RMS Beauty Lip Shine in “Bloom”

Hello Beauties!

I think by now you know how OBSESSED I am with RMS beauty, in particular their lip products. I think she has nailed the formula, packaging, colours and ingredients. I really love her lip shines, which to me are a hybrid between a lip gloss and a lip balm. I love using raw coconut oil on my lips as I have very dry lips, so RMS lip shines are the perfect product for me. I love her lip shine in sacred, which is a very pigmented bright pink, however I was looking for a more sheer pink wash of colour to use at night or on a daily basis. My mother was using this colour, which is bloom, described as a “sheer petal pink with a subtle hint of shimmer.” The shade is exactly that, a very sheer wash of colour that is almost the same shade as my lip colour. I will admit at first I was quite disappointed as I thought it was too sheer for me and not glossy enough. The colour did grow on me and I really liked how natural it looked on my lips. As with all RMS products, everything is raw, food grade, and certified organic, which I especially love in lip products.

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With flash, you can see tiny flecks of shimmer.

Description:

Fusing a blend of nourishing oils and pure mineral pigments, this creamy lip emollient delivers a sheer hint of colour and a touch of gloss to lips.”

This is a very nourishing, healing balm that feels smooth and hydrating on the lips. However, I don’t think this is glossy enough for me and would prefer more shine. I do love how this does not feel sticky at all! Even though it has shimmer in it, you cannot see or feel chunks of it on your lips. Because this is a lighter shade of pink, if you have any dry skin on your lips it will catch onto it. I always recommend scrubbing your lips beforehand. I wouldn’t say this is the most moisturising lip shine I’ve tried, as I found the colour sacred to be a lot more hydrating. Nonetheless, this is still a great lip product that moisturises and provides a sheer wash of colour.

I can’t really describe the scent, other than it’s not fruity or floral, just natural. It kind of smells/tastes like raw coconut oil. I quite like it. Even though the size of the pot is small, the product lasts such a long time as you only need a little bit. Because this is a sheer colour, it won’t last as long on your lips, compared to sacred which would leave a pretty stain on my lips overnight!

Ingredients: *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Buriti (Mauritia Flexuosa) Oil, *Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Centella Asiatica Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Non-GMO, may contain: [+/- Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891 and Mica CI 77019].

I love how short and simple her ingredient list is. I also love how you can recognise every single ingredient!

I would highly recommend trying out her lip shines if you like to wear lip balm with colour. If you love coconut oil like me, especially on your lips, you will love her products! I think she has created gorgeous formulas and shades that would work for everyone.

Where to buy: https://www.rmsbeauty.com

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beautywithinandout

xx

RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Sacred Review

Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing the RMS Beauty lip shine in Sacred. As you know RMS Beauty is my favourite organic line of cosmetics, particularly their lip products. At first glance this colour may look very bright and scary, but it is very wearable and pretty. It has become my favourite lip colour from the entire RMS range (as you can see I have almost used it all up!).  It gives your lips such a pretty pinky red stain that lasts for hours. You can customise the amount of pigment you want, as it can be worn as a sheer tint or as a fully opaque glossy colour. I like wearing this to bed as my tinted lip balm and the colour lasts until I wash it off in the morning. You have to really exfoliate your lips with more vibrant colours, such as this, otherwise it will cling onto dry patches and make them look darker. Also, it can stain your pillowcase if it hasn’t fully dried down to a stain.

I have very fair skin with dark hair, and this product is perfect for brightening up my complexion. As this is a lip shine, it’s a glossy formula that hydrates the lips very well. I have been wearing this every single night since I bought it, which was a year ago. This product will last you such a long time as you only need a little bit to get the pigment you want.

The packaging of RMS products is my favourite. I prefer pot lip balm products and like to use my fingers to work the product in. Because this colour is very bright and staining, it can stain under your nails and fingers if not wiped off straight away. There’s no particular strong scent, other than coconut oil, which I love. The formula is glossy, but not sticky. Overall, I would highly recommend this colour as well as the entire RMS lip range, as you are getting high quality raw ingredients that are high performance.

