A Quick Modern Pin-Up Look With Glo Minerals

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Guest Post

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Updated-pin up look using products from Glo Minerals

I gotta say that this Glo Minerals neutral eyeshadow palette and cream blush are sooo good! I mean, the blush is crazy pigmented, and the eyeshadows are smooth and silky.

After trying the Glo Minerals lip crayons a couple of months ago, I’d been dying to try more from the brand. So I did!

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I love the quality of these Glo Minerals products

This neutral eyeshadow palette and vibrant lipstick made me think of a modern-day pin-up look, so for this makeup look I kept the eyes pretty neutral and added some punch with the coral blush (Go Minerals Guava) and red/orange lip (Glo Minerals Crush).

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Really loving this lippie

The Glo Minerals Elemental Eye Collection palette ($44) is the second neutral eyeshadow palette I’ve used and recently reviewed (my thoughts on the other one, this palette by Buxom, are here), and I really like it!

The darker shades mean that you can totally do a super smokey eye with it, but the shimmery eyeshadows are easy to apply for quick washes of color, and there are four warm-toned shades and four cool-toned shades, so it’s very versatile.

All of the shades are mattes, except for two of them, which are shimmery, so I think there’s a little something for everyone.  

Here are swatches of the shadows:

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Swatches of the Glo Minerals Elemental Eye Collection palette (L to R): Bubbly, Breathless, Adobe and Henna

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More swatches of the Glo Minerals Elemental Eye Collection (L to R): Cosmic, Dusk, Relic and Eclipse

I really like working with these shadows. Here I used Breathless all over my lid and Adobe in the crease and along the lower lash line. Then I added a little Henna in the outer corner for drama.  

Also, just a note, but that the black shade, Eclipse, didn’t swatch smoothly, but it’s actually pretty smooth on the eyes. 

And even though I really like the eyeshadow palette, I think the Glo Minerals cream blush in Guava ($26) is a bigger star.

Cream blushes are usually kind of sheer, but Guava is intense! The color is so pretty for summer, and there’s a cute little mirror in the compact too. The blush is small enough to keep in your purse for when you need a little pick-me-up, and I think the color is very flattering.


Now, I’ve already raved about the $16 Glo Minerals Suede Matte Crayons, so you guys know I also love these. They apply incredibly smoothly, and I think the pointed tip really helps to keep things neat. Also, while Crush is matte, it’s actually very comfortable to wear. Basically, Crush lip crayon is everything.

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The Glo Minerals Suede Matte Crayon in Crush (L) and Cream Blush in Guava (R)

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And here are the other details of my look: Pur Hydra Fluid Water Serum Foundation in Tan (review and swatches of the full range in this post) // PUR Strobe/Highlight Palette in Moonlight (The shade Eclipse is along my cheekbones and inner corners; swatches and review in this post) // Colourpop Cosmetics Cream Gel Liner in Honeydude on the lower inner rim (swatches and review of Colourpop’s spring collection in this post) // Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara // Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in Five // Pixi Beauty Glow Mist (one of my favorite facial mists).

So, Glo Minerals. Have you ever tried this brand? Any product recommendations for me?

Adia Goss

Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.


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  1. Divina says:

    I have used their Luxe Liquid Foundation, their Pressed Base and their perfecting powder. I really like all of their products. Whenever I have worn them, people comment on my great skin. My dermatologist is actually the one who recommended their products to me. I have tan skin and it’s not easy to color match; however, Glo offers a wide range and it suits me.

  2. Rachel R. says:

    I’ve never tried the brand, but everything looks really good on you. I’ll have to check them out.

  3. lupe says:

    Your skin looks so glowly! I love it. The orange lip is gorgeous on you as well. I’ve never tried anything from this brand. I’ll have to check out some products!
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  4. Eesha says:

    Love that warm red on you Adia <3
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  5. That beautiful red pout…! <3
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  6. I haven´t heard about this brand before, but I like the look you created a lot.
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  7. Erin says:

    That orange is just so nice on you!
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  8. Dani says:

    Wow you are stunning! Your hair and lip color here are just amazing!

  9. Chris25 says:

    That orange pout is awesome. 🙂
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  10. Becky says:

    That lip colour! Woah! It’s incredible on you! I like the look of that cream blush, too – I’m always a little wary with cream blush, as it doesn’t hang around on my oily skin very long – but this looks like it could be exception with all that pigment!

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