Picked up this Vapour organic beauty foundation stick from Nourished Life about 2 weeks ago – I actually tried out a sample before and was quite pleased so decided to go ahead and buy the full size.
The shade I purchased was 135, definitely not my base shade but my intention was to find a contouring product that wouldn’t be too cool toned and grey on the skin so instead of buying a contouring product which could run the risk of being the incorrect shade for my skin tone, I bought a foundation several shades darker. The reason why I chose a stick instead of liquid form was that the stick foundation will have a stronger gripping power on the base foundation.
RRP $63 AUD
The packaging does not produce a highend look or feel. I was surprised at how soft the cardboard box packaging was. Upon further inspection, I found that the inner & outer packaging is recyclable and that the packaging is made with wind power – there’s so many eco-friendly processes involved in the product, I feel less guilty for purchasing this! I recently had a realisation that so many prepackaged snacks and takeaway snacks use nonrecyclable packaging/ there’s not that many bins around that have a separate one for recycling and that was very problematic as I tend to snack a lot during uni as we stay at uni before and past class times due to the amount of groupwork that needs to be done – in a nutshell, I’m attempting to cull back the amount of unnecessary plastic/ and non-recyclables I use from food consumption.
Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mica, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Solanum Lycopersicon (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Gum Oil, Eriocephalus Punctulatus (Cape Camomile) Oil, Wildcrafted Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Gum, Organic Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Organic Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Leaf Extract, Canarium Luzonicum (Elemi) Gum Nonvolatiles, Pogostemon Cablin Oil [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)]
It contains beeswax so it’s not Vegan.
The downside with organic makeup products is that the formula is generally subpar compared against non-organic makeup products. Hence, I opted to trial a sample before making a decision as to whether I would be purchasing. At first glance, this foundation stick seems pricey at $63 AUD, it stands near the price of NARS and such foundations so it would be risky not to try a sample before purchasing.
However, it did not disappoint though the actual full sized product is more stiff than the sample and requires warming up from my fingers (I use my fourth finger to apply this foundation) in order to draw colour out and cleanly blend it into the areas I want contoured.
In terms of scent, it has a light pleasant scent that does not smell artificial or repelling. There’s no added fragrance/parfum in the ingredients list which means that it should be pretty non-irritable/ however if you know you may have a reaction to organic ingredients, it’s best to always do a test patch beforehand.
It’s slightly orange toned which is ideal for my base shade as I am yellow toned with the usual redness in the common areas around the nose and a bit on the cheeks and thus wear a yellow based foundation.
I’d definitely repurchase as this foundation stick is effective as a contouring product for me. On top of that, their commitment to environmentally processes as well as packaging really won me over. I’m keen to try out their other products and I wish that more of their range was stocked – they sell a makeup remover on their domestic website.
Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!