I thought I would do a quick little post about one of my favorite green beauty brands, RMS beauty! RMS has become one the biggest nontoxic beauty brands out there, and for good reason.

RMS stands for Rose-Marie Swift, a celebrity makeup artist with quite a resume (Gisele Bunchen, Miranda Kerr, your getting the picture right? haha) . Years ago, Rose-Marie started experiencing some health issues and after multiple tests, she learned that her blood contained toxic levels of heavy metals as well as high levels of pesticides and other chemicals. She was surprised when the technician asked if she worked in the cosmetics industry, as she had no idea that could contribute to such serious health issues. To help women claim their right to HEALTHY beauty, she began RMS beauty, a beautiful line of nontoxic, organic color cosmetics line and I absolutely love it!

The BEST thing about RMS: GLUTEN FREE, GMO FREE, SOY FREE, NANO FREE AND THEY DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS, CERTIFIED ORGANIC, their cream colors are packaged in glass (not plastic). Star ingredients used are organic, RAW, virgin coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, bees wax, jojoba oil, buriti oil and more! These ingredients will nourish your skin, prevent aging naturally, hydrate, balance and brighten!

So I actually work in a gorgeous apothecary (check out @ilocollective on Instagram!) that carries RMS so I am quite familiar with the products and how to apply them. We have a lot of clients that walk in that are quite intimidated with RMS and often ask me, “so what do i do with this?” THAT is the magic question so many people want answered about RMS, but I have the answers!!! These RMS tips will help, I promise you!

FIRST: These are OILY products (hence the coconut oil), SO if you have oily/combo skin tread lightly. I personally have oily skin and I make this line work for me and I do so by not using a ton of it! Heck, you don’t even need a ton of it. Setting everything with the un-powder will help immensely as well. Also, the cream eyeshadows WILL crease and they state that on their website so just simply take your ring finger and blend it back into place when that happens. When you blend it you are actually blending amazingly nourishing ingredients into your skin, so it’s really not that big of a deal, right?!

SECOND: Don’t be afraid of applying them wrong, because you can’t!! Rose-Marie recommends blending in her products with your fingers because it blends evenly and the warmth of your fingers makes for a seamless application! When applying blush or bronzer, simply blend a small amount onto apples of cheeks, then take a brush of choice and blend out any harsh edges or lines. It’s SO easy!! With the living luminzer, hit your cheekbones, tear ducts, cupids bow and bridge of nose for an effortless glow. This highlighter is not meant to be a glitter bomb, so don’t keep applying until you see what you want to see. If you want glitter, this one isn’t for you, this gives you a very natural glow!

THIRD: Learn to appreciate your natural self. RMS is not made to cover or change your face, it is made to enhance and give you that extra boost of radiance and confidence. As a makeup artist this was a hard adjustment since I’m used to doing a full look everyday! RMS teaches you to slowly take away certain steps in your makeup routine you thought you needed, but you really don’t. It’s extremely versatile with trend setting shades that will flatter any skin tone. RMS lets your skin shine through, in all it’s glory!

Some of my must-have RMS products are the un -powder, un-cover up in “33”, Lip2Cheek in “Smile”, Buriti Bronzer,  and Cream Eyeshadow in “Lunar”. Please don’t hesistate to e-mail me or fill out the CONTACT form with any RMS related questions!! Peace & Love free birds! Find RMS beauty at http://www.rmsbeauty.com


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