This incredibly unique silky powder is a foundation, concealer and powder all in one.
translucent or full coverage
no oils, dies, perfume or alcohol
exclusive no-mess container
My HG of Minerals I have rather large pores and combo skin. After trying many other mineral makeups that made me too shiny I tried YB. This is FABULOUS. Apply in morning, set with their Mineral Rice Setting Powder and I'm good for all day - including sweating while gardening. Hurray!...more info
As a careful consumer.... ...I investigate most everything I purchase online. I had been seeing ads for mineral foundations for awhile, and was always intrigued. I have tried most every product in the world; those of us with sensitive skin tend to do this. Basically everything sans oxygen makes my skin break out, so I have to be extremely careful with what I buy. I had been using a cream to powder foundation for years which was great, but a little heavy. Being a stage performer, I have to wear heavy make-up for my gigs, so I prefer something lighter for my everyday life. I can tell you that this foundation is as light as air with great coverage.
After receiving an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas, I thought this was the perfect time to try this foundation. Also, Youngblood was the only mineral foundation retailer at the time selling on Amazon. After reading the good reviews, I went for it.
My foundation arrived in the mail a few days after Christmas, and now being the end of July, I still have A LOT left in the container. This information is helpful when you receive your tiny little container in the mail.
Having a good brush is the most critical element, as well as having a good moisturizer. There is a little bit of a learning curve so give it a couple of days of practice. Youngblood will send you an information sheet this I found very helpful.
I have slightly larger pores around my nose, so my tip for this is to apply the make up then take your finger and lightly rub it in, then take your brush and lightly go back over the area; this virtually makes those pores disappear. I also use my finger when covering blemishes, which I have to say I don't get many of. Those who have a bit more acne may feel different about this. I also use a good under eye concealer for my dark circles. I'm sure Youngblood works well for this; I have just never tried it.
For some mineral products, they claim to basically be miracle workers, making you look ten years younger, some also say that they cover up large facial blemishes. I'm not sure if this is a miracle product, and I tend to be suspicious of products that make such promises. There will never be a substitute for a good skin care regiment and moisturizer with SPF. I can tell you for sure that I get a lot of great comments about my skin, my skin glows, and most importantly I feel like I look great. I highly recommend this product.
The best foundation ever I've got to say I've tried it all when it comes to a makeup. I've been using Youngblood loose mineral foundation for about three years now and after trying so many things I honestly believe that it's the best foundation ever. It perfectly covers all the flaws such as blemishes, stains, redness etc. without looking too heavy. My skin seems flawless after I apply it. The only thing is, you should make sure that your skin is well moisturized and exfoliated before you apply it - otherwise the loose foundation will emphasize the flakes and other signs of dryness....more info
Lovely! This is the best foundation I have ever tried. I have a tendency to get red skin, which Youngblood eliminates completely without looking unnatural. The first time I applied it I thought it made my pores show, but I realised it was just a matter of working it into the skin correctly with the right Youngblood brush. Doing so, my skin appears flawless. Highly recommended!...more info
Great coverage, easy to use I've used Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation since 2005, when it was applied to my face at a spa at the suggestion of the makeup artist. I had never used mineral powder before. I was surprised by the excellent coverage the mineral powder provided, superior even to cream foundation. Sun spots and age spots disappear under the Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation, and it takes less than a minute to apply. My only complaint is that the mineral powder does not last all day. But then again reapplication takes less than a minute....more info
not enough coverage When I put this makeup on it covered nothing, and made my pores look larger. The pressed power foundation is much better...more info
My favorite powder mineral foundation! And I've tried many over the last few years, including Jane Iredale (pressed and loose powder), Bare Minerals, Sheer Cover, AfterGlow, and PUR. While the other products are decent (PUR was the only exception. I didn't care for it at all), Youngblood's powder foundation is a standout in all categories...it's silky, applies easily, the colors are fantastic and varied, coverage lasts and lasts, and it doesn't get cakey if applied correctly - even with reapplication.