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beautywithinandout

xx

RMS Beauty Lip 2 Cheek Review: “Promise” & “Rapture”

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Today I will be reviewing some RMS Beauty Lip 2 Cheek samples, in the shades “Promise” and “Rapture,” that I had received with an order a while back. I have worn both colours quite a few times and can now give you a full review of how I like them. RMS beauty is one of my favourite certified organic cosmetic lines out there. What I love about there lip products, as well as their other products in the line, is that they are made with food grade ingredients. This is especially incredible as you know that when you are putting the Lip 2 Cheek products on your lips, you won’t be ingesting anything harmful to your health! While I love both shades, I leaned more towards “Promise,” as it was the closest to my natural lip colour. However, “Rapture” is still a gorgeous shade, especially during the winter time! Overall, I was really pleased with the samples, however they weren’t the most moisturising or long lasting certified organic lipsticks I have tried. You would definitely need to moisturise your lips beforehand, as the product will cling to any cracked skin. Also, because the products are made with food grade ingredients, they are really susceptible to weather changes. For example, during the summer, the product becomes more creamy and easier to use, whereas in the colder months, the product becomes very dry and hard to work with. I just wish the Lip 2 Cheeks were a bit more moisturising, especially for the lips, because I really enjoyed using the two shades, especially “Promise.” Although this product is meant for both the lip and the cheeks,  I use them more for the lips as I stick to powders for my face, however I have used “Promise” on the cheeks and loved it.

Description on Website:

“Our lip2cheek is a unique formula that combines hydration and protection with abundant mineral color for a beautiful, natural finish on both lips and cheeks.

The six lip2cheek colors are the result of over 20 years experience applying makeup to some of the world’s most beautiful faces. Created with nourishing organic ingredients, each unique shade vary from a youthful sheer to more densely colored stains.”

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Ingredients: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) seed Oil, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/-Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxide CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019]

*CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Colour: 

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Promise – warm pink/salmon with very subtle golden shimmer. This description of the shade “Promise” is very accurate. I absolutely love this colour. It’s definitely a “my lips but better” colour!

Rapture – a deep brown based red suitable for all skin tones. Use sparingly to intensify natural lip colour. Again, the description is very accurate. I love this colour more for the winter months as I have very fair skin, and tend to pull it off better than in the summer. I really love this shade of red, as it is more wearable than most other reds for my fair skin. You can definitely sheer out this colour if you are not as bold or daring as the lip colour.

Texture/Feel: To be honest, I expected the product to be more moisturising, especially  as it is meant for the lips. You need to exfoliate and moisturise the lips before applying as the product will cling to dry, chapped lips. It dries to a more matte finish, especially in the colder months.

Wear: Unfortunately, this product doesn’t last very long on the lips. I didn’t expect it to as it is the purest lipstick I have tried, made with food grade ingredients. I would say it lasts around 3 hours.

Size: .17oz/4.82g

Price: $36.00

Recommend? I would recommend this product if you are looking for the highest quality of certified organic, food grade ingredients. The shades are very pigmented, however not so moisturising and long lasting on the lips.

Rating: 3.5/5

Where to Buy: http://www.rmsbeauty.com. For Australians, you can buy here: http://www.bathingbeauty.com.au.

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beautywithinandout

xx

RMS Beauty “Un” Powder Review

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Today, I will be reviewing the RMS Beauty “Un” Powder. RMS Beauty is by far one of my favourite all natural and organic cosmetic lines out there. Why this powder is called “Un” powder is because it will not look like you are wearing any powder at all, as it is incredibly light and invisible on the skin. As my skin is very sensitive and reactive, I have to be really careful what I put on it. The RMS “Un” powder is perfect because it only contains one ingredient! I originally had bought this powder as I was in search for a good translucent setting powder to use all over my face. However, because my skin is very dry and I already use a mineral powder foundation, I couldn’t really find a use for this powder. Until, one day I discovered that this powder is great for filling in fine lines, in particular my smile lines, as well as to set the RMS un cover up concealer underneath my eyes!

Description on Website:

“The one and only powder you will ever need. This ultra fine, light reflective powder is the ultimate finish to perfect looking skin. A virtually invisible powder that minimizes the appearance of pores, softens the skin and absorbs oil.

Works synergistically with rms beauty “un” cover-up to create a silky second skin.
Suits every skin tone and adds no white residue.

Talc free, silicone free, perfume free and paraben free.”

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Ingredients: Silica

Feel: This powder feels so incredibly smooth and silky on the skin. It is also very light, so it feels as though there is nothing on your skin.

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Application: Although this powder does come with a powder puff, I couldn’t really find a use for it. I use the Real techniques Base Shadow Brush from the Starter set. However, you can use any small eyeshadow or concealer brush you have. After I have applied my mineral foundation, I lightly press my brush into the product, tap off the excess, and press around my eye area to set my concealer. For my smile lines, I apply the powder in both a buffing and pressing motion to fill in the line.

