RMK pastels

3.25.2017

RMK makeup review

Every year I hang on to my winter coats dearly and secretly hope that spring never comes. I know it sounds weird, but hear this. I have a thing for coats and have many of them. Spring always comes before I get to wear every one of them out of my closet then soon after my birthday arrives. (Am I the only one who dreads birthdays, by the way?) But, this year for some reason I can't wait till spring is here! I've been playing with the RMK pastel colors a lot lately thinking these will look nice with those frilly dresses and blouses with puffy sleeves which seem to be very much in this spring (yup, I got those, too). 

These are not exactly from a new spring collection (the prettily illustrated palette is actually from a holiday collection and some of them are from the RMK core offerings), but you can easily see why I relate these colors with the new season.


RMK Color Performance Eyes 01 (available here)
RMK Color Performance Eyes 01

RMK Color Performance Eyes 01 swatch

RMK Color Performance Eyes 01 swatch


RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N EX-10 (similar here)
RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N EX-10

RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N EX-10 swatch

RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N EX-10 swatch

(In case you're wondering if these two baby blues are the same)
RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N EX-10 swatch

RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N EX-10 swatch
(They aren't but all beautiful.)


RMK Christmas Make Up Palette 2015
RMK Christmas Make Up Palette 2015
(So adorable, right?)

RMK Christmas Make Up Palette 2015 swatch
(I actually wore the green on the St. Patrick's day weekend.)

RMK Christmas Make Up Palette 2015 swatch


RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks N EX-10 (available here)
RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks N EX-10 swatch

RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks N EX-10 swatch
(This has to be the most unique color in my blush collection. Love it.)


RMK Crayon Eyes 05
RMK Crayon Eyes 05
(This crayon goes on velvety smooth and makes a great base although the swatch below suggests otherwise.)

RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks N EX-10 swatch



Unlike the olden days, I do not wear pastels often anymore but am still very happy to have them in my collection. The color is vivid yet sheer and the texture is beautiful. They stay true all day and the shimmer never looks too much. In fact, my heart is so content that I won't look for better pastels (at least for a while). Everything was gifted from my friend Pauline, by the way (thanks again!).

Hopefully, I will have a few spring looks with these fresh colors to show you soon. Today I just wanted to do a quick swatch post before it's another two weeks between blogging. I have been quite busy with work and also working on a couple of soundtracks. One is my all time favorite party aria and the other one is kind of new to me (here in this aria, Bellezza (Beauty) declares that she is going to forswear pleasure and open her heart to God, which I'm pretty sure is not what God wants from us. Another superb Hendel oratorio aria, though). You can listen to them here

Wish you a great weekend!




12 comments

  1. You must have quite an impressive collection of coats if Spring always comes before you get to wear every one of them Lena ;P Did your birthday pass yet? If so, I hope it was wonderful. If not, I'll have to take you out for a piece of cake :D I want to meet up for lunch but I slipped in the snow last week and tweaked my bad ankle so I've been laying low. Anyway these are some really pretty pastels that would definitely play well with frilly dresses and blouses with puffy sleeves which I'm sure look lovely on you as well. Sounds like some good stuff has been keeping you busy! Your voice is beautiful! Happy new week!

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    1. Maybe I was being a bit dramatic. It actually happens that way with my summer dresses, and for the winter coats, I'm trying to love all of them equally. ;p I'm sorry to hear about your ankle. Hope you feel better and 100% very soon! Lunch or cake sounds lovely. Whenever you feel up to it, just let me know. And thanks for taking time and listening to my arias. I'm working on some new things so hopefully a few more will be up soon. Have a great week yourself, Rowena! <3

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  2. Ah your voice. So beautiful! I'm listening to it as I type. And it's hard to focus on what I want to say. I'm mesmerized <3

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    1. Aww, you're making me blush, Lily! Thanks for listening and for your kind words. <3

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  3. The blush is super lovely. I love it the baby blue eyeshadow is perfection I love it the shimmering effect
    xx

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    1. I think the blush color is very special, too! RMK does seem to have perfected her pastels. :)

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  4. I am just getting into rmk, their blushes seem very easy to store/hoard so might get more. Then I might try looking for past limited editions...Why are there so many pretty things tempting me...


    Will save that link so I can stream through all of them at work! I think I am starting to listening vocal music more now since I had wonderful time listening to an early music ensemble (tenet) and pianists have been failing me lately...I just listened to my teenage idol last sunday at 92Y and lord, half of it was actually pretty shitty...Here goes my teenage dream.

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    1. Ooooh, what did you get?! I said I'd stop looking but I wouldn't mind getting a few more blushes. LOL. I recently bought RMK liquid foundation and am very happy with it. I should just stick with Japanese base, because the color match is just great for me.

      I wonder who is your idol? I admire you for going the concerts fairly often. I also know that you have highly trained ears and great taste, so I'm kinda worried that you might be distracted(not in a good way) at work! ;p Of course, I hope you enjoy them, but they're done in a way which managements or program coordinators want to hear (meaning they always want something raw - preferably done in one take with minimal editing).

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    2. Don't worry, I will do it when I maintain my scope so I don't get disctracted. Normally I listen to news and podcasts.

      It *was* R@f@l B1echac2 (I don't want his fans to trace the bitching to your blog through google), who was truly brilliant when he won the Chaudpain (sorry, trying to mess up google again) competition.

      Basically I de-fangirled myself when I heard his polonaise CD (never wanted to hear it again) and when I heard him life, the tone and color were terrible for Bach and Beethoven. To be fair, I have heard many lacklustre solo recitals and it's not always perfect...But still, he sounded like a student playing straight from the score.

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    3. Hehe, him! His name is already hard to spell as it is. LOL. You're too cute! The performance must be quite crappy. Usually, a Chaudpain competition winner is hard to get over. ;D I think Bach or Mozart (I'm don't know about Beethoven cause everybody plays no matter what and audience cares less) are not meant to be played by everyone.

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  5. Oh my that blush is soooo gorgeous! I do love a gorgeous warmish blush from the light to medium tones of terracotta!

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    1. It is certainly unique and gorgeous color, isn't it? It is quite light so it gives a warm neutral glow to the complexion. I reach out for it whenever I wear bright red lips - it connects the whole look! :)

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