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A Makeup Novice Gets A Vapour Makeover
By Ashleigh Beyer, Vapour BlogGirl
8/7/2014


I have a confession to make. I don’t usually wear makeup. I'm a yoga girl and makeup has never been my thing. I wore it in sixth grade when acne showed, but as soon as it cleared up so did my interest in makeup. When I studied theatre in school I had to get help putting it on, especially eyeliner. I don’t know how people do it, applying eyeliner is one of the all-time hardest things for me.

I’m a novice! I wanted to learn more about Vapour products.

Good news: If you’re brand new to makeup or if you’re just new to Vapour, Vapour can help. On Vapour’s home page there’s a button called Free Shade Consultation, click it to hook up with a Vapour Beauty Expert. Upload a selfie, answer a few easy questions about your skin and before you know it you’ll receive an email from a friendly Vapour Beauty Expert suggesting products and shades that are just right for you. A Sample Kit, with five sample swatches of your choosing can be yours for just $15 plus shipping. Easy.

My Vapour Beauty Expert selected the right shades for me but I am such a beginner that I needed someone to walk me through application once, maybe twice, before I felt I could start using the stuff. Lo and behold, there is a Step by Step guide included in the sample kit, with, yep, you guessed it, step-by-step instructions. 

The Step by Step is super clear. It demonstrates five easy steps. The “Prime and Perfect” phase with Stratus Instant Skin Perfector, then Atmosphere Foundation, then if you so choose, conceal and contour. Followed by Aura Multi-Use Blush, which the Beauty Expert recommends you put on your chin for a “pulled together” look as well as on your lips. Somehow, even though I’ve never put blush on my chin before, it makes total sense. The next step is the Mesmerize Eye Color, which actually does do just what the Beauty Expert says it will do: It adds dimension. Then I top the whole thing off with Elixir Plumping Gloss in Trust 317 (my lucky number). 



Thanks to the super clear instructions, it all went well! And the big deal for me: it didn’t take long at all.

My favorite part is: I can’t tell I’m wearing makeup, like, my skin doesn’t really feel different, maybe a little softer, and actually I don’t think I look all that different either, which I like. The next day (I know! I did it again the next day, and the day after that too!) a friend said I looked more "polished," which I agreed with, and I liked.

I had a few questions like, what do people with bangs do? Do they put makeup on underneath their bangs…even if it might never show? Or do they leave it naked? I think I look nice and I think my makeup experiment is going well, but I’m not 100% sure because I just used my fingers to put everything on. “Maybe if I was more legit,” I thought to myself, “I’d have brushes or something, and maybe if I had brushes or something, I’d look even better.” 

My questions were answered when I went to the factory where Vapour is made and had a makeover session with Vapour Co-Founder Krysia Boinis. Yes, people with bangs do put makeup on under bangs. And no, I’m not weird for not using brushes. In fact, Vapour does not sell you a bunch of utensils, and they won’t. Vapour is designed to be applied directly from the applicator (often a “stick”) or with your fingers. 

Krysia assured me that we’re not just using our fingers “cuz we’re a bunch of girls rolling around in the dirt in Taos, New Mexico,” but because fingers are better tools than brushes. First of all, Vapour is committed to being an ethical and sustainable company and does everything they can to minimize their environmental footprint. Brushes, applicators and other makeup tools are often made out of non-recyclable plastic and end up in landfills. Also, brushes are hard to clean and are often the dirtiest thing in the makeup drawer. Chances are good your hands and fingers are cleaner, not to mention they’re incredibly dexterous. The original celebrity makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin preferred to use his fingers to apply makeup because they blend so well and can access small places on the face like creases around the eyes. Krysia also de-mystified applying eyeliner. Krysia suggests rather than drawing a straight line, to “sketch” by applying a series of tiny dots along the lash line. Fabulous.

Although Krysia applied more makeup on me than I ever would have on my own, my skin felt light after my big makeover, yes, even dewy. Will I start doing this makeup stuff everyday now on my own? Honestly, no, there’s just too many other things I’d rather do. But for birthday parties, weddings and date nights, absolutely I will. And I know I’ll feel better about myself, and more “polished” for it.

 




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On 9/3/2014 Anusha wrote:

lovely post..bookmarked



On 9/3/2014 Anusha wrote:

awww could not make it to 20 ..i heard it on facebook..goodies or no goodies love following you



On 9/2/2014 Tracy wrote:

For a natural look, Vapour is the best! Ashleigh looks great!! Heard about this post on Facebook.



On 9/2/2014 lisa hawkes wrote:

heard about this from fb thanks!


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On 9/2/2014 Trish wrote:

Love your products- they are the best!!


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On 9/2/2014 Laurie Kauffman wrote:

I heard about this from the Vapour Organic Beauty Facebook page.


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On 9/2/2014 Laurie Kauffman wrote:

I heard about this from the Vapour Organic Beauty Facebook page.


