We are thrilled to see Lip Revival featured in the July edition of DAYSPA magazine! Shop Lip Revival here.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Happy National Lipstick Day! To celebrate this glamorous day we’ve compiled all of our favorite posts on Lipstick! Enjoy!
Lipstick Looks by Kate McCarthy
Friday, July 26, 2013
Hydration Mist* is quite possibly my favorite glo product! Not only do I keep one with me at all times, but I sing its praises to anyone who will listen! Which is why I want to make sure everyone out there is using it properly! Here is a short video to demonstrate the right way, and wrong way, to use Hydration Mist!
What happens when you give two talented makeup artists with very different skintones the challenge of creating one look using glominerals Shimmer Brick in luster? You get two completely stunning looks! glo National Educators, Ami and Janeena, took on our One Product, Two Looks challenge and are happy to share their secrets.
“What I love about the Shimmer Brick in luster is its versatility. It can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips- the combinations are truly endless,” says Janeena. “In addition to being a great multitasker, its versatility extends to its ability to look stunning on all skin tones,” adds Ami. For example, Janeena wears Pressed Base in honey light while Ami is a natural fair (our lightest shade!) yet both used the Shimmer Brick in luster to play up their features.
Janeena first used the highlight shade from the Brow Kit as a base by applying it to her whole lid. Then, using the Shimmer Brick in luster she placed the bronze color in her crease. Next, she used the three shimmery shades to build up color on her whole lid, blending the colors into the crease and inner corners of her eyes. She then used the lightest color as a highlighter down the center of her nose, cupids bow, chin and center of her forehead. For her lips, she first applied Precise Micro Lipliner in delilah, followed by Lipstick in natural. Then she added the gold shimmer from the Shimmer Brick to her lips and topped it with Cream Blush in guava.
For Ami’s look, she first applied Cream Eyeliner in espresso then applied the purple/brownish color from the Shimmer Brick on top. The bronze color was then applied to the crease and the gold shade under her browbone. For her cheeks, she used the Texture Brush to swirl all of the colors together which created a dewy glow. Lastly, she applied the pink shade on top of the Lip Duo in pink.
We hope this inspires you to get creative with the Shimmer Brick in luster and try some new combinations! Have any additional questions? Let us know on our Facebook page!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Q: Hi Kate! What tips do you have for finding the right eyeliner shade for your eye color?
Kate: When it comes to making the right choice of liner for your eye color, things can sometimes get confusing! My basic suggestion (not a rule by any means, as rules are made to be broken!) is to pick an eyeliner color that is opposite your eye color in undertone.
For example, when it comes to brown eyes, most people want them to look as rich as possible. Using blues and charcoals will help brown eyes really stand out.
For blue eyes, you could certainly use a navy liner BUT I like using a black/brown liner to really brighten blue eyes.
I have green eyes which puts me smack in the center of cool and warm. So which color do I choose? When allergy season hits (bear with me) and my eyes are red the green pops like crazy! That tells me to choose a liner with a red undertone, like purple or a light brown. I like Precision Eye Pencil in plum.
Those of you with hazel eyes are lucky! You can use any liner color and it will bring out different shades of your eye color. Browns will bring out the yellow. Blue will bring out the brown and purple will bring out the green.
For our grey/blue eyed friends, using black liner will sharpen the color of your eye and really make them pop!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Whether due to days worshiping the sun, melasma, or simply genetics- dark spots can be a frustrating skin concern for people of all ages and skin types. One common question we get here at glo is how to treat dark spots or hyperpigmentation on the face and neck. Below are a couple easy to follow tips on treating dark spots, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Before we dive into the treatments, let’s talk about prevention.
Exposure to the sun will not only create dark sun spots, but can exasperate conditions like melasma and hyperpigmentation making the spots darker and more pronounced. In addition, once you start your brightening routine, it’s extremely important to remember that unprotected or excessive sun exposure can delay or inhibit results. Prevent age spots and help keep existing spots to a minimum by applying sun protection daily.
Read below for our recommended routine for treating dark spots, hyperpigmentation and Melasma.
1) Add a brightening exfoliant to your routine - Using an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and debris will not only leave your skin feeling refreshed, but it will also enhance the absorption of natural brighters. Brightening Polish uses ingredients like Kojic Acid to inhibit the production of melanin (the culprit of dark spots) and Turmeric to help heal sun damaged skin.
Used 2-3 times a week, the Brightening Polish is the first step in creating a brighter complexion. It can also be used as a brightening mask when left on for 5-10 minutes. Brightening Polish is recommended for all skin types except for very sensitive skin and acneic skin. If your skin is sensitive and you would like to treat hyperpigmentation, Daily Polishing Cleanser is a great choice. The gentle formulation cleanses and polishes the skin with Salicylic Acid and Jojoba Beads while Sepiwhite, a lightening agent made from natural amino acids, helps to create a radiant, even skin tone.
