I came out of the womb with a love for animals, and as a result became a vegetarian many years ago as a child, once able to articulate this desire to my mother. As an adult I feel it is a healthier option, in addition to, my affinity toward animals. Of course, a vegetarian lifestyle usually leads those living it to ponder other areas such as beauty and fashion. Today I’ll keep the focus on beauty. Although I’m not legalistic about it as many I know, I have made many adjustments to create balance. Most of my skin and body care products are organic with the exception of a few creams…Revive and Alpha Hydrox which keep my skin luminous and smooth…I personally feel a few active products are necessary to target specific concerns.
I decided the best way to create balance would be to transition to organic make-up exclusively. I have had many challenges on this front…”It isn’t dark enough,” “It doesn’t stay well!” “Where’s the pigment??” I’m happy to announce, I can lay those questions to rest thanks to celebrity make-up artist, Rose-Marie Swift, owner and creator of RMS Beauty…consider it skin care with mineral colour. It is based on living and organic principles and contains absolutely zero toxins or chemicals.
Let’s start with the “un” cover-up. Used as a concealer or light foundation this product gives the skin a youthful, fresh appearance while minimizing the look of pores. Each shade is created to self-adjust to the skin, the result is flawless, even coverage. The shades offered are 11, 22,33, & 44 which work with most skins. This product won Allure “Best Concealer” for 2011 & 2012
RMS cream eye shadow is a veil of sheer, reflective colour leaving the lids dewy and healthy looking. I love the fact they are easily applied with the fingertips and contour naturally…a few of the shades also double as highlighter and lip shimmer.
Lip2cheek colours combine hydration with protection, the intensity of the pigments range and the results are natural and clean. The colours settle as if they are emanating from your own skin, leaving a flushed, modern look. Don’t be afraid of the deeper pigments, they are quite blendable with just a swipe of the finger tips or a dusting of “un” powder over…more on “un” powder in a moment.
Now that colour is covered, which are all ‘must-haves’ in my humble opinion, the following are ‘must,must-haves’ and belong on every girls vanity from the east to west to the north and south. Clockwise, the beauty oil is chock full of goodness for the skin, exotic oils and herbal extracts. I use it as a nighttime treatment and sometimes as a primer. It absorbs into the skin almost immediately and provides a velvety surface for make-up or skin care products. Next, living luminizer is amazing and unlike most…it doesn’t contain glitter particles or sparkle, but allows for highlighting by way of a unique satin pearl finish and looks great on every skin tone. It also won Elle “Best Beauty Product.” Finally, the “un” powder is virtually invisible! It is ultra fine and lightweight, minimizes pores, softens the look of the skin and clearly, the ONLY powder you will ever need.
Visit RMS Beauty for yourself to get more information on the products and company. These products have had a beautiful effect on my skin, so much so, when I use products laden with chemicals, my skin repels. After much deliberation and great reluctance, I finally parted with my Chanel, Laura Mercier and the multitude of other toxic lines once used.
Finding new homes for everything was effortless as a few of my girlfriends seized upon the goods like vultures; ostensibly afraid I’d change my mind! Someday, maybe I’ll get them to come around…