Just take a moment to sit back and take in the beauty of this palette. She really is a absolute beaut. The minute I opened the packaging for this one I fell in love. Just look at that gorgeous burnt orange colour. It has my name written all over it. I love using orange as a transition colour.
For those of you that don’t already know, Youngblood is a mineral makeup that is favourited by many celebrities including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba. Youngblood launched in Ireland last October and has been rapidly growing in popularity since. Youngblood offers top quality makeup, that is also kind to your skin. They have such a wide range of products and last week I got a sneak peek at some of their new products, that will launch in the Autumn. Holy Moly there really are some beauties coming out.
On the day I received, the Moulin Rouge quad to try out. ( This is not part of their new autumn launch) . The Moulin Rouge pressed mineral eyeshadow quad, contains four beautiful neutral colours. It seems like neutrals has been done to death, but I think this palette offers something a little different. The eyeshadows are seriously pigmented and so easy to work with. Honestly these go on like a dream and blend so beautifully. They go onto the eyes like butter. There is no dragging on the eyes to get the product to go where you want, it just does exactly what you want it to do. Pity we can’t get men to do the same!
To make life easier, the 4 colours in the palette have names. Can- can is a carmel warm brown colour, with the smallest hint of shimmer. The shimmer doesn’t show on the eye, which is great as I like to place this colour in the crease and shimmer is never a good look in the crease area. Revue is a vanilla colour and works really well as a base colour or as a highlight. I often find lighter colours don’t pack as much colour payoff, but this colour has excellent payoff. Red light is a warm orange colour. Oh lord this is such a beautiful colour. It is has the tiniest amount of shimmer like in Can- Can, but you don’t see this shimmer when applied to the eyes, it applies as more of a matte colour. Finally Cabarets is a very dark brown, with a hint of red shimmer running through it. This colour is seriously pigmented, and like with all of the colours in this palette, the tiniest amount goes a long way.
I created this look using, red lights slightly into the crease and above the crease. Revue on the lid . Can Can in the crease with a small blending brush and then Cabarets in the outer V. I also used the Youngblood eyeliner pencil in chestnut on the lid and waterline and I smudged it out a little. I brought a mix of Can- Can and red lights under the eye on a pencil brush a blended it out with a fully brush. I loved this look, even if I do look miserable in the picture. I mean would it kill me to smile!!
The quality of these shadows is up there, if not better than, many of the high end brands. I just love how easily they apply and how great the colour payoff is. There was no fall out when applying colours and they blended like a dream. The quad is a little more on the expensive side at €39, but when worked out, that is less than €10 per shadow!! Sure a Mac shadow costs €16.50 or €12.50 if you buy the refill. There are a number of different quads to pick from and I have my eye on Shanghi nights and Purple Majesty. You can buy all Younblood products from Closer 2 Fabulous here or you can find a list of stockist on the Youngblood site.