|Youngblood cosmetics, Origins Vitazing, |
Sebastian Re-Shaper hairspray
A quick bit of information on the company, they were founded by a medical aesthetician who worked with plastic surgeons & dermatologists in Beverly Hills. Her work with patients who had skin that was often recovering from various treatments, led her to develop make-up that would be gentle enough for them to use. The result is a line of mineral cosmetics that are said to be perfect for all ages & skin types, even those with the most sensitive skin. These are typically distributed by spas or med-spas are are said to be non-comedogenic, and are made without lead, talc, artificial color/fragrance, mineral oil and other fillers. They are also not tested on animals. For more information you can check out their website here.
Anyway, this line apparently can be pricey. So imagine my surprise to see it heaped in baskets at my local Chatters Salon (a retail beauty store), ON SALE!
And when I say on sale I mean it. Here is a quick breakdown of the retail prices in CDN dollars.
Rice powder $24
A total retail value of $130CDN for my purchases. But I got all of it for $30. What?! That's right, $30. Everything Youngblood was on sale for $5 each. At this price you just can't go wrong to try it, I mean seriously. At my salon they seemed to mostly have the loose mineral products, I didn't see any of the pressed powders, blushes or eyeshadows. The girls at my Chatters Salon aren't the most helpful/knowledgeable, but they seemed to think that most locations would have this sale. I would encourage you all to run to you nearest Chatters & take a look, it is a great opportunity to try this line! By the way the top eyeshadow is called Haze and might just be that perfect taupe color I've been looking for.
Okay on to the 'I took it back part'. Some of you may remember my Sephora haul, you can read my original post here. In that I let you know that I got the Bare Minerals Mineral veil, pretty much on impulse because they didn't have Well Rested which I was originally after. Well, I know this is a favourite finishing powder for many...but not for this girl. This powder just did nothing for my skin. I couldn't tell that I had applied it, didn't feel like it gave me any 'veil' effect and did not necessarily set my make-up any differently than most drugstore loose powders. Overall I was just not happy with it, so back it went. I exchanged it for this!
|Benefit's Creaseless cream shadow/liner in Birthday Suit|
Birthday suit is like a soft beige gold color, that I think will look beautiful particularly with brown shadows over top. It looks quite a bit darker in the flash photo than it does in real life. I really like Skinny Jeans and am excited to give this one a try.
I'll be doing reviews of some of these products soon. Have any of you tried Youngblood Mineral cosmetics? What do you think of my product exchange? As always let me know your thoughts!