It’s easy to grab a red lip and call yourself Valentine’s Day ready, but this year, we wanted to amp up our usual date night routine for something a little more dramatic- without adding any extra time. Enter the dark red lip. It’s not your usual bright, blue-red hue, but a rich, cool red that adds depth and dimension to any look. Pair it with a vibrant plum-berry liner and you’ve just transformed your look into something unexpected- we know your valentines will love!
To ensure a flawless application of her base and leave her skin looking dewy and natural, she used Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ as her moisturizer/primer. This is one of our favorite multi-tasking products because it can be worn alone, as a primer, or mixed with a liquid foundation for custom color and formula.
Apply Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ using clean fingertips.
Create a slight cat eye with Liquid Ink. Apply a small amount to center of upper lash line and gradually work line towards the outer corner of eyes, raising the line up towards temples, creating a slight flick.
To deepen and perfect outer wing, work line from the outer corner in, towards the center of lash line, using small strokes until desired thickness is achieved.
PRO TIP: PRO TIP: Soak a pointed cotton swab with Gentle Makeup Remover to define and clean up edges of outer wing. Practice makes perfect!
Line and fill lips with Precision Lip Pencil in shade Pronto, lighty fusing the two lip shades together.
As you can see, it’s possible to create a memorable Valentine’s day look with the same amount of effort as your daily routine. Are you ready to try this look out for yourself? Be sure to use #discoveryourglo on Instagram so we can see how you make this look your own!
Easing the signs of aging is not a new concept. Take a look back thousands of years and you’ll see similarities in the focus on youthful, radiant looking skin. Here at Glo Skin Beauty, we strive to focus on prevention as much as possible, but understand that for some, more than just prevention is necessary.
What Happens to the Skin as it Ages
Aging is associated with two main factors: internal and external. Internal factors such as genetic influence and the natural wear and slow down processes of hormones have an influence on the skin’s aging process- about 10-20 percent. Unfortunately, internal factors cannot be prevented, but by understanding how the skin is changing, it is possible to alter one’s regimen to encourage cells to act in a more youthful manner and help encourage the production of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid. As the body ages during and after menopause, estrogen, the hormone responsible for cell turnover, levels lower, leading to accelerated signs of aging. As skin’s normal functions slow down, skin becomes dry and thin, while losing elasticity- making it prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
The other main factor that contributes to skin’s signs of aging is external. External factors include how and where we live and account for roughly 80-90 percent of the skin’s aging symptoms. Things such as diet, sleeping habits, smoking, medications, skincare habits and sun exposure can dramatically accelerate signs of aging. Did you know, the sun is the most damaging external factor, with 80-90% of external aging caused by UV exposure. The sun’s rays are able to penetrate into the dermis and can permanently alter DNA, resulting in a break down of collagen and elastin, causing photoaging. With that being said, there is hope! External factors can be prevented! By leading a healthy lifestyle, incorporating sunscreen and a Vitamin C serum daily, and following even a basic skin care regimen, it is possible to slow the effects of external factors on the skin.
How to Firm Skin
Whether you’re just starting your skincare journey or in the midst of seeing your skin’s signs of aging, we have products developed with advanced technology to help prevent and possibly reverse signs of aging. Glo Skin Beauty’s Firm Skin Solution helps improve skin renewal and increase hydration levels to firm, condition and protect the skin with antioxidants, Retinol and peptides.
This heavyweight moisturizer firms and repairs, while delivering critical hydration to bring life back to dull, dry skin with visible signs of aging. Because of its ultra-rich formula, this cream is best used at night.
Gladback: inhibits expression genes involved in aging, preserves collagen and increases skin’s thickness while improving microcirculation
Ergothioneine: antioxidant that helps skin use oxygen efficiently
Advanced anti-aging ingredients infused in this luxurious cream help preserve a youthful radiance. By providing more than just hydration, this heavyweight moisturizer targets aging concerns, including hyperpigmentation, and leaves a smoother-looking complexion. Because of its ultra-rich formula, this cream is best used at night.
Buddleja Davidii Stems G: inhibits collagenase
Derm SRC: increases production of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid
The ultimate remedy for dry, dehydrated skin. Helps improve elasticity and the appearance of overall skin health. Apply a smooth, even layer after cleansing and toning, leave for 10 minutes then remove with a soft, damp cloth. For added hydration, allow to absorb overnight.
