Both Fantasy, a shimmery pink plum from the regular line, and Guava, the new Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics limited edition for summer, are a great pick-me-up for tired lips and faces (I think it's the humidity. Everything feels limp and sluggish).
Guava comes in a new plumping-hydrating formula, that smooths and fills up the lips without irritation, but even the regular formula of Fantasy feels nourishing (it contains several natural oils and extracts) and very comfortable. The glosses aren't too sticky and have an average lasting power. The pigment in Fantasy is quite rich and shows beautifully, while Guava is very sheer. The latter looks very shiny and red in the tube, but on the lips it has that pretty "just bitten" effect. I love such glosses, especially in the summer when they give lips a full and healthy look that doesn't compete with anything else I might have going on my face (bronzed cheeks or a bold eyeliner).
Bottom line: fun and pretty.
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lip Gloss ($21 each) and the rest of the line can be found at Henri Bendel and online at ybskin.com. Press samples were provided by the company.
All photos are mine.