Finding a match was a breeze, as they offer low-cost samples - - an excellent way to experiment with different shades without breaking the bank. Packages arrive quickly, too.
I have developed a special way with loose powder foundations to make them last twice as long, reduce that masky look you can get when reapplying product, control shine, and most importantly, customize the exact level of coverage and color I put on my face: I mix with about an equal amount of good face powder such as CornSilk (my all-time fave - bar none), then split up the now-doubled product into 2 containers...one for home, and one to take in my purse for touch ups.
The 1:1 ratio works great with my particular oily skin, but can be customize for anyone simply by adjusting the ratios. Just keep in mind, all powder foundations perform their best when skin has been properly exfoliated, moisturized, and all moisturizers have sunk in completely so skin isn't wet when you start to apply the powder.
One more suggestion: DO NOT use a cheap brush, like that uncomfortable, scratchy thing Sheer Cover sends out. The product won't blend as nicely, either. The absolute best brush I've found: Jane Iredale's The Handy. Indispensable, luxurious, and worth every cent!
Youngblood has a fantastic product - - Highly recommended!...more info
GORGEOUS finish! I use this makeup every day and I am hooked! It looks so natural, and I get TONS of compliments on my skin (which isn't that great without makeup) when I wear it. :) Youngblood is unlike any traditional foundation I've tried, including some "other" mineral makeup brands! Forget Bare Escentuals and all those other ones--Youngblood is pharmaceutical grade and milled finer, thus giving it a MUCH better finish. I love that you don't have to mix your own colors--there are tons of shades to choose from, and you can always go up or down a shade and still look natural. I also love the fact that it has natural SPF and no harsh chemicals. (Since your skin absorbs 90% of what you put on it, the more natural, the better!) It doesn't feel like it's clogging my pores and I've worn it during workouts with no adverse effects--yay!
I will say that the application does take some getting used to if you've never used a loose mineral makeup before, but once you master it the results are amazing. I made a list of the steps I find most useful in applying Youngblood's loose mineral makeup:
1. ALWAYS use moisturizer approximately 10 minutes beforehand--if you don't, the brush may feel harsh or worse, you'll get a "powdery" look!
2. Use a bit of concealer on problem areas before applying foundation--it makes it look more natural.
3. Use the Ultimate Foundation Brush (preferred--expensive but worth it) or a kabuki brush (not nearly as effective) for the best results.
4. Put less product than you think you need on the brush and TAP it on the side of the container to shake off any excess. Less is more!
5. Using firm pressure, start towards the outside of the face and work your way in (to avoid using too much product on your cheeks, which looks horrible). Use the brush in a CIRCULAR motion to ensure best blending.
I would HIGHLY recommend this makeup if you have fairly normal skin. If you have extremely oily or dry skin, this may not be the product for you. Oily skin may still maintain some shine after using this product, so I'd recommend Youngblood's pressed mineral foundation instead. Dry skin may not absorb product as well, so I'd recommend Youngblood's liquid foundation for that. I've tried all of the Youngblood foundations and found the loose best suited for my skin type, but you may find that one of the others is better for you....more info
Great coverage I always use this face powder. Ive tried others that are more convenient for me to buy but am not as satisfied as I am with Youngblood. The loose powder is my favorite and will probably use it for many years to come. Very easy to apply which is essential for my lifestyle!...more info
Mentioned in WWD Beauty August 2007 IT list for Mineral makeup This is a good product my focus are on the following:
-quality-it is light weight and feels good on my skin. The foundation easily transferred product from my face to paperwork when used alone. ie. no setting powder was used.
-coverage-supplemented with a MAC cream based concealer to cover the areas that needed extra coverage ie acne spots
-shiny face-very oily compared to when I was using Bare Minerals. Currently, experimenting with using the Bare Mineral Veil after applying YB Minerals to cut down on the shine and makeup transfers from face to paperwork.
