|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Cool Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm still trying to figure out if this is for me because I keep going back and forth to MAC Studio Tech because MAC packaging is much more convenient since it comes with a sponge which make application very easy compared to this. Anyway, hopefully I will make up my mind and stick with one of them because trying out so many foundations is really getting old.
I really like this product because it give great coverage, many shades for every different complexion out there and once set with translucent powder it doesn't come off or get on everything. I think MAC Studio Tech, NC 50/NC 55 copied off of this. At this point this is my HG foundation because LM, Deep Bronze and Toffee Bronze foundation doesn't have the perfect match color for me like RCMA Shinto 6 or 7 for foundation and Shinto 5 concealer under the eyes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this product. It's so worth every penny! It has great full coverage! It's straight super star/photo quality in real life and esp in photos. I love how it looks & it covers everything. Its absolutely wonderful!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
this stuff is truly amazing. It lasts all day and does not give me any breakouts or other unneccesary problems. It is the perfect color for my skin (NW15/20) and I wear the ivory colour. A little of this stuff goes a long way, so the little container should last me ages. I find the packaging to be plain, but very efficient in it's simplicty. If you have never tried stage makeup, and I never thought of it. GIVE IT A TRY. It ends up being half the price of the Chanels, etc's..., and the coverage is superior (no need for concelear).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Just bought the Shinto mini-palette for my makeup kit and decided to give it a go on myself before I start to use it on clients. All I have to say is that it's AMAZING. When applied properly, it truly looks like a second skin and didn't require any maintenance (i.e. powder, blotting) throughout the day. I have a feeling I will be using this one a lot in both print and film work. It's no wonder this foundation formula has been so popular among makeup artists all these years. There is nothing else on the market like it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have to thank Olivia for the detail description of this product otherwise I would not have find it. I paid Cad$39 in a local store for Shinto 2 which I find it too dark. I am NC 30-40. So I order some samples from Camera Ready, KO 3 matches me pretty good. This fdn has interesting yellow, ie. their yellow has warmth to it, (as opposed to jaundice that progresses to brown dirty as the shade deepens) but not the bronzer orangy kind.
By using a clear silicone primer first, I can spread this to a light & sheer, then I go back on those baggy babies under the eyes & the liver spots, using this as a concealer. Don't skip the powder or it will slip & slide as this is designed for stage. I took one lippie off as it does not suit my oily T-zone unless I go over it again with oil absorbing powder throughly.
The 1 oz. jar will last me for quite a while.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
oh boy...if you are considering using this foundation, please ask yourself the following questions.....
1) Am I a makeup artist? If you are, or trying to be, then by all means, knock yourself out, but regular girls rarely need this kind of coverage.
2) Did I once suffer from serious acne and/or a Mac studio fix addiction? Girl, get over it! you're pretty enough without it, I promise!
3) Will I be dancing in a music video soon? Perfect for that kind of thing, as it holds up like nothing else under hot sun, hot lights, and lots of sweating.
4) Do I use a good moisturiser and have a careful hand with blending? Maybe, maybe you could use this for spot coverage, but please really consider whether or not you need it to coat your whole face.
note to new makeup artists: olive 1-4 is great on men, gena beige for average white ladies, shinto 1-8 covers everyone from jessica alba to angela bassett, and only use tantone on ancient tv newscasters.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like this foundation, but it is a little hard to work with. If you blend it out really well, it does look very pretty. I had to stop using it though because my skin kept breaking out! I kept it in my makeup case and a week ago I decided to try it again, but my skin broke out again! I do like the way this foundation looks, but it is a little bit greasy and that's what I don't like about it. I've tried using it as a concealer under my eyes, but sometimes it settles in a little weird. I'm going to try Illuminaire because I've read a lot of great things about that one! However, I will hang on to what I have left of this and try again every once in a while.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I thought at first I had made a massive mistake buying this foundation, because whilst the color was okay the texture appeared greasy and made my skin look flakey. I washed it all off and exfoliated with a washcloth and re-moisturised. It applyed much better, I pat it in with my fingers and then use a light powder to seal it in. I find this creates a flawless look. I was looking for a n alternative to mmu, because all the mmu brands I have tried have only lasted 3/4 hours on my skin and then turned into a cakey mess. This is how RCMA differs, it lasts litterally all day and when I removed it at night it still looked pretty good. You really have to be careful how you apply this though, because it can look really cakey if you're not careful!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is best so far that I've tried, no oils, petroleum, lanolin etc. Lasting coverage and high pigment, great finish and not greasy at all, feels comfortable on your skin. I have shinto 5 and it's so dark Shinto 4 is dark too, so I have to get maybe Shinto 3 or 2 to see if the color matches me or mix the colors. The company will not be making anymore palette testers, so I had to take that chance. I haven't given up cause I like the coverage and the texture of the foundation, great for photography.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I was so curious about this makeup from what I read that I bought one sight unseen to try it..The sales person said I might be close to KO1 even though I'm not Asian.I usually wear a 20 series in other foundations (light but not fair)...usually a couple shades down the list...anyway I got it and compared to my other foundations and found it to be too yellow.. at first I wished I had ordered the Gena Beige but the sales girl had said it might be too pink for me..Update well the Gena Biege turned out to be perfect! Well I couldn't believe how good it looked so I took it with me on a company trip. One night we had a cocktail party and I used all my evening brands and when I went down to the lobby a person I don't really know with the group came up and said" you look so beautiful ...did you have your makeup done by a professional?"...needless to say I will use it again...but for daytime I would go very light as it has heavy coverage which looks bad on older ladies.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
RCMA foundation gives good coverage and is easy to blend. It gives a non cakey finish and feel.
