I've been a longtime fan of Rose-Marie Swift's—you may know her as the makeup artist to supermodels like Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr. Rose-Marie has a very famous, naturally-derived beauty line called RMS Beauty, which I have raved about here and here. Her products are genius in that she utilizes yummy-for-you ingredients like coconut oil, rosehip oil, jojoba, and rosemary to provide skin-like finishes and dimensional tints that wear beautifully. Last year, Rose Marie introduced two revolutionary makeup brushes into her collection of award-winning, organic cosmetics— the Skin2Skin Brushes. Both brushes are made with high-end, synthetic fibers and have been expertly designed to mimic the effect of skin-on-skin makeup application. I am no makeup or brush expert by any means. Most of the times, I’m cool with slapping on product with fingertips, but I had to give them a try.
The skin2skin Foundation Brush is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It uses varying length bristles that are tightly layered in a swirl pattern that mimics fingertips for effortless blending. Rose-Marie explains that the tiered fibres help the brush get into every nook and cranny—including around the nose—and that the spiral formation of the hairs allows you to get just the right amount of product on the skin. The brush itself is quite small (13 cm/5.1 inch) and is perfect to stipple and blend cream foundation. I have been using it with my RMS Un-Cover Up, and it works perfectly. I’ve also tried using it with the Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation, it works well, but drinks up a bit of product.
The skin2skin Blush Brush is more typical in shape and appearance aside from the muted pink bristles, which are so whimsical and signature to the brand. The head of the brush, which is made of ultra-soft bristles, has just the right density for cream blush application. Although you can use it with any blush, I cannot believe what a difference it has made when I use my RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek (of which my go-to is Demure). I simply tap the brush in the pot, then swirl it on the back of my hand to remove excess product, and then apply it to my face. It blends very well without leaving any streaks on the skin. Also, it does not disturb the foundation underneath, which is very important. If you've ever struggled with applying and blending your cream blush, this will be game-changer for you.
Overall, these are a luxurious addition to any makeup collection and a must-have if you are a cream product junkie, like myself. If I had to pick between the two, I prefer the skin2skin Blush Brush simply because I rarely apply a full face of foundation, and I use cream blushes nearly every day.