Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Collection Review & Monochromatic Makeup Look
Selena Gomez’s makeup line, Rare Beauty, has easily become one of my favorite everyday makeup brands. I’m excited to share with you my honest review on the new Stay Vulnerable spring makeup collection and share a monochromatic makeup look using these products!
The Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable collection includes three new products, plus a new brush: a liquid eyeshadow, a melting cream blush and a glossy lip bam.
Each formula comes in five shades so you can create a monochromatic look using the trio of products:
Monochromatic makeup is created by using the same shade for your entire look – it’s a fun way to coordinate outfits and it also makes doing your makeup super easy. This makeup theme is on trend for spring and you can get this look for just under $60!
Products used: Always An Optimist Illuminating Primer, Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation in 120C, Glossier Stretch Concealer in G12, Glossier Boy Brow in brown, Stay Vulnerable Liquid Eyeshadow in Nearly Mauve, Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush in Nearly Mauve, Stay Vulnerable, Glossy Lip Balm in Nearly Mauve, Glossier Haloscope in Moonstone
I decided to purchase the Nearly Mauve trio from the collection. I was on the fence between Nearly Neutral and Nearly Mauve but ultimately I wanted something that could work for every day and based on the swatches I saw, Nearly Neutral looks a tad too dark for my complexion. Nearly Rose is also a beautiful shade if you have fair skin but the tea rose color looked brighter than I preferred.
I have the Liquid Eyeshadow in the shades Nearly Rose and Nearly Mauve. Personally, I think these are pretty similar in shades when you apply them on the lid, at least with my complexion. The Liquid Eyeshadow blends really beautifully with just your finger or a fluffy brush.
Rare Beauty also sells an All-Over Eyeshadow Brush. The eyeshadow brush worked really well for blending out the color but I still needed to use a fluffy brush to diffuse the harsh edges in my crease. I also tried applying with my finger and it worked just as fine. Bottom line—you don’t need the brush unless you really want it.
The Melting Cream Blush deserves all the hype, honestly. I absolutely love the way this blush was packaged—they look like macarons displayed in fancy little cases. It conveniently fits in the palm of your hand and I like that it includes a small mirror.
Cute packaging aside, the formula truly does just melt onto skin for a really beautiful satin finish. I find it easier to blend than the original liquid blushes that debuted last year (I have two shades). You can use your finger or a dense brush to blend. I prefer my Real Techniques blush brush. While I definitely didn’t need the blush, I’m so glad I picked this up because it may just be my favorite from this new collection. This is perfect for touch-ups too.
The Glossy Lip Balm applies like a shiny gloss with a skinny doe foot applicator, but it eventually dries down to a creamy tinted lip balm. Nearly Mauve is very subtle, barely there neutral, which I personally like but if you’re looking for something more vibrant this isn’t for you.