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Krysia Boinis and Kristine Keheley worked together for years designing and manufacturing award winning products for other brands. They created many unique formulas and were eager to SHARE them with the world.
Meanwhile in New York, Eric Sakas, a long time prestige cosmetics insider and previous President of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, was searching for the next “Big Thing” in cosmetics – it had to be unique and effective. Something modern and revolutionary…that’s when Eric encountered a Vapour prototype and it was love at first sight.

I WAS HONESTLY SO EXCITED TO REVIEW THEIR PRODUCTS! Vapour Organic Beauty is already quite a well known brand, so I’m sure most of you who are in the green beauty community have already heard about them.
I have quite a couple of products to review from their makeup line. I will start reviewing the first product which I would usually apply, to the last.

    Foundations

      Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation
      Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation is made with 70% organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments. Vapour products do not contain water which is amazing as bacteria loves to grow in water! The foundations I received were unfortunately a shade darker than my actual skin tone. However, I was still able to make it work. I am wearing the shade 123. Vapour also sell samples and offer free shade consultations, for those who are unsure about what shade you should get! This foundation is formulated for normal to combination skin. It leaves my face feeling very soft and it dries to a satin finish. It gives a medium to full coverage and is easily buildable. It is choked full of good ingredients like Organic Pumpkin and Papaya Complex, Organic Camellia, and is infused with Vapour’s face-specific infusion of soothing Frankincense, Antioxidant Tulsi, and calming Lotus. The formula for this is quite thick, however, it feels light on the skin and does not look cakey at all. This retails for USD50(1.14oz), which is slightly more than the average 1oz foundation. It also comes in a hygienic pump bottle. 

       
      Atmosphere Luminous Foundation


      This is their award winning foundation. Upon the first application, I know why this miracle in a tube has won so many awards! It gives me the most natural looking and dewy finish. I feel like I don’t even need a highlighter with this product. It doesn’t make my face look oily. However, it brings light to the places which needs to be highlighted! (Cheekbones, Nose Bridge etc) This also comes in a unique twist up applicator which is amazing for people who doesn’t have a lot of time to prepare in the morning before school/work, like me! It is compact and also great to toss in the purse for on the go touch ups throughout the day. This gives great coverage! Currently, I do not have a lot of blemishes to be covered so I have been using this pretty often this few days. This gives a light to medium coverage and as with all Vapour products, I blend this in with my finger tips. This is formulated for normal to dry and sensitive skin. With Vapour’s Light Reflective Technology, the appearance of fine lines, WRINKLES, and pores is diminished. Skin becomes instantly smoother, softer, and more even. This retails at USD42 for 0.40oz tube. 

       
      Illusionist Concealer

      Either one of the foundations, paired with this is most definitely the perfect duo for a flawless natural looking face. It contains almost the same ingredients as the Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation. It provides good coverage and brightens the under eye area which is what I really need in a concealer right now. Just like the Luminous Foundation, this also comes in a stick form as well for easy, on the go application. Unfortunately, once the stick is twisted up, it can’t be twisted down. Hence, you got to be really careful so as to not waste any product or make a mess. I wear this in the shade 020 which is perfect. 

       
      Solar Translucent Bronzer

      This bronzer comes in 3 shades. Mirage is the lightest shade and Spicy is the darkest. I own the shade Simmer, which is the middle. It isn’t too dark, or too light for my skin tone. Perfect! Bronzers are really essential for me. This comes in a stick form and out of all the bronzers I have tried, this wins hands down in terms of packaging and it is really a breeze to apply. It usually takes me at least 1 minute to apply my bronzer. However, with this Solar Translucent Bronzer, it literally takes me 30 seconds or less! Incredible. The colour pay off is really good. It isn’t orange or streaky at all and it will never make you look like an oompa loompa, regardless of how much you apply. You can easily build this up to the level of opacity that you like. Solar is infused with sun-specific super antioxidants Pomegranate, Green Tea and Acai Berry, and nourishes SKIN with calming Calendula Flower and vitamin-rich Shea Butter. This retails for USD36 for 6.80g of product.   

