Throughout time, some of the best things have come in two’s… milk and cookies, soup and sandwich, hugs and kisses, (ahem) rum and coke…. And just so we are clear, these brand new Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duo’s from YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetics are no exception to that rule.
Youngblood Cosmetics was founded in 1996 by Pauline Youngblood, whose career as an aesthetician made here aware to her patients frequent need for a makeup that covered the skin while allowing it to heal. Upon realizing that the current options out there were slim, she started formulating a loose mineral foundation, which came to be the company’s flagship product! 19 years later and Youngblood still takes pride in providing the purest, most premium grade mineral cosmetics with no added fillers such as talc, alcohol, fragrance, and petroleum. They are also paraben and cruelty free.
These eyeshadow duos are pressed mineral colors and each compact includes 2 complementary colors that can be used dry or wet, for a more dramatic look. The sturdy, smooth black case comes with a tiny mirror inside and magnetic closure to ensure the lid stays securely shut.
There is 1 matte and 1 shimmer or metallic shade in each compact and while they are all buttery soft, I found that some of the mattes swatched a bit patchy, but once I blended them out they were ok. The shimmer/metallic shadows were complete perfection though!
Desire contains a blue toned purple metallic and a very pale pink matte.
Graceful has a deep cobalt blue matte and a shimmery peach. The blue in this duo was the patchiest of the bunch, but with some work it blends out nicely.
The Charismatic duo contains a warm matte brown and a light peachy/tan shimmer. This duo was my favorite of the lot and the brown had fantastic pigmentation!
Virtue consisted of a warm rusty red metallic and a pale white matte. The red metallic is SO pretty and perfect for autumn!
I have to say, I was very pleased with these duo’s and I just love what the company stands for as far as taking care of their customers skin and providing the highest quality products available. There are so many great color combinations that allow for some festive holiday looks! The Youngblood Perfect Pair duo’s retail for $28 each and you can find them at ybskin.com or skintrends.com (where you can get 20% off Youngblood using code SAVE20 at checkout!)
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