I’ve been wanting to write about the RCMA products for a good while now. It’s one of those “scary” products, meaning that when you first purchase it, you might feel like you got a little too big for your britches! I certainly did. I knew their foundation palettes were super legit but I felt mad intimidated by them. Now that I’ve gotten into my RCMA groove, I can help you too!
I purchased both of the RCMA VK Palettes, both #10 and #11, (I just call them Shinto and Ko), for use in my freelance makeup kit. These foundation palettes are by far the easiest and most lightweight way to ensure you can match anyone’s skin tone and I mean it. I’ve used these palette for skin tones next to pure white all the way up to natives of Congo. What is amazing about this formula is that it’s 50% pigment. That’s right-fifty! Traditional liquid foundation contains 18-23% pigment so that should help put things into perspective. Because of this, they can be thinned down to create tinted moisturizers, used with a damp beautyblender as I like to do for a full coverage foundation look or just straight up as concealer! Talk about bang for your buckaroo, boo.
Another baller feature of the RCMA formula is that it is fragrance free, contains no animal extracts, mineral oils or lanolin. It is simply wax, pigment and vegetable-based oil. I love a good pure formula!
The colors are what took me longest to get used to as there’s a bit of a learning curve. This chart helped me a lot! To simplify-the VK #10, or KO palette, has more neutral to slightly pink/red undertones. The VK #11, or Shinto, contains the more yellow and olive based shades. The Shinto palette has a bit more versatility in my opinion as it contains some amazing cream contour shades in the last row. I used them here.
Finish-wise, a little bit goes a long way and they melt into the skin, appearing truly second-skin-like. They are formulated to look and wear flawlessly under HD film and video, making them an excellent formulations for your brides and other photographed clients.
Definitely watch my video tutorial for more in-depth application instructions. I hope that this makes you feel a bit more confident about using this awesome line of professional makeup. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! 🙂