RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Magnetic

I got some of the RMS Beauty Eye Polish* as part of my ‘face of natural make up’ for my LoveLula* video (I got it with credit I was rewarded but am reviewing it as if I purchased it myself). You can see the video at https://youtu.be/OSAWjVOnXxw or see it embedded in my earlier blog post (which links to each of the products).

I don’t wear eye shadow often but do like to wear eyeshadow sometimes and especially when I’m doing a full face of make up (like for the video). I have been looking for a more natural alternative for my favourite By Terry Misty Rock (which is pretty much the only eye shadow I’ve worn for about 18 months!) and spotted the Magnetic shade of the RMS Eye Polish which seems to fit the bill.

RMS Beauty Eye Polish (Magnetic)
RMS Beauty Eye Polish (Magnetic)

It’s described as, “taupe/silver shadow with a hint of mauve”. I’d say that’s an accurate description, it’s a fairly neutral shade with hints of purple and silver which add a subtle shimmer.

RMS Beauty Eye Polish (Magnetic)
RMS Beauty Eye Polish (Magnetic)

It’s quite a thick cream eyeshadow and doesn’t have a lot of payoff with a small amount of product so it takes quite a bit of work to apply, but it blends well. It’s a lovely shade and definitely something you can wear on its own which is still interesting (I can rarely be bothered to apply multiple shades!).

It lasts fairly well, though I did find that it creased on me. I have fairly oily eyelids and hooded eyes so I find most eye shadows crease, I just need to find a good primer (let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations!).

In summary

A nice shade and very versatile. Takes a while to apply so probably one for when you’re making a bit more effort rather than an every day item (I tend to find powder easier for a quick swipe of colour!).

Repurchase?

I don’t wear eyeshadow often enough to justify having many and this is versatile enough to be honest. I would be intrigued by a lighter shade, perhaps Solar. If I can sort out a primer I could see me using this eyeshadow more and would likely repurchase once used up (though that would take a while!).

Purchase details

RMS Beauty Eye Polish* is available in a variety of shades from LoveLula* for £26.00.

*Affiliate link: I may receive a small commission if you purchase via this link.

RMS Beauty “un” cover-up

I got some of the RMS Beauty “un” cover-up* as part of my ‘face of natural make up’ for my LoveLula* video (I got it with credit I was rewarded but am reviewing it as if I purchased it myself). You can see the video at: https://youtu.be/OSAWjVOnXxw or see it embedded in my earlier blog post (which links to each of the products).

I was really intrigued by this product to help cover my dark circles and potentially as a light foundation. I’ve heard a lot about RMS from the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club with many people raving about their products. The products are mostly make up, but with skin care focus to care for the skin rather than just cover it. Many of the products are cream products and this seems to be one of the areas they excel at.

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up

I was most excited about the “Un” Cover-Up concealer and foundation, so I studied the colour descriptions and opted for 11 which is described as, “a pale shade with a subtle yellow base” (and also happens to be my favourite number). As I wanted to cover my dark circles and redness I felt a slightly lighter shade would be appropriate. I’ve used it quite a few times now (spoiler: I love it!). So let’s see how it stacks against the claims.

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up

Self-adjusts to skin tone
Hmmmm. I don’t think it does this. If it does why would it have so many shades to choose from? It does blend well, but I don’t think it adjusts. Shade 11 is a little light for me at the moment so although it’s fine to covering up dark circles and blemishes I feel a darker shade would be better as a foundation.

Masks imperfections
Yes, absolutely. It works brilliantly for uneven skin tone (including covering redness) and masks dark circles well. It’s not a full coverage product but then I’ve never found anything to completely cover my dark circles! It covers blemishes well too though you have to be careful not to apply too much due to the finish of the cream consistency.

Buildable coverage
Yes, to an extent it is buildable. I find I can apply more under my eyes and it does add extra coverage without appearing too overly done. I would say it’s a light-medium coverage though, not full coverage.

Flawless finish
I think this depends on the skin you are applying it to. It does tend to cling a little to dry patches (e.g. blemishes) and fine lines (e.g. around the eyes). I find setting it with a powder helps this, but I’d say the focus for me of this product is coverage rather than finish (I personally use the PHB foundation after for a better finish if I want it).

