Clean & Sustainable Beauty Brand Caliray Product Reviews

Caliray Cosmetics - Caliray Beauty Products

With Earth month in full swing I wanted to shine a little light on a brand that really doesn’t take sustainability and earth friendly practices lightly. From the packaging to the ingredients in the products, when I envision an  “Earth conscious” makeup brand, one of the first I think of is Caliray. When the brand first launched I did a dedicated article on their new products and delved in deep on the brand ethos. To check it out and learn more about the brand overall, see that article here 

I really did enjoy each product I tried. With my new fascination of really giving one brand makeup faces a moment, I picked up a few of the newer items to put them to the test as well. 

Here is how it went…

Surfproof Easy Glider Eye Definer Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Surfproof Easy Glider Eye Definer Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

What it is: A long-wearing, clean, stay-in-place pencil that glides on for perfect, sharp lines with a smudge-able application and waterproof wear. Highlighted Ingredients: - Ceramide III: Locks in moisture and nourishes the eyelid. - Margarita Powder: Conditions skin and supports collagen. Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging. What Else You Need to Know: A highly pigmented, super-soft, clean formula with a glide-y feel and velvety finish. Waterproof and long-wearing, this liner will stay on for sweating, ocean swimming, or any other salty activity. Comes in a sugarcane barrel for easy sharpening and sexy sustainability. Clean & Planet Aware Our ambitious curation of beauty made without controversial ingredients from brands dedicated to making meaningful environmental commitments, including sustainable ingredients and sourcing, packaging, corporate commitments, and consumer transparency.

My Thoughts

What I love about this liner: the creaminess! It glides on effortlessly and smudges out easy, although when you do that the black turns into more of a navy so  you do need to build back in the color. My gripe would be that it is definitely not too long lasting in the waterline but then again, most liners fall short in this cateogory too outside of more pot gel liners. 

Hi! Light Radiant Glow Highlighter

Hi! Light Radiant Glow Highlighter

What it is: A radiant, long-lasting highlighter, with a transparent base for no ashy cast, that visibly blurs pores, fine lines, and wrinkles while hydrating skin with eco squalane. Finish: Radiant Formulation: Pressed Powder Highlighted Ingredients: - Ecocert Squalane Derived from Sugarcane: Inhibits moisture loss while restoring skin's visible suppleness and flexibility. - Silica: Softens the appearance of fine lines, pores, and wrinkles for a blurred effect. - Amino- and Fatty Acid-Treated Mica: Provides for a long-wearing formula with a luxuriously silky feel, smooth slip, and light dispersion. Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging. What Else You Need to Know: This highlighter is made with a clean, unique wet-tech process that transports the illuminating, pearlescent pigments without the ashy cast of a powdery base. The hybrid formula glides on and glows like a cream while offering the ease of a powder for a gleaming, beachy look in a recycled compact. Clean & Planet Aware Our ambitious curation of beauty made without controversial ingredients from brands dedicated to making meaningful environmental commitments, including sustainable ingredients and sourcing, packaging, corporate commitments, and consumer transparency.

My Thoughts

This highlight is INTENSE, and really quite beautiful. I feel like it has been a bit since I have used a pressed powder highlighter but I have thoroughly enjoyed using this one. I think that while it is very pigmented it does not sit on top of the skin and just looks like a very healthy shine and glow. 

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Endless Sunset Face and Eyeshadow Talc-Free Palette

What it is: A clean, talc-free, multipurpose palette in a sustainable bamboo compact with seven curated shades to create looks that range from barely there to sultry and sexy. Highlighted Ingredients: - Rice Extract: Restores a supple feel and reduces flaking. - Amino Acids: Deliver a smooth, silky-soft feel. - Magnesium Myristate: Creates adherence for lasting wear. Ingredient Callouts: These products are gluten-free and cruelty-free. What Else You Need to Know: Infused with skin-conditioning amino acids and rice extract, the shades in this palette deliver uncompromised softness, hydration, long wear, and blendability. The highly pigmented matte, satin, and glowing colors can be used as eyeshadows, highlighters, blushes, and contours, and the extra-large pans and refillable bamboo compact generate more looks and less waste. Clean & Planet Aware Our ambitious curation of beauty made without controversial ingredients from brands dedicated to making meaningful environmental commitments, including sustainable ingredients and sourcing, packaging, corporate commitments, and consumer transparency.

