Youthforia Blush Review: Clean and Fun Makeup

Say what you want about TikTok, but it most certainly gets BeautyLeeBar credit for all of its beauty suggestions. Thanks to the app and our frequent 4 a.m. viewing, we have managed to be kept in the loop with some of beauty’s most viral products before they’ve sold out, including THE ICE FACIAL TOOL That Kourt and Kendall Love and now, the Youthforia BYO Blush.

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The BYO Blush is the world’s first color-changing blush oil that is said to include all skin types and skin tones (you had me at inclusive). Its formulation reacts to the skin’s natural pH to give your cheeks a unique pop of color. It’s supposed to make your cheeks look naturally flushed and works with and without foundation. While it is a blush, it’s technically formulated as a makeup and skincare product, which is a double win. For context, the Founder; Lee has a dry-sensitive skin type which doesn’t cause her too many issues, however certain makeup products, whether powder, water, or oil-based can leave her skin with evident dry patches, or leave her skin break out instantly, particularly on her cheeks and forehead. But there wasn’t a day that she couldn’t go on TikTok to see this infamous blush so she decided it was time put the innovative $36 BYO Blush to the test to see whether it was as good as she hoped.

@thirteenlune

@Youthforia’s BYO Blush gets a 🤌🏾 from a black girl blush entusiast

♬ KU LO SA (Edit) – KV

Youthforia truly created some next-generation blush technology, but does it work as great as it sounds? Keep reading to find out if this blush oil does create an ideal, lasting shade.

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Lee has been using her BYO Blush religiously for almost a week now and each time she is blown away by just how glowy and glass-like her cheeks look. A little certainly goes a long way with the application, and the brand recommends you start by adding two dots to your cheeks, wait a few seconds for the color to change, and then blend it out with a brush, sponge, or your fingers. Lee oscillated between her blush brush and fingers, with the latter being her preferred way as the blush looked extra glowy, and it felt much easier to control the application. However, using a brush is great for applying when out and about and when you don’t feel like coating your fingertips in a product.

The TikTok-worthy packaging includes a vibrant coral cap and transparent bottle, which unveils the green-Ish oil formula (it applies as a sheer oil and then instantaneously reacts to the skin’s pH to unveil a universally flattering shade) and is a nod to Youthforia’s super fun and playful brand message — which is exactly what founder Fiona Co Chan envisioned when creating the brand. Youthforia is a post-Covid company, and Chan tells BeautyLeeBar that she wanted the customer experience to be filled with constant excitement and optimism for all the upcoming occasions customers plan to wear their blush, whether that’s a dinner with friends, or like Lee, a long-overdue mooch around Target.

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In terms of the ingredients inside this little tube of joy, it contains 20 plant-based antioxidant-dense oils that provide targeted treatment for your cheeks, including jojoba oil and Macadamia seed oil. It’s also fragrance-free, silicone-free, vegan, and cruelty-free, making it a great option for anyone prone to sensitive skin. Each Youthforia product is certified by USDA BioPreferred Program to contain 98% biobased content (meaning there’s only 2% of fossil fuels within the formula) which has helped to reduce the brand’s carbon footprint, which is pretty impressive considering the brand is still fairly new.

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The Value: Pricey but a unique, worthwhile find

Youthforia’s BYO Blush is out of this world, and it’s the most unique product—it’s beneficial for the environment as well as your skin. At $36 for 0.22 oz., it’s a little pricey for a blush, but there’s nothing else like it on the market. A little goes a long way, so it will last you quite a while, plus the results are stunning, with a healthy, custom flush that complements any makeup or non-makeup look. The product is quite simple to blend, works wonders on Lee’s dry, sensitive skin, and heralds the beginning of something truly fresh in the makeup industry. BeautyLeeBar thinks it’s worth the investment, especially if you’re having trouble finding the right shade of blush for your skin tone.

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Final Verdict

Overall, Youthforia’s BYO Blush is definitely worth the hype and is Lee’s new go-to blush (Rare Beauty, you still have our heart okay chica). The consistency and formula have impressed us far more than any other powder and liquid blush has before — and that’s coming from a beauties who loves to coat their cheeks in a liquid blush or two.

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Youthforia’s BYO Blush Color Changing Blush Oil is the most unique and creative blush Lee has ever used. It goes on clear but quickly changes to pink on your cheeks. The texture is very smooth on the skin, and the unique technology provides the ideal natural glow appearance for your skin tone and gives your lips that natural rosy color. Youthforia’s BYO Blush works and builds beautifully. It doesn’t feel greasy, just hydrating and smooth. Oh, and the color lasts. Best lazy girl makeup product ever!

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We hope that other brands will follow in the footsteps of Youthforia, which has paved the way for pH color-changing blush oils. If you’re on the lookout for a new beauty staple for the Fall/winter, then look no further than Youthforia’s BYO Blush.