Finding makeup that doesn’t interfere with your skincare routine is essential to overall skin health. What’s the point of spending time and money working to reverse your signs of aging if your makeup accentuates fine lines and wrinkles? Glo Skin Beauty’s mineral makeup products were designed to work seamlessly with our skincare products to help give a youthful glow. Use Fill Perfecting Primer to soften the appearance of wrinkles and brighten with light-reflective pigments. Choose Luminous Liquid Foundation SPF 18 and Luminous Setting Powder to blur fine lines with diamond powder. Incorporate Liquid Bright Concealer as your primary color correction tool.
There’s nothing like the relief of sorting through your makeup drawer and singling out your favorite products. Usually, we keep a product around because of the role it plays in our makeup routine and we especially love when beauty products serve multiple purposes, as it saves us time and space. In an effort to save our favorite girls on the go some much-needed extra time, we’ve put together a list of our favorite multi-tasking beauty products. Wondering where the multi-tasking skin products are? Click here.
Cream Stay Shadow Stick
Talk about maximum versatility for an all-day eye statement. Our Cream Stay Shadow Sticks deliver bold, dimensional hues for 24 hour wear with a base, shadow and liner in one. And don’t forget about the built-in sharpener to maintain the perfect point. Available in six shades.
How to Use:
Apply on the high points of the face as a highlighter
Apply as shadow base
Use to line eye for bold definition
Apply and blend for a smoky effect
Tinted Primer SPF 30
This silky, oil-free primer formula is the ultimate overachiever. Tinted Primer SPF 30not only retexturizes the skin to prepare it for the rest of your makeup, but also contains pure mineral sun protection that glides on to instantly even skin tone, mask imperfections and provide all day coverage. Available in four shades.
How to Use:
Wear alone for sheer radiance
Use as a traditional primer to prep foundation for a flawless complexion
Mix with a thicker foundation to sheer out coverage or create a customized color
This beautiful Contour Kit features four blendable and buildable shades to enhance features and create dimension for a flawless look. These versatile palettes shouldn’t be limited to only the face, use the contour shades as a bronzer for your body, including your shoulders and décolleté or as an eye shadow palette. Available in two shade options.
How to Use:
Use Contour Shades 1 and 2 to sculpt face, neck, shoulders and décolleté
Use the Shimmer Highlight shades to bring light to high points of face and body
Use Matte Highlight shades to reduce shine on T-zone
Apply the Matte Highlight shade in Medium to Dark Contour Kit to reduce mild redness
Spritz brush with Hydration Mist and mix with the Shimmer Highlight shades to create a cream highlighter
For a natural eyeshadow base, use Shimmer Highlight and Matte Highlight shades on lids as well as highlight on inner corner of eyes and brow bones.
Bring neutral depth to the crease and lower lashline with Contour Shades 1 and 2.
Having a core group of products with multiple uses is crucial for girls (or guys!) on the go, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite multi-tasking products to combat all of your skincare needs. To see our favorite multi-tasking beauty products click here.
Daily Polishing Cleanser
Sometimes all you need is a gentle cleanse to remove makeup, but sometimes you need a little more oomf when it comes to a cleanser. But why carry around three different cleansers when you can carry just one? Enter Daily Polishing Cleanser– your one stop shop to refreshed, smooth and radiant skin. This unique 3-in-1 powder formula cleanses, exfoliates and brightens in just one step.
Jojoba Beads: smooth spheres that provide gentle emollient exfoliation and help deliver active ingredients directly to the skin. Made from a natural wax, this is an environmentally-safe alternative to Polyethylene Beads.
CelluloScrub: Provides gentle mechanical exfoliation to help slough away dead cells to smooth skin’s surface and allow active ingredients to work more effectively. Made from modified cellulose extracted from wood pulp, this 100% renewable and biodegradable ingredient is an excellent alternative to Polyethylene Beads.
Sepiwhite MSH: a fast, safe and effective lightening agent made of natural amino acids. It effectively lightens, repairs and prevents skin hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanin-stimulating MSH.
Salicylic Acid: an oil-loving Beta Hydroxy Acid that stimulates exfoliation in the skin, clearing pores and promoting new cell growth. Reduces inflammation and smooths skin’s surface. Powerful acne-fighting ingredient.
How to Use:
Pour a small amount of powder into hands
Add water to create a creamy consistency
Massage onto dampened face using light, circular movements for 60 seconds
Rinse thoroughly with warm water
Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+
Who needs separate products for primer, moisturizer, tint and suncare when you can combine it in one? Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ is the ultimate quadruple threat. The formula provides moisture to combat dehydration and dryness, while added broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection guards against the sun’s damaging rays. In addition, a sheer, natural-looking tint helps lightly even tone and provide the skin with additional radiance. Available in 4 shade options.
