I don’t know about you guys, but lately I’ve been on a complete natural and organic kick. not so much the things that I’ve been putting into my body (which is bad..), but rather the substances I’ve been experimenting with on the outside. I absolutely love having the opportunity to try out various new beauty products, with the hope of finding a holy grail item once every blue moon. that being said, I think it’s time for another makeup review.
a brand that has recently snuck it’s way into my makeup routine is Vapour Beatuy. I love everything about their philosophy, ingredients and products. Vapour keeps everything from their foundations down to their nail polish pure and safe to use, containing no harmful chemicals. they also support no animal testing, save the bunnies! and their beauty creations are always made in the USA (a HUGE plus in my book). along with all of these wonderful qualities, the company manages to concoct magnificent makeup, filled with high pigmentation and smooth application. since I thoroughly adore Vapour, I would compare their quality to that of MAC and Tarte.
Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss:
Everything about the elixir gloss is delightful. the applicator used is one of my favorites, with a small brush head perfect for that precise lip line. the formula is not sticky whatsoever, but the slightest bit runny (still manageable though). it stays looking fabulous for multiple hours and keeps your lips hydrated with it’s moisture-lock technology. I did not see an extreme difference regarding the plumping aspect, but it was just enough for me since I already have larger lips.
the color I received was in flirt, which I am head-over-heels for. it supplies a simple enhancement to your natural lip color, my favorite type of nude. all in all, I found it is an amazing product that I would have no problem repurchasing and I can’t wait to try more colors.
along with everything I just mentioned, if you buy the elixir plumping lip gloss in honor 100% of the proceeds will go towards breast cancer research. this company is outstanding, I love how they support good causes.
when I first encountered the lipstick I was gifted I was a bit skeptical of the darkness of the shade. only since I don’t normally wear deep tones, I tend to keep it more natural. once I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and give the lip color a try I absolutely fell in love with it and began wearing it almost daily.
a great quality the lipstick holds is it’s buildableness (or however you would say that). I started with one layer, and when I felt that wasn’t the darkness I wanted for the day, I built it up to my liking until I reached the color in the stick. it makes it very versatile and appropriate for both a more formal look or an everyday casual one.
Magnetic is a beautiful color for the fall and winter if you are looking for a bold lip. it won me over, despite the fact that I rarely wear dark lipstick.
the only (partial) downside to this makeup product is that it slightly sinks into fine lines and creases in the lips. no, it is not drying in any way, shape or form; even coming from me who possesses extremely dry lips. just tends to accentuate some divots.
I entirely enjoyed this product, no doubt.
and one of the best traits of the lipstick is if you purchase it in courage 30% of the proceeds will go directly to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund; another reason to indulge in Vapour Beauty products.
Vernissage 3-Free Nail Lacquer:
looking at the website, I realize the 3-Free polish is not sold anymore, instead they have made it 5-Free which to me doesn’t seem any different. maybe just an enhanced formula is all, but I’m not sure.
however, I think this product is spectacular. I’ve repainted my nails with it twice already and each time it grows on me more and more. it glides on smooth like butter, it is very opaque (I only needed two coats for a perfect shade), it has a very nice sheen and it lasts for nearly a week (even on me, who is constantly doing rough work with my hands).
the packaging is sleek and classic, something I look for in my collection since nowadays it’s hard to find simplicity. you can definitely tell the nail polish is well-made from it’s heaviness and design.
I have been wearing the color Mischief, which, sadly, is not sold any longer on their website. it is a perfect purplish-gray shade, unlike any I’ve ever owned before. I adore it for the colder months of the year, but I could also see myself wearing it in every season. this lacquer is probably my favorite product I was gifted, and I cannot wait to stock up on multiple colors.
I hope you all enjoyed another product review on a brand I have recently come to love. I was sponsored to make this post, but all opinions are 100% honest and my own. what are some of your favorite organic/natural makeup and beauty brands?
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