and a “build-a-blush” in one compact. The upper shade is the creamy shade, and the lower shade is the powder shade. The velveteen creme is a cream to powder formula and I think it wears nicely when paired with/set with the lower shade. Many women who want a more vibrant color look or who are interested in long wearing blush will layer a cream formula with a powder. These colors come off as being ruddy and brick like with brown under tones. Again, with these formulas, good luck finding a good color match on the website, which offers no color suggestion help. I am sure many who have ordered on their website think they are getting a nude brown/mauve and get this shade instead in the mail. Luckily, these shades are right on trend with fall and they do look wonderful when paired with a neutral eye.
SolutionEyes Express- $35
This is a pretty fool proof eye palette that is true to color on the website. The white shade in the upper left and the brown shade in the lower right are very matte, whereas the other two shades have some shimmer. The palette itself has a huge mirror (they all do- awesome!) which is very helpful for application on the go. One thing awesome about this palette is that the eyeshadows themselves are huge, which they should be for the pricetag. My favorite shade is the lower left shade, which is a slightly coppery gold shade. These colors are very wearable for fall and for year round. When applying, watch out for fall out during application- they tend to have a very powdery consistency. All in all, the palette is a win if you need another neutral palette.
Glimmersheer Express- $28
These duos are meant to highlight and illuminate the eyes, face, and cheeks. The left side of the palette is meant to be patted on the brow, lid and cheek bones for radiance, whereas the right side is the sheer balm to smooth over the same places for a soft, dewy glow. Each half circle of product is pretty large so you are getting your money’s worth if you use both sides. I personally found the luminizer on the left to be a nice neutral shade, whereas the right was remniscent of vaseline to me. The right side of the palette looks like it will be gold, but that is just the color of the pan it sits in, as it goes on very clear. These palettes also come in a lavender, a soft pink, and a silver, and it looks like the right side of those pans are colored, so I would be very interested to see if they apply sheer or not!
The real winners of the collection to us were the Show Off Mascara and the Glow Affair Lipstick. What did you think of this collection? What products would you be most excited to try?
Yours in Beauty,
Justina & Jessica