Thursday, December 31, 2015

Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 1 | Review & Swatches

 Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

One of the great pleasures associated with beauty blogging is being introduced to products that you might otherwise not have tried. Recently I was introduced to a few products from Younique, and am pleased to report that I have been very impressed by the quality of their products.

About Younique:

Nature + Love + Science. Since its inception in 2012, Younique has been committed to developing beauty products that combine innovative science with the best ingredients nature has to offer. Younique, famous for its best-selling Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+, is the first direct selling company to pioneer the social media-based business model. Founded by a brother- sister team – Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft – Younique offers women the opportunity to look and feel great while helping advance the brand’s mission of uplifting, empowering and validating women around the world.
I love neutral eyeshadow palettes, and always have room for more high quality neutrals that are finely milled and beautifully pigmented. Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 1 is a gorgeous palette of seven infinitely wearable neutrals that are as stunning on the skin as they are in the palette. Each of the shades is ultra-finely milled, and they effortlessly glide across the skin and deposit color evenly and flawlessly. They blend and buff with great ease, and the colors themselves are utterly gorgeous. These shadows are crease-resistant, fade-resistant, long-wearing and are the colors are buildable.
According to Younique,

You’ll be addicted to each of the three available palette options, with each boasting seven expertly coordinated shades with ultra-smooth matte, pearl and high shimmer finishes! State-of-the-art matte finishes provide blendable and buildable payoff with a creamy smooth texture that’s perfect for shading. The velvety pearls’ intense colors have a versatile finish that can be applied dry for a highlight or shading or wet to outline or contour the eye. For long-lasting wear, blend with the brand’s property Refreshed Rose Water for long-lasting wear! Metallic shimmer finishes marry the color purity of a cream with the shading and layering qualities of a solid eyeshadow for color that applies like a powder and melts into a metallic luster.
  Left to Right: Elated, Sincere, Brassy, Chipper, Swanky, Forthright and Zealous.

Elated is a Matte Nude
Sincere is a Metallic Beige
Brassy is a Shimmer Golden Copper
Chipper is a Matte Milk Chocolate
Swanky is a Shimmery Antique Gold
Forthright is a Matte Dark Chocolate 
Zealous is a Metallic Brown Shadow

N.B.: Elated is barely visible in my swatches at the far left because it is a close match to my skin tone, and for me it works best as a base shade. Swanky is described as a Shimmery Antique Gold, but I consider it more of a gorgeous golden taupe.

Palette 1 Ingredients:

Brassy & Swanky Ingredients: Dimethincone, Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polysisobutene, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexlene Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide/Ci 77891, Iron Oxides/Ci 77491, Iron Oxides/ Ci 77492, Iron Oxides/Ci 77499, Aluminum Powder/ Ci 77000, Red 7 Lake/Ci 15850, Bronze Powder/Ci 77400.

Sincere & Zealous Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide/Ci 77891, Iron Oxides/Ci 77491, Iron Oxides/ Ci 77492, Iron Oxides/Ci 77499, Carmine/Ci 75470, Bismuth Oxychloride/Ci 77163.

Elated, Chipper and Forthright Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Dimethiconol Stearate, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain: Iron Oxides/Ci 77491, Iron Oxides/ Ci 77492, Iron Oxides/Ci 77499, Manganese Violet/Ci 77742, Red 7 Lake/Ci 15850.

Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettes are: Gluten Free, Soy Free, Fragrance Free, Paraben Free, Latex Free, Sulfate Free, Paba Free, Bpa Free, Nano Ingredients and Mineral Oil Free.Vegan Friendly and Cruelty Free.
Overall Assessment: A very nice neutral palette, indeed!

$49.00 from Younique (Unaffiliated Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. Looks like a good staple neutrals palette! I like the darkest matte shade.

    1. It really is, Courtney! Yes, I agree that Forthright is a really great matte shade!

  2. I bought that palette but put it aside and haven't touched it. Now I'm looking forward to taking it out and wearing it. Those are colors I know I'll enjoy.

    1. I think that you will be really impressed by it, Marcia! The colors are so wearable and gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful neutrals! I particularly like Swanky and Zealous. Happy New Year!

    1. Isn't it a super pretty palette?! Swanky and Zealous are such gorgeous shades, and they are my favorite two colors as well! Taupes and bronzes always rank among my favorites!

  4. What a nice neutral palette. You know we can never have too many neutrals :-)

    1. It really is a great neutral palette, and it is so finely milled and pleasant to use!

  5. What a nice neutral palette. You know we can never have too many neutrals

  6. What an excellent palette! All shades I would use.


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