Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Spring 2012 Collection Review plus a Giveaway!




About Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Founder and President of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Pauline Youngblood, had cystic acne as a teenager. She was told then by her doctor that she shouldn't wear makeup because the skin needed to breathe and heal. Like most teenagers, this just wasn't a suitable option.

As an adult, Pauline loved helping people, which lead her to work as a Medical Aesthetician in Beverly Hills offices of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. After working with people on a daily basis who had traumatized skin from harsh laser treatments, acne and rosacea, she began to work with chemists to develop a more suitable option. She wanted a cosmetic that would cover raw, inflamed or discolored skin but allow the skin to breathe and heal. This lead to her initial work with natural mineral cosmetics.

After developing her first loose mineral foundation, Youngblood's patients experienced such success that they continued to use it long after their skin had healed. Patients and friends then convinced her to sell it commercially and in 1996, Pauline founded Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is now a full line of cosmetics and Youngblood Cosmetics continues to create top quality products which are innovative in packaging and in their formulations.

REVIEW

I received Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Spring line which is due out in March 2012. As someone with skin issues, I appreciate cosmetics that don't make my skin worse. I was shocked when the package arrived as I had no idea what would be included in the Spring collection.

I received: 4 Luminous Creme Blushes, 1 Lipstick and 1 Eye-Illuminating Duo Pencil.

Isn't Youngblood packaging sleek??
The first product I tried was the eye-illuminating duo pencil($22.00 MSRP). 
As the name suggests, it's a dual-ended multi-purpose pencil. On one end, it's a matte tone in a pink-nude, the other a shimmer in a iridescent champagne-beige color. Designed to brighten, reflect light and accentuate and transform tired-looking features, this pencil can be used as an eyeshadow base or to enhance eyes. I used it as an eyeshadow base and couldn't believe how easily it applied. Normally, makeup pencil items are hard to apply and almost hurt to apply due to the pressure that's needed. This was NOT the case! It helped my eyes look more open and bright, which I totally need. 

Over the course of a few days, I tried each luminous creme blush ($27.00 MSRP each).

Top Left: Taffeta
Top Right: Rose Quartz
Bottom Left: Champagne Life
Bottom Right: Tropical Glow

These new luminous creme blushes are amazing! They are super creamy and full of shimmery luminosity. I couldn't believe how easily they applied, how long they lasted after being put on and how much shimmer they had. They are oil free and can be easily applied using fingertips, which is how I applied them. I really liked each color. All four shades are suitable for all skin tones as well. LOVE THESE!

The last product I received for review was a Youngblood lipstick in Tangelo ($19.00 MSRP). 

Sheer, creamy coral-orange color

I admit that this isn't my color at all even though it states it's suitable for all skin tones. However, for review purposes, I did put some on so I could at least tell you about it. It applied very easily and was super creamy. I left it on for a few hours around the house(again, not my color at all and I wasn't leaving my house with it on, sorry Youngblood!). Even after drinking and eating normally, it seemed to withstand pretty well and stayed looking pretty fresh at the days end. I love everything about this lipstick except the color.

I would highly recommend this cosmetic line to anyone, especially those with traumatized skin or issues such as acne.   None of these products caused me any irritations, inflammation or any breakouts.

Buy It: You can purchase Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics at their website. The Spring Collection I reviewed will be available starting March 1, 2012.

Win It: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has generously offered one lucky reader the following Youngblood items:

-Crushed Mineral Blush in Tulip ($22.00 MSRP)
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-Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Timeless ($43.00 MSRP)
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-Lipstick in Mystere ($19.00 MSRP)
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-Lipgloss in Champagne Ice ($23.00 MSRP)
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-Loose Mineral Foundation in the winner’s shade ($42.00 MSRP)

Natural Mineral Foundation


Total prize pack value is $149.00!!


RULES: You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the US. Giveaway ends 2/14/12 at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will be picked using Random.org and will be emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter.



Disclosure: I received complementary samples in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. All opinions were honest and my own.

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Comments

peg42 said…
I'd love to try the Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in the Timeless collection.
Thanks so much
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com
tamathamc said…
love the forever pink, lovely color & great cause-breast cancer research.. tamatha hunter
Courtney B said…
i love the rose quartz cream! so pretty!

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com
susan1215 said…
Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara

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rosannepm said…
I learned that it won't block pores and you can use it on rosacea
rosans4@comcast.net
Caitlin McClure said…
I like the Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow
bruja said…
I would LOOOOOVE to try the
Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint
LaurenBear said…
would love to try the crushed minerals eye shadow!!!

