Unlisted Brand • RMS Beauty 'Un Cover-Up • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love the consistency of this concealer and the way it blends - it takes me literally no work to get this product to cover what I want it to and blend into my surrounding skin. I use this mainly for undereye darkness (which, granted, isn't very dark because I'm still in my 20s) and the creases around my nose. This last week I've started using it to cover up some acne marks as well. It has a nice texture and a little really goes a long way - I'll update once my jar is finished so you can get an idea of how long it lasts. I managed to make a (microscopic) sample from Spirit Beauty Lounge last 2 weeks... so perhaps I'm not your average concealer user.
Cons: there is no reason for it to be so expensive. Even if it IS certified organic. Originally getting hooked on a sample, when I ordered the full-size I was shocked to see how small the container actually was (5.67 grams). It is really terribly tiny.
I am currently in the process for looking for another (all-natural, organic) concealer with a similar consistency and good (non-yellow) pigment base. I wish I had other suggestions to make but I don't. I would love to hear people's updates if they've found something similar/better for less!
Update: I also agree with other reviewers that I think this product clogs my pores (and why wouldn't it? It's basically coconut and castor oil) - I think I can only use this on the skin around my eyes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have dark circles, but I worry about the chemical content of concealers, so I ordered this from Saffron Rouge.
This concealer is very creamy, so it works well on dry skin. That being said, it is quite expensive and I need more coverage for dark circles and redness. I prefer the Josie Maran Argan Blend Concealer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my go-to concealer or all-over light foundation. It stays all day for me without having to re-apply. Yes, it does not cover blemishes that well but it makes them very sheer and yet, it still does make my face look really natural and fresh, not red and blotchy so that's a win. I use no.33 for my medium-tan skin tone, the colour works really well during winter time. It's best when I mix it with no.44 during summer though, it can also be used for contouring when I'm more pale.
I don't find the colour to 'adjust to your skin tone', I think it just means that it really melts with your skin that it looks like it becomes one. Yes it is true, the colour does melt with your skin making it look very natural, but it does not mean that I can use no.11 if I am actually 44. You still need to find your closest colour so that it does not look awkward. I have a slightly darker skin tone on my forehead while the rest of my face is fine with 33, but the colour looks very ashy on my forehead.
In regards to overly moisturising and such, it does not cause any problems. I actually have congested skin especially in my cheeks area, and the product has not exacerbated it even more. I did have a problem with my congestion getting worse the first time I used it, but that's before I learnt how to cleanse my face properly. You have to keep in mind that the product contains no water, it's made out of wax and oil, so the ingredients are VERY concentrated, you only need a small amount (that's why don't be fooled with the size + the price, they last me as long as those liquid foundation). Because of that, it is more likely that those wax ingredients don't get washed off properly during your night cleanse. I do double cleanse every time, and I have no problem, so don't forget to be thorough, always.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This makeup is an absolute miracle! It has completely transformed my skin! I suffer from very dry, acne prone and sensitive skin, and it started once I hit my 20's. I heard of this line from a friend a little over a month ago, and ever since I started using it, I haven't had one breakout! I actually use it as a concealer and a foundation. As a foundation I apply it with my beauty blender and it gives me and absolutely beautiful, airbrushed coverage. It is somewhat sheer, though, so when I want a fuller coverage I apply this and then put my BareMinverals foundation over it. I love that this is organic and all natural. The packaging is nice and compact, the only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is because the price is quite high for how small the container is. But again, I have had this for a little over a month and using it on a daily basis, I still have more than half a jar left. A little bit of this product goes a long way, especially using my beauty blender to apply it. The main ingredient is coconut oil, which I have always been a fan of, it works miracles on your skin AND in your body.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Talk about a waaaaay over-hyped product! Bought this after reading yet another gushing review on yet another chic organic beauty site. In summary: packaging's terrible, price is sky-high, and results are mediocre.
Loved this initially. I dabbed it around my face, then blended with a foundation brush. It gave a dewy, flawless coverage. But unfortunately, it dried out after just a few weeks and became tacky-textured and hard to blend (poor packaging for an organic cosmetic that's supposed to last for months). Then, like the reviewer below, it gave me milia on my cheeks like I've never had before! I think the coconut oil + beeswax + cocoa butter combination is suffocating for my combo skin. My final complaint is this covers dark circles poorly. (It doesn't contain mica.)
