Monday, May 1, 2017

Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation Review

Our favorite foundation, that we use at the salon for makeup applications, has been discontinued. It was called Transforming Foundation and now we are on the hunt for another one that we love before we run out of what we have. One of our suppliers suggested Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation. So, I gave it a go!
youngblood liquid mineral foundation
I completely agree with the philosophy of Youngblood cosmetics. These are mineral cosmetics that contain no talc, parabens or artificial fragrance and they are not tested on animals. The Liquid Mineral Foundation is also vegan and gluten free. This foundation contains a lot of flower and plant extracts. Which is great, except for my allergy friends. You really need to read the ingredient list for potential allergens.

The foundation color we tried was Golden Tan, Not a bad color for me. It comes in a 1 ounce plastic pump bottle for $49.00.
youngblood liquid mineral foundation golden tan

I found the foundation to be a light, somewhat thin liquid. You can see it starts to move down the palm of my hand when I tilt it. It has a very light fresh fragrance to it which comes from a blend of the essential oils lemon, orange and ylang-ylang. It provides sheer to medium coverage with a satin finish.
youngblood liquid mineral foundation texture

Application
The best way to apply this foundation is with a foundation brush or your fingers. A damp sponge makes the foundation too watery and it doesn't go on right. A dry sponge sucks up too much of the product.
youngblood liquid mineral foundation on skin

The Review
I applied the Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation with a brush and my fingers over a moisturizer. I did not use a primer and I didn't set it with powder so I could see how it did on it's own. It looked nice. I found it to go evenly but it became a little blotchy throughout the day. I felt I needed to reapply it midday to smooth it out. Perhaps, my skin absorbed some water from it. A primer would probably solve that problem. The second day, I tried it with setting powder (still no primer). The powder did make it hold up better. I felt the slight itch from the foundation after application that disappeared quickly.

This foundation didn't provide a lot of coverage. The coverage was sheer and would only build slightly more with more layers. The finish had a fresh, dewy look. It felt very moisturizing and creased ever so slightly into the smile lines.

I think this is a great, light feeling foundation for everyday use. It doesn't provide enough coverage and has too much shine for photographic makeup for me. The hunt continues.

Ingredients:
Water, Cyclomethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Glycerin, Reduced Salt Deep Sea Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Polyoxyethylene, Methylpolysiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Lauryl PGG/PEG-18/18 Methicone, Squalane, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Natto Gum, Cereus Granfiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Chamomillia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Magnolia Biondii Bark Extract, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Propolis Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Allantion, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Natural Fragrant Essential Oils- Lemon, Orange, Ylang-Ylang). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide(Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl77492, Cl77499).

You can find Youngblood Cosmetics at salons and spas, on the Youngblood site and on amazon at great prices!

Click here to shop for Youngblood foundation

Tips on using Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation:

1. Apply your moisturizer.
2. Apply Youngblood Mineral Foundation Primer.
3. Apply Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation.
4. Apply Youngblood Minerial Rice Setting Powder (loose or pressed).


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