Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush (Summer 2012) - Plum Satin
Confession time: The Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush is the very first cream/creme blush I have ever used in my whole makeup history. When it first arrived, I photographed it like I do with every new product I buy or receive, but them I just let it sit in my "products I need to try out" lineup. I've always been scared that I'll apply too much color or won't be able to blend it out evenly. I know, such a chicken butt!
So, I finally started using this creme blush a couple weeks ago. I first used it with my fingers, applied with one finger, then blended it out with another finger - the application was simple and easy to smooth into my skin. It took a couple good minutes to apply and build up the color as much as I wanted so I switched to a brush (Crown Brush C404 - Small Duo Fiber Face). Oh yes! Using a brush is much more mmomy-friendly. I just swirled it in the pot and picked up as much product as I liked. I began with small circular (light handed pressure - let the bristles do the work) motions on the apples of my cheek where I wanted majority of the color to be, then I started making bigger circular motions while blending the color out towards the back of my cheekbone near my hair line. This is my favorite way to apply this blush now.
The creme blush gives a beautiful sheen on the skin, no sparkles or glitters or "oily" shine - it looks natural and healthy. The color of course can be applied sheer or heavily, which ever makes you happy. I have come to love wearing this creme blush on my no-makeup days. I just wear my Origin's Vitazing moisturizer and this creme blush, curl my lashes and through on a tinted lip color and I'm good to go! On going-out nights, I have been layering MAC's powder blush in On A Mission which is a plumy mauve.
Oh, and if you were worried that the price point was high, Youngblood is a mineral makeup company, so their ingredients are safe and good for your skin PLUS you can also use this on your lips for some lip color, which I have been doing a lot lately. Just make sure you apply a blam prior so the color will stay creamy - I sometimes put a heavy clear gloss on top if I'm going out in public.
ybskin.com: Luminous Creme Blush / .21 oz / $27.00 / available 6/1/12
Give cheeks a burst of color and radiance with this cream-textured blush. The oil-free formula combines a shimmering glow with sheer, long-wearing color. Wear as a cheek color or highlighter, or layer with powder blushes for extra vibrancy.
Application: Apply with fingertips, making sure to blend before product sets.
*Product(s) were received for trial/review; these are my honest opinions