RMK is a brand that I’ve heard about but never really experienced myself, so when I was invited along for an introduction to the brand I happily trotted along to Selfridges to familiarise myself with both their skincare and make-up lines.
Whilst I’m definitely interested in both the make-up and skincare, the make-up was what really excited me as the colours are fresh, fun and feminine and the sort of shades that I find really exciting; quite an achievement considering how much make-up I actually possess.
RMK is a Japanese brand which is obvious in both the colours and the formulas of the products. There’s a really high-tech approach to the development and whilst you’d expect this in skincare, it’s interesting to find it in the make-up too. For example, the UV Powder Foundation contains both UVA and UVB protection as well as two different types of powder that react with moisture positively so your skin doesn’t look chalky or powdery if you’re sweaty or oil-prone.
The leading skincare products from the brand are the cleansers, of which there’s a balm and a Powder Soap that looks and smells gorgeous; it’s a mix of amazing ingredients – a lot of which are fruit based – that comes in a powder form that reacts with water to become a creamy liquid. I’m thinking the fact that it’s powder form means it will last for ages, plus it’ll travel really well too. The Herb Mists are also exciting and consist of a selection of five beautifully fragranced facial spritzes, one of which is Jasmine which I absolutely love.
The Recovery Gel is another extremely product due to its effectiveness. I was advised to apply it at night without anything on top and leave it to its thing. It’s apparently a wonder product that regenerates and hydrates overnight and it looks really interesting; it’s a gel formula that contains little beads which break down on the skin.
Now on to a couple of make-up items that I thought you might find of interest. Firstly there’s the lipglosses which in themselves aren’t that interesting – there are lovely shades available but what I’m most focussed on is the wand which is a plastic stretched heart shape which allows extremely precise application and results in just the right amount of product. Really impressive and so simple!
The next up is something I have in my collection and can highly recommend, which is the Ingenious Eyeshadow Base – apologies for the rubbish image but hopefully you can see the shade. It’s a creamy yellow powder that works to neutralise redness and can be used all over the eye including to set concealer under the eye. It not only neutralises colour, it also works as a great base for other eyeshadows to make them more vibrant and ensure they last longer. I can vouch for it as it really does work.
Lastly, I thought we could have a look at some of the new seasonal shades for the blushers and the eyeshadows. First up are the new eyeshadow shades and as you can see there are absolutely loads, five of which are limited edition. There are absolutely gorgeous shades and my favourites are Pink Beige which is as beautiful as it sounds (but it was out of stock during my visit, grrrr), Shiny Bronze which I have and is a brilliantly bright almost metallic bronze, and from the limited edition shades Red and Black Gold both sounds awesome.
Next up are probably my favourites from the whole range, which are the beautiful blushers. There is a gorgeous flattering shade for everyone here, so if you’re a blush fan then prepare to spend! I have Shiny Pink which is part of the limited edition trio, and I also love Pale Pink, Silver Coral and the gentle, ethereal look of Pink White which would suit those of use who are extremely alabaster and just want a hint of pink on their cheeks.
RMK are available at Selfridges (both online and instore) and prices are mid-high range with blushers starting at £19, lipglosses at £17.50, eyeshadows at £15 and the Ingenious Eyeshadow Base is £13.50. Skincare is slightly higher priced with the Recovery Gel costing £49 and most of the range sitting around the £30 – £50 mark. Head here – link – for more info on the brand and here – link – for the brand page at Selfridges.