Last but not least, the $36 price sticker for this small pot -- with a very basic ingredients list -- is a joke. Burt's Bees could develop a version of this for $10 (and I think did at one point). Products like this make a die-hard organic gal like me almost ready to run back to drugstore cosmetics!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am not positive but I am pretty sure this product is creating milia and clogging my pores. The price is way to high for ingredients that are so cheap. It doesn't conceal much. I love the packaging and it lasts very long but would never buy it again because of the clogging.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is probably OK as a concealer, but it sucks as a foundation. If you want it to look natural you can't put much on, but if you want decent coverage it makes your whole face look excessively dewy. It smells like face paint. The bottle is tiny but if you use it as a concealer then you won't go through it very fast. The colour was very natural and didn't oxidise but the range is the tiniest out there. You have to powder it heavily to stop it from shining so it just ends up as a cakey mess which is such a massive shame as I believe the company's aim of having completely natural ingredients is a noble one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I like this concealer very much, but I have to admit that I find myself trying others when I run out. The thing is it has a tendency to crease heavily under the eyes. So I find myself constantly patting under there to make sure I don't have concealer creases, which in turn eventually rubs it all off and I have to reapply. Rose Marie says that it's all in the application- really getting it into the skin. I just ordered more of this in 22 and I'll have to experiment with really getting it in there to see if this helps at all. I think the coverage and consistency is quite lovely. It's very, very natural looking which is part of the appeal for me personally. You look like you might not be wearing any makeup. Personally I have not had any of the flaking or oily issues as others and I have combination skin. I like the feel, the ingredients, the color and the overall look of my face after I put it on. I agree with one reviewer that it does not have long lasting power, but it does stay put for a few hours if you don't touch your face constantly like I do. If somehow that and the creasing issue could be addressed, this would be a 5 star product for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I haven't written a review on here in a long time, but after just trying out this concealer, I had to share. What an over-hyped product! I have extremely oily skin, but somehow this instantly turned my skin into flakes, and as for coverage, it did nothing. Nothing. I agree with the product's claim that it disappears into the skin - after I had it on, all that was left were concealer-tinted flakes. In addition, this stuff SMELLS. Words fail me on the specific scent, but something like rotten Thanksgiving leftovers comes to mind. After all of the rave reviews, I was hoping that my first foray into organic beauty would be a positive experience, but this product honestly couldn't have been worse for me. I will most definitely be sticking with my chemical-filled Cle de Peau and YSL.
P.S. - I also tried the Living Luminizer as well. I didn't see it listed on here, but it's awful, too. It has a similar rotting smell, it feels terrible on the skin, and although it does give the barely-there glow that it claims to, it also gave me tons more flakes atop said glow, and I would much rather just use a little less Benefit and save my nose and skin the trouble.
Basically, if you have oily/combination/sensitive/acne-prone skin, perhaps this line is not best for you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
* PROFILE - NC30, combination to dry skin. I purchased this in "33", the darkest shade available.
* OPINION - Originally, I thought that "33" would be too dark based on the color in the pot but when I actually applied it, it suited my skin tone quite perfectly. This "un" cover-up goes on moist and light. It is not dry at all, which is ideal for me to use in my under eye area as well because dry under eye concealer is the worst! Texture is smooth, very light and is almost sheer actually. Coverage is minimal which is fine for small or very minor blemishes or if you don't have much to conceal. Not recommended for major blemishes or scars.
* PRICE: €27
* RESULTS - Imparts a very natural appearance and ideal if you want to use a concealer that's not obvious. Suitable for use on a make-up free face for that "almost" natural perfect blemish-free look!
* VERDICT - A nice product overall and quality is good. Plus it's totally organic!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Update Oct 2011 - #22 is almost gone so purchased #11 - this is actually exactly what I needed for my undereye circles! I guess #22 was too close somehow, or maybe because the weather is getting colder, but have been using a combination of the 2 for my awful circles, to much satisfaction. Not for the summertime but definately a fall and winter treat! If you're a user of retinol, this is an awesome addition to your arsenal.
I've been using this for a few weeks in order to give a fair review.... And I can say that I'm VERY happy with rms un-cover.
About me: I have dehydrated (from harsh Chicago water + retinol usage) combination skin with large pores. I'm a classic candidate for a primer, but I don't like the thought of adding this additional layer onto my skin. You'd think a product that's full of oils wouldn't work for oily cratered skin? Wrong! Using this as an all over cover gives a no-make up look, just the bits that I need smoothed out get smoothed out Doesn't sink into my pores, doesn't cling to flakes, makes my skin look naturally better. I use a powder on my t-zone to help this with shine, but I've found that it pretty much lasts all day. And if you want to re-apply, you can because it doesn't cake.
How do I use this? I rub 3 fingers on each hand into the pot, and pat my face all over. Nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately its not strong enough to cover my horrendous under eye circles, but I find that putting some living luminizer on my cheek bones blurs the "lines" between the concealer and the un-cover so it all melts in really well together.
I use 22, which I thought would be a bit too dark but because I use it over my SS it neutralises the whiteness of the SS. Perhaps in the winter I will try 11.
