Friday, August 31, 2012

Looks We Love: Transition Summer Into Fall

Just because the temperature outside is changing doesn’t mean you have to pack away your entire summer wardrobe. With a couple easy fashion and makeup updates in beautiful fall colors, you can transition your favorite summer pieces into fall staples.

Tone down a bright coral wrap dress by adding a camel blazer and chunky fall bangles. Line your eyes with Precise Micro Liner in brown and pair it  with Eye Shadow Trio in copper sheen  for a natural and pretty look. Add Super Star Gloss in plum glaze  for extra polish at the office.

Cute Outfits for Summer into Fall

Your favorite weekend runaround outfit can easily be updated for fall with a crisp denim button down shirt, chunky scarf and chocolate brown tote. Add definition to your brows with Brow Gel in brown and try Eye Shadow Trio in mulberry for an elegant on-the-go fall look. 

Weekend Errands outfit

Transition a crisp, white summer blouse into a fall wardrobe staple by adding a fun cardigan in one of fall’s trendiest shades, mustard. Create a beautiful autumn cheek with the Powder Cheek Stain which will compliment Eye Shadow in harvest and Lipstick in snapdragon.  Add some gorgeous brown riding boots and you are set for parent teacher conferences or date night!

Mustard Yellow Outfit for summer into fall

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Product Review: Under Eye Concealer

Getting the suggested eight hours of sleep every night is just a dream for most busy women on the go. But dark under eye circles don’t have to tell the world you didn’t get as much shut eye as you would have liked. glo minerals Under Eye Concealer is specifically made to brighten and improve the area under the eye. With rich pigments and clinically proven ingredients, it’s no wonder this product is a go-to for covering those dark circles, hyperpigmentation and an occasional blemish or two. 

Under Eye Concealer
With an exclusive antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract, this gentle formula is perfect for the sensitive and delicate skin under the eye. Blend the two concealer shades with the camouflage or precision camouflage brush to create a custom color to match your skintone and highlight the eye.

Here’s what others have to say:

“This is a wonderful light concealer with excellent coverage, this concealer works well both on dark circles as well as on blemishes.” - Sara, Online Review Posted on 5/18/12

“This will be my 4th time ordering this great concealer! It covers up under eye circles and zits great!”- Adrea, Online Review Posted on 3/29/12

“This product is wonderful for aging eyes and with two tones is perfect for different areas on the face. With it I rarely need makeup, just a touch of the concealer and then a mineral powder.” - Barri Posted on 1/7/10

Also, read this review from one of our favorite beauty bloggers, Sahrish Adeel. Sahrish uses the Under Eye Concealer to great some amazing looks! Recent Product Reviews: Metallic Smoky Eye Kit

Camouflage Oil-Free
Redness Relief Powder

Are glo minerals’ Products Gluten-Free?

The author of this post is a member of the gloProfessional Digital Commerce and Media Team and was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2010.

As someone who has been gluten-free for two and a half years, let me take a minute and tell you why I am gluten-free and why it’s an important topic for a beauty company to discuss.

The year after I graduated college I started to feel increasingly sick and couldn’t figure out why. Not only did I start to get large dry spots resembling eczema all over my skin, I became incredibly ill after each and every meal. In addition I suffered from severe headaches and dizzy spells in the afternoon. I started skipping meals and avoiding certain social functions in fear that I would get sick in the middle of the event. It started to not only affect my eating habits, but my relationships,  job and social life. A friend suggested I see an allergist because he thought I might be lactose intolerant. Instead, my bloodwork showed that I have Celiac Disease which requires a completely gluten-free diet (more about Celiac Disease and living gluten-free).

Even though “gluten- free” is the current buzzword in dietary, medical and celebrity fitness circles, there are people whose health depends on finding gluten-free products they can trust. We receive several questions a week asking if glo minerals’ products are gluten-free. As someone who takes this very seriously I can give you the current rundown.

