Raazika Cosmetics has a pretty incredible story. The 15-year old founder had a friend who was so self-conscious about her appearance that she was having suicidal thoughts. Raazika helped her friend feel more confident through makeup, and founded the brand as a way to help boys and girls feel beautiful and strong. Raazika means “one who provides for others” in Arabic. The brand donates a portion of proceeds to BESTRONG, an organization dedicated to helping teens with bullying and substance abuse, and suicide prevention. What a powerful message! Raazika is also cruelty free, fragrance free, vegan, and Halal certified. It literally ticks all the boxes for consumers who are looking for a sustainable makeup brand.
So when Raazika offered to send me some things to review, I gladly accepted. I’m pleased to report, I’m generally very happy with what they sent! Let’s dive in:
Hi Def Foundation* in shades N1 Snow White and N2 Creamy $36
(N2 on top and N1 on the bottom.)
This is a medium to high coverage foundation with good wear time. The shade N2 was a pretty good color match for me. It’s maybe a tiny bit light but I suspect as we get further into winter, it’ll match just perfectly. (My skin tone is 1Y04 or 1Y05 in Sephora’s Color IQ, for reference.) My skin is normal to dry this time of year and I think if you have really dry skin, you would need to prep it well before using this foundation, or else it may cling to dry patches. I haven’t had any issues with it, but I can also sense that I could if I wasn’t sufficiently moisturized, if that makes sense.
The packaging has a pump, which is also a plus.
Liquid Velvet liquid lipsticks* in shades 839 porsche pink and 817 pink boogatti, $27 each
These shades are so bright and fun! I don’t generally gravitate toward liquid lipsticks, but I find this moussy texture to be perfectly comfortable and wear well through drinking and light eating. These are my favorite Raazika makeup item!
Lip Pencil* in shade Tango $17
This is probably the product I could most live without. It’s a traditional pencil-like shape and texture and needs to be sharpened. It’s a bit stiff. Not so much that it hurt or tugged on my lips when I applied, but definitely not creamy. I have worn alone with a gloss on top and thought the color was pretty.
Top to bottom: Lip pencil in Tango; Lip Velvet in pink boogatti; Lip Velvet in porsche pink.
These are my other favorites! They are so soft and feel weighty in your hand. I’ve been using the flat top brush for foundation, and the small pointed face brush for highlighter.
I think the prices across the range are reasonable, especially considering the brand’s standards. I hope that Raazika takes off and can expand the shade ranges as well as the product offerings.
*Products kindly gifted by brand. All opinions are, of course, my own.
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