Rare Beauty makeup review


Hello gorgeous! Been testing the new Rare Beauty makeup line by Selena Gomez and I can definitely say that I think the packaging of these beauties is so pretty and quite different. I love the smooth matte tubes with rounded curves of the matte lip creams and lip balms, along with the blushes. I also like that there’s a variety of products available from the line, including an eyeliner and a blotting sheet.

So, without any fuss, let’s talk about my first impressions of these products. So far, I’ve only tried a few, and here are my two cents.


Rare Beauty Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick


With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm in SupportPlum brown. The packaging of this lip product is magnetic and the other side is flat, which is nice because then the product won’t roll on its own. I don’t think this product can be considered as a lip balm because the coverage is not sheer. I find the coverage to be actually opaque and the color is so saturated. The texture of this is quite balmy, yet, not thick and not sticky at all. This reminds me of a creamy version of the Glossier Generation G lipsticks, reviewed HERE. Also, there is a light floral scent to this.


Rare Beauty Selena Gomez


Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick: These are whipped velvety matte lip creams that are so light and with very light floral scent. There is still some transfer of colors, but not as much. I find that these do set on the lips immediately right after application and these, for sure, make the lips look full – the type of effect you would typically see in most matte lipsticks. Also, using these can still emphasize the lips’ fine lines, but not as much. The effect may look matte on the lips but there’s no drying feeling. I think these lipsticks seem like a mix between the Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet (in terms of texture) and Ciaté Liquid Velvet (in terms of scent).


Rare Beauty matte lip cream swatches

  • CourageNude Mauve. Not really my color, but it still works well for my skin
  • FearlessDeep Mauve Rose. I love this shade. This complements my skin tone.

Note. These two colors look very similar on the swatches, but both will look very different once applied.

Rare Beauty lip swatches

Rare Beauty perfect strokes matte liquid liner review

Rare Beauty matte eyeliner review


Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner – This waterproof matte liquid eyeliner really stays in place but I’m not quite thrilled with the thickness of the tip. I think this doesn’t work really well if you have small lids and if you only want to make a thin cat-eye. But, if you love to do those bold, thick, and dramatic cat eye makeup, then you will most probably love this.


Rare Beauty Blotting paper


Blot & Glow Blotting Paper – This works in blotting away excess oil off the face, and this reminds me of one of my favorite blotting sheets of all time – the Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Paper. However, I’m not a fan of the size of each sheet because each sheet is really tiny, which therefore doesn’t really help. I would need an 8.5 x 11 blotting paper to wipe off the excess oil from my face, lol.

Overall, I like the Rare Beauty line especially in terms of the way the products are named, and I like the overall feminine aesthetic of the brand’s design. I will definitely be using the matte lip creams often and would love to test more products from the brand in the future.

Have you tried these already? What are your first impressions of these?