RMS “un” cover-up is “formulated to reveal and enhance healthy skin. “ This creamy, hydrating concealer provides nourishment to the skin while concealing imperfections. It can be used to cover the under-eye area, dark marks, and blemishes or used all over as a foundation. Due to its creaminess, it provides a dewy, radiant appearance while not settling into fine lines. The finished look is incredibly natural. The “un” cover-up won Allure’s “Best of Beauty” award for ‘natural wonder’ two years in a row as a natural concealer.
The “un cover-up” contains all natural and certified ingredients. RMS creator Rose-Marie Swift has an incredible philosophy towards beauty and cosmetics, sourcing only the highest quality ingredients and taking “extreme care in the use of minimal heat in the manufacturing process of this product in order to keep all nutrients and healing properties alive.” This is why you are going to have to drop $36 for this product if you want it. These ingredients are:
cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*,
ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*,
cera alba (beeswax)*,
theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*,
simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*,
rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract*
I picked up #22 for light-medium skin with warm, olive, or neutral undertones. Upon first impressions I was quite certain that #22 was going to be far to dark for my skin tone especially considering the intention of using this product mainly as an under-eye concealer. However, after applying, it seemed to blend rather well under my eye area, matching the rest of my face quite flawlessly. The creamy consistency blended beautifully without any dragging. I used a concealer brush then pat the area with my fingertips to thoroughly blend. There was no settling into the creases under my eye area.
My under-eye circles are a bit of a stressor for me. My dark circles require a full-coverage concealer. While the un-cover up provided exceptional coverage, it was not quite ample enough for my requirements. Ultimately, I highly recommend this concealer to those who don’t have similar needs to mine. I think this concealer would suite the average persons needs very well. The consistency, as well as it’s and beneficial ingredients are the tops for your everyday concealer.
Despite my reservations, I tested this product as a foundation. I was beyond impressed with it versatile performance. After moisturizing skin, and before applying the “un cover-up”, I moistened my skin with a mist (RMS un cover-up doesn’t require pre-moisturized skin). I dabbed the concealer using my fingers onto areas of my face. I then continued to blend the product using a compact foundation sponge. I was fascinated by the way this product blended seamlessly into my skin, matching perfectly to my skin-tone. The end result was flawless and exceptionally radiant with a highly-natural look. I hadn’t anticipated such a fabulous blending capability with a “concealer-like” formulation. The product did however carry a bit of weight on my skin.
I can imagine using this as a luminizer as well, incorporating it into my highlight/contour routine. It is also fabulous to drop in your purse for touch-ups.
I provided before and after photo’s to help show the pigmentation issues that I have. I am wearing only mascara in the before photo, and RMS “un” cover-up and mascara in the after photo. I applied the cover-up under my eye area and in the inner corner of my eye blending slightly on to my lid. The “un” cover-up did a beautiful job, but their still remains some discoloration that I wish to further disguise.
I highly recommend RMS “un” cover-up to those who wish to conceal light to moderate dark circles, light skin discolorations and acne, or to those seeking a natural makeup with medium coverage.