Thursday, 16 February 2012

RMK Sprinkling Eyes #2, Sprinkling Cheeks #2 and Irresistible Lips C #27

This week, I've been testing out some products from the RMK Sprinkling Colors collection for spring.

Sprinkling Eyes 02 Green (S$76; 5.3g) looks pretty tame at first under normal indoor lighting but when placed under a brighter light, you can see that the shades actually contain a very fine micro-shimmer (not chunky glitter). The Sprinkling Eyes quads each include three powder shades with a cream base (the longer pan at the top). The powder shades supposedly take on different tones when layered over the cream base.

The shades vary in terms of intensity and color payoff with the pale gold being the most sheer, showing up as mainly scattered golden sprinkles. The light blue shade applies as a translucent, pale blue-tinted wash with a very refined glimmer. The grey shade is also quite sheer on its own, but layers well over the green cream base. The green shade applies sheer at first but then builds up quite nicely to a fresh pop of green.

For this look, I applied the green shade from the upper lashline to the middle of the lid, the light blue shade as a wash over the browbone area, the grey shade along the upper and lower lashlines, the light gold shade in the middle of the upper lid and along the lower lashline. NARS Larger-than-Life Longwear Eyeliner in Abbey Road was used along the upper lashline while RMK Ingenious Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner 01 was used along the upper waterline.

Sprinkling Cheeks #2 Orange (S$68) is truly vivid, and probably out of the comfort zone for many ladies who are more accustomed to sporting rosy pinks hues on the cheeks. It is a true orange unalleviated by any coral tones, which would have made it easier to wear.

Applied with the included brush, it's easy to pop on too much but fortunately, it blends out quite smoothly. Layering the pale golden yellow shade on top adds a bit of a sheen without veering into frosty or glittery territory. Both shades feel incredibly creamy and velvety to touch. Like the double-ended brush applicator in the Sprinkling Eyes quad, the brush included in the Sprinkling Cheeks is of superb quality. It feels silky soft against the skin and picks up the product well. The sleek metal compact is a fingerprint magnet though.

Irresistible Lips C #27 Orange (S$51, 3.8g) is one of four new lip shades in this collection. Unlike EX04 Beige and EX05 Rose, this joins the permanent range and is not limited edition.

It applies as a lovely coral with a bit of shine. It slicks onto the lips easily without dragging or feathering. While the color payoff is good, the sheer glossy texture transfers with the slightest touch so it doesn't last well through drinking or eating. Nevertheless, I like how it brightens up the complexion instantly. The shade also doesn't scream orange like the Spring Cheeks 02 Orange does.

Overall, I think both Sprinkling Eyes #2 Green and Ingenious Lips C #27 Orange offer very wearable shades that are well-suited for spring, whereas I could only pull off Sprinkling Cheeks #2 Orange by using a very light hand.

If you are interested in the collection, there is still time to sign up for the RMK hands-on makeup workshops taking place at Isetan Scotts this Friday to Sunday. The Sprinkling Colors collection is also available on which is currently offering free international delivery for a limited time.


Jamilla Camel said...

I love this whole look on you!! I'm more excited now that I've seen you wearing it - I wasn't that excited yesterday seeing it at Isetan!

Haru said...

Hey Jamilla,
thank you! I really liked the eyeshadow quad and lipstick but I think the blush shade will take some getting used to. Do test out the products if you can, they have some very interesting textures and shades!

pinkdolphi1 said...

Iris, you look fabulous! Love this look! So refreshing!

Anonymous said...

I think RMK does very well on their green eye shadows. The best shades especially for asians.

sawpo said...

I just bought the #03 palette on Mon (sold out at Taka, so I have to go to Isetan Scotts) & really love the colours & texture. Silly me, I didn't even realise that the long strip of colour on top is a cream texture, until I read your post. It feels nothing like cream & I actually applied it over the powder.

Now, I'm considering the #02 palette too cos the green looks great :)

Verlyn said...

The green cream base (Sprinkling Eyes 02 Green) seems really unique. I like how it looks on you (:

Sprinkling Cheeks #2 Orange looks really good too!

kaying said...

ooh i really like this look on you!
the finish on the eye make-up is so smooth and pretty, and the lip colour is gorgeous!

Haru said...

hi Kaying,
Thanks, I'm loving the lipstick the most!

hi Verlyn,
thank you! The orange blush is an unusual shade for me, but will definitely play with it some more.

hi sawpo,
The green cream shade doesn't feel like the usual cream eyeshadows as it's not that emollient or greasy to touch. Also, I was impressed that it doesn't crease. I also didn't know that it was actually a cream until I read another blog review and the leaflet inside the box.

hi pinkdolphi1,
Thank you :-)

kuri said...

Lovely look! I can see how the blush is a bit difficult to carry off. The lipstick looks absolutely luscious though!

natsumi said...

hiya, have you bought from how long does it take to ship to singapore and is it safe?

Haru said...

hi natsumi,
Nope, I haven't ordered from before. Perhaps you can search online for reviews.