Virginia Olsen HD Mineral Mattifying Base

Yes, you guessed it right, I still haven't given birth yet. Haha! Well I'm already very anxious but there's really no other choice but to wait. I've been advised by too many people to keep walking to help naturally induce labor. So that's what I've been doing. I've been out of the house every single day since last week. I'm also taking this time to try out several beauty products to share with you guys.

One of the products that I tested to review was Virginia Olsen's HD Mineral Mattifying Base. I was given a small sample to try out. I remember they said that this is actually even better than other "branded" ones. Plus it really is organic.

The texture is very smooth; it's very finely milled which is great because I feel like this helps in making it look more flawless on the skin. Also a small amount is necessary to cover the entire face. I used this after applying my sunblock and before applying anything else. This served as a primer.

I wanted to test how effective it is in keeping oiliness in check so I decided to take before and after photos. These are photos I took before leaving the house at 11am. Like what I mentioned, I only used a small amount after my sunblock and decided to use Virginia Olsen Foundation in Shady Lady after applying the mineral mattifying base.

As you can probably tell, my skin really looked matte. No oiliness and even dewiness.

I went to do a couple of errands, went to four different branches, went grocery shopping and perspired quite a lot too. I decided not to retouch anything just to see the result of my little experiment.

I got home at around 7:30pm, so after more than 8 hours with no retouching whatsoever; here's how my fae looked like.

I gotta say I still look okay even though I already looked tired and haggard. Haha! I find that my face is still quite matte which really surprised me to think that my face has become oilier ever since getting pregnant! (Blame it on the hormones, I guess.)

 Here's a side by side comparison:

Aside from my face getting darker (I have acidic skin so my makeup normally oxidizes and becomes darker), I would have to say, it stayed pretty matte. So far this is the only product that has done that- to think that it's in powder form! Wow.

I also feel like it's photo friendly too. It didn't give me any white cast and because of the smooth texture of the powder, it made my skin look quite nice too. I'm very impressed and really contented with this product. I  plan to purchase a whole jar after I run out. Yup I highly recommend it to girls with oily and combination skin. So far, it has never disappointed me. :)


3 out of 3 Schnauzers

Disclaimer: Product is given by the company. All information written are based on my experience and are my 100% honest opinion.