The Prettiest "Nothing" Shades: RMS Beauty
It's no secret that RMS Beauty are one of my favorite beauty brands for their ethos and beautiful products. I've been using their "Un" Cover-Up as a concealer/base, "Un" Powder to set, and Living Luminizer (see my post Highlighter for a Natural Glow here) since 2013. I was long overdue for a restock, and may have added a few new items to my shopping cart.
Photos are true to color!
A highlighter that looks like your skin's natural sheen, but better. Pat it along your cheekbones, on your Cupid's bow, and/or just underneath your lower waterline, and let the light catch.
eye polish in myth
A demure, neutral, mink, "nothing" shade with a bit of sheen that creates a subtle shadowy effect. These eye polishes are bound to crease on any eyelid, most of all my oily ones, so I don't even bother with primer. They crease in such a pretty way that you might find yourself not bothering at all. They're easy to rework, though—just pat your lid with your ring finger to freshen it up.
lip shine in honest
I'm not much of a lip product girl. They're too high maintenance, and I either forget or don't care. But this LipShine in Honest is a game-changer. It is the prettiest shade of "nothing" nude pink—think my lips but better, brighter, and more hydrated. It's made of a mixture of nourishing oils but doesn't feel oily or tacky at all. I even pop some on my cheeks for the perfect flush of blush.
Base products should be one-and-done—a thin layer that allows your skin to look and feel like skin. My three favorites are Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua (B20), Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer (Sand), and RMS Beauty's "Un" Cover-Up in 22 (though I am interested in trying the new Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, because, Meghan Markle). The "Un" Cover-Up is particularly good for covering certain parts of your face while leaving others bare for a seamless, natural look.
You can use clean fingers to apply all of these products, and that might actually be the most effective way to, but I decided to pick up the Skin2Skin Foundation Brush as I prefer to use brushes (or sponges) and wanted one specifically for my RMS Beauty products.
Is it the softest brush I've ever used? No. But it's engineered to work with these products, specifically the "Un" Cover-Up. The denseness and swirled pattern of the bristles work with the creamy, slightly pasty texture of the concealer for an even application, and the handle ensures a good grip. It's also convenient that the brush is the perfect size for dabbing into the pots of product.
Have you tried RMS Beauty? What are your favorite "nothing" shades or products? Thank you to the beautiful Jessica of Bare Beauty for the inspiration behind this post title!
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