Yesterday my RCMA palette came in the mail. Nothing makes you feel more professional than have a foundation palette. Or at least it makes me feel professional. I got the Vincent Kehoe #11 palette. There are others but I feel like this one has the most shade range and that was really what I was looking for. I want to be able to match the lightest of skin tones and the darkest. Also these were more neutral in base so not overly warm or cool toned. Some shades are no doubt but in general it's very universal. I got mine from Frends Beauty. There's plenty of retailers you can buy from though as well as the RCMA website itsself. There are smaller palettes as well so you don't get over whelmed with all the shades. These can be pricey even the small ones but such a small amount goes such a long way that I feel like it's worth it especially to have in your kit.
This formula is wax base and completely vegan. It's also 50% pigment which most foundations on the market are only 2-3% pigment. So it's incredibly high coverage. It's also mostly used for HD work. So photography and TV.
I will say that this is difficult to learn at first. It's a huge product raved about by Wayne Goss and Kandee Johnson whom I trust inexplicably. So I was so excited to try it. I first tried it on my friend and found that it was hard to work with. I was used to watching people just dip their beauty blender in it and go to town. That wasn't working for me and it wasn't even covering. So after a few tries we got it on and it did look really heavy. Today however, after some research, I realized it needed to be warmed up. Most people do that on a palette or the back of their hand. In order to do that though you have to take a spatula to it and scrape product out and I was worried that would be wasteful. So I found that I could swirl my finger in the color I wanted and make it creamier and then dot it on the face. I buffed it out with a Kabuki brush today and not a beauty blender. Tomorrow I'd like to try a beauty blender. It was much fuller coverage today obviously by using a kabuki brush.
I used this for everything correcting under eye circles, concealing, foundation, highlighting and contouring. It worked well for all of those things. I do like the finish of my under eye concealer a little better than this but it still worked and that was the point. So today was much better I provided a before and after shot. The after shot is no blush, powder, mascara, or lips. It's strictly just showing all the palette had done on my face.
This foundation does need to be set though, I noticed through out the day it looked a little heavy or cakey so a finishing spray is needed I think. I have proms and weddings coming up so I needed to be ready for anything and im confident that I am now.
There's also thinners that you can buy for these to make it a liquid foundation but I feel like anything can be sheered out with a Beauty Blender and maybe a drop of oil although I've not tried that yet. So oil may not work but I'll let you know if it doesn't. This isn't an everyday type product lets get that out of the way. Id try something MUFE Mat Velvet or HD foundation of you're just wanting a basic everyday foundation but this is a really nice palette.
Side note my favorite part is that I won't be buying a cream highlight and contour kit now because of this and that's what makes me super happy because I was about to invest in the Laura Mercier contour kit. Which I totally still could, just to review it but I don't feel like it's necessary now.
This was $72 without a discount, you can make an account with Frends Beauty and get 10% off orders unless you have a pro artist discount. There's also the 5 shade palettes that are $20-$30 if you don't want to buy the big guy like I got. There is also individual colors that's I think are in the $20 range but it seems you get quite a bit of product with it.
They have blush and contour palettes as well. I don't know much about them though.
Hope this was helpful. Have several new series im thinking about doing like a Bauble Bar one, bridal series, prom series cause you know I like to be busy churning out the looks for you. Also, we reached and done went over 10k views and I'm so blessed and thankful. Have a good night!
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