RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up + How to Set Your Concealer Properly
I’ve kept my eye on RMS’ “Un” Cover-up for quite some time before purchasing. I’ve read tons of reviews but they were kind of all over the place—everything from rave reviews to serious distaste— so I couldn’t get a good sense of the product. Just so happens that ABC Carpet here in NYC carries the line so I actually got to try it out before buying, and I have to say that I really love this concealer. If you’re into natural minimal ingredients, but don’t want to sacrifice quality, this concealer/foundation is an excellent multi-tasking option.
“Un” Cover-Up is actually pretty sheer and will offer light to light/medium coverage. It’s designed to even out the skin tone and provide additional coverage to areas of redness or blemishes, but it’s meant to let your skin shine through. I purchased #11, which is currently the lightest color, but they do have a lighter shade coming out soon. The pigment is really good, the texture is easy to blend and if applied sparingly and set with a powder, it will stay put for hours. I’ve worn it out on many occasions this summer and haven’t had any problems with it moving or creasing.
I’ve read some complaints that it was too thick or oily, but I don’t find that to be the case at all. This is a creme concealer/foundation, so yes, it is going to be thicker than a liquid concealer, but I’ve tried so many creme concealers that are WAY thicker and far more oily than this one. If you find this concealer too thick, chances are you are applying it too heavily. This is not a full coverage creme concealer, so do not expect this to conceal serious dark circles—that would require color correction anyway— because that’s not what it was designed to do. The product description on the website states:
Use as a foundation or a light concealer as it visibly melts into the skin while covering imperfections and redness.
How To Apply
If you’re having problems with your concealer moving or creasing—especially under your eyes— listen up. First things first, unless you have excessive dryness under your eye, you’re probably not going to need to apply a separate eye cream beforehand because the natural oils in the base will offer some moisture to the area. If you do need an additional eye cream, let it sink in and blot off any excess with a tissue before applying your concealer (this goes for any concealer you apply), otherwise it will slide right off or crease.
You can apply this with a synthetic concealer brush, but I find the best results are achieved with clean fingers. You’re going to want to apply sparingly, so take a clean finger and very lightly wiggle your finger across the top. Then press the concealer into the skin lightly using a patting motion (don’t swipe or rub). Keep patting until it’s completely blended. If you need additional coverage, repeat only in the areas that need it and make sure to set it with a powder. I use RMS “Un” Powder to set (review coming soon) because it’s extremely lightweight, virtually undetectable and sets this concealer perfectly.
Setting Concealer Properly: The Makeup Artist’s Trick
I’ve noticed that a lot of people struggle with creasing concealer—regardless of the concealer type or brand—so I want to give you a couple tips. When setting the concealer under your eyes and in the t-zone, it’s better to use a puff than a brush and here’ s why: you want to press the powder into the concealer to set it— whereas a brush tends to wipe away the concealer if not done very lightly. The proper way to use your puff (any puff you like) is to hold your puff like so:
Then dip the end under your fingers (where you have the most control) very lightly into the powder and knock off any excess.
Then you’re going to “press and roll.”
Press down and roll your fingers to the right (or left if you’re a lefty). If you have white residue left on your face, you’ve applied too much powder. Make sure to do this very gently—and viola— your concealer’s not going anywhere. If you’re having an issue with too much powder on the puff, store your puff elsewhere and don’t forget to wash it periodically.
The color range is limited, but I’m assuming that they will expand their range. This does contain beeswax so it’s not vegan-friendly.
*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol(non-GMO), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499]
* CERTIFIED ORGANIC
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