“Get sultry and bold with pearl, shimmer, and prismatic eye shadows” I am so pleased to say that the new Younique Moodstruck Eye Shadow Palette number 5 has arrived this week! Guess what, it’s gorgeous!!
The colours are simply outstanding. They are so vibrant and eye catching it’s unreal. They go from whitey-silver (“Brilliant”), Golden (“Vindictive”), Copper (“Suspicious”), Orangey Rust (“Vintage”) a shimmery Reddish wine colour (“Sarcastic”), gorgeous Purple (“Fearless”) and darkish Lilac (“Victorious”). Well those are my descriptions you can see for yourself in the photo.
Because of my pale skin tones and perhaps my age I’ve not been too adventurous yet. I love the Brilliant and the Suspicious. I’ve not played about as much with the more bold shades but give me time I am sure I will.
Moodstruck Addiction Palettes
There are currently five Moodstruck Addiction Eye Shadow Palettes available to purchase. I honestly recommend any of the five (or at least the four I have. I’ve still to get number four). It depends on your eyeshadow colour preferences. You’re bound to like one of the sets.
My Eyeshadows of Choice
While I genuinely love all the Younique eye shadows (the Splurge Cream Eye Shadows, the Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powders too); if I am traveling around Scotland for work – I always bring a palette with me for the trip. They’re easy to carry and have so many options I can mix it up each day I am away!
So if you like your eye shadow palettes – and you’ve maybe tried Urban Decay or Mac – then I think you’d find the Younique Eye Shadow a pretty comparable choice. And don’t forget if you decide you don’t like the shades for yourself you have the 14-day Love it Guarantee (and really even up to 90 days – read more about Younique’s satisfaction guarantee here).
Do you love all natural make up and beauty products? Are you always looking for new ways to enhance your face, your skin, your hair or your look? Then these Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders are just for you!!
I recently took advantage of the low set price on the 4 Moodstruck Mineral Pigments before they returned to their normal price. You see, there had been a typo in our last catalog – which Younique honoured (£27/$35) until the new catalog came out at the beginning of March. So anyway – we have 32 colours in all – half are in matte and half shimmer. You can mix the Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders to make them darker or lighter, or make up your own different shades, by combining the different powders.
Why not have a bit of fun with them? The world is your oyster here people!
So, apart from the obvious, intended eye shadow application, what else can you do these all natural pigment powders? Well, lots, actually. In fact, I don’t know if I have ever known a more versatile makeup product in my life, and I keep hearing of new and innovative things people are doing with them. Here are a few suggestions.
Wear Pigments Wet or Dry
For many weeks, when I first received my powders, I just wore them as your basic dry eye shadows. Many of the shades I have chosen go on quite light.
Later as I began to experiment making them wet. At first I started to use just normal tap water, and then eventually, once I bought it, I starting using our Refreshed Rose Water (now called Royalty Rose Water Toning Spritz) . It makes a super nice eye liner when it’s wet…Especially when combined with the liner shader brush(which I do recommend you getting).
I’m definitely using the pigments that way more often. Plus if you wanted, you can wear them wet AND dry on different parts of your eye (e.g. wet as under eye liner and dry on the lid itself). Experiment to see what works best for you.
I’ve watched several videos – both tutorials and reviews – on using them both ways. Here’s one that I thought was pretty good – that may help you if you want to experiment a little!
You can also add pigments to your 3D Fiber Lash Mascara and make your eyes pop with colour as well as volume!
Here’s a video about making the 3D lashes brown. These pigments are perfect to experiment with.
Apply Them to you Face & Lips
The truly revolutionary thing about these Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders, to me, is that they can be used elsewhere on your face too. Put some on your cheeks or use them for contouring.
Because they’re naturally based crushed mineral pigments, they can be safely applied to you lips as well. (Note: The Moodstruck Mineral Pigments contain extracts and amino acids from palm trees, coconuts and contain things like vitamin E and Zinc Oxide. See the full ingredients on this page.) I quite like to put a little on my lips mixed with one of my glosses (either one of my coloured lip glosses like Loveable, or else I use the clear gloss called Loyalacross the top). You can use as more of a Lip Stick if you want too – simply apply over the top of your lip balm or vaseline. Here’s a decent video that shows a few different colours of the pigment powders being used as a lip stick.
Brighten Up Your Hair with Pigment Powders
The pigment powders can not only add colour to your face but also to your hair. Yes, really. Across Youtube you can find lots of videos of people experimenting with different examples of using the pigments as hair chalk. It’s not a look I’ve ever tried, but I will certainly give it a whirl soon…Will share photos once I do! For now you can watch this video to see how it’s done!Update: I tried it today – adding a bit of pink to a section of hair. (See my photo).
On a few of the videos I’ve seen soon far, people have wet the hair first with regular tap water, Rose Water or our Glorious Primer…so choose whatever works best for you. (Here’s one video showing mineral pigment chalk on her kid’s hair).Then they applied the minerals – usually just using a brush. Some applied laying the hair out onto a flat surface – using wax paper (or the like) underneath it, and painting it on — but that’s only going to work for those of you who have long hair. (I don’t…)
Finally, some creative types I’ve watched, have then recommend that you use a hair straightener (or perhaps curling iron) to “seal” the pigments into the hair. That seems like it would make sense.It comes out with shampoo on your next wash so feel free to go to town…add a splash of colour or make it a rainbow – the choice is yours!
As if the eyes, lips, cheeks, and hair weren’t enough, you can also use the pigments as nail colouring – simply mix with a clear or light coloured varnish. A little will go a long way here. If you have a search through Youtube you can find a number of videos of people using the Pigment powders as nail varnish. Some have even used 2 colours to get an Ombre look! It’s definitely something I’m going to try! Will let you know how my results are once I’ve mastered it.