My Thoughts

For such a basic palette I do really enjoy this one! I think that the quality of the shadows is really exceptional. It has great pigmentation, they are easy to blend and I love the cmall compact size for everything you need for your face and eyes. While it isn’t too versatile (most looks will be on the light glam to very very natural side, I do think that theres enough range to make it worth while, especially as something to have in your makeup kit for office days or quick out the door looks.

Big Swell Hydrating Lip Plumper Gloss

Big Swell Hydrating Lip Plumper Gloss

Highlights Plumping Plumping High Shine Finish High Shine Finish Hydrating Hydrating Collagen Collagen Fragrance Free Fragrance Free Clean Plus Planet Aware Clean + Planet Aware What it is: A clean, hydrating lip plumper that delivers 40 percent fuller-looking lips with a subtle tingle and goes on clear with illuminating iridescence and high glassy shine.* Formulation Type: Lip Plumper Benefits: Hydrating, Plumping Highlighted Ingredients: - MAXI-LIP™ Plumping Cocktail: Biomimetic peptide creates instant and sustains long-term plumping. - Hyaluronic Filling Spheres + AquaCacteen: Visibly smooth lips and retain moisture for juicy hydration. - Collagen, Peptide & Ceramide Blend: Firms, smooths, and defines the look of lips for a voluminous pout. Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging. What Else You Need to Know: This transformative instant lip maximizer is infused with Maxi-Lip™ that increases volume, softness and hydration for a smoother, defined pout. One swipe of this clear, jelly texture visibly enhances lip shape, tints lips a pretty shade of pink and delivers a multi-dimensional glossy shimmer. Clinical Results: Based on an independent study on MAXI-LIP™ participants saw: - +70% increase in lip softness and comfort - +60% increase in lip hydration - +40% increase in lip volume* Clean & Planet Aware Our ambitious curation of beauty made without controversial ingredients from brands dedicated to making meaningful environmental commitments, including sustainable ingredients and sourcing, packaging, corporate commitments, and consumer transparency.

My Thoughts

For the most part, I really do like the gloss as well. I love the consistency on the lips and love the smooth soft feeling of my lips with zero gritiness from the holographic glitter in here. The shine is nice although it may not be my most popping gloss and it definitely tingles and gives a plump look to the lips. With that is wher ethe cons might come in…

On one hand, it could look nice that the tingling plumping sensation draws out the natural pigment from the lips making them look a little redder and flushed. However more of a problem is that if you so happen to get some product a little outside the lines, it will make those areas red as well. 

caliray Socal Superbloom Lip + Cheek Tint Soft Stain Blush

Socal Superbloom Lip + Cheek Tint Soft Stain Blush

Radiant Finish Radiant Finish Long-wearing Long-wearing Hyaluronic Acid Hyaluronic Acid Niacinamide Niacinamide Clean Plus Planet Aware Clean + Planet Aware Non-Comedogenic Non-Comedogenic What it is: A clean, long-wear lip and cheek stain with hydrating hyaluronic acid that glides on for a comfortable, buildable, and natural glowy flush of color. Formulation Type: Lip Stain, Blush Benefits: Hydrating, Long-wearing Highlighted Ingredients: - Hyaluronic Acid: Provides skin and lip hydration. - Niacinamide and Squalane: Condition to provide a silky finish. - Three-Step Stain Mixing Technology: Creates a transfer-proof hint of color. Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging. What Else You Need to Know: This versatile lip and cheek stain delivers the silkiness and blendability of a cream and the long-lasting, sexy sheerness of a stain. The dewy formula provides a pop of color with a cushiony, silky-featherweight feel that's never dry or sticky. The oversized applicator makes it oh-so-easy to use anywhere. Clean & Planet Aware Our ambitious curation of beauty made without controversial ingredients from brands dedicated to making meaningful environmental commitments, including sustainable ingredients and sourcing, packaging, corporate commitments, and consumer transparency.

