Tales from an Anonymous Younique Whistleblower

A few weeks ago, my mlmtruth.org co-owners and I were excited to see the appearance of a new website, that said “…this blog posts insider information about multi-level marketing (MLM) companies. Whistleblowers. We are especially interested in hearing from ex-employees of MLM companies, who know the inside stories…”

Calling themselves MLM Confidential, they seem to style themselves as theAnonymous of MLM’ who mainly want the too-hot-to-handle accounts. Heck, we even sent them a submission ourselves (see “Wrong Market, Dude“) 


Much to my delight, it transpires that they have attracted the attention of a Younique ex-employee. When I say ’employee’ I mean someone that was literally employed by Younique, LLC — they were on the payroll, they got paid holiday, they went to work at the head office in Lehi, Utah; they were not a self-employed “independent presenter” selling shite makeup.

These posts have been popping up periodically over the past few weeks. For your viewing pleasure, we have condensed these “Younique Tales” into this handy post, as we’re sure it will come in handy for future reference. We’ve also included a summary of the gist of each message. They appear to vary in length, with some tales being longer than the others. 

Younique Tales by ‘Anonymous’

We will be updating this list when we spot the latest instalment!

  • Younique Tale 01The whistleblower tells us how much it costs to bring the MOODSTRUCK SPLURGE Cream Shadow to market. 
  • Younique Tale 02 More importantly, how much does it cost Younique Corporate to bring their Complete Brush Set and Presnter Kit to market? The whistleblower reveals this, and tells us of how much care and detail Younique put into the manufacturing process. Think “minimum quality and maximum markup.” 
  • Younique Tale 03 – What’s going on with Younique Corporate’s “big company bonus” that was promised this year? The whistleblower discusses how recent company sales will affect said-bonus.



Presenters are finding that they’re competing with other Presenters to sell junk no one wants to buy.”

You’d better believe that every. single. model Younique uses is Photoshopped within an inch of her life. Retouchers can spend entire days on a single image. Younique also regularly uses its employees as models to save money.

“…For all the extra money you’re paying for a shitty product, you’ll also get less of it. Younique’s products simply don’t last.

  • Younique Tale 14Just where are Younique’s products manufactured, and by whom? The whistleblower advises us that it varies, but most lip and face products are from Oxygen Development (headquarters located in South Florida). Interestingly, the MOODSTRUCK 3D FIBER LASHES+™ are made in China – perhaps that’s how so many fakes made their way into the market? 


  • Younique Tale 15 – We find out a little bit about the monthly Customer Kudos bundles. Are they a way to bring excellent value to Presenters and customers, or to shift unsold products that are about to expire? 
  • Younique Tale 16 – Surely a wholesome, honest company such as Younique would never even have heard of the term “lawsuit” – the whistleblower advises otherwise. 
  • Younique Tale 17 – Let’s find out how much it costs Younique Corporate to bring the Royalty Detoxifying Masks to market…and how much they sell them to Presenters for. 
  • Younique Tale 18 – Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or in this case, which came first – Younique Products, or The Younique Foundation? Corporate claim that the makeup line was started in order to make money for the Foundation…but is that entirely accurate? 
  • Younique Tale 19 – We’re back to discussing the decline of the “bestselling MOODSTRUCK 3D FIBER LASHES+™ again. If there are truly 1 million Presenters now, how are they finding enough customers to go around? Are Presenters making any money? 
  • Younique Tale 20 – Now, we hear of alleged internal bullying, namely towards Younique’s former in-house makeup artist, Ashley Quai. She recently closed her  Younique Instagram account,  and has a new account here. Word is she is being edged out – could it be because her enthusiastic personality is at risk of upstaging co-founder Melanie Maxfield Huscroft? The whistleblower describes Quai as “legit fantastic“, although she did terrify Elle in her tutorial video of how to apply the infamous MOODSTRUCK ADDICTION™ Shadow Palette Anniversary Edition. 

[Source:] Younique Corporate Training on YouTube

We will update this post as and when more Younique whistleblowing appears.

MLM Confidential’s page is located here.




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