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9 Hidden Benefits of Mineral Makeup Foundation

November 4th, 2016 • Posted by glo minerals • Permalink

Mineral makeup is all the rage, and for good reason. Made from minerals like mica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, mineral foundation is better for your skin than regular makeup.

Here are nine things you probably didn’t know about mineral makeup foundation that might make you make the switch.

1.  Mineral Foundation Helps Provide Sun Protection- Used in conjunction with your daily SPF, mineral makeup foundation can help defend your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. There are two types of sunscreen, physical and chemical. Physical sunscreen contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the two minerals most commonly found in mineral makeup. While chemical sunscreen contains ingredients like Oxybenzone and Octinoxate that absorb the sun’s rays, physical sunscreen blocks the sun, deflecting UVA and UVB rays.

2. Mineral Makeup Foundation Provides Better Coverage- Traditional cosmetics often contain talc, a bulking agent that leads to a formula that’s heavier on the skin and less pigmented. With a poorly pigmented foundation, you might find yourself layering on more and more product to get the look and coverage you want. Traditional cosmetics often contain talc, a bulking agent that leads to a formula that’s heavier…

3. Mineral Makeup Looks Great on Camera- “With HD cameras you can see everything,” says Stephanie Panek, Key Makeup Artist on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie. “A makeup artist has to go in and cover any spots, flaws or discoloration with makeup so that it doesn’t show on camera.” She loves using mineral powder foundations because of their natural, full coverage look. “Two of my male actors do not like to wear makeup but allow me to use the mineral foundations because it’s fast, gives full coverage, and it doesn’t look like they are wearing makeup.”

4. Mineral Makeup Foundation Won’t Settle into Fine Lines- The best foundation is one that you apply and forget. However, many traditional foundations contain talc, which feels heavy on the skin. Traditional foundation also commonly settles into fine lines and wrinkles, causing creasing. Mineral makeup is like a second skin, with a barely-there feel.

5. Mineral Makeup Is Suitable for All Skin Types- Oily, dry or combination, mineral makeup foundation works well for every skin type. However, your skin type will determine the manner in which you apply your foundation. For all skin types, it is essential to moisturize every morning before your makeup application, so your minerals have a hydrated surface to lie on. For oily and combination skin, use a mattifying powder on your t-zone to keep the midday oil at bay, and for dry skin, use a hydrating mist to hydrate your minerals and refresh your skin.

6. Mineral Makeup is Rosacea-Friendly- Since mineral makeup is free of skin-irritating ingredients like talc and chemical dyes, it’s a good choice for those that suffer from rosacea. Not only is mineral makeup rosacea-friendly, it effectively helps cover and correct surface redness to conceal the side effects.

7. Mineral Makeup is Good for Acne-Prone Skin- Mineral makeup is good for acneic (or acne-prone) skin for the same reason mineral makeup is good for rosacea. With a non-irritating, non-comedogenic formula, mineral foundation won’t clog your pores, causing further breakouts.

8. Mineral Makeup is Good for Sensitive Skin- Minerals are non-occlusive, allowing skin to breathe and function normally without being suffocated. Dermatologists and skincare professionals often use mineral makeup to help protect their clients’ sensitive skin.

9. Mineral Makeup Foundation is Long-Wearing- Makeup artists often use mineral makeup on set because it creates a smooth, even complexion and it lasts. Michelle Radow, makeup artist of HBO’s The Brink, says, “glo minerals products are such high quality, you can feel it during the application process and see it after a 14 hour shooting day.” Wear your mineral foundation with primer to make it last even longer.

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Foundation Guide: Find Your Formula

August 25th, 2016 • Posted by glo minerals • Permalink

Equally as important as selecting the perfect foundation shade is picking the right formula for your skin type and desired look. When your skin and base work together the end result is a flawless finish that will last longer and look more natural.

glo minerals offers five foundation formulations with varying finishes and coverage levels across skin types. Finish Finish is the look the foundation has on your skin.

◦Semi-matte gives a soft, matte look without shine on the face.

◦Satin is a natural looking sheen.

◦Dewy creates a luminous glow.


Coverage: Coverage level is the degree to which foundation covers your skin.

◦Sheer foundation lets your natural skin show through, giving a light touch of color.

◦Medium coverage will cover more skin imperfections like mild acne, hyperpigmentation and redness.

◦Full coverage provides the maximum amount of cover for major skin imperfections like moderate to severe acne, Rosacea, bruising and more. This will give the skin a completely flawless look, great for photo shoots and weddings.


