For a while there I was seeing posts about YoungBlood cosmetics everywhere so of course I had to find out what all the hype was about for myself. I added the brand to my wish list and at the first opportunity I picked up my very own Mineral Matte Lipstick.
Company Description- ‘These super-rich, on trend, perfectly matte lipsticks provide high-impact payoff and are ultra-pigmented. Enriched with emollients and Vitamin E, each luxurious shade glides on effortlessly with a beautiful matte finish.’
Youngblood Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipstick Review
The color that I chose is called Sinful and it reminds me of a candied pinkish red. Sort of like a watermelon flavored Jolly Rancher. It’s a beautiful bright color that really lights up your face. My only reservation is that it’s also the kind of red that will either look amazing with your skin tone or look out of place so if you get the opportunity to try it before you buy it that’s probably a good idea.
The lipstick is a matte but it has enough moisture in it that it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t dry out the lips. There’s nothing worse that a lipstick that sucks all the moisture out of the lips. It makes me feel like I just ate a super sour lemon and am making a lemon face. In this case there was no trace of that feeling and it was surprisingly easy to wear and I think that the reason for that is that it contains safflower seed oil, vitamin E,aloe vera and jojoba seed oil all of which have moisturizing properties.
Speaking of ingredients, check out the key ingredients in the YoungBlood Mineral Matte Lipstick:
- Safflower Seed Oil: This oil prevents moisture loss and works to shield skin’s barrier. Safflower Seed Oil makes INTIMATTE Lipsticks great for dry skin, too. Unlike most other matte lipsticks that can leave lips feeling dry, Safflower Seed Oil leaves lips with a healthy glow.
- Tocopherol (toh-kof-uh-rawl, -rol): Beyond its effects as an antioxidant, vitamin E is also known to shield the skin from free radical damage.
- Honeysuckle Flower Extract: This extract is a good antioxidant that can shield the skin from environmental damage.
If you want the complete list of ingredients they have that listed online as well:
‘Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ozokerite, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Silica, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Vanillin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)’
Most matte lipsticks have amazingly long lasting power so I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately I found that while it lasted through a cup of coffee, it didn’t make it past lunch. It’s probably because of the oils that they added to it for moisturizing purposes so I’m not sure how upset I can be about it. I did find that running my entire lip over with a similar colored lip liner does help with the lasting power though so that’s good.
A tube of the YoungBlood Mineral Matte Lipstick costs $19. Although I do like the color and the feel of it, I probably wouldn’t purchase it in the future because I prefer a lipstick that has more lasting power especially for the price. If you don’t mind reapplying after every meal or drink then it’s worth a try though.