Lauren Bear
@laurenbear220
laurenbbear at gmail dot com
Lynn H said…
I would love to try the Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Timeless
Catie said…
I love the Lunar Dust!
cdziuba said…
Hi, your link directly from the first rafflecopter entry doesn't work, but I googled them. I like their commitment to Breast Cancer funding, and would love this:
Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow, in the different colors
Jemmy said…
love the color of the mystere lipstick
julis55 said…
I love the Lunar Dust
akronugurl said…
i really like to try the rose quartz cream :)

freebiel0ve @yahoo.com
PAIGE said…
I'd love the large Kabuki brush.
elysesw@aol.com
Rubyfizzle said…
I love the lipgloss in "guava."
laroyal said…
I really like the Mineral Basics Kit. It looks like a good starter kit to test this make up out. I love that this make is good for people who struggle with acne...that's so me! I need this make-up. Thanks for a chance!!

laroyal06 at gmail dot com
Emiline said…
I love how many options there are for lipsticks.
dianetowin said…
So many colors - I learned that it can be used with rosesea which I have. My daughter has acne and it is OK with that too, b/c if I won this, she would steal it from me!
MamaStace said…
I like their lightweight 2 in 1 cream to powder

nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com
Rebecca Graham said…
I like the Natural Mineral Foundation in Pearl.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com
Karen said…
LOVE the Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in the Timeless collection :)

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Brittney said…
storm eye shadow
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com
Meggiedarlin said…
I love all of the colors in their eyeshadows.

ighmeg at yahoo dot com
Miranda Ward said…
the Natural Mineral Foundation in Pearl



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FrangiePani said…
I liked Younglood's Lipgloss in "Delicious". Beautiful color.
jslbrown_03(at)yahoo(dot)com
Amy said…
I liked the Brow Artiste kit in Auburn!
Lovleigh said…
Love the brique lip liner!
nightowl said…
I like the Lip Liner Pencil in plum.
Melissa said…
I like the Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara.
lisa.blogs2 at gmail dot com
Nicole C. said…
I like the Lipgloss in Embellished.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com
sweetsue said…
The Crushed Mineral Blush in Dusty Pink is my favorite.
Susan Chester
Joy said…
I like the Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com
kcthelush said…
I'd try the Mineral Basics Kit.
kcthelush said…
Their cosmetics are Non-comodegenic...
rachel b. said…
would love to try the Brow Artiste
Tawnya said…
I love "Even with our flawless coverage, you'll feel like you're wearing no makeup at all."
I would love to try the Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara!
limepink said…
I'd love to try the Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad
littleangel_mw said…
I like : Lip Shine
Lip Shine in crush



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amanda hoffman said…
i like the Mineral Lash Prime
Ledford Land said…
I like the crushed mineral eyeshadow in kasbah!

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Francine said…
Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara
rsbryswrrl said…
I like that the mineral makeup won't clog pores.

rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com
angel320 said…
I loved the Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow - beautiful colors!
Terra H. said…
I learned that many of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics' products contain titanium dioxide, a natural mineral with sun-protective properties. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com
Jacqui Odell said…
I love all the different colors in eye-shadows
katja9_10 said…
I like the Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow.
i also like the pressed mineral foundation

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com
jenny said…
i like there eyeliner jenny9675309ATyahooDOTcom
pmj said…
I really like the mineral basics kit.

pjames330 at aol dot com
heymissvirginia said…
I love the kabuki brushes!
ACMommy3 said…
interested in the Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara -- and I learned that all Youngblood's products are free of talc & other fillers that can irritate skin, yeaaah! :-)
desdun31 said…
I like the Champagne Ice lipgloss.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com
posts said…
I'd like to try the Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream
Deb said…
I would like to try the Lunar Dust
Hoa said…
I would love to try the Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint.

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com
Melissa O. said…
I like the range of shades for the skin products...though it's always hard to tell which one is perfect for me!

wolverina401 at gmail dot com
Debbie said…
I learned that mineral cosmetics reflect light to smooth fine lines and blemishes and because they are made from the earth, mineral cosmetics are much healthier
Breanne said…
I'd like to try the morganite eye shadow
Debbie C said…
I think I'd like their Mineral Primer to prepare my face perfectly for mineral application.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com
I would love to try the Outrageous Lashes, Mineral Lenthening Mascara!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashleymorrissey90(at)yahoo(dot)com
Bellemorte82 said…
Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream
Helen said…
I like the crushed mineral eye shadow in golden beryl
skitsbits2000 said…
I would love to try the gel eyeliner
weta1972 said…
Incredible Wear Gel Linerin Eclipse
Emmy Coffee said…
I would love to try the Mineral Radiance Crème Powder Foundation
Love that Youngblood is perfect for all ages and skin types! {entering as Erin Cox on the RF form}
yellowlabs said…
I love the "Timeless" Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad!
HydeKayla said…
I would like to try the lip glosses.
khyde19@yahoo.com
edubwin said…
I want to try the Incredible Wear gel liner.
805chick7 at gmail dot com
ferriz said…
i liked the ultimate foundation brush!

