Younique Cosmetics: Fail Or Holy Grail?
As many of you may know, I have ridiculously sensitive skin. I have written about my battle with hormonal acne, and how many products end up causing skin irritation or breakouts.
The aftermath of my hormonal acne left me with dark pigmented scars. Those scars are mainly on the lower right side of my face near my chin.
For years I have been trying countless brands of foundation to mask the scars. It is one of two things I have been self-conscious about in my life.
About two years ago I found Dermablend. I was happy that it was a full coverage foundation that actually covered my scars.
With that said it is heavy on the face and is most definitely not long wearing. After wearing it for a few hours I would start to notice it getting cakey, and if it was the summer time it would literally start melting off my face.
While I still love its ability to cover every mark on my face, I don’t love that it highlights dry areas on my face or that it doesn’t look flawless for long.
When I was approached by Amanda, a Younique presenter, to test out some Younique Cosmetics products I was extremely skeptical. The biggest thing running through my mind was, if this brand is so amazing why isn’t it in stores like Sephora or Shoppers Drug Mart? I also didn’t have the greatest experience in the past.
Years ago I tried their fibre lash mascara and my eyes were so angry with me. They were irritated, watering, and I got those fibres everywhere! But I decided I would give them another chance and I agreed to try out a few of their products.
Back in December I received the Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation, MOODSTRUCK EPIC™ Mascara, and the Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 3.
I wanted to put these products through a lengthy testing period to ensure they a) wouldn’t cause breakouts and b) would not irritate my sensitive skin/eyes.
Younique Cosmetics: Fail Or Holy Grail?
I’m a straight shooter, if I don’t like something I will never say I do. I also know that not every product will work for me or suite my taste, but that it can for many others.
So were the Younique Cosmetics products I tested out a fail or holy grail? Let’s dive in to my thoughts on each of them now!
Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 3
As you can see from the photo above I have been using this palette up to Irate. I don’t know why but dark shadows scare me!
I probably sound like a broken record but I tend to favour a more natural look with my makeup vs a more glam look. That is probably because I suck at makeup and have no idea how to go glam.
Either way, this palette is amazing and has quickly become my fave over my Stila Cosmetics palette I have been using for the past 4 years LOL!
If I had to pick my faves from this palette for a day look, it would be Tickled and Ecstatic. For a night look I love Flippant and Cheeky. Smitten is perfect for under your brow, and I like to use Determined as a base on my lid. It really helps to make my lid colour pop!
Younique Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation
I’m a pretty simple woman when it comes to makeup. Lets be honest here, I work from home and have three kids, so my big adventures out usually consist of grocery shopping.
Before I would never leave the house before putting on a full face of makeup, including heavy full-coverage foundation.
If I am going to be totally honest, there have been times where I would get my face on, get in the car, and halfway down the road look in the mirror and tell Steve to turn around and go home.
Wondering why? Well, when I would look in the mirror I could still see my scars or breakouts, even after a full face of makeup, and I couldn’t stand the thought of being out in public like that.
Lately I have started to be less self-conscious of the scars that my hormonal acne left behind, and often run out with not a stitch of makeup on.
Watch my video below to see the transformation using the Younique Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation, Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 3, and MOODSTRUCK EPIC™ Mascara.
One thing I was waiting for was for this foundation to cause breakouts. Almost all foundations I have tried, including Dermablend, have caused me to breakout after wearing them. After wearing this foundation 4-5 times per week since December, I am happy to report it has not caused one breakout!
I can never pick the right shade for myself and lets just say I didn’t hold my breath that Amanda would be able to either.
I sent her a photo of myself with no makeup on and in natural daylight and she matched me bang on. So if you suck at picking the right colour don’t worry, Amanda will be able to help you!
Younique MOODSTRUCK EPIC™ Mascara
I had to save the mascara for last because it is just unfreaking real!
If you ask my lash extension tech she will tell you I have the worlds tiniest lashes. Honestly, it takes her longer to do my lashes than any of her other clients due to how itty bitty my lashes are.
