Younique. For awhile, I couldn’t even get on Facebook without seeing at least one ad or mention of the brand. I had heard so many people rave about the quality of their products, but I kind of just wrote them off because I thought it was just a selling strategy and not actual opinion. That’s why, when I was contacted about trying out their makeup, I decide to take the chance to see if they would actually live up to the hype.
First up is the Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 1*. This includes 7 eyeshadows from a peach/gold/brown color family. You get a good amount of product per pan (looks to be about the same as the Urban Decay Naked palettes), and the packaging is very reminiscent of the Lorac Pocket Pro palettes. The shadows are also pretty buttery and not dry or chalky feeling, which I like. Elated is a pale matte peach (it’s hard to see in the picture because it matched my skin tone perfectly), Sincere is a pearly cream with a light sheen, Brassy is a metallic peach sheen, Chipper is a warm copper brown sheen, Swanky is a metallic chrome bronze, Forthright is a cool toned dark metallic brown, and Zealous is a shimmery chocolate brown.
Next is the Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 2*, which is a cool-toned silver and black version of the first palette. Again, this includes 7 shades – Hopeless is a silvery sheen, Romantic is a pearly white, Honorable is a purple-toned taupe matte, Blissful is a sparkly metallic silver chrome, Cocky is a dark grey-brown with a very light sheen (almost a semi-matte), Perplexed is a purple-toned silver metallic that changes in different lighting, and Peppy is a matte black.
I also got to test out some of the Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliners*. They remind me a bit of the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pencils or the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, but not quite as smooth and buttery. They’re a really nice eyeliner though, and I think you get great quality for the price. The three colors I tried are Prim (a medium brown), Perfect (a matte black), and Passionate (a jellybean purple).
The final products I tried were the Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stains*. I had yet to try an actual lip stain before, so I was really looking forward to these. Upon swatching, I could tell that they were extremely pigmented and definitely did stain. As you can see in the pictures above, they left quite a bit of color on my skin after wiping them off with a tissue, and you could still see them a bit even after I scrubbed at my hand with some Bioderma Micellar Solution. So, if you try these, just know that they will leave a bit of a stain even after you take them off. They’re also a little bit messy if you’re not careful when applying, so be aware of that. The three colors I got were absolutely gorgeous – Sultry is a dark blood red, Sappy is a bright coral pink, and Savvy is a dark grape purple. (Just a sidenote about these: they are a bit drying, so I just apply a little bit of lip balm after the stain has dried.)
Overall, I’m pretty impressed with Younique makeup. I thought they were just going to be another Mary Kay or Avon, but I actually really like the quality of their products, as well as their overall design and packaging. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing any of their products, I say definitely give them a try (plus, they have a really cool “Love It Guarantee” for any products you try that you’re not a fan of).
Have you tried anything from Younique?