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Mineral makeup is having a very extended moment — it’s been at the forefront of the beauty world for a few years now, and makeup lovers can’t stop talking about it. Not only does mineral makeup ensure your skin is treated gently, it also has all of the same benefits as your run of the mill, chemical-laden makeup formulas. Yep, we’re talking coverage, pigmentation, staying power and more.
If you’re on the hunt for new mineral finds, our pick is Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Worn by celebs including Kesha, Alessandra Ambrosio, Julianne Hough and Taylor Hill, Youngblood is mineral makeup at its absolute best.
Not familiar with the brand? No problem — we’re here to give you the run down. Youngblood is accessible, high-quality and best of all, absolutely stunning in look and feel. With a huge range that includes foundations, face, eye and lip products, packing your makeup bag full of Youngblood is way easier than it may seem. Seriously, as soon as you’ve got your hands on a few faves, the addiction is bound to begin.
To get you started with Youngblood, we’ve rounded up some of their highest rated products, each of which qualifies as a definite must-have in your beauty bag. Keep on reading to find out which Youngblood products are worth grabbing, ASAP.
Start off your makeup routine with a primer, which will perfect your skin in preparation for foundation. Lightweight and easy to blend, the Youngblood Mineral Primer is brimming with vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A and E. These work to keep the complexion nourished and hydrated, in addition to smoothing away imperfections and blurring fine lines.
Pump a small amount onto your fingers and rub together gently to warm the primer. Apply evenly across the skin, focusing a little extra on any areas of concern — the T-zone is usually a good place to start if you experience oiliness, whereas you may want to work on the outskirts of the face and under eyes if you have mature skin. If you prefer applying primer with a brush, we love the soft yet densely packed bristles of the Youngblood Liquid Foundation Brush.
This product is: cruelty-free, vegan and paraben-free.
Next up in your routine should be foundation, and our pick from the Youngblood range is the Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation. By far the most popular product in the range (at least, amongst our dedicated beauty addicts!), this powder is unlike no other. If you’re attached to your liquid foundation, this may be the formula that converts you — high coverage, long-lasting and a dream to apply, it looks and wears like a liquid foundation without that cakey feeling. It’s perfect for the summer months, as it serves as a two-in-one skin perfector and oil blotter.
With a massive shade range, finding the best colour for your skin tone is easy — if you’re located on the Gold Coast, our team at our Burleigh or Brickworks salon will even colour match for you! Once you’ve gotten a hold of this product, apply by dipping a large powder brush in and buffing onto the skin. Just like you’ve done with your primer, focus a little more product on those areas of concern to ensure it stays all day.
This product is: cruelty-free, vegan and gluten, talc and paraben-free.
Play up the eyes with one of the stunning Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quads. With a range suited to every eye colour and makeup style, these mini palettes each house four complementary colours you can use to create a variety of looks. Not only are they versatile, but they’re also easily portable and come with a large, luxe mirror built-in.
For an everyday look, we love the Eternity Quad, which features four warm toned shades. The whole idea of the quads is that you’ve got shades for the lid, crease, outer V and highlight, meaning you can execute your look in just minutes. Buff the darkest shade into the outer V, and apply the gorgeous gold all over the lid. Highlight the inner corner and brow bone with the palest shade.
The Vintage Quad or the Horizon Quad are perfect for a slightly more out-there look, whereas the Starlet Quad is ideal if you enjoy a good smoky eye.
These products are: cruelty-free, talc and paraben-free.
Are you on the hunt for a precise yet easy-to-use eyeliner that’ll give your cat eye some serious flair? The Youngblood Eye-Mazing Liquid Liner Pen is your new beauty bag must have — just trust us. Featuring a thin, tapered brush tip, this liner works like a felt tip pen and gives the user ultimate control. It’s intensely pigmented, so if you’re always struggling to find the blackest of blacks, this is the one for you.
Hold the brush flat to make use of the thicker base, dotting it along the lash line. Use the tip to thicken or connect any gaps, then moving onto the wing. Flick out from the base of the line at an angle, then drawing back from the top of the new line to enclose the little triangle you’ve created. Fill in, perfect as you see fit and you’re good to go! You’ll love having this eyeliner in your arsenal on the day-to-day, as it’s sure to make lining your eyes easier than ever before.
For brows that envy your favourite Instagram model, look no further than the Youngblood Brow Artiste kit. Used on VS model Taylor Hill, this versatile, three-shade palette features two powders and a wax, as well as a dual-ended brush and some tweezers. It houses literally everything you need to keep those brows in check, whether you like a sleek, structured brow or prefer something a little less tailored.
When doing your brows, you’ll want to start with the darkest colour on the tail end and get gradually lighter as you near the front. The wax serves as a great product for holding unruly hairs in place, and imparts pigmented colour as well, so it’s up to you whether you want to use it or the centre powder on the tail end of the brow (or both — the world is your oyster). As you work towards the front, lighten up your strokes, eventually changing to the lightest colour to create that highlighted effect. Make sure you’re using the spoolie to brush hairs upwards as you go, and the tweezers to annihilate any strays. You’ve got your choice of four colour combos — Brunette, Dark, Auburn and Blonde.
These products are: cruelty-free, paraben-free and vegan.
One of the newest products in the Youngblood range, their Mineral Radiance Powders are the key to that soft-focused, radiant look that’s currently saturating the beauty-sphere. There are four powders in the collection, each of which melds a different range of shades to create a go-to compact for adding warmth and glow to the skin.
If you’re a bronzer lover through and through, opt for the Mineral Radiance in Sunshine. A warm, mid brown, this bronzer is ideal for a range of skin tones, and features small reflective particles without being glittery or over the top. Blush addicts will enjoy Mineral Radiance in Splendor, which is packed with four peachy and pink shades. You’ll have access to shades that suit your every mood, and the inner colour works as a beautiful, pale pink highlight.
All about maximising your beauty routine? Pick up Mineral Radiance in Riviera for one frosty pink for the cheeks, and a warm terracotta brown for bronzing the face. Finally, there’s Mineral Radiance in Sundance, which features four of the most stunning, glowy highlighter and bronzer shades. We think this one would be gorgeous swirled and applied to the high points for model worthy radiance.
Always one of the most fun parts of doing your makeup, your lipstick collection is never too full — right!? After all, we all need shades to suit various occasions, from everyday work or school hues to bolder, brighter tones for those special events. The Youngblood Lipstick is not only available in a ton of stunning colours, but it also has benefits for the lips due to being a mineral formula. Hydrating and perfecting, you’ll notice it doesn’t settle in fine lines or cracks, and won’t accentuate dry skin. In fact, it feels so nourishing, we’re 99% sure it’s working wonders for all those little imperfections!
For a wearable, work-appropriate shade, go for dusty Barely Nude. Another favourite everyday colour is Rosewood, which is slightly warmer and more pink-toned. Off to an event or out for the night? Channel summery vibes with bright orange Tangelo, or opt for orange-based red Spicy. Kranberry is a beautiful, deep berry red shade ideal for elegant occasions.
These products are: cruelty-free and paraben-free.
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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