I have talked a lot about RMS beauty before on this blog, founded by Rose Marie Swift a make up artist based in the US, RMS was one of the first brands to create a natural make up range to stand up to the mainstream. RMS products are in the higher end price bracket, so without a doubt most things are considered purchases. Personally I have been using RMS products for many years and I find if you choose the well, the products last a ling time and are lovely additions to any make up routine. See my review of the Lip2cheeks here.
The Wild with Desire lipsticks were a highly anticipated launch and there are now fifteen shades in the range. I will start with saying that I think what makes these stand out from other natural lipsticks in my collection is the pigmentation and finish. Natural lipsticks tend to have a glossy finish, nice and easy to wear for everyday but for special occasions they can be lacking pigment. The RMS wild with desire lipsticks are full coverage colour with what I would describe as a semi-matte finish that RMS describe as satin.
RMS use lot’s of organic and wild crafted ingredients in their lipsticks, such as castor seed oil and cocoa seed butter, but it is worth noting that they still use some synthetic ingredients and pigments. How you feel about this depends on your take on what is acceptable in a natural product, my stance is that sometimes compromise has to be made in order to get the performance we want from a product and this is one of those cases.
I have two shades of the lipstick to show you, I went for brighter colours that I would wear day to day as in my opinion, the formula lends itself to a dressy make up look.
Temptation (£30) – Described as a classic pinky mauve. I do actually think this is a shade that could be worn happily in the daytime. It gives a very pretty polished look.
Jezebel (£30) – Described as a blackberry red, I love this shade for more of a statement look, it is a really flattering colour!
I do enjoy both the formula and the packaging of the RMS Wild with Desire lipsticks. The sleek aluminium tube is light and travels well. My only criticism is that I don’t find them all that easy to apply straight from the bullet, this is in part due to the shape, but also because of the high pigment. For me they work much better applied with a lip brush, this allows more precise application and avoids overdrawing the lips and having to start again.
The colour selection is very pretty and there is something in there for everyone, I have no doubt that Rose Marie’s experience as a make up artist helps when it comes to creating the colours that will be flattering. Overall although these lipsticks are definitely pricey, the fact that the pigment is so dense and that they last so well on the lips does make them stand out from other natural brands. Although they are on a par with other high end brands such as Tom Ford on price, the RMS wild with desire lipsticks have a much more thoughtful approach to ingredients providing you more benefits, so if you love high end brands, RMS may well be for you. The RMS Wild with desire lipsticks are available at Love Lula* who ship internationally.