Youngblood • Natural Mineral Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
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).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
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)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
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!)......
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
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)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I used this product in Hazlenut, after getting tested at the Kalidis Spa in Syon Park. The coverage is excellent, however I have to sweep my Kola Fashion Fair powder ontop as wearing this powder alone doesnt give enough warmth (I think Titanium Dioxide is to blame.) I noticed my skin was impoving whilst I was using this product. Sadly the hazlenut shade is too dark for winter use and I dont think there is a lighter shade suitable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
First of all, Youngblood was created by a paramedical esthetician and worked with dermatologists and plastic surgeons. She specialized in people that had sensitized skin from medical treatments and decided to create a line of makeup that caters to patients who can only use a limited amount of product on their face. With that in mind...
I get this discounted from work since our beauty supply is contracted with Youngblood. Love, love, love it. I use "Soft Beige" and while the color isn't 100% perfect (it never will be, my skin color is so strange) I love the finish it gives me. Not overly matte, not overly shiny. This product only has 4 ingredients so I feel like I'm not wearing a lot of makeup, which is generally what I like. Got "Tawnee" for my mom who prefers the finish of makeup that I do and she loves it! I buff it in with my Sonia Kashuk buffing brush with great results.
I recommend it for people with sensitive skin or people that like the bare minimum. For the ingredient-conscious, YB is paraben and also cruelty free.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am amazed. I'm the sort of person who never used foundation due to laziness and being blessed with good skin. Now that I'm 47 and I feel I need to unify the colour, I started using PC Barely There tinted moisturizer and have been extremely happy with it. Having bought the Youngblood basic pack (2x foundations, 1x rice setting powder, 1x blush, 1x trial size HD powder, great value!), I've been using the foundation in Soft Beige which matches my Nc20 skin perfectly. It applies instantly, no need for a lot of blending, somehow it covers very well while being invisible. It's a joy to use. One gripe regarding the container design: the sifter is flush with the top of the container, so any quantity you did not end up using cannot be put back on the sifter to be used the next time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Holy moly!! I just tried this stuff in Soft Beige on top of a whole bunch of leftover, crusty, end-of-the-day makeup..it took quite a bit of buffing/blending with a powder brush to get it to really blend in, but once it did, I loved the end result! It covered up all of the redness on my cheeks and nose,assorted blackheads, more visible pores, and the majority of my current break-outs. I may have to use a bit of concealer and/or tinted moisturizer over/under it, but that's fine with me - I'd rather buff in some mineral powder than pack on loads of pore-filling foundation. With this powder on, my skin looks evenly toned and dare I say..."glowy." Youngblood, you have won me over.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Oh how i wanted to love this. The coverage is great. You use a tiny, and i mean tiny amount to get full coverage. My problem with this product is it does accentuate pores (no matter how i tried to apply it) and it def. settles into fines lines. I really wanted this to work but sadly it does not for me. I think if your face is essentially flawless (no wrinkles and tiny pores) then this might be great for you for a full coverage mineral foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I am a former Liquid foundation feind, reformed forever ever since using YB. i have tried every kind of liq found avail - Benefit, Estee Lauder Double Wear, MAC studio fix - all of which are heavy found with full cov.
by chance i thought i would give this a go, i was gettin shellac manicure done at a day spa + thought i would kill some time - the girls were happy to give me a free makeup makeover - in which they matched me to a loose found and as they went they showed me how to apply
- (tap into lid, dab and tap kabuki brush ensure even amount of powder, with small circular motions buff into skin starting in t-zone and working the product out)
my routine is to
+ apply rosehip oil all over my face as a natural moisturizer - and let soak in for about 10 mins while i have breakfast. -YB have a fantastic primer which is reccomended to use but it was too pricy for me at this point.
+ YOU MUST APPLY mineral rice setting powder first - using the same tap and dab motion.