Avobenzone: A sunscreen agent often used in skincare because of its capability of absorbing the full range of UVA rays, helping reduce the risk of premature aging and skin cancer.
Octinoxate: a widely used sunscreen which absorbs UVB rays and protects against UV light induced DNA alterations.
Octisalate: a safe UVB absorbing sunscreen, generally used in combination with other UV filters.
Oxybenzone: a sunscreen ingredient that absorbs UVB and shortwave UVA rays.
How to Use:
Wear alone for a sheer tint and dewy finish
Wear as a primer under your favorite Glo Skin Beauty base
Mix with any liquid foundation to create a more sheer coverage
Serums pack powerful results because their active, concentrated formulas boast ingredients with smaller molecular sizes, allowing them to penetrate deep into the skin. But finding multiple serums to remedy all of your skin needs can be tricky, which is why we love Renew Serum. This cross-over product helps target multiple skin concerns at once: it stimulates mild exfoliation, improves the appearance of texture and draws out impurities, while minimizing the look of pores for cleared, refined skin.
Retinol 1%: Smooths skin’s texture. Promotes the normalization of follicular epithelial desquamation, reduces cellular cohesion, promotes drainage of existing comedones and prevents the development of microcomedones (the precursor of all acne lesions).
Glycolic Acid 7%: An Alpha Hydroxy Acid that stimulates exfoliation and treats photoaging by improving skin texture, uneven pigmentation and fine lines.
Salicylic Acid 1%: an oil-loving Beta Hydroxy Acid that stimulates exfoliation in the skin, clearing pores and promoting new cell growth. Reduces inflammation and smooths skin’s surface. Powerful acne-fighting ingredient.
How to Use:
Cleanse and tone face
Apply Renew Serum to entire face or just problem areas 2-7 times per week at night
Follow with moisturizer if needed (allow 30 minutes to penetrate prior to moisturizer)
With the holiday season in full swing, it can be hard to manage all of the last minute gifts you may find yourself searching for. From your family to friends to co-workers, you know there is a present out there for everyone, you just have to find it. Although skin and beauty purchases are usually very personal and unique, gifting the right products can show someone that you truly care and understand their needs, which is why we’ve rounded up the top products for everyone on your list.
Moms will love our Phyto-Active Face Cream for its luxurious texture and wrinkle-fighting plant stem cells. This ultra-rich moisturizer will give her smoother-looking, refreshed skin and enhanced radiance- without a trip to the spa.
She’s been your go-to for beauty advice for as long as you can remember, but this holiday you can be the first to introduce her to her new favorite Contour Kit. In addition to helping her sculpt and highlight, it’s the perfect travel kit as it can also be used as an eye shadow or brow powder palette.
Through thick and thin, she’s been there for everything- why not surprise her with the ultimate power duo? Enter our Daily Power C and Daily Hydration serums. Daily Power C will protect her from environmental pollutants, while Daily Hydration restores skin’s suppleness with an instant dose of hydration.
Anyone with a little one knows that sleep is not guaranteed in the early stages of motherhood. Help the new mom in your life by gifting her our Phyto-Active Eye Serum to help reduce puffiness and dark circles. Pair it with a relaxing spa treatment and she’ll be back to feeling like her old self in no time!
Looking for something a little lower on the price scale, but still a great present? Try gifting a couple Suede Matte or Cream Glaze crayons. These handy lip products are easy to apply and will last all day, leaving her more time to spend with her new baby.
Needing your gifts before Christmas? Check out our Store Locator to find a retailer near you! Make sure to give them a call before to ensure they have the products you need in stock.
Every makeup artist has his or her favorite tips and tricks for making a day of makeup applications run smoother. From extra hair clips to breath mints to multiples of each brush, being prepared on the job goes a long way. Even if you’re not a professional makeup artist, being prepared like the pros can help relieve stress when you’re getting ready for a big night. Take a look at some of our favorite makeup kit must-haves and see the full list of items below.
Skincare items are essential for both pros and everyday makeup users alike. The most important tip to a flawless makeup application is clean, prepped skin. For pros working on multiple clients per day, be sure to carry a variety of products that can be used on different skin types like our Hydrating Gel Cleanser, Balancing Mist and Oil-Free Moisturizer. If you’re only working on yourself or one client, choose products based on individual skin type and skin concerns.
Be prepared on the job with a variety of different disposable tools such as mascara wands, lip wands and makeup wipes. As an everyday user, you can never go wrong with carrying a few extras in your kit in case you find yourself wanting to mix shades without ruining the original product.
