With summer in full force, some of you might question the best way to do your makeup. It’s hot and can be humid at times. If you’re like me, your skin colour ranges a lot based on how much sun you may get on your days off. And a bonus to us acne-prone, our breakouts may be more inflamed.
This has been a personal feat of mine to try to find a way to get the most natural coverage in full light, while not having to buy multiple different shades to match my skin tone of the day. That’s when I finally discovered RMS Beauty.
RMS Beauty is a raw, natural, organic makeup line created by Rose Mary Swift – someone who’s been in the beauty industry for years and has had enough of the toxic, harmful ingredients in products. You can read about her personal experience with beauty products and the toll it took on her health here.
Although it has been on and off sunny here in Toronto, the weather has still been quite depressing. We got a huge snowfall last week for crying out loud! Having said that, I thought I’d make a bright and fun look to counter-act the gloomy, cool weather we’re experiencing in Spring.
The Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner was the beginning of my inspiration, because I’ve been wanting to do a purple eye look to compliment hazel eyes for a while. I thought Tarte’s Tartelette “In Bloom” Palette would balance the eye liner perfectly, with their bright and warm colours. Obviously, this look isn’t excluded for the hazel-eyed individuals out there!
Here’s a step-by step guide of how I achieved this eye look, and the face products I used to compliment it. I’ll throw in my base as well, because this look was meant to be light all around.
Lately as my skin has become drier due to the cold season, it has also become a tad paler, and discolouration is becoming more prominent. Finding a foundation at the drugstore is particularly difficult, because most of the common brands have a pink undertone, and they break me out.
Last year I saw the Cover FX counter at a nearby Shoppers Drugmart, and noticed that this line had a ton of different shades, with different undertones! Because I tan very well and am of Asian and Mediterranean descent, I fall into the golden tones. After some serious swatching, I found that I am in the shade G30: for light to medium skin with golden undertones. I’ve tried other products since purchasing this one (obviously), but I have rekindled my love for this cream foundation, with its amazing coverage and giving me natural, healthy looking skin!
If you’re like me, then you know the agony of losing your sun-kissed skin. Less sun means becoming paler. Not that pale skin isn’t beautiful, it’s just that my face doesn’t match the rest of my body… Because I wash my face morning and night, it is the first to be noticeably lighter, thus inducing me to use a heavy hand with a bronzer. To avoid a muddy, terracotta type look, I decided to splurge and buy the Sappho Liquid Foundation in Kate ($52 CAD). After playing with it for a couple of weeks, I’ve figured out how to best use this product while I still have some colour on my skin!