You know I have been looking forward to the RMK Shiny Dots Collection ever since I saw the previews last year. I finally had a chance to go down and see the collection for myself!
As a reminder;
Before I saw the range in person, I wanted the green, lilac and gold eyeshadows. I was undecided about the blush, and not interested in the swirly lip colours.
So here are the 6 eye colours:
The first thing I did when I got to the counter was swatch everything on my hand. The eyeshadows are NOT as pigmented as I thought they would be; the colour is sheer and buildable but you know, I like a bit of high pigment.
Green – is a sheer, grass green, I like this very much because I love greens and it is perfect spring colour.
Blue – is once again fresh, and is a denim blue. Nice looking, but didn’t grab me, maybe I will warm to it in summer.
Lilac – this is the key colour used on the model. Its a lovely, fresh lilac – great on lighter skins.
Purple – I choose this over lilac as it is still light enough to be an all over lid shade but has a petroly grey element to it. Is a stronger shade than lilac.
Gold – this is beautiful, such a stunning true gold!
Brown – once on, it is a brown with blue flecks which is lovely, but not as much as a unique shade as the others.
The blushers felt the same; quite sheer, a bit grainy.
The pink shade, was sheer on me; it would be lovely on paler skins but it is buildable. I adore the strong orange shade, which leaves a shimmery, soft orange on the cheeks. The middle shade is between the two, pink and orange and has a more metallic edge to it (it is also the one the model is wearing.)
So I had my make over; I went for a purple, since this is the look used on the main model. Instead of going to the lighter lilac, I went for the darker purple due to my medium skintone. I wore the orange blush, and tried out three of the lip colours….
I don’t find the RMK website description that accurate so I’ll add my own perception;
01 – A soft medium pink, sheer on one side, richer with the back.
02 – Gorgeous super shimmer glittery pink with a rich pink when mixed with the beige swirl.
03 – Orange – gorge and glittery, one side sheerer than the other.
04 – Medium bright pink
05 – Beige – a rich nude on one side, a sheer highlight on the other.
I was completely disinterested in the lipsticks untill I saw them in person.
I love the swirl – with a lot of swirled lip colours, there is no definition between the two shades. But with these lipsticks, especially with the beige 05 and pink 02, the colour between using the front of the lipstick and the back (for a stronger shade) is pretty definite; its like have two lipsticks in one!!!
My result was light, and fresh;
I already use RMK Base (my favourite foundation). Products used is;
RMK Liquid Primer
RMK Colour Corrector (I don’t have this, why don’t I have this?!)
RMK Liquid Foundation in 104
Shiny Dots in Purple
Swirled Lipstick in 04
Shiny Dots Blush in Orange
That was all! From using the one eyeshadow shade, my MUA (Chantelle) was able to highlight using the same colour, which is pretty impressive!
In the end I took home;
Lipstick in Beige 05
Lipstick in Pink Beige 02
Eyeshadow in Green
Eyeshadow in Purple
I am still lemming;
Eyeshadow in Gold
Lipstick in Orange 04
Blusher in Orange
My verdict on the whole collection, is that its a very fun collection, stunning to look at, with a lot of versatility.
The eyeshadows and blushers are all buildable. It’s a lovely collection, but I don’t think its one where you need every single colour.
The gem has been the lipsticks, and I was not expecting that at all. They are extremely shimmery and essentially two colours in one! Lovely.
Prices; Eyeshadow £18 each, Blusher £16 each, Lipstick £16 each, so not by any means, a cheap collection, but so pretty to look at!