I know we’ve all been curious about Younique products from seeing the pictures and videos on social media and I love being able to try out super hyped products and put them to the test!
First off, I like the squeeze tube packaging and how thin and sleek it is. It has a matte and glossy black tube which looks very high-end and luxurious. On the website you don’t get a list of product claims but they have a fairly brief description of how this primer will give you velvety soft skin that will keep your makeup intact all day long. I’ve tried this out everyday for almost 2 weeks and I have a fairly decent idea of the pros and cons of this primer.
Before I get into that I want to point out that I have extremely oily skin with somewhat noticeable pores on my nose and cheeks. I do get some texture on my skin from time to time but I haven’t had any breakouts in a while (thanks to the Clinique 3 step). This primer has a very moisturizing formula along with that silicon texture which feels almost greasy but then sets to a nice smooth base. It gives a very slight blurring effect but you don’t notice how smooth it makes your skin until you apply the foundation on top. The foundation blends effortlessly and my skin looks smooth and almost flawless. I don’t notice it mattifying or giving my foundation a dewy glow – it doesn’t change the finish of your foundation – which I like.
I don’t expect a miracle to happen with any primer or foundation in keeping my skin matte – since my face oil-production is uncontrollable and this primer doesn’t claim to do that. I didn’t feel that this primer gave my makeup longevity since my oily skin tends to break apart my foundation after about 5 hours but with some blotting sheets and powder my makeup was intact for the whole work day.
Overall, I think this is a really nice primer for normal to dry skin types (tested on mom); for those of us with oily skin – the search will remain for the miracle primer that can control oil.
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Thank you Emily for the product to review! Check out her blog here.
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I have seen pictures of this mascara many times on social media and I’m sure that most of you have as well. This set is suppose to give you the volume and length of false lashes even if you have short and few lashes to begin with. This review is on the new formula (hence the +).
Firstly, there is a “transplanting gel” and a “3D fiber” tube in a pouch in this box. I always keep these in the pouch since I have many mascaras and I want to be able to easily find them together.
You start off applying the transplanting gel onto your bare lashes. This is the most important part in my opinion; if you apply too much of this your lashes will start to clump up. Do not apply this on liberally like a mascara; you just need one coat. The brush itself is easy to use and will separate and curl your lashes as you are brushing through them. This formula is easy to remove at night (similar to a regular mascara) and does not flake at all during the day.
After you apply the transplanting gel, you must quickly follow up with applying the 3D fibers. Don’t start applying the fibers from the root as the fibers may end up in your eyes; start from the middle of the lashes to the tip. Make sure not to apply too many fibers as this will make your lashes look clumpy and the fibers will end up flaking under your eyes throughout the day. When you apply the fibers wait about 20 seconds and then apply the transplanting gel to seal in the fibers. Again, make sure not to apply too much of the transplanting gel. It says that you can repeat if desired but I barely do that because that is when it starts to get too clumpy for my liking.
A few times my lashes ended up looking a bit too clumpy and I ran a separating mascara wand through my lashes to separate them and that worked great as long as you do it quickly before the transplanting gel dries.
Overall, I did enjoy this product; it is something in between a mascara and false lashes. I wouldn’t say that this replaces false lashes because it doesn’t give you separate hairs. The application takes a bit more time than a regular mascara but after my first few times of using this, I could apply it much quicker. I was also asked if I was wearing false lashes with this product on and it does give the appearance that you have natural lashes on. I would mostly recommend this for those that do not like wearing false lashes.
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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. The link for purchase is the Younique Orange Status presenter that provided me with this product to review.