Like I mentioned before, years ago I previously tried the old formula of Younique Cosmetics 3D FIBER LASHES and didn’t have a great experience. I know others who love it, but for me the fibres went everywhere and my eyes got really irritated. With that said they have reformulated it so I am interested in giving it another try one day!
This product had me the most worried, I feared it would irritate my sensitive eyes. I also was a tad skeptical that it would actually give me long lashes without those fibres as this is just a one-step mascara.
If you watched the video above you will see just how incredible this product is. I show you my barely there lashes with nothing on them, with one coat on, and then after two coats!
So if you have tiny lashes like me this is hands down my new favourite mascara for when I don’t have my lash extensions in!
SHOP MY LOOK
The products I used to get my after look from Younique Cosmetics are:
I also used a few of my own products from my makeup bag to finish my look:
- Nudestix Nudies In The Nude as a contour on my nose, cheeks, and forehead. I also used it as my main lip colour.
- Nudestix Nudies Hey Honey as my highlight on my nose, cupids bow, centre of my lip, and cheek bones.
- Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus Ash Brown to shape and set my brows.
CONNECT WITH AMANDA
Amanda is a Younique Presenter who can help match your foundation, coverup, and help you pick the best products for you. She also has great tips, how-to’s, deals and more to share with you!
If interested in any of the products I have reviewed you can purchase them directly on Amanda’s website via the links above, or you can contact her if you have any questions.
You can also find Amanda on Facebook and Instagram!
ENTER TO WIN
Because I loved these products so much I decided I would host a giveaway to give you the chance to try one out!
That’s right, I am buying 3 lucky winners the Younique MOODSTRUCK EPIC mascara.
- 1 of 3 Younique MOODSTRUCK EPIC Mascara (ARV $29)
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents who have reached the age of majority in their province.
To enter the giveaway complete the mandatory entry options in the giveaway widget below. Once you have completed your mandatory entries you will be able to complete additional non-mandatory entry options. Complete those for additional ballots in the giveaway!
This giveaway will close on February 27, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be drawn from all eligible entries and contacted via email on February 28, 2018. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email and claim their prize. If they fail to do so a new winner will be drawn.
Please note that ALL entries are verified and if you submit an entry without completing it you will be ineligible to win
Disclosure: Although I was sent product for review consideration, the opinions and language are all my own. And in no way do they reflect Younique Cosmetics or Amanda. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, company, provider or party in question.
What is your biggest beauty concern? Let me know in the comment section below!
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My biggest beauty concern is that my makeup will make me look older than I am.
Hey Heather! I have some questions I’d like to ask You! Where is the best place to reach You?
ivy pluchinsky says
My biggest beauty concern is not applying the right color foundation.
Hey Ivy! I have some questions I’d like to ask You! Where is the best place to reach You?
Amy Heffernan says
My biggest concern is that I will apply to much!
Melissa Webster says
Wow!! The before and after is incredible! I too have sensitive skin too … eyes tend to hate mascara LOL. Excited to test this out! Great review!!!
My Biggest concern: dark circles under my eyes 🙁
Lori Bradbeer says
Definitely the dark circles under my eyes.
My biggest beauty concern is matching foundation and applying eye shadow that looks good!
Paula B says
I knew you looked great yesterday!! Thanks for the informative post!!! Go girl!
Tara C says
My biggest beauty concern is covering up the dark circles under my eyes .. 2 kids and lack of sleep have made them worse!
Kathleen Alexander says
My biggest beauty concern is acne scarring as well. I’ve had it for several years now and I would love for it to be either covered or finally gone
Kelly Baker says
My biggest beauty concern is my foundation will look obvious and unnatural.
Andrea Fowlow says
Such a beaut….I’d love a new look
Heather S says
My biggest beauty concern in finding makeup that covers the redness on my face, without it looking horrible.
My biggest beauty concern is wrinkles starting to form on my forehead.
My biggest beauty concern is cystic acne.
Tammy Dalley says
My biggest concern is fine lines around my eyes!
Marlene J says
Biggest beauty concern is my fine line & puffiness under my eyes.
I just turned 51 and so anti-aging skincare is my priority.
