After making the switch to cruelty free beauty products, I came across the brand RMS Beauty. I’d heard about their “Un”Cover-Up Foundation before from one of my favorite Youtuber Ashley from MakeupTIA. In fact, I haven’t read a bad review of this concealer/foundation, so I decided to give it a try.
This concealer/foundation is incredibly versatile. This oil-based cream concealer can be used as a concealer or a foundation. It is touted as a healthy foundation that not only covers up imperfections but also enhances healthy skin. The creamy formula melds with my skin to create a smooth canvas but also gives my skin a youthful appearance. As an acne sufferer, I was surprised to love this foundation despite the fact that it’s medium coverage.
The “Un”Cover-Up formula is so hydrating, it truly nourishes the skin. RMS Beauty recommends that you avoid synthetic moisturizers under this concealer/foundation. I moisturize lightly when wearing this. Any extra hydration makes it feel slippery on my skin.
HOW TO APPLY
For an effortless application, use your fingers. This takes a little extra time while I’m getting ready, but it’s worth it. The warmth of my fingers blends the foundation effortlessly on my face. You can use a foundation brush, just make sure it’s synthetic. I have used this as a concealer under my eyes and on spots for ‘no makeup’ makeup days. I have also used this as an all-over foundation. The versatile is wonderful and makes it very easy for travel. In fact, I brought this on our weekend way in the mountains.
POWDERED WITH ALL MAKEUP DONE:
Unfortunately, this does not have an extensive shade range. The variety is along the lines of a bb cream, where a few colors will work for most but not all people. RMS Beauty has developed more colors since the original release of this concealer/foundation. Hopefully they will continue to develop more. I am using the shade 000, which is the lightest.
For shade comparison, I am Alabaster in Bobbi Brown Longwear Even Finish Foundation, Ivory Light 10 in Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate, and Snow in Too Faced Born This Way. Those are just a few off the top of my head. I don’t use the Bobbi Brown & Too Faced foundations anymore.
The current shades of “Un”Cover-up Concealer/Foundation are:
000: The lightest shade for the true snow whites.
00: A light shade for fair skin.
11: A pale shade with a subtle yellow base.
22: Our biggest seller. With its yellow base, this shade is great light-medium skin tones.
33: A slightly warm tan color.
44: A darker tan color, which can also be used for creating a tanned effect or for contouring if desired.
55: Warm golden tan.
66: A deep warm amber.
To be honest, when this arrived in the mail, I was shocked at how small it is. I included a picture at the top of the post with the product in my hand, for a size comparison. That being said, the pigmentation is so good that you don’t need a lot of product. I assumed that this was going to be used up so fast, but I’ve barely made a dent in it. For a little price comparison, most foundations come in 1 ounce bottles. This product is .20 ounces. The price is $36, which makes it my most expensive foundation per ounce. For example, my favorite Marc Jacob Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate would be a little under $15 for .20 ounces (it is $55 for .75 ounces).
All that being said, both foundations go a long way. I don’t see myself running out of either one of them in the near future.
The most impressive aspect of the “Un”Cover-up Concealer/Foundation is the texture. I’ve used so many creamy foundations that don’t stay put. This is not the longest lasting foundation, but it definitely stays put until I leave work (I work a little under 9 hours a day). The smooth texture makes application so easy. Generally, I prefer to apply foundation with my fingers. It’s just luck that the recommended application method is your fingers!
Using my fingers gives me as close to full coverage as I can get with this as a foundation. As a concealer, it’s a medium coverage. This has actually been great for my under eye area. I naturally have dark undereyes, and I get very good coverage with this. Sometimes I use a brightening concealer over the top for a little extra coverage (and especially when my allergies are bad).
Note: Please make sure your hands are as clean as possible. Using your fingers can be less hygienic. I wash my hands before and after I apply my foundation.
Since the finish is so healthy and hydrated, I set this with a powder. I don’t have a current powder to recommend with it; but I do want to say that a lighter powder is better. My skin is combination/oily, and I look shiny throughout the day. My skin needs to be powdered about mid-day, especially if it’s humid outside.
I also wanted to include a picture that I took of my skin while we were hiking in the mountains. Yes, I wore makeup while I was hiking. Not only did I expect to take pictures of myself (and wanted to look my best), but it was also a great way to see how this concealer/foundation performs under ‘pressure.’
Overall, I love this foundation. Personally, this is going to be a staple in my makeup bag. I love this creamy texture and the hydrating properties. My skin looks and feels so healthy when I’m wearing it. The high price point per ounce is a little dissuading, but I do see this lasting a long time. Price point is such a personal aspect of a review, and it’s all relative to your own budget and concerns. Supporting a brand that is natural and cruelty free is important to me, so I am happy to repurchase this concealer/foundation once it’s used up.
This looks amazing on my combination/oily skin, and I imagine it looks just as amazing on drier skin types. Keep in mind that if you have oily skin, you’ll want to set it with a powder.
Thanks for reading this review! I hope to provide more cruelty free reviews in the future.
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