Youngblood Spring 2012 preview with review and swatches!

Youngblood Spring 2012 Collection

Youngblood Cosmetics is really on our radar lately, they have wonderful products with truly gorgeous colors.  A new collection is coming out for Spring 2012 that we are totally jazzed about.

Youngblood says: Spring is coming and this season it’s all about bright,bold, and beautiful pops of color that will make people stop and stare! (In a good way, of course).  As always, Youngblood has come up with an elegant Spring collection that not only highlights and subtly enhances your own natural beauty, but also gives you that perfect dose of gorgeous color that will make you stand out in a crowd.

Try our Luminous Crème Blush for a sheer wash of color, available in four shades: Champagne Life (a bubbly taupe with a shimmery sheen),Taffeta (a lustrous bubblegum pink), Rose Quartz (a silvery petal-pink), Tropical Glow (a peachy-pink tone with golden shimmer).

Youngblood Spring 2012 cream blushes

Lisa says:  Stay tuned, Beauty Info Zone readers – Marcia will have a great review with swatches coming soon!

Eye Illuminating Duo

Youngblood says:  Highlight your best features with our Eye-lluminating Duo, a dual-ended pencil with two neutral tones (Matte, a pink-nude; and Shimmer, an iridescent champagne-beige).

Lisa says:  What a fabulous pencil.  As my dear friend and awesome makeup artist Ulrike says, any makeup product that can be used in more than one way is worth its weight in gold.  There are tons of ways to use this pencil – you can highlight your brow, brighten the dark areas next to your eyes, cover blemishes, line the lips so lipstick doesn’t bleed, use on the waterline to brighten and widen the eyes, put color at the top and bottom center of the lip to make them look larger…and that’s just a few ideas.  One side of this chubby stick is a matte pinkish nude:

Matte side

The other side is shimmery beige:

Shimmer side

The texture of both is creamy, the color glides on easily and blends very nicely.  It’s not chalky at all, and it is emolliant enough that the shimmer side could even be used as an eyeshadow.

Swatches - matte on top, shimmer on bottom

The staying power is good for this type of product.  Because of the creamy consistency, it’s not going to last all day, but it does lend itself nicely to touch ups and does a great job of highlighting and brightening any area of the face.

eyes with Eye Illuminating Duo on waterline - shimmer on right, matte on left

Youngblood says:  or you can go bold and try our lipstick in Tangelo! A sheer, creamy coral-orange.

Lisa says:  Youngblood is right on the mark in terms of makeup trends.  Pantone, the world authority on color, has declared ‘Tangerine Tango’ to be the color of the year.

Tangerine Tango, Color of the Year for 2012

Besides being the latest trend, I personally think that nothing says ‘here comes warm weather!’ better than a great coral lipstick.


Youngblood’s Spring 2012 Tangelo is just perfect – it couldn’t be more in style, and while coral can be a difficult color to pull off (especially if you have fair skin) this lipstick is easy to wear.  Yes, it’s a bold color, but it’s sheer.

The sheerness makes it appropriate for both day and night, and it gives you that great color without being too bright.  Tangelo has a nice, creamy consistency, which makes it far easier to wear than a dry matte formula.  It also looks gorgeous with a light pink or a sheer beige shimmer gloss.  Try Youngblood Champagne Ice or Forever Pink lip gloss with it.

And remember, if you are going with a bright lip, keep your blush and eyeshadow softer and more neutral.  I always wear cream blush with some powder blush over it, and while Marcia is going to tell you all about the cream blushes, a Youngblood powder blush I have that goes PERFECT with this collection is the Sherbet Crushed Mineral Blush.  Check it out:

Sherbet Crushed Mineral Blush

It comes in screw-top container that has a cover with holes, so there is less chance of a major spillage disaster.

Sherbet on the inside

Here’s what you find inside.  I like to turn the container over (with the top on, of course!) then tap it a few times with the end of my brush.  Turn it back over, take off the top, and here’s what you have:

The perfect amount for your cheeks.  Below is a swatch:

Sherbet swatch

It’s such a gorgeous, slightly shimmery peachy-pink.  It reminds me of Nars Orgasm, but even better.  Here’s my face of the day using my Eye Illuminating Duo, Tangelo Lipstick, and Sherbet Crushed Mineral Blush:

 Love the colors, they are just perfect for spring.  And I can’t wait to find out what Marcia thinks about those beautiful cream blushes.  Stay tuned for her review!!  – Lisa

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  1. Can’t wait to see the cream blushes but in the meantime I need that Eye Illuminating Duo!