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Friday, January 10, 2014

RMS Beauty



As it turns out, nearly everything poses peril to our health, these days. Whether you think the claim is a hoax or a wee bit bold, perhaps it's not that hard to make better and more natural choices.
And you'll be surprised to hear this: Sephora has been ousted as my favorite store--I know, it's shocking--and it has been replaced by Whole Foods. Although I'm partial to their salad bar and plethora of nut butters and chocolate (the nine dollar, ninety percent cacao bars....) their beauty section is also to. die. for. Their selection of oils, natural body scrubs, and overpriced goji berries have my heart smitten; and so does RMS Beauty.

Where I live, it's difficult to locate, but, despite the fact that everything I've purchased has been only virtually seen, I haven't been disappointed. The range was created by makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift (hence the acronym 'RMS'), and the fact that she's constantly glowing and gorgeous means the range must be, too.

Their motto? 'Created by nature, untainted by man.' And all there products maintain the philosophy. To say their concoctions of oils, plant pigments, powders, and formulas are natural would be an insult--because they're raw and made with organic and food-grade ingredients.
I wouldn't suggest eating the stuff, but, if you're interested, the integrals are also gluten free, GMO free, nano free, soy free, and animal testing-free.

With the nitty gritty in tip-top condition, aesthetic, hold, and grip is just as pleasing. Creamy, blendable, and simply gorgeous (just like their founder) is their nature. With a website hosting elegant Lip2Cheek tints, a highlighter by the name of the Living Luminizer, a beauty oil, coconut cream, 'Un' Powder, Lip Shines, eye shadows, 'Un' Cover-Up, and my current lust--the Buriti Bronzer--either hide your wallet or block the URL.

Because I'm a design and organizational fanatic, it's not a review without mention of the carrying case: the packaging. The frosted glass pot lidded with a white and pink, purple and blue encrusted lid can't be described as anything but chic. But then there's more; underneath the charming facet is a biodegradable make up with recyclable and reusable glass and air tight aluminum lid.

So, if you haven't guess, we may have a new brand love amongst the ranks. Rose-Marie Swift Beauty blusters impeccable formulas, sustainable packaging everything, and a dewy facet. Your other cosmetics may be hiding....

24 comments :

  1. I don't believe RMS Beauty is available in the Netherlands, but I really want to get into trying more natural and organic beauty products.

    Kelly | secondhandspring

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  2. RMS is one of my absolute favorite brands. The formulas, ingredients, and colors are just gorgeous.

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  3. That tagline makes me cringe.
    Natural products can cause awful side effects to your skin too, it's not just "manmade" products..!


    The RMS does look lovely but I really do wish brands would stop putting the "all natural, all good" spin on their products just to sell, sell, sell.


    I like to judge a product by whether it works or not and what is actually on the ingredients list (rather than what they SAY in the marketing)

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  4. Mademoiselle natureJanuary 10, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    If you know Kelly, let me know. I also live in in the Netherlands.
    Heard really so much positive reviews about RMS.... can't go wrong I guess.


    www.mademoisellenature.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the packaging too, i've never heard of this brand though, sounds good!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  6. I love the packaging!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN

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  7. love the packaging, I am pretty torn about RMS beauty! I want to try the living luminizer but there is coconut oil in it, and coconut oil breaks me out like nothing else

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hate that RMS is not readily available here! I'll have to wait it out until I visit the US.. Or be brave & find my color online and pray that it suits me. Read so many good things, I'm especially curious about the uncoverup.

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  9. Skins Cosmetics carries our entire range in the Netherlands--check us out! http://www.skins.nl/ XOXO

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  10. I have an RMS lip conditioner, and it is amazing!

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  11. Mademoiselle natureJanuary 11, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    Super, thanks a lot! I know skins cosmetics .....! x

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  12. I'm really wanting to try RMS beauty, I've read so many great reviews about the brand and their products.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  13. Oooo; I'll have to try that. (:

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  14. I know the predicament. Luckily, I've had a lot of luck with just online swatches and blind-ish buying. x

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  15. I've heard their 'Un' Cover-Up is really good. I I've had good luck, thus far, with online swatches and reviews ante-purchase. x

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  16. Have you only tried coconut oil in skincare? If so, I don't think you'll have any problems with this. The tops of my cheekbones don't tend to be a problem area for me, so, even though I've broken out from coconut oil as a face moisturizer, I haven't encountered any faults. x

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  17. I think die-hard naturalists are guided by the natural title, so it's quite appropriate. As long as the ingredients coincide with the slogan, I'd say that placing 'natural' on products is really helpful to guide a buyer through the plethora of choices.


    I agree that natural products can, sometimes, have bad side effects, but I find that conventional products tend to be more harsh on the body and can be less beneficial for the skin (especially when it comes to skincare).


    A natural approach is what makes a brand's products unique--and that's awesome. And I think it's less about a marketing strategy than the embodiment of their brand.


    I can't lie: I'm still a big fan of conventional products and haven't come across a natural alternative, but, so far, switching to natural products has been quite beneficial. I'd recommend the book No More Dirty Looks for your interest. x

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  18. What are some of your favorites? x

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  19. Ooohh... let's see. I love the 'Un' Powder for setting my makeup and controlling my crazy oily t-zone area. I like to use a very small amount so I don't overly mattify my skin. The Living Luminizer is flippin' fantastic and is a definite competitor against, if not better than Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl. Their Lip2Cheek in Illusive, a rosy plum-y shade, is a staple in my makeup bag. The Lip Shine in Sacred is a holy pigmented glossy strawberry shade (coming from a girl who doesn't like lip gloss). The Buriti Bronzer is has been added to my cart and I can't wait. Yay for Rose-Marie Swift!

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  20. I've only tried the Living Luminizer and I think it's great, too. Thanks for all the recommendations; my wishlist is now cluttered with 'RMS' and overflowing. x

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  21. DEFINITELY - it's just that tagline really made me cringe ;)

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  22. I've been hearing such great things about RMS, I really wanna give them a go. I came back to the states for the holidays and stopped by a Whole Foods, and I was blown away with their awesome personal care selection- and the fact that almost everything was cruelty free!

    blushingbiddies.com

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  23. The Whole Foods beauty section is heaven; and the brands are amazing, too. xo

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  24. I never knew that RMS was in Whole Foods! I hear a lot about the brand but didn't know that I could get it so easily. All I have to say is... Uh oh + my wallet is quivering!

    teenbeautylover.blogspot.com

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