The First Impressions: Glo Minerals


When I got the tweet to tell me I'd won the Glo Minerals competition that Lauren from www.sassyinthecity.com was hosting, I couldn't quite believe it - I'm one of those people who never wins anything and yet here I was winning £100 worth of make up! I managed to get my hands on the Glo Minerals Flawless Skin Kit* as well as the Brow Duo* with the Dual Brow Brush* and I think it's completely necessary that I let you know how I've got on with it for the past few days and what my first impressions of a mineral make up brand were...
Not one for really branching out and taking chances when it comes to foundation, I've always stuck with fuller coverage liquid foundations and if you're new around here, you need to know that I'm OBSESSED with the Rimmel 25hr Foundation - from it's formula to its lasting power, it's certainly love. I've heard a lot of good things about mineral make up; it's meant to be good for your skin (it lets it breathe more) and doesn't look cakey in the slightest, however I was dubious about whether or not it would cover everything I wanted it to.
I've also recently discovered the beauty of eyeshadow as a brow product - I've struggled for years to try and find the perfect way of filling my brows in. I love the Benefit Gimme Brow for days when I need the definition (as I mentioned in my last post here) but have no intention of wearing a full face of make up, but when it comes to going out and heavier make up occasions, I still haven't quite found the one for me... at the moment I reach for my beloved Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and use the matte brown shade "Tease". Having seen Lauren's post and video about Glo Minerals brow product, I was excited to try it...





The Verdict
I love the Pressed Base and the Brow set the best. The Pressed Base (which I have in Golden Light FYI) does give a good amount of coverage for a powder and I loved how it worked with my concealer not against it (I can find powders make it look patchy, highlight dry patches or just look cakey). The brow duo in Taupe is also really versatile, which is what I love most about it - you can go soft and natural or can build it up for a more dramatic look... also the brush is amazing! 

Whilst the face primer didn't wow me, it did make my skin feel smoother and seemed to make the powder stay better, although it had too much of a 'silicone' feel for me - I prefer a primer that's more moisturising. The Finishing Powder was my least favourite of the bunch... a) I didn't really see much point in using 2 powders and b) it was far too orange for me and so I wouldn't even use it as a 'normal' setting powder over the top of liquid foundation. 

I have to admit, I think I may be slowly becoming a mineral foundation convert for days where I want to wear make up but not too much of it, especially as the summer is (hopefully) coming! Have you tried mineral make up or glominerals before? Have a good rest of your week...
Becky xx

*A massive thank you to both Glo Minerals for the wonderful prize and Lauren for the competition. As always opinions are 100% my own and I was no way involved with the brand for this post*

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  1. I LOVE your blog! I've never heard of this brand before - I wonder if it's available in the USA?

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    1. Thank you so much! I think it actually originated in the US, but I'm not sure if it's just available online? I'd highly recommend the brow products or the powder base! x

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