If they are handing out awards for the prettiest cheek palette of the first half of 2012, I will immediately hand the award straight to RMK. No questions, do not pass go, do not collect $200 Feast your eyes on this beauty and tell me you disagree. Go on then
These 2 RMK Cheek Palettes are special limited edition offerings from RMK in conjunction with their 15th Anniversary. This bestselling Japanese brand created by Rumiko (RMK geddit?), a Japanese makeup artist based in the USA has been around 15 years, always lingering on the fringe of my consciousness but never quite grabbing my attention until recently.
I’ve had a very good experience with their Separate Curl Mascara although I’m told it is the Extra Deep W Mascara that really gets the bestseller title. RMK is also known for their makeup bases – base, liquid foundation and powder foundation. I love the Pressed Powder N and I’ve recently acquired the Liquid foundation which I must say is living up to its bestseller reputation. I will say that the colour cosmetics are still a bit too light even for me, but I’ve also picked up one or two items to play with and will report how I feel about them later. For now, I know you want to know what those gorgeous powders are and where you can get them and when!
The 15th Anniversary Cheek Palettes come in 2 shades – 01 Pink Coral and 02 Brown Beige. The 15th Anniversary theme for RMK is that of a fairy garden, which translates into this absolutely exquisite cheek palette. The attention to detail is amazing – just look at the delicate outline of the fairy’s head.
If you are curious to know how it looks after its been used, this is how it looks.
There are 6 colours in each palette and dusting a brush over the palette removes the detail on the fairy’s head. But fret not if you despair over the loss of detail, the plastic sheet that covers the powder bears the imprint of the fairy so it is as if nothing is messed up at all. I love that sort of attention to detail!
- 01 Pink Coral is a pinky coral powder that you can mix all over and use a light dusting all over your skin or just swirl your brush on the coloured petals to use as a blush. The white is a highlighter.
- 02 Brown Beige would serve better for those of deeper skin tones or as a bronzer for those with light skintones. The technique is the same. All over for an all over light glow, and focussed on the petals for colour.
The RMK fairy Cheek Palettes will be available in a few days at all RMK Counters at RM150 which I was a little surprised about. Its more affordable than many similar powders out there Its limited edition though, so expect it to fly off the shelves quickly.
The model wears the Cheek Palette in 01 Pink Coral which you can see is a lovely pink flush on her cheeks. Her eyes are done using the upcoming 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow palettes.
Later in the year, RMK will release a couple of eyeshadow and lip palettes as part of their 15th Anniversary collection. Instead of just having one big bang, RMK is rolling out their fun over the whole of 2012. Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect for the eye and lip palettes.
The limited edition eye and lip palettes come in a very compact case, a little larger than a tube of lipstick. There is a mirror enclosed and importantly, brushes. If you are familiar with RMK or many higher end Japanese brands, you will know why I’m pleased, because unlike most applicators that I simply toss, these are keepers! Japanese brands usually include a brush, and their brushes aren’t pokey stiff horrible bristly things you might have come to expect. They are exquisite and very perfect.
There will be a warm toned eye palette and a cool toned one (I’m eyeing the cool toned blue one of course) and a lip palette. I’m not much of a fan of lip palettes but I can imagine that this will give you endless hours of fun coming up with your perfect lip colour.
I’m told we can expect these palettes in June 2012 but I’ll update closer to launch date.
Now hands up! Who is eyeing the fairy Cheek Palettes? Aren’t they the most exquisite makeup palettes you have seen to date? It’ll break my heart to actually use it Have you tried anything from RMK that you like so far? I think their strength lies in their base makeup but if you have tried their colour makeup and have recommendations, please do so – I’m all ears!
RMK 15th Anniversary Cheek Palettes comes in 2 shades Price: RM150 Availablity: RMK Counters at Isetan The Gardens, Isetan KLCC and Parkson Pavilion) Limited Edition: Yes For more information and updates keep up at the RMK Malaysia Facebook page.