+ followed by the loose mineral foundation - using the same application technique
+ it is at this point that you apply your concealer if needed, i usually dont bother with any but depends on what stage of the month i am in (dam pre menstrual breakouts)
to finish the base - apply the mineral rice setting powder all over face - concentrating on t zone forehead nose chin. gently buff using small circles.
now dont think this routine is going to take ages - this is the finest milled powder going around and melts into your skin if you are matched correctly with a color, it is seamless. i am LAZY when it comes to makeup and one of my pet hates is having to re-apply during the day. so going from long wearing studio makeup like mac and estee lauder dw - this was a huge deal for me. but i am converted. it took a few days to get used to being differrent applic/coverage but there is no better feeling in the world than looking in the mirror and SEEING YOU. i love it that i look and feel like a natural more better looking version of myself! my skin has not looked better - i rarely breakout (apart from above mentioned pms) and i have never had comments on my skin like i have since using YB.
I HIGHLY REC getting matched proffesionaly in a salon/stockist.
the trial pack is AMAZING value - x2 diff color foundations, mineral rice setting powder, High Def loose powder, loose mineral brush and travel size kabuki brush for around $70AUD - albeit they are smaller than the regular sized products but i have yet to run out of the setting powder and have used it daily - for around 3 months. less is more.
skin looks airbrushed, even toned and flawless. do yourself a favour and try it! WEARING YB LOOSE MINERAL FOUNDATION IN MY MUA PROFILE PICTURE - and napoleon blush patrol - which is why it looks bronzey/shiney on the cheeks. but this will give you an idea of my natural day/work makeup face and how it looks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I tried this and didn't like it at all despite trying many ways - and many brushes - to apply it. It's too shiny and settles into and highlights my pores and the fine hair on my face - it actually makes my skin look worse after I apply it.
I know you're only supposed to apply a very small amount of product, but it really didn't work for me.
Like all youngblood products, the colour range is also not great.
Finally I really dislike the packaging -- unlike, for instance the packaging of MUFE HD Powder -- there is no rim around the part of the container where the powder comes out of, so the excess powder easily falls out of the container - you can only store excess powder in the lid, which is inconvenient.
Would not recommend this. Maybe I just suck at applying mineral powder foundations though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
YB mineral makeup was recommended to me by a close friend who raved on about it. I was after a foundation that didnít clog my skin and that had good coverage and looked natural. The coverage is decent, as long as you apply it correctly. The foundation is very shiny and looks like you are wearing shimmer on your face, which I highly disliked. I have very fine pores and have never noticed them before, but this foundation highlights every pore, line and bump on your face, which accentuates the fact that you are wearing makeup. The makeup is great as long as you donít touch your face (letís face it everyone is bound to accidentally rub their face at some point during the day.) So by the end of the day my skin looks patchy, shiny and uneven. VERY DISAPPOINTING, ESPECIALLY FOR THE PRICE ( $77AU).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I love this mineral powder! Ive tried bare minerals and didn't like it. I tried to like it but it made my face too shiny and scaly looking, and didn't cover the redness on my cheeks. I have broken capillaries on my cheeks from years of skiing and snowboarding and not taking care of my skin (oops). Not so with YB powder! It's smooth and creamy and gives great coverage. I don't need to use concealer, it doesn't dry me out and it has a perfect matte/glowy finish. It's kind of expensive but a little goes a long way. And the packaging is pretty good. The dispenser is raised so that when the lid is closed the holes are right up against the lid, so the powder doesnt spill out. A tiny bit still gets out but overall, pretty clever packaging I thought. Also it hasn't broken me out. I think it's a good product for sensitive skins. I heard the brand was initially formulated to be used by recovering surgery patients so its supposed to be super gentle and hypoallergenic and all that good stuff.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
One of the best mineral make up their is! I have a bit of hormonal acne it settles it down quite nicely, makes my skin luminous and glowly without driping with oil, people say how amazing my skin look with this makeup I don't have good skin. Its magically I would wear this for my wedding day only down side to this product if your a person on the go you may prefer a cream compact or matt compact. The powder can go everywhere.
But if you don't mind it it the BEST!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I want to love this product, but I've got some issues with it.
For starters, the good:
-This foundation looks incredible when first applied. Absolutely flawless finish.
-It goes a verrrrrry long way, you don't need to use much.
-Good coverage and easy to build.
