FULL DISCLOSURE: I am obsessed and totally loving Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics right now. I currently have an online shopping cart of goodies that totals to $1300, on the YBMC website that I keep scrolling and day dreaming about. The reality is that I can’t click ‘checkout’ but, a girl can dream! – and purchase every item on the list one, by one. Whilst I was generously gifted the five items I will be sharing my thoughts on with you babes, my opinions are honest. There is no financial gain or benefit to love the products as much as I do. They are just simply amazing and I am all about helping a sista out and sharing the love. I would also like to help break the stigma, that mineral cosmetics don’t compare to other non-mineral brands, because let me tell you, that is oh so false. YBMC sure pack a punch, the quality is exceptional and the pigment is beyond words.
YBMC are what day dreams are made of. The products are mineral, vegan and cruelty free. Tick, tick, tick. YBMC are superior quality mineral makeup products, that give the power to enhance your completion, giving the illusion of flawless skin. Youngblood products are non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and include Titanium Dioxide for natural sun protection. Tick, tick, tick… AGAIN! YBMC are good for you and make you look good, reallllll good!
ILLUMINATE PALETTE $89.95
I was going to save the best until last, but I just can’t. I am way too excited to share this product with you babes. I love a glow-mo and I want to put every shade in the palette all over my face. Each shade in the palette is so beautiful and unique. There are 6 shades which all have different tones and colour pay off. The gorgeous shades are pink, pearl, natural, bronze, gold and peach. The formula is a buttery, lush, easy to blend cream with pearlescent shimmers. I love that it can be applied sparingly as a subtle radiant glow or built up for the ultimate blinding highlight. The illuminating shades are so versatile and can be used for not only illuminating and highlighting, but also blush and eye shadow. They can be applied with a brush or beauty sponge, but I personally like to apply the illuminator with my finger tips and melt it into my skin. The packaging is chic and simple, which I am all about. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this palette, I am totally and utterly crushing, in love, swooning and OBSESSED with the illuminate palette. I have been raving about this to everyone and I am so happy that the lovely Gemma, from GemElizabethLoves recommended it to me. So, I am recommending it to you darling!
CC PERFECTING PRIMER – BARE $54.00
CC cream and primer in one? Genius. CC cream corrects and blurs and the primer prepares the skin for foundation. It is hydrating and smooths my skin, but also velvety, mattifying and fills in my pores. I honestly have no idea how a product can be both hydrating and matte but, my goodness this product does it. And, it does it well. It applies to my skin like silk and the tinted cream has a little sparkle. I will definitely be wearing this under my foundation, but it could also be worn on its own. I love that it is flawless, lightweight and feels like I don’t have any product on my skin. A little also goes a long way.
LUMINOUS CRÈME BLUSH – PINK CASHMERE $44.00
I have been searching for a naturally flushed cheek tint for the longest time. Although this product isn’t a tint, it is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for. A creamy, radiant product that adds a subtle wash of colour to your cheeks and stays all day. I like to apply this to my cheeks with a damp beauty blender. I dip the sponge in the product a few times very lightly and dab it into my skin. I love that if you are light handed it adds a natural tint and if you are heavy handed you can create a buildable rosey cheek. I also like to add a wash on my eyelids when creating a no makeup, makeup look. I am really enjoying cream products at the moment, as it makes my skin look more youthful and gives it luster that powder products remove. There are 7 shades available and every one of them are in my online shopping cart.
MIGHTY SHINY LIP GEL – BARED $39.95
How incredible is this packaging?! I am a sucker for packaging and I don’t think I am alone. I love the shiny glass finish it gives to my lips without the sticky consistency. It also is super hydrating and long lasting. Bared looks like a bright orange in the tube, but it is actually, a sheer peach gloss. I am also swooning over the shade ‘stripped’ a clear gel with shimmer. I think it would make an amazing lip topper. These lip gels are, in fact, mighty shiny and mighty fantastic.
BROW ARTISTE SCULPTING PENCIL – NATURAL BRUNETTE $39.95
I am all about a natural, fluffy and full brow. The sculpting pencil helps me achieve this. The BFF for someone who has over plucked or needs to fill in sparse areas. The double ended pencil features a brush and an angled retractable brow pencil. The pencil is ultra-fine which enables me to create hair like strokes. The formula is waxy and doesn’t smudge. I like to brush my brows up, fill in with the pencil and then brush again, to blend. I have always been a powder brow gal but, this product definitely helps me create the natural look a lot easier than a powder does. Brows on fleek!
So, my online shopping cart is way too ridiculous to share, so I will just share a couple of other items I think are work a mention,
LOOSE NATURAL MINERAL FOUNDATION – $79.95
Just the other day I was looking back through some photos of when I used to club and party every weekend with the girls. Although I cringe at some of my outfit choices and overuse of bronzer, I noticed that my skin was ALWAYS flawless, even after a few bottles of passion pop! Eik! I used to wear the loose natural mineral foundation and looking back at how amazing my skin looked I am definitely having to repurchase again.
CONTOUR PALETTE – $79.95
I don’t actually own a contour palette. I know, I know, all the makeup lovers will be horrified and to be honest, so am I. I really need to up my contour game.
Who am I kidding? If I can make a judgement from the quality and pigment of the products that I have been using, they are all worth a mention.
I hope that I was able to express my pure joy and love for Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, I can say with confidence that YBMC is my new fave makeup brand. I cannot wait to expand my YBMC collection and create a one brand makeup look for you all!
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