Price: US $34.00

Size: 9 g (0.32 oz)

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Recommend? Yes. I would recommend this product only if you are willing to splurge on a good quality, toxic free all over setting powder.

Rating: 3.5/5

Where to Buy: http://www.rmsbeauty.com

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beautywithinandout

xx

Valentine’s Day Makeup Look (Using Mostly Natural Products)

Hello Beauties!

I have a Valentine’s Day look for you, inspired by Jessica Biel’s character in the movie, “Valentine’s Day.” This look uses mostly natural makeup, however if you don’t have access to most of the products mentioned, you can swap products for what you have already! I absolutely love her simple, yet feminine look in the movie. The pink, flirtacious lips are definitely the main focus of this look. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with loved ones, your boyfriend, or your girlfriends, this look is very versatile! Enjoy!

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Base:

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-Biel’s character wears a matte, but natural base. I would recommend the Jane Iredale PurePressed Base, with the Inika Kabuki Brush. Not only can it build up to full coverage (using the Jane Iredale Flocked Sponge), it looks very natural and lasts a long time. It’s also made with natural mineral ingredients that are gentle and good for your skin! If you need to conceal any blemishes, only SPOT conceal with your favourite concealer.

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-If you have any under eye circles or simply want to brighten up the under eye area, I recommend the RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up. Not only is it very creamy and moisturizing, it’s certified organic with healing coconut oil to help nourish the under eye area, erasing any fine lines.

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-To help set the RMS Un-Cover Up, I love using the RMS “Un” Powder. It’s made of 100% Silica, and it is VERY soft. It helps to lock the un cover up in place, as well as to help it not crease throughout the day. It’s also fantastic for laugh lines or any where you have wrinkle or crease. If you don’t have access to this product, you can use a little bit of the Jane Iredale Purepressed base on a small brush and sweep it under the eye area.

Cheeks:

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-Biel’s cheeks are of a very peachy, pink shade (though more on the peachy side). I would recommend the Inika Mineral Blush in Peachy Keen. Though this blush is VERY pigmented, it can be applied very sheerly with a light hand. Not only is it a mineral blush crushed from the Earth, it’s performance and colour are truly amazing! It gives you that natural healthy, radiant glow from within.

Eyes:

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-Although Biel doesn’t appear to have any black eyeliner on her bottom waterline, her top waterline is very defined and dark. I would recommend the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray, under the lashes on your top waterline. It gives your eyes that dark, feline sultry look, perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you wanted to add some definition to your bottom lash line, lightly smudge a light-medium brown eyeshadow.

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-Biel definitely has a cat like, feminine eye look in this movie. I would suggest using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. The colour is a very beautiful rich black, that lasts on the eye all day. The applicator is also very easy to use, so you can control the thickness of your desired cat eye. Cat eyes, though a simple look, it can be very sexy, sultry and feminine.

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-My favourite all time mascara! If you want those full, false looking lashes, this mascara is for you! The Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, gives you those feminine, flirty lashes, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Lips:

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-This step is optional if your not a lip liner girl, however the Victoria’s Secret Lip Liner in Blushing Nude is my favourite. It’s a perfect rosy nude colour that blends with your natural lip colour, to give you a bit more definition and shape.

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-The RMS Beauty LipShine in Sacred is a pretty spot on colour for Jessica Biel’s lip colour in the movie. It’s the perfect fuschia, hot pink romantic colour for Valentine’s Day. It glides on effortlessly, made with certified organic ingredients, so you won’t be ingesting any nasty chemicals! It compliments the Inika Mineral Blush in “Peachy Keen” very well. It is very pigmented so you only need a small amount. This product is definitely a must have! If you can’t get your hands on this products, other similar dupes include; Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom or the Maybelline Baby Lips in Baby Pink.

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Ilia Beauty’s Lip Gloss in Heartbeat, is made with certified organic ingredients that help to nourish the lips. This colour is a hot pink, reddish colour that is sheer-medium buildable in colour. It compliments RMS Beauty’s Lip Shine in Sacred PERFECTLY. It is my go to lip combination. It’s not overpowering on the lips as it looks very natural. This colour is perfect for those girls, like me, who are intimidated by wearing a red lip. It gives you enough colour, but not too much to the point that you are self conscious about the colour.

Perfume:

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-The Victoria’s Secret Pink “Sweet and Flirty” Body Mist, is a perfect scent for Valentine’s Day. It’s definitely the scent for those girly girls who like the sweeter fragrances!

