YOUNGBLOOD Perfect Pair eyeshadow duos : Swatches and Review

Hi there, my darlings! This afternoon, I get to do two of my favorite things--introduce you to a brand that's new to me and talk about makeup! Yay! A Tuesday afternoon doesn't get better than this! Today, I'd like to share with you Youngblood's Perfect Pair eyeshadow duos.

Let's take a minute to find out a little about the brand and its creator, Pauline Youngblood first :

Granting women the power to conceal and correct imperfect complexions has always been the mission of Pauline Youngblood, founder and president of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Pauline draws inspiration from nature as well as her own practical experience as a paramedical aesthetician to dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

During her career as a medical aesthetician, Pauline was in daily contact with patients who had severely traumatized skin from harsh laser treatments, acne, rosacea and cosmetic surgeries. Such patients often take up to six months before their skin returns to normal, and Pauline simply was not satisfied with the makeup options available.

Pauline began working with chemists to develop a suitable option — a product that would cover raw, inflamed or discolored skin, while allowing it to breathe and heal. This led to her initial work with natural mineral cosmetics.

She began formulating her first loose mineral foundation, which provided excellent coverage and a natural appearance without clogging the skin. Pauline's patients experienced such dramatic success with her new formula that they continued using it long after their skin had healed. Before long, patients and friends convinced her to make this natural mineral foundation commercially available, and in 1996 Pauline founded Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.

More than 15 years later, Pauline's Natural Mineral Foundation is the flagship product, and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is now a complete line, offering dozens of products in a comprehensive palette of shades with realistic skin tones and beautiful, natural finishes. Youngblood continues to create top-quality products that are innovative in both formulation and packaging.

Pauline's compassion led her to develop her first products in a medical setting. Today, her company carries on her original values: a passion for providing the healthiest, highest quality products, while empowering women to look and feel their best.

I personally love empowering stories like this where women help other women while making their own dreams come true! So once I read that, I was even more excited to test out the products and belive me, they do not disappoint! I was sent all four of Youngblood's new duos to share with you all. Take a look :


  • matte brown : This had a little bit more of a fallout than I like but a great shade for Fall!
  • shimmery nude : For once, a nude that shows up on me! I love this shimmery shade on my complexion!


  • matte dark lavender : Love this shade! Went on so smoothly and is perfect for a smokey eye!
  • matte pale pink, almost ivory : I found this a bit chalky and this shade didn't really work with my complexion.


  • matte royal blue : Another great shade for those smokey eyed looks!
  • shimmery pale peach/champagne : Another great neutral for my complexion!


  • shimmery rosy bronze : I think this was my favorite of them all! Such an unique shade!
  • bright white matte : Too bright for my complexion and a little too chalky to boot.

And here's a closer look at all four duos :

Swatches shown below on my inner arm :

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT : Charismatic, Desire, Graceful and Virtue

So there you have it, my darlings! If you would like to check out Youngblood, you can find her HERE--each of these duos retail for $28.00. I have my eye on a couple of her lipsticks though!

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Which of these four duos did YOU like best? I'd love to hear your opinions in the comments section below!

Until next time,

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****


  1. I love the shade combos! The burgundy shade in Virtue is my favouirte.

  2. Very interesting shade pairings. My favorite pairing is the purple/pale pink, but the burgundy shade is beautiful

  3. It's so interesting to see the swatches on your skintone compared to my very pale arms. I think some of the shades pop much better on you than on me. I'm enjoying these shadows and find that most look good on.

  4. I like that these are wearable/ daytime-friendly

  5. The Charismatic set is really pretty

  6. I love the way those duos have been chosen. Since I love blue eyeshadow, Graceful is probably my favourite.

  7. They're all so beautiful! Virtue is definitely my fave.

  8. I have never tried anything from this brand but the shades are really nice.

  9. I love these little compacts! The shades are perfect!


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