Friday, July 24, 2015

Bridal Beauty Diary: Treatment #4

Guest post by glo employee and bride-to-be, Amy Foster.

With a little less than two months to go before my wedding, I’m definitely stepping up my beauty game. Thankfully, glo’s National Educator, Amanda has helped me with every step along the way. Our regularly scheduled facials mixed with professional peels has done wonders for my skin already. Today we’re sharing with you our most recent treatment that targeted a few problems on my chin.

First, Amanda cleansed my face with Essential Cleansing Oil and then my favorite, the Gentle Cream Cleanser. Adding this one-two punch to my nightly beauty routine has really made a difference for my dry, sensitive skin. Next, she toned with Conditioning Tonic to help balance and soothe with antioxidants and hydrators.

She then applied two layers of the Pro 5 Exfoliant with cotton-filled gauze pads which is a great product to apply before performing extractions. After performing extractions around my nose and chin, she then applied another layer of the Pro 5 Exfoliant to eliminate any oil or dirt that was leftover.

Amanda then performed a chemical exfoliation by applying a layer of Flower Enzyme all over my face except my chin where I was having a few larger breakouts. On the problem areas of my chin she applied a layer of our Enzyme. The glo Enzyme has 5% Salicylic Acid, so it is a great, gentle exfoliant for breakouts. After 5 minutes, she removed both products with cool, steamed towels. What I loved about the Enzyme treatment was that it was gentle but effective and didn’t cause any discomfort!

To replenish and add moisture to my skin, Amanda applied our Restorative Mask. This mask is deeply hydrating and smells amazing. It is one of my favorite at-home masks that’s perfect for a spa night at home. Amanda left the mask on for 10 minutes then removed with a steamed towel.  Once removed, she applied our Cyto-luxe Serum to help prevent signs of aging as well as Cyto-luxe Eye Cream and Cyto-luxe Face Cream. She ended the treatment with a thin layer of Solar Shade SPF 50 and Lip Revival.

Thanks for following along and I hope you are enjoying my Bridal Beauty Diary! Please leave a comment below with any questions regarding this treatment! To find a glo retailer to help with a similar treatment please call 1-800-232-0398.

Friday, July 17, 2015

glo How-To: Breezy Summer Look

glo How-To: Breezey Summer Look
Summer is the perfect season to experiment with a minimal makeup look. Here’s the catch, sometimes a “barely there” makeup look can be just as complicated to create as a full blown red carpet look. Follow our steps for creating a breezy summer look that isn’t fussy or complicated by focusing on glowing skin and a subtle, natural eye.

1. Apply a light layer of Sheer Tint Base to entire face using fingers or Liquid Foundation Brush.

3. Sweep Eye Shadow in twig in and above the crease.
4. Follow by applying Eye Shadow in haze to lid for a light wash of color.
5. Apply a small amount of Eye Shadow in diamond to the inner corner of the eye.
6. Line the upper lashline using the Smudge Brush with Eye Shadow in sable.
7. Apply Volumizing Mascara in black to upper lashes only.
8. Lightly fill in brows with Precision Brow Pencil in your shade (model is wearing taupe) and then set brows with Brow Gel in clear

9. Apply Cream Blush in fig to apples of cheeks.

10. Apply Gloss in naked.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bridal Beauty Diary: Treatment #3

Bridal Beauty Diary: Treatment #3

Guest post by glo employee and bride-to-be, Amy Foster.

Let’s be honest, no one likes to talk about “bacne”, but today I’m bravely addressing this pesky skin issue that many brides struggle with. Often times, due to an increase in trips to the gym, warmer wedding season weather and the added stress of planning a wedding, blemishes can start to appear on your back and chest- not ideal for brides wearing a strapless dress! I know it’s something that I worry about so I created a plan with glo’s National Educator, Amanda, to tackle the issue before the big day.

For the first in a series of treatments, Amanda kindly refers to as a “bacials” (AKA back facials), she started with glo’s Clear Acne Cleanser followed by the Conditioning Tonic. She stressed the importance of removing all sweat and oil from the back before starting the treatment. She also suggests using the Clear Acne Cleanser in the shower to help prevent future breakouts.  

