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Natural Makeup for Asian Skin
By Nina Vigil, Social Media Specialist
Finding the right makeup for Asian skin can be tricky. And when it comes to choosing a natural makeup the options can be very limited. Whether the complexion is fair, medium, or dark, Asian skin tones can look somewhat sallow. Some women try color-correct sallow skin by lightening the complexion using a lighter foundation shade than their skin tone. Others try to balance the yellow by selecting a pinker shade of foundation. Both of these methods tend to create an unnatural mask-like look and are considered outdated solutions. For a fresh, new ... read more

Tags: Natural Makeup, Asian Skin
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Paraben Free Cosmetics: What You Need to Know
By Krysia, Vapour Co-Founder and CEO
Parabens are synthetic preservatives (methylparaben, propylparaben, isoparaben, and butylparaben) that easily and cheaply preserve personal care products for up to 2 years. Parabens can be found in every sort of personal care product including color cosmetics, skin care, deodorant, and hair care. The problem with parabens is that they are absorbed in to the skin and accumulate in the body. This build up of parabens in the body can increase our “toxic-load” and may contribute to disease. Parabens may cause skin irritation, influence ... read more

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Be Good to Yourself and Your Unborn Baby; Safe Makeup for Pregnancy
By Kristine Rippel, Vapour Wholesale Account Manager
A baby growing in the womb ingests everything the mother consumes. Including, but not limited to, what the mother puts on her skin, face, hair and nails. The body does a great job of protecting the fetus by filtering bacteria and germs through the placenta but there are some cosmetic ingredients that can make their way through to the developing fetus.  Salicylic Acid, Retinol A, Parabens, Phathalates, Benzoyl Peroxide, Accutane, Hydrocortison, Lead and Dioxane are found in most traditional cosmetic brands and can be harmful to the unborn, ... read more

Tags: Safe Makeup, Pregnancy, Unborn Baby
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Organic Lipstick: You Are What You Eat!
By Nina Vigil, Social Media Specialist
We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat” and, as far as food is concerned, most people are taking a closer look at what they consume every day. Yet very few women consider that the lipstick they wear is ingested just as food is. Some statistics say that 3 to 7 pounds of lipstick may be consumed by the average woman in her lifetime, depending on how often she re-applies. That’s as much as five pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! In addition to the usual lineup of chemicals and toxins present in most c ... read more

Tags: organic lipstick, all-natural lipstick, safe lipstick, non-toxic lipstick
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Face Primer For All Skin Types
By Vapour Organic Beauty
Why use a primer? Think of our skin as a canvas and primer as a tool that evens out the canvas, readying it for makeup application. Vapour’s Stratus Instant Skin Perfector, in both Luminous and Soft Focus formulas, contains a blend of powerful plant botanicals and skin nourishing ingredients that improves the appearance and texture of your skin. Stratus contains Vapour’s Light Reflective Technology, which immediately perfects the appearance of your skin— you immediately appear younger and refreshed. (Many of our fans wear S ... read more

Tags: primer, makeup application, foundation
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A Letter from Eric Sakas introducing Vapour Organic Beauty
By Eric Sakas
I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have worked with some of the most innovative visionaries in the beauty industry. When I moved to New York back in the late 80s a good friend of mine from Pittsburgh said that I needed to meet a friend of his who was a really talented makeup artist.  I took it with a grain of salt and said that I would look him up but never did. It was a few years later upon that friend’s visit that my life would change in a New York minute. He introduced me to Kevyn Aucoin at a downtown restaurant and ... read more

Tags: Eric, Kevyn Aucoin, Cristina Carlino, Liza Minnelli
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The Art of Making Cosmetics
By Kristine Keheley, Co-Founder and Formulator
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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