Leave a comment below on your Valentine’s Day makeup look. What are your go to products you will be wearing?

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up Review

Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing the very hyped about organic beauty product; the RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up. RMS Beauty, stands for Rose-Marie Swift, creator of the certified organic brand. The brand is used by many celebrities, including Miranda Kerr, Gisele Bundchen, Jessica Alba, and many more! I was first interested in this product because I was searching for a safe, certified organic concealer/foundation I could use on my “days off.” I wanted that natural look, without using any chemicals. As the name suggests, it is not supposed to mask your face, but rather “un” cover your natural beauty. When I discovered that supermodels and other “green” celebrities LOVED this product, I thought I would give it a go. I purchased mine about a year ago and it is still in good condition, despite the expiry date (it being a completely unrefined, unprocessed, food grade product). I will say it takes a few goes to get used to this product in finding the best way to apply it for you.

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Description on the Website:

“Formulated to reveal and enhance healthier looking skin…not just cover it up. Completely lightweight and hydrating to the skin, the ‘un’cover-up will reveal more youthful and radiant skin. Minimizes the appearance of pores and rejuvenates the skin.

Use as a foundation or a light concealer as it visibly melts into the skin while covering imperfections and redness. Provides even coverage for flawless looking skin that will never look heavy or dry. Moisturizes and heals, resulting in a beautiful second skin.

Please avoid using synthetic and/or chemical laden moisturizers under rms beauty products and opt for a more natural/organic one. rms beauty oil was created to work synergistically with all rms beauty products, especially the ‘un’cover-up.”

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Ingredients: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol(non-GMO), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499] *CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Colour Range: The RMS Un Cover-Up now comes in 5 beautiful shades, adding one lighter and one darker shade to the collection. I have mine in shade #11, which is perfect for my light complexion (warm silk in Jane Iredale Purepressed Base). It definitely has a yellow undertone, which is perfect for correcting any redness or pink in the skin. As stated in the description, if a colour doesn’t match you completely, once blended it will definitely self adjust to your skin tone.

Packaging: This is by far the most stylish, chic, and beautiful packaging of a product I have ever come across, especially for an organic brand. It comes in a small pot, made of frosted glass, with a gorgeous, simple RMS Beauty logo on the white lid. It is also great because it is portable, so you can take it in your purse wherever you go for touchups.

Longevity: I don’t use this product everyday, but when I do you only need the smallest amount. It really does go a long way. I’d say i’ve now had this for about a year, and it is still in great condition and I still have quite a lot of product left. However, if you were to use this as a concealer or foundation, you might go through it quicker because it is quite small.

Application: Because of the ingredients that are very comedogenic with my skin (it definitely breaks me out), I only use it as an under eye concealer, which is perfect to brighten that area up. It blends very effortlessly, especially with your fingers, as it melts the product into your skin better. I first pat the product under my eyes, then I go in with my Real Techniques deluxe crease brush, and finally with a beauty blender to make sure there is no creasing. I then put a small amount of the RMS “Un” powder on top to prevent creasing throughout the day.

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Coverage: The coverage of this product is very natural, however if you put too much on, it can look cakey and feel heavy on the skin. You only need a small amount. I would use patting motions on top of areas that need more coverage. I would say it is a sheer to medium buildable coverage all over, but it can cover red spots very well.

Consistency: It is a very thick and creamy formula, this is very blendable. Because it is so thick, you have to be careful not to apply too much. Because this is a completely food grade, unrefined product, it is very susceptible to different weather conditions. In the summer, it is very easy to use, very creamy. However, in the cold winter months, it can get very dry and hard, so you need to use a hair dryer to really warm the product up. The nourishing and anti-ageing ingredients are perfect for under the eye area as it won’t dry up, but rather moisturize (don’t apply too much as it can crease. I would suggest the RMS “Un” powder, which is perfect to prevent creasing with this product).

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Size: .20oz/5.67g. Even though the pot looks small, it last quite a while as you only need to use the smallest amount of product. Very great for travelling!

Recommend? Yes, but only used as an under eye concealer, due to the comedogenic ingredients. If your skin doesn’t react to coconut oil or the other ingredients, go ahead and use it all over for a healthy, natural glow!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $36.00. It is definitely worth the price. You get quality, nourishing ingredients (especially for under the eyes), and it lasts forever!

Where to Buy: http://www.rmsbeauty.com

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beautywithinandout

xx

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