Virginia Olsen Minerals, a cosmetics company based in the United States is starting to make its name here in our country. What sets it apart from other cosmetics company is their choice to create mineral makeup instead of the traditional chemical-based makeup which are often harmful to our skin.
*Photo credits: Eyah Ballada, Charlene Tan and Virginia Olsen
What is mineral makeup all about, anyway?
Virginia Olsen is 100% natural, paraben free, bismuth & talc free, and pure mineral make-up suitable for women of any age, ethnicity or skin type. Our formulations are calming to the skin, making them ideal for women prone to sensitivities; and being fragrance-free, they are particularly compatible with delicate skin, giving a sheer, natural, flawless coverage. Further, our makeup unlocks the therapeutic properties of zinc oxide and the natural sunscreen provided by titanium dioxide. (Source: Virginia Olsen Website)
They recently launched their Holiday Collection - Fantasy, an enchanting holiday collection of iridescent shimmer which is only available for a limited time.
|Ms. Hazel Salcedo & Ms. Jirbie Go|
VOM's Marketing Manager, Ms. Jirbie Go and Ms. Hazel Salcedo, Marketing Assistant and author of Dress Me Up Buttercup provided a brief information about the brand. They also tackled about their different products. I was quite surprised that VOM offers a wide range of products - foundation, finishing veil, contouring and blush powder, eye shadows, makeup brushes and more!
Are you ready to see their Holiday Collection? Here it is!
The Holiday Fantasy Collection has seven enchantingly iridescent eye shadows: Moonlight Star, Lover's Moon, Crescent Moon, Stardust, Tinkerbelle Fairydust and Kryptonite. Now, don't be fooled by how they look like from the jar. They definitely look different once swatched.
|L-R: Kryptonite, Fairydust, Stardust, Tinkerbelle, Crescent Moon, Moonlight Star, Lover's Moon|
We exchanged oooohs and aaahhhs as we swatched the eye shadows. Everyone was amazed by the iridescence every color gives. Tinkerbelle is my favorite from the bunch!
Aside from cosmetics, they also sell makeup brushes which are made of synthetic fibers. They're the softest! I wasn't able to share a photo of their Kabuki Brush. If you don't have a kabuki brush yet, you must get from VOM, nothing compares to its softness, no kidding!
The launch was a massive swatchfest! Aside from their Holiday Collection, they also let us try their other products. A day is not enough to swatch every eyeshadow from their regular line. They have every color you can think of! My favorites are Chartreuse (apple/lime green) and Gold Bars.
Hide-A-Pore is a special concealer to hide large pores and help heal acne prone skin.
They have different shades of foundation to suit every skintone.
I was able to swatch two of their seven blush shades.
Every girl dreams of having long, thick and beautiful eyelashes and VOM provides the answer to this dream! By applying Sophia Eyelash Enhancer every night, longer and fuller lashes can be achieved. Full results will be visible in 16 weeks. The product costs 2750php, a bit expensive but still cheaper compared to other eyelash enhancing products. *A full-sized bottle of Sophia Eyelash Enhancer will be included at December Salad Box. First 50 subscribers to signup to their starter plan will get to try Sophia! Hurry and signup now!*
You guessed it right! I luckily won the raffle and get to take home my very own Sophia Eyelash Enhancer! I'm very excited for the results. I'll share a documentation every four weeks, stay tuned!
Everyone had a great time at the bloggers' launch. Thanks to Ms. Jirbie and Ms. Hazel and to the whole VOM team for inviting us over!
The group: Ayzee of Chilipina, Eyah of Eyahnism, Aya of Codename Aya, Ms. Jirbie, Genn of Plus Size Love, *Me*, Ms. Hazel of Dress Me Up ButterCup and Char of Yellow Yum
I'll be sharing with you the contents of my loot next, stay tuned!
Have you tried any product from Virginia Olsen Minerals? What do you think about their products? What do you think about mineral makeup? I would love to hear from you!