Monday, 1 April 2013


Good Monday everyone!

Initially planned to give you guys a little April fool post...
Sadly, my brain decided not to be creative (as usual).

So here we go! Vapour Illusionist Concealer!

Image Source: Vapour Organic
Product descriptions: Illusionist quickly and effectively perfects the skin's trouble spots. It covers dark circles and blemishes effortlessly and blends beautifully in combination with all Vapour foundation formulas. 

Illusionist has a high pigment load for areas that need extra coverage. It will not deposit in lines and does not clog pores. Illusionist's light touch instantly gives the skin a healthier and more even appearance. 

Made with 70% Certiied Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins.

All the performance of a professional concealer with none of the chemicals!
  • Moisturizes, brightens complexion
  • Evens skin tone
  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and pores
  • Enhances natural glow
  • Lightweight & breathable
  • Quick and Easy stick application
  • No tools needed; blends beautifully into the skin with fingertips
Ingredients: Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Essential Oils & Natural Fruit Essences, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)*, Organic/Bio Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil), Organic/Bio Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Flowers) [+/=: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019)]

EWG's Skin Deep - Cosmetic Safety Database Rating: 2

My thoughts: A girl never has too many make-ups right? Even though I already had a concealer in my little organic beauty collection, I still decided to get this little beauty. 

vapour organic illusionist concealer
Vapour Organic Illusionist Concealer

I got it in the shade 020 (they have 010 and 030 available), and this is the swatch. 

Apparently, all the numbers ending in 0 (zero) are for pink undertones, and all the numbers ending in 5 (five) are for olive/yellow undertones. Not sure if it applies to the concealers too, but this concealer was more yellow/olive than expected.

OhSudz and Vapour Illusionist comparison

Here's a comparison between the OhSudz (review) and the Vapour concealer. As you can see, the Vapour one is a lot more yellow/olive than the OhSudz one. So if that's the pink undertone's quite...yellowy. The OhSudz one is, according to Gail (the owner of OhSudz) a comparable tone to NC 25/30. 

As you can see, this concealer matches my skin tone a lot (only my hands). Well, my hand is a lot more yellow than my face, and it's a little bit darker, but when applied on my under eye, it gives that little yellow shadow which makes my face look a little bit uneven (especially the eye area). Sadly, I should maybe have gotten the 010 to try. But I'm really not that pale...and 010 is their lightest shade. So from this, I have to say that they don't have a very big range of colors to chose from. 

The product is very creamy and soft. I don't find it oily or dry. And It definitely moisturizes the eye area (well..when applied there).

I guess it covers under eyes darkness well. I don't have much darkness, so it's quite hard for me to tell. But here's a before and after picture.

Before Illusionist
after concealer
Hm~ Pretty good no? Covers pretty well. 

Yes yes...I know I need a better camera....Definitely will get one soon! In about 20-25 days or so. Bare with me for now. 

However, the camera did not catch the color of the concealer, which looked a little too yellow for my skin tone. But apart from the tone, it's a really good concealer.

And below will be a comparison between the OhSudz Concealer and the Vapour Illusionist Concealer.

vapour organic illusionist concealer
Vapour Illusionist Concealer
ohsudz concealer
OhSudz Concealer
I personally think that the OhSudz conceals a bit better than the Vapour one, but both are good! They both have long staying power. However, the Vapour one seems to crease a little faster, and it looks a little bit cakey after a while. 

Apart from the creasing and cakeyness, there's one thing that I really dislike with the Vapour Illusionist concealer...It's the smell. Erg...I don't really know how to describe the smell. Smells like... medicine? Very strong medicine smell. It could be quite unpleasant after a while. And sadly, the smell stays. 

If I get the chance, I would try the 010 shade as 020 seems to be a little too yellow for me. But for now, OhSudz still has my heart. 

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Happy April Fools! Hope you guys got pranked today! 

What's your favorite concealer? Have you tried Illusionist before? What are your thoughts?



  1. This is my new favourite concealer! I've only had it for a couple weeks now, but I love it. It's the first cream concealer I've found that doesn't cake up horribly under my eyes. I'm usually super sensitive to smells, but I haven't noticed any smell with it. I literally just went and sniffed it too...mine totally does not have a strong smell!

    1. Oh! That's so not fair! I don't understand why, but the foundation + concealer all have this awful smell. Especially the foundation. I was unable to wear it on myself...Blerk...I guess each product is different? O.o. boohoo...Well glad you had a nice experience! Because it's definitely a really good concealer ^.^

    2. Weird! Which foundation did you try? I've been using the Atmosphere liquid one the last couple weeks too and I do notice a smell with that one. It's light though and kind of fruity...hasn't been an issue for me.

    3. I got the Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, and the smell was as awful as the concealer. They both had a very strong medicine smell. Not a single hint of fruity smell. If the smell was very light, I wouldn't really mind. But the smell was sooo strong! And the smell would stay there as long as the foundation was on my face. Made me dizzy after a while.

  2. hi there sweetie
    I tried this concealer but was too dark for me and also very sheen so i didnt want to try nothing else from this brand (except one lipstick and 1 blush hihi)

    big hugs, xx

    1. aww =( sorry that their concealer didn't work too great for you. But they have amazing products! Their lipsticks and blushes are really good ^.^ did you try that one lipstick and one blush? Do you like it? ^.^

  3. This looks like it is a lovely concealer I like that it is yellow undertoned as I find a lot of natural products have a pink undertone. x

    1. I have noticed that too! It's definitely good to see some yellow undertone concealer. It's sad that there's not a wide range of shade =( Gotta be careful when picking up the color.

  4. I've heard a lot of good things about Vapour and it is definitely on my list of products to try! It really did a good job, you can see from the photos :) I agree, yellow undertones work well! Lovely review xx

  5. PS. Liking your new blog layout!! :) xx

    1. Thanks! Vapour is definitely a really good company with a lot of amazing products! Hope your products won't be as smelly as mine! xD

  6. Love the new blog layout, like Dana i have heard many good things about Vapour, I am not going to even bother looking for the conceal ors. the mainstream cosmetics world still has a whole load of catching up to do for women of colour and don't get me started on my frustrations with naturals!



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