I love the ethos of the brand and the fact that I've managed to simplify my routine tremendously in the morning. (I wake up before the sun comes up, so have to rely on bathroom lighting to get ready - I never feel like I need to check this in natural lighting to know it will look fine). Love the simple packaging and the portability of it - my vanity now has so many fewer products on it! Using this makes me feel like I'm doing something good for my skin. Personally I find the whole "airbrushed flawless" thing off putting - it feels so unreal and high maintainence.
I only wish this was around when I was dating because its the perfect product for a morning after when you want to look good without looking like you're trying to look good :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It is a very concentrated product, but can get oily. I have combination skin and the concealer doesn't always last. The main problem I have with this though is the lack of color choice--there's only 3. I brought mine in 11 and it was a very yellow shade that did not work well for undereye concealing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The only reason why I'm not giving this one star is because of the clean ingredient list. However, if you're paying 36 bucks for such basic ingredients (even if they are all natural), the products HAVE to deliver. This doesn't.
After my disappointing experience with Un Cover Up, I tried two other natural concealers. One by Ecco Bella (Cover Up) and Zosimos Botanicals' Pot Concealer (their mini-size sample pots are only $3 and last a really long time). Out of all three concealers, I am sorry to say that RMS is the worst and the most expensive. They all have similar ingredients, consisting of basic organic waxes and oils. Ecco Bella seems to have the most coverage and lasting time. So if you want to try the RMS Un Cover Up, please take my advice and try the other two first. If you don't like Ecco Bella or Zosimos, you will absolutely hate RMS Un Cover Up. It has the least coverage and even if it conceals minimally, doesn't last more than an hour. It is oily/greasy (but not "moisturizing"), sits on top of your skin and makes it look crusty and flakey.. even freshly exfoliated face. :/
I'm not surprised to see rave reviews here or any other organic beauty blogs and websites. I must say, Rose Marie has one hell of a marketing strategy, easily being able to feature her products in magazines and celebrity reviews because she already has some background and acquaintance in this particular field. I think the reason why there are so many rave reviews about this product IS because of the fact that she is a famous make-up artist and uses her products on Gisele or Miranda Kerr, and all the hypes change people's perception of it. However, maybe I'm the only one who sees that there are much better organic and natural concealers out there that deliver better performance with the fraction of its cost.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Wow, wow. I have a cool, very fair complexion and have mild rosacea, so finding concealers and foundation have always been a major headache for me. I was afraid this product would be too dark or yellow for me (I got the lightest shade, 11), but when I put it on, it somehow managed to cover up the areas I wanted covered, yet matched with my coloring, sort of melted into my face when I rubbed it in. It is an expensive product, but given that it's meant to be used as a concealer and replacement for foundation, it gives a lot of bang for the buck. You do not need much: a little goes a long way. I use it for the darkness in the inner corners of my eyes and the redness around my nose and chin. Not only does the color melt in with my coloring, the texture looks natural as well. Also, this product definitely doesn't irritate my mild rosacea--impressively natural ingredient list for the ingredient purists out there. I haven't found this product causes any breakouts.
Now, I'm going to point out the little nitpicking stuff. I'm not sure if this is a perfect fit for super oily types(I have combination skin). I have this one spot around my right nostril that produces too much oil and causes a bit of "melt" with any type of makeup, whether it's rms concealer or Everyday Minerals pink pick me up concealer, even if I use UD primer. The "melt" with rms in this spot isn't too bad--it doesn't all melt away or disappear, I just have to use an oil blotting paper and then rub this oily spot with my finger when I visit the ladies' room and then it looks fine. But, I could see this concealer being a tad tricky for true oily skin types, thus my scoring this as four lippies instead of five. But excepting that one oily spot on my right nostril, I've gotten away with not putting finishing/setting powder and everywhere else on my face where I applied it staying put all day. Also, when I mentioned this as a replacement for foundation, I'm talking about a nearly naked, very natural look--just rubbing in a few dots of it in spots that need concealer, not a full coverage effect that someone with severe scars or severe acne might be looking for--in situations like I'd recommend using one of Everyday Minerals' color correcting concealers.
The one area regarding this I'm uncertain on is the darker shade range: I'm really unsure whether the darkest shade of this concealer works or not for women of color. The lip and cheek products for rms look like they'd be pretty flattering for both fair skinned types like me and warmer toned women of color, but I can't honestly say with the concealer.
This is the best concealer I've ever used. As a former nanny, I'd say this would be a great product for mothers of small children who don't have time for an elaborate cosmetics ritual--I think you could look pretty nice in a couple of minutes by rubbing in a few dots of this and then adding some Korres lip butter to lips and cheeks. While I love trying out new lipsticks and tinted lip balms, having reached my mid-thirties, I'd gotten pretty tired of trying out the different foundations/concealers with the futile hope it might match my super pale skin. And while I deeply appreciate both the price and the performance of my EM pink pick me up concealer which I use like a foundation, there are some weeks where I get tired of the hassle of mineral makeup, all the brushes that need cleaning, the time involved in applying it, etc. So, I love how rms concealer helps me streamline and simplify things, all the while I get to look way more natural, which my husband likes a great deal.
