Saturday, July 21, 2012

Some LM + RMS Beauty Purchases

Having sworn off impulse buys, I naturally made some this week. I justify it by the fact that I'm frantically searching for the perfect travel-friendly stash, replete with multipurpose products that needn't be fussily applied with a dozen brushes and a well-lit vanity. Although I absolutely knew I needed the RMS Lip2Cheek since first laying eyes on it here, the LM purchases were a sort of consolation prize after heading all the way to my local Nordstorm, only to hear that they hadn't received their shipment of the new Shiseido Lacquers. Nevertheless, I'm glad they hitched a ride home with me.

Yet-to-be-sullied purchases
LM Lip Stain in Mulberry, RMS Lip2Cheek in Rapture, RMS Solar, LM Caviar Stick in Khaki

Natural light: Mulberry, Rapture, Solar, Khaki

Flash: Mulberry, Rapture, Solar, Khaki
Mulberry is listed as a "red-plum-brown" per the LM website, which I think is a fairly apt description. It's a warm, browned, rosy red. LM's Lip Stain formula is a tad on the waxy side (think a thicker version of Chantecaille's Lip Chics) but still pleasant to wear.

Rapture doesn't appear nearly as brown or deep in my swatches as it should -- in reality, it's a warm, darkened blood red. This shade hearkens back to the browned-neutral-'90s-face, which means I needed to own it from the moment I saw it.

Solar was a generous sample from RMS, a coppery metallic gold. I had popped it in the fridge after its sweltering stay in my mailbox, making it difficult to swatch properly. I can see where these shadows wouldn't quite "set," but I think those inclined to a more organic look would appreciate the decidedly un-fussy texture and prompt finger-fixability. 

Khaki, a greenish brown with subtle shimmer, is my first purchase of LM's famed Caviar Sticks. I've always been wary of their creamy smoothness because of my oily lids, but MUA has assured me that they wear like iron despite their extreme softness.


1 comment:

  1. Love RMS Rapture it's my go to red-colour! :) It's good that you got it fast I heard RMS is discontinuing the colour.

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