RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile
I’ve shared rms beauty Lip2Cheek in What’s In My Makeup Bag and in my Festive Looks so thought it was time to give you a closer look at this item which is the single piece of makeup I’ve used the most over the past 18 months.
rms beauty is an ecoluxe, organic, beauty range created by and named after make-up maestro Rose-Marie Swift, considered one of the doyennes of the organic makeup scene. She created rms after experiencing health issues that showed a high level of toxic chemicals in her blood, which she believes results from her years in the cosmetics industry. She’s an advocate for education about the potential dangers of beauty products, sharing information and her experiences. Celeb fans of the award-winning range include Zoe Saldana, Gisele, Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The core ingredient in rms beauty products is centrifuged organic coconut oil, which retains more nutrients than cold-pressed. Other ingredients used are in their purest, unprocessed, food-grade form. No synthetic preservatives, minerals and GMO ingredients are used. rms say:
“The rms beauty line is about supporting your natural beauty and long-term health. It’s about reviving your youthful glow and letting that shine through, rather than covering and concealing with layers of chemicals.”
I was first intrigued by the line after reading glowing reviews of the rms concealer “un” cover up but sadly there are no colours suitable for my skin tone :( I really hope the options expand. And so on to the first rms beauty buy.
Smile is a pretty coral that does make me want to smile. I bought it on a lovely summer day and have worn it nearly every day since come rain or shine.
I like no-fuss makeup that you can dab on with your fingers. Lip2Cheek blends in quickly and easily and works well on bare skin as well as over tinted moisturiser and foundation. I love cream blushers on my dry skin and especially in winter. It feels nourishing, a little like skincare, as a result of the coconut oil and oils.
On my dark skin which has golden undertones, the coral is very subtle and gives a lovely natural glow that peps up the face. As per the name, Lip2Cheek is a multi-use lip and cheek product but I rarely use it on the lips as it feels a bit less moisturising, for me it’s all about the cheeks. Here’s how it looks on the lips:
Lip2Cheek lasts FOREVER so though it’s a luxury beauty buy price-wise, it is great value taking in to account the quality of the ingredients and longevity. I bought the jar in summer 2013 and having used it almost every day since am probably only half way through the jar. As the shelf life is 12 months, I’ve now sent the jar to makeup heaven and have just replaced it with a new one.
rms beauty uses recyclable packaging with frosted glass jars and aluminium lids. I found that carrying my lip2cheek around in my bag, teeny bits of paint chipped off the lid. Just something to be mindful of.
So I love Smile lip2cheek. Any moans? Not specific to the product, I love using my fingers but also struggle with the hygiene pitfalls.