review

RMS Beauty Luminizer X Quad

Hello!

Highlighters are definitely are the products that I am slightly (let's be honest.. a lot...) obsessed with. They add glow and life to face and body! There are so many formulations, textures and colors and I want to try them all!

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This is my first ever RMS Beauty product, I was always curious to try something from this brand and when they came out with a four- color highlighter palette, this was it!

RMS Beauty brings natural beauty products made with organic ingredients.

These highlighters are based on natural oils and has creamy texture that almost feels like it melts once touched. They give the skin glossy wet look, depending on the amount you use it can look super high shine and editorial or natural skin like shine.  All colors applies smoothly even on the powdered skin and I find it's easiest to apply them using fingers.

Colors (left to right): Luminizer X, Luminizer Nude, Champagne Fizz, Champagne Rose

Colors (left to right): Luminizer X, Luminizer Nude, Champagne Fizz, Champagne Rose

I am so happy that I got this palette (I got it from Space NK), it does not have any visible chunky glitter and a great color combination. I feel like it leaves a little damp feel to the touch but it feels like nothing on the skin. I would not recommend using powder product on the top of RMS Luminizers as it feels like the powder would just stick to it and not blend well. I guess without the damp feeling the effect would not be as glossy and skin like.

It was quite surprising how long it lasted keeping in mind that I used no powder product to set it - I kept looking at the mirror throughout the day, and it was still there! It's super easy to touch up or apply a little more throughout the day as it layers well. Unfortunately the packaging does not come with the mirror for on the go touch ups, but I can appreciate that they stick to their natural philosophy and tries to save the nature. It's actually packaged in a very basic white lightweight plastic container with a small silver logo on the lid, but I do like minimalistic looking packaging.

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Best wishes,

Zydre Zi

RealHer cosmetics. The lipstick review

We all need a little bit of empowerment (or a lot) and even the smallest gestures can make us fell better and stronger. When I see a makeup company that embrace it, I’m always immediately drawn to it. RealHer cosmetics brand is just about that.

From www.therealher.com:

Our mission is to empower and bring out the best in the modern woman: to know her worth, to feel proud of her individuality, to love each and every one of her flaws, and to not fear who she really is.’

What can I say? It’s just beautiful. Making a world a better place. Now the real test is obviously the quality of the products itself.

I received all 5 lipsticks from their line (I guess they were going for quality over quality and I embrace that). Even though the range is small, but the shade selection is great, everyone can find something for themselves from different skin tones, to seasons, to occasions. And the name of each lipstick colour is an empowering message. So every time you see it, you feel better. How cool is that?

So what do they say about their lipsticks?

‘Introducing RealHer's debut line of gentle, moisturizing lipsticks enriched with Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil and Vitamin E.’
‘Each colour features a soft matte finish with an ever so slight gloss that glides onto the lips smoothly with a creamy rich colour pigment.’

I would say they are definitely more creamy to glossy texture then matte, although I noticed that one color- 'I Define Beauty Myself' is more matte then the rest of the colours which has much more gloss. For those ones I had to blot the lips with thin tissue if I wanted to absorb the moisture and get more creamy finish rather glossy. 

I was so surprised by how actually pigmented they are. One swipe and you get a full on colour. They also have a great staying power and do not dry the lips even a slightest bit (keep in mind I have naturally really dry lips). Two lighter coloured lippies has a perfect combination of creaminess and pigmentation. The more dramatic colours '(Be yourself be RealHer', 'I am Powerful' and 'Women Rule the World') are so super pigmented and creamy that I definitely feel the need of using a lip brush if I want a precise application and a lip pencil to not let the colour bleed outside the lip line. 

My personal favourite is I Define Beauty Myself (well the name says it all, but I love the product as much as the name!) it’s a great cool toned pink which gives you enough colour to brighten your face but still neutral which makes it perfect for every day wear. Second favourite that will be worn a lot in the autumn/ winter season is I am Powerful which is very deep almost smoky reddish berry shade.

P.S. Even though I got these lipsticks as a gift, I was not paid to review them. I am and will always be honest with my opinions.

Best wishes,

Zydre Zi