I love green eyeshadows. I think they are one of the best shades for Asian skins and to complement brown eyes. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself! Its one of the easiest way to ease into colours other than the usual browns and beiges.
The problem is in getting the green subtle enough to wear in a formal or semi-formal setting. RMK has quite a versatile green palette that, in typical Japanese makeup fashion, goes on sheer and more subtle than it looks in the pan.
Left: RMK Mix Colours for Cheeks Right: RMK Mix Colours for Eyes (Shiny) EX-04 Green
If you aren’t a fan of sheer shimmer colours for eyes, then I will tell you that this will not be for you. However, if you like having a subtle wash of colour, with just enough shimmer to perk things up and give that wide-eyed look, then you might like to take a look at this.
I can’t get swatches off either of the eyeshadow palette or the cheek palette. The texture of the powder shadows are quite hard to the touch, and with fingers, they swatch on the skin as practically nothing. It is truly disappointing if you are a tactile sort of person.
I was a little apprehensive at this point. However, I realised that these products work very well with natural hair brushes. Any brand, any sort of hair, cheap or expensive, so long as its a natural hair bristle, you will have absolutely no problem picking up colour on your brush. That was a relief!
The Mix Colours for Eyes EX-04 Green eyeshadow palette comes with 4 colours – light shimmer green, dark green, light shimmer blue and shimmer silver-green.
The same is true for the Mix Colours for Cheeks which comes in light pink, pink, orange and brown. Toru Kobayashi, RMK Makeup Artist told me that the orange-brown shade goes with the green palette, while the pink shades goes with the blue eyeshadow palette. I however found the orange/brown too strong and warm on my skintone, so I blend the colours, avoiding the brown and use a pop of pink on the apples of the cheeks. It looks much better that way on me.
Also featuring: RMK Lip Crayon 01 Pink layered with Dior Honey Beige gloss, Maybelline Pulse mascara, Lancome Maqui Blanc Miracle BO-01 which might explain the yellow tint 🙁
I only used 2 shades on the eyes – the dark green layered over with the light shimmer green. As you can see, the colour is not crazy intense. Just a sheer wash of colour to brighten the eyes the way the Japanese brands prefer their makeup to look. On cheeks, I used the Mix Colours for Cheeks with all colours mixed first, then layered over with just the pink shades.
The overall look is light, fresh and simple if that’s a style you might aim for.
In a nutshell
These limited edition palettes are very slim and portable and are useful for creating a light natural look. You do need to use a natural bristle brush for best effect and to pick up colour. Colours are not as intense as they look in the pan, which can be a plus or minus point depending on the looks and styles you prefer.
Pros: Colours are light and sheer, They last all day on my skin, They are office friendly and easy to wear.
Cons: Some might find them too sheer, The cheek colours can be hard to use on fair skins, No applicator provided, Requires the use of a brush for best results
The palettes are actually very small and come in very slim, sleek metal packaging.
They are very portable although you do need to carry brushes with you. There is no fear of powdery flyaway textures, and it isn’t very fragile. The eyeshadow also comes in a blue-purple combination which was used on me for my RMK makeover, and which allows you to ease into blue eyeshadow without that dreaded 80’s colour blocking look 🙂
Do you like wearing green eyeshadow? Or are you still feeling your way around it? 🙂 Have you tried anything else from RMK you think I should try? I have also tried the new Pressed Powder N and oh my! That is love! I’m definitely getting a refill when the time comes 😀
RMK Mix Colors for Eyes comes in 2 shades – EX-03 (Blue) and EX-04 (Green) and retails at RM135 each. RMK Mix Colors for Cheeks comes in just 1 shade and retails at RM135 at all RMK counters. These are limited edition for Spring Summer 2011.
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I love greens! Even in my eyeshadows. The two well-loved palattes i have are the Dior Green Design and the RMK SPring Modern Eyes #2 Moss Green. I love these too quite a lot that i’m ignoring most of the greens out there.I must still say though …that this latest offering from RMK looks so good on you. Fresh and young. 😉
Greens are amazing on Asian eyes! I didn’t get the Dior Green Design though. I wasn’t too keen on the gel liner/cream shadow in there but if Dior comes out with another green palette, I might reconsider 😉 I’m quite surprised at this RMK palette to be honest. Its my first time using the brand and I do think I like it – not quite feeling the blush though 🙂
I don’t quite like the gel liner either but the other shades are lovely. RMK eye shadows are not quite pigmented like the others out there but give a subtle wash of colour that lasted the day. Something different for me. I’m really liking this new one too. Got to go check it out…darn!
Your fault. I’m getting Green Design 😛
Love green!! ^.^ Now that you mentioned it, I’m in search for a mustard green eyeshadow, hehehe ^.^
RMK eh? The price for these palettes seem alright, but I’ll pass. Am still on a ban. Glad that you liked it, though
Hmm… mustard green? Do share if you find it 🙂
Mustard green? I might have one to share… Nar’s Mangrove. I love it to bits. Goes well with Mekong etc.
the green is beautiful on you, and yes, greens are lovely on asian skin!
Thanks Plue 😀
giddy tigress says
I’ve always told you (and if you have forgotten), I’m telling you again…green is definitely your color, babe! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
LOL Thanks GT! 😀 I’m sure you’d rock greens too 😀
The greens kinda looked a little cool but it looks nice on you Paris. BTW finally I remember to ask you this, on this FOTD what did you use on your brows ya? they look really natural 🙂
Yeah the greens are cool greens and I wear cool colours well 😉 Now that you mention it, I wonder how it’d look on someone warmer 🙂 And for my brows I use the Shu Uemura Hard Pencil 9 in Seal Brown 🙂
Hmmm I sometimes look ok in cool colours and warm colours. I feel so weird haha 😛 Thanx for telling me the exact colour. It looks brown but it doesn’t come out reddish. I might go and have a try on the Shu’s hard pencil for brows. Oh btw how is the staying power? I have really oily skin especially on my eyes. Thanx Paris 😀
i love greens too! i usually pair it with brown and it works for me! 🙂
Awesome isn’t it? 🙂 I usually go gradational with greens because I tend to muddy the colours if I use brown but I bet it looks amazing on you 😀
The green shadow and the lips work well together! U look very fresh with the green eyes! Looks like a fresh spring look to me 😉 I dun usually wear green because I prefer neutral shades but this look quite ok for me to try 😉
Thank you Pinkcloud 🙂 I was pleasantly surprised at how this look turned out too 😀 Time to move out of your comfort zone perhaps? 😉
Very nice! Fresh and youthful!
Thank you Shay 😀
the green reminds me a lot of slytherin XD
LOL! HP on the brain? 😉 Would you believe I haven’t seen the past 3 episodes including this latest?