I first heard of Vapour Organic Beauty on Instagram and I was totally intrigued. Then, when I was in New York for Credo Beauty's Nolita store launch I got to explore the line a little more during their media event. The first thing I noticed was the nice sleek metal packaging and complimentary label colours of blues and silver.
More recently I had a nice chat with the brand over Instagram and following that I received a package in the mail with four products from the line. I was super excited to have more time to play with the products and see how they worked long term. Here's what I thought:
Visionary Advanced Solution Serum
If you read my blog you'll know that I'm a huge fan of serums, in fact I don't use anything but serums on my face (no creams or lotions at all). I've tried a lot, some I like and some I don't. When I pumped out Vapour's Visionary Serum it was not like any serum I'm used to using. It came out thick and slightly opaque. After a quick look at the ingredient list and a chat with the PR team I learned that this serum is designed to dry down to a satin finish (for me it's almost an instant matte finish). The formula contains dry plant oils of camellia seed and evening primrose, both of which are extremely hydrating. The serum's thickness comes from beeswax and the texture is from the peptide itself which has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by 39% with regular use. Not bad eh?
My skin is quite 'normal' and doesn't require special attention during cold or hot months, I can stick with my regular skincare routine throughout all four seasons. And it's a bonus that my skin drinks up serums leaving only enough on the service of my face to give me a healthy subtle sheen. Vapour's Visionary Serum was a total unique experience, it applied nicely and vanished in to my skin leaving behind a soft matte finish. I was surprised how quickly it absorbed and how it didn't appear oily at all. If you're like me and your skin can handle a ton of serum I would recommend a layering process and start with an oil, like Vapour's Essence Oil and then applying Visionary Serum. The combo would be perfect. For me, Visionary Serum is my night time post-cleansing go-to product. I love how soft and matte my skin feels after applying it and I find it perfect for bed time as my face doesn't feel too oily or damp for when my head hits the pillow. And it's nice to know that its doing the work to help reduce wrinkles as I sleep!
I can't think of a single female who doesn't have a black eye liner. It's a bathroom and/or makeup bag staple. With a price point of $25, Vapour's Mesmerize Eyeliner is a pretty good deal (compared to other niche or pricey mainstream brands). With a brand like Vapour you know you're getting great ingredients that are good for your skin. This is something I really encourage especially for makeup as it comes in contact with areas that are delicate and sensitive, like your eyes. What I look for in a good eye liner is the timing it takes for it to set. It's important to have just the right amount of time of wriggle room before it drys so you can smudge it or blend it. Mesmerize Eyeliner had just the perfect amount of time for me to be able to play around with different levels of smokiness before it set in to place. The pencil also has a smudgy applicator on the other end which is super convenient. For those who aren't great at applying liner this smudgy brush will come in handy to help buff out your line. This eyeliner is a keeper!
I love a good product that adds glow to the skin. And I've reviewed and used a lot. Some are just too sparkly, too bright or not bright enough. When I first started to use Halo Illuminator I felt like I wasn't achieving any sort of glow from it. It was only when I caught a glance of my face in the light that it really came through. I found out that its intention is not to overpower with illumination. Its purpose is to create a subtle highlighting effect when it catches the light. It's actually just enough too. I find I can wear it everyday (day and night) and feel totally confident that I'm not blinding anyone with shimmer. It's a very pale pink color which blends in beautifully with my skin (if you have darker skin you can still use it, just blend it in a little more. The color will dissipate leaving behind the mica which provides the illuminated effect). I apply it down the center of my nose and on the high points of my cheeks. It also makes a great cream eye shadow if you're in a hurry. And here's a little tip that I found out while trying it out. I applied it under my eyes on a morning that my under eyes looked a bit tired and purple. The product really helped to reflect the light away from that area which made me look a little more fresh and awake. If you follow up with a concealer on top I think you'd be quite happy with the result. Love this Halo stick, it's gonna stay in my bathroom so I can use it every day!
Lux Organic Lip Conditioner
And lastly, Lux Organic Lip Conditioner. The first thing you should know if you don't already is that I'm crazy about lip balms. I don't go anywhere with out one, if I do I feel naked and slightly panicked. It took me quite some time to make the switch from Chapstick to natural lip balm but now that I'm a full convert I can't go back. Lux has a very mild scent of lemon, helichrysum and calendula which is quite nice. The bullet is super wide so you can easily cover your lips in one swipe leaving them feeling nourished and hydrated. Lux has taken up prime real-estate on my bed side table, which is my most coveted place as I can't go to sleep without slathering my lips in lip balm. Love it.
If you'd like to explore Vapour Organic Beauty for yourself, the line is available directly through their website HERE. Or in the United States at Credo Beauty or Detox Market. In Canada, it's available at Detox Market Canada.
(Please note that I am an affiliate of Detox Market and Credo Beauty so when you make a purchase through one of the above hyperlinks I receive a commission which helps support me to maintain the fees for my blog.)