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On 9/2/2014 Rebecca JH wrote:

Love the simple polished look!!! FB!!



On 9/2/2014 heather reilly wrote:

oh i don't think i am in the top 20 either, but i read about your company after having had cancer...i was looking for chemical free alternatives...so love your line!!


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On 9/2/2014 Dacia wrote:

Heard about it on Facebook



On 9/2/2014 Billie James wrote:

i dont think im in the top 20 but your blog is great, heard about it on fb!



On 9/2/2014 Robin wrote:

A goodie bag to try Vapour would be awesome! Found this via Facebook.



On 9/2/2014 ginger wrote:

I saw this on vapour's Facebook page!



On 9/2/2014 Alex wrote:

I like your blush so much. Facebook fan and saw link to this post :)



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On 9/2/2014 Jennifer hawkes wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Lynn wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Jen wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Gaiti F/ wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Courtney Alexander wrote:

Vapour foundation is an essential! I will never use anything else. It makes my skin so soft and luminous. I heard about this on Facebook!



On 9/2/2014 Nina Rowan wrote:

I heard about your bloog on Facebook. I've wanted to try Vapour forever!



On 9/2/2014 Kristina Moya wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Megan wrote:

Amazing! I would love to try!



On 9/2/2014 lynn wrote:

I can relate to this. Thank you rot the tips. Saw on Facebook.



On 9/2/2014 Gabrielle Pine wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Abigail Wharrie wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Annalyse Wharrie wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Annalyse Wharrie wrote:

I heard about this blog from Facebook. Vapour provides beautiful coverage, love the colors! Vapour is awesome



On 9/2/2014 Annalyse Wharrie wrote:

I heard about this blog from Facebook. Vapour provides beautiful coverage, love the colors! Vapour is awesome



On 9/2/2014 Tess wrote:

I learned about the giveaway on Facebook. I've always love organic cosmetics and only use natural and organisation cosmetics.



On 9/2/2014 Tess wrote:

I heard about the a give away on Facebook. I'd love to try your highly raves lipstics.



On 9/2/2014 Megan roberts wrote:

Loved the sample kit and I love even more that there are no special brushes or sponges to buy and keep clean.



On 9/2/2014 Katie wrote:

Beautiful!! I heard about this via Facebook!



On 9/2/2014 Shenoa Riegel wrote:

I love vapour makeup as well. I didn't used to wear makeup except for special days but it is so light and blends in beautifully I find myself putting it on daily. Saw this link on Facebook.



On 9/2/2014 Stephanie Harris wrote:

You and Vapour make it look so easy. I am not a serious make up girl either. I like the natural look. This is a gorgeous look. I saw the post on FB. Love using my fingers for brushes. Nice idea. :)You look polished and gorgeous.



On 9/2/2014 Stephanie Harris wrote:

You and Vapour make it look so easy. I am not a serious make up girl either. I like the natural look. This is a gorgeous look. I saw the post on FB. Love using my fingers for brushes. Nice idea. :)You look polished and gorgeous.



On 9/2/2014 Stephanie Harris wrote:

You and Vapour make it look so easy. I am not a serious make up girl either. I like the natural look. This is a gorgeous look. I saw the post on FB. Love using my fingers for brushes. Nice idea. :)



On 9/2/2014 Natalia Reynolds wrote:

I heard about it on Facebook. Love the products that I have tried so far =)



On 9/2/2014 Lisa wrote:

I just started wearing Vapour because of rosacea. I love it too. Just the right amount of coverage :) Facebook!



On 9/2/2014 Jennifer Paxton wrote:

Heard about the blog on Facebook. I love their products!



On 9/2/2014 Lisa wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Candice wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 Miriam wrote:

Beautiful Ashleigh! I agree that you look 'polished' but still like yourself. Lovely.

I heard about the giveaway on Facebook.




On 9/2/2014 Paige wrote:

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On 9/2/2014 clara wrote:

I heard about the giveaway on facebook! I never tried your products! :)



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On 9/2/2014 Ashley Wasnick wrote:

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On 8/17/2014 Miquela wrote:

Beautiful Ashleigh...you look bright and youthful with your Vapour on!



On 8/17/2014 Miquela wrote:

Beautiful Ashleigh...you look bright and youthful with your Vapour on!



On 8/13/2014 Ashleigh wrote:

MY JOY! I had a really great time and I've stayed true to my plan of wearing Vapour for special occasions and it makes those occasions feel even more special.


Ashleigh
http://www.beyerbest.com

On 8/12/2014 krysia wrote:

Thanks so much for being an awesome sport and trying out the beauty expert program, a sample kit and full makeover with me. I hope other makeup newbies take the opportunity to treat themselves to a vapour makeover with help from the vapour beauty experts.


krysia
http://Po Box 2398 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87571


   
 
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