Skin Type: Skin type has to do with the natural oil production of your skin.

◦Dry skin often feels tight, usually around the forehead, nose or chin. There may be flaking or dry patches.

◦Oily skin over produces oil throughout the day, giving the skin a shiny appearance. ◦Combination skin is both oily and dry.

◦Normal skin feels even and balanced.


Formula Type

Pressed Base Finish: Semi-matte Coverage Level: Sheer to full Skin Type: All skin types. Pressed Base has a semi-matte finish. Depending on the brush used for application, you can easily sheer it out or layer on the coverage. Use a kabuki or sponge applicator for more coverage or a loose powder brush for less. This makes Pressed Base a great setting powder as well! This pressed mineral foundation is suitable for all skin types.

Protective Liquid Foundation Satin Finish: Satin Coverage Level: Medium to full Skin Type: Normal to dry. Protective Liquid Foundation Satin gives a natural finish. This liquid mineral foundation offers medium to full coverage, best for normal to dry skin. To keep application on the lighter side, try the Texture Brush.

Loose Base Finish: Dewy Coverage Level: Medium to full Skin Type: All skin types Loose Base is a loose mineral foundation that creates a dewy finish with medium to full coverage. Since Loose Base gives the skin a light glow, it’s best for normal to dry skin.

Sheer Tint Base Finish: Dewy Coverage Level: Sheer Skin Type: All but oily Sheer Tint Base also provides a dewy finish for a healthy glow. This sheer liquid formula is designed for all but oily skin.

Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 18 Finish: Dewy Coverage Level: Sheer to medium Skin Type: All but oily Luxe Liquid Foundation creates a luminous, dewy complexion with sheer to medium coverage thanks to light-diffusing diamond powder. This foundation is best for all but only skin. If you’re looking for a multitasker, try Moisturizing Tint SPF 30 for moisturizer, sunscreen and color in one or Tinted Primer SPF 30 for a primer color combo. Set your mineral makeup with a light finishing powder to extend wear. Top it off with a spritz of a hydrating setting spray to hydrate.


by glo Editorial Team

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Keeping a Natural Look on Your Wedding Day

June 24th, 2016 • Posted by Glo Professional • Permalink

*Go easy on the eyes. Black mascara and eyeliner is the most popular, but if you’re not accustomed to wearing eye makeup, it can look softer and more subtle to use a deep grey or dark brown instead. Try Precise Micro Eyeliner in charcoal or black/brown.

*Select a few features to highlight. One of the keys to keeping a more natural look is to avoid trying too many things at once. Start with your favorite features. You can play up your eyes with some false lashes but keep the lip soft and sweet, or make your skin glow with a little bronzer and keep the eyes minimal.

*Be descriptive with your makeup artist. “Natural wedding makeup” can mean a thousand different things, so instead of telling your makeup artist you want your bridal makeup to look natural, describe what you like and dislike about makeup looks. Do you want a warm glow? Do you hate the feel of sticky lip products? Be descriptive and bring pictures of examples.

*Don’t try anything new on the big day. Your wedding day is not the time to rock a new lip color! It’s incredibly important to book a trial appointment with your makeup artist before the wedding so you can select the right colors and test out your wedding makeup. One luxury of doing your own makeup is the ability to thoroughly test products ahead of time and as many times as you want!

*Avoid dramatic lip colors. Skip the reds and berries, and create a timeless look by selecting a lipstick that’s just a couple shades darker than your own lip color. Our picks are Suede Matte Crayon in monogram or trademark for fair to medium skin tones or demure for medium to dark skin tones. If you dislike the feeling of wearing lip products, avoid anything with a thick or glossy texture. To create a stained look, lightly blot a lipstick against your lips to deposit sheer color, then finish the look with a layer of lip balm. If you’re tempted to go bold, give your lip color a test run at another event leading up to the wedding – like a bridal shower or bachelorette party. If you look back at the pictures and think, “Who is that person?” it’s probably not a shade you’ll want to wear on the big day.

*Select makeup that feels good on your skin. Avoid heavy cosmetics! Makeup that feels natural on your skin will keep you from worrying about how you look, especially if you don’t wear much (or any) makeup on a regular basis. Avoid powders with Talc, which can not only feel heavy but also settle into fine lines.

*And lastly, remember that there are no rules! Your natural wedding makeup look should be true to you and your version of natural. Don’t let anyone talk you into (or bully you out of) anything.

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