I started a no-foundation routine a few weeks back, which turns out to be rather pleasant experience with lots of learnings, I’m still in the process of gathering my thoughts and will share that in a bit later. But today, I need to take a moment to talk about the RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up Concealer/Foundation, which has been has been a total standout from my no-foundation challenge.
I have had this pot for quite a while (in all honesty, it probably has past its due date), but has only been using it as an under eye concealer for the longest time. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fabulous concealer for the eye, as a matter of fact, I would say this is one of my favorite under eye concealers (I prefer this over the Glossier Stretch Concealer). However, this whole no-foundation challenge has really helped me discover its true potential as an overall complexion product.
Not much to be said, a simple, practical pot design, closes tight, doesn’t dry out the product. Ultra compact, which I adore for travel.
It doesn’t have the widest range of shade selection, but certainly a decent one (16 shades in total as I can see online). I’m in the shade 22, which works well as concealer as well all over the face foundation. If I had to pick again, I may try a shade light for a bit of brightening effect for under the eye.
This is where this product truly shines. It has a very light consistency and blends into the skin with just a few light tabs, no need to bring out the beauty blender or concealer brush, your finger can do all the work. It strikes the perfect balance in terms of coverage to my liking – it’s light coverage with initial application, and can be built up to medium coverage if desired. You can still see my dark cycle popping through (so not masking effect), but it makes them less scary.
If doesn’t just stop here. Not only is it lightweight and has the optimal coverage for people prefer natural makeup, it also has the perfect hydration vs. setting in balance. Similar to the Glossier Stretch Concealer, I find it to be very dry skin friendly, in the sense that my under eye and dry patches on the face don’t look worse as the day goes by, but unlike the Glossier Stretch Concealer, it’s not too moisturizing that it moves around, and doesn’t get overly dewy or shiny at the end of the day. So if you don’t have much luck with the Glossier Stretch Concealer because it’s too moisturizing for your skin type, the RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up concealer might be worth a try.
If you take a look at the before & after picture below, yes, it’s not a significant amount of difference, but that’s kind of the point for me. My dark circles and eye bags are still there but look slightly better, my complexion is more even, though far from perfect. It’s a noticeable improvement, while still look like my own skin.
For all over the face, I would normally take a buffing brush, lightly dab a few times into the pot, and liberally apply to the entire face with more focus in the areas I want a bit more coverage. Quick and Easy.
With this product, I normally would set the under eye and all over the face lightly with either the Charlotte Tilbury AirBrush Flawless powder or the Hourglass. Once it’s set, I have no problem wearing it for 8-9 hours with minimum fading. Yes, there will be some creasing around the eyes, but I have fine lines, and expecting no creasing whatsoever is just not realistic. Given how lightweight it feels on the skin (most of the times, I don’t even feel it’s there) throughout the day, and how low maintenance it is, the little creasing is totally acceptable to me.
In summary, I think the RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up Concealer/Foundation is fabulous, and would especially suit people who are looking for a low maintenance, multi-purpose complexion product, and usually gravitate towards a more natural, subtle day to day makeup look.