Tuesday, February 26, 2013

5 Reasons You'll Love Our Bases!


glominerals pressed base


5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Our Bases:

1) Each base is packed with these essential vitamins to nourish your skin: Vitamins A,C, E and Green Tea extract.

2) There are over 60 different color and formulation options to choose from! With so many options we are confident you will find the perfect combination for your skin type and shade. For help finding your perfect match check out the Color Matching Guide and the Formulation Guide.

3) You’ll get beautiful coverage AND sun protection! Each base has broad spectrum UV protection and helps combat free radical damage.

4) They deliver customizable coverage for a flawless face. Whether you are looking for sheer, medium or full coverage, these products deliver!  

5) You’ll get constant compliments from friends, family and even strangers! We hope you are ready to hear “Your skin looks great!”

Shop our Bases here and get 15% of you Base purchase this week! Use the code BESTBASES at checkout!**


**This offer is available from 12:01 am 02/25/12 through 11:59 pm on 03/01/2012 MST. To redeem 15% off, enter the code BESTBASES in the space provided in your shopping bag and click 'apply code'. Offer valid for 15% off any base purchase. Offer valid on MSRP purchases only. Only valid for US residents as we cannot ship internationally - please see a list of our International Distributors if you are outside the US. Available while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offers are subject to change. This offer is not valid on past orders.

Find the Perfect Foundation Formulation!

Once you have determined the correct shade, you can select the foundation formulation that is best for you. While Pressed Base is glo's best selling base, all of our bases are made with pharmaceutical grade ingredients and have an exclusive antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract to provide beautiful coverage that nourishes your skin. Ready to get started? Use the flowchart below to determine the best fit, then shop your desired formulation and brush!



Find Your Perfect Foundation Formula

Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Which Base Do You Use?


Q: Hi Kate! Which base do you use on a daily bases and why?

Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Which Base Do You Use?

Kate: For the most part, I use all of our bases! My daily go-to is Protective Liquid Foundation Satin II in honey fair. I love the Satin II because of its smooth, full coverage and nice satin finish. My skin tends to be on the oily side and I love that by the end of the day it still looks like it has more of sheen rather than a shine! I also love the way it glides over any imperfections and hides some of my small acne scars!

On days that my skin is a little dry I use the Loose Base to create a dewy finish that will make my skin look more hydrated. Plus the Loose Base gives what I call “newscaster coverage!”  Anytime I need a little something more I go for the Loose Base!

And, of course, for days when I need something quick and easy I always use Pressed Base. Its fast, easy to apply formula and medium coverage provides my oily skin with a semi-matte finish that lasts all day without any touch ups!

**Receive 15% off your base purchase this week using the promo code BESTBASES!**



*This offer is available from 12:01 am 02/25/12 through 11:59 pm on 03/01/2012 MST. To redeem 15% off, enter the code BESTBASES in the space provided in your shopping bag and click 'apply code'. Offer valid for 15% off any base purchase. Offer valid on MSRP purchases only. Only valid for US residents as we cannot ship internationally - please see a list of our International Distributors if you are outside the US. Available while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offers are subject to change. This offer is not valid on past orders.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Worth the Splurge: Foundation





Take a minute to think about the things you splurge on in your wardrobe- the perfect pair of jeans, a classic black dress, a great watch. You splurge on these things because they are classic staples that you can build your entire look around and that easily pull an outfit together. A high quality foundation works the same way. A flawless face is the perfect canvas for creating your makeup look. Once you have your staple foundation you can change your blush, lipstick and eyeshadow like you would accessories with your favorite dress.  We suggest following these tips for helping make your foundation purchase worth it!

Choose a foundation that looks great but is also good for your skin-  glo minerals foundations are created with an exclusive blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea extract. These pharmaceutical grade ingredients improve the condition of your skin while providing excellent coverage.

Take your time picking a color -  If you are unable to find a professional to do a color match, be sure to take your time when picking the best color. It’s important to consider both your undertones and skin tone. Check out this helpful guide to picking the right shade for you!

