During the summer months I like to switch up my makeup bag. I would describe my skin as being combination skin with my T-zone being oily. In the summer it can be difficult to keep my make up looking flawless. Every girl knows and hates the feeling of their making up ‘melting off their face’. I usually would use an ultra – fine shine control powder especially during the warmer days to set my foundation.

I was sent this anti- shine mattifier by Youngblood to try out. This anti- shine formula is a cream product that feels weightless on my skin. I love that this product is so versatile and can be used under makeup as a primer, or over makeup to set your foundation. I have been using this instead of my traditional pressed powder to absorb oil and eliminate shine.

Young blood is made of all natural, finely ground minerals. Without any of the common irritants including chemicals, dyes and preservatives found in conventional makeup. Young blood products are great for anyone that has traumatized skin from harsh laser treatments or suffer with acne or rosacea. They and gentle to your skin, allowing it to breath and heal. All Youngblood products are Free from talc, parabens ,oil and fragrances. Having problematic skin since I can remember i always prefer to use natural, gentle and simple products on my skin.


  • Nigella oil – rich in fatty acids, which are beneficial with moisturizing and anti inflammatory properties.
  • Pumpkin oil – Has active compounds which are beneficial for repair and calming of the skin.
  • Tocopherol- An antioxidant which helps to protect the skin from sun damage.
  • Corn starch- Absorbs excess oil.
  • Aluminium silicate – A salt that has absorbent properties.

My applications tips:

I love that this product comes with a compact mirror, making it easy to apply on the go. It also comes with a enclosed reusable sponge. Using this sponge I have been applying it to my T- zone before my foundation. I then pop it into my handbag, and use it for touch up throughout the day if needed. Its quick and easy to use with great results.. It gets to work immediately, absorbing excess oil providing a mattifying effect without leaving a powdery or cakey finish. It keeps my face looking fresh and illuminating. Any time I pull this product from my bag I get asked about it. It comes in a very stylish monochrome compact, making it the trendy beauty product everyone wants and needs in their makeup bags this summer.

Youngblood cosmetics are available in pharmacies nationwide in Ireland. You can locate a store that stock Youngblood Here


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