6.01.2012

Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels in Bared and Unveiled Review and Swatches

Pauline Youngblood, the founder and president of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, takes a natural approach to makeup. While working as a medical aesthetician, she sought to create cosmetics that could be used by people with severely damaged or sensitive skin. The resulting products have simple, soothing ingredients, high-quality finishes, and formulations that promote health inside and out.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics are free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil and fragrance. No Youngblood Cosmetics are ever tested on animals and a large number of them are vegan.

Youngblood is releasing a new set of makeup products TODAY, June 1st, including these Mighty Shine Lip Gels ($22.50):

Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gel in Bared and Unveiled
Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels
Left: Bared,  Right: Unveiled

Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels are some pretty impressive lip glosses. They have an extremely high gloss shine paired with sheer subtle color that makes for an alluring pout. Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels leave your lips perfectly kissable too, because they have a non-sticky, buttery-smooth finish. No goopy lips here!

Every time I've worn Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels, I've noticed that my lips feel extremely soft and smooth at the end of the day. That's because Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels take a two-pronged approach to lip health and beauty: they contain jojoba, meadowfoam seed, and sweet almond oils to moisturize and antioxidants to revive skin cells.

Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gel in Bared and Unveiled
Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels
Top: Unveiled,  Bottom: Bared

I really like the unique packaging and shape of Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels. The clear long and skinny squeeze tube showcases the pretty colors, and the slanted tip allows you to deposit just the right amount of gel on your lips. And at 0.25 oz per tube, they're larger than many other glosses (MAC Lipglasses are 0.17 oz).

I tried Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels in Unveiled and Bared. Both colors have a very high shine and fill in your lip lines for an extra smooth, glossy look.

Unveiled is a bright, hot pink with glitter. The color has hints of fuchsia that call to mind MAC Lipstick in Impassioned. I like quite a bit of pigment on my lips, and Unveiled has enough color for me to wear by itself.

Bared, on the other hand, is more of a layering shade. Bared is a sheer, sweet peach that looks great layered over pink and coral lipsticks for extra dimension and shine. This shade is glitter-free.

Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gel Swatches in Unveiled and Bared
Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gel Swatches
Left: Unveiled,  Right: Bared

Bottom Line: Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels have a gorgeous, moisturizing formula derived from healthy ingredients. The price seems high, but the cost is actually the same per ounce as MAC Lipglasses with the added bonus of a non-sticky, all-natural formula. Youngblood Mighty Shine Lip Gels are a great way to get a soft, juicy pucker that's good for you, too!

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics are currently available on the brand's website, Fred Segal in Santa Monica, select spas and salons, and Amazon




Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product from the company for consideration. My review is based on an honest assessment of the product and content was not pre-approved by PR representatives.

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