Firstly, I don’t think the shade I have is actually s100, I’m sure it’s s110 and unfortunately it’s too dark for my skin. So I’ll put that issue aside of focus on it’s other qualities. Vapour Organic Beauty is a relatively new brand to me. Like most things beauty related I first read about it on Drivel About Frivol’s blog. Vapour Organic beauty is 100% natural ingredients, cruelty-free, gluten-free, as well as a having a whole host of Green credentials. Their Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation is a high-end, high-performing product. It claims to produce a natural, radiant and even complexion, while balancing out all skin types- even combination/oily. I have to say foundations that claim to work on all skin types rarely do, well the ones I’ve tried anyway. I have sensitive combination/oily skin and unfortunately this doesn’t last on my skin. Which really is a shame because I quite like it otherwise.
Vapour Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation needs a really good shake to make sure everything has blended properly. Once blended the texture reminds me of Georgia Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup, but thicker. It has that unusual oily-powdery texture. I didn’t think my skin would be able to handle the texture initially,but once it dries on the skin I couldn’t feel it. It sets on my skin to a glowing, velvet finish. I really do love the finish of it.
Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation blends seamlessly and flawlessly, as you can see from the photo above. It doesn’t settle into pores or cling to dry patches. Due to the texture though it can crease around the eyes, it’s easy sorted with a wee bit of patting. This foundation does need setting though and wear-time might be improved with primer, but I haven’t tried it with any. I rarely wear primer.
There’s a definite smell to this foundation.That herbal smell that many natural skin care products have. This smell is partly due frankincense and other essential oils in its ingredients.
Organic/Bio Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic/Bio Lecithin, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Essential Oils and Natural Fruit Essences, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)*, Organic/Bio Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil), Organic/Bio Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Flowers) [+/—: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019)]
Once on the skin the smell disappears. As does the foundation after a couple of hours *sad face*. I really am a bit gutted about the longevity of this. It’s such a beautiful finish. It evens out skin tone, provides good medium coverage, and leaves the skin looking healthy. Also, I haven’t experienced any break-outs with this or any other irritation. I think this would probably work best on normal to dry skin. If my skin balances out (and I had the money) I think I would buy a full size of this purely for the finish. I can’t think of any other foundation that looks like this does on my skin. I really would recommend trying a sample of this before buying a full one.
Have you tried this brand? What do you think of it?