Never does the irony of the old maxim, “Horses sweat, men perspire and ladies glow,” come to mind as much as during a summer heat wave when you’re feeling far from radiant. But there comes a point when you just have to embrace the warmth, instead of trying to fight it off with powders, matte-ifying makeup and anything else that doesn’t quite mask the sheen — er, glow — on your face.
RMS Beauty’s latest product, Master Mixer, captures the best of that facial flush in the form of one versatile pot. The creamy, neutral-colored pigment is infused with the subtlest hint of rose gold — enough to add a barely perceptible shimmer but nothing over-the-top or glittery.
The universally flattering hue adds a sun-kissed touch to paler complexions and works as a luminizing highlighter on darker tones. Dab some on the tops of cheeks and temples, browbones, cupid’s bow, inner corners of eyes … wherever you need a little lit-from-within boost.
Like the rest of the products in the cult-favorite line, the foolproof formula is made of wildcrafted, organic ingredients like coconut oil and cocoa seed butter, so it melts into your skin and stays put without ever being greasy (crucial when you’re constantly on the hunt for some AC!).
What’s more, it extends the use of your makeup, working flawlessly with everything from powders to glosses to give it a subtly fresh look. Mix it with cool tones to add warmth, blend with your favorite red lipstick to give it a multi-dimensional sheen, layer it over eyeshadow for a modern update on the smoky eye … trust us, the possibilities are endless.
Buy It! RMS Beauty “Master Mixer,” $38; sephora.com
— Jane Sung