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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Younique Makeup Review

Hi friends!  I hope you are well!  We are doing pretty good.  It's RAINING in California!  HOORAY!  We are in a drought so every drop of rain we can get is needed.  I hope it rains a lot more.  Mostly because I like fruit and vegetables and not paying an arm and a leg.

Ready for another makeup review?  I'm excited for this one!  It's the Younique makeup line that's super new.  First some disclaimers: my friend De sells Younique and she sent me some samples to try out since I'd never heard of the brand before.  I'm a makeup enthusiast so it's thrilling to try new makeup for me!  I also joined De's Younique Facebook Group where I WON the 3D Fiber Lashes in a giveaway.  (Seriously, join the group for these amazing giveaways!)  While I didn't pay for any of those products, all the opinions are mine and completely honest.  That's how I roll.

Here's a photo from her website to show you the kinds of things they sell.

First, De sent me a sample of 5 of the Moodstuck Mineral Pigment Powders.  All the shadows are talc free, chemical free, paraben free, 100% natural, and CRUELTY FREE!  I asked her to send me some matte ones because I've never even heard of matte pigments.  Usually pigments are super sparkly.  The ones she sent me from left to right are: Innocent, Beautiful, Infatuated, Risqué, and Corrupted.
Pros: I love that they are natural and cruelty free.  I think that's awesome!  They are also highly pigmented and wear beautifully.  They do not irritate my eyes at all.  They are easy to blend.
Cons: You need to pick the right colors for you.  The lightest shade I got is white/cream and it does not show up at all on my skin.  You can barely see it in the swatch but it really doesn't show up on my eyes.  I'm also medium skin toned so I would just need something that doesn't blend into my skin so much.
Would I Repurchase: Yes.  At a $10 price point, these are very inexpensive for what you'd get.  You would probably NEVER finish using one pot.

Next, De also sent me the Lucrative Lip Gloss in Loveable.
Pros: This is extremely smooth and very comfortable on the lips.  It has good pigmentation.  There's no strong smell.  They have a nice amount of gloss without being over the top.
Cons: They cost $15.  That's out of my price range for lipgloss.
Would I Repurchase: No.  Lipgloss isn't important enough to me to spend $15 on.  While it's super nice, I just don't put the focus on my lips.

Lastly, the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes.   This is a combo of Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers.
Pros: Oh my gosh, the volume and length is amazing.  After one use, I was sold.  I love love love big lashes!  I also dislike putting on false lashes.  I'm not good at it, it takes forever, and they weigh my eyes down.  3D Fiber Lashes do none of those things.  There's no dry time.  There's no glue.  You brush on the gel, then add the fibers, and seal with the gel.  If you apply mascara, this will be an easy task for you.  I also feel like I can wear this every single day whereas wearing a full set of false lashes to the grocery store might be overkill.  Maybe.
Cons: My skin is super oily and though this product is water resistant, the oils on my skin cause it to smudge a bit under my eyes after a few hours of wear.  I usually just top this with a waterproof mascara from the drugstore so keep the black from getting under my eyes.  Also, please take your time with this product.  Don't be applying it while driving the car.  If you get fibers in your eyes because you are distracted and rushing, it will hurt.  I got some when I was rushing and it was not fun.  This isn't really a "con" as much as a warning.
Would I Repurchase: Yes.  The $29 price tag kills me but I love it so so much.  Plus, if I bought enough falsies to wear for a few months (that's how long you should keep mascara), it would cost more than this product.

This is me with the eyeshadows, 3D Fiber Lashes, and lipgloss on.
I also wanted to say that De did donate to my Flutter Page as well though not for the purchase of being featured on my blog.  Just because she's nice.  I love nice people!  If you don't have a Younique consultant, check out De's Page.  She's the best and super efficient.  Seriously, one of the best people you'll ever work with or talk to.  

2 comments:

  1. Awww you are so sweet! YOU are the best! <3

    Thanks for the impartial review. Not only is it useful for people that have not heard of or used Younique, it's helpful for me to have the feedback. The things you mentioned, particularly the cons, I can pass on to other customers with your skin color and conditions. Appreciate the feedback!

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  2. the 3D fiberlashes are a huge hit at my office and love what they did for yours! Great review as I was wondering about the rest of the Younique line.

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