Love it: the RMS Beauty Luminizer X Quad

Celebrity makeup artist and the organic beauty mogul behind RMS Beauty, Rose-Marie Swift 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 months’ 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 was visiting New Zealand for the first time when we met as a guest of Mecca Cosmetica, who stock her products exclusively Down Under. I’d used a few of the pieces from her collection (like the amazing Un-powder) since its arrival in New Zealand, but it was Rose-Marie who really introduced me to the powers of the brand’s Living Luminizer, which I have worn religiously ever since. 
Ask any international beauty editor their favourite highlighter, and you can bet you will hear RMS Beauty Living Luminizer come up more than once. The perfect every day highlighter for those that don’t do the Full Kardashian, the coconut-oil based beauty is the minimalist's solution to the blinding strobing trend, and it really does give the seemingly elusive glow-y goodness to pretty much any skin tone. If you haven't tried it then I urge you to do so, and ASAP.
However.... dropping just before the end of the year in New Zealand is the RMS Beauty Luminizer X Quad, in which the all-natural brand offers up four freshly minted shades nestled inside a super sleek, compact palette.  An innovative twist on the cult-classic, these four high-impact luminizers can be worn alone, blended for a custom glow or mixed into any product for a boost of super duper luminosity.
The palette is made up of:
LUMINIZER X: an Xtreme version of the Living Luminizer 
LUMINIZER NUDE: a subtle, radiant copper 
CHAMPAGNE ROSÉ: a warm blush champagne 
CHAMPAGNE FIZZ: a glam opalescent shimmer 
You can easily layer shades for a custom glow or wear individually to highlight cheekbones, inner corners of eyes and cupid's bow. A light application will give you a dewy highlight, while a more layered application is perfect for even the fullest face of makeup. Because they're cream, you can even pop your favourite powder highlighter over them, using them as a base that will last and last. 
This is a palette that's worth getting, no matter how many highlighters you own. Every shade will come in handy, and  the compact white palette is perfect for on-the-go use. RMS Beauty, you’ve done it again!
The RMS Beauty Luminizer X Quad has an RRP of $76, and arrives just in time for New Year’s on 26th December, exclusively at Mecca Cosmetica and online at


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