1 Palette, 2 Looks: Youngblood Cosmetics Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duo

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youngblood mineral eyeshadow duo

I love eyeshadow duos because they get rid of the guesswork and make it easy to figure out which shadows go well together.


Youngblood Cosmetics is a new brand to me, and when I recently tried their products for the first time, I was really impressed by their eyeshadow duos, particularly the Youngblood Cosmetics Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duos in Desire and Charismatic.  

Desire has a dark royal blue shimmery eyeshadow and a lighter lavender/gray, while  Charismatic has a chocolate brown eyeshadow and a shimmery peachy pink.

I think both are really pretty, but Charismatic speaks to my soul.  It’s totally my kind of eyeshadow because the colors are subtle, but also a bit sparkly.

youngblood mineral eyeshadow duo

Youngblood Cosmetics Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duo in Desire (L) and Charismatic (R)

Youngblood Cosmetics Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duo

Youngblood Cosmetics Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duo swatches of Charismatic (first two) and Desire (second two)

For starters, these shadows are highly pigmented, but still smooth and blendable.  The texture reminds me a lot of the Kat Von D eyeshadows. They’re somewhat powdery when swatched, but I don’t experience any messiness or fallout once they’re applied.

I love the look and feel of Charismatic so much that I decided to try two different eyeshadow looks with it.  For the first look, I applied the lighter shade all over my lids, and then I lightly buffed the dark brown shade into the outer corners.

youngblood cosmetics mineral eyeshadow duo

youngblood cosmetics mineral eyeshadow duo

Then for my second look, I basically did the reverse.  I patted the dark brown eyeshadow all over my lid, then used the pinky color to blend out the edges.  I also used a pencil brush to apply the dark brown eyeshadow to my lower lash line…

youngblood cosmetics mineral eyeshadow duo

youngblood cosmetics mineral eyeshadow duo

youngblood cosmetics mineral eyeshadow duo


I love the way these eyeshadows feel and look!  I think that Charismatic will definitely be one of my go-to eyeshadows when I’m in a rush to get out of the house.  It would also be great for travel, since the compact has a nice mirror.  

If you’d like to see what else Youngblood has to offer, check them out at ybskin.com. Both of these duos here are available now for $28 each.

Also, in case you’re curious, here’s what I’m wearing on my face: PUR Cosmetics HydraFluid Water Serum Foundation in Tan (here’s a full review and swatches) // MAC Cosmetics Blush in Sweet As Cocoa // Dior Diorskin Brow Styler Gel in Brown // Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (which I mentioned in a recent favorites video here) // Bite Beauty custom lipstick that I made in NYC! I go more in-depth on this amazing experience in this post on Bite Beauty.

I like what I’ve seen from Youngblood Cosmetics so far. Do you have any favorites from the brand that I should try?

Adia Goss

Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.


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  1. Rachel R. says:

    Lovely shadows! I haven’t tried Youngblood, but it seems more and more bloggers are saying good things about them. I was looking for the color of your lipstick, then saw it was custom. I was going to say how perfect it was for you. I guess that’s why!

  2. sarahc says:

    You look amazing! These are breathtaking duos and what you did with them is lovely.

  3. I love these types of eyeshadow looks! And you look amazing, Adia!
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  4. Fran says:

    I’ve never tried Youngblood Cosmetics, but *love* the colors in the Desire duo 🙂

  5. Good to hear they get your seal of approval. I can’t say I feel particularly drawn to the shades though.
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  6. Chris25 says:

    Not only do these shadows look great on you, but your styling in general is so on point!
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  7. Colleen says:

    Great post & you are absolutely gorgeous!

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