RMS Beauty Master Mixer: Review & Swatches

I just talked about RMS Beauty’s Living Luminizer. It wasn’t quite for me then I saw this Master Mixer pop up on Sephora and the color seemed more up my alley.

Per RMS’s website: “The ‘Holy Grail’ of beauty, the RMS Master Mixer makeup is pioneering a new category in multi-tasking colour cosmetics with the ability to transform any product with a universally flattering rose gold tone. The RMS Beauty Master Mixer makeup is the hardest working product on the market, capable of effortlessly blending with any lip, cheek, eye or highlighting product to instantly double and revolutionize the color palette of your existing makeup bag with just one product. The luminous rose gold hue is this season’s most flattering tone for face and body. Subtly gilding and perfecting skin with a warm, golden tone and RMS trade mark ‘lit from within’ effect. The RMS Master Mixer makeup is an update on cool strobing and highlighting products of past seasons. This make up magic wand with the ‘Midas Touch’ is set to be the next makeup bag staple loved by professionals and beauty junkies alike.”

This one also comes in a frosted glass jar and retails for $38 for 0.17 oz. Suggested usage is “Be creative like the pros and mix this pearlescent shimmer to any makeup product you choose to bring back to life. Having this product, single handedly, changes a product into the new, modern, luminous, light reflective texture that you see are hitting the beauty scene. This is a cosmetic industry game changer!”

This is described as a rose gold. The color is more of a shimmery coppery beige champagne. It changes in the light. Sometimes it looks cooler and more neutral, in sunlight it warms up and you see the copper more. It’s actually darker than I thought it was going to be. As a highlighter it kind of disappears on my skin which is a medium skintone. I can see this highlighting darker skintones and being a blush on lighter skintones.

The texture is different from the Living Luminizer. While it’s creamy and emollient, it’s not glossy like the Living Luminizer. It’s more of a basic cream highlighter. It’s a great texture for a cream highlight, not too creamy it slides off. It feels like a drier cream highlight compared to Natahsa Denona’s which is more slippery and emollient. Because of that, it’s too dry for my lips by itself and was uncomfortable. Layered over a lipstick or gloss it’s fine.

This was a bust for me, it’s too dark to be just a highlighter, and too dry for my lips alone. It really only worked for me if I layered with other products. Which I know is it’s intended purpose. I’m too busy and lazy to add this on top of another product just to able to use it. I have a 9 month old and I’m lucky if I get time to apply all of my makeup on a daily basis, let alone add a step. I can see this working for professional Makeup Artists.

Swatches Top to Bottom: RMS Master Mixer-Heavy, RMS Master Mixer-Sheered Out, Natasha Denona Face Glow Cream Shimmer in Light, Pat McGrath Nude Highlight Stick:


*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Silica, Tocopherol (non-GMO), *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Mica and may contain [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499]

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