Welcome to #youniquebythea — am now three months down the line with Younique, and I thought to mark the anniversary, I’d do a post on my favourite Younique products. The following cosmetics are the ones I use on a daily basis.
I start by using the Illuminate Cleansers in the shower (yes really). I’ve not used a cleanser for years. I tried Clinique last year when I was noticing some reddish spots near my mouth, and it did me no good whatsoever (forked out a lot on that makeup at Heathrow – more fool me!) I use the Illuminate Clean which is for normal/dry skin. (You can get Illuminate Clear if you have Oily Skin).
When I get out of the shower, I sit down and begin the process of putting my “face on”. The first step here is putting on the Divine Daily Moitsurizer.. It’s just lovely going on. My skin welcomes the hydration. (I am probably guilty of not drinking enough water…something I need to remedy in 2015!!)
Its new formulation has fewer preservatives and comes in an airless pump. 50 ml.
Divine Daily Moisturizer
Here’s a short video about the product that you might find useful…
The next step alternates between the Glorious Primer and the Uplift Eye Serum.
Generally it’s Glorious, so we will go with that. I can’t say that I ever used a “primer” before – but now that I have – I can’t see ever going back. It seriously goes on like a silk coating on my skin. It just evens out the skin and gets it ready for the next layer. Definitely a fave Younique product of mine!
Info via the Younique site:
Glorious creates a flawless canvas as it evens out the skin’s texture, and primes and prepares the skin for premium application of mineral makeup. The resulting appearance is porcelain-perfect, velvety-soft skin with incredible long-wearing, sweat-resistant coverage of mineral makeup that lasts all day. Ingredients are naturally based, free of parabens, oils, synthetic fragrances, and cheap fillers. Suitable for all skin types.
It truly is a beautiful product.
Uplift Eye Serum
After the Glorious Primer, it’s time for some help reducing my wrinkles around the eyes. The Uplift Eye Serum, not unlike the Glorious, goes on in a silky-smooth fashion.
Hours and hours later it still feels smooth. This product is suitable for men and women both – and can be used day or night too!
Via the Younique Site:
Rich in vitamins, natural skin lipids, and antioxidants, Uplift Eye Serum is formulated to replenish, moisturize, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles….Uplift contains vitamins E and C–powerful antioxidants which help fight the effects of free radicals and long-term sun exposure. Squalane, derived from sugarcane, acts as a natural skin lipid to help deliver moisture below the surface of the skin. Uplift also contains Sweet Iris, which helps the skin appear firmer and more supple. Uplift is nutrition for your skin!
Next I personally put on the BB Flawless and spread it all over my face and eye lids. I got a light color (Bisque) because my complexion is on the fair side.
Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders
Then I start on the eyes – the lids. I use a variety of the Moodstruck Minerals colors on my lids. I have five of the thirty-two.
I love how versatile these pigments are. Because they’re all natural pigments you can wear them anywhere – including your cheeks, hair, and lips and more! Super fun! (I’m currently working on a blog just about the pigments!!)
Via the Younique Site:
Luxurious eye shadows formulated with finely crushed minerals, amino acids, and vitamins that provide key nutrition for your skin.
I really do love these little guys.
You can mix them with the Refreshed Rose Water (or tap water) to make up liquid liners, and shadows, as well. I do that – ever since I received my Rose Water recently!
UPDATE: I did a blog post that highlights all the things you can do to Get More from Your Moodstruck Mineral Pigments (like wear them on eyes, lips, in your hair and on your fingernails!)
Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara
Naturally, most days I do tend to apply our flag ship product, the best-selling 3D Mascara. Some days I apply it with a base coat of general mascara, and other days, I just apply the transplanting gel, the lashes and then the gel again.
It depends on my mood, my time, and the look I am going after.
Less is more for my normal day time routine. More layers, I mean business!
There are all kinds of great videos and blogs – by way of tutorials for people who aren’t having the best results with these 3D Fiber Lashes. I’ve watched tons to hear how other people are getting the best results and as I say I change up my application process regularly. I highly recommend getting the Lash/Brow Comb. It’s a great tool to make these lashes look even better!
The Moodstruck Precision Liners
Oh boy, I do certainly love Younique’s Moodstruck Eye and Lip Liners. They are incredible. They are versatile and inter-changable. They’re cry-proof, sweat-proof and glide on you friction-free. I’ve never been a huge makeup person before (ask any of my friends) but I’ve always worn eye liner and this is absolutely, categorically the best I have ever used. And it stays on until late at night – when I actually have to remove it!
Here is a great video to demonstrate the liners (and the fabulous sharpener). I tried to buy other sharpeners and to be honest they didn’t work with the Younique liners so I was so glad when I got the set of 15 (eye and lip) Liners which comes with our sharpener. Never have I been so excited to get a eye pencil sharpener before!
Lucrative Lip Gloss
Even more than the 3D lashes, I think, I love the Lucrative Lip Gloss. My fave colours are the Lavish, Lucky and Loveable. Possibly in that order. I recently got the entire Lucrative Lips set of 10 – and to be fair, I have not tried them all on yet (I should do that soon).
3 Reasons to Love this Lucrative Lippy
I think I would have to say that I love the Lucrative Lip Gloss for three, main reasons:
1) they don’t dry my lips out;
2) they are not sticky-icky (so annoying when your hair gets caught in glossy lips isn’t it?) and
3) I love that they have a mirror on the side for those touch-up moments!
Naturally, I love all our products, but these are some of my absolute faves. If you’re looking for some quality, naturally-based products then look no further. The Younique goal is to provide “healthy, clean, and pure cosmetics”…Well that’s about all for now. Hopefully now you have a feel for what we’ve got.