When traveling, we're exposed to so many foreign chemicals, substances, flora and fauna. Whether it's water in a less than clean pool or lake, cheap hotel laundry detergents or foods of which we don't even know the ingredients, it's like a full-on assault onto our systems! It's not surprising that many women shy away from applying makeup (but also, shying away from looking their best) while traveling.
Lots of people have discovered the joy of healthy cosmetics, but until now, the formulas were old-fashioned and quite frankly, so were the colors. They were seemingly designed by someone who's ambivalent -- to say the least -- about makeup. But now, all that has changed with Vapour Organic Beauty! I was very happy to be hosted to experience it. Lots of celebrities have discovered the line, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel.
They have a product that's groundbreaking in cosmetics:Stratus Instant Skin Perfector. It's a BB cream, but so much more. It's in stick form, instead of a tube -- giving a different kind of control of application. Also, it comes in color correcting shades, rather than clear or skin-toned. The color correcting gives you that lit-from-within quality of a pearl, but not pearlized. It's not to change your skin color -- I'm pretty sure we all like ours the way it is -- but just makes it more alive.
Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation is a different texture than you might be used to, unless you've tried some classic European brands. If you've ever had an advanced painting class -- where you're using the good linseed oil paints -- then you'll be familiar with how it works. Try it, you'll love it! Texture matters. I have this other foundation that's by a famous designer, so difficult and expensive to obtain, I had to buy it at Montreal's premier department store. I now laugh at all the awards it's won: it spreads like dried up latex! Give Vapour Organic Beauty's foundation a shot, for even application and hydrating color.
With the Skin Perfector and sensuous Mesmerize Eye Shimmer, I highly recommend getting yourself a Cool-It Caddy, to keep your luscious products from melting in the summer. The eye shimmers are perfect for a sheer base or layered for a deep dive into color. The colors are so gorgeous, you'll feel like an impressionist artist putting them on. They recommend applying straight from the tube, I recommend using your fingers.
The Mesmerize eyeliner pencils come in a few colors -- will more be coming soon? -- and I would say they are easy to apply and you'll most likely layer them. You won't get a Betty Boop look first swipe.
One of the things I truly appreciate about the Siren Lipstick and Elixir Plumping Lipgloss is that they don't just come in skin tones or flower colors, like many healthy makeup lines . . . they also come in bad girl colors! I love grays, deep purple-plums, etc. Both the lipstick and lipgloss are sheer and very layerable for different effects. In the lipsticks, the color Courage is a classic cherry red, with 30% of the proceeds going to the Intrepid Fallen Heros fund, benefiting wounded vets.