Youngblood Launches In The Mood For Nude

I absolutely love Youngblood make up. Its one of the only mineral brands that has a liquid and powder version of foundation. Its light on the skin and because its mineral it’s finely milled it doesn’t clog the pores. Pure minerals are great for oily skins and dry skins.

 

I went along to the launch of the new collection ‘In the Mood For Nude’ and had my make up done by Kenneth Soh a fantastic make up artist.

Make up application

Having my make up done!

make up application

My after look!

I already use the Youngblood range professionally and personally and have done for over 2 years when it first arrived in the UK. I love it and highly recommend it as a brand!

 

Here’s what the new Youngblood collection contains!

Youngblood mineral make up

The new Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Moulin Rouge goes beyond boring beige with touches of Parisian flair. The sleek compact includes Can-Can, a shimmery caramel-peach to add warmth; Revue, a brightening pearlized vanilla; Cabarets, an alluring dark chocolate shade with the slightest trace of red shimmer; and Red Light, a show-stopping matte orange-red.

Incredible Wear Gel Liner in new Sienna, a metallic bronze, looks modern on a bare eye or paired beautifully with the shadows and the water-resistant formula won’t budge or cause irritation. To create the perfect line every time, Youngblood presents the long handled Fine Liner Brush, made of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council with a small, tapered head that provides comfortable, easy control.

To complete the look, a subtle flash of flesh finishes the lips. Lip Liner Pencil in new Au Naturel, shapes and defines, while Lipstick in Barely Nude; a muted pinkish beige with a slight sheen, fills lips with creamy, conditioning colour.

“Our In the Mood for Nude shades are sophisticated, whether worn every day or for a special occasion,” says Pauline Youngblood, Founder and President of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. “Not only do they look chic, but like all Youngblood products, are paraben, talc, oil, fragrance and cruelty free.”

All these colours were used on me but the great thing is they are suitable for any skin tone! They give a great look and can be intensified to make a more dramatic look!

Joyce xx 🙂

Youngblood Make Up – Giveaway!

 

 

 

 

*******THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED*****

I love Youngblood make up and I want you all to love it too. As a celebration of my 5th business birthday and Xmas this year I am giving away an ‘Artiste Palette’ in Romanticism. The limited edition kit contains:

2 x Blush: Sherbet, Blossom

Blossom blusher

3 x Eyeshadow: Alabaster, Golden Beryl, Penny

Alabaster eyeshadow

3 x Lip Shine: Brilliance, Glorious, Mesmerize

Lip colour mesmerize

1. Tweet to your followers I entered to win the @BridesandBeauty Xmas prize draw! You can too at www.skinandmakeupblog.com

2. Leave a comment why you should win with your twitter name.

3. Follow the blog and follow on twitter and facebook.

4. Important! You may only enter once per day, please don’t spam your followers it will not help your chances.

1 (One) Prize Winner Will Win: The Romanticism Make Up Palette.

RULES: Entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Prize draw ends Monday, 5th December, 2011.

Good LUCK!!!!!

Brides and Beauty is 5 years old Today!

I have been in the beauty business for 15 years now but only set up Brides and Beauty in 2006. Its now 5 years old today and when I think what I started with its gone from strength to strength and I’ve loved every moment!

Over the years I have had some great experiences and here are some of my highlights over the last 5 years!

 

A wedding in Whistler

Joining the charity Look Good Feel Better

All My new friends on Twitter

Discovering 3 amazing make up brands!!

I love make up and cosmetics and if i have too much I give it away. I like to make other people happy and i’d rather it went to a good home than just sit on a shelf in my bathroom. I will be doing a giveaway on here so keep checking back for news!

Brides and beauty evolved because I wanted to offer a service using my skills and knowledge for everyone – Brides, and all women in general. Last year i started this blog and this year I launched the pamper parties and there is more news to come!

I am always open to suggestions of posts and if anyone needs tips or advice you can find out more on my website my Facebook and Twitter

Thank you all for your support. I wouldn’t have made it without you all xx

Youngblood Mineral Foundations

Which Foundation Formula is Best for your skin type.

I love Youngblood Foundations and use them professionally and personally. They have lots of different ones to choose from. Here’s how to find out which one would suit you!

See the blog on the Youngblood website for more information!

You can contact me I’m an official stockist!

 


Whats in my make up bag!