Pick a foundation with built-in sun protection -  Sun protection is extremely important and your foundation should help protect your skin. All of glo minerals bases contain broad spectrum UV protection.

Use the right tools- Make the most of your foundation and apply it with the right tools. Use a brush that is specifically designed to provide the coverage you are looking for such as the Ultra Brush for medium coverage and the Kabuki Brush for full coverage.  

Less is more - When applying your foundation remember that less is more.  Start with a small amount and build your coverage as needed. Also, remember to tap away excess product back into the cap. Not only will this give you the best results but it will help your foundation last! 




Friday, February 22, 2013

Ami Approved: Blush Duo

I am, and have always been, a blush girl. With deep, dark hair and pale skin my complexion needs a little pick me up. That is why I turn to my friend, Blush, for a gorgeous, natural-looking, and healthy glow. However, sometimes just one shade of blush doesn’t cut it. When this is the case I go with a Blush Duo.



glo minerals Blush Duos are extremely versatile and one of my go to products! Designed with one darker, more prominent shade to be serve as the bold pop of color and a lighter shade to blend in, this Blush Duo has everything you need to create depth and brightness. For a slight contour and highlight use the deeper shade on your cheek and the lighter shade on your cheekbone. Or apply them ombre style with the darker color on the apples of your cheeks and the lighter pulled up to your temple.

The matte powder formula of the blush means that it goes on sheer and is easy to layer for a beautiful flush. glo minerals blushes feel very silky and includes bold pigments so you can blend and customize them to fit your skin tone. The Blush Duos come in two different shades: Petunia (which is a soft mauve, rosy pink) and Terra Cotta (a soft coral, apricot hue). Both contain glo minerals exclusive vitamin and antioxidant blend are Ami Approved!

Complete Skin Care Advice by Age

In case you missed any of our posts in the “Skin Care Tips for Any Age” series here are all of the posts for your review!

Skin Care Advice by Age


Comlpete Skin Care Advice By Age: 
Skin Care Tips for Your 20s
Skin Care Tips for Your 30s
Skin Care Tips for Your 40s
Skin Care Tips for Your 50s
Skin Care Tips for Your 60s


glo How-To: Look Fresh After A Workout in Just 10 Minutes

With busy schedules, finding time to make it to the gym for a workout takes some creativity. Whether it’s a 6:00 AM yoga class before work, hitting the gym on your lunch hour or a quick jog before picking up the kids- we are constantly on the go! Often times this means that we rarely have enough time to completely freshen up before heading back out into the real world. But don’t worry! No one has to know that you just spent the last 45 minutes on the treadmill. Follow these tips for looking fresh after your workout in 10 minutes or less!


How To Look Fresh After A Workout in Just 10 Minutes


1) A Quick Cleanse -  To avoid body breakouts it’s extremely important to remove sweat and bacteria after a workout. However, when you are on the go you might not have time for a shower. Use Clear Complexion Pads to wipe dirt and sweat from your face and body. These pads will remove any excess dirt, sweat and bacteria while fighting blemishes.

2) Hair Control - Keeping your hair out of your face is crucial during tough workouts but no one likes to see a big crease from a ponytail after the gym. Keep your hair looking fresh and crease free with Re-Energize Dry Shampoo and a creasless hair-tie such as these cute ones from The Twist Band.

3) Look for Water Resistance- Our Pressed Base is water resistant so it holds up amazingly well even during the toughest workout. We do suggest carrying some Blotting Papers with you to absorb any excess moisture on the go. We also suggest our Water Resistant Mascara to prevent running mascara.

4) Enhance Your Post Workout Glow- Use an all-in-one product like the Shimmer Brick in luster to touch up your eye makeup and add some extra color to your cheeks! With four different shades that can be used as Eye Shadow, Blush and Bronzer you will be ready to head back to the office looking beautiful and fresh!

5) Revive and Refresh- You’re probably already in a better mood after your workout but give yourself an even greater pick me up with a quick spray of Revive Hydration Mist. This cooling and moisturizing product is just what you need to feel refreshed and ready to go about your day!   

