I had the good fortune this past weekend to get invited to try a fully made up face with Glo Minerals products at Blueprints for Hair and Skin in East Stroudsburg, PA – a full service salon that will take care of your makeup, hair, skin, nail, hair removal and relaxation needs for women and men.
I arrived Saturday at 10 am and met Jenna, (who is a DOLL) my certified makeup artist. Immediately I loved the sophisticated, neutral décor and whatever that heavenly scent was, I must find out, but it was nothing like perm solution or anything gnarly like that. A good smell can just set the tone for the whole visit and I was in for a great one.
I was already loving my first glance at the Blueprints’ makeup station, full of Glo Minerals products. The colors for eyes, lips and cheeks are gorgeous –and well pigmented. A stab of doubt hit me when I saw what appeared to be a limited palette of foundation colors, (Glo Sheer Tint Base) but Jenna expertly mixed two colors on the back of her hand and made my complexion flawless.
GloMinerals at Blueprints for Hair & Skin - East Stroudsburg, PA
As she was making me up, she convinced me that it is best to apply concealer after you apply foundation. Her reasoning was that once you apply foundation, you see where you might need a bit of extra coverage and go from there instead of caking on concealer and then foundation for a heavy, cakey, layered look. I didn’t experience any dreaded chalkiness or cakiness either from the Glo powder Jenna applied to my T-zone to absorb oil.
As someone who has made up many ladies for proms, weddings and taught makeup application, Jenna zeroed in on my best feature, my eyes, and played them up perfectly with a pinky peach on the lid and a deep purple shadow liner. It came out natural and gorgeous. She was open to my suggestion of smudging the top eyeliner for a thicker line. The look was finished with a pinky berry gloss shade, which is one I wouldn’t have chosen for myself, but actually liked and thought it was very pretty. That’s what’s great about having someone else do your makeup – they can open up your eyes to one little thing you never thought you would like. A final spritz of GloMoist Hydration mist, which smelled like heavenly roses, and I was out of there.
Jenna told me to expect to have to touch up my makeup in about six hours or so, but I have to say that my look lasted until about 8pm. I looked fresh and dewey all day, but never had to touch up for shine – not once! Tres impressive. I’m thinking that a combination of the powder, hydration mist and primer that Jenna used gave my look longevity on a very warm summer day.
As someone who’s been a shut-in for most of the summer due to a foot injury two months ago, I took home a bottle of gloBody Bronzer, $33, which is a beautiful lotion that takes the sting of ultrawhiteness from your exposed body parts without the hassle/stink/streak risk of self tanner. It has a very subtle, glowing shimmer that isn’t too much, but is enough to sort of visually photoshop skin imperfections.
I had a wonderful experience at Blueprints for Hair and Skin this past weekend and hope to visit them again. If you visit Blueprints in the Poconos, tell them PolkaDot sent you – and say hi to Jenna for me!
Smooches! ~ PolkaDot
Blueprints for Hair and Skin (570)421-6245