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r.e.m. beauty by Ariana Grande Review & Swatches

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I have been testing out a range of new makeup products from r.e.m. beauty by Ariana Grande and I wanted to share my thoughts, photos and swatches with you. Enjoy!

What’s in the r.e.m. beauty Makeup Collection?

r.e.m. beauty Makeup Collection
r.e.m. beauty Makeup Collection

The new collection features a range of products across the colour category including:

  • Flourishing Volumizing Mascara
  • Interstellar Highlighter Topper
  • On Your Collar Plumping Lip Gloss
  • Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette
  • At The Borderline Kohl Eyeliner Pencil
  • Utmost Importance Plumping Lip Gloss
  • r.e.m. Dream Lashes
  • At The Borderline Eyeliner Marker

r.e.m. beauty Swatches

I have a selection of products from the range to show you.

Interstellar Highlighter Topper

r.e.m. beauty Interstellar Highlighter Topper - Miss Mercury
r.e.m. beauty Interstellar Highlighter Topper – Miss Mercury

I have the Interstellar Highlighter Topper in shade Miss Mercury which is described as a warm champagne. I think it is my favourite product in the collection (unsurprisingly for a highlighter addict!).

r.e.m. beauty Interstellar Highlighter Topper - Miss Mercury Swatch
r.e.m. beauty Interstellar Highlighter Topper – Miss Mercury Swatch

It is a powder highlighter with a lovely creamy, silky formula. It is really easy to apply with a brush or fingers, and melts into the skin effortlessly.

There are 10 shades in the full collection:

  • Miss Mercury – warm champagne
  • Miss Neptune – iridescent lavender
  • Thee Sun – vivid gold
  • Miss Jupiter – deep copper rose
  • Miss Venus – icy gold
  • Miss Saturn – champagne pink
  • Miss Mars – golden copper
  • Mama Earth – icy mint
  • Miss Uranus – frosted pink
  • Miss Pluto – richest bronze

Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette

r.e.m. beauty Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette - Babydoll
r.e.m. beauty Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette – Babydoll

There are three palettes in the collection and I have the shade Babydoll.

I really like the textures and finishes of these shadows, and the shade range of Babydoll is right up my alley.

Each shade has a smooth texture and I particularly like the formulation of the shimmers as they are super pigmented and really creamy and easy to blend.

r.e.m. beauty Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette - Babydoll Swatches
r.e.m. beauty Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette – Babydoll Swatches

The mattes in my palette are slightly stiffer in texture, but still nice to apply.

The palette collection includes:

  • Babydoll – Ariana’s signature neutral mattes and shimmers
  • Midnight snack – cool-toned mattes and shimmers
  • Principessa – warm brown matte and shimmers

At The Borderline Eyeliner Marker

r.e.m. beauty At The Bordeline Eyeliner Marker
r.e.m. beauty At The Bordeline Eyeliner Marker

I don’t think any Ariana Grande makeup collection would make sense without a bold liquid liner, and this one is super black and really easy to use.

It is also incredibly long lasting and doesn’t fade, bleed or transfer.

r.e.m. beauty At The Bordeline Eyeliner Marker Swatch
r.e.m. beauty At The Bordeline Eyeliner Marker Swatch

The only way I could get this swatch off was with a proper eye makeup remover!

My Review

r.e.m. beauty Interstellar Highlighter Topper - Miss Mercury
r.e.m. beauty Interstellar Highlighter Topper – Miss Mercury

I have to say, I am really enjoying the products I have tried so far. My favourite products are the highlighter in Miss Mercury and also the liquid liner.

r.e.m. beauty Highlighter Review

This is a really lovely creamy powder and the Miss Mercury shade is super pretty. I love how this looks on the skin – it has a beautiful reflective, wet look.

I think if you have skin texture, it may emphasise this a little, so you may want to keep it away from lines, bumps or enlarged pores. Having said that, skin texture is very normal, so it doesn’t bother me at all!

r.e.m. beauty Liquid Liner Review

The liquid liner is actually quite a surprise to me as I usually find them absolutely impossible to use, not only because of my hooded lids, but also because my eyes tend to water.

I found that this pen applies effortlessly, even across the fold of skin on my lids, and once it is set, it is there to stay. It really is amazing quality. I love how black it is.

r.e.m. beauty Mascara Review

r.e.m. beauty Mascara
r.e.m. beauty Mascara

This mascara has a different wand than what I am used to and it has rather unusual spaced channels that I am not entirely sure what purpose they serve.

The formula is enriched with lash-care ingredients and is designed to volumise.

I found it to be very long-lasting, much like the liner, and they work well together, but I don’t think the results are particularly different to any other mascara. It coats the lashes nicely and definitely lengthens.

r.e.m. beauty Mascara _ Before & After
r.e.m. beauty Mascara _ Before & After

Also, I don’t think that the brush gives a very even application, but great for the spiky lash look.

r.e.m. beauty Eyeshadow Palette Review

I love the shades in the Babydoll palette. As I said in the swatch section, the shimmers are lovely and creamy, and the mattes are a bit more powdery but still perform well.

r.e.m. beauty Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette - Babydoll
r.e.m. beauty Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette – Babydoll

I definitely prefer the performance of the shimmers, and they apply and blend well with both a brush and fingers. They give a lovely shine, with a pretty wet look effect.

r.e.m. beauty Plumping Lip Gloss Review

r.e.m. beauty Utmost Importance Plumping Lip Gloss Swatch
r.e.m. beauty Utmost Importance Plumping Lip Gloss Swatch

This gloss is so shiny. It literally makes the lips look really wet which I like a lot. It is a plumping formula which you can really feel. It tingles and warms up on the lips instantly.

r.e.m. beauty Utmost Importance Plumping Lip Gloss Swatch
r.e.m. beauty Utmost Importance Plumping Lip Gloss Swatch

It is not at all sticky, so once the tingling stops, it is really comfortable. And I do think it has a nice plumping effect.

Packaging

r.e.m. beauty Makeup Collection

All the packaging has a nice weight to it, and if you like silver / chrome packaging, you will probably love this. I don’t love the packaging but I don’t hate it either. I think I just don’t really like the silver look – but it feels good and solid and the compacts have good sized mirrors.

Review Video

I have a demo video coming really soon on Instagram. I will add it in here as soon as it is live.

Where to buy r.e.m. beauty

The products are currently available exclusively on the r.e.m. beauty website.

If you are looking for Christmas gift inspiration, make sure you check out my Best Christmas Beauty Gift Sets blog post.

Ree
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