My Thoughts

I also really enjoyed this blush. Initially the consistency is a little stick and tacky but even so it is not very difficult to blend out and I really enjoyed this color Dawn Patrol as a very natural sunburned looking shade that went equally as nicely on the lips. Although I didn’t find out to dry down to a complete stain it did have a nice hydrated feel and look to it which I liked.

Surfproof Hydrating Setting Spray with Niacinamide

Surfproof Hydrating Setting Spray with Niacinamide

Cruelty-Free Natural Finish Natural Finish Long-wearing Long-wearing Hydrating Hydrating Clean Plus Planet Aware Clean + Planet Aware Non-Comedogenic Non-Comedogenic What it is: A long-wearing, lightweight, no-transfer, clean setting spray with an ultrafine mist that delivers bouncy hydration and a natural finish. Highlighted Ingredients: - Niacinamide: Supports skin barrier while reducing the look of pore size. - Prickly Pear, Agave, and Glycerin: Delivers lightweight hydration. - Zinc Lactate: Provides oil control. Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight, alcohol-free complexion enhancer delivers a delicate mist for maximum absorption of skin-recovering seawater minerals, Niacinamide, and transdermal magnesium, creating a soft-blurring, natural finish. Clean & Planet Aware Our ambitious curation of beauty made without controversial ingredients from brands dedicated to making meaningful environmental commitments, including sustainable ingredients and sourcing, packaging, corporate commitments, and consumer transparency.

My Thoughts

Setting sprays are tough to judge on their efficacy. Although I will say that my makeup did last really well and the mist wasn’t too harsh that it ruins your makeup.

So Blown Blurring & Hydrating Collagen Peptide Primer With Niacinamide

So Blown Blurring & Hydrating Collagen Peptide Primer With Niacinamide

Hydrating Good for: Pores Good for: Pores Collagen Collagen Niacinamide Niacinamide Clean Plus Planet Aware Clean + Planet Aware Non-Comedogenic Non-Comedogenic ONLY AT SEPHORA What it is: A clean, blurring face primer with hydrating niacinamide & plumping collagen peptides delivers a soft-touch silky feel and a poreless matte finish. Coverage: Light Finish: Matte Formulation: Cream Highlighted Ingredients: - Niacinamide: Hydrates and helps to reduce redness, pores and hyperpigmentation - Collagen Peptide: Plumps and firms skin to reduce signs of fine lines & wrinkles - Poreaway Complex (Pistacia Lentiscus Mastic Gum): Visibly tightens pores, reduces imperfections and controls oil Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging. What Else You Need to Know: This non-comedogenic translucent primer is a filter in a bottle with healthy skin wellness benefits. The lightweight formula hydrates, blurs & plumps while helping to reduce redness, fine lines & wrinkles, control oil & prevent hyperpigmentation for natural matte finish on all skin types and tones. This product comes in a 100 percent bioplastic tube. The cap is 96 percent recycled plastic, and the box is 100 percent FSC-certified recycled paper. Clean & Planet Aware Our ambitious curation of beauty made without controversial ingredients from brands dedicated to making meaningful environmental commitments, including sustainable ingredients and sourcing, packaging, corporate commitments, and consumer transparency.

My Thoughts

Was it the setting spray or primer that kept my makeup on – TBD because I used them both for the first time together. But I did like the subtle blur that this primer gives while not pilling or being too heavy on the skin. I am interested to pair it with heavier foundations but it played nice with Calirays skin tint.

 

Final Thoughts

I will say one note that perplexes me. I find the packaging is so 50-50. The glass products are so weighted and luxe feeling but the components for the highlighter and palette are so cheap feeling. For these two there is no mirror and some poorly placed sticker which almost makes it feel like kids makeup. 

Overall I do enjoy and continue to regularly use all these products from the brand, especially when trying to achieve natural and every day effortless makeup looks.

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