Next, Amanda used glo’s Therapeutic Body Exfoliant which contains a potent combination of Lactic and Salicylic Acid. This brightens and deeply cleans the follicle, helping prevent rough, bumpy skin. After massaging this refreshing exfoliant into the skin for two minutes (which felt incredible!), she removed the scrub completely with a steamed towel. Once dry, she applied three layers of the Pro 5 Exfoliant to assist with extractions.

For a few of the larger blemishes, she applied Salicylic 30% with a q-tip. Amanda highly recommends using the Salicylic 30% for any breakout, but warns that it should be used carefully since this treatment can heat up quite a bit. I personally didn’t feel much discomfort, but you can definitely tell it’s working! After 3 minutes, she applied a layer of Neutralizer. Then, to finish off the treatment, she applied our Advanced B5 Hydration followed by Therapeutic Body Cream.

To find a professional who can perform a similar treatment please call 1-800-232-0398. Stay tuned during the next couple of weeks for suggestions on what to carry in your gym bag to help keep back and chest breakouts to a minimum!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

glo How-To: Smoky Eye Look

There are a few classic beauty looks that never go out of style such as a Marilyn’s sultry red lips, Bridget’s perfect cat eye or Audrey’s bold brow. Quickly climbing the ranks as a beauty classic is a gorgeous smoky eye. What we love about a smoky eye is its versatility. This look can be exaggerated for a special occasion or subtly applied for an understated look that’s even appropriate for the office. Follow the steps below to recreate this stunning and elegant smoky eye look created by our National Makeup Artist, Jannena Billera.


2. Sweep Eye Shadow in coy in and above the crease.
3. Follow by applying the crease shade from the Smoky Eye Kit to the crease and then blend the colors together.
4. Press a generous amount of the liner shade from the Smoky Eye Kit over entire lid then blend towards outer corner of the eye.
5. Apply a small amount of the lid shade from the Smoky Eye Kit to the center of the lid.
6. Highlight brow bone and inner corner of the eye with the base shade of the Smoky Eye Kit.
7. Line upper lashline and lower waterline with Precision Eye Pencil in black then smoke out the line using the Smudge Brush.
8. Coat upper and lower lashline with Lash Lengthening Mascara in black.

9. Lightly apply Bronze in sunkiss to apples of cheeks.

10. Apply Royal Lip Crayon in buff

Monday, July 6, 2015

glo How-To: Flawless Foundation Tutorial

We are excited to launch our latest tutorial featuring glo's National Makeup Artist, Janeena Billera. Follow along as Janeena demonstrates how to achieve a flawless foundation in just three simple steps. 

It's important to select the right base for your skin type and desired coverage level. glo minerals offers a variety of solutions for your flawless foundation. You can choose from light to full coverage, a liquid or powder formula and a full spectrum of shade options with something to fit every beauty ideal. Learn more about our award-winning foundations here:

Shop the products used in this video:
Face Primer
Liquid Foundation Brush
Pressed Base in golden light
Ultra Brush
Perfecting Powder
Powder Brush
Moist Hydration Mist

Monday, June 29, 2015

Under the Surface: The Importance of Sun Protection

Under the Surface: The Importance of Sun Protection

Approximately 90% of the visible signs of aging are caused by sun exposure. Also known as photoaging, these pesky signs of aging can be prevented with the right tools and knowledge. Together with our Director of Education, Kristin Cristiano, and Product Manager, Anna De La Cruz, we’ve compiled a simple Q&A to help give you the tools you need to make educated suncare decisions.  

What are the differences between UVA and UVB rays?
Understanding the different forms of ultraviolet radiation is important when researching the right sunscreen for your skin.
  • UVB Rays - These are burning rays and are the primary cause of sunburns and skin cancer.
  • UVA Rays - These rays penetrate deeper into the dermis. These rays also contribute to skin burning and skin cancer, in addition to being the main culprits of wrinkles and premature aging.

It’s crucial to find a formula such as Solar Shade SPF 50 or Oil Free SPF 40 that provides broad spectrum UVB and UVA protection.
Why is unprotected sun exposure so harmful for my skin?
Prolonged and unprotected sun exposure causes chemical changes in our skin. These changes include the activation of free radicals, which cause cell damage, and the activation of enzymes such as Collagenase. Collagenase inhibits the formation of new collagen which can lead to increased wrinkles and the loss of elasticity.