Joanne W says
My biggest beauty concern is under eye coverage (covering up the tired Mom look!:p)
Julie Wiebe says
My biggest beauty concern is my making wearing/melting off mid day! I have oily skin and it just never seems to last.
Like many other moms, my biggest beauty concerned are the dark circles under my eyes!!
Krista L says
Beautiful before and after 🙂
My biggest concern is my short eyelashes!
Stacey Heffernan says
My biggest concern is being able to quickly apply makeup and that it looks natural.
Danielle G says
The dark circles under my eyes. I used to be able to go out without makeup, but since having a child I feel like I always need some concealer under my eyes!
So intrigued to try younique, some of my friends sell it but I havent tried it yet!
Tainan Lu says
My biggest beauty concern is aging…..
My biggest make up concern is contouring and doing things right…. i am by no means a make up girl myself however my staple makeup is a mascara and i have yet to find one that doesnt irritate my eyes.
I have combination skin and find foundations that I have tried just don’t give me the coverage I am looking for without looking loaded on. I would love to find a light weight foundation with decent coverage
My biggest beauty concern is that my makeup looks flakey
Robyn B says
My biggest concern is looking older than I feel! I also have the same issue as you with my foundation looking cakey and wearing off half way through my day.
Michelle B says
My biggest concern is using makeup that is natural looking – not caked on.
Always looking for a great mascara
My biggest concern is uneven complexion. I hate wearing foundation!
LILLIAN BROWN says
My greatest concern is dry mature skin, need more moisturizer
Jenness M says
My biggest concern is covering the dark circles under my eyes.
Michelle R says
My biggest beauty concern is my uneven skin tone and finding the perfect foundation.
Chandra O’Connor says
Getting the right corrective colour for under my foundation
Ginger Gervais says
My biggest beauty concern is actually none 😉 would love to win for my sister 🙂
My biggest beauty concern is covering my pimples/acne
Jenny Major says
My biggest beauty concern is not applying a shade too dark of concealer!
Kasey M says
My biggest beauty concern would be dark under eye circles and dry skin
Julie F says
I have very large pores and hate feeling like I have heavy make up on!
I have a really minimalist look and am always looking for an amazing mascara
Sarah G says
My biggest concern….I don’t know what I am doing!
I am always worried about finding the right color. I worry about breaking out or that it will feel too heavy & irrate my skin.
Carole D says
My biggest beauty concern is my foundation will look unnatural.
I have oily skin, which causes all sorts of problems with my foundation and mascara
Brenda Penton says
My biggest concern is covering dark circles.
Juliee Fitze says
My biggest concern is hiding my wrinkles by my eyes.
My biggest beauty concern is dark under eye circles!
My biggest beauty concern is aging skin.
Carmen La plante says
My biggest beauty concern is my dark under eye circles 🙁
Heidi c. says
My biggest beauty concern is trying to cover the dark circles under my eyes.
Leah Gee says
My biggest beauty concern is shadows under my eyes as I am always tired and seem to have dark grey bags the majority of the time…
My biggest beauty concern, like you, is adequately covering past acne scars. I also have some “pitting” scars which I can’t really seem to do anything with to hide them.
Luzviminda Gunter-Smith says
My biggest concern is the blemishes on my face
Cathy Brown says
I have dry skin, so my biggest concern is not having makeup looking dry and flaky.
My biggest beauty concern is my foundation will not look natural.
Debbie White Beattie says
My biggest concern is wrinkles with bags and dark circles or maybe I should say the eye area.
Florence Cochrane says
My biggest concern is aging skin and dryness.
My biggest beauty concern is fine lines. Thanks!
My biggest beauty concern is having the wrong shade of foundation or concealer.
My biggest concern is finding the right shade of foundation
I have fine lines on my forhead that seem to be getting deeper as I get older
christina rogers says
I have large pores that seem to be getting larger
lori b says
my concern is the super dry area along my t zone
Alison Braidwood says
My biggest concern is sensitivity and redness (skin) and sensitive eyes. I got a very fancy Guerlain eyeshadow palette for Christmas a few years ago ( purples and pinks). But after years of wearing those colours (because I have green eyes), my eyes have decided, NOPE! I get the symptoms of pink eye whenever I try to wear pink or purple eyeshadow now. Which upsets me, somewhat. So I’m glad the mascara is good for sensitive eyes. Because mascara could be the next beauty product to turn on me :0
Maritess S says
My biggest makeup concern is covering brown spots naturally and not looking as too much make up.
