May 13th, 2017
If it seems like there’s been a lot of RMK going around lately, it’s because the collections have been overwhelmingly large and I decided to split them up. I apologize if I keep taunting you with stuff that is not physically available in your country, but as always, if you see something you like, feel free to drop me a line and I can always see how best to get you some!
Continuing with RMK‘s 20th Anniversary celebrations, there is a small but interesting color makeup collection that accompanies the relaunch of the brand’s base makeup [read here]. These are some of the boldest and most exciting hues that I’ve ever seen from RMK, just check out the swatches below!
RMK’s 20th Anniversary Makeup Collection is entirely limited edition, and consists of a specially designed eyeshadow palette accompanied by a cute makeup brush set, 5 eyeshadow singles, and 3 blushes.
No celebration is ever complete without a standout limited edition palette, and this RMK 20th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette is truly a collector’s item. It is a cute eyeshadow palette made up of neutral cream/shimmering beige/brown/taupe. The adorable tiny pink heart as well as the white letter borders are oversprays, and will wear off with the first sweep of your brush so be warned! For those of you who can bear to put brush to the palette, you will be happy to know that the shades are all nicely pigmented by RMK’s standards, and blend nicely with each other.
There is a tiny 20th Anniversary Brush Kit that is sold separately, and designed to fit the eyeshadow palette. This is a 6-piece set comprising of a case that holds the anniversary palette within the main compartment, and with pockets to hold the brushes in the front. There are 2 eyeshadow brushes with actual useable bristles that feel sufficiently soft and do not poke my eyes; 2 sponge eyeshadow tips; and a slanted tipped eyeliner brush. The handles are pink and adorable, but rather short and thin which may not be so practical for those with larger hands.
In case the light neutrals in the anniversary palette do not appeal, RMK has designed 5 limited edition Ingenious Powder Eyes N eyeshadow singles in rather dramatic hues to entertain.
As you can see from the swatches, these are more pigmented and intense than anything we’ve seen from RMK lately, and the palette is markedly warmer toned. I don’t usually wear warm-toned shades, but these are sufficiently light-handed with the yellow hues, and actually go on easily on my eyes.
I surprised even myself, and managed to put all 5 shades to work in this eye look. I started with the medium copper shade EX-19 on the inner half of my lid, and added on the dark bronze EX-23 on the outer half. Thereafter I dabbed on a bit of the light EX-20 chrome gold on the middle of my lid, and popped the pale gold EX-21 on my inner corner. Finally, I smudged the dark brownish-plum EX-22 along my lower lash line.
And equally bold and dramatic are the Ingenious Powder Cheeks N!
There are 2 interesting options for blush – EX-17 is a cool-leaning salmon pink with flecks of pale pink micro-shimmers; and EX-18 is a slightly warmer brownish plum that contains bits of pale pink and golden micro-shimmers. EX-16 is a pale pink highlighter that is devoid of shimmers and has a satin matte finish.
This is the full makeup look featuring the eye look detailed earlier. For the cheeks, I am wearing EX-18 as a contouring blush – along my cheek bones on the sides of the face, a tiny bit of EX-17 just on the apples, and EX-16 on top of the cheek bones to highlight.
This is quite an unusual play for RMK, but I’m really loving the stronger tones from this collection. I hope this signals a bolder and edgier RMK for the collections to come! Check them out in stores if you can!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.