Within Selfridges Exchange Sq, there are approximately 20 plus beauty brands and their counters in the beauty hall. I must know at least one person who works on each counter as I’m in there so often, but I was thinking about how I really didn’t pay any attention to one brand in particular, RMK. After having a mini makeover at Suqqu last summer, I was kindly invited along to experience RMK which is Suqqu’s sister company. I was intrigued, especially as I loved the skincare that Suqqu showed me so I went along and to have my eyes opened to RMK.
RMK is a Japanese make up brand and I think this is the reason why I haven’t delved further into the brand, especially with the make up being designed for a Japanese clientèle. I think my skin tone and love for bright colours has almost pigeon holed me into not trying these more subtle brands. That being said, I am a huge skin care obsessive so I was very excited to see what new cleansing product I could find.
Makeup Artist Lucy was on hand for my session to talk me through some of the nicest skincare that I have ever tried. I was stripped of my current makeup which was removed by using the RMK Cleansing Milk, then followed by a gorgeous RMK Cleansing Balm that smelt like Turkish Delight. I was shown just how well the RMK Foaming Soap and Cleansing Soap performed on the skin before a post cleansing routine using RMK Skin Tuner. The Skin Tuner is a cult product that literally sells out as soon as it hits the shelves. I can see why.
This season the RMK makeup line has been inspired by Vintage Sweets and Tea Parties. Using the RMK Makeup Base and the RMK Casual Solid Foundation, my skin felt fresh and dewy, without looking cakey. It was almost like my skin had a natural luminosity but enough coverage to keep me satisfied. My eyes were enhanced using the RMK Sweet Sugar Eyes in 02, which looks green in the pan yet blends together to make a mysterious gray.
I loved the new take on a plain mascara and RMK have nailed the trend for coloured lashes. I love this black mascara to define and lengthen my lashes and the pink mascara to use on either my bottom lashes or for a pop of colour on my upper lashes.
My favourite product from the RMK Vintage Sweets collection is of course a lip produc. The RMK Vintage Drop Gloss is 03 smells of maple syrup and looks so pretty in the tube that I don’t actually want to use it for fear of messing up the pretty coloured swirls in the tube. The colour transpires as a light pink coral onto my lips and tastes divine.
Finally, I tried out one of the new colours, RMK Nail Colour in EX-29, an on trend minty green colour with a super shiny finish. I love the pro wide brush for easy application and the colour is very reminiscent of Essies Mint Candy Apple.
I was so pleased that I had the chance to experience RMK as I would never had really paid much attention as I really did think it was geared more towards the pale and beautiful skin tones of Japanese ladies. Although some of the makeup colours may not be a great match, there are so many items that I actually wanted to take away with me. I did stop at four products though! Tonight is RMK night with my bunch of skincare samples that I am going to take great pleasure in using.