“As a makeup artist, I’m always mixing and coming up with new things,” said Rose-Marie Swift, the creator of RMS Beauty. So when she noticed makeup trends shifting once again, she wanted to avoid coming out with a whole new range of products. Instead, she invented just one—the Master Mixer, which launches February 2 at rmsbeauty.com). The universally flattering rose-gold cream can be used alone as a luminizer (a term Swift actually invented), layered on top of your color cosmetics, or even mixed right in. It brightens up everything it comes into contact with and gives a sheen I swear is magic—there's not one speck of shimmer or glitter in sight. And the craziest part is that it doesn’t work just with creamy products—it can mix with powders as well.
“You don’t need any extra tools or anything,” says Swift. “Just use your fingers or a brush and plop it back and forth between the Master Mixer and your other products.” Her favorite way to use it? Layered on top of RMS Lip2Cheek in Diabolique, a deep-burgundy cream. But she also mixes it in with the Buriti Bronzer to create a soft-focus bronze effect.
I took her advice and gave it a go with a few staples I keep at my desk. First, I mixed it into my M.A.C. Lipstick in Ruby Woo.The result was a beautiful red stain that was less startling than a straight matte mouth. Then I swirled my brush into the Master Mixer before a powder bronzer (Too Faced Endless Summer in case you were wondering). I was surprised when the powder-cream combo not only didn’t pill but also turned into a glow-y bronzer that would give J.Lo a run for her money.
Now I'm not a mathematician, but if this one thing can turn two products into four, imagine what it could do with your entire makeup collection!"