Monday, June 16, 2014

Initial Thoughts: Virginia Olsen Products

Happy Monday AMW Friends!
Today, I will talk about a mineral makeup brand called Virginia Olsen Minerals.  The brand isn't new to me as I heard about it for quite some time but it is only now I get to try the products!  I'm sure there are loyal V.O. Minerals users out there so do share to me your favorite items for me to check it out okay?

Here are my Virginia Olsen Minerals Loot!  I'm most excited to try their Eye Prime (one of the newest addition to their product line) and their HD Mineral Mattifying Base.  But of course, after reading raves about their eyeshadows, I  now understand why they are well-loved!

Initial thoughts on ---
  • HD Mineral Mattifying Base
  • Eye Prime
  • Mineral Eye Shadows in Lilac and Goldstone
  • Pure Organic Lip Glosses in 01 and 03

Virginia Olsen Minerals HD Mineral Mattifying Base

I'm used to primers and I use them as "mattifying" base on my clients who have oily skin but never have I tried a "powdered" version.  This is fine textured white powder that creates a smooth canvass perfect for powder foundation users!   As for user with dry skin like yours truly, I find this "none drying" and does not enhance dryness or wrinkles!

Virginia Olsen Eye Prime
Php499.00 (approx $11.08)

The texture is quite unique as it has a powdery gel consistency  making it easy to spread across your lids!  A little definitely goes a long way and I prefer applying some on my brows (before eyebrow powder application) and under the lash line before pencil liner application!  So far, I've used this for a couple of days and I don't see any eyeshadow creasing or transferring!  

I have yet to try this base with loose mineral powder to see if there will be any fallouts!

Virginia Olsen Mineral Eye Shadows
1g Php165.00 (approx $3.67)
59 shades available

Shade: Goldstone

Shade: Lilac

Swatch on hand without base/primer:
Top: Lilac
Bottom: Goldstone
These powders are highly pigmented and the shades are very lively!  A little definitely goes a long way and it adheres into the skin pretty well even without base!  I don't see much fall outs even applied without eye primer or base!

No wonder these shadows get the seal of approval of most beauty bloggers out there!

Virginia Olsen Pure Organic Lip Glosses
Php250.00 (approx $5.55)

L-R 001, 003
 These pure organic lip glosses are highly pigmented, made from all-natural organic ingredients thus very safe for users with sensitive lips!  The scent is somewhat "vanilla-ish" and highly moisturizing.  The only semi-downside?  They are a bit "thick" in texture thus has a bit of a sticky-feel which may not bother some users!

For more information and to order, kindly visit All our products are also available at the Ramp Crossings, Shangrila Plaza.

What other Virginia Olsen products do you recommend me to try?

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(Product sent by company/PR  for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


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