Are glo minerals’ products gluten-free?
glo minerals’ products are gluten-free with the following exceptions:
Face Primer - contains Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract to help retain moisture and provide anti-oxidants to help soothe and calm skin.
Lip Filler Pencil- Contains Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein which contains properties for improved lip hydration and moisture content.
Moisturizing Body Wash- Contains Wheat Amino Acids to condition and increases skin’s moisture retention.
Smoothing Salt Scrub
- Contains Wheatgerm Oil to increase moisture. 

**New Addition:Precise Micro Lipliner**

How does gloProfessional avoid cross-contamination?
Our glo minerals facility has strict standard operating procedures and all necessary precautions are made to avoid cross contamination. This includes cleaning and sanitizing the equipment on the line between each and every batch.  While our manufacturers do their best to avoid cross contamination, gloProfessional can’t 100% guarantee that it never happens since it is not a gluten-free facility. I can say that I have never personally had an issue using the products.

Many people with gluten sensitivities are conscious about gluten in their diets but it really must be removed from all products they come into contact with in their daily lives. Immediately after going gluten-free my symptoms disappeared. It’s been more than 2 years sans gluten and I haven’t looked back.

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask us on our facebook page or on twitter.

- Amy, gloProfessional Digital Commerce and Media

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School: Wearing Makeup with Glasses

I have a soft spot for school supplies. There is nothing like walking into a store to find a whole section dedicated to back to school! The beginning of each school year is a great time to re-create yourself or add new routines to your current one.  A question I get a lot is how to wear makeup when you also wear glasses. So, here is your back to school makeup tip!

Take a look at your glasses. How wide are they, how much of your face and eyes do they cover? Are the rims thin or thick? You can base your makeup look off the style of your glasses. If you wear thin, delicately-rimmed glasses focus on liner, and brows. Use the Precise  Micro Eyeliner in black to emphasize your eyes, lining both top and bottom as well as your water line. Keep the lines thin and close to the lash line. If you do too thick of a line your eyes could get lost.  Keep your lids natural using an Eye Shadow in diamond or bamboo on the entire lid. Add a little twig or dusk to the crease and highlight with twinkle or haze to keep it very light and natural. Next, focus on giving your brows a bold look to balance the delicacy of your glasses while also balancing your overall look.  When it comes to the rest of your face, give your cheek bones a lift by highlighting them with a shimmery light toned blush. I love Blush in nectar or paradise and keep the color high up on your cheeks! If you want to add a pop to your lips go for it! No rules there!

If you wear a thicker rim that covers your brows and touches right underneath your eye socket (base of your cheek) you can rock a number of different looks. These types of glasses will only magnify what you put on! Try a kitten eye (a step down and more natural version of the cat eye) keeping the wing just outside the end of your upper lash line or try a daytime smoky eye using the Metallic Smoky Eye Kit. If your brows really don’t show over the rim of your glasses, don’t worry about filling them in but if a little bit of them peek out then give them some definition.  I suggest using a bright or rich color on your lips to bring a balance to your look overall.  A red Lipstick in vixen or burgundy Lipstick in aubergine would be a great shade to try. Give balance to your face when wearing heavy-rimmed glasses by pulling focus to another part of your face is a great tip! Have your lips do the talking.

Now embrace your new studious look and enjoy the fall!  

How to wear makeup with glasses
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Also check out our Makeup with Glasses Pinterest board

Monday, August 27, 2012

So Many Lovely Lip Options!

When it comes to lip colors, treatments and finishes gloProfessional has all of your bases covered. The only problem with having so many options? Only picking one! That’s why national makeup artist, Kate McCarthy, suggests using several shades and products to get a multidimensional look in her recent bold lip tutorial. Here’s a brief rundown of your options! 

Lipstick Lip Gloss Lip Balm

Lipstick: Provides remarkable wearability and rich color while moisturizing lips for all day coverage.

Sheer Lipstick: An ultra-moisturizing sheer formula that delivers a perfect subtle lip tint.

Gloss: Adds beautiful color and shine to lips to give the illusion of fuller lips.

