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|VMV Hypoallergenics Cosmetics|
|VMV Hypoallergenics seal|
Having allergies is no fun because you never know when something seemingly innocent as a product, food, environment or material can cause you problems. A reaction to cosmetics that you have trusted and used for a long time can occur at any time with itching, swelling, redness, blotches or puffy eyes. However, your beauty stands a better chance when you have validated hypoallergenic cosmetics like VMV Hypoallergenics that passed vigorous trials of testing for common allergens.
|Ooh-La-Lash Volumizing Mascara|
My eyes have always been extra sensitive and can water, itch and turn red at times with certain mascara formulas. Therefore, I looked forward to the testing the Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara ($23). Made with a clay-like compound and iron oxide pigments, this variety I discovered was extremely gentle with tubules to coat the lash that later slips off when you wash the product away.
I found the best method to build up the thickness was aiming to get as close to the lash line as possible before brushing upward and out. Two coats can take your lashes beyond amazing when going all out glam, but one coat was fine for every day for my needs. It never clumped or left any black residue or rings around my eyes while I had it on either.
The Skin-The Bluff Concealer ($20) that arrived was in the line’s lightest shade of N1. This is a pot of creamy pigment with a fantastic texture that has plenty of virgin coconut oil hydration. The formula is not overly heavy but thicker than some similar under eye concealers. It smooths without tugging on that delicate skin of the under eye area and does an excellent job covering even dark allergic shiners for as long as I had it on through the day. The color looks darker in the container until you apply and start blending it.
|Skin-the-Bluff Concealer ( N1 )|
Bringing out my brown eyes was done with a compact of their Two True Hues Eyeshadow Duo ($40) in Morning After. This compact comes in a zippered, suede-like carrying case to store it and equipped with three brushes. The shades in this matte powder are a dark cool brown and the other is deep plum-gray with a silky smooth consistency for easy blending when doing a smoky eye.
|Two True Hues Eyeshadow Duo in Morning After|
For my cheeks, I got to sample a Skin Bloom Blush ($40) in Georgia (bright medium matte hot pink) that also has its own zippered suede-like pouch and small brush. The color was more sheer than heavily pigmented to leave a healthy, believable flush.
|Skin Bloom Blush in Georgia looks a peach color in this photo, but is is more of a vivid, bright pink.|
Last of all, there was another Skin Bloom Blush among the products with their Luminous (dye-free) white highlight powder with some gleaming radiance for cheekbones, brow bone or wherever you want to redirect some becoming light. This also came with the same sort of case, but no brush was inside.
|Going from left to right are the two Skin Bloom Blushes, first Luminous then Georgia with the Two True Hues Eyeshadow Duo shades in Morning After on the right.|
To sum it up, if you are on the sensitive side why take unnecessary risks when there is a safer alternative with validated hypoallergenics products like VMV Hypoallergenics to keep you beautiful?