2) Apply a Morning and Evening Serum - To see the best brightening results, it’s important to create a consistent routine. Using a Vitamin C Serum every morning will give your skin the antioxidants it needs to look and feel its best. Vitamin C Serums promotes wound healing and suppresses cutaneous pigmentation. In the evenings, try adding a serum with mild exfoliation benefits and a brightening ingredient like Renew Serum. Adding Renew Serum will aid in cell renewal, even skin tone and allow other brightening ingredients (from your Spot Treatment Serum) to be more effective.
3) Add a Spot Treatment Serum - Both the Brightening and Lightening Serums are specifically formulated to visibly reduce the appearance of dark skin spots. These serums contain active ingredients like Azelaic Acid to combat hyperpigmentation. When used as a spot treatment daily, these serums will target discoloration and create a fresh glowing complexion. Which serum is right for you? Take a look at this post on the differences between our Brightening and Lightening Serum.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Name: Cass Murray
Department: Corporate Recruiter (check out our current openings!)
Skin Type: Oily/ Combination
Morning Skin Care Routine: I'm over 40 and never worked in the industry before joining glo. I've learned a lot about my skin, mostly to be gentle! I use Daily Polishing Cleanser to exfoliate and Pure Hydration to keep my skin fresh throughout the day as I tend to get shiny by mid-morning. Oil Free SPF 40+ is my life saver in the mile high city! I use Pressed Base in natural light to give my skin an extra layer against the damaging rays. I also spritz Moist Hydration Mist to set my base and throughout the day and when Denver’s dry climate has my skin wishing for a drink of moisture!
Evening Skin Care Routine: I've damaged my skin in the past by worshipping the sun so I wash the day away with gentle Purifying Gel Cleanser and apply Retinol CS. I love the idea of a natural botanical skin brightener combined with the power of Retinol and Glycolic Acid to improve my skin tone and texture while I sleep.
Hair Care Routine: My naturally curly, frizzy hair loves this dry climate as long as I keep it in check with Intense Replenish Hydro- Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair is fine but full of body so I control fly aways and add instant shine with Infinite Shine Smoothing Oil. A tiny bit goes a long way!
Can’t Live Without Products: Moisture is so vital to healthy skin so Moist Hydration Mist is a MUST HAVE in this desert climate but I can't live without my Infinite Shine Smoothing Oil, or my Oil Free SPF 40+ Sunscreen that prevents damage from the sun. Honestly, I just can't live without any of my glo products!
Friday, July 19, 2013
I’m often asked the question, “If you were stranded on a desert island, what one beauty product would you take?” This might be one of the hardest decisions of all time for me to make (as you may have noticed by now, I am quite the makeup and skin care junkie). When it really comes down to it, I’d have to pick lip gloss as my one beauty product (well, that AND sunscreen AND mascara…that counts as one, right?). Even on the days when I feel like a mess, my favorite gloss saves me every time. What’s better than your favorite lip gloss? A new huge jumbo size helping of your favorite lip gloss!
glominerals Super Star Glosses are like a regular gloss but so much more fun! The jumbo size and extra large sponge tip applicator make putting on gloss easy with just one swipe. The Super Star Gloss comes in 3 of the best selling glo Gloss shades: plum glaze, brown sugar and rose gold. In addition to being incredibly beautiful shades, the glosses all feel wonderful because they contain Safflower Oil and Aloe to condition and hydrate the lips. The best part? They are so large that they last much longer than a traditional lip gloss! For an Ami Approved, fun and easy summer lip the Super Star Glosses are Ami Approved.
This week our friends at Spa Works and Wellness snapped this photo of their glomienrals brush collection. The right brushes will help you get the flawless finish you’re looking for! Which glo brush is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
We love this beautiful photo from our Inside Sales Consultant, Brittany! Our Cyto-luxe Collection is the perfect combination of luxury and science. Using phytostem technology, the Cyto-luxe Collection targets the primary causes of aging and delivers results.
Shop the full Cyto-luxe line here:
Friday, July 12, 2013
Guest Post by gloProfessional’s National Educator, Ami Shvartzman.
Eye makeup remover might not be as much fun as a bright new lipstick, but removing eye makeup is an essential part of my evening regimen (as it should be for anyone who is a regular makeup wearer). Taking off your makeup should be a pre-bedtime priority which is why it is so important to have a good eye makeup remover. An eye makeup remover needs to be gentle (so you’re not tugging around that sensitive eye area causing premature wrinkling) yet strong enough to completely remove eye makeup (so you don’t wake up with raccoon eyes, begin to lose your lashes or worse wake up with yesterday’s cat eye still on and a blemish in your eye area!).
glo Eye Makeup Remover is the perfect combination of both strong and mild. It is very gentle (it has been tested by both dermatologists and opthamologists) but it also very effectively removes the multiple layers of mascara and eyeliner I tend to apply without leaving a trace of residue. This oil-free formulation can be used all over the face as well without causing irritation. To whisk away your makeup at the end of the day just saturate that cotton ball with a bit of glo’s Ami Approved Eye Makeup Remover!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Hi Kate! I’m in the market for a new mascara! What are the benefits of each glo Mascara option?
