As soon as springtime rolls around, I find myself reaching more and more for my favorite all-natural, skin-loving cream formulas. Not only are creams super quick and easy to apply, they also tend to look the most natural and effortless, adding just the subtlest hints of sheen and color to sun-kissed bare skin. And to top it off, there’s something so refreshing about treating our skin to natural, clean ingredients, especially in the spring and summer when we tend to need the most protection and nourishment.
And who’s one of the leaders when it comes to non-toxic cream products? RMS Beauty. They’ve crafted a selection of multi-tasking, pigment-rich lip and cheek tints, dewy concealers that double as foundation, and sheer glossy shadows – aka their Eye Polishes.
I picked up some samples of their most popular Eye Polish shades (through The Detox Market‘s little kits) and wanted to share them with you today along with some quick looks…
RMS Beauty Eye Polishes
The RMS Beauty Eye Polishes combine an eye shadow and an anti-aging eye cream into one. Formulated with coconut oil at its base, plus jojoba oil and cocoa butter, they nourish, smooth, and moisturize the eye area. Add in raw mineral pigments and mica, and the Eye Polishes impart a glowy sheen to the lids with a hint of metallic color.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract*, and may contain [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019]. *Certified Organic
There are currently 9 shades in the collection, with a focus on natural-looking, earthy tones. Shades range from warm golds, coppers, and browns (like Lucky, Utopia, Solar, and Seduce), neutral taupes, champagnes, and roses (like Myth, Lunar, and their newest shade, Embrace), and cool amethysts and mauvy silvers (like Aura and their best seller, Magnetic).
- Lunar – champagne pearl shimmer
- Utopia – deep sunlit gold with a sultry shimmer
- Lucky – copper with a peach undertone
- Myth – pale brown-taupe
- Solar – warm, antique gold shade
- Seduce – earthy brown hue
- Aura – gray, muted amethyst with a metallic finish
- Magnetic – taupe/silver shadow with a hint of mauve
- Embrace (new!) – rose quartz pink
The best part is, many of the shades are multi-functional, doubling as lipsticks, highlighters, even contour shades. They can also be easily mixed with other products to create completely custom looks while ramping up the glow. For example, Lunar, Solar, and Myth all work great as highlighters (Lunar on fair to light skin, Myth on light/medium to medium skin, and Solar on dark skin), and you can also add them over your lipstick to add some shimmer. Meanwhile, the pinky-rose shade Embrace doubles as a beautiful blush and lip tint.
RMS Beauty Eye Polish Review
The first shade I ever tried out was Magnetic and it quickly became a favorite. It’s the perfect mix of taupe, silver, brown, and mauve, and a bit on the darker side, making it a universally flattering, sultry shade that transitions beautifully from day to night.
More recently, I grabbed two more shade samples (through The Detox Market’s sample bags) – Aura and Myth. Aura turned out to be the perfect complement to Magnetic. It looks gorgeous as an all-over-the-lid shade with Magnetic in the crease and outer corner to add depth. If you’re a fan of cooler shades, these are the ones to pick up!
Myth, on the other hand, falls on the warmer side of the shade spectrum. It looks absolutely gorgeous applied on it’s own over the lid, adding just a hint of warmth along with a natural-looking, youthful dewiness. It also works beautifully as a luminizer, applied directly to the tops of cheeks and brow bone, or even mixed in with a BB/CC cream or tinted moisturizer. Though it does contain shimmer, I don’t find it to be too over-the-top – it’s quite fine and barely noticeable at a conversational distance away.
Wearing RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Myth on the tops of cheeks and brow bone as a highlight
All the shades in fact have the same glowy, light-reflective finish that instantly wakes up the eyes and adds a youthful sheen. And when it comes to color, they pack impressive pigment (a tad better than 100% Pure’s Satin shadows, in my opinion, which are also all-natural). Plus you can really play with them – building them from sheer (with 1 layer) to near full coverage (with 2-3 layers).
Wearing RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Aura on lids (built up to full coverage; applied on bare lids, no eye primer)
Wearing RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Magnetic on lids and in crease (sheered out slightly; applied on bare lids, no eye primer)
Texture-wise, these feel very similar to RMS Beauty’s luminizers – they’re moisturizing and a little oily, so they glide on smoothly and evenly without dragging or pulling. I always use my fingers to apply these, which I find to be the quickest and easiest method. As RMS recommends, I’ll dab and then gently work them into my skin, as if they were a moisturizer. Alternatively, if you want a more precise application, you can apply them using an eye brush (like this one here from RMS).
The oil-based formula, however, does have one downside – it tends to slip around and crease fairly easily, so if you have oily lids, you may want to apply an eye primer first. I used to have super oily lids and these shadows would start to crease after about 20 minutes. More recently though, I’ve been lightly dabbing argan oil on my lids in the evenings which has really helped balance them out. The Eye Polishes now last much longer on me with very minimal creasing (which can be easily fixed with a quick swipe of the fingers throughout the day).
(Or, try out some samples through The Detox Market’s sample kits!)
What are your thoughts on the RMS Beauty Eye Polishes?