“She went in White, came out Black!” – A spa attendant was heard saying in a flustered voice, when asked why she stopped a regular, prominent customer for yet another exhaustive security check. You see, the customer, who was an elderly lady, had involuntarily fallen asleep on the tanning bed and had a case of a seriously bad tan! The spa was running low on staff that particular day and nobody came over to check on her in the tanning salon. Her skin had drastically changed from pale, rosy tone to a dark, crusty red. So much so that it was hard to recognize her!
Such incidents bring one grave thought to mind: When you use artificial beauty treatments and methods like tanning, bleaching, skin polishing, waxing, laser and cosmetic surgeries – you are actually traumatizing your skin (and hair).
Mineral makeup can come handy to repair, heal and conceal some of the marks and scars left behind by such severe treatments and techniques. It is a semi-natural makeup that can give lot of coverage and yet allow skin to breathe naturally. Youngblood mineral makeup founder, Pauline Youngblood started this wonderful line of mineral makeup products, with just this purpose in mind. In the early days of the company, she worked with dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons to develop products that suited exposed, vulnerable, marred skin.
Tips by Youngblood Mineral Makeup
Youngblood is today, one of the leading makeup brands around the world, renowned for its quality and innovation. They have a complete line of cosmetics and all tools of the trade. Some makeup application tips shared by their panel of pros are as follows:
- Understand what your skin type and skin tone is – choose the makeup type accordingly.
- Always choose the right mineral makeup products – ex. those which do not contain too much zinc, titania and which contain natural ingredients. If the product renders a lot of shine to your skin, then you know that it is not safe.
- Prepare your skin before you apply any makeup. First moisturize then use a good concealer/foundation like Youngblood’s.
- Use good quality makeup tools and accessories – brushes, sponges, trimmers etc. Without them makeup application can go utterly wrong.
- Use loose mineral powder over forehead, cheekbones, T-zone, ears and neck. Avoid applying over the eye area. Don’t just dust the powder on and leave, but keep brushing and shading the face, just as you would do a painting. Use shadow play effects and see the exquisite results!
- Do not use liquid foundation or makeup over the areas on your face which stand out or tend to shine when photographed – ex. If you have high cheek bones, then applying cream based makeup will make your face look artificially plastered and painted.
- You can do a potpourri makeup – mix loose mineral powders with cream bases to derive your own makeup product.
Application of Youngblood mineral makeup products is easy and they look beautiful on any skin type and tone. They are simply superb! If you too have used this product line, please share your reviews with all of us.