I was extremely lucky to be approached by Youngblood a couple of months ago to send me some of their things to try, and was blown away by the selection they sent me so thank you again to Youngblood!
I hadn’t tried anything from the brand and I’m not sure if or when I would have got around to it so I’m so grateful to have been introduced in this way, as I now have a new favourite brand to add to my collection!
So I’ll start with a bit of background to the brand. Pauline Soli, the founder of Youngblood developed the first products from the line while working in the medical sector, where patients needed safe coverage post procedure, such as facial peels and even surgical and cancer treatments. The results her patients had were so amazing in the way they healed, and the instant look it gave them. This urged her to create a commercial line, because who is not going to benefit from natural, safe, but high performing makeup?
So the makeup that was created is a luxurious, mineral based line, with the highest quality formulation. All very lightweight, long wearing, and so beautiful on the skin. The natural ingredients are formulated from elements such as titanium oxide, iron dioxide and mica.
These are the claims on the Youngblood website..
- No lead
- No talc
- No chemical dyes
- No artificial colour or fragrance
- Not tested on animals
- No mineral oil
- Light reflecting properties
- No alcohol
- Long lasting coverage
- Pigments derived from natural minerals from the earth
Now we’ve got a bit of brand background out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff and let me show you what I received and have been loving from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics…
I must add that absolutely everything here has blown me away because of the extremely high quality formulas and the beautiful minimal packaging. It’s makeup brand perfection!
Illuminate Highlighter Palette ($89.95 AUD)
So this palette has 6 lightweight, oil free, blendable and super natural looking highlighters/blushes/bronzers. They all have a soft, pearlescent finish and meld onto your skin/makeup so naturally. I am fussy when it comes to cream products, but these blend in an absolute dream! The bronzer isn’t that dark so can be used as a glowy bronzer for pale skin, or as a highlight for darker tones. Because of the range of colours, you can really play with these by adding them to your brow bone, inner eye corner, highlight on your cheek bone, blusher and bronzer. This is such a versatile palette and considering the high quality formula, and the finish they all give, is definitely worth the money.
The packaging is of high quality also, with a faux leather case and a magnetic closing.
I am in love with this stuff! It’s a CC cream and a primer which is basically the primer I’ve always wanted. So it’s obviously tinted, and I was sent the bare shade which is suitable for light to medium skin tones. It has a really silky texture and blends into the skin beautifully creating a blurring effect on the skin. It gives the skin a really smooth and even canvas for makeup although I have even used it alone to pop out to the shops and makes me feel like I have gorgeous skin! Obviously free of any nasties so your skin can really breathe through it.
Hi Definition Mineral Perfecting Powder ($64.95)
A great all round mineral setting powder. I tried the translucent one. Has quite a mattifying finish and locks makeup down all day! Probably more so than any other powder I’ve owned. Sometimes a bit too mattifying for me, but works great if you love that look. Great for baking the under eye. Has a hint of menthol so smells slightly minty and leaves you skin feeling fresh and cool which is quite nice in a finishing powder. It comes in a really sturdy flip lid pot, along with a flocked application sponge. I am not a fan of applicators like that so I use a powder brush or damp beauty sponge for baking.
Pressed mineral eyeshadow quad ($69.95)
Oh my days, these eyeshadows are BEAUTIFUL! I was totally blown away from the first use. They have a few different quad palettes and I was sent ‘Eternity’ which is a combination of pearly shadows. A light neutral beige, a light pinky beige, a gold beige and a medium brown. They are all so creamy and blendable and create such beautiful looks that last all day. The only other shadows I have personally used of this quality have been from designer brands such as Dior. Such a luxurious palette of shadows I am using this every day right now!
Lipstick in shade ‘Seduce’ ($38 AUD)
I was sent this gorgeous deep plum shade which I was super excited about being Autumn as I was wanting to find some beautiful deep shades for the up coming seasons! Their lipsticks are lanolin free, and are enriched with oils and vitamins which of course makes them super moisturising. I wore this gorgeous shade on a night out last weekend and it stayed in place all night and felt so comfortable and moisturising.
Lip liner pencil in shade ‘Pout’ ($29.95)
This lip pencil in the shade pout is a perfect pale nude with a hint of pink. I’ve used this with my Burt’s Bees nude lipstick and have been obsessed with the combo! A creamy formula which lasts really well and feels so comfortable on my lips.
Overall this is such a great makeup brand for the ingredients, performance and packaging. I can’t recommend this highly enough! The price point is a little on the pricey side but definitely worth it. It’s sold all over the world so I suggest you find your nearest stockist and try something from their vast beautiful range.
I hope you enjoyed! If there is anything here you’d like to get yourself, or to check out what other amazing products they have, you can go to their website on
**Disclaimer – These products were sent to me by Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics to try and review. They did not ask for a blog post. These are unprompted, honest opinions of my own that I just had to share with my readers!**