I Became An Exclusive Black Younique Presenter In November!

I reached Elite Black Presenter Status in Younique in November. Image showing 100% across the board.November to remember? I think so! From the excitement on November 1, 2014 and finding out that I hit elite Green status to the anticipation on November 30, 2014 to see that I hit Exclusive Black status with Younique. Oh my gosh, y’all, this is a month that I will never forget!

Black Status. Like top of the compensation plan. Like highest level a presenter can be in Younique. Oh. My. Gosh. I totally ugly-cried my heart out last night while looking in my back office and staring at that lovely “paid as Black” charm. It was an amazing month from beginning to end and I couldn’t be more thankful and proud of my whole Younique team. Every single person is so amazing. They chased after their own goals with hard work and dedication and without that, being a Black status presenter wouldn’t even be possible.

It’s been quite the journey during the past 10-months, to say the least. To say that I’ve surprised myself is quite an understatement.

The Journey To Becoming An Elite Then Exclusive Black Younique Presenter

When I joined Younique on January 1, 2014, I was excited about mascara and having amazing lashes. I’ve always loved mascara. In fact, I’ve always said that if I were stranded on an island, mascara would be the one thing I’d want to have. Writing that down just now makes me realize that I should really have thought about bringing a phone or water… You know something that could actually help me survive or get off the deserted island. Ha!

Honestly, I was so content to be a stay at home mom before joining Younique. I never saw myself as a leader, successful person, or anything even close. I was just excited about fantastic mascara and sharing it with my friends. If I made some extra money, that was a bonus.

I remember talking to my sponsor on a 3-way call with my husband before signing up. I was quiet and didn’t really say anything. Like I didn’t even ask a question. Actually, I did ask one question. I asked my sponsor about her kids. (See, totally content with being a SAHM, lol.) My husband was carrying the conversation by talking and asking all of the questions. He asked if it was possible to hit black in a few months and I looked at him like he was crazy. That wasn’t even at the forefront of my mind and I told him to “settle down with the craziness”.

Like a lot of people when they first start something new, I didn’t have much confidence in myself. I was scared to death of talking on the phone and worried about saying the wrong thing or not knowing the right answer. I remember the first call I ever had and my husband was muted on the phone in case I didn’t know the answer. The lady asked, “Is Younique a binary?” and I froze. Like completely said nothing and wanted to just hang up right then and there. I didn’t know what a binary even was. I just signed up to sell mascara.

I was also scared to death of being that pushy salesperson that makes everyone run in the opposite direction. You know the kind of person I’m talking about. There’s nothing about me that even comes close to being a salesperson so I only told a few of my friends about the mascara and took baby steps. (Later I realized that sharing the amazing mascara is the way to go and I’ve still never once been called a pushy salesperson. I still have all my friends and no one runs in the opposite direction when they see me either… at least I don’t think they do. I kid, I kid.)

Confidence is a funny thing. I read as much information as I could get my hands on and then started to surprise myself when people asked questions and I actually knew the answers. This was the beginning of a shift coming on and with my newfound confidence, I was very eager to start talking to people.

Screenshot on my iPhone the moment that I hit Elite black status.The day I hit Pink status is when things really started to change. I had a feeling I was going to hit Pink that day and my son kept telling me how bored he was. (Thank you, summer time.) I didn’t want to leave my computer and was so grateful when one of his friends invited him over to play.

While he was playing, I contacted every single person that had ever expressed interest in placing an order and then it happened. I hit Pink. I was crying when I saw all of the checkmark requirements fulfilled and that’s the first time I thought, “Hey, maybe I can do this”. My confidence started building up and I hit Blue the next month.

Attending The Younique Convention Changed Everything For Me

A few days after I hit Blue, it was time for the Younique convention in Dallas. I’m the type of person who likes to be with others. I’m not the type who likes to do a lot by myself, especially attend events with thousands of people, without knowing anyone else. I remember standing in line alone to get my badge at convention. Everyone that was around me was in a group and I felt like such a loner. The group of ladies in front of me told me that I could hang out with them and I ended up meeting a few other friends there that made it great.

I noticed things starting to change. Never before would I have gone through with doing something by myself, but I did it. I went to convention alone without a single team member being there and I survived… and actually had a blast while there. Who would have thought?

I learned so much amazing information and couldn’t take enough notes while at convention. I got a Rising Star award from my sponsor and found out that I really like recognition, lol. More importantly, I realized that I wanted more of it. While seeing all of the Black status presenters accepting their awards on the stage one night, I told myself that that was going to be me at the next convention. No longer was I content being Kristin, the stay-at-home-mom and being in the background. I wanted more. I wanted another purpose to work towards. (Side note: Do whatever you can to make the next Younique convention in Chicago. It could literally transform your Younique business and your life!)