danielle b

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com
I would like to try the 2-1 powder!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com
Becca Ann said…
I would love to try the incredible wear gel liner
jandsfox_143 said…
I would like the Liquid Mineral Foundation.
shawnac68@hotmail.com
jwal90 said…
I would love to try Minerals in the Mist

farmermomwife at yahoo dot com
Liz N. said…
I would love to try the Liquid Mineral Foundation.

Liz Neal

marcsgirl61 at gmail dot com
brich2222 said…
learned they support breast cancer research

brich22 at earthlink dot net
cpsnsamples said…
i like the
Kabuki Brushes



cpsnsamples@aol.com
kathy pease said…
i love the sheer passion lipstick
ellie said…
I'd love to try the Lunar Dust.
Chisum Crew said…
Incredible Wear Gel Liner in Elipse. Raffle Copter: happi shopr
Incredible Wear Gel Liner
vmkids3 at msn dot com
I love the Mineral Lengthening Mascara! Thanks so much for the chance!

Brandy Nelson
Dara Nix said…
I LOVE the Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream!
kitty32504 at cox dot net
channallocks said…
the Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in the Timeless collection.
Tara W said…
I like the lipgloss in Glorious.
Vee said…
I'd love to get my hands on the gel liner
Alicia said…
The twilight Lunar Dust is amazing! I would love to use it when my boyfriend and I go out for special dates :D
Karen said…
I like that they don't use animal testing. Thanks for the giveaway.

President dot peaches at hotmail dot com
kimbo1970 said…
Would like to try the crush minerals eye makeup.

eddingsfamily@prodigy.net
Sarah said…
i like the Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara

sarahurick(at)comcast(dot)net
Bonni said…
I would like to try the crushed mineral eye shadow or the mineral radiance moisture tint
susie said…
I would like to try the lipgloss, in any color...
Michaela R said…
I love the Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint
Claire said…
I like the Incredible Wear Gel Liner!
crystalf said…
I would love to have the Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow

Heather Smoke. thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com
mary gardner said…
i like their Incredible Wear gel liner and would love to try it!

marygardner49 at aol dot com
Marianna said…
I like the ultimate foundation brush
GracePartyof5 said…
I really like the mineral basics kit!!! Seems like it would be perfect for me!

maryjeanrenshaw@msn.com
Ashley Hughes said…
I like the Incredible Wear Gel Liner in Espresso.
Carolyn said…
I like the Minerals Mist products. You spritz it on after cleansing to lock in moisture, and then again after applying makeup to set your foundation. Sounds cool!

cmkrieger at gmail dot com
Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara
bigbossross1 said…
My wife would like a kabuki brush.

sweepsking35@yahoodotcom
Barbara said…
Thanks for the great contest!
bahjeep@aol.com
missrantsypants said…
i wanna try the mascara.

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
mightynaynay said…
I like the Minerals in the Mist
mightynaynay(at)cs.com
Kendra Gillilan said…
great for the skin in not blogging pores
LuckyTJG said…
"Guava" lipgloss sounds divine!
knb562 said…
i liked the instructional video on how to get the daytime look with the starlet eyeshadow quad

knbsweeps at yahoo dot com
Kimbuckjr said…
My favorite product is the "Eyeshadow Brush."
kimbuckjr@yahoo.com
Gianna said…
Luxurious Powder Brush.
wallindeb said…
I would love to try Natural Mineral Foundation
wallindeb@yahoo.com
Suzanne said…
The lipgloss looks fun!
WWillows6 said…
I would like to try the Natural Mineral Foundation in Barely Beige.

Lisa Garner
ZESTYWONDERLAND said…
I would also love to try the Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara & the Mineral Lash Prime!
zestywonderland@gmail.com
daveshir2005 said…
I love the Natural Mineral Foundation.

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dvice12 said…
I like the Eye Liner Pencil
purango said…
I like the coral kiss Lipgloss. garrettsambo@aol.com
MAC Mom said…
I like the pressed Mineral eyeshadow quad in starlet.

Jessica K.
wendym said…
I like the Mineral Starter set. I have sensitive skin.

wendym at cableone dot net
/\Heather/\ said…
I love the Pressed Individual Eyeshadow in topaz.
heatherpooh (hotmail)

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