Friday, January 11, 2013

Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Eternity

I much prefer pressed shadows over loose. I think they're easier to travel with, less messy, less fall out, and just all around easier to use. I've always heard about and seen Youngblood products online, but never got to physically swatch and play with them until...CHATTERS.  Chatters is a store, as well as salon, that sells a bunch of different brands. Sort of like a beauty supply store but more expensive. Anyway, I was browsing the store and saw a small section of Youngblood cosmetics. I immediately started swatching the quads that were available and fell in love with practically all of them.  I decided to go with Eternity because it's the perfect (for me) combo of shades for everyday eye looks.

Description: Use your eye-magination! Four complementary shades come in a sleek, mirrored compact for limitless looks. The formula sweeps on like silk and wears for hours. Each compact includes matte, pearl and shimmery finishes that blend together easily. (.14 oz/4 g)

The Good:
  • pigmented
  • smooth & buttery
  • easy to travel with
  • cruelty free, fragrance free, paraben free, gluten free, nano free, talc free
  • gorgeous colour quad selections
  • little to no fall out
  • sleek black compact with mirror
  • fairly long wear time
The Bad:
  • expensive
  • no matte shades
Verdict: These shadow shades are perfect and gorgeous. I like neutral looks on a daily basis, unless I'm going out at night or a special event. The compact is really small and light weight, which is great for travelling with. The entire top part of the compact is a mirror, large one at that. If you're always near or around a mirror, then that may not sway you in any way, but if you're not always able to get to one, it's a fantastic size for doing your entire eye look. The shadows apply so smoothly, while not super opaque, definitely buildable. They blend so easily, no harsh lines ladies! The most disappointing (but not a deal breaker) was that there weren't any matte shades. I wish my pictures would clearly translate the finish of each, but they all definitely have a pearl or shimmery finish. I don't really experience any fall out with these, maybe a tiny bit with the brown shade. I find they wear really well with or without a primer, although my lids get oily and my shadows tend to crease without a primer. All in all, I'm very pleased with this palette and highly recommend. I would repurchase.

Retails for approx. $45 CAN. Not sure where it can be purchased, check out Youngblood for more info.

What are some of your favourite shadow palettes?

Shades from top L to R: Quartz & Mink. Bottom L to R: Silken & Spice
L to R: Silken, Quartz, Spice & Mink.
Silken is a nice soft white/champagne highlight; Quartz is a pink champagne; Spice is a gold; Mink is a bronzed chocolate brown
same as above 
Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Lauroyl Lysine, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 42090).


  1. Pretty! I haven't tried them, but the Bare Minerals pressed shadows look nice too :)

    1. they are SOOO pretty and pigmented (the BM ones). I just hate that they're owned by shiseido


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