Thursday, October 31, 2013

For Minimalist Days: RMS "Un" Cover Up

[Product was purchased by me.]
RMS "Un" Cover Up in 11.
RMS Beauty's "Un" Cover Up has gotten a lot of good reviews (Lily's here, Taylor's here, Xiao's here), and since I've been going easy on the full face foundation lately, I thought I'd give it a try. I ordered 11, based on the reviews above. It's definitely my match. It only comes in 4 shades (11, 22, 33, 44), which is a bummer if you fall past the very limited range.
Swatched with a finger. Seems much paler than me, but it's a good fit for my face. Please ignore the McFlufferson hair. They get EVERYWHERE.
It's a yellow-based product, which is good for me and my yellow-based face. However, I think it does meld into skin well (and both Taylor and Xiao have cooler complexions than I do). I have tested this both as an undereye concealer and as a spot concealer. I am happy to report that it doesn't cake up or look powdery; it looks like skin. Very nice.
ZOMBIE EYEEEEEEESSSSS. RMS "Un" Cover Up is illuminating, as well. It's not SUPER COVERAGE, but it's good coverage, and when you zoom out and look at the full face, it helps a lot. Nothing is going to improve the consistency of skin under my eyes, of course, and I don't expect this to accomplish miracles.

My undereye area is the real problem area - I have dark, dark circles and lots of puffy bags. I usually apply Bobbi Brown's corrector and set with powder; the orange based corrector keeps me from looking ashy. I was concerned that the "Un" Cover Up's yellow base would bring back zombie days, but thankfully, it's luminous enough that it actually brightens up the area again. It does need to be set with a powder, but I find it lasts all day; I dab gently with a ring finger to keep it from blending out too much, and then lightly pat a powder over it (NARS or Annabelle's BB Compact).
Wearing only RMS Uncover Up 11 as base, and other random colored cosmetics, including MAC Whisper of Gilt as an all over highlighter. Sorry for an old hair pic. I think this is the last of them.
As a spot concealer, it's not quite as long-lasting; I still set with a powder, but by the end of the day, redness begins to show through again. It also doesn't completely cover up freckles or sunspots, but hey, if it did, it'd be too heavy for my tastes anyway. I like the luminous finish to this Uncover Up, and the short list of recognizable ingredients also makes me happy.
Still works with the new hair color - doesn't make me too ashy. Here I'm wearing it under eyes and as spot concealer, and used Annabelle's BB Compact Makeup to set it.

I purchased mine from Beauty Sage with a $10 off coupon code and excellent customer service. It's also available on Spirit Beauty Lounge and RMS Beauty's own site for $36.

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*,

may contain + / - : 
titanium dioxide ci 77891, 
iron oxides ci 77492, 
ci 77491, 
ci 77499.