Well, I bet you've seen all over the internet and social media all about this company Younique, which seem to fast becoming known for their amazing 3D fibre lash mascara. I'm seeing it everywhere, from what I could tell is its run a bit like Avon, and the products are American. But I really wasn't sure about it, I have to be honest and say that the sceptic in me thought automatically, pyramid scheme of some kind. I've grown quite sceptical these days, so I endeavoured to find out exactly what it was all about and whether the hype is in fact true!
So it was really good luck and timing that I noted one of my neighbours, who is a lovely, honest, down to earth lady, had started selling Younique. So firstly, let me introduce you to her, her name is Jen Claire Harrison, her Younique webpage can be found HERE, you can follow her facebook page HERE, and you can follow her on Twitter HERE.
Younique - The Company
Now you know where to find her, I had a little chat with Jen who explained a bit about the company. Its basically like Avon, Anne Summers etc., whereby you buy a starter kit - to help show people some of the products, but in order to keep up with todays digital world, Younique sell almost exclusively through social media! They hold facebook parties, and you can also host a facebook party for them. In a way, it IS like a pyramid scheme, but with only the pros and not the cons - and by that I mean that Jen would introduce other ladies into the idea of starting out themselves as Younique sellers, and Jen would get some kind of commission for any sales they make, they would do the same and so on and so forth. Here is a little diagram of how it all works, so you understand that when I say the words 'pyramid scheme' I literally mean the shape of how the commission works. But no one gets conned here, they just get the products that they want to buy. The following charts are based on award points and then percentages of monetary value
The website is given to you as part of your presenters starter kit, it has a shop on it and any item people buy online through your shop, the commission for that product is paid to the presenter within 3 hours of making a sale.
I obviously haven't worked as a presenter for Younique, but Jen, who I've known roughly for about 7 years, IS, and she works and earns money, and this is enough to show me it is entirely a valid business and a good way to work flexibly.
To join the Younique team as a presenter, working in Jens team, click HERE.
To simply host an online party via Jen, click HERE.
Younique - The Products
Now we move to the products, the actual cosmetics.
The first thing to note, is that there is not a massive range of cosmetics, but there are enough to meet everyones' needs. This is important actually - as a make up addict, I find it a bit overwhelming to head to a new brands site to find so many products I just don't know where to start.
Younique is a mineral make up brand and as we know, mineral make up is so good for the skin, not to mention a natural UV protectors. I use mineral makeup on my face and it does it wonders, if I'm having a bad skin day, out comes my mineral makeup! Many of their items are also Gluten Free or Vegan. They use pigments, instead of eyeshadows and blushers, and this is because pigments can be used so many ways! They can of course be used straight from the pot as eyeshadows or blushers, but you can also use a damp brush to really deepen the pigmentation on the eyes, you can make it into eyeliner, add it to clear gloss, dab it onto your fingernails OR get a cheap clear nail varnish and add to make your own colours. So many ways of using pigments, at £10 per pigment that is pretty good value.
Younique is mostly know for its 3D Fibre lash system. You put a primer gel on your lashes, brush the fibres on, then coat with the gel again, pretty much like most of the fibre lashes around. This brand seem to be making particularly big waves with its mascara though, and Im itching to try it and give a review on it! Anyway, its the normal 3 step process, its waterproof but is known to be easy to remove using warm water and your normal eye make up remover. In fact, Younique swear by this mascara so much that they have actually given a 'Love it Guarantee', so I guess you cant really go wrong by trying it! It comes in pretty packaging, a bit like a cute glasses case and I think it would be an excellent pressie come Christmas - the price is £23 and I've been advised that there is a glitch on the website showing the pound sign as a dollar, but it is the correct amount shown - obviously this was made for the target audience of the USA so the company now need to fix little glitches like that on the system.
Anyway, here are some pics of the mascara below, and being modelled by Jen:
So if you're wondering whether to try Youniques products, my opinion? You definitely should! If you have tried them, especially these wonder lashes, please comment on this post, and I'd love to see any photos too!
Take care my Lovelies!
Loz X x X