Janet Meisner says
It is an uneven complexion and some minor dark spots.
Krista M says
My biggest beauty concern is oily skin with large pores & trying to fight that shine later in the day!
Sab Edwards says
My biggest beauty concern is that I have eczema and I have to be very, very careful about what I put on my skin
Bailey Wilson says
My biggest beauty concern is how to put on make up without looking like a clown! On the rare occasion I attempt mascara it’s clumpy and mascara is the only thing I try.
T. Le says
My biggest beauty concern is trying to take care of my skin so I have less skin concerns related to aging (eg. large pores, fine line).
My biggest concern is makeup while aging. Less is more?
Kerri Wigle says
Covering my acne! it’s so hard!
diane k` says
my biggest concern is well my skin. After years of not NO self care, I finally decided 2018 is my year to take care of ME.
Would love to try out this mascara. Anything for my small eyes!
Ashley C. says
My biggest concern is when foundation doesn’t cover all my red spots, or when it starts to look greasy be days end.
I’ve always wondered about younique but didnt want to try it because of the cost. Thanks for the review.
my biggest beauty concern is aging!! some days I look in the mirror and wonder who is looking back at me!! I am also concerned about redness, wrinkles, dark spots and thinning eye brows….
Robyn Bellefleur says
My biggest concern at the moment is dark spots on my skin.
My biggest beauty concern, hmm. Well, I am feeling very comfortable about my beauty routine, but would have to say that my biggest concern would be summer time and the effects of the sun. I don’t like a lot on my face but realize you need to have sun protection.
Gillian Morgan says
My biggest concern is large pores and dry skin.
Victoria K says
My biggest concern is the redness in my skin.
Noel Z says
My biggest beauty concern is the small patches of psoriasis I have around my eyebrow and hair line.
Interesting for sure! How about dark circles?
Catie D says
I have to say, I really like the colors in this palette! Great review
Irene W says
My biggest concern is the fine lines, and how foundations look..
gloria webber says
my biggest concern is red blotches on my face and makeup drying and cracking or leaving a dry texture to my skin, aging me terribly!
Erin N says
As of lately, my biggest beauty concern has been dark circles under me eyes and trying to find the best concealer to cover them! Thank you for this giveaway!
Margo B says
My biggest beauty concern is finding foundation to match my light complexion.
Julie Barrett says
My biggest beauty concerns are acne, facial hair, dark undereye circles and bloodshot eyes. Nice mix, eh?! Lol
Monique L.S. says
My biggest beauty concern is hiding darkness under my eyes.
rhonda Struthers says
Mine is keeping my eyes from watering and ruining my makeup and making my mascara run
My biggest concern is not knowing how to put it on properly.
Erica Seaman says
My biggest concern is mascara that flakes off and gets in my eyes.
Elaine Buonsante says
My biggest concern is dry skin and protecting my face from the sun, since I’ve had skin cancer.
Charlene Lucas says
I have some dark spots on my face and they are my biggest concern but I have been making sure I wear sunscreen daily (even in the winter) and it seems to be making a difference.
Amanda Desjardins says
My biggest concern is not knowing how to apply the makeup
My biggest beauty concern are the dark circles under my eyes!!
wanda macsween says
My biggest concern is making the hollows under my eyes less noticeable.
Ashlee tubman says
My biggest concern is the very dark cricles under my eyes😞
My biggest beauty concern is foundation clumping up in my fine lines! And adding powder just makes it worse but need powder to keep foundation in place!
Jen Mach says
Wow before and after is stunning
Kerry M says
I have dark spots on my cheeks and around my mouth. Not sure if its sun damage or because of my pregnancies, but I am very self conscious.
kristen s says
My biggest concern is that my make-up is flakey and looks powdery!
My biggest concern is dark eye circles.