Essential Makeup Products
Variety is key when it comes to a professional’s makeup arsenal. Multiple shades and formulas for base, lip, cheek and brow are essential as each client will have different preferences. However, for just one individual, having your correct shade and formula is key. Regardless of your makeup knowledge, make sure you keep Lip Balm, Brush Cleaner and Gentle Makeup Remover.
Everyone needs to carry tweezers, a mirror and hairspray. Pros especially, don’t forget to include your palette and spatula and multiples of each brush to ensure a clean application. Everyday users, think about condensing palettes or carrying multi-use products, like our Contour Kit which doubles as an eye shadow palette.
Now for the good stuff! Carrying a Tide pen, eye drops, a lint roller and double sided tape is great for personal or professional use. You never know when you or a friend is going to need a quick fix. For pros- make sure you have a great carrying case for your tools and products and remember to bring a body towel to keep product from interfering with outfits.
What products do you carry in your kits? We want to know! Let us know in the comments below.
Skin sensitivity can occur for a variety of different reasons at any point in life due to a compromised epidermal barrier. When the skin’s most superficial layer is compromised, symptoms such as redness, irritation and stinging may occur. Strong chemical peels, over-exfoliation, sun exposure and product sensitivity may contribute to increasing skin’s reactivity levels, but rest assured, Glo Skin Beauty provides an entire subcategory of products directed at this common skin concern.
Though seemingly similar, sensitive skin symptoms should not be confused with those of Rosacea. Unlike skin sensitivity which can be calmed and cured, Rosacea is an incurable condition with persistent flushing, inflammation and redness of the nose and cheeks. Although there is no cure, there are medications and products which can help manage the symptoms. If you or your client is concerned about this condition, a medical consultation is advised.
How to Calm Skin
Help calm irritable skin with products that gently hydrate, condition and soothe redness while reinforcing and protecting the skin’s natural barrier. Our Calm Skin Solutions products include ingredients to offer soothing relief while avoiding added fragrance and dyes, which can irritate sensitive skin.
Removes makeup, oil and debris while respecting the skin’s natural moisture balance. This light cream cleanser is designed to gently cleanse even the most sensitive skin for a refreshed complexion without irritation.
Oat Beta Glucan: promotes healing
Desert Date Fruit Extract: effectively cleanses the skin
Calms and hydrates even the most sensitive skin by providing an instant cooling relief with a unique blend of soothing essential oils. Prepares skin for serum and moisturizer application but can even be used on top of makeup.
Rose Flower Water: protects and and preserves skin
Whether you’re sensitive everyday or just after a treatment, Glo Skin Beauty’s mineral makeup products are well-suited to help calm the skin. Plus, they can help mask and conceal any redness. Choose concealers with yellow undertones such as Liquid Bright Concealer in the shade Brighten or Redness Relief Powder.
Do you have sensitive skin? Which products do you find help hydrate, condition and soothe? Let us know in the comments below!
Lip trends change with the seasons and typically, we think of a lip color as finishing a look. But for fall 2017, we want lip color to be the look. These lip trends take us across the spectrum from bare to berried, which means there’s something for everyone.
The first trend is all about “baring” your lips. In the same way every woman needs a little black dress, every woman needs a go-to nude lip in her makeup arsenal. A classic nude lip is timeless and forgiving and helps elevate any look. However, not all nudes are created equally. Some are matte, some are gloss, others have warm undertones, while some are cool. Finding flattering nudes that can complement any look is essential to executing this popular fall trend.
Worried about finding the right nude? Glo Skin Beauty has you covered with our latest limited edition kit: Fall in Love with Nudes. This incredible collection contains four versatile lip shades and finishes with a combined savings of 50 percent, allowing you to match a nude to your mood.
French Nude Lipstick: a perfect earthy rose with a creamy, satin finish
Monogram Suede Matte Crayon: an ultra matte and rich deep nude
Chiffon Cream Glaze Crayon: a high shine, soft petal pink
Naked Gloss: a fresh, peach nude
Whether used alone or combined, these four products will help you create the ultimate nude lip, perfect for any occasion.
If you’re in the mood for a lip that packs a punch, be sure to check out the other end of our Fall Trends spectrum, which includes our “berried” options. These deep berries and wines make a comeback this season, as a great burgundy lip is hard to beat. Each of these four shades aligns perfectly with warmth and saturation of the changing seasons to give you the bold look you crave:
Date Night Lipstick: a rich, deep berry with incredible saturation
The feeling of smooth, clean skin after receiving a professional treatment is hard to beat, but sometimes our finances don’t align with our skincare wants and needs. Instead of skipping out on treatments all together, think about investing in some key products for at-home care. These products can help extend the skin nourishing benefits in between treatments and make everyday feel like you’re at the spa.
