Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Q&A with Kate and Janeena: Exciting Announcements!

2013 has been a busy year here at glo! We are busy developing advanced new products (Fall will be launching before we know it and we are obsessed with the new products!) and we’ve expanded our global reach to close to 30 countries (we will be selling directly to Canadian consumers soon!). In addition to these positive developments, we have some exciting news to share!





Kate McCarthy has recently moved into a new role -  glominerals Product Manager! This means she will use her 10+ years of experience as a makeup artist to create the best makeup products possible for glominerals. This also means she will be traveling less to keep up with her busy new role which is why we asked Janeena Billera to join our team as a National Educator along side Ami Shvartzman. We are very excited to have Janeena on our team as she comes to us with more than 10 years of experience as well!


Kate, Ami, and Janeena will all be working closely together to develop fun new looks and posts on all things beauty related! Kate and Janeena sat down and chatted with each other about their new roles and here’s what they had to say!

Kate: Welcome to the glominerals team! Which products are you already obsessed with?


Janeena: Well anyone that knows me knows that I am a sucker for cream blush and have tried every different brand under the sun. I love cream blush because of its multi-purpose qualities that give me a dewy flushed glow. I have to admit that as soon as I tried glo’s Cream Blush  I knew my search for the perfect cream blush was complete. Another one of my new found obsessions is Face Essence. This product is absolutely amazing and my dry skin soaks it up without  hesitation. I love mixing this with my Protective Liquid Foundation in Satin II to give me a soft dewy finish. I also use Face Essence at night as my moisturizer.


Congrats to you on the new role! What are you most excited about with your new position?


Kate: Thank you! I am most excited to learn the entire process that goes into making one product from start to finish. I really had no idea how much goes into creating the perfect blush! I love the idea that science and beauty go hand in hand and I am learning A LOT!


You’ve been in the industry for over 10 years! What inspired you to become a makeup artist?


Janeena: I started out by painting on canvases, then quickly realized I was playing the role of a struggling artist, and needed to make a quick change without compromising my love for art. So I started to apply my painting skills to the face! As soon as I put brush to skin I knew this was what I was meant to do. So I would say that my inspiration is art in general. I see  the face as a unique blank canvas and my medium is makeup!


Without giving away all of your secrets, what can we look forward to seeing with the upcoming Fall launch?


Kate: Fall is pretty exciting! We have some new items coming into the line that will knock your socks off! I think people will be very excited about one item in particular... the only clue I am giving is, Diamonds....


What’s the best piece of beauty advice you’ve ever received?


Janeena: In the past I was repeatedly being reminded  from one of my mentors the cliche phrase “less is more”. To me this meant nothing until I really got the hang of applying makeup, and what it really meant to make someone feel and look beautiful. Once I started to come to terms with this phrase is when I started hitting higher peaks instead of lower valleys in my makeup career.


We can’t wait to see what beautiful and creative things the lovely ladies on our Education Team come up with!
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