Vapour Organic Beauty has made quite a name for itself! It’s a clean and luxurious cosmetic line that is 100% natural and offers makeup containing ingredients that are 70% organic and 30% mineral pigments and essential oils. It has become one of my favourite beauty brands over the last couple of months!
When making the transition to an all-natural lifestyle, makeup is usually the last to be addressed. That is partly due to habit and familiarity with beauty products that we grow up with, and partly because it takes a while to find replacements which suit our skin, budget and lifestyle.
Having used Vapour’s products for almost a year now, I’ve grown to really appreciate their products and have a better understanding of how to use them. Before I go into details, I will say that, as expected, all natural products do not work for me. I have to go through a lot of trial and error to find the natural products that best work with my skin in harmony.
I have combination skin with an oily T-zone, no scarring or wrinkles and a few blemishes. I wanted a replacement for bb creams that would make my makeup last for at least 8 hours and the Vapour Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer seemed like the perfect product to try out. It was certainly not an easy transition and to be honest I did not love it the first time I tried it right before summer. Because it is oil-based, my skin was left overly shiny and oily. I was truly disheartened since this is a product that gets rave reviews and is loved by so many, and I desperately wanted it to work for me too. So, it went in my vanity drawer for the next six months.
Finally, as the season changed and I noticed my skin needing more hydration (quite a lot actually), I reached for the Vapour Perfecting Primer again, applying it diagonally on my cheeks, across the forehead and down my nose blending it gently with my fingers almost pressing it into my skin. To my surprise, it worked quite well the second time around! It absorbed well and gave me good coverage lasting for around 6-7 hours and I finally achieved the dewy glow without looking oily! Not only did it provide light coverage evening out the skin tone but was quite nourishing as well.
I was not however, surprised by how nourishing the Perfecting Primer was having read the ingredients. It contains Evening Primrose Oil (Organic Oenothera Biennis), Myrrh (Wildcrafted Commiphora Myrrha Gum Oil), Holy Basil (Organic Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract) and Pumpkin Seed Oil (Organic Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil) that are beneficial for skin conditions such as eczema or inflammation. Sunflower seed oil (Organic Helianthus Annuus Oil) is rich in vitamin E which is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and protects skin against damage caused by sun and aging promoting cell regeneration. The additional Vitamin E added further aids the evening primrose oil from oxidation when combined with it. The Elderberry fruit extract (Organic Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract) works to tone the skin and lastly the Papaya Extract (Organic Papain Extract) works as an exfoliating agent.
The ingredients and light coverage make it a perfect beauty product for those with combination or dry skin types as it hydrates and nourishes skin whilst giving you a healthy glow. For more coverage, you may pair it with Vapour Beauty’s Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation.
It has quickly become a must-have item in my makeup bag, especially in this cold, cold weather. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it and how you use the primer, so please share your experiences below!
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