Rose-Marie Swift
Photography by
Adrian Gaut


The celebrated makeup artist and founder of organic cosmetics line RMS Beauty gives us a look inside her personal kit.

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved
“Perfect little red pop of color that looks naturally great on everyone and is, of course, organic. It doesn’t look lipstick-y.”

Illuminaré Concealing Mineral Foundation
“I like this little concealer/foundation for heavier application when it is needed.”

RMS Beauty Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipe
“The best organic coconut oil makeup wipes that could take off RuPaul’s makeup with one towelette.”

RMS Beauty Swift Shadows
“I just launched eighteen powder eyeshadows. Beautifully sheer, they blend fab and have great colors, and the color can be made more intense by using a little water on the brush. The powders will not get a dead, useless spot where the water was used. It will remain undetectable and the powder will continue to work with or without water. My fave are the three Tobacco Road colors.”

Diorshow Brow Styler
“Easy to use and the colors are great. Most eyebrow colors have too much of a red base or an ash base. These don’t. Gisele told me about these ages ago.”

Clé de Peau Eye Color Quad
“Beautiful neutral colors that blend nicely.”

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
“This is great for a natural tan on both body and face without looking fake and heavy. No nylon-stocking tan here with this product.”

RMS Beauty Oil
“What can I say! My fave oil ever. Besides being organic and actually able to heal the skin, this oil is not greasy and works perfectly as a primer under my ‘Un’ Cover-ups.”

RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-ups
“These are the perfect little pots of foundation or concealer that do not dry out the skin. Makes the skin look beautiful and un-covered up.”

RMS Beauty Skin2Skin Foundation Brush
“Works fab with the other two and does a perfect foundation application, mimicking skin-to-skin application, which was always my favorite application before this brush came along.”

RMS Beauty “Un” Powder
“A Japanese silica powder that is not synthetic silica and absorbs oil without leaving a powdery deposit and buildup on the skin. Works synergistically with the last three RMS products. This is a match made in heaven. I also always use cotton puffs for a better result in the application and to avoid stray light-reflective particles from sitting loose on hair, pimples, and dry skin, which typically happens with a brush.”

MAC Full Lash Curler
“I like this one the best because it has a harder plastic base to press against. Others are too soft and the lashes fall slightly between the plastic piece and the metal, tending towards pulling roots and sometimes the lashes out.”

Rose-Marie Swift
Photography by
Adrian Gaut
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