To start I have been a regular liquid foundation user. But as I am pushing 30 I realize I should be using things that will benefit my skin. I normally have good skin however I noticed with my regular liquid foundation it was starting to clog my pores and therefore I have been getting zits everywhere. Well I decided to give up liquid foundation all together and find myself a nice mineral foundation that would be beneficial to my skin. I heard of Youngblood and thought of giving them a try but there weren't many reviews on Youtube so I ventured onto Bare minerals/Escentuals which ended up being pure garbage! I am not oily skin by any means and after about 3-4 hours I was a grease ball not to mention it broke me out, imagine that their advertisements say its so pure you can sleep in it yet I broke out hmmm. So I moved on to a mineral foundation by Jane Iredale and this as well was garbage. Then I climbed the ladder to a more expensive mineral foundation by La Bella Donna this was the worst one out of them all, I not only was so oily I thought you could fry an egg on my skin but it broke me out like the rest. Lastly I tried a Indie company called Terra Firma and it was the least worst out of the others but still a no go for me as it made me look chalky. I was up to my ears at this point and was going to give up entirely on the whole mineral foundation thing but thought back about how I never tried Youngblood and it was the first one I initially was going to try anyways but didn't. So I bought the Youngblood loose mineral foundation in Soft Beige and their loose rice setting powder. I am nc15-nc20 in Mac and the Soft Beige matched me perfectly! It is so silky smooth and looks absolutely amazing on my skin. Oh my goodness there is actually coverage with this as opposed to the others that offered nothing. The best part is I have not broken out with using this mineral foundation and rice powder, in fact the breakouts I've got from using all that other garbage has been calming down and clearing up since using the Youngblood. I am so thrilled to have finally found a mineral foundation that is everything I would have envisioned it to be. I would highly recommend this to every woman. My search is over! LOVE THIS STUFF!!
This is my first review on this site and would like to start with thanking those wonderful reviewers who by their honest feedbacks have made it possible for me to discover this brand.
This has become a HG foundation for me. I have tried many types and brands of foundations and could never be completely satisfied with their finishes and longevities, till I found YB mineral foundation on this site.
My skin tone comparison is 40nc-42nc and my perfect match in YB is Toffee which is suitable for a skin which is tan with yellow & olive undertone.
Application- I have tried all different powder foundation brushes that I have and the results have been good in all cases, however, I found that when I use YB’s mineral foundation brush somehow the application feels gentler and also glides on my skin better than other brushes.
The finish is like my skin but more polished and perfect and the staying power is 6-8 hours with no touch ups.
I am planning to try other YBs products and perhaps provide more feedback on this site.
BTW, I live in UK and Selfridges is the only department store that sells this brand.
I ended up having a severe reaction to this product but it did have a great finish with no shine and as natural looking as it can be. I can't say anything on price and packaging as I had a sample size of this product.
A great foundation! The particles in it are so tiny that they sit into the skin exceptionally well! You would never know it was powder once you apply! The finish is radiant and has wonderful light-reflecting properties. Lasted all day, colour match was perfect (I am NC15 in MAC and their shade 'pearl' matched me perfectly). Did not cause any break-outs.
Overall I am very pleased with this lovely product, I have already recommended it to friends and I will re-purchase if I run out.
I think I know why this product is getting some less than perfect reviews, and it has nothing to do with the product being of poor quality. It's a problem with the way it's being applied, and even a possibility of not having the right color for your skin tone.
Make sure your skin is fresh, clean, and hydrated. Give your skincare a chance to settle so it isn't sticky. Wear a primer over your sunscreen! My favorite is Sunforgettable mineral primer with SPF30 by Colorescience Pro. There's a translucent rice powder by Youngblood you can use, or if you have a very light translucent powder, give your face a light dust of that before applying your natural mineral foundation. You don't need much of this foundation at all, and it covers everything! I do a light dusting in my tzone, all with a big fluffy brush, then go back with a smaller brush and tap on a little extra of the foundation where I need a little extra coverage, then smooth and blend with my fluffy brush. The skin just glows, and you don't feel like you have any makeup on at all! Such a perfect foundation. Lasts all day. I never even need to touch up... I love this stuff! If you want it to last even longer, spray a little setting spray on top- it'll last all day/night!
I reviewed this 2010, but now I was looking for something with more coverage, so I bought smaller sizes of it again. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne and acne scars. My face is usually both red and uneven cause of old acne scars and new pimples...
My skin is NW/NC 15. Pearl was the closest shade, even if it becomes a little too light if put on the whole face - the shade cool beige is too dark.... And minerals usually oxidize...
I really need full coverage, but with something that doesn't emphasize my imperfections at the same time. This is exactly what this does; really good coverage, a little goes a long way!! But oh my God, this settles into pores and makes them look like craters. And the thin lines I have suddenly look enormous! And all the other imperfections in my face!!
I would really like to love this. I really need the good coverage!! But I can't stand that typical titanium dioxide-look that this gives (foundations with mainly Zink does not give this look).
No long text needed for this product, all I can say is, that it is the best damn (sorry my language) mineral foundation ever! It covers up everything, and works on your skin while you wear it. Wonderful!! I recommended it to my friends and 4 of them have bought it as well and won't live without it now! Makes you glow. Gosh I love this!!! :)
(The only reason I don't give it a 5, is because of the packing, which isn't the best quality)
This foundation makes skin look flawless I only need to apply concealer to under my eyes as my circles are very dark and I have no need for concealer anywhere else which is a first! The colour matches me perfectly. The foundation makes you look as though you arent wearing any and never makes me look heavy or make my foundation feel heavy on either. I apply with a Mac Blush brush and applies the foundation well covering up all redness on my cheeks and nose. I have not broken out with it and my skin feels very soft with it on. It hasnt gone patchy and even after I have little naps in it and it looks freshly applied. This is the best foundation I have used and it makes my skin look lovely and glowing but not oily.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS........$$$$$$$ :(
I feel so appalled and cheated in buying this absolute crap of a product! I would rather make a donation to the Labour party (and we all know that would be like throwing money down the drain)! I looked like The Joker and regardless of what colour you use, it gives a ghostly white sheen! Not to mention my pores, which turned immediately into large craters and was such an embarrassment, honestly, I just wanted to run to the bathroom and wash this white mess off! And yes, I did apply this with a kabuki brush using the correct method of application but it did not matter- it still looked horrific! So you have been warned......if you just have to try this, try it out first before you hand over your hard earned $$$ and make sure you give it a full 8 hours (that is if you can stand it that long!)......
I'm in my second jar right now. My pale combination nc10 skin is PERFECTLY matched with the color Pearl.
It has a very high coverage. I have a lot os acne and redness, and this just smoothes it away!
I took a lippie off because of the "sheen" in it, which makes it beautifully dewy - but on oily skin, I think that is not the prettiest.
I powder this though, and it lasts through workout, rain, snow, sweat ... everything. Definatly one of my HG foundations, and I have tried A LOT. (this is SO much better than Lily Lolo)