I firmly believe makeup should inspire, empower, and make us feel like a million bucks, otherwise what’s the point?! I could just walk out bare-faced everyday!
For me, using cosmetics isn’t just about making myself look prettier, it’s more about how I feel inside when I use some really fabulous products. I’ve tried so many over the years and I can tell you from lots of experience, there are some products out there that truly will spark some inspiration, creativity, and really do make me feel good about myself, not just because I look good, but because of what I was able to create as well!
I’ll admit, I’m not the most creative person on the planet, and anything related to being artistic, I completely struggle with, but I’ve found with the right makeup, I can get that feeling of creating a truly uniquely inspired masterpiece I can WEAR! And then when the compliments come in on top of that, wow, just WOW! That’s when I really feel most amazing about not just how I look, but what I was able to accomplish as well.
Recently I got to try out some amazing makeup and skincare products from a wonderful company who also believes firmly in uplifting, validating, and empowering women to look and feel their best by using high quality products that provide great opportunities for personal growth.
While the revolutionary brand and pioneer of social media platforms, Younique Cosmetics, has been really well known for their ahh-MAZING Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, I was just as blown-away by many of their other fabulous eye shadows, eyeliners, lip stains, and more!
For those of you who don’t already know about Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes, this mascara set is BEYOND amazing! It contains a tube of mascara and transplanting gel, which enhances and nourishes lashes, as well as works as an uplifting eye serum infused with antioxidants and vitamins to leave your lashes looking naturally hydrated and healthy.
Apply the innovative, transplanting age-defying gel first to your lashes as a base, apply fibers, then seal with the transplanting gel again as a topcoat to really give you some amazing lash extension, fullness, and an overall wider, brighter, more-youthful looking eye! In fact, you’ll get a whopping 400% increase in lash volume when using 3D Fiber Lashes!
I was blown away with how much longer and fuller my eyelashes looked from using this powerhouse combination of transplanting gel and mascara. It takes a few extra steps in your beauty routine but is totally worth it for the amazing lashes you get from using it!
I love a good eyeshadow palette, especially in the nudes, so I was absolutely thrilled to try out Younique’s Moodstruck Addiction 1 and 2 Shadow palettes.
Inspired by the desert sky, these lovely colors are highly pigmented and you only need a little to go a long way! It’s quick and easy to apply but also completely buildable and super blendable too, even though it already has great staying power! I found myself not being able to decide on only a couple colors at a time, so I often used 3 or 4, sometimes even 5 different shades at once!
The palettes have everything from nude to black and a lot of gorgeous matte, pearl, and high shimmery shades in between too! They feel creamy and luxurious when applied to the eyelids and are easy to use for highlighting and contouring as well!
Tip: To get even longer-lasting wear, combine the shadows with the Refreshed Rose Water (see below) to get a look that will last all day and well into the night too!
To really add some drama to the eye, I was head over heels for Younique’s Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner. Available in so many bright and beautiful colors, you will never run out of creating fun looks with these fabulously smooth, super gliding pencils.
These fantastic smudge-proof, waterproof, long-wearing eyeliner pencils are easy to use, deposit color to the lash line nicely and smoothly, and really stay put! I found the velvety-kohl formula used in these pencils to be absolutely heavenly! They are so easily applied to the eyes and deliver a smooth, highly pigmented application every time!
I slept in my sleek, clean, look created from using one of my fabulous Precision Pencils one night (while I don’t recommend this at all) and I was incredibly impressed to see my smokey black eyeliner had barely budged that night and almost looked perfectly intact the next morning!
What look is complete without some fun lips? I loved trying out the Stiff Upper Lip Lip stains from Younique! These matte lip stains are fun, bright, and have some serious holding power as well! I found that mine stayed on tight through drinks and dinner, and well into the night! Being that they are like a tube of gloss, it’s also incredibly easy to take it with you on the go and do touch ups later on throughout the night, but you may not even need that, this stain stays put so well!
I had a fun time even mixing a couple of these no-smudge, no-budge lip stain colors together. My favorite was Sultry and Savvy, the bright red with a super dark red. The lip stain is also not drying whatsoever even though it does dry to your lips rather quickly, but in a beautiful, even finish every time! They couldn’t be easier to apply either! Just quickly apply around upper and lower lip, just like you were applying lip gloss, and that’s it! You’re ready to go!
Tip for lasting power: Apply lip stain over freshly exfoliated lips. You can do this with a scrub or a toothbrush, or my favorite way, just using a few quick strokes over the lips with a wet wash cloth.
One of my favorites from this awesome brand is the Refreshed Rose Water with replenishing botanical boost to soothe skin, remove oil and dirt from clogged pores, and to help freshen the complexion. Use it after cleansing skin to really freshen up your look and leave your skin looking and feeling super moisturized and dewy. It works as an amazing makeup primer too, helping your look stay even longer!
I even used this protective multi-purpose product a few times throughout the day to freshen up my look. My makeup didn’t budge but I still got a refreshing mist that really seemed to waken up my tired skin!
All Younique products are also paraben-free, latex-free, PABA-free, BPA-free, gluten and soy-free, fragrance-free, and sulfate-free too! You won’t find any mineral oil or nano ingredients in any of their products either!
After trying out this chic line of cosmetics from Younique, I am completely in love! I have so much fun trying out so many vastly different looks from the neutral-barely there face, to the sultry smokey eye!
Here are some of my favorite looks I created using several different Younique Products:
A Lovely Natural look using 3D Fiber Lashes, Elated from Addiction Palette 1, and Blissful from Palette 2, along with The Lip Stain in Sultry:
A Shimmery eye and bright lip, using the Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Savvy, Romantic, Hopeless, and Blissful from Addiction eye palette 2 as a shadow and eye liner:
For a Smokey Eye Look, Using Addiction Palette 2, colors: Peppy (black), and Perplexed (Brown) and Addiction Palette 1, in Elated (nude) and Swanky (Shimmery tan), 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara, and MoodStruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner in Perfect:
Interested in picking up some of these amazing skincare and makeup products from Younique? Then be sure to visit them today at YouniqueProducts.com.
Let me know in the comments which products from Younique You’re most excited to try!