An Instagram Filter for Your Skin: Vapour Organic Beauty

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Photo: Hannah Reynolds

 It’s that time of year.  Our summer glow is gone, and we feel like our skin needs a little help.  We break out our primer, foundation, blush, highlighter, anything to give us a boost, am I right?  I always end up reaching for Vapour Organic Beauty this time of year. (I actually wrote a similar post exactly a year ago, which is so strange, but I guess it at least proves I’m telling the truth!)  I love the fact that their makeup can also be used as skincare, and that it is more moisturizing than most brands.  Beauty Heroes has launched a quarterly Makeup Hero Selection, and founder Jeannie Jarnot and I must be on the same page, because she chose Vapour Organics for this season’s offering!

Vapour Organic Beauty’s Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfector is like an Instagram Filter for your skin, and it is definitely the only natural primer that I’ve found so far that’s truly effective.  (Conventional primers are awesome – if you have a photoshoot, if you’re getting married, etc. but when worn on a daily basis they wreak havoc on your skin.)  Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfector is a lightweight, non-comedogenic liquid that goes on clear, leaving a weightless, velvety finish.  Reflective mica brightens the complexion and softens lines and dark spots while organic pumpkin seed oil, tomato leaf extract, elderberry, papaya, myrrh, lotus leaf extract, camellia oil and holy basil moisturize and provide active anti-aging qualities.  (For those with combo-oily skin like me, you won’t need a moisturizer, but if you have drier skin, it layers well over both serums and creams.)    While Stratus comes in 3 shades, the most universal is s904.  I was skeptical that it would work on my skin tone, as I’m more olive than pink, but I was surprised by how well it neutralized both my “red” areas (around the nose and chin) and “sallow” areas (around the eyes).  If you love primers and BB creams, but haven’t found a natural replacement, this product is a must-try.

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This Makeup Hero Selection comes with 2 sidekicks: Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi-use Stick in Eros, and Clarity Eye Makeup Remover and Oil Cleanser.  I’ve always loved Vapour’s Multi-Use Sticks.  They provide a sheer, buildable, rosy glow, and the color options are SO good.  Eros is a sexy mauve with a deep pink undertone and truly works well on all skin tones.  Also, unlike many other cream blushes, this one really is moisturizing enough to wear on the lips as well.  I think you’ll be hooked after you try this formula.  Clarity is USDA Organic Certified, and is one of Vapour’s best sellers.


This Makeup Hero Selection is elective (meaning it is available as a one-time purchase; you don’t have to subscribe to Beauty Heroes to get in on the deal).  The total value of this selection is $101, but Beauty Heroes is offering it for $45!  And, if you are a member, you get a 15% discount on top of that, making the price on $38.25.  So, to say that this is a great deal is an understatement.  You can purchase the Makeup Hero Selection here, and you can subscribe to Beauty Heroes here.  Remember, members get 15% off everything, everyday in the Beauty Heroes Shop.

I can’t wait to hear what you think about this primer!