Sometimes when someone is speaking to me I fixate on them so deeply that I can’t help but comment on things I’m thinking about, even if they’re non-related. For example, CM might be in the middle of telling me something about a lost sample at MagazineX and I’ll say something like, “ooh I love your lipstick. Is it new?”. Don’t get me wrong, I totally heard her about the missing sample, but I’m a Gemini so multitasking is my middle name. (If CM is reading this she will definitely tell you that I did not hear her about the missing sample. Click to ignore).
Anyway, a few weeks ago, I was having drinks with @BobbieThomas. We were deep in conversation when I started fixating on her skin. Perrrrfect. Like really perfect. Like I need to know what you’re doing perfect. So naturally I asked her. “Glo Minerals”, she happily replied. Huh? Bare Minerals? “No, Glo Minerals”, she confirmed. (Side note: I am always tickled when I learn something new. Not that I know everything, but in the makeup category I’m pretty damn close).
Anyhoo, I had not heard of this Glo Minerals stuff and I was intrigued. Bobbie, as the Today Show fashion and beauty expert gets to test a lot of product. In her vast studies she came across Glo Minerals and was really impressed with its healthy for your skin M.O., as well as its coverage. Bobbie was wearing their powder ‘pressed base’, one you apparently wear in lieu of foundation. Now as someone who swears by traditional foundation (don’t worry @Maybelline, I still love your Dream Liquid Mousse too), giving up foundation is a tough pill to swallow. I’m old school and sort of don’t believe that a powder base can do double duty well enough to cover redness, blemishes, scars etc. “Trust me”, she said. “It will”.
A few days later, Arielle the pr girl from Glo Minerals sent over a few items for me to try. As per my normal routine, I applied Olay’s Regenerating Serum first and then a bit of Aveeno’s SPF 100. Then I let my face dry for just a few seconds (keeping it slightly moist before applying). To my amazement, Glo Minerals pretty much wiped out my face. Not even a blackhead could be found. Nothing was visible almost to the point that I looked a little Black Swan-ish. Clearly, I put on too much (and honestly I think the color was too light for me)- but regardless, a little goes a long way really well. EVEN is the word that comes to mind, and EVEN is a really nice place to live. Afterward, I applied my usual @BobbiBrown bronzer #1 which incidentally, I felt that I needed more of than usual because my face was more pale and silky than normal. I also tried their two-tone under eye concealer. Loved it. Creamy enough so you don’t get that dry under eye look, but not too creamy that it clumps up in the little lines.
Glo Minerals is only sold online (and in select salons) so you can’t readily test the colors (bummer), but there is a vast selection of skin tones to choose from online with little color swatches next to each. The pressed base creates a very matte look so I use it sparingly in combination with my liquid foundation. Certain areas require more coverage so I use Glo Minerals on my T-zone/chin area and on my cheeks, I prefer more dewy- Dream Liquid Mousse). Nonetheless, Glo Minerals is a great super-coverage, lightweight find thanks to yet another Twitter #GirlCrush, @BobbieThomas.
Thanks Bobbie! xo