You. Makeup is an inspired Canadian cosmetic company, which creates all-in-one, easy application makeup kits for women who want to re-create famous makeup looks.
If you’re one of those people that always asks “How do I get this look?” and “What makeup do I need to apply it?”, then You Makeup Kits are for you! You makeup kits give you all the makeup you need to create the looks, an easy step-by step instructional booklet, and tutorial videos on Youtube that you can follow along to.
There are 3 You Makeup Kits to choose from. I was sent Solace, which is the California natural look.
The You Makeup Kit Solace comes with 2 eye shadows, a blush, a lipstick, DUO Eyelash adhesive, false lashes, brushes, eyeliner, and primer.
The makeup brushes in the set are great. You get an angled blush brush, an angled eyeshadow brush for crease work, and a flat top eyeshadow brush. I love that they include the brushes in the kit, as I think having good tools to apply your makeup is essential.
That angled eyeshadow crease brush is fantastic! It’s great for placing colour at the outer V in just the perfect angle and blending it into the crease. Love it!
The makeup shades are peachy, golden, and corals-perfect for a natural California look!
The eye primer is really great! It’s just like a MAC Paint Pot(but better actually)and works well to keep your eyeshadows on and crease-free all day. The eyeshadows are a bit powdery, but they end up blending well. The blush is a pretty coral and has a nice shimmer to it. The liquid eyeliner is dark and pigmented, but it’s a brush applicator which isn’t the easiest to work with. Although, the technique that You Makeup shows to apply it makes it quite easy!
Here’s the You Makeup Youtube Tutorial for the Solace Kit. The tutorial also includes a lesson on how to style your hair with beachy waves, so take a peek! The liner technique I was talking about starts at about the 1:10 mark.
And here’s my version of the Solace Kit makeup look.
I love the whole idea of You Makeup Kits, especially if you’re a beginner at makeup. You get everything you need to create the look. The price of $79.99 isn’t bad at all, since you even get makeup brushes as well. It would make a perfect gift for a teen that’s just starting to get into makeup. As far as the Solace Kit goes, I would have rather seen a bronzer and a pencil eyeliner in the kit, rather than false eyelashes and liquid eyeliner. Both of those things are hard for anyone to master, and not something I think of when it comes to a natural California makeup look, ya’ know what I mean? But the owner took inspiration from from the Victoria’s Secret Angels and how they do their makeup which is why they added the lashes and the liquid liner. Think catalogue or even the Fashion Show makeup looks for this kit. And I do notice that a lot of people wear false lashes on a day-to-day basis, so I guess that’s why they’re in there. I prefer mascaras, as I kind of like my eyelashes haha! (Btw, those are mine in the picture-I didn’t use the falsies at all). But that’s not to say that you HAVE to wear everything in this kit all at once. You can choose to adjust the look to your heart’s content, like skip the liquid liner or the lashes, or add some of your own bronzer. I do think these kits are a great idea, and I hope they come out with more of them!
Do you wear false eyelashes every day?
*product sent by the lovely PR, the California Dreamin’ look on such a winter’s day is perfect! [emoji white smiling face]