Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

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At the Into the West Blogger Network (#ITWBN) event we were kindly gifted some Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics products to test out.

Ive heard a few Irish bloggers talk about youngblood but I had never really caught on to the bandwagon and tried them out. Now I have no idea why I didn’t try these. The two products I have trialled out above, are amazing and I don’t mean a little bit amazing. There awesome!

The foundation does look a little too dark for me but once I put it on, it blended into my skin perfectly. The shade I have is sun kissed, which would be perfect if your a NW20/25.  Youngblood’s Liquid Mineral Foundation is paraben and cruelty free! It leaves a silky and dewy finish.

This cream blush is the bomb dot com! I personally wouldn’t use it as a blusher because I never wear blusher and this is a bit too shimmery for me. But I have been using Champagne Life as a highlighter. It is a beautiful frosted pink. Its so beautiful on the cheekbones.

I can’t wait to try out more youngblood cosmetics. Do you have any favourite products that you love?

 

 

bareMinerals BareSkin Foundation Review

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Once I found out that bareMinerals was bringing out a liquid foundation I knew I had to try it. I love mineral foundation so I wanted to see if they could get the same results with a liquid foundation.

This foundations a pure brightening serum foundation formulated for all skin types.  BareMinerals says its “a tone-correcting mineral foundation and skin care serum in one. This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter , more youthful appearance. Made with the bare minimum ingredients, its like nothing you’ve ever tested before”

My thoughts

finish- Dewy, medium coverage that is very build able. A little goes along way.Throughout the day is does tend to look a little oily on me, I have normal/dry skin for reference so a powder is needed. I found the foundation disappeared from my cheeks and chin in 6 hours for some people that may be ok for me its not. I need my foundation to stick around all day. Ain’t nobody want a patchy face.

Smell- Its smells like play-doh. It lingers for a while and then its unnoticeable.

Application- I apply this with my Real Techniques Expert Face brush. I find the brush above doesn’t give great coverage and it also takes forever to blend! Maybe I’m using it wrong! I’ll practice and report back on the brush situation. I apply three drops to the brush and buff it in like normal. I then apply another drop and buff this into my cheeks where I feel I need more coverage. 

Suitable for- In my opinion  normal to dry skin. Oily girls this is not for you.

Shade-The shade range is huge, you will find one perfect for your skin tone. I am the shade Bare Natural 07 .

Overall I love the finish of this foundation when it is just been applied but the fact that it doesn’t last very well bother me. I have found that if I put a mineral powder on top it does last a bit longer.

 

Thoughts on Brow Threading

Brows

Whats is it: A treatment where unwanted hairs are plucked out by using twisted thread.

Good:

  • cleaner finish
  • not painful
  • Lasts longer than plucking
  • Gentle on the skin compared to waxing
  • Inexpensive
  • A better shape is acheived

Bad

  • the sound I can’t describe it but I find it uncomfortable