Perfect Lip Duo - Pairs a complementary gloss and creamy lipstick for added dimension and shine

Liquid Lips: A high shine, luxurious formulation for an ultra-moist look that lasts for hours.

Royal Lip Crayon: Provides lips with a moisture rich, long-lasting sheer gloss, and has the precision of a pencil.

Lip Plumper: Works to plump lips by trapping water and swelling, thus providing volume to the skin's structures, while creating a glossy look.

Protecting Lip Treatment SPF:  Moisturizes and protects lips with broad-spectrum UV protection while creating  dimension and shine.

The Mint Balm and The Cherry Balm: Protect lips with full spectrum SPF 15 while nurturing botanicals of hemp seed oil, meadowfoam and mango seed butter soothe and heal.

Lip Ritual: A therapeutic lip treatment with apricot kernel oil & jojoba esters and essential oils of peppermint, thyme and clove.

Exfoliating Lip Wand:  Derived from jojoba seeds, the wand can slough away dry skin and then melt on contact to deliver soft, smooth and hydrated lips.

Quotes We Love: Roald Dahl

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It's Monday and what better way to start your week than with an uplifting quote about true beauty by Roald Dahl.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Looks We Love: Fall Makeup and Accessories

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Some things just belong together: peanut butter and chocolate, Romeo and Juliet, accessories and makeup. Each season we love finding new ways to match our favorite beauty products with the must-have accessories of the moment. This fall is all about jewel tones, metallic shine and saturated hues on the runway and in beauty circles. Here’s some inspiration on how to pair our favorite procucts this season with gorgeous accessories.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Product Review: Metallic Smoky Eye Kit

glo minerals Metallic Smoky Eye Kit is a versatile and easy to use product with endless options. As one of our most loved products, this kit can create a soft look for the office, a smoldering evening look, and everything in between. The kit includes four gorgeous colors perfect for creating this season’s natural smoky eye look. The earthy and metallic shades come in a sleek, mirrored compact that also includes an easy five step application guide. As a go-to product for our team, we can’t say enough about this kit but don’t just take our word for it! Read what others have to say:

“I have blue eyes and I love these shades! They go on really well and the step-by-step guide takes the mystery out of applying a smoky eye. I recommend getting it with the smudge brush to make it even easier.” - Jessica, Review on Website

“These eyeshadows give the look that brings compliments. I just love the softness of the products and the effects of a natural look. It can also be very dramatic.” Beverly, Pinterest

Plus, with every order of a Metallic Smoky Eye Kit you get a free mini lid primer (details below)! Lid primer is important because it prevents oil from interfering with your shadow application, allowing for more vibrant eye shadow color and longer lasting eye makeup. Use the Smudge Brush  to blend and contour to help create a smoky effect.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School: Time to Get Social!

It’s time to go back to beauty school and learn how to get expert tips, behind the scenes dish and exclusive giveaways through gloProfessional and social media! 

Social Media gloProfessional

New to social media? Not a problem! We’ve provided a simple breakdown. Start taking notes!

Facebook: “Like” us on Facebook and get exclusive weekly deals such as Freebie Friday and Text-to-Win Tuesday! Do you ever have questions about how to use a glo product? Send us a message and receive a speedy answer!

Twitter: “Follow” us on Twitter to see what we’re up to on a daily basis! We share informative articles from around the beauty and skin care world!

Beauty Blog: Update daily, our blog gives you all the info you need on hair and skin care. Also, get makeup tips from our resident beauty experts, Kate and Ami, as well as ideas on how to pair your makeup with the perfect outfits! There might also be hidden promo codes for some of your favorite products!

Instagram: Follow us on Instagram and you’ll receive behind the scenes access to photo shoots, filming and product testing!

Pinterest: Need some beauty inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest to see lovely photos of our favorite trends like the smoky eye, bold red lips and flawless foundation.

Tumblr: Get a peek inside the daily hustle and bustle at gloProfessional with photos, product reviews and news updates.

