For the past few months I’ve been trying to be more aware of the ingredients in my beauty products, and as part of that I’ve been trying to incorporate more vegan and sustainable products into my kit. So when I met some of the team behind Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics at the Professional Beauty Show and they offered to let me try a few products, I immediately said yes and asked which ones were vegan!
I am wearing: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer* | Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation in Pebble* | Youngblood Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder in Translucent* | RMS Beauty “un” cover-up in #11 | Benetint | My Little Beauty’s Complexion Enhancer – Glowing Skin | Eyeko Eye Do Mascara | Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is a range of cruelty free mineral make up originally designed with sensitive, post-op and post-treatment skin in mind, and I tried the Liquid Mineral Foundation* and Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder* – both of which are vegan.
Liquid Mineral Foundation* – I’m an avid fan of using foundation primer, so I tried this foundation with both my Laura Mercier Foundation Primer* and Benefit POREfessional Primer, and found it looked better and lasted longer with the Laura Mercier one. The Youngblood foundation applied easily and evenly with my Beauty Blender Sponge to provide natural, lightweight coverage. It never felt heavy or cakey, and I liked that I never looked like I was ‘wearing makeup’ while still evening out the hyper-pigmentation. It lasted through the full working day, and I didn’t feel desperate for a top-up for after work drinks. Bonus: it didn’t agitate my acne – success!
Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder* – I used this powder to set my foundation, and while it comes with a powder puff I chose to apply it with my MAC kabuki brush. This is because having clean tools is a non-negotiable for me, and I never feel as though I can properly clean powder puffs. (Regardless, the powder puff and built-in mirror are pretty handy when I’m on the go!) Some days I was able to achieve a beautiful airbrushed finish, but if I accidentally used too much (and let’s face it, if I’m rushing in the morning this is, unfortunately, likely to happen) then I felt like I looked a bit too powdery. With that in mind, I’ve reserved this powder for days when I have the time to dedicate to applying it properly so that I don’t waste it and also am happy with my look.
Overall both of these products are good quality that do what they say on the packaging, don’t rub off on my clothes and also have all-day lasting power. While I am definitely happy with both of these products, the foundation is a real winner for me and I’d definitely purchase it for myself when I run out!
Have you tried Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics? What do you think of the products?
Please note: while the products marked with a star (*) in this blog post were gifts, the views expressed are my own.