Images: The Detox Market
After trying out Vapour’s Halo Illuminator last year, I’d been wanting to dive deeper into their gorgeous collection of natural, organic makeup for some time. Today, I’m happy to share my latest discovery from their multi-use selection of products – Vapour’s Aura Multi Use Blush Sticks.
Vapour Aura Multi Use Blushes
Although they are commonly referred to as Aura Multi Use Blushes, these versatile sticks can be used on pretty much any area of the face to add color or radiance, including the cheeks, lips, and eyes. They also come in three variations – each with different finishes and intensities – including:
- Classic – fresh, bright shades / adds a sheer wash of color and a subtle sheen
- Stain – deep, bold shades / adds an intense wash of color in a matte finish
- Radiant – lighter, shimmery shades / highlights with a touch of color
Most impressively, Vapour’s Aura Multi Use Blushes contain 100% natural ingredients, of which, 70% are organic. At their base sits organic sunflower seed oil, organic beeswax, and organic castor seed oil, making them particularly great for those of us with dry skin – they literally melt into the skin, while adding an extra dose of hydration. The sticks are also infused with Vapour’s signature ‘Herbal Enlightenment Complex’ – made up of frankincense, tulsi and lotus – which helps to soothe, calm and protect skin.
I wanted to experiment with a few different shades and finishes to start out, so I picked up some samples from The Detox Market, including two Radiant highlighter shades (Foxy and Mystic) and two Classic blush shades (Virtue and Artemis)…
Vapour Aura Multi Use Blush Review
The Vapour Aura Multi Use Classic version, for starters, is quite literally the perfect formula for a classic, everyday look. They provide a sheer wash of color, along with a soft satin finish thanks to ultra-fine (and nearly imperceptible) mica particles. Once set, they work almost like stains (you need to do a lot of rubbing to get them to disappear completely) and hence, last for hours.
The Radiant version provides an equally beautiful wash of sheer color when built up, only they’re topped with a heavy dose of ultra-fine mica along with some larger specks of shimmer. On the skin, this translates to an instant glow, with sparkles noticeable at about a conversational distance away.
Swatches from top to bottom:
- Vapour Aura Multi Use Classic in Virtue (a soft rose)
- Vapour Aura Multi Use Classic in Artemis (a mid-tone berry)
- Vapour Aura Multi Use Radiant in Mystic (a cool pink with pale blue shimmer)
- Vapour Aura Multi Use Radiant in Foxy (a lilac with gold, silver, and pink shimmer)
Both the Classic and the Radiant versions have the same creamy-smooth texture that warms on contact with the skin and blends in beautifully for a seamless, even, natural-looking finish. And because they’re not super oily or slippery, they last all day on my cheeks (even as my skin gets oilier as the day goes on).
In the photos above, I’m wearing Vapour Aura Multi Use Radiant in Foxy on the tops of my cheeks, brow bone, and over my powder eyeshadow. Built up, its cool lilac base is more noticeable, but blended out, the shimmer takes center stage and creates a neutral-toned glowy, almost strobe-like effect – very pretty, but a little intense. If you’re not a fan of having a little shimmer on your skin, I’d recommend trying out Vapour’s Halo Illuminator instead – it creates a much more natural-looking soft satin sheen.
I’m also wearing Vapour Aura Multi Use Classic in Artemis, sheered out on the cheeks and layered up on the lips. I’m absolutely loving this shade – it creates a gorgeous, natural, lit-from-within flush. I could see this working for all skin tones and depths since it’s fairly neutral-toned and can be built up (like in the swatch up above) or sheered out (like how I’m wearing it here).
Have you tried makeup from Vapour Organic Beauty?