Get an A+ and start getting social with gloProfessional!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Avoiding Beauty Faux Pas

Beauty Q&A Kate McCarthy

Q: Hi Kate! As a makeup artist you have probably seen some wild looks. What is the most common makeup faux pas you see and how can I avoid it?

Kate: Makeup is all about attention to detail. I think the most common things I see are mis-matched foundation, use of too much product, and not “connecting” your lines. To make sure your foundation matches your tone and complexion you should always match to your neck. Whichever shade disappears on your neck is the color for you. Even if the color looks a little off on your face, as long as you blend down your neck all will be well. To avoid using too much product you need to follow the less is more rule. Even if you are doing a dramatic look, you still need to be soft with your touch. Make up is about emphasizing your beauty on a daily basis, not changing who you are completely. And my biggest pet peeve… not connecting your lines. Make sure you when you put on your lipstick or gloss that you get product into the outer corners where your lips naturally connect. People forget that part all the time! This tips goes for your eyes as well. When doing a smoky eye, or wearing liner on top and bottom lash lines, make sure you connect the outer corners!

Quotes We Love: Yves St Laurent

Beauty Quote by Yves St Laurent
Beauty Quote by Yves St Laurent

Welcome Home to the US Field Hockey Team

We are so proud of the US Field Hockey team and everything they accomplished in London! Welcome home!

womens field hockey gloProfessional glo olympics

Also,  check out this fun video of the team hanging out with Ryan Seacrest and Giada in London!

Other posts you might like:
Summer Olympics 2012: US Field Hockey Pre-Game Rituals
Summer Olympics 2012: gloProfessional and the USA Field Hockey Team

Monday, August 20, 2012

And the winner is......

Congratulations Ashley Anderson! You won the most pinned product, Pressed Base!

Ashley, please email within the next 24 hours to let us know which shade you would like!

gloProfessional would like to say "thank you" to everyone who participated in our first Pinterest giveaway. Stay tuned for more fun Pinterest giveaways and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for future prizes!


Summer Hair Repair

Between taking dips in the pool, splashing in the ocean and afternoon picnics, summer is all about having fun in the sun. While all of these things make summer special, they also wreak havoc on your hair. As a result, your hair might be looking a little dry and brittle as the end of the season draws near. Don’t worry we are here to help! glo essentials offers numerous solutions to help repair your hair from summer damage and return it to its former luster.

Chlorine is the biggest culprit for dry and brittle hair so washing your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner after spending time at the pool is a must. The Moisture Enhance Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioners have super-nourishing phyto-botanicals including Soy, Black Cumin Seed and Acai Essential Oil which gently restore hydration. Not only does the Black Cumin fortify your hair, it leaves your hair with an delicious, intoxicating scent.

For hair that needs some extra TLC, the Go Deep Conditioning Duo is the perfect solution. The Duo Collection includes both the Reparative Keratin Leave-In Treatment and the Intense Replenish Hydro-Nourish Conditioner. Both are specifically designed to treat damaged hair with intense conditioning nutrients. For best results heat the Intense Replenish Hydro-Nourish Conditioner first. Then, after working a generous amount of Reparative Keratin Leave-In Treatment through dry hair, add the warm Intense Replenish Hydro-Nourish Conditioner. Leave on for 30 minutes or cover and sleep with the treatment for extra hydrating benefits.

glo essentials summer hair care
glo essentials Summer Hair Care

Products Mentioned:
Moisture Enhance Hydrating Shampoo
Moisture Enhance Hydrating Conditioner
Go Deep Conditioning Duo

Friday, August 17, 2012

Going Out Tonight? Let's Walk on the Wild Side!

Going out tonight? Why not get in touch with your animal instincts and add a touch of snake, leopard or cheetah print to your ensemble! Whether it’s date night with your husband or out with the girls, these subtle pops of exotic print and texture will have you walking on the wild side. Complete your classy jungle look with our Limited Edition Majestic Jungle Kit. For ideas on how to use this kit for a stunning night-time look take a look at the this Video Exclusive from Kate McCarthy!