I know germaphobe types disapprove of the pot and finger application required(the slight heat of your finger means you pick just enough concealer for application), but I honestly don't mind--I make a point of washing my hands right before application. Anyway, this form of packaging means it's a great option for traveling, no fears of spilling--I saved the little cardboard box it came in and put it in the cardboard box when I pack it for travel to prevent the glass pot hitting something in my travel makeup tote. Sorry for this being such a long review, but given that this is a pricey concealer, I really wanted anyone with my skin profile to have all possible questions answered before plunking down her money.
Edit: On my second jar and still loving it. Because I am now firmly in the dry skin category, there is less of a "melt" issue around my nostril. I've also learned that using even less of the product ensures less melt and an even more of a natural look. However, for women on the opposite end of the skin shade spectrum, I just wanted to mention W3LL People's Narcissist Foundation stick has a couple of shades for dark skin. So, if you like the idea of rms products, but they're not dark enough for your skin, check out W3LL People.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love, love, love! Rose Marie is genius and I highly recommend her luminizer, lip and eye products too. This tiny jar ($36) is lasting 4-5 months with daily use. Just a few small swipes are needed to touch up the eye area and any redness/unevenness.
For work/going out, I layer this sparingly in #33 on top of Vapour Organic Atmosphere Soft Focus foundation (#125). The combination works really well for my olive-tan skin. For lazier days, I use just this and have no need for powder.
conceals redness, veins, sallow skin
beautiful, minimalist packaging (fun to organize and easy to travel with)
probably will not conceal "active" blemishes well (I haven't had any since using this though!)
Just FYI: I've found that my skin is in its best shape with a dairy-free diet high in vegetables and low in wheat and sugar, along with a daily multi and cod liver oil supplement.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
It might be good for dry skin types as it is really moisturizing and doesn't get into fine lines that bad. But for my oily complexion it was a disaster. It gives me a really greasy shiny look. Will have to go back to mineral powder type of foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I always have trouble colour matching, especially for concealer so this was heaven sent!
It blends perfectly with my skintone. I got the shade 22. It doesn't dry out the skin, in fact it moisturises and is very natural looking!
Definitely HG material. A little goes a long way.
Update: I still love using this for a natural makeup free look, I use it everyday and I feel confident that I look like I just rolled out of bed with an even complexion. Yeahh, it doesn't conceal 100% like other products but I think the sheerness is what makes it look so great and non-cakey. Been using it for more than 6 months and there's still so much left. I read that some people think that this has dried out, maybe the product just needs warming up? Coconut oil hardens below 25 degrees C so warm it up with your fingers before using :)
Update 2: I recently tried real foundation in a sample (Giorgio Armani) and I missed the light makeup free feeling of RMS. HG for life.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Recently I've been on an "all natural/organic" hype when I stumbled across this little gem. Yes it's somewhat expensive 7g for 38 dollars, BUT since it is all natural and does not contain any fillers, you only need the smallest dab. So in that sense 7g is HUGE and should last you a long time. I am somewhere around a mac nc30-ish and 22 is perfect. 33 is a tad dark and too olivey on me, but I can still use it as the shades seem to be somewhat forgiving while still providing amazing coverage. They seem to almost "melt" into my skin. I love how moisturizing they are and budgeproof. I also love how this can be a multi-tasker and can be use to spot cover as a foundation. My only gripe is when I use it as an under eye concealer, I need to make sure I set it well and let it sink in or else my mascara runs. (though I think this is a personal issue since my eye shape causes my lashes to rub on my lower lid excessively hence the raccoon eyes...damn asian eyes.) At any rate, I LOVE this!! Cuts my morning routine down a lot!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I heard about this product from a book and debated for awhile if I should try it since I was happy with Benefit's concealers. I decided to buy it and am so pleased and impressed with the results. I have No. 11 because I am seriously pale, and it covers well and I don't have to worry about there being a big distinction between where I've applied it to my face and the surrounding skin (I use it to cover reddish acne marks and undereye circles). I think this is great. I will definitely buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I finally took the plunge and bought "11" and I love it! I bought it to use as a foundation, in place of my usual mineral powder.
It blends into the skin nicely and doesn't feel heavy at all. I have fairly oily skin and it stays put well. I wanted something for light/medium coverage and I like that this is buildable. It doesn't clog my pores at all.
The first day I wore it, a friend I hadn't seen in awhile said my skin looked good and that I looked very healthy!
I use a separate concealer under my eyes, as I have very dark under eye circles (I use the lightest shade of Couleur Caramel, which is fabulous for easy coverage) but I could probably use the RMS if I had to- I would just have to layer more of it on than I do with the Couleur Caramel.