Thursday, February 21, 2013

In the News: Beauty Launchpad

glo therapeutics Conditioning Hydration Cream was featured in the February issue of Beauty Launchpad magazine! Recommended for all skin types, this top-selling moisturizer hydrates, strengthens and fortifies dry skin with an antioxidant-rich blend of moisturizing ingredients.


Conditioning Hydration Cream in Beauty Launchpad

Interested in trying Conditioning Hydration Cream? Read customer reviews here:
Product Review: Conditioning Hydration Cream

Product Review: Protective Liquid Foundation Matte II

We know how frustrating it can be to find the right foundation when you struggle with extremely oily skin. We created Protective Liquid Foundation Matte II with those of  you in mind. This liquid mineral foundation has an oil-absorbing formulation that provides a medium to full coverage with a matte finish.


Recommend only for those who have extremely oily skin, this foundation is made with an exclusive antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract. Apply Protective Liquid Foundation Matte II with the Liquid Foundation Brush. To give your brush more slip for easy, even application we recommend spraying your brush with Moist Hydration Mist before application. 


Read these other helpful reviews:



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Easy Ways to Update Your Look on a Budget


Hi Kate: What is the one product you would recommend for an updated look on a budget?




Kate: Lips…or blush… Both of these items can change your look, complexion and expression dramatically. If you normally wear neutral tones jump to the opposite end of that spectrum and wear a Blush like begonia! If you tend to take more chances with your look why not try a make-under? Try Lipstick in bella instead of siren! One simple change is all you need for an updated look. I suggest focusing more on a color or tone change instead of a full overhaul on your look.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Quotes We Love: Diana Vreeland

Confidence, a sense of humor, drive...Which traits make women wildly attractive?

Quote Diana Vreeland - attractive

Monday, February 18, 2013

Why We Love Vitamin C!

15% Vitamin C glo therapeutics


The active ingredients inside one bottle of glo therapeutics 15% Vitamin C can do some really amazing things! With the tightening, brightening, and protecting properties found inside, Vitamin C 15%  can visibly transform your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! Take a deeper look at the powerful ingredients inside:

Ascorbic Acid
As an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps destroy reactive oxidizing agents and other free radicals. Because of this ability, it provides important protection against damage induced by UV radiation. Vitamin C also improves skin elasticity, decreases wrinkles by stimulating collagen synthesis, reduces erythema, promotes wound healing and suppresses cutaneous pigmentation.

Zinc Sulfate
Zinc boosts the immune system at the cellular level, increases T-cells, is antibacterial, accelerates healing of wounds and is essential for cell growth. Zinc also aids collagenase in the process of removing old stiffened collagen fibers so new collagen can be created.

L-tyrosine
L-tyrosine is one of the 20 amino acids that are used by cells to synthesize proteins. When combined with L-ascorbic acid, it will encourage fibroblast activity to increase collagen production.

What's On Your Beauty Shelf?



What's On Your Beauty Shelf?


Name: Lucia P.
Department: Digital Commerce and Media
Skin Type: Normal  with occasional breakouts.

Morning Skin Care Routine: Most mornings, my routine is pretty by the book. Here’s my lineup:  Clear Acne Cleanser  followed by Purifying Tonic and 15% Vitamin C. I let that absorb while I straighten up my apartment for the day  then on to  Oil Free Moisturizer and/or Oil Free SPF 40+. Living in Colorado has taught me the importance of maintaining balanced, well-hydrated skin and protecting it with SPF. On days when I have a little extra time or want to feel especially aglow, I add Brightening Polish to my routine. My favorite thing to do is to use it in the shower and leave it  on my skin for five minutes in the steam. I love the spicy Turmeric scent and the smooth glow the treatment gives my skin.

