Review & Swatches: Youngblood Ultimate Concealer in Medium

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

 Youngblood Ultimate Concealer* (2.8g, £22, link)

Youngblood are a natural mineral cosmetics company who have been on my radar for a while now.  So when the opportunity arose to try something by them, I jumped at the chance.  They have several products which are spoken highly of in the blogging and Youtube community, and one of those is the Ultimate Concealer



Youngblood's Ultimate Concealer looks and feels like your standard creamy concealer in a pan.  Packaged in a slim matte black plastic casing with a handy mirror in the lid and a strong magnetic fastening, it instantly feels high end and high quality.  Onto the concealer itself, it promises to be light reflecting in order to 'magically' smooth away fine lines and minimize under eye circles, whilst not settling into those fine lines.  You can also apply it to any discoloured areas on your face and to conceal blemishes as well. 


This concealer is super creamy and feels very slippery, but when applied and blended into the skin it sets to a matte finish.  Let's put it to the test and investigate those claims I mentioned earlier:-
  • Light reflecting -  Whilst this doesn't appear to have any of the usual shimmery light reflecting particles that feature so heavily in concealers these days, it does definitely reflect light when it's used on dark areas such as under eye circles.  I wouldn't say it's incredibly light reflecting, but it certainly will give you a noticeable difference which is what I want.
  • Smooth away fine lines - I have very fine lines under my eyes (probably due to staring at computer screens all day and not getting enough sleep, *slap on wrist!*) so I was interested to see how this would perform on mine.  I noticed that my fine lines weren't as prominent as they usually are so I was happy with the results.
  • Minimize under eye circles - Yes, yes and yes!  I was thrilled by how well this worked for my dark circles.  I chose the shade Medium which is quite light by the usual medium standards, but it suited me perfectly.
  • Not settle in fine lines - Being a creamy concealer I was worried that this would settle straight into my fine lines but it didn't...for the first 2-3 hours anyway.  As the day wore on, I did see some settling happening and had to re-apply.  The second time I used it, I made sure to set it with some more powder which worked much better, though it did need another touch up after 8-9 hours. 
  • Use on blemishes - This was OK to use on blemishes, but you must set it with powder to stop it from slipping.  Personally I think it's better suited as an under eye concealer instead. 

Overall, I really like the coverage of this concealer which can be applied lightly or built up to a good medium to almost full level.  I love how creamy and easy to apply it is, but would definitely recommend using it in conjunction with a good quality powder to set it after application.  I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a natural alternative to all of the mainstream concealers out there, or anyone who is simply looking for a new concealer to try out.


P.S Youngblood products are cruelty free, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and free from parabens and other chemical nasties.  You can view full ingredients lists online too.  The full range of Youngblood products are available from Beauty Time Therapies.

Have you tried / do you use anything from Youngblood?

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18 comments

  1. Youngblood's another brand I really want to try but haven't yet. I've always fancied trying out their foundation, I might give this a go when my Bobbi Brown corrector runs out.

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    1. I've heard such good things about their foundations x

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  2. I have never tried anything from this brand before!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. You should have a look at them Emily :)

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  3. Sounds nice, the color looks like a good match for you too!

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    1. It's perfect - was worried at first it might be a little too light, but for using under the eyes it's a fab match :)

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  4. Sounds great - I need something to cover these dark circles of mine.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  5. This sounds lovely- I always have such bad under eye circles, so if this is good at hiding them then its a def winner in my books :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely, works really well on mine :)

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  6. Never heard of this brand before, sounds pretty good quality! x

    Fernanda | Ferdie's Beauty Finds

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    1. It's great quality, very impressed! x

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  7. This looks really nice! I'm always on the hunt for a good undereye concealer for my horribly dark circles.

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  8. I've never heard of this but my undereyes circles have remained undefeated! I'm ready to give this a try! thanks for this great post!
    I really like your blog, it's really informative!!! :) I'm going to follow you now! would you mind checking out and perhaps follow back? I just started again :D

    Andrea xx
    savingsimplicity13.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi Andrea, thanks! Have added yours to my blog reader, had a lovely read of it this morning! :) xx

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  9. I really want to try this brand! I love the look of the concealer, I'm always looking for a new one to claim HG status in my stash!! xx

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