-storeage of minerals after each application-I place the minerals on the lid of the container prior to application. I have a problem storing the minerals that I didn't use. This is not a problem in the BM line. I expected more from this container since I paid $35 dollars for a package that is approx the width of an 16.9 FL oz bottle of water and the height of the number 2# pencil.
This should be a 4 rating but I bumped up to a 5 since it is parabens-free and Propylene Glycol-free.
The best minerals you can put your trust in I had been a user of Bare Minerals or Escentuals for over 5 years and I love the way mineral makeup help with the acne and everything but BE interfered with the Retin-A medication I was using on my face. And that wasn't pretty. I couldn't sweat with BE because it would burn, couldn't put to much for the same reason and then the color selection for women of color isn't good.
You practically have to be a chemist to add this color with that color and blend in that along with the bisque, warmth and mineral veil which equal to "a pain in the you know where". Who has time for all that! And to add insult to injury despite all of those things my face broke out when I stop wearing the BE foundation, so I knew something had to be done. I still wanted the mineral makeup but not the way BE was doing to my face so I thought that all mineral makeup would give me the same reaction. So check out this sample from Youngblood and I was literally was blown away.
First the sample of "hazlenut" blended so well that it literally disappered into the skin, finally a mineral foundation that matches my skin tone! What a blessing!!!!!!! And if in case I do sweat , it doesn't burn at all, or burn me if I'm still on the Retin-A therpy. All the colors of the samples I can use as a highlighter, concealer, and eyeshadow. It even covered my mom's dark circles which are very dark to no need for heavy concealment like Dermablend that is so thick and opaque. And lastly, it lasts all day. My only complaint is with Younblood that it isnt readily available everywhere, only here at amazon (when they are in stock) or calling a 1-800 number listed on their website and of course Ebay if you trust going there...............I didnt want to be one of those mineral-hoppers that go to one mineral makeup to another and is why i put up so long with BE or that BE is the largest mineral makeup outthere but slowly but surely other companies are following suit so it will give BE some competition. I hope that this helps..........................more info
Safe Cosmetic Campaign With the mercury in mascara and lead in lipstick scare, I decided it was time to make the change to eco-friendly and safe cosmetics. I didn't know where to begin, but then I found a great website called Go Green Mart and More; all products on the site have been scrutinized and found to be safe for me and the environment. Go Green Mart led me to Youngblood, and I easily made my purchase through Amazon.
It's my first experience with a mineral foundation, whether liquid or powder. I chose the loose powder foundation to see what all the fuss was about. Because of the infomercials I've seen of related products I was skeptical; however, I was pleasently surprised! Youngblood goes on light and silky and it more than covers. I think covers is an understatement; it brings life to the skin. As I go about my busy day and make periodic mirror checks I am pleasently amazed to see bright, healthy looking skin. My skin looks alive no matter how tired or stressed I may feel, having a positive psycological affect on me; I smile at the mirror.
The only negative, which is incidental, every day I've got to wash the residue from the sink no matter how gently and carefully I apply the loose powder. Hardly worth mentioning. Youngblood mineral foundation is my new best friend - along with Go Green Mart and More, together shopping green is simplified. ...more info
WONDERFUL! This mineral makeup is great for people with problematic skin. I have a few skin disorders that create redness, dryness, and reactions to the sun and heat. When applied in the appropriate manner and after well-dried moisturizer, this product (which is the only I have found with a shade light enough for my skin) covers beautifully and locks in moisture while still allowing my skin to breathe. I usually don't apply the powder to my nose, the one oily area of my face, but when I apply a finishing powder after the mineral powder, it covers my nose. I can't use the rice setting powder from Youngblood though, as it is too drying, but this mineral foundation is wonderful!...more info
Best Makeup I've ever used This goes on beautifully with the "ultimate foundation" brush also by Youngblood Cosmetics. This is the only make-up that actually covers great, looks natural AND doesn't cause breakouts. I use the warm beige foundation, the medium loose powder and the adobe blush. I have been extremely pleased. ...more info