Monday, February 16, 2015

It's been quite some time since I've delved into a beauty brand that I've never tried before. I used to run the gamut with products, but after graduating college, I stopped experimenting as much with buying copious amounts of makeup. Good for my wallet, but bad for the beauty portion of my blog! As I've stated before, I miss trying, testing, and playing. It's fun! So when Glo Minerals reached out to me about a review opportunity of two of their products, I jumped at the chance. I've heard of the brand before, and wanted to see for myself what the company is all about. Please note that although these products were sent to me for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I am not getting compensated in doing so. I wore both the shadows and the moisturizing tint for two weeks so that I could get a good idea of how they responded to my sensitive skin, and to see how they would wear throughout the day (and night).

Here is a brief overview of Glo Minerals: It is great for sensitive skin, because it is talc free and non-comedogenic. Their mineral makeup is designed to cover, correct, and protect. Their products are triple milled to ensure coverage that lasts. It is also infused with vitamins including green tea that act as anti-inflammatories. As I read this, I thought great! Sounds good to me.




Here are the products they sent to me, plus a gorgeous wine colored lipstick as a sweet gift. All photos were taken outside on my balcony, with natural light and no flash. What you see is what you get!




The tint comes in four colors - fair, light, medium, and dark. I have never been a fan of tinted moisturizers because I have areas of discoloration on my cheeks, nose, and chin. I typically like a medium coverage foundation to keep the discoloration at bay. However, this tinted moisturizer is amazing! You can wear it alone or underneath your regular foundation, so I tried it both ways. The best way it works for me is to layer it with my regular HD foundation. You really get a dual effect. You get sun protection which is so important, especially when you live in a warm climate like I do, and you also get the advantage of being able to use the foundation of your liking. I found that I didn't need to use my regular moisturizer. This provided a smooth, even canvas for great application. There is no real scent of sunscreen either, and the tint suited my light skin perfectly. I have a feeling this is going to be my Spring and Summer staple! It's the stand-out product out of the two that were sent to me, and I absolutely recommend it.



This little quad contains four beautiful, universal shades that go from day to night. I love the top right and bottom left shades the most, as they make for beautiful all-over lid colors. The back of this little kit has a guide I.E. base, lid, crease, and liner but I didn't use them that way. They do have shimmer to them, but once applied on the eyes, the shimmer isn't as noticeable. The pigmentation is great, and I would easily compare these to other brands found at department stores. I did use my own base as a primer to ensure lasting effects, but I do this with all of my eye makeup. These lasted during an eight hour workday with no creasing.


Here I am wearing the smoky eye kit and the moisturizing tint, all in natural daylight with no filter/photoshop. 




I did want to quickly mention the lipstick in aubergine because it is a gorgeous wine color and the formula is super creamy and rich. If you're on the hunt for a great Fall/Winter shade then look no further. I forgot to photograph with it on, but I will in the future! 



Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and wear of these products. I had no expectations, and can genuinely say wholeheartedly that I am impressed and would buy any of these products on my own, with my money. I don't do reviews often, and I hope you'll trust me when I say that this is a great brand. Glo Minerals gave me a 15% off coupon code of your entire purchase using BEAUTYGIRL24. Give them a try (especially the moisturizing tint) and let me know what you think. A big thank you to Amy for reaching out to me.

7 comments:

  1. I love the sound of a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen! So important here! And your skin is *always* glowing, so this was a great collaboration for you. I don't experiment a lot with different beauty products (I'm always afraid they will break me out) but the tinted moisturizer is definitely tempting!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  2. That is a pretty eye palette. You have such gorgeous skin! Love the outcome. :) I use a tineted moisturizer most days, and I love it because it saves so much time!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  3. Ooo the palette looks pretty! I never tried Glo Minerals before but this is great!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  4. Thank you so much ladies! The eyeshadows are gorgeous. I initially thought that the company was going to send me grey/black smoky shadows and I'm so happy that this arrived instead. I love my neutral browns! The tinted moisturizer and lipstick are my favorites though. I dabbed some of the lipstick on this morning before work and it left behind a nice stain :) I hope you'll use the 15 % off code and try something!

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  5. I like the soft neutral colors! You look quite lovely and glowing.
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