-My biggest thing with foundation is a lasting matte look. I find this stuff doesn't last long at all for me. I find my MAC and Nude powders to last much longer. This is also most noticeable under my eyes (I always have horrendous dark circles). It makes me look like I've had a big night and haven't bothered to clean up my makeup and it shows how tired I always naturally look.
-Like mentioned, the price. Woweee.
-Also, may sound petty, but I don't find it to look all that good in photos, either.
So I'm not sure if I'm perhaps not applying it properly, not quite the right colour, applying too much, my skin type (I have quite dry skin) or if it isn't very compatible with my base foundation.
After reading all these reviews I'm going to give it another shot and even try to wear it as my only foundation. But this is my experience of it so far, and I've had it for about 4 months, I just haven't used it all too much.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Hello! I have never written a review on anything before, but because I love this product so much I just had to write one! I have combination skin, so during the day my forehead and nose area become pretty oily. The rest of my face is normal.
When I first used this foundation, I had quite a bit of acne on my forehead and nose area (many big bumps, cystic acne, spots, lots of redness). Oh, by the way, I bought the Loose Mineral Foundation in soft beige :) And after using this foundation, my skin looked so much clearer and there was absolutely no redness at all! Even though it did not eliminate the bumps from my acne, it still gave me a very nice complexion :) Also, it managed to control my crazy oil spasms during the day! Normally during the day when I look at myself in the mirror, I look pretty oily... But using this product absolutely prevents that! It gives a subtle, almost dewy, finish that's not too matte. It's perfect.
This foundation did not break me out at all. So this is great for those with acne, or sensitive skin! Though, if you have quite a bit of acne, you will need to use more of the product per application in order to minimize the appearance of bumps. But don't be scared, this foundation feels like you have nothing at all on your face! It's absolutely amazing <3
Previously, I mentioned that I purchased this product in soft beige. However, this was too pale for me so now I have it in warm beige. I am an asian that's more on the tan side with yellow undertones. Even though this product is expensive ($60 AUD), it is totally worth it! I recently bought this from yesstyle.com for only $45 AUD but it hasn't arrived yet. All in all, fantastic product :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Blue
When I first tried this product I didn't like it one bit.. I found out it was because I did not apply it correctly..
The first time I just used a regular powder brush to apply.. and i did not "warm up" the minerals by blending it out in a circular motion.. So I got to much on which throughout the day looked messy, ghostly and enlarged my already big pores..
But I wasn't going to give up because my girlfriend use it and her skin looks FLAWLESS always..
So, I bought a really good mineral foundation brush and applied it as told (did not believe it could be that easy) in circular motions around my face and I have never looked more natural and felt like not wearing makeup..
I think its easy to touch up and looks amazing and natural all day...! I have worn it for over a year now everyday and have gone from pimple town to no zits in 6 months !! :D
I don't know if it is this product or due to the fact that I used MAC studio liquid before..
Anyway, I LOVE IT!! :D (Oh, and the packaging is also super, you get just the right amount out, no mess!)
I use it on my lazy days, or when I have really bad skin - I however dislike its tendency to make me shine fairly quick (I have really oily skin) and thus I prefer a more mat finish.
I love it non the less though! 4 stars!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
this stuff is amazing!!!!! i love it! im so glad that i found it! it matches my skin PERFECTLY. like everyone else says, it is very expensive. but it is worth every penny. i feel more confident when i have it on because it covers everything, and thats a big seller for me because i have oily skin and acne marks :( but this covers it all! if you purchase this it would be wise to purchase the foundation brush that youngblood makes because every other brush ive tried using sucks. so save up for both of em. over all, i LOVE this product
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I chose YoungBlood based on the reviews from MUA and YouTube tutorials. I was afraid mineral makeup wouldn't look natural on me especially since I'm over 50. I am pleasantly surprised. I doubt I'll ever use another foundation. It's amazing to say the least. I do moisturize and use primer before application. I use the Ecotools retractable Kabuki brush to apply. I think the brush and primer are extremely important. Youngblood foundation does not accentuate my lines or pores, in fact it's the opposite, gives me a very "glowy" and natural look covering my flaws. I have noticed there is a fine line between too much and not enough, that part takes a little practice and lots of buffing in, well worth it. I also like the blush, it's sheer and and natural. I highly recommend.