Tuesday 13 August 2013

Rms 'un' powder review

My skin tends towards oily, especially during summer. What I used to do, was take a little bit of Johnson and Johnson baby powder, rub it between my palms and then press it on my skin.
When I switched to more natural products, I tried some organic baby powders, but they didn't work for me. So I started to use blotting papers instead, and forgot all about using powder to prevent a case of a disco face.

When I saw that RMS released the 'un' powder, I was mildly curious, and rave comments from a few people sealed the deal.

This is primarily a setting powder, to help your make-up stay in place. So it has no colour corrective properties. It has only one ingredient: silica, which makes it very unlikely for you to have a reaction.

The powder itself is very very fine, and as you only need a little to keep you from being shiny, the little pot should last a good deal of time.

I have to admit that I struggled with this product a little in the beginning until I had some tips from the wonderful Louise Dartford. The sifter jar has only four openings (because the powder is so fine) so to get the product out without spills, after you opened it, place the jar upside down on top of the lid (like in the picture below) and give it a few twists, the amount of product in the lid should be enough for one application (you can always do this again if you think you need more once applied).

Using this powder with a brush didn't quiet work for me, and if you are using it to set make-up the powder puff provided will become dirty fairly quickly (plus you would need to keep it clean regularly), so I just take a cotton disk/pad and use it in press and roll motion, just like a powder puff.

I am really impressed with this product, I did a little comparison when we had the hit wave, one day I didn't use anything but my usual skincare, and the next day I used the powder. The difference was huge, on the first day you could probably see your reflection in my forehead, and on the second day I could pass for a person with normal skin. The finish is very seamless and you can't tell that you have any powder on.

As a setting powder I have used it in combination with RMS eye shadows, and it works really well, they still creased a little after about 7 hours, but not like they normally would (keep in mind that some of the vibrancy was lost though). I also have used it to set some of the shinier looking cream blushes (or when I used lipstick as a cream blush), and it took all the unwanted (by me) glossiness away.

This powder is now a staple in my make-up bag.


  1. This sounds lovely, I wonder whether you would get the white cast that you get with some powders Xx

    1. nope, not at all, it literally looks like your own skin, just takes away shine xx

  2. this sounds just like what I need in my make up bag x

    1. would love to hear what you think if you do get it :) xx