I’ll admit I didn’t know what to expect when I first used Vapour Organic’s Atmosphere Luminous Foundation. I’ve used many loose mineral powder and pressed mineral powder foundations, but Vapour Organic’s is a stick foundation and I had never used a stick foundation, mineral or otherwise. I’m rather partial to my Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Foundation, but I went into this review with an open mind and found Vapour Organic’s Luminous Foundation to be their stand-out product.
My skintone is light to medium olive (MAC NC30 for you MUA types), so they sent me shade 120 (light to medium) which was a perfect match. My biggest problem with foundations is they love to turn pink on me. I’m assuming shade 120 has a touch of yellow in it as the foundation not only avoided the dreaded pink hue, it actually quieted down areas of pinkish irritation. The texture of the stick foundation was surprisingly smooth, and glided across my skin with the use of my normal moisturizing routine underneath (either Kahina’s Facial Lotion or Dr. Hauschka’s Quince Day Cream). Using my fingertips, I was able to blend the foundation smoothly and effortlessly.
The Luminous Foundation provides light to medium coverage depending on how much you apply, and gives a wonderful luminosity with what I would consider a matte finish. It’s not dewy like so many other tinted moisturizers and foundations, which I do like, but this is a great option for those who might prefer a different look. It’s also a terrific choice if you have oily skin but still want a luminous quality to your makeup.
And for the record, I’m officially a stick foundation convert! How easy is it to travel with, and carry this little stick in your bag?
The Stratus Instant Skin Perfector comes in the same size stick as the foundation, and according to the Vapour Organic Beauty website, it’s to be used under the Luminous Foundation. Well, I never used it like that. In the colder months, my skins gets pretty parched, and that combination would have been too drying. Instead, I used the Skin Perfector on its own as a luminzer and found it to be very similar in texture and finish to the Luminous Foundation, minus the pigment. In my opinion, it would make a fabulous, very subtle luminizer (no sparkles!) for someone who leans oily or who wants a matte finish rather than a dewy finish. (According to Teri Bly over at FeelGoodStyle.com, she loved the Skin Perfector underneath the Luminous Foundation as a primer).
Aside from the Luminous Foundation, the other product that will get much use from this gal is the Aura Multi Use Blush in Spark. If you look at the swatch on the website, you’ll see Spark as a pale peach color. Look at the picture of color of the stick in the tube, it’s far more accurate. Spark a bright peachy pink, with a barely perceptible golden shimmer that blends smoothly over the Vapour Organic Luminous Foundation. It has a nice slip on the skin and a sheer application, but the color builds evenly if you want more intensity. The Multi Use Blush can be used as a lip color, and Spark makes for a sweet nude/pink color on my pigmented lips. I always feel the need to add a little Dr. Hausckha’s Lip Care Stick for some extra shine, but then I’m a lipgloss girl at heart.
The details on Vapour Organic Beauty are impressive. Everything I have reviewed here has at least 70% organic ingredients and everything in their line is 100% natural. The organic ingredients include sunflower oil, evening primrose oil, frankincense, fruit oils and lotus flowers. The other 30% are either wild-crafted botanicals or are mineral pigments that do not have an organic certification. In addition, Vapour Organic’s products are manufactured using wind power and its packaging is either recylable or made from recycled content. I’m loving the beauty and efficacy of their products, and their dedication to being green.
Atmosphere Luminous Foundation $44
Stratus Instant Skin Perfector $48
Vapour Organic Beauty is available at their website
Posted by ~Trish
Disclosure: Samples from the company’s PR agency were provided for this review. This post contains affiliate links. The opinons in this review are my own.
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Thanks for your review on these products Trish! I’ve actually seen them sold/demonstrated on Shop NBC so it’s great to see an objective review. I love the idea of a stick foundation as I’m pretty tired of using my mineral m/u. Jane I. is great but their colors are not right for me. In the past I had to buy 2 and mix them and I’m way too lazy and/or cheap to mess around w/that now! I’ve gone through samples of Korres tinted moist. & cannot get past the stinky smell & I like Tarte’s tinted moist. but I think I’m going to have to try the Vapour line now. That blush looks especially pretty. On a completely separate topic-any plans of reviewing some of Aftelier’s newest perfumes & products? Thanks!
You are very welcome! I was really impressed with the Vapour foundation. My only hesitation would be if you had really, really dry skin, the foundation might not give enough hydration. But my skin starts to get dry in the winter, and it’s been fine so far with my regular moisturizers. Does Shop NBC offer returns? If so, I’d go for it and try your luck on a color match! Teri over at FeelGoodStyle loved it too, so you’ve got two positive reviews.
On the Aftelier front, what perfumes are you talking about? 🙂
I know about the new Fig EdP which is the same as the original Fig. And I am planning on reviewing Fig soon as I do have a sample of that. The new Vetiver Mint Oil looks interesting doesn’t it? I’d love to try it, but I don’t have any of it yet.
You know I think I will give the foundation a try & Shop NBC does have a great return/ex. policy. Re: the Aftelier’s-for some reason I get Lumiere & Parfum Prive (love!) mixed up so I think I skipped over your review. Anway, that was one that I wanted your feedback on, so check 🙂 The other was Cassis & that new body oil, which sounds good. I’d also love your feedback on the Fig EDP. I tried the parfum years ago & it was predominantly fir on me but that doesn’t sound so bad to me now! I heard that Tango was coming out in an EDP but I think whoever said it got the Fig & Tango mixed up. Love all these wonderful natural products. I’m trying out the Alchemilla facial line right now.
Sorry for my delay in responding Joy!! Please tell me what you think of the Alchemilla line. I have their neroli facial oil and really like it, but more for the summer as I need a little more hydration than it provides in this cold weather.
I wrote to Mandy about the Fig EdP and she said it’s the same formulation, just a different concentration. I just have the original.