First Dabbles With: RMK

I only knew RMK as a Japanese skincare brand before going along to the National Beauty Blogging Event, but they have a pretty extensive make up line too.  Here I have on the Creamy Polished Base in 00 and the Lip Crayon in 01.  

I'm not the biggest lover of primers, but do break them out for a special occasion.  This Creamy Polished Base has an SPF of 11 (random?!) and dries quite quickly into the skin so it's not too much of a faff to use in the morning.  It definitely makes my skin smoother for foundation application, but I didn't particularly notice that it prolonged my make up in any meaningful way, but I am a bit of a grease monkey!  The website says it's made with a blend of three powder particles in different sizes and shapes to cover all kinds of unevenness on the skin surface

Subliminal messaging anyone?

It dries into the skin clear.  It costs around £20 for 30mls.

My favourite product is the Lip Crayon - I'm in love with it and carry it around with me for touch ups during the day - it's made me a lip girl!  It also featured in my March Favourites.

At first I thought it would be too garish for me, but it's the most gorgeous pinky coral - it's like NARS Orgasm in lipstick format.  I love the precise tip which is perfect for those on-the-go touch ups.  The product twists up out of the tube and the formula is extremely creamy and goes on sheer but can be built up.

It's gives such a fresh, dewy finish which is perfect for Spring and Summer.  At £16 it is a bit pricey, but this is one luxury I would splash out on.  There are six shades in total to choose from, but 01 is definitely my favourite.

Unfortunately, I think RMK may suffer the same difficulties Shu Uemura has in breaking into western markets if they continue with the unimaginative product 'numbers' rather than names and especially if most of the text on the packaging isn't translated into the relevant language of the country it's being sold in.  It's a shame because they've got some fabulous products in beautiful packaging and aren't too expensive.

RMK can be found at Selfridges and

*PR samples provided for review


  1. your skin is so flawless!! lovely xxx

  2. Haha thanks! It's all make up! ;)

  3. I love your eyes!
    great review :)
    looks nice to me, I am a new follower and I have to say that you have a great blog. :D

  4. Ooooh that lippie is really pretty and your skin looks amazing!


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