Thursday, 17 July 2014

New launch: RMS Beauty



Ever since Net-a-Porter started to stock beauty products they started to lead the way with exclusive pre-launches. If you browse their selection you will notice a few natural brands that managed to crossover and become popular outside of green beauty community.

I have reviewed RMS products on many occasions, but this new summer (or is it autumn?) collection that will be available from August (and already available  exclusively on Net-a-porter), is more exciting than any other colours they have introduced (I apologise to my RMS stash, I do love you all).

Lip 2 Cheek curious orange.



My search for a truly orange lip colour is over. I like to use orange lipstick every summer, it is a happy colour, looks great daytime or evening, and if you are lucky to have a tan than it is a match made in heaven. However, I have not been able to find a natural lippie that would be actually orange, they always tend towards peachy/coral or red. Now there is nothing wrong with that, all of those are beautiful, yet not what I wanted.



I thought I would do a quick colour comparison with the other orange lipsticks that I have. Ilia Dizzy is a sort of melon orange, and due to its sheerer nature, on my lips it turns a bit peachy. Ilia Voila is more of a red orange and is much brighter.

Curious has similar texture to Beloved (possibly Diabolique too), which is a little different to the other Lip 2 Cheek colours in the RMS family. It's texture is a little harder, therefore you pick up a little less pigment initially if you are using your fingers to apply it. That also means you can go down the sheer effect rout without having to work for it. Just a little hint of orange brightens up your face, and doesn't require much courage. With a second or third layer (depending on how orange you want to go), you get the full force of Curious. Mind you this shade is not overpowering, it sort of works with you, it manages to be very orange, very intense, yet soft and flattering. It is some kind of orange miracle. If you were expecting a neon bright colour however, Curious is not it.



The lasting power of Curious is pretty decent. I can not go more then 2 hours without having a drink in this heat, and after drinking carefully, pretty much most of the colour stayed on. But it did not survive lunch. So taking all the eating/drinking in to account, I would say you need to reapply every 3-4 hours.

Eye polish Inspire.



 First thing I noticed a]is instead of an eyeshadow this is called an Eye polish. I immediately needed to know why. This comes in two colours, I chose the blue shade. Blue is my favourite colour, but it doesn't always work when it comes to make. As this polish is meant to be worn sheer, I was just too curious about the effect (and I figured that if I love it, I could maybe put some money aside for August for the other colour).



It sort of reminds me of blue ice, like in cartoons and illustrations. Once blended you don't really see the blue, it looks silver, but a silver with a hint of warmth to it. A lot more flattering than any white shimmer eyeshadow I have ever used. For those who like simple makeup looks this is perfect. This colour is really flattering all on its own, you don't need to define your eyes with a darker shade close to the eyelashes, as is often the case with pale shimmers.

Now I have not used any eye make for the past month due to hayfever related itchiness, but I felt I needed to for the review (oh the sacrifices that I make, who am I kidding nothing would stop from trying this out). The texture of the eye polish feels slightly firmer than of the other RMS eyeshadows I have, it is almost as if it is a little dryer. Which is weird since ingredients are exactly the same ( am I imagining things in my old age?), but this could probably explains why I have noticed significantly less creasing with Inspire (it still creases a little after 4-5 hours, but it was less noticeable, and it took more time before creasing). Another explanation for better performance could be that it is a lighter colour, so creasing is less noticeable, who knows...

 I did not prime my lids with powder, which is what I often do for the eye shadows, because I did not want to overload my eyes at the moment.



Intensity wise i find that after initial fade after blending, it stays the same intensity for about 4 hours, then the colour fades a little more, but all the sparkliness stays, so it still looks very pretty. The finish is see through metallic, almost glossy with super fine shimmer.

Do keep in mind that I have been testing it over rather hot days, when most eyeshadows under perform, even more so cream formulations.



I am very pleased with both of these, and keep changing my mind which one is a favourite. I would love to add the other two products to my collection (Lip shine in Royal and eye polish in Imagine), I love purple hues for autumn, and these look very promising.

As it is now almost a tradition I could not resist a few colour combos (you can have a look at previous colour combos here and here).



Mixing Sacred and Curious creates a very bright, punchy coral, which would look spot on in the evening.



Karma and Inspire makes a beautiful silver grey, which could make low key smokey eye and would look beautiful with red lips.

For those who are into their vegan ingredients, there is no carmine in these, but they do have Beeswax.

16 comments:

  1. Some lovely shades...really like the orange lipgloss. x

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    1. I will be getting good use out of it :) xx

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    1. I say go for it, so pretty :) xx

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  3. Love this! Thank you for the swatches, I love how Inspire translates on your lid. I was afraid it would be too blue, but not anymore. I'm thinking of getting Imagine - I need to expand my rms collection, I only have the concealer so far ;) xx

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    1. Yay :) I think imagine will be perfect for you! I would also suggest lip shine in bloom if you are looking to expand your collection, it is a very flattering neutral shade + not as expensive as lip 2 cheek. Yeah I think I need to slow down with my collection, but they all are just so pretty! Xx

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  4. Love the combination of Karma and Inspire! Thank you for the detailed review...looking forward to seeing a future review of Royal ;)

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    1. Ha ha peer pressure! Now will definetely have to get it ;) so happy you liked the review xx

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  5. Great post! Love getting swatches and on-face images of these new releases. The eye shadow looks much nicer than I would have thought from seeing it in the pot.

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    1. Thank you! I admit the eyeshadow was a calculated risk, happy it paid off ;) xx

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  6. Love these new shades! Mixing Sacred and Curious looks great on you :)

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    1. They are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you, I'm really pleased with the mix xx

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  7. So gorgeous! I'm dying to try Curious, DYING. Mah, do I hold out or just go for it on Net-a-porter? Not like I just bought 2 orange lipsticks last week or anything...

    Mayah x

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    1. I was going to say go for it, until I read the bit about the two other orange lipsticks... But then who am I to judge I have more than two myself ;) xx

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  8. The Lip2Cheek in Curious looks amazing here - a perfect midtoned clear orange. But mine, for some reason, is light and salmony in colour... What happened, RMS?

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    1. that is so strange, that is exactly how mine looks, is it possible you got a bad one?

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