Sunday, September 28, 2014

New RMS Lip2Cheek in the shade "Curious"

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying what is left of your Sunday. I really can't believe the weekend has gone by so quickly. I think I need another day off! How about you? 

Today I'm sharing swatches of a new shade that RMS has added to their Lip2Cheek range: a warm, sunny orange with subtle golden shimmer called Curious ($36). This is a unique shade in my collection, as most of my lip products are peach or peachy-pink, but there are no peach or pink tones to be found in Curious--it is straight-up orange. Despite its somewhat intimidating appearance in the container, I am happy to report that it is quite wearable. The touch of shimmer makes it more flattering on the lips, though it is not all that noticeable on the cheeks.

I've tried applying it with my fingers, which is OK in a pinch, but was much happier with the results when using brushes. I was able to get better coverage and color intensity when layering it on with a lip brush, and the product appeared more even and natural looking on the cheeks when I blended it out with a duo-fiber stippling brush.

The listed ingredients are: 

*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) seed Oil, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract,  +/- Red 30 CI 73360, Red 6 Lake CI 15850 and may contain: [+/-Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxide CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019]
*certified organic

I am enjoying the ease of using the same product on both lips and cheeks. It takes all the guesswork out of cheek and lip shade coordination. It may be a bit "safe," but I don't think you can go wrong with this sort of monochrome look. Then you can have more fun and get creative with the eyes! (Although I did not even wear any eye shadow here, as I was short on time before work when I took these photos.) 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week! 


  1. Hi Shannon,

    RMS Curious looks lovely on you here! I really like your colors coordinate with the hint of blue we're seeing in your outfit :)

    1. Hi Dovey, Thank you! :) I ordered it without seeing the color in person so thought it might be too orangey but it is more subtle on. :)

  2. Really pretty! I had one of these cheek shades from RMS, but it dried out really quickly which made me sad. :(

    1. Hi Tracy, Oh nooo - sorry to hear that :( I'd better use mine up as quickly as I can!


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