Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Getting to Know VMV Hypoallergenics: Skin Bloom Blush in Heat and Subtle Shine Lipstick in Giddy

VMV Hypoallergenics Cosmetics

I have recenltly reacquianted myself with the beauty brand, VMV. In three years of beauty blogging, you'd think I've had the chance to try all the cosmetic brands here in Manila. That's not the case. Like many of you, I tend to stick to the same brands that has worked for me in the past. But recent events called me to go outside my the proverbial box, try out more from VMV Hypoallergenics.

VMV Hypoallergenics pride themselves on having almost a full range of products that has zero allergens. VMV continuously keep track of new allergens and reformulate should such allergen be present in their products.

VMV takes this tedious undertaking seriously.. For over 30 years, they have had less than 0.1% reactions reported. Hats off to VMV!

But I was worried about the quality, especially on the cosmetic part. I wasn't sure that it will work the same as other cosmetic brands I've tried. Quite wary that the blush wasn't pigmented enough or the lipgloss too sheer. Although I would love a makeup without any allergen, sacrificing the pigmentation and staying power isn't my cup of tea.

Pam and Marie assured us that that isn't the case with VMV cosmetics. In VMV, they understand the needs of women for makeup that delivers especially those with a lot of skin concerns. They made sure that whatever cosmetic product you get from VMV will have no repurcussion on your skin and at the same time deliver the color and coverage you need.

I've had the pleasure to try a few products from them in the past. This time however, I tried those that adds color to our skin. Two of them are the Skin Bloom Blush in Heat and Subtle Shine Lipstick in Giddy.

VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush in Heat

VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush in Heat

One of the things that caught my attention as I started to open up the Skin Bloom Blush is that it comes in a small velvet zip-up box. It looked almost like a ring box. Once opened, you'll see a nice shiny acrylic palette and the brush it accompanies it.

According to the VMV website, their Skin Bloom Blush are all 100% Dye-Free, 100% Phthalate-Paraben + Preservative-Free, and 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free.  It also contains green tea for its antioxidant benefits, virgin coconut oil for moisurization and monolaurin for disinfection. It also has Titanium Dioxide  and iron oxide pigments for sun protection.* 

The applicator brush that comes with the blush was patch-tested to ensure that is it safe to use for the skin. And soft enough that if you lack any other blush brushes, you can definitely settle for this one.

VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush in Heat
VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush in Heat

Skin Bloom Blush in Heat is a warm deep rose coral with mild shimmers that melds on to the skin flawlessly. Fake a tan with this blush and make your skin glow naturally. I consider this as "My-Cheeks-But-Better" Blush. So if you're within the medium-fair skin tone, you might want to check this out.

It's the perfect blush if you're aspiring for that au naturelle look. It being a coral shade makes it perfect for Asian skin, more so Filipinas and those living in a tropical country.

Heat on me


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VMV Hypoallergenics Subtle Shine Lipstick in Giddy

VMV's Subtle Shine Lipsticks are rich in color, glide smoothly as silk and lends shine to the lips. It's non-drying formulation prevents chapped lips which might be because of the ingredient, virgin coconut oil, for moisturization. Being free of almost all allergens and irritating waxes, Subtle Shine Lipsticks doesn't cause  darkening of the lips. It's completely non-comedogenic, and free from dye and dangerous parabens. This lipstick means serious business in protecting your lips. Like their blushes, it also has tea tree for antioxidant and of course, titanium dioxide and iron oxide for added sun protection.

VMV Hypoallergenics Subtle Shine Lipstick in Giddy

It's a good thing that there wasn't anything subtle with Subtle Shine Lipstick. It has almost that lip gloss effect sans the stickiness.

Giddy is a festive fluorescent coral hue. It is most flattering on fair to medium skin tones. With just a few swipes, this warm shade turns almost pink on my already pigmented lips. Subtle Shine is moisturizing and does not encourage chapping of the lips. Staying power is until your next drink or meal. But it gives a bit of tint to the lips that I didn't expect at all.

This shade is certainly not for everyday use. Good thing that VMV have fabulous color selection for those looking for a bit more of the everyday feel. What I notice as well with most of their collection is that it is very flattering to all skin tones. 

Giddy is definitely ideal for summer along with a neutral makeup look. Similar to the makeup look I did below.
VMV Hypoallergenics Subtle Shine Lipstick in Giddy (Swatch)

Makeup Look using Giddy

VMV Hypoallergenics indeed warrants a second (and possibly a few more) looks from me. Although I am not your typical tree-hugger in love with all-natural products, I do agree that products that contain no harmful ingredients is better for the skin and could possibly deliver you from having troubled skin to begin with. I'm suffering from acne right now and I believe that sticking to products with less to no allergens is better for my skin. That and a good skin care regimen will probably reduce the chance of more acne flaring up.

If price is of no issue to you and you want a makeup that scientifically proven to be good for the skin, VMV Hypoallergenics is the right brand for you. And this high-end brand that has stores all over the globe is actually home grown. That reason alone makes me feel good in using VMV.

More VMV product posts soon!

Have you tried anything from VMV? What are your favorites? If you wish for me to do a review of VMV products, just comment below and I'll try to do them.

If you want to know more about VMV, you may visit their website at www.vmvhypoallergenics.com.




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14 comments :

Jhoanne Luna said...

nice post shen. love the look you've made. btw how much are vmv lippies?

Issachavez said...

aaaayyyy, i love that blush! very natural yung shade!  i love corals too.... :)

Shopcoholic (Khymm) said...

ang cute ng blush Shen! The lipstick and blush looks good on you.

MereMakeupManiac said...

love the blush case! although maybe a bit bulky for travelling. how much did you get it for sis? i also <3 the shade.

Marge said...

sorta reminds me of bunny from ellana ^_^ it looks very natural on you, love the lippy shade, too

Lee Shen Gee said...

yes, it does look like bunny but bunny is more on the orangey side. this one on the bronzey. :)

Lee Shen Gee said...

i think it's 1500 or so. i can't remember. hehehe!

Lee Shen Gee said...

thanks, khymm!! :)

Lee Shen Gee said...

that's great! corals really suit our golden pinay skin tones. :)

Lee Shen Gee said...

i think the lippies are 900 to 1200. :)

Gellie Abogado said...

the brand reminds me of almay; but great products pero medyo expensive siya :P

Makeupjournal said...

Im a loyal VMV user for 3 years now, but im refering to their skin care products , im using the Re-everything line along with Armada their skin care system works wonders talaga i call it Skinvestment :))..havent tried any of their makeups though..

Swexie said...

I've tried the Rouge blush from VMV and i'm so in love with it. It looks hot pink on its pan but once applied, it has a natural finish. I don't like the brush, though. VMV has make-up brushes, sold separately, but it's pricey (around P900 for the blush brush).

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