Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Makeup: New Year's Eve Party

The Occasion: New Year’s Eve Party or night on the town
The Fashion: Cocktail dresses, velvet, satin and sequins
The Look: Mermaid
In a word: Daring 

*Tip: Color should not be blended above the crease; keep all dark colors on the upper lid.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Give the gift of Inspiration

Shopping for thoughtful holiday gifts for each person on the list isn't always easy. Sometimes it's hard enough that we're even tempted to go the easy route and hand out gift cards to the local coffee shop. Thankfully, we've got the perfect (really!) gift for anyone on your list: glo's limited edition Inspirational Lights Candles. Open the box and be inspired by a quote:
 "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." -Buddha

Then pass on the inspiration (or treat yourself!).  Inspirational Lights Candles come in two luxurious scents honey sugar butter and cheer. Included in the box is a card where you can write an inspirational word or thought for the person you are giving the candle to. Have him or her place the thought card under the candle so that each time the candle is lit, he or she can remember the inspiration that lies beneath.

Share happiness, inspiration and light this holiday season!

For more gift ideas see the whole glo Holiday Collection here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Makeup: Thanksgiving Dinner

The Occasion: Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends
The Fashion: Knitted sweaters, leather jackets, faux fur, animal prints
In a word: Subtle 



  • Add a kiss of color to the cheeks with Blush in bare.


To transition the daytime look into evening, intensify eyes with additional liner and more definition in the crease.

  • Begin with base, lid and crease shades as applied in the gloEye divine day look above.
  • Use the angled eyeliner brush to press Cream Eyeliner in ebony onto top and bottom lashes.
  • Finish by smoking out the eyes using the angled eyeliner brush. Blend the liner shade into freshly applied cream liner along the upper and lower lash line from outer edge in.
  • Re-curl eyelashes and add an extra coat of mascara, if needed.

  • Add a color to the cheeks with Blush in sweet.

  • Apply Gloss in brown sugar to finish the look!
  • Don’t forget to mist the skin with Moist Hydration Mist to set the minerals!


Holiday Makeup: The Office Party

The Occasion: Office party
The Fashion: Rich fabrics like velvet and satin
The Look: Smoky Eye
In a word: Elegant


  • Press base color into eyelid from lashes to underneath the brow with the eye base brush.
  • With the eye base brush, press the lid color onto entire eyelid, stopping underneath the brow bone.
  • Using the mini crease brush, take the crease color and start at the outer edge of eye and work the brush back and forth in a windshield wiper motion 3/4 of the way into the eye.
  • Line the upper lash line by pressing the liner color into the lash line with the smudge brush. Follow the entire lash line from the outer to inner corner.
  • With the smudge brush apply the liner color to lower eye area by pressing into the lash line. Follow lash line from outer to inner corner.
  • Finish by gently running the smudge brush across the upper and lower lash line to create a smooth, even, smoky look.
  • Keep it simple by applying guava cream blush to the apples of the cheeks with the cream blush brush.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cut out Eye-Creases with Cyto-Luxe Eye Cream

Whether you call them crows’ feet, expression lines, squint-lines or worry lines - they're are often the first thing women worry about as they get older since they tend to be the first sign that skin is aging. That’s because the skin around your eyes is more delicate, and has fewer oil glands than say, the skin on your arms and legs, leaving it more vulnerable to environmental and mechanical stress (think years of squinting form sun exposure or cigarette smoke.)

So how do you fix them?

One option is to invest in dermal injections or skin resurfacing procedures that can harm or irritate skin. But another, more skin-friendly (not to mention needle-free) option is Cyto-Luxe Eye Cream.

Cyto-Luxe Eye Cream was developed specifically to treat the fine contours and cutaneous dryness that pops up around the outer-corner of the eye as early as age 30. An added bonus, is it’s light jasmine and rose scent.

Active Ingredients
Antarcticine (pseudoalteromonas ferment extract)—an isolated strand of bacteria from the bottom of a glacier in Antarctica. It prevents skin dryness, protects the epidermis from extreme cold, and increases the formation of collagen and elastin

Myoxinol (Hibiscus Esculentus Extract)—natural complex of botanical peptides that protect skin from oxidative stress, and inhibit muscle cell contraction for a smoother appearance.

Leontopodium Alpinum Stems G(Edelweiss)—Herb-like plant that grows on mountain ranges with natural anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cell protecting properties. Also prevents UV damage.