Adding a great leopard print shoe to the fall peplum trend gives this sophisticated outfit some extra flair. Using high intensity shades like purple python and forest fantasy create drama and are perfect for the dark lighting in your favorite date-night restaurant.

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A gold snake print bracelet is the perfect addition to any ensemble needing a little something primal and fun. When wearing a dress with a deep-v it’s important to remember to give your neck some attention. Use glo therapeutics’ Neck Firming Serum to create a lovely decollate that will look great with any neckline. 

glo minerals makeup fall looks

Up for a fun night on the town? This vibrant variation on a cheetah print is sure to cause a stir. Keep your Super Star Lip Gloss in plum glaze in your purse to add a little glamour and sophistication to this fun ensemble.

 glo minerals makeup fall looks animal print

Tell us which look is your favorite in the comments below! For more fun beauty tips follow us on Facebook !

The looks:
Purple Look:
Ring and Earings:

Teal Look:

Yellow Look:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

How-to Video Exclusive: Majestic Jungle Night Look

Majestic Jungle glo minerals fall makeup

Product Review: Camouflage Oil-Free

Untitled Document Nothing makes us happier than to hear, “I love this product!” It’s music to our ears and it’s something we hear often about glo minerals’ Camouflage Oil-Free. This standout product has a huge following because it’s a little product that does big things! Whether beautifully concealing an occasional blemish, scarring, or hyperpigmentation, the oil-free camouflage has you covered!

How to apply lip liner glo minerals

The exclusive blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract mixed with rich pigments and clinically advanced ingredients cover all of your needs while also improving the condition of your skin. A little bit of this product can go a long way, so use sparingly and apply lightly with your Camouflage Brush. You can apply under your foundation or on top depending on the area being camouflaged.

Here’s what some of Camouflage Oil-Free’s biggest fans have to say:

The best concealer I have ever used! It covers well and my face still looks natural (but flawless) when I am done. One pot will last a really long time, even if you use it every day. It has never broken me out and I have always had such reactive, sensitive skin.”  - Brooke, Online Review Posted 4/13/12

“I've suffered with acne and acne scarring for years. This is the only concealer that I trust on my face! This product (along with all glo products) does not cause me to breakout. The Camouflage concealer covers my problematic areas flawlessly. It doesn't even feel like anything is on and it lasts all day on my face. This is my can't live without this product. I wear the camouflage concealer everyday with the pressed base or the loose base powder and it makes my skin look perfect." - Kelly, Online Review Posted 2/21/12

“My mom (age 74) and I (age 50) both use this Camouflage and love it. It's light, not greasy, and covers rosacea, nose redness, veins, and under-eye shadows very well. It creases just a little bit, but it doesn't tug and blends beautifully. A little goes a long way. The pot is about $25, but it will last a long time. Great lipstick and other products, too!” - Carol, Online Review Posted 2/14/11

Also, read this review by one of our favorite beauty bloggers, Sahrish Adeel. Sahrish uses this product to create some absolutely beautiful looks!

Here are some more product reviews you  might be interested in:
Product Review: Redness Relief Powder
Product Review: Pressed Base

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Q&A with Kate McCarthy: How to Apply Lip Liner

Makeup Q&A

Q: Hi Kate! I have a hard time putting on lip liner. Is lip liner really necessary and if so, what tips do you have so it doesn't look sloppy?

Kate McCarthy: Lip liner serves a number of great purposes in your beauty routine. It can make your lips look fuller and even them out. Plus, when filled into the entire lip, and layered with lipstick, it can prolong the length between re-applies. The trick to applying lip liner is to start right on the inside of your natural lip line. Follow the line around your lips and then use the brush end of your glo minerals Precision Lip Pencil to blend out into the rim of your lips. Fill your lips in with the liner, and then layer on Lipstick and Gloss. Don’t forget to trace the liner on the outer corners of your lips, often times that part is forgotten and can make your lips look disconnected. Now, is liner necessary? Yes and no. If your lips are starting to thin then I suggest it. If you still have your youthful fullness, then no you don’t “need” it but it can add a little drama!  

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