Vapour operates it’s own USDA approved organic lab where products are hand crafted with pure and natural ingredients. They have earned the “Champion” Safety status from the Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and are also environmentally conscious.
They are not strictly vegan as most of their products contain beeswax and carmine. As these are the only shades in the Siren Lipstick range that do not have carmine, these are the only ones I will be swatching for now.
The website describes their Siren Lipstick as:
An infusion of beautifying organic botanicals—including Pomegranate and Rose—with show-stopping color. Silky and moisture-rich, Siren is the industry’s healthiest lipstick, and the full-coverage shades are beloved by beauty enthusiasts across the globe. Achieve rich, classic, luscious color that lasts and lasts.
70% organic skincare + 30% mineral pigment/essential oils = 100% Natural.
Mineral pigments are inert and cannot be classified as organic.
Vapour products never contain toxic chemicals, parabens, phthalates or nano-particles. None of our raw ingredients have been irradiated or animal-tested.
Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate*, Mica, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Prunus Domesticus (Plum) & Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Flavor Oil, Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicon (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Organic Camelina Sativa Oil, Organic Rosa Damascena (Rose) Bud Extract, Organic Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Wildcrafted Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Gum, Stevia Rebaudiana (Stevia) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Non GMO Vitamin E–Soy) [+/–: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)]
*Eco Cert Ingredient
Not sure as I bought testers
$25.00 US for 0.11oz or 3.11g. You can buy from a few Australian stockists for $35.75 AUS.
As I’ve only bought the samples from Alyaka, I don’t know the exact packaging for the full size product. From photos I’ve seen, it looks similar to the Mesmerize Eye Colour stick. They both have the same amount of product, so I assume they are the same size. The Mesmerize Eye Colour stick is made from a light, recyclable metal which is dark blue. It’s a good weight and feels very sleek and compact. Vapour is printed on the side in silver and the product name is found on the bottom. The top pulls off and you twist up the product. From photos I’ve seen, the Siren Lipstick is the same, except the metal is a lighter, pastel blue.
The texture is very smooth and feels quite balmy and creamy. There is no grainy feeling when you press your lips together. Once the product has worn off you still have left over residue, that keeps your lips feeling soft. There is a quite noticeable herbal scent, that I haven’t decided whether I like it or not. It’s not too sweet, which is a good thing.
Apply straight from the tube. The formula is forgiving enough not to stain. It starts at a medium opacity, that will layer to a full coverage lipstick. I found that they are slightly, slightly patchy.
Holiday and Magnetic
Sheer Mid-tone Mauve
Holiday is a lighter, mauve which is easier to build up as a swatch on my arm, than what it was to build up on my lips. The opacity is only medium. It feels like a balm on, creamy and very moisturising. There is no shimmer, but the finish is not matte so there will be a subtle sheen. The pigment itself is a little patchy and hard to build up without piling it on too thickly.
Magnetic reminds me of the deep, plum purple. It’s more sultry and has better opacity than Holiday. The texture is again, very moisturizing and gives your lips a sheen that makes them appear full. The colour is slightly patchy, but it applies better than Holiday.
- Huge colour range, if you are not restricted by carmine
- Very moisturising and smooth
- Nice coverage and opacity
- The smell doesn’t linger
- Residue of the product will keep your lips feeling moisturised
- Not completely unscented, but it’s not offensive
- A little patchy
- I don’t like piling heaps on or it feels a little too glossy for my liking
- Small amount of product for price
- Not vegan
I’ve found a light mauve lipstick that I prefer from Ilia, so Holiday isn’t a shade that I feel I need in my collection, especially one that isn’t one perfect swipe of colour.
I also don’t love the fact that the amount of product is quite small. I can imagine you’d go through it quite quickly as the pigment doesn’t stain and it also takes a few layers to achieve full coverage.
There’s plenty of gorgeous shades in the range, I just wish more were carmine free.
Purchase here: Official website