28 June 2017


One of those brands that I have long had my eyes on, has been Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, so when a selection of their newest products landed on my desk, I was naturally very excited putting them to the test. 

I have only recently started to get more into mineral cosmetics, and this US mineral cosmetics brand is made with natural active botanicals. The products are also talc free and does not contain any ingredients that can irritate, clog pores or prevent the skin's natural healthy glow from shining through. In addition, the products are also eco-friendly and cruelty-free, which immediately give them bonus points.

Let's start with the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics CC Perfecting Primer, which is nothing short of amazing. This is a serious multi-tasking product that is rich in peptides, and it not only helps minimise the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture and controlling shine throughout, while also blurring dark circles, uneven skin tone and redness. It has a super light formula that is so perfect for my combinations skin, and it is so easy to apply and blend, and it simply feels so lovely on the skin, making it feel so soft and smooth too leaving the skin with a beautiful satin matte finish. You can use it on its own if you're just after a light coverage, or as a priming base - and in that case following makeup apply so much easier, and stay put looking nice for so much longer. The primer is not cheap, but you only need a tiny amount, and seriously incredible, and without a doubt the best primer that I have used!!

Then there's the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad. I tried the Eternity, which contains 4 earthy shades in a combination of matte, pearl and shimmery finishes. The compact contains;

  • Silken - a pale pink with a pearl finish (top left) 
  • Quartz - a dusty Pink with a matte finish (top right) 
  • Spice - an apricot/golden shade with a pearl finish (bottom left) 
  • Mink - a dark brown with a matte finish (bottom right) 

The Silken shade is perfect to use on the brow bone or inner corner for a touch of sheen, while the Quartz is great as a base shade. The Spice is great to use as a touch of glow, and the Mink on the outer corner and the lower lash line to define. 

All the shades are soft and easy to apply and blend, and as they are very pigmented, it is also very easy to create an intense look. They can also be used both dry, or slightly damp for a more intense look, although personally they have enough intensity for me to only ever use them dry. They are made with rice starch and mica for a long wear, and are also free from perfumes and chemical dyes. 

You can of course use them in any combination or individually on their own, but I really love every single shade in the compact, which is rare for me. And all these shades are so gorgeous, and perfect for a someone like me, preferring neutral and earthy shades. They come in a gorgeous and stylish black slimline compact with an internal mirror and a magnetic closure. It doesn't come with brushes included, but personally I don't mind, usually preferring to use my own anyway. The eye shadow compact is available in seven different shade combinations, so there's sure to be one that you like.

The Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Brow Artiste Sculpting Pencil, is an amazing double-ended brow tool. This pencil has a superfine angled tip that makes it so easy to fill in any gaps in your brows and make them appear more natural - which is essential for me, having gone through the 80s and 90s with a serious case of over-plucking!! This pencil immediately makes the brows look fuller, and I can then use the nifty spoolie brush in the other to both distribute and smudge the colour as well as comb them into shape, and thanks to the added wax, vitamin E and skin conditioners, it also helps my brows stay in place all day long. I also love that this pencil is smudge proof. It is available in three shades, and I tried the natural brunette, which is a perfect match for my medium brown brows. 

Then there's the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Illuminate Palette. This palette contains 6 different pearlescent cream shades that you can use for pretty much anything you like, from strobing, highlight blush, or contouring for a more radiant look. The palette contains the following shades;

Top Row;

  • Pink - for cheeks and lips 
  • Pearl - as a highlighter, or on top of your blush 
  • Natural - as a highlighter or to contour 
Bottom Row
  • Bronze - to contour or as bronzer or blush 
  • Gold - to contour or as bronzer or blush 
  • Peach - for cheeks and lips 

But if you're not sure, the palette comes with a little instruction booklet to make everything so easy.

These cream shades are so light, and as it is an oil-free formula, it almost has a cream to powder formula. The shades are all very pigmented, and apply and blend so easily with you fingers, but you can of course also use a brush. I've enjoyed using these shades as highlights on my brow bones and top of my cheeks, the bronze to contour, and the pink and the apricot shades as a touch of flush on my cheeks, and I've even used a few of the shades on my lips for a touch of colour with a clear gloss on top. Or why not use a few as eye shadows. And regardless they wear well, without fading throughout the day, leaving my skin look radiant and glowing.

This is seriously a fantastic highlighting palette of such high quality The shade combination is so good that every single colour is a great match for my medium beige skin tone, so I will actually use every single shade. I also love the black leather-look compact with magnetic closure that is not only functional, but also looks so luxurious and stylish. 

Finally, there's the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lipstick. These lipsticks made using candellila wax and sun flower oil for moisture and shine and they are also enriched with Vitamin E, and green tea extract to protect the lips and offer a conditioning yet non-sticky formula, and feels so gorgeous on the lips. They have a nice sheen and supposedly offer sheer colour, but personally I actually feel that they offer a quite good coverage, that you can build up to quite intense, although you can of course just blot it on if you're after just a touch of colour. Often moisturising lipsticks haven't got the longest of wear, but they do actually stay on for 3+ hours, which I find reasonable, and even when thy do fade, they leave a gorgeous stain behind. There are a massive 34 shades in the range, so definitely something for every taste and occasion. I tried the shade Envy, which is a gorgeous berry plum shade, perfect for both day and evening wear.

So there you go, a selection of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetic, all of which is so incredible - these products are so luxurious and beautiful to use and wear, that it's impossible to not to love it all - I know I do, and that I'll be reaching for these product again and again over the coming months - and the product range is so huge, so I certainly wouldn’t mind adding a few more products to my collection, including some of their beautiful looking bronzers and blushes, foundations and concealers as well as a few more lip products wouldn’t go astray!! Definitely highly recommended.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics CC Perfecting Primer - RRP: $54 / 20ml
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad - RRP: $69.95 / 4g
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics The Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - RRP: $39.95 / 0.25g
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Illuminate Palette - RRP: $89.95 / 6 x 2.2g
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lipstick - RRP: $38 / 4g

Available from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and select stockists

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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