I am always on a hunt for good quality make up that is not filled with chemicals. Since going GF I am also cautious as to what I put on. See my Gluten Intolerance does not cause the stomach issues, it causes skin issues, like dermatitis herpetiformis and hives and acne for me. So I try not to add to that by using oily chemical filled cosmetics.
I was recently introduced to a company called Youngevity Mineral Make Up. At Youngevity they believe in using 100% pure minerals. They were created by the parent company Youngevity after request from their customers to bring in healthy natural mineral make up. After years of research they now have a product that are free of the following
- harsh chemicals
- animal testing
- talc or bismuth
It is however non comedogenic, fragrance free, and hypo allergenic.
I received a Spring Fling Kit
to try out. This kit was just a basic, eye shadow and blush kit. It came with 3 different shades of eye shadow, a blush, the brush and a small lip lock.
The blush was labeled “Honey”. It was this nice nuetral color that added just a hint of color. I loved this shade. It wasn’t to dark but wasn’t to red either. It went perfect with my skin tone. I also like this thick wooden brush it came with! I use this brush on everything, including my mineral foundation!
The eye shadows I received I was a bit hesitant to try. Not because of the type of eyeshadow it was but the colors. I have never thought of using greens before. But here in front of me were 3 different shades: Meadow, Morning Dew, and Dragonfly. I normally stick to browns and light pinks because of my skin tone and my eyes are hazel and I always liked a more “natural” look. But one day I noticed my eyes were in there more of a green mode (they tend to change from green and brown) so I thought what the heck. I was surprised at how much it brought out the green in my eyes! And once you get the shadow on it doesn’t look as “Green”, especially the darker one.
Both the blush and the shadows are really light and easy to use. I love mineral make up because it does not feel like I have make up caked on. It feels natural and light. I once had someone ask me how to use it because they can’t tell if it was on so they didn’t think they were using it right. I am a firm believer that you should not feel it. Your make up should look natural, not thick and greasy where it looks like you have clown make up on (and trust me I know what it feels like to have clown make up on!).
I loved the kit that they sent me to try out. I think it is perfect for my skin and I love how it feels. I will be looking into some of their other make ups as well!
You can learn more about Youngevity Mineral Make Up on their website or on facebook! Be sure to check them out for some great tips and some great colors!
I do have an extra kit to giveaway though! One lucky reader will win the same kit I received (the Spring Fling valued at $48)! This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on 5/2! Enter using the form below!
~I received the above products in order to facilitate a review. no other form of compensation was exchanged. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Winner will be selected at random and notified via email by Gluten Free for Jen. Winner will have 48 hours to reply with shipping information or a new winner will be selected. Prize will be shipped via USPS. No purchase necessary to win.~