RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder is a finely milled loose powder, offering a medium coverage, while leaving the skin silky soft with minimized pores.
I get a lot of questions from my readers about the RMS Beauty products; while I’ve been going back and forth between curiosity and “man, it contains coconut oil” when it comes to the RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up (review soon!), I was quite eager to try the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder. I’ve been a big fan of mineral/loose foundation for well over 10 years now, and seeing how RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder contains only, basically, two ingredients, I had to give it a try.
While most of the mineral foundations I’ve been using all these years offer quite a substantial coverage, the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder falls somewhere in a weak medium to medium coverage. I guess the name itself should be a hint – the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder primary function is not great coverage, but to even out the skin tone, to control the shine, to make the skin appear silky and to minimize the pores – and the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder does all that.
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During hot Summer days, I always prefer (an even more) minimal makeup – a bit of a concealer here and there and, applied with a light and loose hand, mineral foundation. As it is the case during Summer, my skin appears like a rainbow: a bit of redness on my nose, a little bit tanned here and a little bit pale there… so getting the right color of BB cream, foundation, whether it’s mineral or liquid (though wearing liquid foundation during Summer is a very rare occasion for me), is quite a task of mixing and matching. And I’ve been having quite a few “that’s too dark/that’s too light” situations with RMS Beauty concealer and powder foundations; the first “un” cover-up was too dark, the first tinted “un” powder too light. Fabulous.
So now I have two RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powders – one in color 0-1 and one in 2-3: the 2-3 on its own is too dark, while 0-1 can be, sometimes, too light. As you can imagine, the best color for me falls somewhere in between, depending on the day, so I mix the two to find the best color option. There’s another color of RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder available, and that’s the darkest one 3-4.
During this super hot Summer, a thought of wearing anything heavy on my face made me itch. So the only products I applied were primer, a bit of a RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up concealer and – RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder. When it comes to applying RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder, I alternate between the cute powder puff that comes with the tinted powder (great for traveling!) or eye kabuki; I apply the powder with a very light hand, mostly on oily parts of the skin, as it nicely mattifies the skin, but does not make it look dry – except under the eyes – this is where more moisturizing products and an even lighter hand when applying the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder are a must.
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The RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder is extremely finely milled, so much so, it appears like dust. The final result is that of a super soft skin, which looks silky, with a matte finish. With the right amount of powder, the final look is not cakey, but if you go overboard with the amount of the powder, it can look a bit cakey. The RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder controls the skin oil quite well – it holds up for about 5 to 6 hours for me before the oiliness sets in.
The coverage is a weak medium – sometimes, even barely there, but the role of the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder is not coverage, but the non-oily, minimized-pores and silky skin look. Having said that, this is still tinted powder (for a non-tinted ” powder, RMS Beauty offers colorless version of RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder), so the right color of this powder is still important. If you find either of the color variations from RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder the perfect color for you – that’s awesome; but I have to mix various ratios of colors 0-1 and 2-3 to find the right one for me.
I did have a bit of an issue of how to get the powder out of the pot, especially since the holes are quite small – so the best way for me is to gently (so that the powder doesn’t go “a flying”) press on the sifter with both thumbs, until the right amount of powder appears – if I apply the powder with a kabuki brush, then I tap the powder on the lid and swirl the kabuki brush and if I use the powder puff, then, instead of tapping the powder on a lid, I just gently press the puff all over the sifter.
Word of advice? Don’t throw away the sticker covering the holes; the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder sifter does not twist in order to cover the holes, so I put the sticker back on the holes before closing the lid in order for the powder not fly all over the pot.
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So how about the ingredients? There’s only two in the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder: silica and iron oxides. Silica is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen. In makeup, its function is that of an anti-caking agent and texturizer. Iron oxides are colorant minerals.
Potentially problematic ingredients? None.
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My final word?
The RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder is an elegant, simple ingredients-wise face powder, whose only a small amount gives the polished final look – it controls the shine, minimizes the pores and looks and feels silky. The coverage ranges from minimal to medium, though with a better coverage, you risk a bit of a cakey look. The RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder proves you don’t have to throw many (and sometimes even toxic) ingredients into a product to achieve a great finish. It can be used alone (but not without a moisturizer or a primer – at least not in my case, even though I have combination and oily skin) or in any combination with tinted moisturizer, BB cream, foundation – when you need to control the shine or just want that final touch of a setting powder.
The price? With around €36 for 9gr pot, it’s a bit up there, no doubt. But given the primary role of the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder is not coverage and given how very little you use it for one application – these 9gr will last for a very long time. It can get a bit more tricky, cost-wise, if you have to buy 2 different colors to mix and match, but since this is a product, made solely of minerals, the shelf life of such products is… nearly… well, until you run out of them, so even if you have to get two different colors, you don’t have to worry about the product going bad.
The RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder comes very much recommended by me!
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Do you use mineral powders? Have you tried the RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder? What’s your take on it? Let me know!
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