To coincide with #MakeupMonday on twitter. I thought i’d share this with you! The products that I have in my make up bag this week are:

New CID Cosmetics Primer I-Prime Foundation primer

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Liquid Foundation in Barbados

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Loose Mineral Rice Powder in Dark

Illamasqua Concealer in Shade CC 325

Illamasqua eyeshadows in various colours

Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake in Vehement

Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel eyeliner in Black Ink

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Mocha

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beige

I try to change what I have in my make up bag every week to vary the way I look.

For top tips contact me via www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk

Benefits of Using a Professional Make Up Artist

Have you thought about why you should use a professional make up artist for your wedding day?

  • A professional will give you the look you’ve always dreamed of.
  • You will be given advice on what colours will work best with your skin tone and your colour scheme.
  • The make up artist will apply make up that will need little or no retouching throughout the day.
  • Your make up will be suitable for photographic purposes.
  • You will look like an enhanced version of yourself, not someone else.
  • The make up artist will listen to what you want and apply the make up accordingly.
  • Professional make up application isn’t the same as your everday make up.
  • The make up artist can make your whole bridal party’s look fit together.
  • You’ll be more relaxed with someone else doing your make up on the wedding day!

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Make Up Trends for A/W 2010

Make Up Trends for Autumn and Winter 2010.

Make Up trends are definitely towards the minimalist look this Autumn. Use a sheer foundation or tinted moisturiser to create the ‘barely there look for your skin and highlight cheekbones with earthy tones. Choose to accentuate either your eyes or your lips, but not both.

Although skin tones may be understated the face still needs some colour. Red lips are always in vogue and strong plum, purple and berry lip shades are trending this Autumn. Outline the lips with a lip pencil or brush and, depending on your chosen look, go for the dewy look with lots of lip gloss or tone lips down by blotting with a tissue.

Eyebrows will be in focus this Autumn/Winter. For that special aura of sophistication your eyebrows should be strong and well shaped, preferably by a professional beautician. Colours for the eyes this Autumn/Winter will be purple, plums and winter browns. Smokey eyes are still big so look out for new burnt orange, golds and strong purple colours to enhance this effect.

Eyeshadow duos and quads will be on all the best make up counters. Both MAC and NARS have an absolutely great range of colours. It vitally important to think through your whole look before making the final choice on eye colours, so make plenty of comparisons before you buy.

Top Tips

  • If your lips are bold, softly define your eyes with muted colours, apply eyeliner thinly and use mascara sparingly.
  • The minimalist look calls for well conditioned skin. Care for yours by taking regular facials, either from a professional beauty therapist or by learning how to do an effective DIY version at home.
  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin and make it a general rule to use a sunscreen with a minimum factor of SPF15 daily.
  • Take specialist advice on the right moisturiser for your skin type and establish a thorough makeup cleansing and toning routine before sleeping.
  • Brighten your natural looking skin with a dusting of luminous pressed power to create a warm and radiant glow through the colder months.
  • If you are choosing a light foundation to achieve the minimalist look test it on your jaw line, not the back of your hand, to find the correct shade for you.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

When I first told people about Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, they said who? Well little do they realise that its HOT in the USA and is fast becoming a brand that celebrities are fans of. Some of the names that use it include Cheryl Cole, Denise Van Outen, Arlene Philips, Alexandra Burke, Speech Debelle, Pamela Anderson.

I have been using this make up for the last 2 years and I ‘LOVE’ it. It doesn’t make my face itch, I only need a really small amount, the foundations deliver on every level. I use the entire range of products and get excited everytime a new product is launched.

What Youngblood say:

At Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, we use only the purest, most premium grade minerals.

We micronize our minerals using our proprietary milling process. Although many mineral lines claim to be “jet-milled” or “triple-milled,” not all milling processes achieve superior results.

We invite you to compare our product to our competitors, and we think you’ll find our quality superior to any other mineral cosmetic line.

So far every bride I have used the make up on has purchased a product if not most of what I use on them. This is the only mineral make up I’ve used that doesn’t have a glittery shine in it. I also love the variety of shades for most skin tones and you can blend two colours to make more shades.

The foundations come in liquid or powder form and this year saw the launch of the Mineral Moisture Tints for a lighter wash of colour. The eyeshadows and blushers come as loose powders or pressed compacts.

I do make up consultations from my home studio www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk or you can purchase the whole range from my online store www.blackandmixedskin.com


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