Hi everyone! How was your day? Mine was really great. I got to visit my grandfather's grave in Antipolo after my hearing a while ago and I also heard last Sunday's church service which I failed to attend to because I went on a vacation. Anyways, it was as if it was only yesterday when my sorority sister told me that she will be bringing a mineral makeup line here in the Philippines. Now, Virginia Olsen Minerals has finally hit Philippine shores. I am not an avid fan of mineral makeup. I could still remember women in girltalk buying samples (1/8 tsp to 1/2tsp) online and these were placed in tiny zip lock plastic bags. I did not jump into the mineral makeup craze. I just had a few pots (the most was five) and that's it. I never thought of buying more. However, I was always fascinated on the benefits mineral makeup gives. The few I have tried never broke me out at all. When I heard that my sorority sister was bringing in Virginia Olsen here, I was prodding her to bring the Milani instead. Haha When I saw the initial samples of V.O. Minerals, I went wild in her office. I had swatches on my arms, excitedly reading the labels and I just could not stop asking her questions. haha
|The golden shimmers are very prominent.|
|In real life, the colors appeared dark green but when I took a photo, my eyeshadow turned gold with a hint of green. :)|
For blush, I got the shade in Terra Cotta. In the jar, it does not look like TerraCotta shade at all. It looked more of a light peachy pink.
|Does this look Terra Cotta ish to you? If no, then I am not color blind at all. hehe|
|When swatched, it turned into a nice peach color with tiny (as in almost unnoticeable)silver shimmers. It applies smoothly on my cheeks. A word of caution, be careful in applying this blush. Do not over apply and make sure the blush sets before applying another layer. I know this might look too pale in the container but it is actually quite pigmented but not overtly pigmented like my Sleek blush or Mac. I was in the cab when I tried it on my cheeks. I was not satisfied with one layer because it looked so light and I really could not see the color then I applied two more layers.. When I look at the mirror to have check on my makeup, Lo and behold, I looked like a clown. wahhh|
Make sure you apply a thin layer first and wait for the color to blend on your skin. This blush lasted fairly well on my dry skin like 3 hours or so.
I want to try more from Virginia Olsen. I have been using their blush for days now and I like it. No break outs too. I was thinking of trying out their Green Tea or Hide a Pore line. They also have a nice range of matte bronzers that do not have the reddish tints that look so unnatural.
Have you tried Virginia Olsen Minerals?
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