Evening Skin Care Routine:  Evenings are for special treatment. I usually stick with Clear Acne Cleanser and Purifying Tonic to get rid  of any dirt from the day and balance my skin. Then I apply Renew Serum and allow that to absorb. If I’m in the midst of a breakout, I use Clear Anti-Blemish Treatment as a spot treatment. If a recent breakout is clearing, I use Clear Healing Gel to aid in the healing process. I follow treatment with Oil Free Moisturizer and Cherry Balm before heading to bed for my beauty sleep.

Hair Care Routine: Calling hair care a “routine” for me is a bit generous. When it comes to my hair, chaos rules. If I woke up with my alarm, there’s a solid chance I’ll shower and shampoo and condition with the Moisture Enhance duo. My hair is very fine but very dry and brittle (I blame living at 5,280 feet) so rich hydration  is crucial to keep it shiny and healthy-looking. After showering, I let it air dry as much as I can and apply Reparative Keratin Leave-in Treatment then a little Infinite Shine Smoothing Oil before minimal blow drying. If I overslept, it’s straight to the Re-Energize Dry Shampoo in brunette. I never used dry shampoo before glo essentials, but I’m a convert!

Can’t Live Without Products:  Is “All of the above” an acceptable answer?  Purifying Tonic is definitely on the list - I never knew how much good a toner could do for the skin until I tried this. In addition to purifying and removing any stray dirt , toners rebalance the pH of your skin after cleansing. It’s such a refreshing, wonderful part of my routine. Oil Free Moisturizer is also on the list. This moisturizer is the perfect match for my skin. It hydrates and moisturizes just enough and never feels too heavy for my sometimes finicky skin. 15% Vitamin C is also an essential - I’m investing in and protecting my skin for the long haul with this antioxidant powerhouse. Plus it lightens and brightens for a beautiful complexion. Last but not least, my hair’s savior - Reparative Keratin Leave-in Treatment. This recent addition to my hair care arsenal has transformed my dry hair and given it back its shine!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Ami Approved: Barrier Balm

Is your skin hungry for hydration and nourishment? Some days it feels like my skin sucks up every moisturizing product it comes into direct contact with and even the thickest moisturizer just isn’t enough. I need something thick, something occlusive, I need Barrier Balm.

For dry, dehydrated or post treatment skin (as well as cracked lips, hands, feet and cuticles), glo therapeutics’ Barrier Balm is da balm! This diverse balm heals and repairs with hydrating and protective ingredients to promote skin integrity. With ingredients like Rose Hip Seed Oil (which is rich in vitamins A, C and E), Prickly Bark Ash Extract (which helps heal and reduce the pain of wounds), and Squalane (a greaseless oil that helps nourish and plump the skin) Barrier Balm is perfect for use in, and out, of the treatment room. Barrier Balm is a super hydrating and emollient moisturizer that helps heal and conquer extreme dryness and is Ami Approved!

Tip: Slather on under socks and gloves and wear to bed for supple smooth hands and feet in the morning!  


Ami Approved: Barrier Balm

In the News: DaySpa Magazine

We are thrilled to have glo therapeutics Clear Anti-Blemish Cleanser  featured in the February issue of DaySpa Magazine !

DaySpa Magazine Clear Anti-Blemish Cleanser

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our Most Loved Products

In honor of the Valentine’s Day we are showcasing five of our most loved products. You can’t go wrong adding any of these to your daily beauty routine! Show these products some love in the comments below!
gloProfessional's Most Loved Products



Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Picking the Best Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

Q&A with Kate Logo

Q: Hi Kate! What tips do you have for picking the best lipstick shade for your skin tone?


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glo How-To: Girls Night Out Look

Sometimes a fun night out with your girlfriends is just what you need. If your plan this Valentine’s Day involves dinner with your gal pals why not try this fun and playful look created by our National Makeup Artist, Kate McCarthy. We love the bright color mixed with a flirty cat eye!

