Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy National Lipstick Day!

National Lipstick Day

Happy National Lipstick Day! Celebrate this glamorous day by taking a look at our fantastic selection of Lipstick and Sheer Lipstick shades. Also check out these Lipstick tutorials:

glo minerals How-To: Ombre Lips
glo How-To: Lips That Last
Mix and Match Lip Combos

Monday, July 28, 2014

Climate Control: Makeup & Skincare Tips to Beat the Heat


Each season brings its own set of skincare challenges and summer is no exception. Humidity, heat waves and blasting air conditioners can all cause our skin to react in less than desirable ways. Our summer skin dilemmas often depend on our geographic location so we’re offering tips for every region!
Hot and Humid Climates: If your state falls into this category (hello South!) you are all too aware of the havoc humidity can wreak on your look. Fight the effects of humidity with lightweight moisturizing serums like B5 Hydration or Pure Hydration. These Serums will give your skin the drink of water it needs without the added heaviness associated with a moisturizer.
Next, apply a lightweight Primer to keep your makeup in place then apply Pressed Base. Pressed Base is a go-to product for anyone worried about humidity because it’s lightweight, long lasting, delivers semi-matte to matte coverage and won’t clog your pores. You can add even further humidity protection by finishing with Matte Finishing Powder or Perfecting Powder to help absorb oil and shine for a polished look.
Hot and Dry Climate: In states like Colorado and Utah the summer weather is hot and dry which can cause skin to feel tight, dry and flakey. You can combat the dry climate by picking a moisturizer that is lightweight but packed with strong moisturizing ingredients such as Oil Free Moisturizer.
It’s also important to remember to apply sunscreen daily in states with higher elevations because you are closer to the sun’s damaging rays. Here at the Denver office, which is located a mile above sea level, we love Moisturizing Tint SPF 30 because it provides color correction, moisture and has the SPF we need to stay pretty and protected!  
Hot and Hotter Climates: States like Arizona and New Mexico see highs in the upper 100s. And while there is little to no humidity, you still risk melting makeup due to extremely high temperatures. This may seem counterintuitive but adding a spritz of moisture with our Moist Hydration Mist will not only help keep you cool, but will help your mineral makeup last longer.
We also recommend trying a lightweight, moisturizing base such as Sheer Tint Base. This base feels almost non-existent on the skin while providing enough coverage to mask imperfections. In addition to its coverage, it is formulated with our signature blend of antioxidants to help nourish and protect your skin.

Air Conditioning Warning: Regardless of your location, most indoor offices, restaurants and shops blast the air conditioning in the summer. Air conditioners have a tendency to dry out the air leaving your skin feeling dry and dull. If you are an air conditioning addict try a soothing and moisturizing mask like Soothing Gel Mask once a week to help cool, calm and heal your skin.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

glo How-To: Barely There Perfection


Last week we showed you the blemish banishing power of glo minerals Sheer Tint Base. This week we created a similar simple barefaced looking using just five products. That’s right, this simply stunning look was created with five easy-to-use products making it the perfect option when you are in a hurry, running weekend errands or looking for something “au natural”. The foundation of this look is Moisturizing Tint SPF 30, which not only covers blemishes and evens out skintone, but takes care of your daily moisturizing and SPF needs too - cutting out a few steps from your skincare routine!

Give this look a try by following these five steps:
Step 1: Apply Moisturizing Tint SPF 30 using fingers (as pictured) or with the Texture or Liquid Foundation Brush.
Step 2: Using the Blush Brush apply Blush in bellini. This soft, peach shade naturally brightens all skintones.  
Step 3: Using the Eye Base Brush apply a quick swipe of Eye Shadow in harvest across entire lid.
Step 4: Apply two coats of Lash Boosting Mascara to help emphasize your eyes.
Step 5: Apply Protecting Lip Treatment SPF 15 in flirtini for a natural look that’s both polished and protected.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

glo How-To: Prep Your Skin for a "Barefaced" Makeup Look

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This month we’ve focused on creating a barefaced look using glo minerals products like Sheer Tint Base and Moisturizing Tint SPF 30. One important key to creating a gorgeous fresh faced look is prepping your skin correctly. Pairing the right skin care products with non-comedogenic makeup makes creating a natural, no-fuss look simple:

Step 1: Start with a brightening exfoliant like Brightening Polish. This facial scrub immediately brightens and refreshes skin by removing dead skin cells and debris to enhance the absorption of natural brighteners.

Step 2: Continue to bump up the brightness by applying 15% Vitamin C. Not only does this light-weight serum help transform your skin's clarity and reduce the appearance of fine lines but it also helps brighten your overall complexion.

