YB Cosmetics Lunar Dust reminds me of MAC’s Iridescent Powder in Golden Bronze, except it is a lot silkier.  I fell in-love with this.

 

You have a chance to win a Lunar Dust & Lipgloss!!!

 

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Basics Kit ($45)

Description (source): A healthy, radiant glow is just three steps away! From start to finish, this practical kit contains all the tools necessary for complexion perfection. Includes our best-selling Natural Mineral Foundation, Mineral Rice Setting Powder, Crushed Mineral Blush, a Kabuki Blending Brush and a free “try me” size of Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder.  Each kit comes with an easy-to-follow application guide and customized face chart. Available in three shade levels; Light, Medium & Dark.
Foundation, powder and blush – 07 oz. / 2 g, Hi-Def Powder – .02 oz. / .5 g

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lunar Dust ($30)

Description (source): This unique, light-reflecting mineral powder dusts onto the face, legs, shoulders and décolleté to create a luminous, Lunar glow. Can also be used as a seasonless bronzer. 0.28oz/8g

Lip Gloss ($21)

Description (source): This long-lasting, non-sticky gloss delivers shimmery color. Formulated with conditioning botanicals and vitamin E to moisturize, hydrate and protect lips. Plumping shades provide noticeable results without the tingle and irritation experienced by most lip plumpers. 0.16 oz/4.5 g

Giveaway Rules:

Please read them carefully, not following the rules will result in a disqualification

 

Requirement: For any of your entries to qualify, you MUST be a PUBLIC follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect & follow Youngblood Cosmetics on Twitter

1.) Will end on July 23, 2010; 11:55 pm EST . Winner will be chosen at random. They will have 24 hours to respond to me with their mailing information.

2.) Open to all USA Residents Only (CLICK HERE for other Giveaways)

3.) Must be 18 or older OR have parent’s permission to enter this giveaway

4.)  Blogs created just to advertise this giveaway will be blocked & entry disqualified

(I do check your blogs, so please don’t take me for a fool)

5.) LEAVE 1 SEPERATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY MADE

(Meaning, if you have 5 entries, leave 5 separate comments)

 

How to Enter

1. Comment below with ‘Enter Me’ along with which product you’d like to win & why, and your email address.

Extra Entries

1. Blog about this giveaway with links to this giveaway & post on your blog or personal website.  Please leave a link to your post.

2. Like/Fan Youngblood Cosmetics on Facebook +2 Entries

3. Place the 1st picture above on your side bar that links back to this post & post link in the comment section below. +3 Entries

4. Subscribe to me on youtube & post your youtube name as a comment below. +1 Entry

5. RT Enter @makeupkimporter YoungBlood Cosmetics Giveaway & win @YBCosmetics Lunar Dust & Coy Lip gloss (daily tweet +1)

(Make sure to leave separate comments every time you tweet. 1 tweet per day)

6.  Become a fan of my Facebook Page +1 Entry

 

Good luck!

Besides using MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, I have very little experience with mineral foundations & products.  I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to try a selection of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics (thanks Melissa!), and to be honest with you, they have some great stuff!

The products that I tested for my review include: the Mineral Cosmetics Basics Kit in Dark (see description below), the lunar dust in Dusk, and their lip gloss in Coy.  (CLICK HERE to see the video)

I started with my Makeup For Ever All Mat primer.  YB Cosmetics does have a mineral primer; however, I do not have it, so I had to make do with what I had available.  I ended up mixing the Hazelnut & Coffee mineral foundations together in order to obtain the perfect match for my skintone.

I used the Kabuki Blending Brush to buff the foundation into my skin; it blended so well, it practically disappeared into my skin!  This is what a foundation should do; you shouldn’t see any lines.  This foundation provided me with great coverage as well without using a concealer.  I like that you can also build the up the coverage to your needs, and it doesn’t look cakey/powdery.  Another thing I loved about this product is how it felt.  You don’t feel like you’re wearing anything, and my skin felt as soft as a baby’s bottom.

