So finally the time has come where I talk about my experience with meeting the maker of RMS beauty products, Rose-Marie Swift! If you missed Part 1 & 2 of 'Entering into the Natural Beauty World,' I encourage you to head on over here and here to get caught up to speed!
Rose-Marie Swift surely makes her mark in the room with her personality. She isn't afraid to tell you like it is, and her blunt commentary surely makes for an interesting conversation while she works magic on your face. Perhaps what made her presence even more cool is that she had Frankie, her joint-custody shared pup with Miranda Kerr by her side the entire time. Swift has been in the make-up industry for over 35 years; her work being featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Marie Claire, ads for Calvin Klein, J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Victoria's Secret, and more (rmsbeauty.com). Needless to say, I was overly gracious to be able to spend time with her and learn more about her story and passion for the natural and organic make up world!
Rose-Marie's inspiration for starting RMS came from a very personal standpoint. After years of exposure to toxic chemicals from the beauty industry, Swift began to experience health concerns such as insomnia, anxiety attacks, and candidas. After receiving advanced blood work, hair and urine analysis, the lab technician asked her, "Do you work in the cosmetics industry?" From that point on, Swift took it in her own hands to get a hold of her health and begin the quest for a more holistic approach to beauty.
She then started the website BeautyTruth and felt the desire to use her own food and nutrition based knowledge to create products that contain real and live food ingredients to nourish our bodies from the inside out. Hence, RMS Beauty was created!
A quote directly from the lady herself, "When you eat pure, living, life-force food, it does energize your body. And when you're eating dead food, it doesn't. If you're using dead cosmetics on your skin, you're not getting any nutrients. You need those live enzymes and antioxidants that are living and giving a charge and life force to you. It's like eating a French fry as opposed to an organic green salad. Cosmetics work the same way; the skin wants to have that vibration." *nymag.com
I couldn't agree more.
If you're local to the DC, Boston, or Nantucket MA area, I strongly encourage you to visit Follain, (where this workshop and photos were taken!) an amazing beauty store that carries only the good stuff. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and a yoga+beauty collaboration with yours truly in the Union Market DC location later this summer! Scroll down below for my favorites from RMS in the meantime.
Here are a list of some of my favorite products from the RMS brand:
- Living Luminizer -gives you that summer, dewy glow
- Un-Cover Up -great for under-eye concealer or whole face coverage
- Beauty Oil -great for a bed-time moisturizer and smells divine
- Lip2Cheek -acts as both a blush and lip color; great color for summer!
Health & love.