Restorative Cream $50: A staple for anyone with dry, dehydrated skin, Restorative Cream is a rich moisturizer that delivers skin-strengthening antioxidants to protect and repair the skin. A nutritive blend of conditioning agents and botanical extracts envelop your skin, resulting in a softer, rejuvenated complexion.
LIP and EYE
Contour Eye Lift $44: Condition and strengthen the sensitive eye area for a visibly uplifted and refreshed appearance with Contour Eye Lift. This ultra-soothing, silky formula delivers long-lasting hydration thanks to key ingredients that help support skin’s natural healing and protection mechanisms.
Lip Revival $34: If you’re looking for a way to achieve fuller, smoother lips, look no further than Lip Revival. This treatment is rich in ingredients designed to increase hydration while causing a visible volumizing effect.
Refresh Facial Polish $30: Awaken tired, sluggish skin while working to clear pores and remove dead skin cells and debris for a smoother-looking complexion with Refresh Facial Polish. Environmentally-friendly scrubbing beads and Papaya Enzymes provide gentle mechanical and chemical exfoliation, while a refreshing mint scent lends a cooling tingle to revive skin and awaken the senses.
Phyto-Active Cream Cleanser $46: Rinse away impurities while preparing skin to effectively receive peptides and plant stem cells with Phyto-Active Cream Cleanser. This combination of cleansing and conditioning agents leaves skin looking and feeling smooth, soft and refreshed with improved radiance.
Glycolic Resurfacing Toner $36: Clear congested skin, refine pores, brighten and smooth overall texture with Glycolic Resurfacing Toner. This powerful blend of ingredients combines exfoliation and brightening with antioxidants, providing visible results and uncovering a renewed, balanced complexion.
Daily Polishing Cleanser $38: Using a unique powder formulation and environmentally-friendly Jojoba Beads, Daily Polishing Cleanser sloughs away dull cells to boost the effectiveness of added brighteners. Leaves skin more radiant and with a more even tone.
Brightening Serum $50: Target and minimize the appearance of discoloration with Brightening Serum. This powerful serum contains a full spectrum of natural brighteners and smoothing ingredients to gently improve skin’s tone, texture and elasticity.
Renew Serum $46: Renew Serum is the power-packed serum you’ve always wanted. By combining Retinol, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid you’ll see minimized pores and clearer, refined skin.
Soothing Gel Mask $40: A fan favorite of our professional community, Soothing Gel Mask is often applied to help calm skin post treatment. Even if you didn’t just receive a peel, you’ll love the instant cooling relief this mask provides. Soothe, hydrate and tone while reducing the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.
What are your favorite at-home care products to use in between skincare treatments? Let us know in the comments below!
There are few things in life you can truly count on, but when you’re in need of a foundation that allows for buildable coverage and comes in a wide variety of shades, know you can always count on our award-winning Pressed Base foundation.
This number-one seller is a top choice for everyone from professional makeup artists to everyday users on photo shoots, weddings and proms because of it’s skin-nurturing, talc free formulation. Did you know one of the main causes of flashback (or shine) in photos comes from talc used in certain beauty products? This is why so many professionals choose Glo Skin Beauty makeup for big events.
As you know, Glo Skin Beauty puts skin first in everything we do and Pressed Base is no different. As a noncomedogenic product, Pressed Base won’t disrupt your skincare regimen and provides broad spectrum UV protection and antioxidant benefits to give you a flawless complexion, ready for color. Don’t believe us? Take a look at why we love Pressed Base:
ALL SKIN TYPES WELCOME
One of the main factors behind Pressed Base’s popularity is that it’s perfect for all skin types. Everyone from dry to oily can achieve a perfectly blended base with a semi-matte finish. If you’re looking for a natural glow that allows you to build coverage, Pressed Base deserves a place in your makeup arsenal.
EASY TO USE
Whether you use the Flat-top Kabuki Brush, Texture Brush or the included sponge Pressed base can be expertly applied quickly and repeatedly throughout the day without becoming cakey.
SKIN NURTURING FORMULA
Pressed Base is made with only the finest ingredients: triple milled minerals and our exclusive antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract, meaning it’s actually good for your skin. You’ve worked hard perfecting your skincare routine, don’t ruin it with makeup that clogs pores and encourages breakouts.
As an added bonus, Pressed Base contains natural mineral sunscreen to protect you from environmental skin damage. In fact, many of our professionals apply Pressed Base to clients post treatment because of its sun protection and gentle formula which complements our professional peels.
Ready to try Pressed Base for yourself? Find the perfect match for your complexion using our shade grid below: