I really hated this foundation. i ordered number 135 which i thought would work with my tanned skin with yellow undertones. It pretty muck looks as if i had painted my face bright orange for halloween as part of a pumpkin costume, not for use in public at all. And the smell!It was the most lingering moldy rotten smell possible. Just stay away from this product, its money down the drain!
For my combination skin with medium pores and little wrinkles, this product works well. I agree with others that the coverage is minimal unless you dab on additional layers of the product. For best results, dot miniscule amount of the product onto your skin, then spread with your fingers. The heat will literally melt the liquid (which has a thick consistency) into the skin.
I do not think that a close up view of my face improves with the use of this foundation, but from double the arms length distance, my face glows and looks more even than before.
The scent is patchouli like, and makes me think of a good old organic food co-op. I think the old scent (fruitier) was much nicer, but if changing the scent helps the company export the product, be it so.
Color match was good - especially because it is so sheer. I am usually a light to medium, and I purchased the S123 - light/medium skin with neutral/yellow/olive undertone. I tan easily, and this color is a good match for my Winter pale complexion.
The skin felt bare and weightless the whole day without getting dry nor oily. If you're curious, I suggest you first try the samples from the website ($15 for five sample, I think) and see if this would work for your skin.
I've tried a lot of natural, organic type foundations and this foundation is in my opinion one of the best ones in the market. It is expensive...however, when i look at the ingredients, i can see why it is priced at that price point. I wish they had more colors for darker tones. it seems there are lots of shades of beige and not enough shades of brown, since for example there is such a big difference between 130 and 160 and not as much of a difference in 100 and 125. However, this is a problem with many of the major cosmetic companies.
The good thing about this foundation is that it is sheer, leaves a bit of a glow to your face and people cant tell that you are wearing foundation. But the downside of that is, if you have blemishes/dark marks, they will not be hidden. I personally dont mind this because i like more of a natural face, but if you like your face to be beat to perfection, this is probably not the foundation for you.
I feel very mixed about this product. My skin type -- acne-prone, oily, yet easily dried-out.
pros: It really does impart a beautiful, lit-from-within glow to the skin without being at all shiny. It feels nice to apply and does not seem to clog my pores or cause breakouts. Blends well with natural skin color even though it isn't a precise match (I'm pale but not quite porcelain and have neutral undertones. I have S115.)
cons: If I don't set it with a powder it comes off too easily. But when I set it with a powder much of a lit-from-within glow subsides, which somewhat defeats the purpose of using this precise foundation. Even though it blends well I would prefer a closer match to my natural skin. The one I have is too pinky for me, but I'm not pale enough to bump up to the more porcelain shade. If I put on only a little my moisture level is just right but the coverage is only light, whereas I want medium. If I put on enough to give medium coverage I tend to get too oily.
Bottom line: I think this product would be great for someone who tends to stay very dry all the time or someone who's a little oilier but who barely wants any coverage. My skin is weird and gets either oily or dry (I've been working on balancing my hormones for years!) I don't plan to re-purchase it for now because I don't think it's giving me quite what my skin needs, but as I test out other natural foundation options I will consider repurchasing in the future if I don't find one I like more. The ingredients are great and the formula quality is clearly very high. I would definitely recommend to others with more suitable skin types.
Related note - the packaging is good functionally speaking, but a little on the tacky side for an expensive (for my budget) product. I'd much rather that companies spend their money on great formulations than packaging so it doesn't bother me, but Vapour Markets the brand as a luxurious line without providing luxurious packaging. I mention this only because some customers care deeply about packaging look/feel.
This is without a doubt the OILIEST product I have ever used! For a company that does not sell powder this is just ridiculous. I did my research and this is is supposed to be the most amazing all natural, product out there with rave reviews from Jessica Alba, Kimberly Snyder, Prevention Magazine and numorous natural beauty websites. It's supposed to be full coverage but It just slides all over your face right off problem areas and right into wrinkles! At $50 + shipping someone should warn you! When I have used a high quality powder(Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Pure Minerals) with it I was constantly re-applying and it still looked disgusting (& the amount of powder I have to use clogs my pores and breaks me out). Also, the oder process took forever because they were always out of stock and never contacted me as promised when the product finally became available. I was so excited to order this but I could not be more disappointed with Vapour Organic Beauty and Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation.
I have been looking for an organic, all natural makeup line for a while now. I was using 100% pure but they are never in stock so I am now looking for another. I chose the soft focus foundation because it said it was for combination or oily skin and I have combination, but some spots are VERY oily.
I started with their primer the Stratus Instant Skin Perfector. This foundation felt really nice going on, however, almost immediately after it was like I could feel a layer on top of my skin. It also caked a bit after putting translucent powder over it. It made my dry areas of my face dryer and looked cracked. I don't have many wrinkles (I'm only 29), however the little fine ones that I do have were more prominent. It also has this terrible smell (perfume) that would not go away all day.
The only positive think about this foundation is that it did not make me break out and it made my skin feel sort of soft, but that could have been the primer. I would not purchase again. Actually, I will not use it again.
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!