To mark RMK's 20th birthday, the brand has picked pink & beige hues to kick start its anniversary celebration. RMK's Creative Director, Kaori, came up with a refreshing take on these chosen hues and incorporated into the core of RMK Spring/Summer 2017 makeup collection.
RMK Colour Change SS 2017 is all about fun, vibrancy and creativity while expressing one self through her makeup regime. I had the pleasure to witness for myself first hand how the brand's senior makeup artist Mr Toru Kobayashi create different day & night looks using the new collection; which later on I will try my hands to replicate onto my face!
The entire collection consists of lipgloss, lipstick, nail polish, eyeshadow, blusher (which can function as highlighter), highlighter and bronzer (that can double up as eyeshadows). This is a massive line of make up that takes you as far as your imagination can!
RMK Face Pop Eyes, $58.
6 Limited Edition Shades
With pink and beige as main themes, medium browns and dark browns are included in the eyeshadow collection to help create a beautiful blend on the eye lids. The shimmering pinks contains iridescent specks of glitter that is really attention-grabbing when applied on the middle of lids.
|Obvious blue tone iridescent shimmers under lighting|
Faithy's Application Tip: For hooded Asian eyelids, go easy on the pinks that contains bigger specks of glitter. Remember to tightline your lash line with dark brown or black eyeliner, curl your lashes and apply mascara to complete the look.
RMK Face Pop Creamy Cheeks and
RMK Face Pop Powder Cheeks, $49.
4 Limited Edition Shades and
3 Limited Edition Shades respectively.
The four pink shades in Creamy Cheeks is used as a cream blusher and has a soft and airy finish. Comes with a sponge, however, you may also use your fingers to softly dab and blend to create effortless chic looks. With the exception of 01 Silver Pink which can double up as a highlighter, the rest of the pinks are sweet, sensual kind of shades showing on the cheeks nicely.
The three brown/coral shades in Powder Cheeks sets a more mature yet playful and adventurous tone, and comes in a pressed powder form, leaving a lustrous sheen finish on the skin. These work well as bronzesrs too; or you may want to layer on a pink blusher to create more depth & dimension to the face. Since it contains shimmers, it is not recommended to use as your regular matte sculpting/contour powder. However, shades such as 01 Soft Brown and 02 Soft Coral are perfect to be worn alone on the eyes for more definition!
Faithy's Application Tip:
- Use your ring finger, dab a little of 02 Soft Coral and spread evenly on the entire lid to instantly brighten your peepers! Very fast & convenient during the morning hustle.
- Using your thumb, tap & blend 01 Soft Brown under the hollows of your cheek bones to contour your cheeks, giving a slimmer look to your face. Remember to blend together with your other shades of pink blusher!
RMK Face Pop Creamy Lips and
RMK Face Pop Matt Lips, $45.
4 Limited Edition Shades and
3 Limited Edition Shades respectively.
Creamy Lips is a collection of four beige based lip colours with a moisturizing formula, making it a breeze to glide onto the lips. Through its clever combination of pearl types, they perfectly complement different skin tones. Despite their subtle differences, the most apparent and pigmented nude colour here would be 04 Red Beige - a universal MLBB colour suitable for every skin tone.
Matt Lips, as its name suggested, sees a collection of matte lipsticks. Despite being marketed as "matte", they feels vastly different from other matte lipsticks you will find in the current market. The texture is light, smooth, creamy and completes with a brillant matte finish. Bold and vivid, all the pink colours are surprisingly flattering and natural-looking at the same time!
Faithy's Application Tip: Create your favourite K-ombre lips using pinks in the centre, nudes on the outer edges of the lips. OR you can apply your preferred pink shade first, and top it off with Creamy Cheeks #01 Silver Pink to create fuller lips! The possibilities are limitless!
RMK Face Pop W Stick Gloss, $58.
4 Limited Edition Shades
W Stick Gloss - a dual end lip gloss that carries the two main hues, pink & beige. One side is the Jelly Gloss (a thick gel on the pink side) with a plastic strip applicator, and the other is the Colour Gloss (a creamier beige colour gloss)with a sponge felt tip, that melts onto the lips to create a two-dimensional juicy effect when combined. Allow your look to match your mood or fit your style, with one gloss stick.
Faithy's Application Tip: Lip gloss on its own is not pigmented at all, so layer on top of a lipstick will produce a prettier, fuller lip effect. 04 Glam Glitter has the most potential to hold on its own without another layer of lipstick underneath - check out my above swatch! See the shiny juicy pink lips?
RMK Nail Color EX, $25
6 New Limited Edition shades
Coat your fingertips with bright pops of pinks or go au-natural with nude beiges! These high quality nail polish is a perfect complement to your MOTD.
Faithy's Application Tip: Sorry I currently have gel nails so I can't swatch on my fingernails. But I intend to wear all the colours on my fingers! Who says you need to choose either pink or nude? Do both on a single hand!
So here is my attempt on various MOTDs...
Which do you prefer? Day or Night?
MY THOUGHTS ON THE ENTIRE RMK SS17 COLLECTION
I repeat, this whole Color Change collection is a limited edition to commemorate RMK's 20th anniversary, so this is by far the most comprehensive & huge makeup range from RMK ever! Base on this thought alone, we know how special this entire collection is to RMK and RMK fans & supporters.
Personally, I love pink & beige - it's my kind of colour combi and I believe many women love these hues too! This collection has a good mix of cool tones & warm tones makeup, so I believe even if you think you can't wear pink, you WILL find something you like here. Overall, the glitters reflect more of a blue, pearlescent effect - so this could be a hit or miss with some skin tones.
RMK has excellent hydration & moisture in their formulas, so application and comfort is a score. This RMK SS17 stash particularly loves shimmer, glitters, sheen; so all of the makeup exudes some party/glamour vibes...yet they are very wearable, even in the day! That's the unique point about this collection. Glam yet down-to-earth, in a special way.
Apart from the lip gloss which hold zero lasting power, the rest held up pretty good on my face for 6 hours at least - no melting, sliding of sorts. Lipsticks can last through drinks, no meals.
In case you want to see the outer packaging, it is a sleek metallic silver carton box, housing a fuss-free white transluscent plastic case. Very Japanese-style. Very minimalistic & classy. The theme of white & silver reminds me of Winter snow, and pink & beige reminds me of Spring blooms...so it feels like a transition of cool winter to warm spring.
VALUE (And Products I highly recommend)
RMK is a premium Japanese beauty brand with quality on par with its price point. Creamy Cheeks and Powder Cheeks are not to be missed! They have multi functions - blusher, bronzer, eyeshadow and highlighter and furthermore, the colours are all so gorgeous! Eyeshadow shades such as 03 Red Brown Beige and 06 Silver Mauve Beige are distinctively beautiful - it's hard to find a dupe! So yes, must buy! I also adore their pink lipsticks, especially 03 Holographic Sheer Pink because of the attractive blue undertones and alluring shimmers that is bound to be a talking point when you wear to dinner gatherings/parties with girlfriends!
I am still not quite sold on their lip glosses though - felt like this is a bane of their existence. Haha! Too sticky and too sheer for my liking. Not worth the $58 even though it gives you two colours (shades that you can hardly differentiate in any case) in one stick. Other than the lip glosses, I believe this entire collection is a nice splurge to pamper yourself and to... of course, hoard on your vanity. :)
RMK SS 2017 Colour Change Collection will be available from 6 January 2017 at all RMK Counters:
Isetan Scotts Level 1, Takashimaya Department Stoner and Isetan Serangoon Central.