Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Virginia Olsen Haul + Short Review

Here are the contents of the goodie bag given to every blogger who attended the Virginia Olsen Holiday Collection Launch. Virginia Olsen is generous enough to include a sample of their different products for us to try out - brush, foundation, blush and an eye shadow! Sophia Eyelash Enhancer is a little extra I won from the raffle. I took advantage of the 20% they gave during that day so I bought a foundation for my mom (in square container).

Sophia Eyelash Enhancer (2750php)

By applying Sophia once every day you will achieve the beautiful eyelashes you have been dreaming of. As early as 8 weeks, you will begin to notice considerable changes in the length and thickness of your eyelashes. However, full results will be achieved within a 16-week period when you will experience full growth of your eyelashes.

I'll be posting an update about Sophia as I am nearing my 4 weeks of usage.

Blushing Pink (blush) and Tinkerbelle  (eye shadow)

Virginia Olsen Minerals blushers are made with a high density of the most expensive natural mineral ingredients in the market. These gorgeous natural makeup will give you a lovely silk sheer look with a pop of natural healthy warmth to your complexion.

Virginia Olsen Minerals eye colour has been produced with a high density of mineral makeup ingredients, so a little goes a long way. These natural cosmetics can be used interchangeably as eyeliner, highlighter, or eyeshadow.

Left: Tinkerbelle, Right: Blushing Pink

I'm really in love with Tinkerbelle! It appears purple/lavender with so much iridescence in it. I can't wait to use this on my makeup looks. On the other hand, Blushing Pink has a light pink shade which would suit better with fair-skinned ladies. It doesn't show up on my morena skin.

L-R: Hide a Pore Medium, Medium Bisque Matte Foundation and Warm Olive Glow
Hide a Pore is from Virinia Olsen's Green Tea Line. It's more than just a makeup! Here's the product description from Virginia Olsen website.

This is a very special concealer to hide large pores, and help heal acne prone skin.  It makes the perfect night minerals for your skin leaving your skin with the appearance of reduced pore size in the morning. 

I took advantage of the 20% sale and got a foundation for my mom in the shade Medium Bisque Matte. Original price is 280php, I got it for inly 224php!

Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, to provide perfect colour match against your skin tone. Virginia Olsen Minerals provide superior coverage to camouflage those problematic facial areas. And hey, it lasts all day long!

Warm Olive Glow is another foundation. This one's for me! It matches my skin color well.

L-R: Hide a Pore Light, Warm olive Glow and Medium Bisque Matte
I'me very to find out that a brush is included in our loot. I've been meaning to try their brushes! Everyone got a flat eye shadow applicator.

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. 

Virginia Olsen brushes are really of good quality. They're the softest brushes I've come across with. No kidding! Read Virginia Olsen Holiday Collection Launch if you want to see more of their products!

What I like about Virginia Olsen:
  • They're mineral! No harmful chemicals for the skin!
  • Affordable
  • Variety of shades available for eye shadows, blushes and foundation
  • Eye shadows, foundations and blushes are very pigmented, soft and blendable.
  • The brushes are really soft and dense!
  • Sturdy, simplistic packaging

What I don't like:
  • Aside from the fall outs during makeup application which is normal for mineral cosmetics, none!   

Products from Virginia Olsen Minerals are worth trying out! If you want to enjoy the benefits of mineral makeup, try out their products now! Also, they're bringing in more products next year so better watch out for that.

Where to get:

Visit Virginia Olsen Minerals Website for complete product listing and prices.
Get the latest updates from their Facebook Page and Twitter.

Have you tried any product from Virginia Olsen Minerals? What's your favorite product from the brand?

God bless!


  1. Ahhh I can't wait to read about your Sophia experience! :D You got Tinkerbelle pala! That's my fave among the seven :D

    1. I haven't reached four weeks yet and I'm already noticing changes! I can't wait to reach week 16! I had Tinkerbelle exchanged with Genn eh. I originally got Lover's Moon. I think it was everyone's favorite! :)

  2. Wow! Waiting for the Sophia experience too :D

    1. Thanks Kath! I'll keep that in mind <3

  3. I missed your posts, Iya! :)
    Can't wait to see the results of the Sophia eyelash enhancer!
    I'm thinking if I'd get one kasi the length of my eyelash parang quarter inch lang? Haha, OA, pero totoo. :( (check out this post: http://clarisselitiatco.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-make-up-collab-miss-clause.html) they're not even visible pag naka-open yung eyes!

    The foundation is really pretty! Saan ba pwede mag-purchase ng VO cosmetics? =)


    1. Aww. You're so sweet Clai! I'll publish more posts for the following days! My lashes are very short too! You should subscribe to Saladbox Starter Plan for only 1500php (3 months). First 50 subscribers will get Sophia! Mas makakatipid ka. Will check that out! Thanks for dropping by, Clai :)

      You can purchase VO cosmetics here http://www.virginiaolsen.com/

  4. this makeup line looks very pretty! Tinkerbell is gorgeous!
    and im curious about the Sophia product so i cant wait for your review!

  5. gusto ko din nun tinkerbelle!! loved the shade ^_~

    1. It's a very nice shade! You should get yours na! :)



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