To Use: on clean skin, apply a small amount around the eye area in the morning and/or evening. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sooth the Appearance of Wrinkles with Cyto-Luxe Serum

Every woman ages differently. for instance, while one woman might be concerned with age spots (hyper pigmentation), another might be dealing with increased dryness. This is because aging is the cumulative result of several factors like genetics, sun exposure, and smoking that vary person to person. Nevertheless, there is one characteristic that seems to apply across the board—wrinkles.

Wrinkles occur when collagen breaks down within the skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that is responsible for literally providing the skin’s structure. And as you age, your body starts to produce less, leaving you with fine lines in sensitive areas like around the eyes, nose and mouth.

But the good news is, you can compensate for collagen loss with collagen-boosting products like Cyto-Luxe Serum.

Cyto-Luxe Serum is ideal for mature skin 

Active Ingredients:  

SYN-AKE (Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate—minics the effects of a peptide found in snake venom. Inhibits muscle contractions.

MATRIXYL synth ‘6 (Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38)—Stimulates the synthesis of 6 major ingredients in the skin’s matrix and dermal-epidermal junction to rebuild it from the inside out

Goji Instalift (Goji Berry Fruit Extract)—glycopeptides used in traditional Chinese medicine that physically support sagging and wrinkled skin for a visible lift

PhytoStem Gardenia(Gardenia Jasminoides Meristem Cell Culture)—protects the skin’s extracellular matrix from degrading and helps stimulate collagen production to improve skin tone, elasticity, and minimize wrinkles.

To Use: Apply to the skin after cleansing and toning in the morning and/or evening. Follow with glo therapeutics moisturizer.

Friday, November 4, 2011

glo minerals Photo Shoot!

Lights, cameras, talent and gorgeous makeup came together for a fabulous day in the studio at glo HQ in Denver, CO yesterday! Here is a sneak peek of some of the behind-the-scenes action.

 Above: From left to right Amy, Cat, Rebecca and glo makeup artist Kate McCarthy review photos while Brigitte poses with a look from  Spring 2012's gorgeous color palette. 

 Above: Kate gives glo's own Joy a high-fashion look we are obsessed with.

  Above: Flawless, glowing skin is a glo minerals signature.

   Above: Lovely lips - Kate uses the Lip Brush for subtle, beautiful color to compliment her daring eye look.

    Above: Finishing touches before Joy heads to the set!

    Above: On set, Kate uses the Dual Foundation Brush between photos.

     Above: Blush for Brigitte!

     Above: We are obsessed with these eyes! All we need is the right occasion...

      Above: 'Twiggy' takes on a whole new meaning as Rebecca and Kate add some natural accents to Brigitte's hair.

     Above: Kate is so very talented! It was a treat to spend the day with such an artist!

Above: Bold, red and beautiful. Kate's first look of the day on Cynthia - Simply stunning.

     Above: glo minerals Blush to finish Kate's second oh-so-bold look on Cynthia. We love the dramatic eyes paired with the neutral lip. 

      Above: Teamwork! Rebecca styles Cynthia's hair while Kate creates her high fashion looks.

     Above: What a day! We can't wait to share the photos from the shoot!

Fix Fine Lines and Aging with Cyto-Luxe Cream

When it comes to aging skin, most people tend to focus on how it looks, but what about how it feels? By the time a woman enters her 40s, her sebaceous glands start releasing less oil, and her skin makes less hyaluronic acid--both of which play an important role in keeping skin cells hydrated. And without that added layer of moisture, skin can quickly become itchy and flaky. If this does not sound attractive to you—and it doesn’t to us—then it’s time to try Cyto-Luxe Cream.

Cyto-Luxe Cream was created to improve mature, dry, and dehydrated skin through unique flower phyto-stems capable of interacting with skin on a cellular-level. Or simply put, it goes deep into the skin to fix problems at the source. Take a look at a few active ingredients.

Active Ingredients
Buddleja Davidii Meristem (Butterfly Bush)—Asian shrub with anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties. Prevents the breakdown of collagen to maintain skin’s firmness.

 Derm SRC (Bamboo Silica, Pea Extract, and Glucosamine HCI)—A plant-based complex that increases the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid for quick cell renewal

Kombuchka (Fermented Black Tea)—Improves overall skin quality.

To Use:
·         Apply to the skin after cleansing and toning. Layer over glo therapeutics serums for additional benefits. 
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