We’ll cut to the chase: Youngblood is the makeup line that you need in your beauty bag. Traditional cosmetics products are filled with synthetic colors, artificial fragrances, alcohol, petroleum, and other harsh chemicals, all of which you won’t find in this premier mineral makeup line. Plus, you won’t find talc in any Youngblood products. Talc is used as a filler in cosmetics and clogs pores, drying out and irritating your skin.
Founded in 1996 by Pauline Youngblood, a medical esthetician, this line of luxury mineral cosmetics not only covers your skin’s imperfections but also allows it to breathe and naturally heal. Mineral makeup is developed from a solid substance, which occur naturally in rocks, and is then micronized into crystals. This type of makeup reflects light and gives the appearance of a smooth, unblemished complexion. Along with being healthier for your skin, mineral makeup is richer in color than traditional cosmetics, doesn’t harbor bacteria and therefore, poses a lower risk of an allergic reaction, and is great for those who have skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, and discoloration. Youngblood differs from most mineral makeup lines, in that it infuses a blend of minerals such as malachite, rhodolite, hematite and zincite to help protect cells and tissue.
Let’s get to our favorites…
Whether you prefer a dramatic contour or want something a little more natural, Youngblood’s Contour Palette is a beauty bag necessity. With shades ranging from light, medium, and dark, this palette will give you the confidence to contour like a pro. $47
Makeup that moisturizes? Yes! Youngblood’s Liquid Mineral Foundation is formulated with a Deep Sea Hydrating Complex and more than 20 ocean-sourced minerals, giving you an all-day, minimized-pore finish. $49
For a flawless airbrushed finish, the Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder is a must. This sheer finishing powder absorbs excess oil to keep your makeup fresh and radiant, locks in moisture, and hydrates your skin. $40
If Gwyneth Paltrow approves of this product, you know it must be good. Youngblood’s Mineral Primer enhances your makeup throughout the day. This colorless base primer is lightweight and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $41
Say goodbye to dark circles, blemishes, and discoloration with the Ultimate Concealer. This powder is available in four different shades and infuses soothing vitamins into your skin. $30