Ramy began his career in beauty after dropping out of law school and relocating to Sydney, Australia to attend Beauty school. This career change offered Ramy the opportunity to pursue freelance work as a professional makeup artist where he traveled through Singapore and Europe and back to his hometown of New York.
Ramy’s philosophy is simple: “Minimum makeup, Maximum impact!” Meaning, if you select the correct color palette to enhance your features and apply it correctly, you can look younger and more beautiful with a minimum of products and effort.
His ability to select optimum colors for each individual as well as dramatically lift the eye with his gift for eyebrow shaping, has been written up in the pages of every major fashion and beauty magazine such as Vogue, Allure, Instyle, Shape, Star, Self and Town & Country. I’ve seen the Ramy Beauty cream blush written up several times and have wanted to try it.
Remember my post on how to get a red carpet look at home? I promised to let you know how some of Ramy’s products worked for me and you know I always keep my promises!
Pure Radiance Pressed Powder ($24)
This is one of the products I liked best. It’s a silky smooth finely micronized powder that goes on translucent. It gives a ghostly cast at first but soon melts into the skin. Does a great job of reducing shine and setting makeup, but I like it mostly for the brightening effect and it does NOT settle into lines.
Face Gloss in Sugar Glow ($18.50)
A multi-tasking highlighter that can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks. Sugar Glow is a pretty champagne gold. It contains anti-oxidants vitamins A & D as well as wheat germ oil and Aloe Vera. I used this on my cheekbones, cupid bow of the lip, and eyes. I did add a champagne color powder eye shadow on top of my eyes because I wanted a little bolder look. Without eye shadow on top, it reads pretty much like it’s name, a slight creamy glow. It was fun playing around with Face Gloss, it’s like paint for your face and I’d like to try more colors! This is a small mirrored compact.
Ramy One Stop Shopping Mascara ($19)
Touted as lengthening and thickening, it was neither. I am not impressed with this mascara at all. The opening of the tube is too wide and therefore you get waaay too much product on the wand. Once I cleaned all the extra off the wand, I got no length or volume but plenty of clumps. Ramy, you definitely need to formulate the One Stop Shopping mascara stat.
Ramy Lipstick in Ramy Red! ($17)
Ahhh, this is my kinda red! Actually it’s more of a brick or cinnabar red. Ramy Red! is a beautiful and flattering shade that cares for your lips with Avocado Oil, Vitamin E and sunscreen. It’s very creamy and applies smoothly without dragging–just the right amount of slip. I really like this formulation; it has some shine without being too glossy–I prefer my reds to be a bit subdued and not so ‘in your face.’ A very nice daytime/all season red with little feathering as is so common with red lipstick. Bonus: just a tinch of fragrance that does not linger! If you have a red lipstick phobia like me, this is the perfect to get you started.
Completed Ramy Beauty look:
If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile (shame on you if you haven’t), you know I have a special affinity for Indie brand makeup–I find the formulations to be well thought out and effective. Most Indie brands are created by makeup artists–who knows better what works? I will without a doubt be adding Ramy Beauty to my list of favorite Indie makeup brands. Ramy Beauty is available at www.ramy.com and QVC. Visit on Facebook or Twitter too!