Thursday, September 26, 2013

Younique Beauty mineral makeup product review, GIVEAWAY, Younique versus Bare Escentuals, awesome 3D Fiber Lashes Kit!!

Jenny Palmer, beauty presenter for YOUNIQUE BEAUTY PRODUCTS came over to my house last night to bring me my “3d fiber lashes kit” I had won online through her and Macaroni Kid Roanoke.

I did some online research the day before she came over, about the company and their products because I wanted to see more of her beauty products. Although Younique is a very new company (about one year), I was really impressed with the comments and others blog reviews of their products. I am also impressed that they list their ingredients to every product AND what the ingredient actually is. How useful is that?!

So, we started my makeover by applying the new product-Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel.  It is so cool!! I scooped out a little white bead and smashed it between my two index fingers and then applied to my face. A little bit of product goes a long way and I was able to moisturize my whole face with one bead!  There is not a smell to this product after applying. When you open the jar however, it smells faintly like green peppers (because they don’t use fragrances) which was weird that a gel would smell like that, but it didn’t bother me at all. I loved this product!  

Next we applied Moonstruck glorious eye and face primer. It felt silky smooth of my skin and eyes. I’m a BIG believer of eye primer (won’t wear eye makeup without it) but I don’t typically wear face primer because I feel like it makes my skin greasy feeling. Great product and I would recommend, but I personally don’t feel like I need it. 

Then we applied another new product-BB Flawless complexion enhancer. “Apply this all-in-one moisturizer, treatment, and foundation as a single-step cream to immediately balance the skin, correct its complexion, and protect its youthful appearance. This multitasking cream moisturizes, perfects, protects, and works beautifully as a lightweight foundation on its own. It provides a flawless appearance and fights shine to give a natural-looking matte finish. Consider it your skin's new best friend.” I really liked how this felt on my skin and I actually used this as my “foundation” instead of trying the Younique mineral foundation. The BB cream didn’t make me break out or itch my skin so I’m definitely getting this product! I used the color medium and in my opinion the color medium would be for light to medium skin tones-not a true “medium” because its usually too dark for my skin.

They do offer mineral foundation colors. See chart below. I have samples for 2 of the colors to try this week, but last night I did not try it because I was worried that too many products would make my skin break out.

Next, I applied the mineral blush. I can’t remember what color we used-maybe stunning?? but a little bit goes a long way so blend, blend, blend!

Then it was time for my eyes!! Jenny did my eyes and ended up using a look from online that she found for daytime (go to her Younique website and go under “browse looks” to get color pigment applying ideas).  All the pigments go on smoothly and like any mineral makeup, a little bit goes a long way so make sure to tap excess minerals off the brush before applying-otherwise you will get a lot on your skin.  I’ve been using mineral makeup for years, so I kind of a pro with applying without making a mess. J
Younique offers 15 “shimmery” eye pigments and 15 “matte” colors. I personally love all the shimmery ones because I love glittery colors-I’ve always have been a fan! I know as I age though, I’ll have to start using matte. But for now I’m gonna sparkle on!!

Next I applied my 3d fiber lashes.  Here is what it says on the website: Packaged in two separate bottles, the Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers are used together to enhance and magnify your OWN lashes. Watch your lashes transform into something you only dreamed of! A 300% increase in thickness and volume to your lashes while still looking completely real and natural. Potentially "mood-altering" 3D Fiber lashes will quickly become your favorite makeup accessory!
Water resistant, yet easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser.
Directions: To prepare your eyelashes for optimal results, first apply one thin coat of your own regular favorite mascara and let it dry. Then apply Moodstruck Transplanting Gel (containing conditioning collagen) to your lashes. Immediately following and while the gel is still wet, apply the Moodstruck Natural Fibers. Reapply the Transplanting Gel a second time to secure the natural fibers onto your lashes.

I also found their video clip helpful with applying their eye lash product:

I did not apply mascara first. I actually just applied the gel, then the fibers, then the gel to seal it. And I only did one coat!! LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE!! I am shocked!! This is for real people!! I saw the transformation before my very eyes!! LOL and it was fast too!! It’s like applying 2 or 3 coats of mascara and then done! It wasn’t messy and I personally didn’t have any problems with applying. Make sure to read the directions and maybe look at the video if you’re nervous applying.

Here are MY pictures:

Last to apply was another new product-Lucrative Lip Gloss. I picked the pink sparkly color “Lavish”. Loved it!! Going to buy it now even though I have a million things of lipgloss! It was so pretty and didn’t dry out my lips. They offer 10 different shades on their website.  

They also offer Rose water, facial cleanser and brushes that I personally didn’t use to review. Actually Jenny did use the brushes on my face. They did shed a little at first, but they were soft and very effective with applying the makeup. I already have a great set of brushes so I won’t need them; but I think everyone needs a good decent set to apply makeup with. So if you don’t have a set, definitely look at their brushes!

This morning I applied another coat of the 3d fiber lashes and tried 3 more eye color pigments. I’ve posted some pictures on my instagram account (rdevaughn4) if anyone wants to see them.

My Thoughts:       
  • I loved the website and ease of looking at products. I love that they list the ingredients and what each ingredient is used for!
  • I loved ALL the products that I tried. They worked with my super sensitive acne prone skin, so that to me says a lot!
  • Easy to apply!
  • The 3d lashes is AMAZING!! I have never used a product that even comes close! I love my Mally mascara and Bare Escentuals mascara the best-and applying this product makes my lashes even more powerful looking than my usual mascara! I will absolutely be buying this product when I run out!
  • They have a great selection of lipgloss colors, foundations and eye pigments. They added a lot more products just this month! I personally still have a lot of my mineral Bare Escentuals eye colors so  I won’t need to order very  many Younique pigments but would still love to try some of theirs.
  • I think this company will seriously take off in a major positive way if they keep true to their products being pure and keep their prices affordable. It would be fun to see seasonal, limited edition colors!
  • I honestly have nothing negative to say about my makeover experience and using their products. If you don’t like mineral makeup, at least check out the lipglosses, skin care and 3d fiber lashes!!  

Now to the even more FUN PART!!

I’m hosting a 10 day Facebook Younique party!!
Heres a link to my party:

I would love for you to order from me as a hostess if you are interested in trying a product! If not, no pressure! That’s not why I wrote this blog review…

And Jenny has also offered to do a GIVEAWAY!!

One lucky person (must live in USA) will win a lucrative lip gloss of their choice!! Whooho!! How fun is that? 
Check out her website to pick out what color you would want to win! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway