Studio Tour: RMS Beauty®

it’s a little-known fact that makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, the founder of RMS Beauty, offers one-on-one tutorials out of her Greenwich Village apartment. we dropped by for the scoop on her namesake organic makeup line and the trick to mastering that J.Crew-model glow.
STAR TREATMENT
“As a little girl, I was obsessed with the images of movie stars,” says Rose-Marie. But after years as one of the top makeup artists in the industry, she began to notice how taking a quick-fix approach to beauty can drastically damage skin. So she started her own line, using organic ingredients that nourish and soothe skin. Rose-Marie does everything from storing products in her own fridge to naming everything herself (“I just look at the color and go with a word that has that emotion”).
IN THE GLOW
The best way to apply Living Luminizer? “Dab along the cheekbones, brow line and the bow of the lips,” she says. “It also looks great at the center of the lid and corners of the eyes, giving a beautiful reflective glow to the eyes.” Then, simply use Lip2Cheek to add some color—it combines nourishing oils and pure mineral pigments so it’s actually good for skin.
Photography by Bryan Derballa.

To see how we used RMS Beauty products during our fall/winter 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week, click here. To shop our assortment of RMS Beauty, click here.

Beauty Notes: Our Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation

we couldn’t wait to try the slicked-back hair and poppy lips sported by the models at our fall/winter 2014 presentation during New York Fashion Week. here’s how to get the look right now…
1. Prime skin by mixing Laura Mercier Foundation Primer with moisturizer and applying evenly over the entire face.
2. Touch up with concealer where needed for a flawless, smooth finish.
3. Dab RMS Beauty® lip2cheek in Demure lightly on the apple of the cheeks.
4. Apply RMS Beauty Living Luminizer in a C-shape, starting at the temple and working along the cheekbone for extra definition.


1. Prime lids with RMS Beauty Cream Eye Shadow in Magnetic.
2. Apply Nars® Eye Shadow in Goldfinger to the center of the lids at the lash line to create a wet, shiny look.
3. Gently dab Bobbi Brown® Lip Gloss over the entire eyelid.
4. Curl lashes and apply two coats of Nars Volumizing Mascara to the top lashes only. Curl lashes again between applications.
5. Dab RMS Beauty Living Luminizer to the inner corners of the eyes.
6. Fill in brows as needed with a brow pencil to create a full look.
7. Use an eyebrow brush to sweep brows upward and set with clear brow gel.
1. Make sure lips are well moisturized by applying a generous dose of lip balm.
2. Color the entire mouth with Troi Ollivierre Lip Color in No. 3. (Not yet available—but coming very soon!)
3. Apply Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss liberally over the entire mouth for killer shine.
4. Finish with a dab of RMS Beauty Living Luminizer at the bow of the lip.
1. Blow-dry hair as straight as possible. Use a flatiron to create a pin-straight effect.
2. Starting at the outer edge of the eye, make a deep side part.
3. Apply hair gel liberally in the front and on the side but not in the back.
4. Smooth hair tight across the forehead and tuck firmly behind the ears. (You’ll notice our makeup artist prefers a toothbrush to make sure it’s just perfect.)
5. Apply Lavett&Chin® No. 2 Pomade liberally in the front and on the side to add high shine.
Photography by Bryan Derballa.

To shop some of our favorite beauty products, click here. To see more from our New York Fashion Week presentation, click here.

Beauty Notes: A Hot Cocoa Scrub

california-based beauty wiz Sara Happ is no stranger to whipping up a homemade recipe in her kitchen, so we asked her to tell us a bit about how she got her start—and share a winter-ready DIY scrub recipe she created just for us.
What inspired you to start your own line?
My love of all things lip, plus the fact that certain products simply didn’t exist. In 2005, lip exfoliation was a hole in the market that I got to fill with the Lip Scrub. For the Lip Slip, I set out to create the glossiest, most hydrating balm conceivable and didn’t quit until it was perfect.

Do you have any good beauty tips?
Exfoliate and hydrate, from your scalp to your toes. That’s the foundation of lasting beauty. Once your skin is prepped and nourished, you have the ideal canvas. It’s so simple but crazy effective.
Tell us about this hot cocoa foot scrub…
It’s both cozy and invigorating. The organic cocoa smells delicious and is an antioxidant. Grape-seed oil is a skin superhero in my book; it’s really gentle and hydrating. The sugar is exfoliating and the oils are both calming and rejuvenating. It’s a spa night at home that’s best served up with a cup of the real thing!
To shop The Lip Slip® by Sara Happ, click here.

To see more of our beauty tips, click here.

The Close-up: Beauty Notes
sporting fresh faces and tousled locks, the models at our spring/summer 2014 presentation were the epitome of easy everyday beauty. sure, you may have to wait a little to get your hands on the clothes, but you can try this hair-and-makeup look right now. here’s how…
The Face: Minimal Yet Dewy
1. Prime skin by mixing half Laura Mercier Radiance Primer and half Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer with moisturizer and applying evenly over the entire face.
2. Touch up with concealer where needed for a flawless, smooth finish.
3. Apply Stila Convertible Color to the hollow of the cheeks and slightly lower to accentuate the cheekbones.
4. Brush on rms beauty™ Living Luminizer in a C-shape, starting at the temple and working along the cheekbone for extra definition.
The Eye: Subtle Shimmer
1. Lightly apply Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Luminous Eyeshadow in #89 Vision to the crease of the eyelids.
2. Brush rms beauty™ Living Luminizer liberally on the inner corner of each eye. Continue brushing along the top and bottom lid toward the center of the eye.
3. Curl lashes and apply two coats of mascara to the top lashes only. Curl lashes again between applications.
4. Brush brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel for a full look.
The Lip: Pink Pastel
1. Make sure lips are well moisturized by applying lip balm (we’re partial to Eucerin Aquaphor Lip Repair).
2. Apply rms beauty™ Living Luminizer liberally along the lip’s bow at the center of the mouth.
3. Brush a light coat of Mac Lip Erase in Dim over the entire mouth.
4. Lightly blot Troi Ollivierre Lip Color in #1, starting at the center of the mouth and blending outward with the fingers.
 
The Hair: Easy, Textured Waves
1. Spray hair with Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray and blow-dry straight.
2. Separate hair either into a center part or a deep side part.
3. Use a medium-size curling iron to curl loose waves into the hair, starting below the ears only.
4. Use fingers to soften the curls and create loose pieces, then secure with L’Oréal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray.
5. Use a small amount of Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom to smooth hair from the roots to ears.
6. Loosely tuck hair behind both ears for a relaxed, tousled look.
Pinterest fans, be sure to check out our Pinterest page for a how we prepped for our show and some of our favorite looks.

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