RMS Beauty is known primarily for two products - their "Un" Cover-Up and their Living Luminizer. The "Un" Cover-Up is a multi-use, coconut oil-based complexion product that can be used as a foundation or concealer. The Living Luminizer is a cult favorite cream highlighter that imparts a sophisticated wet shine to the skin. You can see them in action in my Glossy Lid Makeup Look here and my Glowy Makeup Look here.
What RMS Beauty is not known for their are eye products. They currently carry three products: the cream Eye Polish, the powder Swift Shadow, and the mascara in two formulas. For the last few months I've been putting them to the test.
Before we begin, I'd like to address something. These are mostly natural, mostly organic, coconut oil-based products. They do not contain silicones, parabens, and other chemicals that conventional beauty products use to boost performance. They Eye Polish is just not going to perform like a Maybelline Color Tattoo. But what you lose in performance you gain in the fact that you're not exposing your delicate skin to toxic materials.
RMS Beauty products are available on their website as well as at a ton of retailers including Nordstrom, Sephora, and natural beauty sites like Credo, Detox Market, and Dermstore.
If you live in the Atlanta area you can find the full lineup of RMS Beauty products at my favorite natural beauty store Fig & Flower. In fact, most natural beauty stores that carry a selection of makeup brands will probably keep some RMS Beauty products in stock.
Swift Shadow in TT-76
Amount: 2.5 grams
This is a neutral bronze shade in a satin-metallic finish. The shade is quite complex and the finish is very elegant. On lighter skin tones this could be used as a one-shade smoky eye. On my dark tan complexion I like to use this as a quick wash of color, and it's totally appropriate for an office makeup look.
Without priming, this shadow does crease on my slightly oily lids by the end of the day, but I do tend to to prime my eyes when applying eyeshadow, so it's not a big problem for me. The product blends very nicely and the pigment lasts all day. I will say that I have to pack on the color, but each pan contains almost twice the product as a single MAC or Anastasia pan with none of the chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
Ingredients: Mica, Silica, Organic Buriti Fruit Oil, Zinc Stearate, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Organic Rosemary Extract, May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Eye Polish in Karma
Amount: 4.25 grams
This is a slightly shimmery black-brown cream eyeshadow made primarily out of oils, waxes, and butters. It glides on smoothly and blends beautifully. I loooove the color, it has a subtle and complex sheen that is very unique. Unfortunately, it creases like a bitch, and for my personal makeup style it's practically useless.
On my bare lids it creases nearly instantaneously, on primed lids it creased in about 15 minutes, and under a powder shadow it stayed put for the most part. I did create a grungy, glossy, smoky eye look that utilized the creasing for an editorial effect (you can check that out here), but that's really all I can do with the product. I suppose a lighter color may have less noticeable creasing, but I'm not planning on picking up any other shades.
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Cocoa Seed Butter, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Organic Rosemary Extract, May contain: [+/-] Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019
Amount: 7 ml
This formula does not add volume like my old non-cruelty free favorites (Chanel Le Volume and Armani Eyes to Kill) but it's blacker, shinier, and looks much more sophisticated with my new less-is-more aesthetic. I like to pair this with a strong curl and the Jane Iredale Lash Extender and Conditioner for a boost of thickness.
I also recently tried out the Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara, which is also a primarily natural product. If you're looking for a much more dramatic effect but still want a less toxic product, that would be a great choice. You can see it in action here.
Ingredients: Water, Organic Beeswax, Iron Oxides CI 77499, Glycerin, Organic Carnauba Wax, Stearic Acid, Orgnaic Wheat Starch, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Shea Butter Fruit, Tocopherol, Sunflower Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene, Geranoil, Natural Fragrance
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