I think the purpose of all makeup is to make the skin look like it has “no makeup” and I “woke up”, “walked out” or pretty much “grew up” like this! If my cheeks have a flush, eyes have a twinkle and lips have some color I am sorted. But, the number of products it takes to get these harmless 3 basics right is ridiculous! Don’t you agree?
Recently the quest for a stunning yet natural look (mutually exclusive adjectives, normally) had me spend a lot of money on an eco-conscious, non-toxic makeup brand and two of its very popular products. The Living Luminizer and Lip2Cheek from RMS Beauty promise a magical and luminous glow and a beautiful mineral color with lots of hydration. The claims are pretty much spot on or atleast my experience says so!
RMS Beauty is Rosie Marie Swift’s namesake brand who has been a makeup artist for 20 years and counts super models Gisele Bundchen and Miranda Kerr in her clientele. Her philosophy behind the brand is to create beautiful non toxic makeup products which also heal and nourish the skin. All RMS Beauty products are formulated with raw, food grade and organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin.
Living Luminizer : The bestseller for the brand, and a cult following of its own this one slightly disappointed with its texture. Could be the weather here which is tending towards “cold” because the texture was a little stiff and not as fluid as I’d expect a cream product to be. Its very illuminating and even on my medium skin I need the tiniest dab to get the glow on. Its nearly transparent with the tiniest shimmer and looks like “light” on the skin. The smell (its actually non-fragranced), although subtle and very natural, is “oily” (read key ingredients) and I am not a huge fan. It stays put on bare skin for hours which works very well for me though.
Key Ingredients : Castor Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax (3rd in the list), Rosemary extract, tiny amount of Titanium Dioxide and Mica. The natural extracts are certified organic
Lip2Cheek in Modest : The clear winner among the two products, and the one I had least expectations from! its not your usual oily cream, but a slightly drier dense and so damn pigmented that you need the tiniest dab to get major color on the cheeks! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Modest is described as a rich berry pink, while its more warm pink with hints of coral on the skin. It wears really well on my cheeks which are normal-to-dry and stays put for atleast 6 hours. Luckily for me Modest does not have any discernible smell and is more forgiving for the nose.
My lips are a bit dry and chapped so this accentuates those areas a little, but nothing that a little lip balm cannot fix. In fact, layering this with Nuxe Reve de Miel is my current go to lip combination. Sorry YSL!
Key Ingredients : Coconout Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Argan oil, Rosemary extract, tiny amount of Titanium Dioxide, and Mica.
In the picture I am wearing both on bare skin. Modest on the cheek and lips topped with Chanel Mystery gloss. Living Luminizer in a “C” shape around the brow bone and top of the cheek, down the nose bridge and inner corners of the eyes. Other makeup worn includes Nars Radiant creamy concealer Ginger, around the nose and dabbed under the eyes. I am not wearing anything on the eyes and brows and no foundation. The camera washes the color out a bit, its more intense in real life.
If you had to get one, I’d say get the Lip2Cheek. For paler lovelies, Smile is a beautiful pale coral while Illusive and Promise are very fall appropriate and on my radar (obviously). If you are in the market for a glow amplifier you might want to give the luminizer a swatch. I assure you that one looks stunning on a multitude of skin tones, if you can get past the smell that is!
P.S: Staying at home everyday means I don’t wear makeup for days at length and my eyes have specially benefitted from that. Also cleaner home environment and food means better skin health!
Have you tried these from RMS Beauty? What are your thoughts?