Review and giveaway: Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation

Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation in Neutral

I remember when I owned just one foundation.  The concept of owning an arsenal of different textures, different coverage options, and even different shades had never occurred to me.  I used my one bottle of foundation – the same type, the same shade – every single day.  (I also only had one eyeshadow and one lipstick, but that’s another story for a different post!)

What I realize now is that my skin is not the same every day.  It alternates between being a very good girl to being a very, very bad girl.  Some days it’s dry and needs a moisturizing foundation.  Some days it’s oily and needs a matte foundation. Some days my skin tone is extremely uneven or broken out and I need more coverage. And I never know what it’s going to be until I get up and look in the mirror.

So now, I have a fluid foundation, a cream foundation, a powder foundation, a tinted moisturizer, and a cream to powder foundation sitting in my foundation drawer like good little soldiers, ready to be called out to battle whatever skin issues I have that day.

mirror and sponge included!

Youngblood’s Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation ($56) is always in my foundation drawer.  It’s a 2 in 1 foundation that provides the coverage of a cream foundation without the heavy feel that sometimes happens with thicker formulas. It’s a great moisturizing option that keeps skin smooth and hydrated. It comes in a chic round compact with a circular mirror, the foundation, and a separate sponge. I love that the sponge doesn’t  sit right on the foundation. Using a sponge and then storing it on top of a foundation quickly becomes a major bacteria party.

Neutral up close

The foundation has a solid texture with a creamy feel and slip that dries down to a powder finish. To apply, I use the sponge and pat it on from the middle of my face outward. The sponge gives a great finish, although I like to end by placing my hands over my face for a moment. The body heat from my hands sets the foundation and helps it sort of meld in, giving a natural looking appearance.

Neutral swatch

The shade that works great for me is the cool toned Neutral.  There are  seven other shades from which to choose, although I find the swatches appear lighter online  than the shades are in person.

My Youngblood FOD

You know, I wouldn’t wear the same outfit every single day, and I won’t ever go back to wearing the same foundation every single day. Build yourself a full wardrobe of foundations, and your face will thank you for it. You can start by entering our giveaway for a brand new Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation in Honey, which is a neutral medium shade.  If it’s not your shade, you can always be an awesome friend and gift it to someone you love!

This giveaway is open through Sat. Nov. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  It’s also open internationally!  The winner will be picked by Rafflecopter and will be checked for veracity. Entering is easy, so do it now – and good luck!!  – Lisa

*products for review and contest provided by Youngblood
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I’d love to cover up some acne scars with this fab foundation!

  2. I love Youngblood, and have wanted to try this foundation for a long time!! Excellent review, Lisa!

  3. I have never tried a cream to powder foundation, this looks like a great place to start!

  4. I’ve been really wanting to try some of the products from Youngblood, especially their foundations. I haven’t yet because they are a little expensive and I am hesitant to order makeup online without trying it out first.

  5. I’d love to win because I’m tired of staring at the same four brands of foundation at the store. This would be a great way to try out something totally new!

  6. Janet Taylor says:

    I would need the deep brown color.

  7. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I’d like to win because I’m looking for a foundation with a little more coverage (as I get older, I need it). This may be the one!

    [email protected]

  8. I’m not entering–just wanted to let you know that I also love this foundation, and your review is great! x

  9. Heather USA (@aitch77) says:

    I’d like to win because the Honey shade looks like it would fit me well and I’ve never used a Creme Powder Foundation.

    Thanks guys.

  10. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d love to win this because I have some dark circles that need to be covered up and I’m always looking for the perfect product to do just that!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I have tried their primer but never got chance t try the foundation.Really excited to see how good it works on my skin.

  12. I work a very long day and have been taking classes in the evening. In order to freshen up between work and school, I need a good foundation in a compact! That and some bronzer, and maybe (just maybe) I won’t scare the kids or the professor!

  13. I would like to try this because I have never tried a cream-to-powder formula before. Hopefully, it would help cover the splotches of spider veins on my nose and cheeks! It also sounds like it might work well on my oily, but dehydrated, skin. Thank you!

  14. I need a full coverage foundation … as long as i can find one being good for my skin

  15. I have heard many good things about Youngblood that’s why I want to win!

  16. I would love to win Youngblood because I have heard so many positive things about this make up brand. I would love to try it.

  17. Kristina V says:

    I like to wear makeup just to hide some imperfections, but I don’t like it to look like i’m wearing a lot! This look beautiful on you!

  18. I’ve heard good things about Youngblood, would like to try this!

  19. i would love to try a new foundation, and, i know that youngblood has a good reputation.

  20. I need to win because I am one of those people that only have one foundation and I need to broaden my collection, thanks for the opportunity!!!

  21. I want to win because I like to try new products!

  22. Vicki Neulinger says:

    I currently use Youngblood looser mineral foundation …would love to try the creme for the cooler months! Thanks

  23. I love mineral makeup! I have never tried it in a creme form but it sounds great! Like you said in your blog skin is different on different days. I’d love to try the more moisturizing foundation in the cooler months when my skin is drier. I am going to go check out Youngblood now.

    Thank you for the giveaway offer!

  24. I have very fickle skin…
    I like Youngblood cosmetics and would love to try
    this formula for its’ consistency and moisturizing properties!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  25. amybelle2001 says:

    I’d like to try this brand of cosmetics. Thanks!

  26. BlackAsphodel says:

    I’d like to try this brand.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. Sheila Chaffins says:

    I would like to win because I have heard so many great things about Youngblood makeup!

  28. I would love to win because I only have a liquid foundation and a bb cream, so as you say, I need more choices in my foundation lineup, and this looks like a great product.

  29. This foundation sounds absolutely fantastic! I find that creme foundations are the easiest to apply. It looks like this Youngblood one has a beautiful, satiny finish. I hope that I’m the one to get to try it!

  30. I love trying out any new beauty products! (and I am still searching for a nice foundation that I can tolerate)

  31. Because I want to try this product after I read your review.. But it’s very hard to found it on my country

    thanks for the giveaway

  32. i love love a full coverage foundation! this one looks really pretty!

  33. I need to change up my foundation regimen. This would be fun to try.

  34. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I am always looking for the “perfect” foundation, but I don’t always have the money to try different kinds.

  35. I’d like to try this brand. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  36. I’d love to try this, because I’ve heard good things about their products. I need new foundation, also.

  37. I’d love to win because it looks like this foundation would work great on my skin. It seems like it provides coverage, but doesn’t look like you caked it on!

  38. vanessa martinez says:

    would love to try this brand

  39. Stephanie Gossett says:

    I have been wanting to try this for my problem skin. Thank you for hosting

  40. i have never tried this brand, but i am really in search of prefect foundation. maybe this one could be the one 🙂

  41. hi, i would be excited to try this brand! Thanks, Radmila, [email protected]

  42. Christina D says:

    Something I’d like to give a try, I like the packaging and how its easy to carry around.

  43. I’d like to win because I’m looking for a foundation with a little more coverage and this brand is not available here in my country

  44. I would like to try this brand and to finally fine a foundation to really like.

  45. I’m having trouble finding a foundation that I love, and this sounds like it would be perfect for me!

  46. I haven’t tried anything yet from youngblood cosmetics!


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