It was then and there at the convention that I really started to believe in myself. Deep down I felt that I had it in me. I started to see myself differently and then instead of being scared and fearful that people might not share my love for this business, it became more like a game. What could I do to share Younique with more people? I went to appointments and ran errands while wearing 3d mascara on only one eye. I went to events and talked to complete strangers.

I complimented strangers while out and about and shared Younique with them. I talked to the moms at my son’s new school. I talked to servers and hostesses at restaurants. It became so much fun to break out of my comfort zone! After all, I needed to be the leader that has actually done what I suggest my team to do. I tried my best to act as a leader, as though I was already at the top, even though I wasn’t. In fact, I couldn’t seem to pass Blue status and was just shy of Green for three months in a row.

But then November 1st came and I was Green. Then November 10th came and I was Orange. And then I went on a cruise to the Bahamas from November 23rd-30th. (Note to self: Never plan a vacation during the last week of the month.) I had very limited Internet access while away, but hit Purple status on November 29th. Purple was a funny status. I was so excited, believe me I was excited, but I already had my eyes set on Black.

Photo of my goals board showing my journey towards Elite Black Presenter status.I’m a visual person and always write down my goals at the beginning of every month so that I see what I’m working towards constantly. On November 1st I wrote Green on my dry erase board. Then I decided to write Orange down next to Green. As I saw so many leaders emerge on my team and read messages about how these specific leaders were motivated to hit Green, I wrote down Purple.

Before I left to go out of town, I wrote down Black. An Exclusive Black Younique Presenter. For a while now, I’ve known that I wanted Black, but there was a part of me that was scared to disappoint myself if it didn’t happen. I pushed the fear aside and yesterday when I got home from my trip, I drew a line through Green, Orange, and Purple. I circled Black over and over and it was all that I thought about.

My sponsor messaged me “YOU DID IT!!!” and it was the best feeling to look in my back office and see that all of the checkmarks for Black status requirements were checked off. Becoming one of the Exclusive Black Status Presenters in Younique was absolutely the best feeling ever and well worth all the of the and effort I put in to get here. But believe me, MANY women on my team also worked their tails off in November!

I’m so proud of all of you for all of your hard work!

My team is nothing short of amazing. They work hard and are dedicated to making success happen for their own motivating reasons. I’m so blessed to know each of them and get to work with them. This is the most fun “job” I’ve ever had and there’s no way Black status could have happened without my team’s hard work. I’m so thankful from the bottom of my heart that they have the drive, dedication, and desire to chase after their own dreams and goals. And I’m ready to help everyone go after them!

So yes, this November is one that I will always remember!

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  1. OK, cheesy message alert from your husband – but I just had to do it. I wanted to say how proud I am of you for reaching BLACK in Younique. You set your sights on black and ran for it like crazy, and you did it! It’s been an amazing ride watching you grow and build your business since you started in Younique earlier this year. Keep on rocking it girlfriend! (well, wife!) I am so proud of you!

      • Hi there my name is Lydia and I’m. Younique presenter i live in Somerset in England.
        I joined Younique recently on July 14th 2015
        I’m not doing Younique full time as I work 2 other jobs senior full time carer for older people with learning difficulties and part time at my partners art firm so Younique keeps me busy on my days off and evenings. So the reason I’m emailing you is I want to hit fast track with runs out 13th October I’m just shy of £147 GBP on the required £1,000 target (made the rest all on my own in just 3 orders ?) however I have no one in my team and have done the bussiness cards given at gym , tried adding fries a of friends via face that I don’t no and I just don’t no why to do. Your probably thinking why don’t I contact my sponsor but they say just be positive and to be honest that’s not enough for me as I want to be a success and after reading your story that I came across after googling black status salary , it has inspired me more. I guess what I’m trying to say is how did you do it and would you be able to give
        Me any tips or advise I’m really struggling and well to be honest getting a little disheartened . Well I won’t bore you any longer . Many thanks

    • I just became a Younique presenter. I adore makeup to the core of my being so I figured this was an amazing step to take which of course it is, but I noticed you help people with binge eating? How can I get into contact with you to discuss that? BTW, I’m in New Mexico.

  2. Hello Kristin,
    Reading your blog I can’t help but realize how much you remind me of myself. I am very interested in the younique business but I am so not the best salesperson. After being a stay at home mom for over a year I decided to go to school for esthetics now that I am out of school, presenting myself to others to build clientele has not really been my forte. I love what I do and am very enthusiastic about my work when it comes to friends and family of course. So with all of that being said reading about your success through this business very much calms my nerves lol I would like more info as to how you have encouraged your team to become so successful and what a typical day for you looks like.
    Thank you so much for this blog it truly is very helpful!

    • Hi Adriana!

