rms beauty: cream eye polish review + look

Is it just me or does summer wind down? I really *love* the first, delicate signs of autumn, and today’s clean & fab eye product will be ideal for colder days ahead. 

I have bought this, my first ever rms beauty eye shadow or, as the company calls it, cream eye polish in Magnetic earlier in spring/summer out of curiosity and was quite excited. Why? Because ever since I had switched to pure mineral powders or baked, talc-free formulas, I have also obviously stopped using cream formulas: they’re really hard to put together with a free-from recipe that delivers.rms-beauty-cream-eye-polish-packaging-and-sizeBut during warmer days, I almost hated my new €28-purchase: the wax- and coconut oil based formula was constantly slipping away and looking just greasy and blotchy. I have put it aside for when the mercury would fall under the mark of +25°C, and this time is NOW! With about +20°C, Berlin is summery but fresh, and I can’t say I don’t enjoy it after the insane heat wave that we’ve had throughout July.

A Closer Look (Ingredients Check)

*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,*Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol(non-GMO), *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019]
* is for organic. .15oz/4.25g. 28$/ 28€.
Made in the USA.rms-beauty-cream-eye-polish-magneticThe best part:
The water-free formula is ideal for autumn (fall) and winter days as it will nourish and protect the sensitive skin area!

Radiant Glow For Dry Skin

The cream eye polish is great for dry skin and eyelids that start to look somewhat tired.rms-beauty-cream-eye-polish-magnetic-up-CLOSEEven minuscule amounts provide a quite notable, glowy shimmer with a hint of colour that looks just great and healthy – unless you have really oily skin. In that case you’ll look really aged, so provide a little powdery finish – or abstain altogether.

The Perk: Super-Easy to Touch Up

The way to a really beautifying effect is – don’t go heavy on the product. Tiniest amounts suffice. Use your fingers to apply, and maybe a wet cotton tip to get a more defined, “lifted” outer edge. The more product you add, the sooner it slips into the crease.rms-beauty-cream-eye-polish-magnetic-shimmer-angleWhich isn’t the end BTW, because the product is really easy to fix: just put your (clean!) fingertips onto the crease, let “melt” again, and blend it back into place. This is so easy to touch up, it even works without a mirror.

Magnetic Review/ Worn

On the rms website, the colour is described as:

Magnetic: Our biggest seller is this taupe/silver shadow with a hint of mauve.” 

rms-beauty-creameyepolish-magnetic-worn-EOTDOn my skin, the colour looks warmer than the silvery taupe promised, more like a purplish brown (close to when I get a bruise) with a cool metallic shimmer that makes the green of my eyes really stand out – without any perceivable violet tone which is BTW just mega-obvious. Neat!
Since this product is not designed for perfect lines, I prefer to create a smoky, grungy make-up with this particular shade.
Pairing it with just one more colour creates this easy-to-maintain and beautifying look: I add a sublime, not too yellow, rather “nude” gold by alva couleur (that you can spot in my Signature Summer Look) and enjoy the play with textures (dry vs. silky), different radiant finishes (oil/wax gloss vs. mineral shimmer) and “my colours just better” shades of a purplish brown and a bright, golden nude.

rms online shop; I got mine from Amazingy (Berlin-based online shop with EU-wide shipping – last I checked)
Available in 7 shades from champagne pearl to baby blue to a rich brown/black.

The brand founder, Rose-Marie Swift has created the clean beauty brand having experienced a serious toxin and heavy metal exposuredue to her work as a make-up artist!


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11 Responses

  1. Heather in Arles

    Right up my alley! Oooh…very pretty color (and I am talking about the product and not just your gorgeous eye)! 😉

  2. Ahh!! I’m actually wearing Magnetic today! A little bit really does go a long way and I find it’s a gorgeous colour for any time of year. Plus for those gals that have light coloured eyes it’ll really make them pop!

    If you’re looking to try more of her products I think you’ll love her buriti bronzer and the diabolique lip2cheek 🙂

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