I’ve dealt with bad skin since I was a teenager. I was on Accutane in high school, and Tazorac (retinol) later. I’ve tried eliminating dairy, gluten, and sugar with no significant change. My pores were always clogged no matter what. Having bad skin is one reason why I got into makeup, but I’ve come a long way since my Max Factor foundation stick days.
I finally got wise to the effects of mineral oils and silicones on the skin. They create a plastic bag effect, coating the skin, and making it impossible to perform its most basic functions. I cleaned up my skin care, but foundation proved a huge challenge. My only options were mineral powders or one liquid foundation from Sue Devitt that did nothing for me. I am not a crunchy makeup girl. I want flawless, gorgeous skin with no compromises. And then I found RMS.
Based on raw organic coconut oil (anti-fungal and anti-bacterial), it actually heals and improves skin the more you wear it. It can be used by someone who hates makeup sparingly around their eyes, nose, or on spots, or someone like me can apply it all over, then build where more coverage is needed. The pigment is mineral and self-adjusts on the skin. This is a great option for active skin like mine, mature dry skin, and oily skin. Oily skin-types can even skip moisturizer and use this on its own.
It comes in a .20 oz frosted glass jar, and has no discernible fragrance. This tiny pot has lasted me over 3 months, and I still have at least a month left. Crazy.
RMS “un” cover-up 11 on the right half of my face only.
This is my skin at its most hormonal, and straight from doing a scrub in a very hot shower. So, peak blotchiness and spottiness. It actually looks much calmer than this normally. I’ve applied only the RMS “un” cover-up in 11 to the right side my face, and you can see how dramatically it calms and evens the skin tone, brightens around the eyes, and covers spots.
This makeup comes in 5 shades: 00, 11, 22, 33, and 44. I haven’t gotten to see the 00 yet, but I’ve swatched the rest. I currently wear the 11, but use 22 in the summer.
Natural light and flash
While it’s recommended to apply this with your fingers, I typically use a buffing brush, pat in with my fingertips, then fine tune with a small concealer brush. I find it essential to set with a bit of loose powder for longevity, but that’s true for any cream/liquid on my combination skin.
Now that I wear the RMS “un” cover-up, I literally can’t use anything else. It looks like heaven and my skin is dramatically clearer. I have a drawer of foundations languishing in my vanity because every time I use something else I can literally see the makeup sitting on my skin, and I hate it. Many makeup artists and models are hooked because it photographs so gorgeously. Very highly recommended.