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The Vapour Theory of Colour
By Kristine Keheley, Co-Founder and Formulator
9/20/2013  
"As Vapour’s formulator I have a unique perspective on what differentiates Vapour’s use of colour from every other cosmetics line on the market." Colour is personal and emotional. We are as exquisitely affected by the tonal shifts in a painting as our other senses blossom under the touch of our beloved, or are awakened by the opening chords of a meaningful piece of music. When our team conceived Vapour in the late summer of 2008, I originally wanted our name to be Colour Theory. It seemed to me that an understandin ... read more



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The Art of Making Cosmetics
By Kristine Keheley, Co-Founder and Formulator
8/6/2009  
Composing a product formula is a lot like making art. I start with an inspiration based on ingredients I want to use, or an effect I want to create, or a specific skin or beauty issue that is intriguing to solve. When I paint, I start with an idea, or a feeling, or a sense memory and then make my moves very intuitively but also with great awareness. Any kind of design is usually as interesting as its constraints. In cosmetics, using an organic formulary and an anhydrous format limits my "palette" in challenging ways. I sometimes feel like I'm ... read more



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