I was so excited to try out these new Youngblood Illuminating Crème Blushes ($27 USD each) because they all look so gorgeous! Available March 1st…these new products to the Youngblood line are more than meets the eye…
The Youngblood Illuminating Crème Blushes come in sleek black & white with hot pink accented boxes- totally gorgeous (and somewhat similar to my own color scheme…haha). I love simplistic packaging. Each blush comes in a round twist-top jar with the label on the bottom. They are a bit more shallow than I had expected- very similar to Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges in packaging. Each blush contains 6g of product, almost twice the amount as a MAC Cream Color Base (which is what I find these products to be quite similar to).
These cream blushes all have a luminous finish to them, however I found them to vary quite a bit in both pigmentation and texture (some are more shimmery than others), so I’ll go over each color individually. One universal characteristic of these cream blushes I found were that they all and an almost mousse-texture to them… they are still very much so a solid cream blush, but they aren’t a ‘goopy’ cream at all as they are oil-free. It’s almost like a dry texture, as they settle to a powder finish (ie. they don’t stay creamy once set on the skin). The blushes also contain vitamins to nourish skin and allantoin, a botanical anti-irritant (did I mention this line is fantastic for sensitive skin)!
This bubble gum pink is definitely the most vibrant color out of the collection. It packs the most pigment with the least amount of visible shimmer and works well as a blush on its own. It has a cool undertone, and is definitely one of the most natural-looking blushes I’ve tried!
I’m absolutely in love with this color! It is a beautiful peachy-pink with golden shimmer, and although it packs less of a pigment punch than Taffeta, it still does a good job of giving a flush of color to the cheeks. It has more shimmer/glow than Taffeta as well- honestly this color is just the most perfect beach-vacation shade to give that healthy glow to a sun kissed complexion!
A cool berry pink blush with silvery reflects; this shade looks like its going to be pretty pigmented and scary, but it’s really quite wearable! It’s definitely more metallic than the previous two, but it still works nicely as a blush.
This cream blush is a super lustrous bronzy/taupe champagne color. It’s definitely the least pigmented and the most metallic, and to me is definitely more of a highlighter than a blush. Super gorgeous, and even more so as an eyeshadow too!
All of the blushes are good for all skin types, and ideal for light to medium skin tones (however I think Rose Quartz would be stunning on darker skin tones). I like using my fingers to apply them, I just feel its the quickest and easiest way to apply! They are quite fool proof, because they are all more sheer than many cream blushes on the market (which is why I say they are more like a MAC Cream Color Base than a cream blush). They feel comfortable on the skin, not heavy at all and they make a great base for powder blush on top!
The $27 price tag may seem quite steep, but the amount of product you use is so tiny, that the 6 grams of blush included will last a really long time. Make sure to keep the lid closed tightly and these babies will last you a long time! My favorite of them all? Definitely Tropical Glow!
- Price: $27 USD each
- Availability: Youngblood (Available March 1, 2012)
- Overall: Luminous, gorgeous shades (some more pigmented than others). These oil-free, skin-loving blushes feel totally weightless and give a gorgeous glow to the complexion. Super easy to apply and blend, I’m absolutely loving these new blushes!
- Rating: A