rms beauty Buriti Bronzer

Saturday, May 28, 2016

rms beauty is a new-to-me brand. I only discovered it recently, even though it seems they have been around for a few years now. The Buriti Bronzer is my first purchase from the line. It is a cream bronzer that comes in a small frosted glass pot with a metal lid. I have tried to show a few angles and with different cameras, as this bronzer does change significantly in different lighting. Based on the swatches below, you can see how it wears in various lighting situations.

This is outdoors, but not direct sunlight. Here it is more difficult to see the shimmer.

The following is outside in direct sunlight. You can see all of the shimmer and gold flecks.

Below is the bronzer in indoor natural light. You can still see that there is a shimmer, but the gold flecks are not as prominent.

The bronzer has a great, creamy consistency that makes it very blendable.  I found that I needed to put a small amount of setting power over it in order to ensure it did not transfer onto anything else. Once it was set, it did not budge. If you have oily skin, I can definitely see this sliding around the face a bit, especially if you do not use powder over it. I generally have used a normal setting powder (Laura Mercier, L'Oreal, etc.) to set, but one day I used the Hourglass Radiant Light Ambient Lighting powder to set it and that gave a very nice glow to the skin.

The bronzer does contain coconut oil as a main ingredient. There is definitely some controversy over coconut oil and whether it causes/cures breakouts. Some sites say it can cause breakouts, but the rms website says the that coconut oil can help cure acne. I have combination/sensitive skin that is often prone to breakouts, but the bronzer did not make me break out. If you are worried this may be an issue, you may want do a spot test to see if you are sensitive to it. If you are aware that coconut oil affects your skin in a not so nice way or if you are allergic, you may want to avoid this one.

I paired the buriti bronzer with a nude eye and lip for a more monochromatic effect. I used the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette in shades Suspect and Snakebite and Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Hustle on the eyes. For lips, I wore tarte Amazonian butter lipstick in Park Avenue Princess. Swatches of all shades below.

I really like the buriti bronzer and have used it quite a few times since purchasing. The overall glow it gives to the skin is really quite beautiful and it also layers well with blush or other glowy powders. I am interested in buying more products from the rms line, especially the luminizer. The bronzer retails for $28 and is available at Beauty.com, Beautylish, and Sephora.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette - Light and Tan Vibes

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The By Terry Sun Designer Palettes are a new addition to the line for Spring 2016. There are two palettes, but I decided to go with Light and Tan Vibes, as it is the more neutral of the two. If you prefer brighter colors, you may want to purchase the Tan and Flash Cruise palette.

The palette is amazingly beautiful and has a very unique zigzag pattern that I have not seen in another palette. The packaging also has a really nice pattern. It is a plastic package, but it does have some weight to it so it does not feel cheap.

You can try to pick up the colors individually by squeezing your makeup brush, but I really love the look of them swished together. Swatches below of each side of the palette blended. The left has a definite shimmer (the shimmer is much more noticeable in person), while the right is a more subtle bronze. I recommend heading over to Temptalia if you want to see the colors swatched individually and the other palette.

I have been wearing the right side to work quite a bit lately and love the subtle bronze glow. The right side does have a slight sheen, but I find it is more wearable for day. The left side photographs very nicely, especially at night, and gives a great glow to the skin. You can also use it as a highlight. Both sides are very wearable overall and have great lasting power on the skin.

I paired the palette with neutral rose tones the other day and loved the look. I used the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio De Rose Gold and the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #9 Nude in Private on the lips. Those are swatched below for your reference.

Overall, I love the look of the palette and find that it was definitely a great purchase for me. The palette is $82. I bought mine from Beauty.com, but it is also available at several other retailers. Have you tried this yet? What are your thoughts?