What are the visual effects sun damage can have on my skin?
The list of undesirable effects of sun damage includes:
  • Dry, rough and damaged skin
  • Hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging due to loss of elasticity
  • Actinic Keratosis - precancerous, red, scaly patches of skin

This list includes the cosmetic results of photoaging but it’s critical to remember the potentially larger, more serious effect of unprotected sun exposure: skin cancer. Be sure to schedule regular visits with your dermatologist and always investigate suspicious moles and discoloration.

What is the difference between a chemical and mineral sunscreen?
Both chemical and mineral sunscreens are effective in providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. glo offers both formulas and choosing the right one for you is a matter of personal preference and skin type. Here are some of the key differences:
  • Chemical Sunscreen - These sunscreens are absorbed by the skin to filter and absorb the sun’s rays
  • Mineral Sunscreen - These sunscreens lay on the surface of the skin and deflect the sun’s rays like a mirror.

What are the benefits of Solar Shade SPF 50?
Solar Shade SPF 50 is an all mineral, sheer sunscreen that contains micronized mineral ingredients. This enables the sunscreen to be transparent and sheer while still providing a high level of protection. Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are blended into fine particles and then added to antioxidants like Vitamins A and E for a luxurious feel. In addition, this sunscreen is free of dyes, fragrances, parabens, gluten and soy - making it the ideal choice for those with sensitive skin.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Exclusive Sneak Peek: glo minerals Flawless Foundation

We are excited to announce that new video tutorials are coming soon! Visit our YouTube channel for an exclusive sneak peek!

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look straight from the studio:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Product Highlight: Solar Shade SPF 50

Solar Shade SPF 50 Physical Sunscreen

For those of us with sensitive skin, finding a sunscreen that won't irritate our skin can be a difficult task. With the launch of Solar Shade SPF 50 to our sensitive skincare line, we are excited to offer a special solution designed specifically for delicate and sensitive skin. Solar Shade SPF 50 is formulated with a lightweight blend of natural, mineral sunscreens such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide plus antioxidants and conditioners like Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

This unique combination glides on the skin and absorbs quickly while also helping soften and smooth our skin. Not only does Solar Shade SPF 50 provide broad spectrum protection but it helps prevent photoaging which helps preserve skin’s youthful glo. We suggest applying liberally at least 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapplying every two hours or as needed. Another great benefit? It can be worn under makeup! You can find Solar Shade SPF 50 here or at your local glo retailer*.

*To find a local glo retailer in your area please call 1-800-232-0398 or send us a Facebook message with your zip code.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

glo How-To: Summer Look Featuring Jetset

Heading on vacation this summer? Whether you are headed to the beach or touring Europe, this summer tutorial featuring the all new Cream Glaze Crayon in jetset is perfect for adding a pop of pretty color to your vacation look. Jetset is a beautiful, vibrant red that adds the perfect amount glamour and sophistication while still being playful and flirty! Pair this bold lip with Eye Shadows in graphite and dove and your summer holiday look is complete!

1. Apply Eye Shadow in coy to lid as a base.
2. Blend Eye Shadow in dove in crease and smudge along lower lashline.
3. Line upper and lower lashline with Eye Shadow in graphite.
4. Coat upper and lower lashes with Volumizing Mascara in black.
5. Define brows with Precision Brow Pencil.

6. Apply Cream Blush in guava to apples of cheek.

7. Apply Cream Glaze Crayon in jetset.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

glo How-To: Summer Look Featuring Dahlia

glo How-To: Summer Look Featuring Dahlia

Berry stained lips were a staple on this year's runways and we’ve carried this popular trend through for summer! This look features the all new Cream Glaze Crayon in dahlia which is a gorgeous deep berry hue that looks fresh and gorgeous on all skin tones. When paired with a sheer wash of Eye Shadows in coy and dove, this look is a breath of fresh summer air!

1. Apply Eye Shadow in coy to inner half of lid
2. Apply Eye Shadow in dove to outer half of lid and along lower lashline.
3. Thinly line upper lashline with Precise Micro Eyeliner in black.
4. Coat upper and lower lashes with Lash Boosting Mascara in black.
5. Fill in brows with Brow Powder Duo.

6. Apply Blush in papaya to apples of cheek.

7. Apply Cream Glaze Crayon in dahlia.
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