Makeup Tutorial: Girls Night Out Eye Makeup


1) Starting with the lightest color from the Eye Shadow Trio in wildbloom, use the Eye Base Brush and apply the color from lid to brow bone.
2) With the Angled Eye Brush apply the darkest color from lashline to lid and into the crease.
3) Using the Blender Brush place the medium shade into the crease and blend thoroughly.
4) Line the upper lashline with Precise Micro Liner in black and draw the line out to create a cat eye.
5) Using the Smudge Brush, line the lower lash line with the darkest color from the trio.
6) Apply Water Resistant Mascara.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Looks We Love: Valentine's Day

It seems like most people these days have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it or hate it we think you should use the day to celebrate how great you are and show yourself some appreciation. Regardless of your plans we have the perfect look for whatever your night entails.


Date with your Valentine
If a romantic date with your significant other is on your agenda you can’t go wrong with a classic red dress and a sultry smoky eye. For gorgeous date night inspiration, take a peek at this look created by our National Makeup Artist, Kate McCarthy. She suggests complementing the look with Blush in nectar and Lipstick in raspberry.

Looks We Love: Date with your Valentine



Going Out with the Girls
Cyndi said it best : “Girls just want to have fun...” If you plans involve a night with the girls then we suggest keeping your look playful and fun! Kate created the perfect look for a night on the town with your girlfriends using the Eye Shadow Trio in wildboom. Add Blush in paradise, your favorite Lipstick and enjoy your night out! 

Looks We Love: Going Out with the Girls



Staying In and Treating Yourself to Some TLC
For those of you who avoid the hoopla altogether and prefer a relaxing night in, we suggest taking some  time to pamper yourself. Try out our Body Travel Collection which contains everything you need for an at home spa experience and show your tresses some TLC with Moisture Enhance Hydrating Conditioner.

Looks We Love: Staying In

glo How-To: Date Night Tutorial

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to play with your eye makeup and create a gorgeous, sultry look. Kate created this stunning look that is perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day date with your significant other. Recreate the look in six easy steps!  


Romantic Date Night Tutorial glominerals


Step 1) Apply Precision Eye Pencil in twilight to upper lashline and blench into crease.
Step 2) Using the Mini Crease Brush apply Eye Shadow in mink into upper lashline and blend into crease.
Step 3) Using the Eye Blender Brush, apply Eye Shadow in waterlily to entire lid and blend well.
Step 4) Using the Eye Base Brush apply Eye Shadow in diamond and opal to browbone.
Step 5) Line lower lashline with Precision Eye Pencil in twilight.
Step 6) Finish with Water Resistant Mascara.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kate's Beauty Dictionary: Feathering

Shop Lip Liner Pencil here!

Skin Care Tips for Your 60s

Guest Post by gloProfessional’s National Educator, Ami Shvartzman.


gloProfessional's Skin Care Tips for your 60s

Your 60s can be lovely time for your skin because your hormones have finished fluctuating and your skin is becoming more stable. During this time it is particularly important to focus on tightening and skin rejuvenation. Here are some tips for aging gracefully with firmer, more radiant skin!

Quench Your Skin – The name of the game is moisture, moisture, moisture! As we age our estrogen levels drop and there is a slight decrease in oil production in our skin. Using a serum with hyaluronic acid will help plump fine lines and hydrate skin because Hyaluronic acid is a great hydrator and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water without being heavy. Try glotherapeutics Advanced B5 Hydration to boost that moisture!

Get your beauty sleep – Getting enough rest is an important part of skin’s health and vitality. Sleep not only helps rejuvenate both the body and spirit but also helps prevent puffiness and dark undereye circles and regulates metabolism. Make sure that you are getting at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night and your body will thank you!

Lip Service – Don’t forget to protect those sensitive lips! The skin on and around your face tends to be a bit more fragile during this time- especially your lips! For smooth, hydrated lips try the Exfoliating Lip Wand. The nourishing wax microcrystals in the Exfoliating Lip Wand melt on contact to deliver soft, smooth and hydrated lips.

Build a Barrier - Snag some of glotherapeutics’ Barrier Balm to soothe and heal extremely dry or dehydrated skin such as dry feet and cracked cuticles on your fingers.  

