|The Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation retails for $58 for .25 ounces of product…a little goes a long way!
I recently had the opportunity to try the Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation. Those who read Beauty Professor regularly likely know that I am a foundation fanatic…I am always in the market for a medium coverage, yellow based, skin finish kind of base that wears well and ideally lasts all day. I love the Youngblood line…quality ingredients that treat my highly sensitive skin kindly, my appreciation for the Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation has been expressed in previous posts.
I received the Creme Powder Foundation in two shades:
- Warm Beige (suitable for NC 25-27 skin…light to medium beige with warm undertones)
- Barely Beige (which nicely matches NC 20-23 skin…light beige skin with pale yellow undertones).
Currently, Warm Beige is perfect for my NC 27ish post summer skin (for comparison, I am also regularly wearing the Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation in 6.5).
|Above: This is a creme to powder product that boast buildable coverage, a light texture and a powdery (yet natural) finish.
The foundation comes in a sturdy matte black compact with a generous mirror and a separate storage compartment for the sponge (see images above and below). For reference, this is almost exactly the size of the Beauty Is Life Nose-Chin Repair compact; it is easy to open, yet also locks securely in place when closed.
|Above: Warm Beige and Barely Beige side by side…
|Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation (swatched lightly, then heavily) in Barely Beige and Warm Beige in direct sunlight.
The cream to powder texture of this foundation is interesting…the product itself is both very creamy and a little slippery, though it dries to a powdery finish within a few seconds. It is light, which is a bit of an anomaly for creme foundation (I attribute this to the mineral intensive ingredients) and does not morph into a heavy, pooling mess as the day turns to night. The coverage is medium to a very buildable full, but the foundation must be blended quickly and thoroughly in order to achieve the most natural look. I prefer using my fingers to apply and finishing it off with my Sephora Airbrush for a flawless finish. When I use this as a mid day touch up or an agent for extra coverage, fingers are also best…needless to say, my sponge in its separate compartment is currently pristine, though I take solace in knowing it is there, just in case.
|Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation (swatched lightly, then heavily) in Barely Beige and Warm Beige in the shade.
|Warm Beige worn as a single foundation…its coverage is remarkable while simultaneously feeling very light and natural.
|A combination of Giorgio Armani Maestro makeup in 6.5 with Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation in Warm Beige added for extra coverage and uniformity.