It’s Not You; It’s Me: RMS Un Powder


I am about to disagree with the whole internet again. This time, it’s about RMS “Un”powder ($34, .32 oz.). Last time, it was Kjaer Weis foundation. See review here.

Here is how it’s described:

This ultra fine, light reflective powder is the ultimate finish to perfect looking skin. A virtually invisible powder that minimizes the appearance of pores, softens the skin and absorbs oil.

Works synergistically with rms beauty “un” cover-up to create a silky second skin.
Suits every skin tone and adds no white residue.

Talc free, silicone free, perfume free and paraben free.

I would say that description is pretty accurate, darn it. It is invisible and silky and mattifying. But…

OK, I’ll admit, I don’t love loose powder makeup, especially not for foundation or eye shadow. However, I have comfortably used loose powders for finishing my liquid and cream foundations over the years. I say comfortably, because the RMS Un powder was uncomfortable for me. I think it is so finely milled that it migrated everywhere—especially my eyes, making them feel gritty. I could even feel it on my hands all day when I used it. It made me aware of two things: 1) I touch my face way  too much and 2) I hate the way the product feels on my hands after I touch my face. I know that you need to use a tiny amount to do the job or risk over drying your skin. I did work on using as little as possible. I tryed the puff they provide, a small finishing brush, and a powder brush (that was the worst of the three). All three methods resulted in unhappy peepers.

Oh well. I am who I am. A face-toucher. And as such, this product isn’t for me. Even if I could avoid touching my face and getting on my hands, it would’t work out between us because of the eye irritation. Sigh. So now this now lives in the makeup purgatory drawer. Maybe I can resell it…

You know, this post has me thinking about doing a post on specific brands that have products that I love (like RMS Lip Shines—which I truly adore) and ones I didn’t hit it off with (sorry “Un” powder).

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