In summary

This is a really versatile product. I love how easy it is to apply (I use my fingers), and how portable it is. I’ve been taking this to the gym with me so that if I look red-faced I can use it after my shower to tone things down a little! The fact it can be used as a foundation is brilliant and I think if I had a slightly darker tone I would probably experiment more with this. I do use it on its own when I want a bit of coverage on some areas but not a full face of make up and it’s great for that.

Repurchase?

I imagine so. I’m looking to buy shade 22 in future to see if it might be suitable to use as a foundation.

Purchase details

RMS Beauty “un” cover-up* is available from LoveLula* for £34.00.

*Affiliate link: I may receive a small commission if you purchase via this link.

Natural Makeup from LoveLula

I recently entered a competition on the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club on Facebook, and won £100 worth of credit to spend on makeup from LoveLula* to review for a video. I had a lot of fun choosing the products (though narrowing down my wishlist and sticking to a £100 budget was tricky – I did go slightly over but there was an offer on at the time!). As always with LoveLula, the delivery arrived really quickly and I was soon able to start trying the products.

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Natural Makeup from LoveLula

I got the following items:

After a couple of weeks of testing them out and seeing what I thought, I sat down and turned the camera on whilst applying them and nattering on about what I thought about each product. I then spent an afternoon editing the video to add in the close ups and product information (and remove a few unnecessary bits like letting the cat out of the room!), and this morning the video went live on YouTube. You can view it at https://youtu.be/OSAWjVOnXxw or embedded below:

I really enjoyed trying the products out and sharing my experience – it fits well with two of my authentic motivators which are learning new things and sharing my learning with others to help them. I think it’s why I’ve always enjoyed blogging and I appreciated having the ability to be able to talk about things in a video format (I didn’t intend for it to be 30 minutes long but that’s how long I needed!).  I have also written blog posts for each of these items and they’re scheduled to be posted over the next week (one each day).

I think I’d like to do more videos in future so I hope you enjoy watching this. If you have any questions or comments (or recommendations for me to try!) please feel free to leave them either on this blog post or on the YouTube video. Thank you 🙂

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Going natural

Recently I’ve been spending time on the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club on Facebook and am discovering more about natural skin care and make up. I guess this was a natural shift after moving to cruelty free products just over 18 months ago, and adopting a reducetarian diet (I don’t tend to eat meat unless I have limited options due to my existing dietary needs because I have coeliac disease). Most of the beauty products I use are vegan, and I’m moving more to avoiding products that contain animal products (for ethical and environmental reasons) or chemicals (for health reasons).

I don’t wear much make up but I do have a lot of skincare products. I love using skincare, but I’ve realised I may be using too many different products and might benefit from simplifying my routine and the products I use. I’m slowly moving to natural products and reducing the amount of different products I use. This should hopefully streamline the bathroom cabinet and make travelling easier too. I’ve noticed that although my skin is still fairly smooth (I’ve always been quite fortunate with my skin), I’ve had more breakouts and scarring recently and think simplifying things and using less chemicals might help. I love the Sukin Supergreens moisturiser and mask, so I’m going to be trying the serum from that range when my current serum is finished. I’m also looking to try a new cleanser either from Sukin or another similarly priced brand as my current Oskia one isn’t cheap! I could do with a toner or AHA exfoliator, a night cream, and a day moisturiser with SPF, and an eye cream/serum. Any recommendations appreciated! I have combination skin (more dry than oily) and like to use products that leave my skin moisturised and dewy.

On the make up side of things I’ve fallen in love with some PHB, Inika, Pacifica and RMS items so am keen to try more from these brands. My wish list is growing rapidly but I don’t need much more for my make up collection to be complete. I’m still looking for a BB cream, long-lasting (ideally waterproof) mascara, highlighter, and long-lasting lip colour, and possibly a liquid foundation.

Do you have any recommendations of natural brands or products? If you’re new to this too I can highly recommend LoveLula* and the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club.

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