A Younique Experience

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Let’s face it. We are all beautiful inside and out, but there sure is something magical about putting some makeup on. I didn’t used to believe that, I used to think I was fine without it. My husband tells me day in and day out that I don’t need it, but as I get older, I realize that my skin isn’t as bright as it once was. A little bit of sparkle and color isn’t a bad thing.

When Tia of Younique reached out to ask me to try some of her company’s skin care and makeup products, I jumped at the chance. Not gonna lie. I’ve seen what their mascara can do (over on her Facebook page), and it got me excited to see what the pigments and other products could do to “paint up this ol’ barn”. (Sorry, Greg, but sometimes Mama June really does know what she’s talking about.)

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Some of the Younique products you can find on Tia’s site

Tia sent me four products to prep my skin pretty: the Awake Cleanser, Brilliant Moisturizer, Glorious Primer, and BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer. I also got to check out the Blusher in “Sweet” and two pigments, “Sassy” and “Curious”.

After washing with the Awake Cleanser, my pores felt ready to face the day. It smells like a flower (because one of the three ingredients is Chrysanthemum), but looks like a thick clay-like substance. This turns into a lather (which surprised and delighted me) then rinses off easily without feeling like I still had “gunk” on my face. (If you know the feeling, raise your hand.)

Next up, I spread the Brilliant Moisturizer on. This is a very soft gel that has what looks like the top of q-tips inside it, but the little balls kind of “pop” on your face and leave you feeling super hydrated. There’s silver and pearl powder in here – so get ya sparkle on, ladies! This should be used day and night to promote healthy skin.

The Primer, formally known as¬†Moodstruck Glorious Face & Eye Primer, prepped my skin for makeup. It literally pulled my pores together and left me feeling more ready to wear makeup than ever! If you are going to pick up one product to add to your makeup bag, let this one be it. You’ll thank me when you are at that Happy Hour and your makeup applied at 6 AM is still looking spectacular. Trust me on this one.

The BB Cream, which is a “Flawless Complexion Enhancer” was lightweight and gave a really nice base. Since I didn’t have a powder to try out, I did add a little bit of my current powder (also a mineral based product) on top of it for just a ‘lil more coverage as I didn’t feel the BB Cream alone was quite enough. That doesn’t mean it won’t be for you, however. I have YEARS of bad skin on this face and need a ‘lil extra loving.

The blusher, which I tried in “Sweet”, required very little to make a “pop” of color on my cheeks. It lasted, too! I was impressed by this, and didn’t feel like it left me looking like a clown. (The blusher, as well as the pigments, are 100% natural, made of minerals, and free of all the bad stuff you don’t want to add to your skin. You can read up more on that here.)

Finally, the pigments! I took a gander out on Pinterest to find some things that I could do with this besides apply it dry to my eyelids, and there are a lot of things that you can do. For instance, you can apply it wet to make a more dramatic pop, or even use it as eye liner. Others have used it to temporarily color their hair (Arianna will be addicted). I loved the colors I picked out because they were a sparkly set of pink and white that went well with my blush.

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The end result was something I was very happy with, a subtle look that lasted for the work day. Since giving this look a shot, I’ve been following Tia on her Facebook page and getting tips / watching for specials and parties she’s throwing. (Most of the Younique parties are online, so you don’t have to worry about hosting and bringing everyone into your home to shop…a unique factor of this direct sales company.) If you are interested in learning more about the products, I suggest you join her page and get invited to an upcoming party…or even host your own. I don’t think you’ll be sorry! (Find out more on her website: https://www.youniqueproducts.com/tawnyalukehart/products#.U9MCRKq9LCQ)

(Bonus! If you are local to Pittsburgh, Tia is close by, too!)

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