The RMS UnCover Up has been in my kit for years – it was probably one of the first, if not THE first natural concealer in my kit that actually worked. It is a classic in the green beauty world, and one of those that lures many people into said green world – showing them that natural beauty can and does work.
I went to a masterclass last month with Rose-Marie Swift hosted by Content Beauty. Rose-Marie was her brilliant wonderful self, sharing so many make-up and product tips and making us laugh. One of the things she said was to gently rub the Un Cover-Up into the skin like a cream, it then blends into the skin becoming seamless. It is like an extension of skincare and the minerals will adjust to your natural skin tone.
I’ve always said about making make-up become part of the skin; if it just sits on top then it looks like make-up. Yes we’re using foundation etc to make our skin look smoother and more even-toned, but I’m sure most people would like to be complimented on their lovely healthy fresh looking skin, rather than their foundation!
The Un Cover-Up can be used as a foundation; as Rose-Marie says, gently rub it into your complexion. Really look at where you skin needs it and apply just there – foundation doesn’t have to go everywhere and a little of this goes a long way. I like to use fingers but RMS do make a brush if you prefer to use one – it’s designed to be like a finger tip as fingers really are great for applying make-up! Build up the coverage where you need it – if using for a spot concealer, use a clean finger to ‘dab’ over the blemish still working it into the skin and blend away any edges. I use a brush if I want real precision, especially for those stubborn blemishes – choose the size depending on the size of what you’re trying to cover.
Top Tip – if you do have a stubborn spot, a tiny layer of powder in-between each layer of concealer will help build the coverage up and with longevity. Rose-Marie actually said you could do this all over the complexion with her Un Cover-up and Un Powder, to create a fuller coverage look should you desire it.
I’ve often met women who have been using thick heavy products to cover their skin issues, but then realised the products are actually exacerbating problems. The simple ingredient list of the Un Cover-Up will help to heal and nourish skin as well as conceal where needed.
Ingredients – *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol(non-GMO), *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499] * CERTIFIED ORGANIC
The Un Cover-Ups do contain coconut oil which some people react to or don’t do well with. When asked about this Rose-Marie said like anything, there are varying degrees of quality of coconut oil. She uses the best quality you can get – virgin organic and raw – which makes it better for skin. The cheaper more refined versions are going to have less nutrition and perhaps more likely to cause problems. Reactions to coconut oil is something I am seeing more of, but it does seem to be that different versions are tolerated differently, and of course all skins are different. If you can get them, samples are really worth trying before you buy any products.
The colour range has gradually increased over the years, with a recent addition of very welcome darker skin tone colours. I’ve always had a combination of the lighter ones which I mix accordingly, but so excited to add some of the new colours to my kit! 🙂 The texture is creamy and they can have a little bit of a sheen, especially in warmer weather. Using less product and working it into the skin can help with this, also a little powder on areas prone to shine can help.
Packaging – the Un Cover-Ups currently come in a little glass jar with a metal lid, however they are currently being changed to a slightly format (will update) and the outer packaging is a cardboard box.
What’s your favourite concealer?