Kate: Here is a quick mascara matchup!
Volumizing Mascara: Buildable, naturally voluminous lashes.
Lash Boosting Mascara: The all in one, take over the world mascara. Lengthens volumizes, strengthens, and plumps lashes.
Lash Lengthening Mascara: Length in numbers! Coats your lashes for length that goes for days!
Water Resistant Mascara: Bold black, no smudge, water resistant. Adds length, volume, and fierce fringe.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” - Margaret Fuller
Here at glo, we place a high emphasis on the importance of knowledge. Our Education Team prides itself on being up-to-date on the latest science and advancements in the world of skincare and beauty. Our National Educators, Ami Shvartzman and Janeena Billera, are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with us - and with a combined 20 years in the beauty industry we are happy to listen!
These talented ladies will not only be traveling the US to teach at glo workshops, but they will also be working together to create new looks using their favorite glo products! Stay tuned in the weeks to come for expert tips on everything from creating a dramatic smoky eye to picking the best colors for your skin tone.
Monday, July 8, 2013
A big congratulations to our Esprit de She Giveaway winners, Nicole and Kristin, on finishing the Cherry Creek 10K run! These lovely ladies had a great time running and enjoyed the post race festivities which included manicures, a delicious breakfast and lots of free goodies! To find a race near you and to learn more about our sponsorship with Esprit de She click here!
Be the first to sample products from our upcoming Fall launch! We are giving away two luxury samples of our newest glotherapetuics products to 1000 lucky fans! We will select 1000 winners on July 19th and winners will be notified via email. Click here to enter!
*Open to professional accounts and consumers. One entry per email address. Ends 12:00 PM MST July 19, 2013
*Open to professional accounts and consumers. One entry per email address. Ends 12:00 PM MST July 19, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
glo has some fabulous products and resources to help protect your skin from the sun, but sometimes a nasty sunburn can sneak up on you. We’ve all had those unfortunate circumstances where we have ended up turning a horrible shade of lobster red. Sunburns are sometimes difficult to cover because the skin is already so irritated and inflamed, which is why it is so important to treat as you cover!
Redness Relief Powder is a hybrid product meaning that it is both skin care and makeup. This is because it’s a cosmetic loose powder that helps mask redness but is also very beneficial for the skin. With ingredients like Caffeine (to help reduce redness and irritation), Honeysuckle (to condition and provide anti-bacterial benefits), Allantoin (to heal and soothe) and Aloe- glo’s Redness Relief Powder is life- changing for those suffering from skin conditions like rosacea and inflammation from acne. It can either be used daily all over the face, as a spot treatment post wax, post chemical peel, or to cover a sunburn. For an all in one product that helps to mask redness and treat inflammation the Redness Relief Powder is Ami Approved!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Happy 4th of July! To celebrate this patriotic holiday, Janeena and Ami, our lovely and talented National Educators, got together and created this gorgeous look! Janeena accentuated Ami’s porcelain skin with flattering patriotic colors. She started by mixing the Precision Eye Pencil in twilight with Eye Shadow in night raven (found in the Majestic Jungle Collection) which really made Ami’s brown eyes pop! Next, Dust 24k in silver served as the perfect highlight for Ami’s skin tone. Janeena finished the look with a pretty pop of color on Ami’s cheeks and lips!
Recreate this look using the following products:
Eye Shadow in Night Raven
Precision Eye Pencil in twilgiht
Dust 24K in silver
Hi Kate- What’s the best way to cover dark under eye circles?
Kate: Whether we blame a long night or our genetics, we’ve all suffered dark under eye circles at some point. Luckily there is a solution and glo minerals has it for you!
For dark circles, start with skin care. Find an eye cream like glo therapeutics Eye Restore. Eye cream is an essential foundation for combating any dark or puffy eye issues.
Next you want to grab glominerals Corrective Camouflage Kit. Use the yellow neutralizer to help tone down the dark circle. I like to apply my concealers with the Texture Eye Brush, this allows blended, airbrushed looking coverage and helps avoid the common pitfall of using too much product.
After I neutralize the area with the yellow concealer, I use my Concealer Under-Eye. (Tip: if you wear Pressed Base in golden medium you will most likely wear Concealer Under Eye in golden). Lay the dark shade down first to further neutralize and then layer the light shade on top.
If you still feel like your circles are showing through, tap Brightener Highlight Concealer under eyes to reflect light and erase any lingering shadows.
Expert tip: Another thing I love to do is keep my Eye Revitalize in the fridge. It is the first thing I put on in the morning after I wash my face to help with puffy dark eyes!