      Aura Multi-Use Blush – Classic


      These blushes are really pigmented and all you need is two strokes from your hairline to the apply of the cheeks. You can easily blend them out with your fingers or a brush, lightly. This will give you a very natural looking healthy flush of colour on the cheeks. It contains Organic Sunflower Oil, Castor Oil, Tulsi/Holy Basil and Organic Lotus. These blushes comes in a stick form and can also be used on the lips. However, I find that it works best as a blush as Vapours’ Siren Lipsticks does the job better on the lips!
      I own this in the shade Spark, which is a sheer pinky pink and Courtesan, which is a classic rose. This two shades are the popular shades for their Classic Blushes. 

       
      Siren Lipstick

      Siren is a long wearing lipstick and lip conditioner in one amazing chemical free formula. It is pretty long lasting. It lasted me about 2 hours before I have to lightly touch it up. It is also extremely moisturising and gives a slight glossy finish but not too obvious. It is very pigmented for such a moisturising lipstick and it’s very natural looking as well. Even though it is moisturising, it is not sticky at all. It contains many beneficial essential oils.
      I have the shade Hint, which is a warm rosy coral and Madam, which is a classic rich mauve. On a daily basis, I would wear hint. Madam is more of a mysterious colour, it is great for days which you want to look slightly more made up.

       I have come to the end of the review, I would give the brand 7.5/10! I currently have my eyes set on their primers and eye products.

      I would like to sincerely thank Vapour Organic Beauty for giving me the opportunity to test and review these products. All my reviews are based on my honest opinions. 🙂
      WWW.VAPOURBEAUTY.COM

      Vapour Organic Beauty
      PO Box 99
      Taos, NM 87571

      CONTACT NUMBER: 888.751.3662 (Monday through Friday MST 10–1pm and 2pm-5pm)
      For fastest service on product selection or color choice questions, please email beautyexpert@vapourbeauty.com
      General Enquiries: info@vapourbeauty.com

      Thank you!
      Ej x

      “Flora and Fauna source the finest organic and natural products from Australia and beyond. Our brands have many certifications and awards for developing some of the best, and most effective, products available.”
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      I really love subscription boxes, they give me a chance to try out products first before buying which is great! Not forgetting, Flora and Fauna actually offers Natural and Organic Subscription boxes which are perfect for holistic converts like me! Instead of receiving a box every month, their boxes are actually being sent out every season. The price is slightly higher than monthly subscription beauty boxes, but you receive a lot more goodies as well! Hence, it’s really worth the price.
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      Today, I’ll be doing a review of their summer box. I was really excited to see what items were in the box, especially when it’s summer all year round here! Each box is packed with natural and organic beauty, skin care and body care products. They put 6 or more products in the box with at least one full size product and several travel or sample sizes. Their summer box includes well known brands like Dr. Hauschka, Ere Perez, Zuii Organic etc etc, the list goes on!
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      Ere Perez Lip Bar in Nude
      I haven’t stop using this product ever since I received it. Everything is perfect about this product, from it’s packaging to its’ moisturising properties and colour pay off. It is called a lip bar as it is in the middle of a lip balm and a lip stick. It moisturises my lips really well, on top of that, it also gives me a extremely natural pink hue to my lips. Ere Perez Lip bars are packed full of essential oils, thus explaining the wonderful effect it has on the lips. I will go into more detail about this brand in my next post, where I will be reviewing the Lip Bar in another colour and a few of their other amazing products!

