Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation rather impressed me. In fact, I would say that it is my new favorite in the cream to powder area. I was sent a sample in the shade Neutral to try and came away quite happy.
The foundation comes with an application sponge that works just fine. I actually applied mine a bit on the heavy side with the sponge and then buffed it out with a dense stippling brush (the new Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush). The foundation applies smoothly and it blends and buffs wonderfully. I have taken issue with some cream to powder formulas in that regard, so the nice application was definitely noted. Coverage was sheer to medium.
The foundation also wore well. Initially, I felt it was perhaps settling into my fine lines and wrinkled areas a bit too much, but I let it sit for a few minutes before using powder, which seemed to do the trick. It just needed to get settled. Even though this is a “cream to powder” formula, I did use a finishing powder. The foundation wore well all day, so I was quite happy with it.
Here is a swatch of the Neutral shade on my hand.
I usually wear shades that are right in between fair and light. Neutral worked quite well for me. Overall, I give the product a big thumbs up!
Disclosure: This review is based on a product given to me my a representative of Youngblood Cosmetics.
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