      Thanks so much for your comment and it sounds like we have a lot in common! Congrats on finishing esthetics school, too – I bet that’s so much fun! When it comes to Younique (or really any kind of business), you never want to sound and act like a salesperson. I mean, used car salesperson, anyone? LOL I’ve found that sharing what Younique’s products can do for people is really the way to go – whether it’s to make women feel better about themselves or just to give them an amazing tool to have great lashes.

      I’ve just sent you an email so we can talk more and go over any questions you might have. I can’t wait to chat more and thanks again for your comment 🙂


  3. Hi can you please give me the information on younique. the costs involved. how much i will make approx. looking to make some money as a new mom. thank you

    • Hi Chelsea,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog about Younique! Where are you located? If you are in the US, it’s $99 to start your Younique business and that also gets you your presenter kit. The presenter kit includes: the 3d fiber lash mascara, Uplift eye serum, Refreshed rosewater, Luxe lip gloss, and 3 eye liners (in black, light brown, and white). It’s a great variety of product for you to try or to show potential customers!

      How much you will make depends heavily on what you put into it. How old is your baby? As long as you take advantage of nap time and can devote time to your business, you will start seeing results. When you first start, your first goal should be to get to Yellow status because it’s at this status that you will start to earn more on commissions. (You’ll earn 25% now).

      The great part about this business is that, if you pick me to be your sponsor, I will be here to help you along the way. I’d love to do your launch party with you, so that you can see how it is done and can duplicate it with parties in the future. Aside from the money it takes to start your business, there are no other costs that you will have to pay for your business.


  4. Your story truly inspired me. I signed up with Younique 2 days ago and I am so excited! I just moved to Houston, TX because of my husband’s job and I do not know anyone so I am going to use Facebook in order to build my business. I just hope I can keep this excitement and not get discouraged. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I cant wait to join this company!!!! Waiting since August 2014 and already have passion for this business.

    Best Make Up ever !! And it change ur life u also get to know a lot of amazing women on the same journey.

    I say no to other Make Up (Mac,Loreal,Macfactor etc.) cause they dont help me to get a happy life ! Younique rules. :)))))

    One question beside : Will i be able to earn good money with Younique so i can leave my old Job ( i hate it :p) and live my life with Younique? Thanks in advance.

  6. Hi Kristin!
    My name is Nyssa. I just recently moved to Arizona with my boyfriend and have been thinking of being a part of a team to sell younique (for awhile now) since I’m taking a break from nursing school and have just been staying at home.
    I don’t really think of myself as a sales person, and I’m terrified of just putting myself out there to promote the product; which is what’s stopping me from joining a team.
    I know it’s a lot to ask, being that I’m sure you’re super busy, but is there any advice you can offer, or help about jointing a team and how to go about that?
    Thank you so much,

    • Thanks for contacting me, Nyssa! I completely understand where you are coming from and I was the same way, too. I have never been in sales and am definitely not the salesperson type of person. That being said, I’m still not into sales and have never once felt like that with Younique. Instead of just posting and seeming sales-y, I like to share what I like about the products with people. If it sparks an interest from someone, awesome, but I never want people to think that I’m just doing something for a sale… and so far, no one has 😉

      Younique is so great because you don’t have to get in front of people if that’s not your thing. I’ve built my business predominantly online because that’s what I like and what I’m good at. You are free to advertise on any social media outlet you want and that’s a great way to build up some following for customers and even future presenters.

      When you first sign up, you should have your launch party on Facebook. This just lets your friends and family know that you are now a presenter, gets you some customers, and helps you earn back some of your initial investment. From each party, you will want to get hostesses for another party, so that you can branch out from your own friend list and gain a bigger audience. I’ve sent you an email and am excited to talk more about Younique with you!

  7. Hi! I signed up to be a Younique presented last week! I have been reading your story and I am so excited to see what my future holds! I would really love to work with you. I admire and respect your values. Please contact me . Thanks!!! And congrats to you girl!!!!

    • Congrats to you for becoming a presenter! Best decision ever. You’ll absolutely LOVE Younique and will have a lot of fun with it! Since you signed up with someone other than myself, we won’t be able to work, but I do wish you the very best 🙂 And thank you so much for your kind words.

  8. Hi

    How much commissions does a black level younique presenter earn? (In average)

    you can reply by email if you prefer

    Take care
    Laura 🙂

    • Hey Laura!

      A Black status Younique presenter earns 30% commission on all retail that they sell. In addition to that, Younique presenters earn 6% on circle royalties, 3% first generation royalties, 4% second generation royalties, and 5% third generation royalties. The amount varies, as you can imagine, based on sales from the presenter and her team.

