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When Truth In Aging introduced Kristen and her fabulous makeup memos, I was beyond thrilled as I wear makeup daily, but not the healthiest brands. So, when Kristen brought Youngblood to Truth In Aging's attention, I knew the first thing I had to try was their eyeliner.
Youngblood Mineral Makeup makes the attempt at a healthier cosmetic line, however, keep in mind is not purely mineral-based. While Youngblood’s eye liner pencil mostly contains skin-conditioning emollients and oils along with vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), you might want to watch out for titanium dioxide, which has been classified by the IARC as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Also look out for polyethylene, a potential skin irritant also linked to cancer.
I went directly for the Youngblood Eye Liner pencil in Blackest Black. I dread the day fine lines will begin developing around my eyes, especially after reading Kristen's makeup memo on how darker eyeliners can make them more noticeable. When that day comes, the skincare police is going to have to pry me away from my onyx ridden eyeliner collection, but until then, I will continue on with my infatuation with Cleopatra-esque eyes.
Upon application, my immediate reaction was the name of the eyeliner was a bit misleading. The blackest black is not extreme, rather a soft smoky black. It's dark, but not outrageous. It required gentle pressure, leaving me no reason to feel I needed to neither drag the pencil across my eyelid nor tug at my skin in any way. The color appeared solid against my skin, with a subtle sheen. Most importantly, the Youngblood eyeliner stayed put. After an 8 hour day, without using any primer or additional shadow on my eyes, barely any smudging had occurred. Overall, it did the trick and I was very pleased. At $12, it was worth every buck.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides,Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Polyethylene, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopherol, Tripalmitin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Car mine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). PAO 24M