Based on the website's description of the color choices, I went with S125. I'm around NC25/NC30 in coloring and this color was described as a medium warm shade with yellow undertone. Sounds perfect!
WRONG! It was so orange. I applied it once, while I was at home and never left the house, just to see if I could make the color work by blending into my skin but uhhhh, no. I also hate the formulation. it applied patchy and dry.
I absolutely hate this foundation. I've spent $17.30 on 5 generous samples (Sephora sized) and this is the worst money spent because I cannot even use these samples. It is extremely oily and tacky, it just never dries out on your face, it just sits on top of your skin and if you even slightly touch your face it wipes off. Because it is super oily (imagine applying olive oil all over your face oily) it causes breakouts. Don't even get me started on the scent - plain disgusting, it smells like went bad broccoli oil or patchouli. I usually don't mind smell in skincare or cosmetics as long as it's a pleasant one.
If after all this you still want to try this out let me give you some tips on colors as they are much darker than what you would expect from the web description.
S090 = NW15, s100 = NW17, s110 = NW20 all with strong pink undertones
s115 = NW/NC25 with neutral undertone
This foundation can only work for someone with super and I mean super dry skin.
BTW my skin is combination and I am NW15, the 1st color was not a bad color choice.
I hope this helps.
I tried this product in a salon and fell in love with it, based on the sample they gave me. My skin never looked so good. I thought I had finally found the perfect product for my dull, sensitive skin. But the I ordered it. They changed the scent and apparently the salon I went to had a sample of the old scent, which was quite nice. The new scent is horrible. My husband said I smelled awful. It gave me a terrible headache and I had to wash it off. What a shame! I thought I had found a great product after years of searching. Vapour....PLEASE change the scent! I want to order this again!
I have been using this product since 2010 and really loved it. I just purchased it again straight from Vapour's web site and was shocked to find that they changed the scent of the product. It used to have a really nice fruity smell. Now it reeks of musty mold. Really horrible. After contacting their customer service (thinking there was a problem with what I ordered), they replied that "We have modified our scent by removing the citrus component for International compliance". So if you liked the previous fruity smell, watch out! I see another review that likens the smell to patchouli and that's pretty accurate (thought they didn't seem to mind it as much as I did). If it wasn't for the smell, I would be giving this product a 4 or 5. But with the moldy smell, I've found it 100% unusable. What a shame!
Let me start by saying that this review is based solely on samples. Also, to be completely fair, I did not wear them over my entire face (just chin, & some spot areas on my cheeks & forehead).
I wanted to write something anyway to give folks an idea before they spend $15 for 3 small foundation colors, & a tiny pat of concealer & lipstick.
My first impression of the foundation was that the colors were darker than online, & they separated. I chalked this up to settling in transit, & that the foundation is primarily oil based, but upon vigorous shaking, stirring with a q-tip, & even my finger....I could still see separation.
Upon application it seemed to be better, but I wasn't a huge fan of the texture either. I don't like matte foundation, or overtly dewy. This falls in-between, but seemed kinda heavy & like it wouldn't blend well.
The concealer was ok. I applied it in larger areas than the foundation actually, but it broke me out. I imagine it was the castor oil...
To Vapour's credit, the sample pack came with a color guide, and even an "how-to" sheet for a full makeup look.
I know people love this line, & because I didn't give it a full trial, I still gave it a couple lippies. However, for such an expensive foundation, I can't see myself purchasing the full sizes based on the samples.
I love this foundation. Took a chance and ordered online and am pleased the color I picked is a very good match. If you go to the Vapour Organic Beauty website they give good descriptions and show model's also to give you an idea. My skin looks hydrated and smooth as silk even though I have pores on the larger size. It is pricey but worth it. Comes in a hygenic pump bottle. I have normal to dry "mature" skin. My coloring is nc/nw20 for reference. The color I picked is 115 (maybe a tad dark, but blends beautifully).
If I could use only one word to describe this product, it would be "Wow". This is the only foundation that I have ever tried in my life that actually makes my skin look good even without wearing it. What I mean is that with other foundations, liquid or mineral, my skin looked like a wreck when I wasn't wearing it. Vapour Organic's Soft Focus foundation is incredibly lightweight, it doesn't feel like I am "caked on" with makeup when I wear it. The finish is slightly dewy, but the website describes the finish as "satin". The smell is a bit like patchouli, which I don't mind. I am medium olive/tan. I actually bought two shades, the s125 and the s135. I use the s125 all over my face, then use the s135 as a subtle bronzer since it's slightly more golden than. The result is a clear complexion with a healthy glow. It is on expensive the expensive side ($48) but I don't use much product when I apply it, so it will probably last for a while. Another thing is I have extremely sensitive skin (eczema/ acne prone), and I have not had any problems with irritation or breaking out. I definitely plan on repurchasing!
I would be a customer for life, if only they had a better range of colors for fair skin. Usually people complaint about oily appearance and making their pores look bigger, mine is only about color. I tried 115 and 125 both are supposed to be on the yellow side, but really aren't. They're just too damn orange/pink. I know fair skin appears more pink (cool), but in some cases that is due to it's undertone or rosacea. Everything is more noticeable on fair/light skin like acne or broken capillaries, that doesn't mean you need pink or orange toned foundation. If I put 115 on my face it looks pinkysh orange and the rest of my body is light golden yellow. So please Vapour, make one very light yellow version of this otherwise heaven in a bottle and I promise, I won't buy anything else ...ever again.
I am in love with this foundation! Itís funny I never used to wear liquid foundation until I tried this.. I have oily and acne prone skin so I was too afraid to use anything creamy or liquid base makeup, but after hearing about the vapour organic beauty products and how they only use 70% organic ingredients and 30% natural minerals & vitamins I had to try it. I'm glad I did! My skins is reacting better than any mineral powder I used before and trust me I used so many different kinds.. It covers my redness and it looks flawless.. I realized that the main reason I was breaking out was because I was using the wrong products that had harmful ingredients. So if you have acne prone skin I recommend to research the products you are using and find out what ingredients they have that are making you break out.. continued >>
I got a sample of the Soft Focus for fun when I was trying out the Luminous formulation. I didn't want to like it because of how expensive it is but...I like it more than Luminous. Not by a lot, but enough.
I sampled it in shade 115, and it's a pretty good match. I think I need to try 110 before I commit to one shade or another because, like Luminous 115, I think it makes my face look pink, which is bizarre. I'm probably the only person who notices, though.
This provides light coverage with fingertip application, which I appreciate. It diffuses my red cheeks wonderfully, and I can use it in my t-zone without turning into an oily mess (not the case for Luminous). I feel less comfortable wearing this without powder than with Luminous, and I feel like I have to use a bit more, but they both accomplish similar things. This feels like less make-up than Luminous to me, and it's definitely better for summer.
Smells pretty good, doesn't settle into lines or pores, stays put through the work day...this is a good foundation. Be warned that samples of this are a mess, though; they come in a little paint pot and the oil in this product just sweats through the packaging. You can mix it back in, but it is a little gross.
I haven't committed to it, but it's still an option.