Make-up bags are getting heavier and heavier as we add ever more ‘must-have’ products to our kits, so any product that is multi-purpose is a welcome addition.
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek
Lip2Cheek is a lovely, duel use product from RMS Beauty, which, as it’s name suggests, looks and works beautifully on both the cheeks and the lips. It’s creamy texture makes it really easy to use and it can be applied (sparingly) with either your fingers or a brush. Containing naturally occurring ingredients such as jojoba and argan oils and cocoa butter, Lip2Cheek both hydrates and protects whilst giving a natural looking blush to the skin.
Available in 6 beautifully natural shades, with one to suit most skin tones, the Lip2Cheek range comes in two finishes; sheers and pigmented stains. The sheers are the softer, more natural tones; Muse (nude-beige with a pink hue), Smile (coral toned) and Modest (a soft cherry pink), whilst Promise (warm salmon pink with a slight gold shimmer), Illusive (burnt rose with a hint of plum) and Rapture (deep brown based red) make up the more densely coloured stains.
I know from taking my Lip2Cheek around the Med with me last year (a great space-saving product if you want to pack light!) that it is a little temperature sensitive being an oil based product, however a little time spent in the fridge after being in a warm environment and it soon goes back to normal. As it is an oil based product, it is pretty waterproof too (even with a little bit of rubbing) – making it a perfect natural make-up for those water-tank shoots!
Although none of the RMS products are, at present, certified organic, Lip2Cheek does contain a large number of certified organic ingredients and is created with 100% natural minerals. The only exception to this is ‘Smile’, which does contain a very small amount (0.5% to be exact) of synthetic pigment. Thinking beyond the product itself, the products are responsibly packaged in a recyclable glass jar with an airtight metal lid, therefore reducing the risk of polluting the product with plastics.
Priced at £34.00, this little pot (approximately 5g) certainly is value for money. Lip2Cheek lasts forever (although two years is it’s recommended maximum lifespan) and being a two-in-one product it is easy to justify the cost when restocking your kit.
RMS Beauty was established in 2008 and is the brainchild of New York based Make-up Artist Rose-Marie Swift. After suffering her own health problems and concerned by the levels of toxins in many traditional brands, Rose-Marie looked to creating a range of luxury make-up products that did not compromise the well-being of the wearer.
Available in the UK from (amongst others) Content
(*) denotes ingredient is certified organic
*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Tocopherol(non-GMO), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) seed Oil, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Carmine CI 75470, Mica CI 77019] SMILE: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Tocopherol(non-GMO) *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/-Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Mica CI 77019, Iron Oxide CI 77491, CI 77492, Red 30 CI 73360, Red 6 Lake CI 15850]