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New In: RMS Beauty

I haven't done one of my 'new in' posts in a long time! It seems however that I have been gaining beauty products at an alarming rate recently and so you can assume there will more posts on the way. Today I'm going to be talking about two new products from RMS Beauty that I have been testing out.

RMS Beauty Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes*
These wipes are quite the innovation for the green beauty sphere. You won't find wipes more natural; they're formulated with nothing but pure coconut oil. Coconut oil is generally a no-no for my skin due to its pore-clogging nature - it rates quite highly in terms of being comedogenic for acne-prone skins. However, these little wipes have been proving quite handy for quick makeup removal when staying at my boyfriend's house. I don't think I'd repurchase due to them being comedogenic but as long as I follow them with an acid toner, my pores seem to be fine for now. They're quite pricey but if you have super sensitive skin (and are partial to a face wipe), they're probably worth a try.  

RMS Beauty Swift Shadow in Tempting Touch TT-76*
I was super excited when I heard that RMS would be releasing a vegan-friendly line of pressed eyeshadows. The shade range is a little confusing (you'll definitely need to rely on online swatches), but after perusing a few blog posts I settled on the shade Tempting Touch TT-76, a beautiful warm bronze shade. This shade is perfect for an all-over wash of colour and is absolutely spot-on for autumn and winter. The pigmentation didn't totally wow me - as I'm used to super-pigmented loose shadows - but it's good enough for what I've been used it for and it is handy to have such a versatile shade in a single pan for travel. I've heard that they work brilliantly wet so I look forward to trying that and possibly trying some more shades. Again, they're not cheap, but they feel super smooth and luxe in spite of the slightly disappointing pigmentation. 

Have you tried either of these new products from RMS Beauty?

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The Summer Makeup Refresh

So June is finally upon us and that means that the summer has finally reared its sweaty head. Where has the last six months gone? Who knows. All I know is that it's time to ditch the bold lips (yeah... not really) and whack out the SPF. Since going green with my skincare and incorporating facial oils into my routine, the oiliness of my skin has drastically decreased and I am well and truly embracing the glow. Here's some of the makeup things I'll be using this summer - we're talking warm tones and highlighter. Lots of highlighter.

A super recent purchase is the 100% Pure Tinted Moisturiser in Alpine Rose and so far so good. Alpine Rose is one of the newer shades, pegged as for the fairest of skins. However, the shade is actually very similar to their Creme incarnation but with a definite pink undertone. Luckily, due to the sheerness of the product, my yellow-leaning neutral skin can pull this off but I'll definitely be looking to Creme if I decide to repurchase. I find it moisturising without being too greasy and the SPF 20 (although not certified) is handy too. On particularly warm days I've been pairing this with my old faithful RMS Beauty Un-PowderI don't use this too much in the winter as I tend to stick to powder foundation, but in the summer it's great for keeping the oil at bay. It's expensive, but this has lasted me nearly two years and the pure silica formula leaves your skin super smooth and the perfect level of matte. 

For the cheeks, I've been loving (as always) my favourite Antonym Baked Blush in Peach. I got this in a past #greenbeautyswap and it's possibly my most used blush of all time. The dome shape has significantly flattened and I'm constantly eyeing up the other shades. Unfortunately, these blushes are expensive - especially with customs charges involved - so I'm staying faithful to Peach for now. It's the perfect all-rounder warm shade that goes with everything while imparting a gorgeous glow that steers clear of the glitterball effect. I then amp up that up with the Brija Cosmetics You Know Who Face Highlight, something that will be purchased in the full size very shortly. 

Also from Brija, I've been loving one of the gift-with-purchase shadows, Good Vibes Only (not available - link to similar). In addition to the perfect blog-appropriate name, this shadow is all kinds of unique. It's a beautiful peachy baby pink with stunning blue reflex. It's absolutely gorgeous on the lid and great for adding a little pizazz when it's too hot to wear excessive eye makeup. But when I do want a smokey eye, I'm reaching for my Hynt Beauty SUITE Eye Shadow Palette in Sweet Canyon. This is a great trio with some great colours. You can hear more about it in my full review. Finally, I'm still LOVING the Pacifica Devocean Lipstick in Natural Mystic. This is a great option if you're into those Kylie Jenner shades (think MAC Soar) and it's super great value for money. I'm definitely going to be picking up more lipsticks from Pacifica.

What will you be wearing this summer?