      Zuii Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation in Natural Fair
      Firstly, I’m not sure if it was planned but this shade matches my skin tone perfectly which is already a plus! It comes in a concealer-like packaging with a semi doe foot applicator. I tried using this as a concealer and it very very moisturising, probably because of the Vitamin E in it. Apart from that, this foundation also contains calendula with anti-inflammatory properties and Aloe vera, which is known for its healing and soothing properties. I probably wouldn’t wear this as a concealer, as it doesn’t give me sufficient coverage as a concealer. However, I would most definitely wear it as a foundation. This gives me a light coverage, which I am fine with as I usually like to wear tinted moisturisers. I love all my natural and organic foundations and this is no exception!
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      Eco Tools Lash and Brow Groomer Brush
      Personally, I do not use eyebrow gels or anything to tame my brows. So, this brow groomer is perfect. After drawing my brows, I just tame my brows with this brush and viola! I’m done with them. I’m not sure what else to say about this brush, other than the fact that it’s really easy to use, is affordable and the brand as a whole produces eco friendly brushes which is a plus!
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      Panda Friendly Bamboo Environmental Toothbrush
      This was one of the products that I was really surprise to find in my beauty box! When I think of a beauty box, makeup, skincare and body products come to my mind. But never a toothbrush! Come to think of it, Tooth brushes are really important and is probably the number 1 beauty product you’ll ever need. This particular toothbrush, however, is different from the rest as it’s made out of bamboo and it is a multi-award winning toothbrush! Unfortunately, the soft bristles are a tad bit too soft for my teenage/adult teeth. However, I could still make it work either ways! This is probably one of the best toothbrushes I have ever used, knowing that it’s eco-friendly.
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      Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo
      Healthier hair? YES. This shampoo is specially formulated for people with dry, coloured and chemically treated hair like mine! Oh, and for frequently styled hair as well of course! This shampoo won a couple of awards in 2014 and is made without harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances to bring you the purest shampoo that nature can offer. I find that this sample size shampoo could actually last me a long long time! F&F’s website mentioned that this shampoo would last 3 times longer than the usual shampoo would which I think is really true. I must admit that no shampoo would show immediate results. However, I am confident that with continue usage of this shampoo, I will most definitely see a difference in the quality of my hair.
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      ECO Sunscreen Face SPF30+
      Facial sunscreen is a must in everyones’ skin care routine. Without it, my hyper-pigmentations will get worse and no, that’s not going to happen! I have been on a search for an all natural sun screen that doesn’t leave a white cast on my face and leave my face feeling heavy and oily. This sunscreen does not make my face feel greasy and also works as a great moisturiser as it contains rose hip oil and green tea! It is also biodegradable, make-up friendly, hypoallergenic and there are no UV Chemical absorbers. Personally, I really love the high spf as it’s pretty hot where I live. It does not leave a white cast and makes foundation application so much better! Acts as a great primer too.
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      Urban Veda Purifying Day Cream
      This day cream is suited for people with oily skin, which I can work with since I have combination skin. It smells really fresh and keeps me awake in the morning, not kidding. I love this, it’s like caffeine for my face! It is more on the pricey side. However, a little goes a very long way as with most moisturisers. It is mattifying and is packed full of natural essential oils, witch hazel and collagen-boosting Terminalia Arjuna extract to reduce excess sebum, tighten pores and support healthy cell renewal.

      Dr Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream
      This eye cream is specially formulated for mature skin, which I don’t have yet. So, I can’t really say much about this product but I do notice the puffiness around my eyes go down a little after I apply this every morning which is awesome! Unfortunately, due to the heavy price tag and the fact that I don’t really need to invest in an eye cream, I will not purchase this personally. However, I would say go for it if you’re willing to invest in a good and natural eye cream that does its’ job!
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      Dr Hauschka Bodymilk Citroen Lemongrass
      Oh god, this body lotion smells so so good! It smells like lemon grass, of course! It is dermatologically tested for sensitive skin. Yes, it does its’ job as with all the other Dr Hauschka products that I have tried. I love the brand in general, however there’s 1 or 2 products with alcohol which is quite a disappointment. Nevertheless, the brand do have some pretty good products that work! For more information on the products/subscription boxes, you can contact them at:
      PHONE: 02 9653 3625
      EMAIL: info@floraandfauna.com.au
      WEBSITE: http://www.floraandfauna.com.au

      I am so incredibly lucky to be sent some samples for review by Red Apple Lipstick! I’ve been on the search for a holy grail, all natural lipstick that will not dry out my lips like most lipsticks do, and I think I’ve found the one.

