Hello, beauties. I want to share my new favorite product of the moment with you. As if I can pick just one! Well I can.. So enough of my prefacing. Let’s just get right down to the superstar.
Youngblood- Loose Mineral Rice Powder (in Medium)
Let’s start with the packaging. Sleek and black. Sexy. Clean. The product comes in either a loose powder or a pressed powder. The pressed powder compact is perfect for touch-ups on the go (be gentle, though- as the powder tends to be pretty soft). As a makeup artist, I prefer the loose mineral rice powder. Mostly because I like the control that it gives me [depending on the brush I use and what I’m using it for]..
I have been on this healthy kick lately. I’m trying my best to eat clean, and just overall live a healthier lifestyle. Prior to this, my skin was really breaking out, but I can tell an enormous improvement by using only “clean” makeup on myself. (“Clean makeup?”- Keep reading..)
I like story of YB’s founder, Paulene Youngblood, and how this makeup line came to be. If you want to read more, you can here. In a nutshell: Pauline practiced as a medical aesthetician. Every day she was seeing patients that had different issues (rosacea, acne, scars, etc..) and, like myself, they were fighting a losing battle by trying to cover up the problematic areas with makeup that made their problem worse because the skin couldn’t breathe &/ heal. Paulene took her passion for healthy, natural-looking skin, and developed makeup thats “clean”, and actually looks good (rather than glittery/shiny, unnatural pink/orangish tones that scream “I have on FOUNDATION!”).
Youngblood cosmetics has blown me away since I first started using their products. Youngblood Pro makeup artist Philip Luque (Hey, Philip!) came out to The Big Island a few months ago to educate our team on this makeup line, and by learning more about Youngblood Makeup, I fell even more in love with the products. Turns out, not only are they awesome on the surface (packaging), they are much deeper than that (ingredients). The products are made from super earthy things like green tea, cucumber, cactus, etc. There are no synthetic or irritating ingredients, such as alcohol, artificial fragrance, mineral oil, talc, or petroleum. (& they don’t test on our furry friends!)
Tomorrow will be Day #5 of “no makeup”. On top of my moisturizer goes the silky build-able rice powder and it covers my redness all day! Aside from that, I fill in my brows with a little powder and put mascara on. That’s IT! The greatest news of all is that my skin is healing. My husband told me yesterday that there’s something about me that’s looking radiant and that I get prettier each day. Isn’t that so sweet?!? Thanks Youngblood!!! I heart your products so much!