A week ago I finally received my *free* Virginia Olsen Minerals samples and I squealed with excitement. To be perfectly honest, I'm not into loose powdered makeup because of the hassle of working with it BUT after reading so many great reviews regarding the Virginia Olsen Minerals brand & products, I just HAD TO get my hands on them. I'm glad they were willing to send over some lovely eyeshadow samples for me to try out... So today I'm going to be doing some sort of a first impressions-overview type of post regarding my samples...
"Virginia Olsen Mineral 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." - Virginia Olsen Minerals
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I received three (3) different eyeshadows samples. They arrived with a free cd of the Virginia Olsen Minerals' press kit so I could check out more information about the brand & products. They also included a sweet little note in my goodie bag!
This first sample is called SUMMER SUN. It's a very bright yellow with very fine silver shimmer to it. It applies a bit sheer without a primer underneath but once applied on top of a primer ( I use NYX's jumbo eye pencil in milk) it really pops! It's such a fun color and I'm looking forward to incorporating it into my looks.
SOLAR FLARE is another very bright shade. It's a matte warm-toned orange that reminds me of a toned down pumpkin color. I think this would be a nice shadow to layer over a darker base to get sultry "fall inspired" smokey eyes...
Last but not the least, ORACLE is a shimmery bronze-brown shadow that I am in love with. On lazy days, I like sweeping two layers of this onto my eyelids and fade it into the crease. I add a chocolate brown eyeliner and several coats of mascara and I'm good to go with a very sexy eye look that didn't take much effort to pull together...
Check out the swatches below!
|Top to Bottom : ORACLE, SOLAR FLARE, SUMMER SUN. Taken under white artificial light, without flash.|
Top to Bottom : ORACLE, SOLAR FLARE, SUMMER SUN. Taken under white artificial light, with flash.
Questions for my readers:
Would you ever try out Virginia Olsen Minerals makeup? Why? Why not?
Which of the three shadows did you like best?
Would you like me to create a look using the three shadows?