Mineral Makeup Brand Spotlight: gloMinerals

gloMinerals was founded by Robin silver-McGee, and their mission is to develop mineral makeup using the best quality pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to create excellent makeup that’s good for the skin. gloMinerals is a full line of mineral makeup, from basics to blush to shadows, to even their own skincare range.

Some products I enjoyed:

gloPressed base ($39.00) comes in a bunch of different skin tones, which makes it great for those who need variety and really want to get a good match. This particular product is one of their bestsellers, as it is a pressed foundation with a matte finish. You can also use the gloMatte finishing powder ($33.50) for longer lasting matte coverage or touch-ups.

gloPerfecting Powder ($33.50) is a translucent powder that acts to absorb oil buildup to keep your finish looking matte, rather than shiny or oily throughout the day. Again, it is a pressed powder, which makes it a convenient tool to carry around with you.

gloShimmer brick ($31.50) is a compact that has four different colors that can easily be used individually or together. What I like about the Shimmer brick is that there is a low level of shimmer, so you get more of a subtle sheen than a glitter mess when used to highlight or add depth to cheeks.

Other products you may be interested in: gloBlemish Stick ($18.00), gloLoose base ($37.00), gloFace Primer ($23.00), gloProtective Liquid Foundation ($30.50), gloDust 24K ($36.50), and gloMoist Lip Treatment ($16.00).

What could they improve on? Their prices are steeper than other popular mineral makeup brands, though they do offer a lot of pressed variations in their mineral makeup line. They also do not seem to have any sample kits available, which can make it difficult to purchase online.

Learn more about the brand at www.glominerals.com.

Have you ever used gloMinerals? What did you think of the brand?

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I’ve used the gloPressed base and I really like it, however I believe it does have parabens or some other chemicals that I have read others saying that everyone should stay away from.

I haven’t had any breakouts with the pressed base (as opposed to MAC StudioFix). This was actually my first mineral-makeup product, as I also own two of their eyeshadows. When I go out clubbing with my friends, I always wear this powder and it’s still on my face even after 3+ hours of dancing and sweating. I wore it when I went to Vegas a few times and it stay on even after 8+ hours. It stays on my face fairly well, although I would say that I put on two thin layers. One layer all over, then another just in case I missed any spots. It’s somewhat sheer, but covers up imperfections fairly well, especially in photos. I don’t even use a primer under it, but I probably should. ;P

I really like the powder, although I think it would be cheaper to just use BareMinerals loose powder, lol. I haven’t tried it though since I barely wear anything on my face other than moisturizer (Shiseido) and eyeliner (lancome).

As far as I know, there hasn’t been much actual scientific proof that parabens are bad for you, but to each their own! I’d definitely suggest doing some of your own reading and research so you know where you stand 🙂

Hey, thanks for the reply! I have researched about it, and it seems like many people (or at least plenty of people) are still using products with parabens and such in them, without any problems. I do wish that they would lower their prices though, as my sister’s friend who was selling the products has switched to another brand, so I can’t get discounts on the products anymore. ;/ I haven’t hit the pan yet, so hopefully it will last me a while! :]

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