July 20, 2010

YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics review and giveaway!


I love makeup. I mean, really love makeup. It gives me confidence when I go out, makes me feel beautiful. As much as my husband tells me I don't need it, I feel better about myself with a little makeup on! I had (and still have) acne that left scars on my face and wearing makeup gives me that boost I need knowing my physical flaws are blended in. And as a mom, I don't wear makeup as often as I used to, so when I really need a pick me up I put on a little face and head out the door!
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is an wonderful company with amazing products. YBC was started by
Pauline Youngblood Soli who went through her own struggles with her skin as a young adult and went on to help others deal with their  skin issues working in Beverly Hills offices of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons as a licensed Medical Aesthetician. She went on to work with these professionals as well as chemists to develop Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, a "complete line of cosmetic products, in a comprehensive palette of shades, with realistic skin tones and beautiful, natural finishes."
A little more about YBC, directly quoted from their website, "Youngblood is the premier mineral cosmetic line available, because of the luxury formulation, ideal milling process, and chic, upscale image and packaging. From the first moment you brush it on, you'll notice the incredibly silky feel, and a polished, natural finish, unlike any other makeup you've ever tried. Clean and lightweight, it allows your skin to breathe and is non-comedogenic (it won't block pores or cause irritation). Even with our flawless coverage, you'll feel like you're wearing no makeup at all. And unlike other mineral cosmetics, Youngblood never looks "glittery"; instead you'll radiate a natural, healthy glow. It's no wonder Youngblood has emerged as the clear standard, used in upscale skin care clinics and med-spas around the world."


I had the privelege of reviewing a few items from the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics line.
I chose:
Ultimate Concealer in Medium
Lip Gloss-Coy
Liquid mineral foundation in Fair-Sand
and the company also sent their Mineral Lash Prime and Mineral Lengthening Mascara.

I've mentioned before about my allergies, and how they give me dark circles under my eyes no matter what I do. Well the Ultimate Concealer was amazing, it covered my dark circles like nothing else I've tried! It goes on so silky smooth, and really hid those dark circles. And it lasted all day, even in the humidity we've been having!!
I am usually pretty picky about my foundation, I need something that covers well and blends naturally since I have a few acne scars I like to cover up. Well the Liquid Mineral Foundation from Youngblood Cosmetics did all of that! It feels natural, not oily or cakey like some brands can feel like. The color I chose wasn't an exact match, but it blends in so well it didn't matter!
The lip gloss is my favorite of everything I tried. I usually am just a chapstick girl, I've never found a lipstick or gloss that I like or that looks nice on me-I'm terrible at picking colors! But the Youngblood Lip Gloss is beyond fabulous! It really is!! It is not sticky or gritty. It is so smooth, and the color is so subtle but it's enough that it still pops! It's really the perfect choice for me, it is something I feel I can wear in my everyday casual make up look and also with my going out on the town diva look ;)
I have to say, I have stubborn eyelashes. They are long, but stick straight. I can never get them to stand out, so I usually avoid mascaras. That and my allergies just never tolerated most store brand mascaras. I've never tried anything natural until now, and I really have lucked out! Just look at the picture I posted, my lashes look so long!! I love it! I really think the Lash Prime gives it that extra something. And my eyes have not been red or irritated all day, I've been wearing the Mineral Lash Lengthening Mascara for over 8 hours and no smudges!


All in all, I'm super impressed with the quality of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. I feel confidant that I am putting something natural on my skin that will keep my skin healthy and not clog it with unnatural and foreign particles. Everything goes on smoothly and flawlessly, and I really feel like I glow when I'm out and about wearing my Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics!

Buy it:   You can purchase anything I've mentioned and so much more online at www.ybskin.com or go here to find a store near you that carries this amazing line of makeup!

Win it!: One lucky reader will win their own Mineral Lash Prime and Mineral Lash Lengthening Mascara!

Mandatory entry: Visit Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics website and sign up for their newsletter and be sure to get the latest and greatest info on all things YBC!

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*For 2 entries, "Like" The Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Facebook page
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*For 2 extra entries, Tweet about this giveaway using the @ybcosmetics and @hlstevens in your tweet
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Entrants from the USA are eligible. Contest Ends on August 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced August 4th, 2010. Winners will be notified by email with “You Have Won the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Giveaway” in the subject line. Winners will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclosure/Disclaimer: I received 5 items of makeup for review purposes only, no other compensation was given. Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics will be responsible for prize distribution. For more information on this blog and my posting practices, please refer to my disclosure policy.




52 comments:

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Andi said...

I always prefer to use mineral makeup products,it don't have any side effect.