Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
I am going to be ordering new foundations very soon (after the new year & surviving my twins turning 5). I have pretty much narrowed it down to RCMA &/or Ben Nye.
With the RCMA sampler palette, how many faces do you get out of each well or would it be better to go with the full sized palette.
Anyone try the Ben Nye palette? How is it compared to the RCMA foundation?
How are the textures in comparison to the Graftobian creme foundations?
Dec 22 11 11:49 pm Link
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Ive heard if your going to use it get the shinto palette as thats used more and the sampler palettes will cover 10/12 faces
but with the Ben Nye its cheaper and you get more product and i have heard good things about how them i would suggest getting the Matte Foundation as the orignal one the Lumière i think was full on stage makeup and would look horrible on camera or photograph
Dec 23 11 12:20 am Link
New York, New York, US
Andrew Buchan wrote:
I have both the RCMA palettes and I agree you only need the Shinto palette- I find myself trying to force myself to use my KO palette as all the colors are VERY pinky/orange- (i've been trying to use this palette as a sort of 'salmon' concealer for under-eye circles which works OK, but not worth the price).
Dec 23 11 05:54 am Link
Union, New Jersey, US
I have the RCMA Pallete, Shinto and KO. I tend to use the Shinto more but use the KO like a concealer. I have never tried Ben nye so can speak for that. RCMA is very very good. Love it! its definitely a full coverage foundation adn can be thinned out and less goes a long way. I also have the graftobian pallettes too and I love those too. I go through the warm pallette than the other two. Good luck in your decision.
Dec 23 11 06:43 am Link
Dallas, Texas, US
They all have positives and negatives....so it depends whats important to you.
I Love the RCMA colors and the way it looks on... but the consistency is not as popular as Graftobian (Graftobian is creamier, looks great on as well) The RCMA palettes are better made....they hold up longer. The Graftobian palettes break at the hinges if you are not very gentle with them. The Ben Nye I have here in my store but have not tried it yet. The palette appears to be well made and we have had no complaints about breakage.
If you want to try both I would get the RCMA Shinto and the Graftobian Neutral. If you get RCMA shinto and Graftobian warm you will have mostly warm colors and not everyone is warm. I use my RCMA KO palette a lot because I do mens grooming and there are a lot of "news anchor" colors (I use for spot coverage) in the KO palette.
Dec 24 11 10:25 am Link
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
I use mainly the Graftobian now & I love the texture, how smooth it goes on & that it has yet to fail me. And whilest doing some wishlisting on crc I seen the big set of Graftobian for $250. I died, where the hell was that hiding?
Dec 24 11 03:26 pm Link
Santa Clara, California, US
I absolutely love my RCMA palettes, I have both the Shinto and the KO and I use them both equally. Many of my clients are African American and Latimo, so the warmer and darker colors come in handy. The palettes are pretty reasonable, so I feel like it's better to be safe than sorry and have all of the colors on hand. The coverage is great, I use it all the time as a concealer. When doing teenage clients I always go to these palettes to cover acne and scarring and it comes out flawless. I cut it with the RCMA thinner to make a good full coverage liquid foundation or thin it out more for a sheerer look. More recently, I have been cutting it with moisturizer instead which creates an awesome dewy look. I haven't tried Graftobian, maybe that will be my next purchase, but I am very satisfied with my RCMA palettes, so it might be awhile
Dec 29 11 09:58 am Link
Westfield, Massachusetts, US
I adore the RCMA palette- I have had it for years- i actually have the older style palette type- and I just keep refilling. Rcma is thicker- and can be used as is- even as concealer- or thinned out i use Fractionated coconut oil. I have the shinto and it covers a very wide range of people. I also have some Graftobian- and the constistency is almost a cross between a liquid and a cream- very lightweight, easily spreadable, but still offers good coverage. For Ben Nye I don't have any foundations, just concealer wheel, fx wheels, fireworks wheels, etc. But all in all their stuff tends to be quite thick and very opaque- I use it a lot for tattoo coverage.
Dec 29 11 12:54 pm Link
Crete, Illinois, US
Keyanna Adger MUA wrote:
is it good for HD Photos?
Dec 07 12 11:17 am Link
New York, New York, US
Just me 2 cents...
I like the Mehron Celebre HD Pro Foundation better than all of them. The consistency and finish is like a hybrid of RCMA & Graftobian. Coverage is great.
I got an 8 well mini-palette from the Container Store (for $1.49) and chose 8 colors that would give the most global complexion flexibility.
1 oz cream foundations at CRC - $9,95 each My 8 colors - $79.60
http://camerareadycosmetics.com/product … ation.html
Colors: Ivory, LT1, LT4, ME2, ME4, MD3, D2, D4
Mini Compartment Palette - $1.49
http://www.containerstore.com/shop/cont … 92&N=80806
TOTAL: $81.09 (before tax)
P.S. Each compartment held a full jar of foundation so this palette is going to last me a LONG time.
Dec 08 12 05:37 pm Link
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
MADE NYC wrote:
^^^ this. I use this as well and I love them! I do have a graftobian palette and cinema secrets but I always go back to my Mehron!
Dec 08 12 06:07 pm Link