Step 3: Maybe the most important step in prepping your skin for a barefaced look is applying a lightweight moisturizer. Oil Free Moisturizer or B5 Hydration are both great choices and will help create a soft, healthy canvas to work with. Just be sure to wait until the moisturizer is completely absorbed before beginning your makeup application.

Step 4: If you are looking for a dewy fresh-faced look, apply a small drop of Face Essence all over your face or just on your cheekbone adding a luminescent but natural glow.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

glo How-To: Barefaced Beauty


Are blemishes, redness and acne scars holding you back from trying the barefaced look? It’s time to ignore the idea that you have to have “perfect skin” to try this look. Our lovely model Juli says she avoided following the barefaced trend because  “I have blemishes and redness around my chin that never seems to go away.” To show Juli that a minimal makeup look was possible, we enlisted the help of our National Makeup Artist, Janeena, who helped Juli get the barefaced look using glo minerals Sheer Tint Base.

“Just because this is a sheer foundation doesn’t mean it won't give you adequate coverage. What I love about it is that it covers blemishes and evens out skin tone while still letting your skin’s natural beauty shine through,” says Janeena. On Juli she applied Sheer Tint Base in golden with the Texture Brush to cover blemishes and camouflage redness. Without using any other camouflage, Janeena was able to create a natural, healthy and radiant complexion. Sheer Tint Base delivers a slightly dewy finish while also nourishing and protecting your skin which is why it’s a great choice for the hot summer months!

“I love the final look, it is so natural and I feel confident knowing that I can recreate this look with little effort” says Juli, “It’s perfect for the weekends and work days when I am running late. Knowing that I can achieve such flawless coverage so simply makes my busy life a bit less complicated.”

To create a similar barefaced look follow these steps:

Step 1: Apply Sheer Tint Base using the Texture Brush
Step 2: Apply Blush in innocent to your cheekbones
Step 3: Apply a quick swipe of Eye Shadow in sand pebble across entire lid
Step 4: Apply one coat of Lash Boosting Mascara
Step 5: Finish with Protecting Lip Treatment SPF 15 in champagne punch

Monday, July 14, 2014

Five Reasons We Love Cream Blush

Love Cream Blush

1) Packs a Punch - Cream Blush might look bright but don’t let that scare you! Once applied and blended, Cream Blush delivers a perfectly sheer and natural looking flush. It’s the perfect solution when you want to brighten up your face with a pretty pop of color!

2) Moisturizing Must-Have - We love applying Cream Blush when creating a dewy look, which is perfect for balmy summer days. Because the cream based formula adds an extra boost of moisture the result is radiant, healthy look skin!

3) Easy Application - While you can apply Cream Blush with the Cream Blush Brush it can also be applied on-the-go with clean fingers. Simply dot the product on the apples of your cheeks then blend outwards.

4) Forgiving Formula - Cream Blush is very forgiving as long as you remember that blending is key. If the color looks too bright or you applied too much just keep blending. Trust us, it’s almost impossible to mess up!

5) Multi-Functional Fun - In addition to being a gorgeous, moisturizing blush, this multi-tasking product doubles as a great matte lip color. One of our favorite lip combos is Cream Blush in fig with Lip Tint in clearly tango on top! It’s perfect for a summer punch of color!

Our Favorite Cream Blushes:
Cream Blush in fig
Cream Blush in guava

Friday, July 11, 2014

Favorite Fan Photos

We love seeing your photos on Facebook and Instagram! Here are some of our favorites from the past couple of months! Just a reminder, if you are going to share these photos please credit their owners :)

(Photo Credit: Instagram @ashleyneu)

(Photo Credit: Instagram @delcarmenskincare)
(Photo Credit: Instagram @deniseelliottmakeup)

(Photo Credit: Instagram @angelicasclosetblog)

(Photo Credit: Instagram @glotherapeuticsmx)

(Photo Credit: Instagram @glotherapeuticsmx)

(Photo Credit: Instagram @beautybytanci)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Product Spotlight: Skin Sets for Dry and Oily Skin

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Put your best face forward with our all-new Skin Sets for normal/dry and normal/oily skin. Each of these kits contain 5 best-selling skin care essentials to help your skin look and feel its best. Both collections are designed to balance, brighten and purify with light hydrators, botanicals and refining agents to help keep your skin healthy, polished and hydrated without weighing it down.

At $34 for 5 travel sized products this is the perfect starter kit for anyone new to glo and wanting to learn about our systematic approach to skin care. Each product is less than 3.5 fl oz making these sets perfect for airline travel. You no longer have to worry about taking time off from your skincare routine while you travel!