  9. Hi Kristin!

    Omg! Signed up with Younique a few days ago. I am very happy for you and thanks for allowing yourself to be an example!!! #Empower

    Love Lee

  10. Hi Kristen, I’m intrested in becoming a younique presenter but i have a view questions. Can you email me please? Thank you 🙂

  11. Hey! your story is amazing! I LOVE make up, and I finally gave in to trying the 3D fiber mascara. Because of my love for the mascara I decided “why not try selling it? make some extra cash”. I was a full time nursing student and worked two days a week while in school. I’m only halfway to yellow because I am struggling setting my business off. any tips would be greatly appreciated! It would be a dream of mine to be a BLACK status presenter, but that seems so far away for me 🙁

    • How exciting! I can’t wait for you to join Younique and become a presenter. I would love to work with you and help you grow your Younique business! Looking forward to talking to you soon!

  12. I just want to know what is the minimum amount a black status leader would make a month ? I’m a younique representative now since June I’m so close to hitting yellow I’ve slacked a lot but I’m really trying to turn it around this month! Just wanted to know what to look forward to!

    • Hi Sadie! We aren’t able to disclose how much anyone makes due to compliance issues. The great thing about Black is that you get paid on many other levels and as long as you build a business and focus on helping your team members, the money will come 🙂

  13. Could you email me all the information, I am really thinking I want to do this. Thank you and congratulations on being black level -Sincerely Beth

  14. VERY Interested in joining Younique, I just hosted a party and was not left with the best feelings for the presenter, so I am in search of one! Please Email me if you are still trying to grow your younique team!

  15. Hi Kristen

    I loved reading your blog – I joined Younique on 11th October, have bought lots of the products myself and love my kit which I received yesterday. I have just launched my first online party and it’s gaining enquiries, and a few sales. My favourite product is the foundation and especially the concealer (I have a birthmark on my knee and it’s the only thing that completely covers it) Love, Love, Love it.

    Do you think I can get to black status by promoting predominantly the foundation and concealer – I joined the company as I love it’s mission and values and I’m a big fan of the secret and spiritual alignment so it’s natural for me.
    I, along with the other girls am scared but am pushing through that fear – please could you email me – I just have a couple of short questions and would love your thoughts.

    Many thanks


  16. Hi, I am very interested in talking with you and possibly joining your team. Where are you located? Is it eat to have a sponsor in close distance or does it really matter? I live in West Virginia.

  17. I’m REALLY thinking about selling younique……but worried I won’t make enough income. I know it’s based on how hard you push for sales etc, but can you tell me an average amount made per month? Also, in order to NOT go inactive you have to continue to sell a certain amount each month?? I already use younique so i know how great it is, so thats why I’m co sidering selling because i recently became a stay at home mom after relocating recently. Please email me, ty!!!!

  18. Hello, very inspirational story. I like many others have been considering to join but have many questions. Can you please email me if you continue to expand your team. Thanks so much

  19. Hi Kristin,

    I’m interested in hearing more about the business opportunity. Can you please email me so we can chat.

    Thank you. Xx

  20. Hi Kristin, I have to say …wow what a post. I had a few tears in my eyes. I am so impressed
    with how you challenged yourself out of your comfort zone & succeeded with great success. Congratulations
    on becoming Black Level Status, great job!! I love Younique products, never thought of being a presenter….but I will now. Will you help me if I sign up under you? I believe anyone can succeed when they have an inspiration such as

    Your New Canadian Friend,

    • Hey Christine! What sweet words, thank you so much 🙂 I would love to help you start your Younique business! I’ve sent you an email and can’t wait to get you started!

  21. Hiya I’ve been approached about joining younique and after much research have decided that I definitely would like to have a go giving 100%and seeing what happens, I’m a student two morning s a week but for the next few years have the rest of my time to devote to selling etc for younique, could I work with you as I haven’t signed up yet ?or could you perhaps point me in the right direction ,many thanks Louise x

  22. Hi Kristin,

    Great, inspirational story. I just got my presenter’s kit a few days ago, am loving the products, and looking forward to selling them.

    I, too, work with people who have eating disorders or disordered eating patterns. After recovering from more than four decades of EDs — all of them! — I became a wellness coach, with a specialty in food issues. This has aligned well with my personal training business. I think selling Younique will also align well with personal training.

    Thanks again for sharing your success.

  23. Hi!
    Love your story! 🙂
    I wonder if you know when Younique will be launched in Norway and the other Scandinavian countries?
    I really want to be a part of this, and it would be great to be among the first presenters in my country 🙂

  24. Is there an average number that Black status presenters make? I’m just trying to get an idea of the actual income.

  25. Hi Kristen, wow what an incredible story, I want the same story! how do I start? who would be my go to person?

    • Aw, thanks so much, Kelly! I would love to help you get your business off of the ground. I’ve sent you over an email and can’t wait to talk to you.

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