rms beauty Lip2Cheek in Curious

rms beauty lip2cheek in Curious

I’ve been lusting after an orange blush and lippie since the Revlon Lip Butters came out, and was simultaneously ecstatic and hesitant when rms beauty came out with an orange lip2cheek as part of their Wearable Brights collection. Ecstatic because, ORANGE! In the green beauty world! What a fun color to combat the thinking that green beauty can’t be vibrant! But hesitant because I wasn’t too sure if my skin could take the coconut oil (which is essentially the core of the rms line).


Fast forward months later, I’m at the James Corbett Studio pop-up in New York, this wonderfully kind makeup artist is teaching me tricks with rms, and I ask for Curious for my cheeks.

I fall in love.

rms beauty lip2cheek in Curious (in action)

It’s bright, but it’s totally wearable on both cheeks and lips.

On my cheeks, it takes on a bit of redness, giving me a warm flush that isn’t clown-like (unless I pile on the color–two rubs in the pot plus light patting motions are usually enough). On my lips, it turns into an orange pastel over my natural rosiness. The formula is gold–I tend to stay away from it if I’m wearing powder foundation or am breaking out, but when I layer it over ‘un’ cover-up, there is no funky cakiness on my cheeks nor any crackly business on my lips (given that I have taken proper care of my lips).

tl;dr A super wearable orange blush and lippie that gives me a warm, non-clown-like flush.

And a bonus: here is Curious in real life. Enjoy~


Disclaimer: I purchased this product myself from The Detox Market. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I attempted to preserve the true coloring through the photos–I fiddled with lighting and contrast on the first photo since it was previously too dark and increased sharpness in the second photo. The first photo shows the coloring just slightly more intense than it is in real life.

Ingredients: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, * Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) 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 Oxide CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019, Red 30 CI 73360, Red 6 Lake CI 15850]
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Best of 2013: Makeup

Happy New Year! I am starting off this new year with one more look back at 2013. Wrapping up my Best of 2013 series (skincare and bodycare here, in-the-shower here) are my favorite makeup products of the past year.

The ‘un’ cover-up was my gateway into rms beauty, which led me to the cream eye shadows, lip2cheeks, and lip shines. I love the eyeshadows for how easy they are to apply–just a simple swipe and blend, and there you have a luminous, beautiful, wearable color. Pictured is Solar, my favorite, which is golden (pun intended). I keep falling back in love with the Smile lip2cheek for its beautiful coral color which brings life back into the face, but I also have been loving Rapture, the pictured brick red, on the lips and cheeks for the winter season. The Sublime and Sacred lip shines were favorites over the summer for their glossy, bright colors (fuschia pink and bright pinky red, respectively). I have been keenly missing my living luminizer which I accidentally left at school, which got me addicted to highlighting the inner corners of my eyes. It give such a beautiful, natural glow!

I resisted Kjaer Weis for a while due to its price, but once I tried the mascara, it was an easy tumble down into the eyeshadows, the blushes, and newly, the foundation. First, obsessed with the beautiful, sleek packaging. Second, totally worth it, especially with the refill concept and quality of product. Love the mascara for how it enhances my lashes and mostly holds a curl. So, so, so love the blushes for how easily they blend in and natural they look. Suntouched gives me a peachy pop, Desired Glow is more subtle, and lately Abundance has my heart with its beautiful plummy color. And the foundation. It is a bit drying, yet does not enhance any of my dryness at all. It gives amazing coverage, and is buildable. Huge favorite.

Consonant’s The Perfect Sunscreen is my perfect sunscreen for its slightly tinted formula which is moisturizing and effective. Loved this in the summer, still loving this in the winter. I wear this under my makeup (or as the top layer, if no makeup) everyday.

I have to resist buying all of ILIA beauty’s lip products because they all look so wonderful. My favorite is their lip gloss, which my sister has in Love Buzz (top) and I have in The Butterfly and I (bottom). The formula is so beautiful, so moisturizing, and smells beautifully of citrus and vanilla. Love Buzz is a pretty pinky-purple while Butterfly is more of a nudey peach.

See any of your favorites here? What makeup did you love during 2013?

*Thanks to my gracious sister for hand-modeling for me.