You know if beauty editors at Allure, Lucky, More, BlackBook, Redbook, New Beauty and BellaSugar are raving about something, it's GOT to be good.
Now you can add me to that list because I've completely fallen for Vapour Organic Beauty's fantastically easy-to-use makeup. So much so that it falls into the very rare category (for a beauty editor who gets freebies all the time) of makeup that I'll actually BUY when I run out.
Even though I heart a handful of other natural makeup lines—Josie Maran, Revolution Organics and Dr. Hauschka are all great—I'm usually underwhelmed by most of what's out there. I love my makeup to be chemical-free and all, but if it doesn't perform, there is no point.
But what first caught my eye about this brand was its connection to the co-founder of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, Eric Sakas. Eric was the business partner (and former boyfriend) of the late and great makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin. Now I haven't tried too many things from the Kevyn Aucoin Beauty line, but what I HAVE tried has been amazing.
So you could say Eric has an eye for quality. And that's how he came to know Vapour: he received an unlabelled sample of the then-fledgling line and was so blown away by the texture, performance and finish that he partnered with the manufacturer himself in order to bring a high-quality organic makeup line to women everywhere.
The star product (which I WILL buy again) is the Atmosphere Luminous Foundation ($41, vapourbeauty.com), which I mentioned the other day in my travel essentials post. It comes in a stick, which you just swipe in the areas where you need coverage, and then blend with your fingers. Could it be any easier? Now I never want to bother fiddling with liquid foundation, sponges and brushes again! I love everything about this: the texture (it glides easily but is not silicone-y), the coverage (not too much or too little), the purity (it's 100% natural and chemical-free) and the formulation (it doesn't settle into fine lines AND it's got oil-controlling silica).
Also great are the blushes—like the foundations, they come in chubby sticks that you just swipe on and blend with your fingers. If you like flat colours, go for the Aura Multi-Use Blush for Lips, Cheeks and Eyes ($32.50, vapourbeauty.com). The Aura Radiant Blush ($32.50, vapourbeauty.com) has a bit of sparkle.
They even make a little eyeshadow stick, which is a format I've never seen before! The Mesmerize Eye Color ($18.25, vapourbeauty.com) is, again, great for travel and gives you that smudgy eye look. They even have something called the Stratus Instant Skin Perfector ($40, vapourbeauty.com), which you apply under foundation to brighten and even out your skin tone.
So basically? I want EVERYTHING in this line. (Well, except for the lip gloss—my sample separated so now all I'm getting out is the clear oily stuff, no colour.)
You can buy Vapour Organic Beauty in Canada exclusively through The Shopping Channel (theshoppingchannel.com).
Let me know in the comments if you've tried anything from this line and if so, how you liked it!