Product Review: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Starter Kit

I was tired, I had been out in the sun and was feeling mad at my skin. The festive season had taken its toll with blotchy skin, a couple of spots and ever-increasing sun damage. The glowing package I’d received from Youngblood gave me a little hope and I lunged at it.

I’d converted to mineral foundation after I found the perfect colour match in Inika’s Unity. I’ve found mineral cosmetics have a lighter feel and a natural look that suits me.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics was started by medical aesthetician Pauline Youngblood-Soli who was in daily contact with patients with severely traumatised skin from harsh laser treatments, cosmetic surgeries, acne and rosacea. Pauline’s aim was to create a natural-looking make up that concealed and soothed problematic skin.

The before shot.

So with a shining face and grumpy attitude, I almost felt sorry for these poor wee products – they were going to have to work hard on this mug. Clean, moisturised face ready I put on the Mineral Rice Setting Powder (primer) then set about buffing on the neutral shade of the Natural Mineral Foundation. The finishing touch was a little Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder and a touch of Crushed Mineral Blush to the apples of my cheeks.

And after!

Flipping heck… I was stunned with the results as virtually every imperfection was covered with this stuff. My sunspots all but faded into oblivion and only one cheeky spot was left visible. The shade matched my skin very nicely and looked natural while concealing any sins. The blush colour looked extreme in the pot (my shade was sherbet and looked like it packed some punch) but with just a small amount on the kabuki brush it gave a pretty pink glow to my cheeks.

My husband came home soon after the product trial and wiggled his eyebrows at me suggestively. “Wow, you look nice – you look like you’re going to a wedding or something,” were his appraising words directed at my skin (my singlet, shorts and thongs get up were definitely not wedding-worthy).

As I sit here writing this review eight hours later, my skin still looks good although could do with a minor touch up. I’m not used to a light, mineral foundation having such oomph and I can’t stop peeking at myself in the mirror to check if my skin still looks perfect. I may have even winked at myself during one shameless glance… this stuff is confidence in a jar and I highly recommend.

Where can you geddit?

Try the company’s website and you’ll find a long list of WA retailers that sell the brand. The four complexion products I tried come in one kit for $69.95.

Have you tried mineral makeup yet? We’d love to hear about your favourites!

Review by Lisa O’Neill, a freelance journalist and part-time triathlete who loves to squeeze in as much pampering as possible in her free time.

Be well,