About Youngblood and their noble beliefs: "Health for the sake of beauty" is undoubtedly their motto, and caring about the health of their customers without sacrificing the luxury of high-end cosmetics is a goal that they have amply achieved. Youngblood suggests that, "All mineral cosmetics are not created equal. Since Youngblood was originally developed with leading doctors and for use in a medical setting, you can trust our formulations are the very finest available."
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Blushing Nude Lipstick is part of the new Fall 2012 Collection that is about to launch, and let me just say that the nude lip lovers among you will want to get your hands on this beautiful lipstick. It is a gorgeous pink caramel beige nude that can be sheered out to a barely there tint of color, but it is a buildable formula that easily offers more opaque coverage. It has a very creamy consistency and the perfect amount of cushion to make your lips feel comfortable and moist. I like wearing this all by itself, however the color is sufficiently complex that a cool pink lip liner pulls out the cooler hues, whereas a warmer honey-toned lip liner warms causes it to pull warm. While I'm not a proponent one size shade fits all, generally, I do think that this particular color morphs itself sufficiently to appeal to both warmer and cooler skin tones. The level of pigmentation naturally occurring in your lips will certainly determine the extent to which this lovely shade imparts the highly sought after natural nude effect, but I do think that this color will appeal to a wide variety of people. One thing that I am particularly pleased about is that this is a fragrance free lipstick with no detectable taste or smell. Fragrance in lipsticks often make cough- so this is a welcome relief! I also have found that I get about 3-4 hours of wear time with normal use (talking, drinking, eating non-oily/greasy foods). According to Youngblood, "rich, creamy color conditions lips with a blend of natural oils and minerals" which sums it up perfectly.
Overall assessment: This is a fantastic formula, a gorgeous color, and a healthy line that is Paraben Free, Lanolin Free, and Cruelty Free. What's not to love!! If you are looking for a healthier alternative to some of the other lipsticks in your stash, then I urge you to take the time to investigate this line. If this isn't a "you" color then click here to see the other shades available.
$19.00 (.14 oz/4 g) from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Click here to locate a Youngblood retailer near you.
*PR Sample provided for review. As always, opinions are 100% my own.