Back in December when I visited New York City I did my fair bit of shopping. While I was perusing the makeup counters inside the lovely Henri Bendel I was stopped by a makeup artist asking if she could freshen up my look. I happily agreed and sat down. The line of cosmetics she was using was called Youngblood, a brand that I have never heard of before so I was very interested to see what she had in store for me. Once the makeup brushes were set back down and I looked in the mirror I knew I needed to buy some of these products. My skin looked absolutely incredibly. I had sat down on that chair with tired and dull looking skin and I left absolutely glowing. Not only did my skin look great, but it felt great, as well. It didn't even feel like I had any makeup on. I knew I needed some of this magical makeup (yeah, I was that impressed), so I bought the two products that the MUA suggested. After walking around the freezing cold city for several more hours, I came back to the hotel and my makeup looked as if it had just been applied. Very impressive.
The first product is the Minerals in the Mist facial mist in Restore ($24). I use this facial mist after cleansing and moisturizing my face to lock in moisture and again after applying my makeup to set my foundation. You can also spritz this facial mist on during the day to freshen up your look. I think this will be especially great during the hot summer months to give your face a bit of refreshment. This spray uses a combination of grapefruit, lime and rosemary which give it a bit of a citrus-y smell that I absolutely love. It reminds me of Sprite!
The second product I picked up is the Mineral Primer ($41), one of Youngbloods's best selling products. What really sold me on this product was how soft and silky it made my skin feel. One pump is enough to cover your face, so the 30mL bottle is lasting quite nicely. Once you apply the product to your face using circular motions, your skin is left feeling like you have got nothing on. I have always had issues with other primers being either too heavy or incredibly greasy once applied, so this is a welcomed change. You can wear the primer by itself or as a base for your foundation or tinted moisturizer. When used on its own, it helps to reduce the visibility of pores or fine lines. When used as a base for foundation it helps create a smooth and even base that helps create a flawless look.
When using both of these products together I really find that my makeup stays on all day long. I believe Youngblood is only in stores in the U.S but you can order online, which I intend to do after these guys run out. You can visit their website here and take a look around.