I use The SHinto Line.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm really bummed this one didn't work out: I had high hopes based on the reviews. The color selection is great; KO-1 matches my NW-20 skin well and looks much darker in the pot than it applies. I had no problems with the application: applied w/a damp sponge for lighter coverage (patting well to blend), dry sponge to conceal and set w/powder (powder seems to greatly enhance this one)the finish was natural/matte. But that's as good as it got. While the finish was natural in most light, it didn't provide very good concealment of redness and uneven pigmentation. Worse, within one day a pimple began to emerge on my, usually clear, cheek. By day two, another. And, by day three, I had dry, flakiness on my chin (which is never a problem). Perhaps this is a rare reaction. I'm usually not terribly sensitive to topical products. Nonetheless..."next!"
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I hoped Porcelain would highlight cheekbones, forehead, lipbow, etc. With a pale shade just this side of ghostlike, RCMA can end any VPPP/goth's search for foundation color-match. This is where the concessions end though--texture woes will continue, believe me, even with the recommended pre-moistened sheer application. Heightens roughness, like a creamier, spreadable MAC full coverage foundation. Looks unnatural/grainy on dry skin, particularly cheeks, and glowy/oily otherwise (then, hand-pressed LM powder leaves texture behind). RCMA is best with a sheer, dewy foundation to minimize/blend texture probs. Coverage is otherwise full, good for photos, stage, and interacting with people 5 feet away. Pluses: no SPF and no irritation. (me: dry rosacea-prone German-Irish skin, 30's)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I demured quite a while about writing a review for this product . . . I rated this a 3 b/c I find it to be an average/good product rather than the stellar one I would have expected based on the reviews here.
Application with a sponge is a cinch and yields nearly complete - but not flawless - coverage. I also find that it requires a heavy application of powder to set and that even then it does not hold up on hot days. The feel on the skin is also quite heavy. Color selection is exceptional and packaging no non-sense. Price is very reasonable for the large amount of product.
I am still experimenting with this product in the hopes that it has untapped potential. I'll post an update if I find improved ways of using it - unless I do I will not re-purchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
I was able to purchase a palette of RCMA foundations for a recent trip with my band where I did the makeup and I am impressed! For 40 bucks I was able to find perfect matches for me and two band members for the stage. And YES, this stuff looks good on. Really good. REALLY good. I was able to snag the attention of two men and about five women for how good I looked.
The cool thing about the palette was that I was able to mix and match - a separate color for undereyes and for contouring and highlighting came in HANDY! I was areg'lar Kevyn Aucoin with this palette! I'm enraptured! And just for those wondering just what was a good match for me, lean in close..... Shinto II.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I really wanted to love this foundation after reading all the great reviews but I have to say I hated this stuff. It looked very unnatural, felt heavy and greasy and slightly itchy. After four hours I actually had to go home for lunch to wash it off! I tried a few different shades from the sample kit and different techniques to apply it including lightly with fingers, then a sponge and also powdering after to set it and it still just turned oily within a few hours and made my pores more visible and seem larger. The only benefits I could see is it covers well, is easy to remove and didn't break me out. But it looked horrible and obvious on so would definitely not repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this for a couple of weeks now... and i think it might be love. I have been using this with mixed with a drop of the foundation thinner, to make it a liquid, and blending with my fingers. Powder is a must with this for my skin. Used alone, i found it made me look a bit flakey even when i wasn't. This foundation is gorgeous, it covers everything that you might need to cover and makes you look flawless all day!! I even found a colour match for my very pale skin- KO-G (for reference, even MAC and prescriptives don't go light enought for me). I'm not sure whether this shade is availiable everywhere though, I've only seen it at ACMUSE. Lovely, lovely stuff.
Edited to 4 lippies, as tended to 'melt' on my face despite the primer and powder, and is just too much work for everyday.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love RCMA foundation. I wore this on my wedding day and got flawless, even coverage all day. I was surprised to find that my shade was "olive 1" because i'm usually in the ivory/beige/neutral families. This product looks much darker in the pot than once applied. There is a photo of me wearing "olive 1" in my pictures. This was applied at 7.30am, and when I removed it at 1am the next morning it was still immaculate. Highly recommended. Will definitely repurchase when I run out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Oh my gosh! I'm so glad I tried this based on your reviews! This is the first foundation to completely match my skintone and look great! I bought the RCMA 16 color foundation pallete (Shinto Series) from Camera Ready Cosmetics online for 40.00. I'm so glad I did, so I could find the perfect match for me. It was one I would not of tried right away. Olive 2 was perfect for my skintone. If you really don't know what is going to be a match for you (a perfect match), I suggest doing this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been searching for a foundation that has enough coverage for my hyperpigmentated areas and one that is safe for my overly sensitive, dry skin and RCMA fits both criterias! This is my HOLY GRAIL :-D
I wear NC44 in MAC Studio Stick, Golden in Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick and a 50/50 mixture of Toffee Bronze and Sunset Beige in Laura Mercier's foundation. In addition to one of these foundations I would have to use NW40 Studio Pot Concealer in MAC, so it was double work for me.
I use a mixture of Shinto 3 and Shinto 4 to get my coloring and guess what....No Need For An Extra Concealer, YEAH!! This stuff covers beautifully. You do have to be careful not to put too much on, but once you get the hang of it, the coverage can be flawless!! I set it with translucent powder and this stuff did not melt, shift or settle into my lines like other foundations that I have used in the past.
This stuff rocks! So if you need a foundation that has buildable coverage, is natural looking and you have been disappointed with dept store foundations, give RCMA a try! The price is $20.00 a pot.