Monday, November 26, 2012

Virginia Olsen Minerals - Fantasy Collection and Sophia Eyelash Enhancer

I was in college when the craze for mineral makeup boomed.
I was easily attracted to this kind of makeup because it offers natural and effective coverage without the harsh chemicals some products have. My interest with mineral makeup was rekindled when I discovered Virginia Olsen Minerals

I was fortunate enough to be invited to their bloggers launch this month. The said event was held to introduce their holiday collection, Fantasy, and their buzzed-about eyelash enhancer, Sophia.

The Fantasy Collection, a limited edition, is composed of 7 fabulous shades. These are all shimmery and in gorgeous shades. I personally call this the fairy-like edition. ;)

actual packaging of the shadows
From the TOP: Stardust, Tinkerbell, Kryptonite, Moonlight Star, Fairydust, Crescent Moon and Lovers Moon.

From the TOP: Stardust, Tinkerbell, Kryptonite, Moonlight Star, Fairydust, Crescent Moon and Lovers Moon.

I'm so sorry for the less-than-high-quality photos. >_< 
They certainly don't give justice on how gorgeous these shadows are. 

I was at awe each time I swatch a shadow. Not all colors would appear the same way it looked on the jar!
Tinkerbell was the most surprising. At the jar it looked like a neutral peachy color but when swatched, its a lovely lavender / purple shade! 

It was only then that I realized that mineral shadows are better applied with fingers, or with a primer.
A damp brush would also make a huge difference for the colors to really pop.
My ultimate favorite shade is the Fairydust (given that I'm a sucker for neutrals), but I also love Crescent Moon. These shades are perfect for every occasion, it all depends on how you combine them and how you'll wear them. 

wearing foundation in Shady Lady and Hide-A-Pore in Light
For someone with a "huge pore" problem, I was definitely impressed on how their mineral foundation and Hide-A-Pore (used as a finishing veil) dramatically reduced my pores' visibility.
I will post a more in-depth review about them soon. ;)

Their brushes are also one of the best brushes I've used! Very soft synthetic brushes and would do the job even with non-mineral makeup. :) I personally love their on-the-go kabuki brush!

Now who among your girls are boggled on how you can have a fuller, darker and longer lashes?
Here is Sophia Eyelash Enhancer by Virginia Olsen to the rescue!

For more details about this product, visit Ana Victorino's review about it:

Here is how you can get the Sophia Eyelash Enhancer at a fraction of the cost!


Lucky Girls! :)

Calling all makeup newbies!
 Virginia Olsen will have their 1-day Basic Mineral Makeup Workshop with Michelle Dy this December!
Check out the details below. :)

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  1. im messy with mineral makeups lol =)

    1. Me too!!! LOL

      A little getting used to pa but so far worth it naman.
      I just tap what I need sa cap or sa tissue para sure na no mess talaga.