This is what Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics had to say about their foundation:

” This incredibly unique silky powder is a foundation, concealer and powder all in one! It offers exceptional, high performance coverage, is easy to use and is non-comedogenic. The mineral foundation glides on all skin types beautifully to give natural, healthy coverage and a translucent glow. Available in our sleek, exclusively designed container with controlled distribution. With a tap of a finger, no more mess, no more waste …it is the hottest trend in makeup on the market today!”

After the foundation was applied, I applied Lunar Dust in Dusk as a highlighter using my fan brush.  Then, I applied YB Cosmetics’ Mineral Blush in Cabernet.  Both products mixed together gave me a nice, warm, healthy, summer, bronzy glow that I loved.  I actually said to myself while looking in the mirror, ‘Wow, I like this. I really like this.’  The blush & dust blend seamlessly with the foundation.

 

I love lip gloss.  I actually wear it more than lipstick. I hate when glosses are too sticky or have a bad taste. Youngblood’s gloss doesn’t feel sticky, and doesn’t have a horrid smell or taste.  My only complaint is that it doesn’t last as long as my other glosses.

FTC Disclosure:   The product(s) reviewed was sent to me by a company for free.  I was not paid for this review, nor am I affiliated with this company in any way, shape or form.  This is my honest opinion/review.

34 comments on “Review: Youngblood Cosmetics & Giveaway”

  1. Hi – thanks for stopping by my blog! I've never tried the insolias, would you recommend them? It's great that you are a makeup artist as I have a makeup related question (if your willing to help me out)! I tend to have really oily skin and so I recently decided to stop wearing powder on my face (so my basic daily makeup now included some tinted SPF moisturizer, a few dabs of concealer if I need it, some blush, eyeliner, and a touch of mascara). I was wondering if the cessation of wearing powder is something that, in your expereince, actually helps with skin (my worry is that if my skin is oily and I wear powder (and because it's oily I was repowdering frequently throughout the day) I'm actually just making the problem worse and possibly exposing myself to blackheads, etc.?

    Any help you can give me would be great!

    xoxo ~ Courtney http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    • Is the tinted moisturizer oil-based? if so, that may be the problem. Also, if you use a mattifying primer before you apply your tinted moisturizer it will help control the oil. Re-applying powder throughout the day can make your skin a little gooky, especially since you’re re-applying it over dirt and oil, which in turn can cause breakouts. The best thing to do is apply the powder once, and use blotter sheets throughout the day.

      I have insolias, and I like them.

  2. I am a fan of Youngblood Cosmestics on facebook. I shared the contest and page with over 400 friends on fb.

  3. ENTER ME.

    I follow yb on twitter, and today I started following you! I don't know if I read it wrong, but it said that the contest was over yesterday, but the post you wrote was today.. or at least that's what it says. I hope the contest is still going, I'd love to win some lunar dust! I definitely need a bronzer!R

  4. Enter me! I would like to win the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lunar Dust since it looks too gorgeous and it does remind me of MAC’s Iridescent Powder/Loose that I haven’t tried yet.

  5. ENTER ME

    I want to win the Lunar Dust because I want the J. Lo, Beyonce, Rihanna glow for the summer! I've heard great things about YB Cosmetics-very silky not caky (sp check) and that is perfect, especially for summer.

    e-mail Janique@hergoodybag.com

  6. Enter me! I'd like to win Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Basics Kit. I have been wanting to try a mineral foundation .

    Thanks!

    email: mrslevans (at) hotmail.com

  7. enter me! i would like the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Basics Kit because it is a great basic kit to start with.

  8. enter me! i would love to win the lipgloss because i prefer lipgloss over lipstick and would love to try this one.

  9. I would like to win the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Basics Kit because I need to find a good foundation that works for me but I have not yet. I would love to win this.

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