@kali.ledger

Hands down the easiest dewy blush, that actually lasts but stays dewy 🤭✨#greenblush #dewyskin #dewyblush #makeuptutorial #youthforia

♬ original sound – KALI
@nishabalsara

this is not an a d, I am just a chronic oversharer @youthforia also has some great videos on her Tiktok! #youthforiablush #colorchangingblush

♬ Wii Shop Channel – McTweet

Have my beauties tried TikTok Youthforia’s BYO Blush?! If so, what are your thoughts? Is this black/brown girl approved?

#HelloBeauties #BeautyLeeBar

DISCOVER DOSSIER PERFUMES NEW WORLD OF FRAGRANCE ONLINE

Even before COVID-19 shuttered shops, online retail was replacing storefronts. Many people still wanted to feel the fabrics of their garments or take a few steps in their shoes before committing. Fragrances were another in-person must. Stopping to sample a new perfume and take it for a spin around the mall is a memory of a bye-gone era. Picking up a bottle of your favorite perfume duty-free is almost an act of self-care on a long layover. Dossier brings the best memories of discovering new perfumes to the ease of online retail.

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There’s a new way to shop for your signature scent.

To minimize returns, a key ingredient of any sustainability strategy, Dossier sells samples so customers can try the perfume before opening the full-size version. They also include samples of new fragrances with purchases. Dossier’s products boast sustainability, shipping in 100% recycled and recyclable packaging as well as 100% recycled glass bottles. They have managed to reduce their plastic use to all but the pump in samples. Most importantly, the products themselves are clean, vegan, and cruelty-free, with “no nasty, useless, or harmful ingredient.”

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Because many Dossier scents are inspired by familiar and famous scents. Making the switch from your favorite floral designer fragrance like YSL Libre, for example, is an easy way to make your daily routine more sustainable. What’s more, starting at $29 (less than one-third the price of their designer inspiration) Dossier perfumes are by far the more cost-effective choice.  

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Fragrances are a key component of self-care. 

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Dossier currently offers over 90 perfumes, focusing on transparency in each. It is easy to find information on the sourcing of materials and how they created their price structure, so you feel good about your purchase and the new addition to your self-care routine. Although the price point is lower, each bottle of Dossier is crafted in Grasse, France (the perfume capital of the world) with the highest level of quality. Additionally, Dossier is preparing to relaunch a line of candles with their outstanding scents and quality. To find your perfect fragrance, start with their online quiz here. Then use code LEE10 for money off with your order. 

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Images Courtesy of Dossier

Perfume, the essential of the morning routine!

Happy Friday! Can’t believe we’re almost done with 2022 already. We are hoping things slow down a bit so we can enjoy more of the year 2022!

Putting on fragrance is part of our morning routine. Even when we never left the house during quarantine. haha, we were super excited to try out Dossier fragrances. They are inspired by luxury designer scents but have a much more affordable price point.

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We decided to try one inspired by Marc Jacobs’ Daisy, called FLORAL VIOLET. We still had some in a sample-size bottle of Daisy so we could compare the two. We put a spritz on each wrist. In the bottle, they smell different but once they dry on your skin, they smell identical.

It’s somehow both creamy and powdery at the same time, sweet without being too sweet, and simply gorgeous. This is perfect for any teenager; the scent isn’t too strong and isn’t too mature for the young ones. It’s a beautiful vanilla/violet that doesn’t overload the senses. It’s somehow both creamy and powdery at the same time, sweet without being too sweet, and simply gorgeous.

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The other perfume we tried is the CITRUS GREEN APPLE, inspired by D&G’s Light Blue. We haven’t had it in a few years, but it smells exactly how we remember the D&G’s Light Blue in the bottle and on. This scent reminds you of summer in Italy or Spain all year long. The scent is fresh, airy, and sweet and you automatically smell the citrus. It is many people’s faves.

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WHAT WE LOVE about Dossier

🍏 First off, their whole line is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben, and UV-filter-free!

🍏 The bottle is 100% recyclable and sustainable aside from the pump

🍏 The magnetized cover is genius, it’s so easy to remove!

🍏 They also have a unique risk-free system where you can try and then decide if you want to keep the perfume. Returns are refunded and donated to charity, which is awesome, so they don’t go to waste! 

🍏 They have a wide variety of fragrances for men and women inspired by luxury/iconic scents

🍏 The bottle is sleek, aesthetically pleasing, and just very Instagram-worthy.

🍏 We LOVE how they name their perfumes and how they smell like inspired scents.

🍏 SO AFFORDABLE 👍

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Use Code Lee10 for an additional 10% off Dosser. co. Dossier has a welcome offer up to 20% on the website plus, free shipping on 3 or more items! So, in total, you will be getting up to 30% off by using the discount code Lee10 at checkout. We don’t know about you but that sounds like a win to us! Each fragrance comes with a sample size perfect for on the go too!

