Youngblood Dusty Pink Crushed Mineral Blush and Champagne Ice Lipgloss: review and swatches

Youngblood was first created by Pauline Youngblood Soli, a licenced Medical Aesthetician, specifically for patients who had highly sensitive and traumatised skin whilst recovering from cosmetic procedures. Patients with raw and inflamed skin wanted makeup that would help cover their skin, and this makeup needed to allow the skin to breathe and heal properly.

Eventually Youngblood Cosmetics expanded their product line to include foundations, primers, lip products, eye shadows and is now a fixture in high end salons all over the world.

I was fortunate to be sent two Youngblood products to trial- ‘Dusty Pink’ Crushed Mineral Blush and ‘Champagne Ice’ Lip Gloss

Availability: (US site)  www.ybskin.com (AUS site) www.youngbloodmineralcosmetics.com.au and selected salons

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Youngblood Champagne Ice lip gloss

In the tube it looks like a metallic peachy bronze, when applied ‘Champagne Ice’ looks like a light peachy nude with lots of icy white shimmer. The base colour, a peachy nude, is very very sheer, so you are mainly seeing the shimmer when the product is applied to pigmented lips like mine.  Personally I’m not a fan of metallics or pronounced shimmer in lip products on my lips, but I can see this looking very pretty on others.

It is non sticky, and wears very comfortably on the lips. Wear time is about average for a lipgloss on my me- 1.5 hrs before reapplication.

Keeping in line with the Youngblood aesthetic, the packaging of this gloss is streamlined, minimalist, and classy. It comes with your standard doe foot applicator.

I’ve also recently purchased the Youngblood lipgloss in ‘Guava’, which is absolutely STUNNING. I’m so excited about it and can’t wait to post my review and swatches!

Youngblood ‘Dusty Pink’ Crushed Mineral Blush

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keep reading after the jump!

‘Dusty Pink’, on my skin, is a pale peach colour with a hint of terracotta in a satin finish.

As you can see in the swatch above, it’s quite a pale blush so I actually have to apply several layers to get it to show up on my fair to medium complexion. For this reason, I think this particular colour would suit pale girls best (Youngblood’s Crushed Mineral Blush in ‘Rouge’ would probably suit a larger spectrum of skin tones)

I was absolutely blown away by how finely milled and silky this product is.  Never having used a loose powder blush I expected having trouble getting a controlled and even application- instead, I found that it applied evenly and blended like a dream without clinging to dry patches on my cheeks.

My main issue with this product is the packaging- although it’s sturdy and looks very stylish, the product has a tendency to get out of the container because there’s no ‘well’ (you know, the dip that’s normally in the packaging for powders) to catch excess product. I haven’t had any oopsies yet, but I would be very careful around carpeted areas.

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Price: AU$38.50 for Youngblood lip gloss, AU$45 for the Youngblood Crushed Mineral Blush

 

Wearing Youngblood 'Dusty Pink' blush and 'Champagne Ice' lipgloss

Wearing Youngblood 'Dusty Pink' blush and 'Champagne Ice' lipgloss

 

note: these products were sent to me for consideration from PR

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