Youngblood Cosmetics: Mermaid Palette | xSparkage

Youngblood Cosmetics: Mermaid Palette

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Youngblood Cosmetics is a company that is pretty new to me. I have heard of them (They have been on Hautelook a few times!) But this is my first real introduction to them. I got to meet some of their team at IMATS last June, which was nice! :) 

The first product I’m going to be reviewing is the Mermaid palette. It consists of four watery-themed shades. My initial reaction with these is that their color payoff was less than desired- they are all pretty sheer for my taste. The colors themselves are fantastic, my favorite being the top left shade, its a very unique lilac with a green duo chrome. The color is soooo sheer, though, it really bums me out. I only realized how much awesome potential these babies have when I tried swatching them over black, then it was like BAM! Color. Duochrome. Awesomeness.

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See?! They all look amazing. 

This palette retails for $43. $10.75 a shadow. In my opinion, that’s a little steep considering how much color payoff they have on their own. That being said, I will use this palette, as the colors are just too good to pass up when layered over black.

Available from Youngblood.





  1. JenVar

    August 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Did it make a difference when you put them on a white background?

  2. elana_s

    August 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    You did go the extra mile to show these eyeshadows in as favourable a light as possible while still providing an honest review, which is why you’re the best ^_^ but even over black, and pigmentation aside, those colours are all so similar to each other that it doesn’t seem to merit being sold together in one (expensive!) quad… something for the Youngblood folks to think about, maybe.

  3. AlexisColon

    August 25, 2012 at 1:06 am

    This is a gorgeous colors & I love the names of the shades, but I feel like they would all just blend into one color when applied. Hope to see a look with these soon :)

  4. marie

    August 25, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Hey could you possibly consider taking your pictures with a quarter or something so we can get a general idea of the size of each product? I just thought that would be enormously helpful… thanks :) I love your reviews!!

  5. Natasha

    August 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    abalone and sea glass (love that name) are my favourites, they all look gorgeous over black!


  6. Phyrra

    August 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Over black they look gorgeous! Thanks for swatching them both ways.

  7. Fiera

    August 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    WAY too expensive…

  8. mobb

    August 29, 2012 at 6:38 am

    they do look good with black =)

  9. makeupmattersbylnc

    September 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Wow that’s awesome. I would never have thought to swatch over black. I would have only thought to put them over a white base to make them brighter. I’ve never tried this brand either. Are they cruelty free do you know?

  10. Brigette

    September 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    WOW! They are gorgeous colors. You are such a genius swatching those colors over a black base…they look more vibrant. :)

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