Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well and keeping safe. I don’t believe makeup needs to be something you wear only when you go out just so that you look presentable. I enjoy the process of putting it on and how it makes me feel, hence I continue doing it even when at home with nowhere to go these days. It’s like a little pick-me-up for me on those dull days.
A little blush is something I truly enjoy and can’t go without. Today we’re going to talk about the YBP Color Creams in the shade The Princess and The Goddess. These are in collaboration with influencer Shreya Jain (I’m sure you know about her) and have been around for while. Continue reading to know how I feel about them.
Price: Rs.1,200 for each for 18gms
Packaging: The color creams come with an outer cardboard packaging. Both the shades come in a transparent tube, which are super convenient to use and dispose just the right amount of product. No complaints with the packaging whatsoever.
Colour: The color creams come in a total of four shades and I’ve two of them with me. The Princess is a bright pink shade (don’t let it fool you) whereas The Goddess is a beautiful golden cream highlighter. The Princess can be used as a blush or on your eyes for a wash of colour or on your lips as a stain. The Goddess can be used to highlight the usual places and can also be used on your lips for a metallic sheen.
Formulation: These have a cream formulation as the name suggests and are of just the right consistency. I cannot think of saying anything else apart from the fact that these are just a dream to blend! The Princess is quite bright (almost neonish looking) and might overwhelm you when you first dab it on your cheeks but just blend it, and it looks like the most beautiful blush ever. The same goes for The Goddess. No need to rigorously try and blend these out, they give you enough room to blend them at your ease.
Pigmentation: Honestly, these are so pigmented that you need the tiniest amount or you might end up looking like a clown with the pink shade. You need just two tiny dots on your cheeks and that’s about it. Even though these aren’t the most affordable, but considering how long they’ll last and the quality, I think the price tag is justified.
Smudge proof and Waterproof: Once you apply these, they do not budge and stay in place until you take them off. The wear test is proof. I wouldn’t call them waterproof per se but definitely water resistant.
Application: You can apply both the shades with your fingers and they’ll blend seamlessly. Personally, I prefer using The Goddess with a beauty blender as I feel it looks more natural that way.
Staying power: Like I just mentioned, once they set, they won’t budge until you take them off.
As for The Goddess, if you’re someone who likes a highlighter with a natural glow without any glitter, I would highly recommend this one. It gives you a beautiful sheen without looking over the top. The wear test is done on bare skin and you can see how natural it looks. You can tone it down or make it glow to the Gods, your call. Here is a boomerang of me wearing it for my brother’s engagement, I think this shows how much I love it! (PS: Please follow me on Instagram)
I will not deny that I was a bit hesitant before buying The Princess, I thought it wouldn’t suit my skin tone and look too bright, but it has proven me wrong and how. This is perfect if you’re looking for a pinky everyday blush that just looks like you’re naturally blushing. It would look beautiful on fair to medium skin tones. If I had to name one flaw, I would personally like it to be a bit more dewy, but that’s just a personal preference. I would recommend using this one on the eyes just for a wash of colour and not as an eyeshadow all over the lid. It tends to crease quite a bit on the eyes.
Let us now sum up the pros and cons:
- Convenient packaging
- Easy to blend
- Long lasting
- Both give a natural finish
- Very pigmented
- Vegan and cruelty free
- Paraben and talc free
- Made in India
- On the expensive side
- Creases on the eyes
I’m probably quite late in reviewing these, but I just had to share them with you guys as I love them so much. If you’re looking for a blush or highlight for everyday use (for college or office or whatever) or for occasions, I highly recommend these! I’m going to get my hands on The Witch asap myself.
Have you tried these out? Which is your go to blush and highlight combo? Let’s chat in the comments! If you’ve any questions regarding these, please ask away.
On super crazy note: I had gone live with Debasree on Instagram where we did our makeup together *yassss* We did a graphic eyeliner as you can see. For my base, I had again used both The Princess and The Goddess. Please go ahead and check out the live on Debasree’s IGTV and support your girl!