Saturday, June 10, 2017

Love it: RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Oil Cream


Celebrity makeup artist and the organic beauty mogul behind RMS Beauty, Rose-Marie Swift (above) has been a make-up artist for over 35 years, so when I was given the chance to get up close and personal with her a few weeks’ ago I was beyond excited. 
Swift’s work has been featured in Vogue (French, Italian, American, Nippon, China, Russian) W, Harper's Bazaar, I.D., Self Service, V, Allure, Numéro, Marie Claire, Glamour, Interview, and Elle. Her make-up has appeared in ads for the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton, and her photographic partners over the years include Mario Sorrenti, Peter Lindbergh, David Simms, Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, and Patrick Demarchelier. The words “industry legend” have been bandied about, and with good reason.
She visited New Zealand for the first time when we met as a guest of Mecca Cosmetica, who stock her products exclusively Down Under. After us she was flying to Australia and then on to Los Angeles, where she was to be a guest at supermodel Miranda Kerr’s wedding to tech mogul Evan Spiegel. I spent a morning speaking to her about her unique approach to makeup, which has that ever-elusive “glow” as its end goal, and came away with so many beauty hacks I felt like my brain was going to explode!
Clearly one smart cookie, the ageless beauty also gives some great insight into natural and organic beauty solutions, stressing that we mustn’t be so affected by marketing, product claims and brand names: “just get cleaner makeup”. All of which bring me to her line, RMS Beauty. It is essentially an original, pure, organic colour cosmetic line that performs and then some. Based on living and organic principles, each product is created to hydrate and illuminate vital, radiant skin and is the perfect choice for your best ever ‘natural’ look. RMS Beauty is dedicated to transforming the way women use makeup, creating a product that is not only non-toxic, but actually heals and nourishes skin. Consider it skincare with mineral colour - giving make-up a whole new meaning.
When I asked her what she would recommend to someone who has never used RMS Beauty before, she said “the first step is learning how to take it all off, and that’s with my RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Oil Cream. This can honestly be called the best makeup remover ever”. 
RMS Beauty 'sCoconut oil is harvested fresh for us using a new and modern processing technique making it superior over your everyday store bought coconut oil. It removes even the most stubborn mascara with ease, and the multitasking product can also be used as a facial cleanser and skin moisturiser… and even a deodorant!
Coconut oil is considered the healthiest oil on earth for its high levels of lauric acid, which is rarely found in nature. Lauric acid is what gives coconut oil its antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, making this all-in-one product suitable for even the most blemish prone skin. The natural antioxidant is 100 per cent pure, raw and unrefined, thereby naturally protecting one's skin against free radical damage and premature ageing. 
“When Angelina Jolie was filming ‘Maleficent’ her skin was reacting really badly to all of the heavy makeup she was wearing and the chemicals required to get it off,” Rose-Marie told me, “so I gave her a pot of this and it worked straight away. You just apply a minimal amount and work the cream gently into your skin, then remove with a soft cloth.” Just like that. And if it’s good enough for Angelina, it’s definitely good enough for me.
At just $28.00 a pot it's definitely good enough for you too, and available now from Mecca Beauty here.

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