  • Purifying Gel Cleanser (2 fl. oz.) - Our #1 cleanser purifies skin without stripping away natural moisture. Salicylic Acid deeply cleanses pores while antioxidants protect and soothe the skin.
  • Brightening Polish (0.75 fl. oz.) - Jojoba Esters provide gentle exfoliation and enhance the absorption of natural brighteners including Kojic Acid and Lumiskin .
  • Refining Mask (0.75 fl. oz.) - Oil-absorbing Kaolin clay purifies skin and calms irritation while blemish-fighting Sulfur, Zinc Oxide and Tea Tree Oil reduce the appearance of pores and refine skin's texture.
  • Oil Free Moisturizer (0.75 fl. oz.) - Moisturizes, hydrates and protects with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and Algae Extract. This lightweight blend gently smooths across skin and is easily absorbed for a barely-there feel.
  • Vital Eye Cream (0.1 fl. oz.) - Recommended for dry or oily skin, Eyeliss prevents and reduces under eye circles while Matricaria Extract, Vitamin E and Milk Thistle support skin's natural barrier.

  • Hydrating Gel Cleanser (2 fl. oz.) - Gentle sugar surfactants thoroughly cleanse skin with a light foaming action. Blue Lotus, an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory plant extract, fights free radicals while peptide-rich Purisoft protects and purifies.
  • Brightening Polish (0.75 fl. oz.) - Jojoba Esters provide gentle exfoliation and enhance the absorption of natural brighteners including Kojic Acid and Lumiskin .
  • Restorative Mask (0.75 fl. oz.) - Deeply hydrates with Evening Primrose, Black Currant Oil and Soy Isoflavones, improving elasticity. Nourishing and nutrient-rich Wild Yam, A a and Red Clover soothe and restore skin's strength.
  • Conditioning Hydration Cream (0.75 fl. oz.) - Recommended for normal, dry and sensitive skin, antioxidant-rich Conditioning Hydration Cream strengthens and fortifies skin with a blend of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Soy Isoflavones and Vitamin E.
  • Vital Eye Cream (0.1 fl. oz.) - Recommended for dry or oily skin, Eyeliss prevents and reduces under eye circles while Matricaria Extract, Vitamin E and Milk Thistle support skin's natural barrier.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Sun Protection


The holiday weekend is almost here and it’s time to get serious about this weekend’s skincare plan. Our glo therapeutics skincare collection offers several options that deliver unsurpassed sun protection without the greasy, oily feeling often associated with sunscreen:

Oil Free SPF 40+: One of our top-selling products, this sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection while providing the skin nourishing hydrators and antioxidants. The oil free formula is recommended for all skin types, and is great even for those with oily skin. Plus, it absorbs quickly and looks completely natural under makeup.

SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer: This multitasker does double duty as a sunscreen and moisturizer making it a great addition to your morning routine. Formulated with 5% Zinc Oxide and Jojoba Oil, SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer is a safe and non-irritating physical sun protectant that offers broad-spectrum UVB and UVA sunscreen.

Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+: The newest addition to the glo sun protection team, this sunscreen is a triple threat! Not only does it offer broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to guard against the sun's damaging rays but it delivers the perfect amount sheer coverage AND hydrates the skin!

In addition to these 3 fabulous formulas from glo therapeutics, our mineral makeup line also delivers sun protection. Our Pressed Base, Loose Base, and Protective Liquid Foundation all contain the equivalent of SPF 18+ in sun protection and our Luxe Liquid Foundation has an SPF of 15!

With all of these options you really have no excuse so celebrate your healthy, beautiful and protected skin and apply that SPF today and everyday!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

glo How-To: Peach Perfection

We love the bold orange lip statements adorning this season's magazine covers and runways. For a more wearable look, we put together a gorgeous collection of peach-hued products that will flatter all skin tones. The Peach Perfection Collection is available for a limited time exclusively at your local Beauty Brands and online. This collection contains four perfectly peach products that will help you create a gorgeous summer look.

4 simple steps to the perfect peach glo

1. Apply Jeweled Eye Pencil in fizz from upper lash line to crease
2. Add 3-in-1 Color Stick in dollface to apple of cheeks and blend
3. Apply Lipstick in spark to lips
4. Finish with Gloss in delight

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bare-Faced Perfection

This month we will be exploring the popular "no makeup" makeup look featuring our Sheer Tint Base and Loose Base. Be on the lookout for upcoming tutorials, tips and bare-faced inspiration!

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