One of the best things of having a younger sister is using her as a guinea pig. Just kidding. I have loved getting the rest of my family into green beauty, and as my sister is cruising through puberty, her main makeup is a touch of concealer for those pubertyful breakouts and some kickass cat-eyes. I gave her Vapour Organic Beauty Illusionist Concealer in 33 for Christmas last year and then W3ll People Narcissist Stick Foundation in 5 after her second tube of Vapour ran out for the summer. And then because there is no such thing as a free lunch (one of my father’s favorite sayings), I then interrogated her about her experience, and she graciously obliged me. Read on to hear her thoughts.
So, compare the concealers.
Well there’s more in the [W3ll People] container and the circle thing is bigger. [Ed. note: She’s talking about surface area of the applicator.] Like the Vapour one is tiny. It’s a lot easier [with a bigger surface area] because sometimes I just use the stick if I’m lazy, and if my forehead is having a huge breakout, I just use it straight from the stick on my forehead.
How about blending?
I think the W3ll People one is easier to blend.
Under-eyes and blemishes?
I usually don’t apply concealer under the eye. I think they’re both good for acne. Neither look dry on top of acne. But keep in mind I barely remember the Vapour concealer. They covered up well. Maybe the W3ll People covered up better.
Did you notice any extra breakouts with any of them?
Did any scents bother you?
What, cents? Like penny cents? Oh, scents! No, it’s not like they smell like anything in particular. [W3ll People] smells like an F#. F# smells sweeter. And then the Vapour one smells like a Db. Will they get that? (laughs) [Ed. Note: She is a musician like me.] The W3ll People smells like regular flour, and the Vapour one smells like wheat flour. They’re fine.
Do they usually last on your face?
Yeah, both of them. Unless I’m sweating profusely.
How’s the finish? Matte or shiny?
A little in between.
Do you prefer any which one?
The W3ll People one. Because it has a bigger surface area and it’s easier to blend.
Ed. Note: I’ve applied both concealer/foundations to her skin, and the colors are an exact match to each other and to her medium skin tone. Both have a similar effect under the eyes, but Vapour tended to look drier on her forehead breakouts. They both have a natural finish and similar coverage, but W3ll is a little more matte. I also prefer the larger surface area of W3ll People, and I don’t know why she’s talking about flour as scents–I’m getting more citrus and fresh. They smell very similar and both have fabulous ingredients.
Have you tried these concealers? What is your preference?
W3ll People Narcissist Stick Foundation Ingredients
Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Mica, Kaolin Clay, Serecite, Silica, Organic Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe)*, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile)**, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)*
*USDA Organic, **QAI
Vapour Organic Beauty Illusionist Concealer 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)]