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Hope you all have a great weekend and a good school year!
*Thank you to Dossier for gifting these fragrances. As always, thoughts & opinions are BeautyLeeBar own.

R.E.M Beauty by Ariana Grande: ‘Out of Body’ Collection

R.E.M beauty is stepping into complexion products. The fourth collection ‘Out of Body’ features 60 shades of a skincare-infused, multi-tasking sweetener concealer supercharged with R.E.M’s proprietary essence for clinically proven results. The collection also features a blending sponge, face primer, and blotting paper sheets to control oil. The array of concealer shades and accompanying products of the ‘Out of Body’ collection will be available to purchase today July 28th on the R.E.M beauty website

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OUT-OF-BODY COLLECTION:

The ‘Dream Cloud Blender’ is a latex-free blender that is carefully sculpted to fit the contours of your face. The domed point gets into the creases around your eyes and nose while the rounded bottom can be used to softly blend out your concealer.

‘Dream Cloud Blender’
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Grande chose the cloud-like foam texture because it was just right: not too soft and not too dense. The sponge is infused with antioxidant-rich Ashwagandha for an extra boost. A bonus is the blender works wet or dry, with liquid or powder products.

‘Lunar Magic Blurring Primer
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The ‘Lunar Magic Blurring Primer’ is a long-wearing primer formulated with hydra-blur essence, which was previously found in the ‘Full Nights Sleep Cooling Under-eye Balm’ to cool, even, and hydrate your complexion. The primer also includes soothing micro-algae, anti-pollution ectoine, and brightening vitamin C-rich Jeju lemon. These ingredients will blur, smooth, and improve makeup wear for up to eight hours.

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‘Satin Sheets Blotting Paper’
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The ‘Satin Sheets Blotting Papers’ are black bamboo charcoal-infused blotting papers that quickly diminish shine, soak up excess oil, and purify pores. The slim packaging makes it easy to fit into any bag and is accessible to use when needed!


‘Sweetener
Concealer’ Source: @rembeauty on Instagram

The ‘Sweetener Concealer’ is perfectly designed for a smooth, lightweight application. The creamy formula can be layered to your desired level of coverage for a soft matte, veil-like finish. The goal with this product is to allow you to completely customize your look! The concealer is infused with R.E.M’s hydra-smooth essence. It is powered by skin-loving ingredients including hyaluronic acidAshwagandha, and Vitamin C. The ‘Sweetener Concealer’ will leave the skin looking sweeter than before.

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Primp-Tip: For the best application, apply with the new latex-free dream cloud blender sponge and lunar magic blurring primer for a seamless, streak-free finish.

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‘Sweetener Concealer’ is available in 60 different shadows to ensure you will be able to find your perfect match. Two artistry shades are also included in shades black, and white to lighten or darken a shade.

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sweet how-to

01 finding your shade for all-over concealing: choose a shade closest to your skin tone. identify your shade level (fair-rich) & undertone. shades progress in-depth as you go from 1-10 within your shade level.

02 for spot concealing: use a concealer the same shade as your foundation. to conceal a pesky blemish, dab some concealer on top and wait 2 minutes before blending it out.

03 for brightening: choose a shade at least 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone or use fair 1 for the ultimate, bright white highlight.

04 for correcting: choose a color correcting shade within the lineup. a pink-toned concealer helps conceal blue and purple tones in lighter skin and covers up dark spots and dark circles under the eyes. an orange-red concealer helps cancel out dark areas on darker-toned skin. a yellow concealer neutralizes redness around the mouth and the nose and brightens the undereye area. top with a skin tone shade to even out complexion.

05 for contouring: choose a shade at least 2-3 shades deeper than your skin tone.

06 to lighten a shade: mix in our true white: fair 1

07 to use rich 10, the blue-black shade: use to deepen the tan to rich shades and make them cooler, correct what you need, and contour the richest skin tones. a little goes a long way, so use sparingly and add as needed.

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And because, being in the industry, Ariana has all of the tricks of the trade, the r.e.m. beauty fact sheet also shares all the “sweet tips” you’d want to know to find the best concealer shades for all-over, brightening, contouring or correcting, as well as a few pointers for raising your makeup game.

PRIMP TIPS FROM ARI

  1. After filling in your brows, apply a small amount of concealer underneath the brow to create a well-defined arch line.
  2. Use to sharpen your winged liner. With a small brush, clean up the bottom of your wing liner with long strokes.
  3. A tiny bit of light concealer in your eye’s inner corner appears more awake.
  4. Clean up your lip lines and take a bit of concealer in the same shade as your foundation on a lip brush. Carefully outline your lips to create sharp lines.
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The ‘Out of Body’ collection launches today July 28th on rembeauty.com. The collection will soon be available in your local Ulta stores. You can keep up to date with the collection through R.E.M Beauty’s Instagram.

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We are excited to see what Grande and R.E.M Beauty explore further into complexion products. Will you purchase any products from the collection? Leave a comment down below!