The RMS Beauty Un Cover 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 organic beauty can and does work.
It was one of the first products in the range and designed to be multi-tasking; it can be used as a concealer and/or a foundation. Rose-Marie Swift (founder of RMS Beauty) has since launched more foundations but the Un Cover Up remains a favourite cult product.
Use the RMS Beauty Un Cover Up as and where you need it. Some people use it as a concealer over a foundation and this can work really well, however it was designed to sit on a bare skin. Prepping the skin well underneath is really key – the Un Cover Up works best over natural oils as opposed to synthetic products.
During a masterclass with Rose-Marie Swift she gave us a great tip for application; she said 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!
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 – as Rose-Marie says, gently rub it into your complexion. However 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 – work your first layer into the skin and then you can gently ‘press’ more into areas that need more help. 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 RMS Beauty 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 RMS Beauty Un Cover Up does 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, and currently has 16 shades. I have a few which I mix but they are quite easy to match to skin tones – the minerals are quite forgiving and ‘adjust’ to individual tones. I did these swatches at Content Beauty but have also borrowed RMS imagery to the left.
The texture is creamy and they can have a little bit of a sheen, especially in warmer weather. Using less product and really working it into the skin can help with this, also a little powder on areas prone to shine can help.
If you like to work with something a bit more fluid, try mixing the RMS Un Cover Up into a few drops of oil to make something a bit more like a tinted moisturiser.
Packaging – the Un Cover Up comes in a little glass jar with a lid made from 100% PCR plastic, the outer packaging is a box made from 80% post consumer recycled paper.
Are you a fan of the RMS Beauty Un Cover Up? What’s your favourite concealer?