Tighten up and get rich – The breakdown of collagen and elastin is more prominent at this age. Focus on rich, emollient moisturizers with extra anti-aging and tightening additives to help repair skin. Try glotherapeutics’ Skin Firming Cream which contains ingredients to firm and hydrate your skin while preserving collagen and improving tone. 


More skin care tips by age here:

Skin Care Tips for Your 20s
Skin Care Tips for Your 30s
Skin Care Tips for Your 40s


glo How-To: Romantic Date Night


Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to play with your eye makeup and create a gorgeous, sultry look. Kate created this stunning look that is perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day date with your significant other. Recreate the look in six easy steps!  


Romantic Date Night Tutorial glominerals


Step 1) Apply Precision Eye Pencil in twilight to upper lashline and blench into crease.
Step 2) Using the Mini Crease Brush apply Eye Shadow in mink into upper lashline and blend into crease.
Step 3) Using the Eye Blender Brush, apply Eye Shadow in waterlily to entire lid and blend well.
Step 4) Using the Eye Base Brush apply Eye Shadow in diamond and opal to browbone.
Step 5) Line lower lashline with Precision Eye Pencil in twilight.
Step 6) Finish with Water Resistant Mascara.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Get Kissable Lips in Five Steps!


Get Kissable Lips in Five Steps


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so now is the time to think about creating the perfect pout for the special day. Here are our tips for getting kissable lips in 5 easy steps:  

1. Exfoliate— For soft, healthy lips, be sure to exfoliate. We love the nourishing wax microcrystals in Exfoliating Lip Wand to slough away dry skin and absorb on contact to deliver soft, smooth and hydrated lips.


2. Condition— After exfoliating, keep your lips in their best condition with Lip Ritual. With Apricot Kernel Oil & Jojoba Esters and Essential Oils of Peppermint, Thyme & Clove, your lips will stay silky soft.


3. Moisturize— Moisturize throughout the day with a Balm or Gloss of your choice. Without application, winter weather will wick the moisture right out of your lips.


4. Protect— Always use a lip product that contains SPF, regardless of the season. Sun damage can occur all year long.


5. Use Caring Color— Wear lip color that does your lips good. glō’s Lipstick contains Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract, and is available in an array of rich, vibrant hues.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Product Review: Loose Base

Product Review: Loose Base


glo minerals Loose Base offers flawless opaque coverage and gives your skin a luminescent finish.  With deeper pigments, Loose Base provides a little more coverage and a dewier finish than Pressed Base but still feels light and effortless. Depending on brush choice, Loose Base offers medium to full coverage and works best for normal to dry skin.

To apply, begin with a small amount and tap brush to get rid of excess product before applying to your face. Gradually layer until you reach your desired coverage and follow with Moist Hydration Mist to set the powder. The result with be beautiful, dewy skin that looks natural and fresh.


Works Best With:
Face Primer
Revive Hydration Mist
Ultra Brush
Camouflage Oil Free

Friday, February 1, 2013

Ami Approved: Big Bold Brows

Sorry Clara Bow…gone are the days of thin, overplucked eyebrows! Big brows are no longer a faint memory of the 80’s and are currently a huge trend (no pun intended). This beautiful androgynous look was all over the runways adding a bit of masculinity to the sweet feminine looks for spring. But don’t be fooled, this natural look does still take some maintenance and upkeep! For this I recommend the glo minerals Brow Collection!

Bold Brows with glo minerals Brow Collection


This Brow Collection was specifically created to help you create the perfect eyebrow with everything that you might need for taming, creating and maintaining brow shape and color! This compact kit includes 4 brow stencils, a quad containing brow powder in two shades as well as a highlighter and brow wax. The Brow Collection also houses the tools for the job- a spoolie brush, angled brow brush and the best tweezers of all time. The collection comes in both Brown (for deeper haired mavens) and Taupe (for light haired ladies). So sport those large and in charge arches with glominerals’ Ami Approved Brow Collection!


Tip: Pair with glominerals’ Brow Gel for a bit more intensity and definition.



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