Wednesday, October 10, 2012

RMS Beauty Swatches

I know the pain of blind online purchases and the inevitable regret when the color doesn't match the product images online, so here are swatches of the complete RMS Beauty color collection.

L-R: Lip Shine in Sublime, Bloom, Moment

The Lip Shines are shiny lip balms. Sublime is a light hot pink, Bloom is a peach pink, while Moment is a honey brown shade.

L-R: "Un" Cover-Up #11, #22, #33, #44

The "Un" Cover-Ups are what we usually call concealers. #11 is ivory yellow, #22 peach yellow, #33 ochre yellow, while #44 is bronze yellow. (I'm definitely straining my color vocabulary here.)

L-R: Lip2Cheek in Muse, Promise, Modest, Smile, Illusive, Rapture 

The Lip2Cheeks are lip and cheek colors that can be sheered out or layered for intensity. Muse is a pale pink cream, Promise is.. orange/brown/red with slight gold shimmer? I don't know, but it's very pretty. Modest is coral, Smile is peach, Illusive is a brown-based red, and Rapture is a rich brick red. I actually tried on every single one of the Lip2Cheek and was surprised to find only Promise and Illusive worked on me. Muse was concealer lips (in a bad way), while Modest and Smile were too warm for me.

L-R: Cream Eye Shadow in Lunar, Solar, Seduce, Magnetic, Spark, Myth, Karma

I trust the Cream Eye Shadows need no external description. Lunar is actually a shimmery ivory nude (I layered the swatch heavily to show the color), Solar is a complex antique gold, Seduce is a khaki-leaning brown, Magnetic is a taupe. Spark and Myth looked really similar in the pot – I feel like Spark is a neutral brown with slight gold shimmer, while Myth is a brown cream that leans red. Karma is a dark brown-black.

I didn't swatch the Living Luminizer because I've already shown it in this post, which you can also head over to see "Un" Cover-Up #22 and Rapture in action.

RMS Beauty is available nationwide at rmsbeauty.com. If you live in (or are visiting) New York City, you can view and try out the entire collection at Bloom Beauty Lounge, located at 140 West 19th St.

PS: Just received word from @rmsbeauty that Spark and Myth have been discontinued.

19 comments:

  1. thank YOU for this! so so helpful

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  2. I love your blog and thank you so much for the swatches! Why are all the lip2cheek colors so orange-based? I don't see any that would possibly work for me. Very curious...

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    1. Nina, see A.K.'s comment below :) I think pretty much everyone should be able to pull off Rapture and Illusive though

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  3. Those are fascinating because I have a few lip2cheek & they look completely different on my skin tone. I'm fair Caucasian and on me, Modest is a rosy pink, Smile is coral & Illusive is a burnt berry (which is hyper flattering - strange but true.) These colours seem to adapt depending on skin tone, like a magical mood ring :-)

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    1. Interesting!! Rose-Marie Swift did say her stuff adapts to each individual's skintone. It wouldn't look the same on me as everyone else (which... in a way makes swatching it moot?)

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  4. Thank you so much for these swatches! I've been wanting to try RMS for the longest time, this is really helpful. :) Promise, Lunar and possibly the UnCoverUp are now on my list!

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  5. I really do wish I seen this before I purchased the un-cover up in 22 and 33 only to have to return them (with postage 2x) because they were not workable with my skintone. Oh well. I hate blind online beauty shopping but so many of the indie/under the radar brands are not easily available in store.

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    1. I know :( I spent all night yesterday looking up swatches of a foreign brand, couldn't find it, and was tearing my hair out

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  6. I got some samples and I am waiting for them to arrive to make a choice, everything looks fab but I have to see if they work for me. Swatches are very helpful to make a decision about the samples :)

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    1. Oooh where can you purchase samples?

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    2. Sorry to butt in, but Spirit Beauty Lounge has a great sampling program.

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    3. That's it, I got them from Spirit Beauty Lounge : ) I had karma and magnetic shadows, rapture lip to cheek and the living luminizer, also some samples from Kajaer Weiss and Ilia..

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  7. I really appreciate these swatches! They're really helpful.

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  8. Oooh, the cream shadows look loverly!

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  9. asdlkfg;lkh you are my favourite. I've been hoping someone would swatch the full RMS line for ages -- thank you, darling!!

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  10. Thank you, thank you! I'm just getting into RMS, and good swatches are really difficult to find.

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  11. Great swatch post! Gotta get my hands on some of these babies!
    From a new reader & follower
    Sakura x
    http://sweetdaysofgirlie.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. That Smile Lip2Cheek is GORGEOUS! And so is the Magnetic cream shadow. But I really don't think it would stay put for ANY extended amount of time on my small, oily lids. Such a shame--they're so pretty. I do think I want to try the "Un" Cover-Up in #22 though--that seems like it would match my skin tone fairly well. I also plan on getting the Living Luminizer. I've read so many articles where the pros rave about this product, so I can't resist! :)

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  13. I love your new hair :)
    Cathy

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