RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is Illuminating!

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.

When was the last time you could say all the ingredients in your cosmetics were natural and organic?  In my experience, the words organic and makeup do not go hand-in-hand.  That is precisely why Rose-Marie Swift created RMS Beauty; her line of all organic cosmetics.  My favorite product from the line is the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer ($38 US/ 4.25g).  This highlighter/illuminator allows the skin to instantly look healthy and luminous without any artificial sparkle or shimmer.  Best of all, because of the all natural organic composition, RMS Beauty Living Luminizer can be used on the lips as well.  What an illuminating idea!

According to Dermstore:

New York based makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift has been a prominent authority in the beauty industry for over 20 years. After experiencing serious health problems years ago, she learned that working in the cosmetic industry caused her body to absorb toxic levels of heavy metals, including aluminum, lead, mercury, pesticides and other harsh chemicals. After stabilizing her health, Rose-Marie created RMS Beauty, a completely organic cosmetic line that offers a wide range of elegantly colored cosmetics that pamper the skin with pure, natural ingredients.

This organic makeup line is quite popular with celebrities such as Mirandra Kerr, Giselle Bundchen, and Taylor Swift.

Highlight/Illuminator Comparisons L-R: Mac Too Chic beauty Powder, It Cosmetics Hello Light Highlighter, RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, Laura Mercier Spellbound Highlighter.

Highlight/Illuminator Comparisons L-R:
Mac Too Chic Beauty Powder, It Cosmetics Hello Light Highlighter, RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, Laura Mercier Spellbound Highlighter.

Casual daytime look using RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.

Casual daytime look using RMS Beauty Living Luminizer on the cheekbones and inner corner of the eye.

Living Luminizer can be used anywhere you desire; on the bridge of the nose, on the cheekbones, as an inner corner highlight, and on the cupid’s bow.  You can also apply it on your collarbone when wearing a strapless dress..the possibilities are endless.  The consistency of the product varies due to the change in temperature.  Since Living Luminizer (LL) is composed of natural substances (coconut oil, castor oil and beeswax) predictably the product becomes very firm in cooler months and quite malleable in warmer months. Currently, LL is very firm and needs the presence of fingers to properly warm-up and apply the product to the face.  The company recommends to store LL in a cool place during the warmer months.

Casual Evening look using RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.

Casual Evening look using RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is a subtle highlighter.  The natural ingredients allow the product to meld into the skin rather than sit on top of the skin.  The “lit from within” glow is easily achieved with this illuminator. The packaging is clean and simple, LL is housed in a glass pot with a metal top.  LL does not have an expiration date, the 5 ingredients used (no water) do not require the addition of any artificial preservatives, so rest assured your product will last for a while. ♥  Ingredients are as follows:

*Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Mica CI 77019]

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer on the cheeks and inner corner of the eye.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer on the cheekbones and inner corner of the eye.

As expected, LL is very emollient and a saving grace for drier skins, especially during the winter season. Oiler skins may find this product counterproductive, and seek out a longer-lasting formula.  The absence of chemicals does not allow this solidified mass to completely dry-down on the face.  If you accidentally touch your face during the day, Living Luminizer will rub off…so do not touch 🙂

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer on the cheeks and inner corner of the eye.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer on the cheeks and inner corner of the eye.

On me, Living Luminizer lasted six hours before I experienced any fading.  What was left was still a subtle sheen that gave me a noticeably fresh look.  My husband prefers this illuminator, he said, “I see a nice glow but no shimmer.  It looks so natural.”  Apparently, men do not like shimmer….WHAT!!  That’s Crazy Talk…

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Surprisingly, my foundation did not break-down throughout the day in the areas where LL was placed. Application consists of swirling my ring finger in the pot and using tapping motions to place the luminizer on the target areas.  Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy (I’ve been around children too long).

See what other lovely bloggers are saying about Living Luminizer: Cafemakeup.com (here), MyLuciteDreams.com (here), and intothegloss.com (here).

RMS Beauty is sold at New London Pharmacy, dermstore.com, b-glowing.com. amazon.com, rmsbeauty.com, etc..

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would highly recommend RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.  This all natural organic illuminator may be costly, but rest assured, it will endure when all other chemical based makeup needs to be discarded. Living Luminzer would be ideal for people who do not want to wear a lot of makeup and seek only to appear fresh-faced and glowing.  RMS Beauty would also be an excellent choice for young girls who are just starting out in makeup; their look would be fresh, clean, polished and more importantly, all natural.  Who wouldn’t love that?  Be well and stay safe.


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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.


  1. I have just ordered this highlighter based on your review. I have been searching for a non glittery highlighter for a while. I am 45 and I really don’t feel comfortable wearing glittery products on my face for day to day wear. I can’t wait for it to come, it looks gorgeous on you!

    • Hello Shelley,

      This really is a beauty if a highlighter.

      It gives such a beautiful, sophisticated sheen rather than the obvious pearl or glitter finish found in powder highlighters. I too have been reaching for this during the winter. I hope you like it as much as I do.


  2. This is a really helpful review. In their book, “No More Dirty Looks,” authors Alexandra Spunt and Siobhan O’Connor describe the RMS line as “the purest makeup line out there.” After reading that recently and now coming across your review, I’m going to give it a try!

  3. You did an excellent review on that fabulous product! I bought it last month and litteraly fell in love with it. It gives you in instantaneous glow, very subtle and feels like heaven on a dry skin.
    Best luminizer ever! It is a bit on the pricy side, but it is really worth the price, it lasts forever…

  4. The texture of the product looks great! You convinced me, I am ordering this right now and also getting the un coverup. Thanks for posting the coupon code, too.

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