Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bamboo Handle Brushes from Virginia Olsen Minerals

Hello MLI readers! Good morning!! I would like to express my gratitude to those sweet comments some of you made on my previous post. I miss doing FOTD's a lot! Anyways, I was lucky enough to have these brushes from Virginia Olsen Minerals. I was really excited for the brushes especially the Blush/Contour Brush and the Blending Eye Brush. These two brushes are the ones I am really looking forward to have. 

Virginia Olsen Beauty Tools are made from premium-grade materials, which can be used with wet or dry products. These professional length beauty tools allow you to shade or blend mineral cosmetics with ease. The synthetic bristles are hypo-allergenic and safe for delicate complexions. The sleek ferrules are made from recycled aluminum. The natural bamboo handle has a low impact on the Earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.   Each brush has been designed with the right density to create flawless, natural finish in every makeup application.


These brushes will remind you a lot of the infamous Ecotools brushes because of the bamboo handles and the taklon bristles. Their 5 pc brush set was actually my very first brush set ever. When I saw the samples of Virginia Olsen Minerals Brushes, I honestly thought that there were nothing special about them especially when I heard that they looked like a close relative of the Ecotools brushes. However, when I saw the brushes with my own eyes, I was pretty amazed with the bristles. Also, I did not know that they will have longer handles. The two brushes that caught my eyes were the 
Blush/Contour Brush and the Blending Eye Brush. For the longest time, I was in search for a good angled brush and a blending brush that are locally available. 
The brushes are super soft. I find the bristles softer than those of Ecotools. 
Contour/Blush Brush
Price: 450 pesos

I was in love with my Marionnaud Angled Brush for the longest time. However, from the time I got hold of this brush, it instantly became my favorite. The Marionnaud Angled Brush was nothing compared to this baby!! The bristles are soft. This is perfect for those who have sensitive skin like me. NO pricking at all.  The brush is dense enough. 
The size is perfect for contouring. I use this for contouring and blush application. It can create soft airbrushed look on your cheeks. I haven't tried using this with cream blushes/bronzers though. This brush is perfect for light application. Due to its soft bristles, some may find this brush flimsy for their liking. The brush picks up a good amount of product. When washed this brush, it shed only one piece. There were no fall outs on succeeding cleaning. It is very easy to clean and it dried quickly compared to my other brushes. I used it to contour my face in previous post which is the 500 pesos Makeup Challenge. 
 The size is of this brush is perfect for contouring my cheeks. See photo for reference.. :)
Blending Eye Brush
Price: 350 pesos

For years, I have been an avid fan of the ELF Blending Brush. Currently, I am going crazy over this Blending Eye Brush from VO Minerals. I thought my ELF Blending Brush was irreplaceable. Now, when I compare ELF Blending Brush with VO Minerals Blending Brush, the latter is far more superior in quality than the former. It has soft, smooth and firm bristles. Ideal for blending the color on the lid especially the crease area. The size is perfect for eyeshadow application on the crease area. Small enough to add color on the outer V and for blending out the harsh lines. Compared to ELF, I experience no pricking when I use this. The bristles are so soft and dense. No shedding at all and no bleeding. This brush picks up a good amount of product. I tried using this dry and with wet application and it did a great job of blending the shadows. I also compared it with the blending brush I got the Ecotools 5 pc brush set. As evidence by the picture above, the VO Minerals Blending eye brush has a very nice shape to it as compare to the Ecotools one. 
The long handle makes the application easier. I would probably try using this to buff my concealer. :) I highly recommend these brushes to all of my readers. 


Have you tried Virginia Olsen Minerals?

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10 comments:

  1. wow that really looks like an eco tools brush! :D

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  2. Virginia Olsen brushes are a lot softer. I tried them during the Rockwell Bazaar and I bought a set! I'm happy with my purchase so far

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  3. Brush looks so soft :)

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    Lucy

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  4. The brushes are like a "professional" ecotools brush, you know they call it professional cause of the longer handles... ;) do they sell these in sets? :)

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    1. Hi nicole!! I am not sure if they sell these in sets.. check out their website.. :)http://www.virginiaolsen.com/

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  5. been hearing so much about this brand! :) want to try it soon :)

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    1. Try it Hazel!! Visit http://www.virginiaolsen.com/

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