      Red Apple Lipstick CHOOSE to use safe ingredients, chosen carefully from the most respected ingredient suppliers in the world. And from there, every product is made in the United States in small, boutique batches. Their products have no petroleum, no animal bits, no gluten, soy, dairy, corn, harsh chemicals or GMOs. They also use quality ingredients like Vitamin E to help moisturise lips and manufacture their products in small batches, to ensure the freshness of each and every one of them!

      Not forgetting, they have a great customer service and also an amazing 6 Month Money Back Guarantee! Within 6 months, if you don’t think its the best product in the world, you can exchange it or get a refund. Cool! (But you’ll definitely love what you get, trust me.)

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      I was sent 2 lipsticks – Audrey and Strawberry Lips and samples of Love My Kiss and the Rallye Balm.

      All the lipsticks sent to me are very wearable and I can wear them on a daily basis!

      Audrey –

      It is named after Audrey Hepburn, of course! “Audrey is a beautiful, pink-based neutral shade from our “Spring of ’61 Collection”.
      This shade has no sparkle, but amazing shine, and reminds us of Audrey Hepburn’s signature style and grace. Perfect for women of all AGES AND SKIN tones, we’re Audrey’s biggest fan!”

      This is a very natural shade and it has pink undertones with a slight glossy finish. Audrey is one of RAL’s best selling shades and it’s the kind of colour which every girl has to own!

      Here are the swatches for Audrey(Left) and Strawberry Lips(Right) :
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      Strawberry Lips –

      “Strawberry Lips is a gorgeous brown-kissed red. It does not have any sparkle to it, but it does have a subtle shine.
      This sophisticated color goes on a bit more sheer than it looks in the tube, giving you maximum control over the depth of color you wear! APPLY 1-2 swipes for a light color that is more of a dark nude pink.
      APPLY a few more swipes for an irresistible wash of red! Strawberry Lips is one of our best sellers.”

      This is my FAVOURITE! The colour is perfect. I love both pink and red undertones. Strawberry lips has a red undertone. I like how I can control the intensity of the colour with the number of layers applied. It’s awesome! The lipsticks does not only give some life to my face, it also moisturise my lips like a dream. I have fallen in love with RAL and will probably be purchasing a few other shades!
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      Love my Kiss –

      “Love My Kiss is the perfect shade for those who love the look of a red lip without creating such a bold statement. It’s a perfect blend of red and pink, giving you a gorgeous color that works with most skin tones and flatters women of all ages.
      Apply it lightly for a sheer wash of color or apply a few more layers for a color that reminds us of the inside of a watermelon!
      Gluten Free? Heck yeah! It’s what we specialize in.”

      When I first saw this colour, I had doubts. However, knowing that I could actually control the opacity of the colour, I felt pretty relieved! I’m not a fan of bright-coloured lips, but I love the look of it. I’ve always been afraid of wearing a shade too bright and that my friends will start noticing my lipstick from afar. With this colour though, I have nothing to worry. It is bold, but not in your face kinda bold. It’s just nice! I love it.

      Rallye Balm –
      “Rallye Balm is uniquely designed to knock chapped lips out of the ball park – forever! Rallye Balm is a high quality, 100% gluten free Vitamin E suspended in a special, cold pressed Castor Seed OIL.”

      This is also one of their most popular products. It is their one and only lip balm. Just like all their other products, this is very moisturising as well. On days when I want no colour on my lips, I use this! It has a semi glossy finish which I love. Chapped lips are a thing of the past with the Rallye Balm and the Exfoliating Stick, also from RAL!

      For more information, you can visit them at:
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      WWW.REDAPPLELIPSTICK.COM
      http://www.facebook.com/RedAppleLipstick
      http://www.instagram.com/redapplegirls