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IndigoBoy
Posts: 125
New York, New York, US


I've been looking for ages, and just can't seem to find swatches of the RCMA foundations anywhere. 

I've recently stopped liking the look of full liquid or cream foundation on men, and have decided to turn to powders (ordering a few Graftobian and Yaby ones tomorrow), with Keromask for undereyes. 

However, I've never known a powder than can cover bad problem areas or dark spots (acne marks, etc) without looking cakey.  After doing some reading, I saw that RCMA is the most popular foundation for use under powders for men's grooming.

So... I'm looking for a pale, yellow based shade.  In Graftobian HD Creme, somewhere along the lines of Graceful Swan and Ingenue. 

Any help (or a recommendation for another product for this purpose) would be greatly appreciated!!
Jun 13 11 12:42 am  Link  Quote 
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IndigoBoy
Posts: 125
New York, New York, US


In the form of a bump...

I found a really tiny swatch picture of KO-1, and it seems to look right.  However, I've heard that the KO line is more red-based, which I certainly don't want.  Any help?
Jun 13 11 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Maria Vittoria B
Posts: 57
London, England, United Kingdom


Bump. I'm VERY interested in this, I was actually going to post a new thread with the same question.

I have a RCMA palette that I LOVE and have been using consistently, however I have trouble finding a good shade (or mix) for a true NC15 skin.
My palette is a hybrid between KO and Shinto (bought it from Screenface London). I have tried mixing Porcelain with Shinto 1 and the intensity of the colour comes out right, but the undertone still leans more towards neutral, rather than yellow. Everything else is either too dark or much too pink/red for what I need.

I'm puzzled. Any ideas?
Mar 15 12 06:57 am  Link  Quote 
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BrianaDanielle
Posts: 476
Los Angeles, California, US


I've used RCMA for everything.. but when it comes to yellow toned skin I have a problem. I have both palettes too. I always have to add in yellow from the mufe flash palette and sometimes even some white.. none of the shades imho are yellow enough.. everything feels so pink/red toned to me.. granted i've only had that problem twice in my entire time using them lol idk
Mar 15 12 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
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Emper Atrizz
Posts: 36
Ljubljana, Osrednjeslovenska, Slovenia


here comes temptu adjusters very handy.You can put some adjuster to cancel under tone and then add new adjuster undertone. Good thing with temptu is because the self setting formula it will sett cream foundations better. Or you can put like suggested MUFE, Kryolan, Ben Nye grease creams or real oxides like Occ -they are great.
Mar 15 12 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Maria Vittoria B
Posts: 57
London, England, United Kingdom


Investing in some adjusters definitely sounds like a smart move! I'll look into the Temptu ones. Thank you for your suggestion!

I'd like to hear more opinions though, purely because I've heard many people say they can match anyone with RCMA, and I totally believe that, so I'm sure there's something I'm missing here.

I mainly work with Caucasians and Asians ranging NC/NW15 to max.40 so I encounter light and yellow-toned complexions very often.
Mar 15 12 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Denise
Posts: 1,912
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


If you're looking for good yellow-based foundations,  Yaby is really good. They also have colour adjusters. Remember when you use this product a tiny little bit goes a long way!
Mar 16 12 12:01 am  Link  Quote 
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KJB
Posts: 1,184
New York, New York, US


My custom RCMA palette is on this Pro Complexion Guide.

I hope it helps wink
Mar 17 12 06:01 am  Link  Quote 
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Aziza Walker
Posts: 865
New York, New York, US


KJ Bennett Beauty wrote:
My custom RCMA palette is on this Pro Complexion Guide.

I hope it helps wink

Oooh...this is awesome! Thanks!

Mar 17 12 10:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Maria Vittoria B
Posts: 57
London, England, United Kingdom


Thanks so much KJ! I didn't realize RCMA also sells color adjusters for its foundation. I'll definitely look into this!
Mar 17 12 07:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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KJB
Posts: 1,184
New York, New York, US


Maria V Bortolussi wrote:
Thanks so much KJ! I didn't realize RCMA also sells color adjusters for its foundation. I'll definitely look into this!

RCMA also has a "No-Color" foundation that I mix with pure pigments.  It's a pretty awesome addition to any pro kit.

Mar 18 12 05:00 am  Link  Quote 
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Maria Vittoria B
Posts: 57
London, England, United Kingdom


KJ Bennett Beauty wrote:

RCMA also has a "No-Color" foundation that I mix with pure pigments.  It's a pretty awesome addition to any pro kit.

WOW. That sounds like a pretty awesome thing to add to my kit! I did a bit of research both on the RCMA and other websites but couldn't find it. Where do you buy yours if I may ask?

I would like to throw in another question, I searched the forums but couldn't find an answer for this, so I'm sorry if this has come up before. Someone in this thread suggested the Temptu adjusters, which is definitely something I'm interested in (to mix with my liquids as well) but I don't know if mixing a silicone-based adj. with an oil-based foundation like RCMA could create problems with the texture/blending. What is your experience on this?

Mar 20 12 02:55 am  Link  Quote 
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KJB
Posts: 1,184
New York, New York, US


Maria V Bortolussi wrote:

WOW. That sounds like a pretty awesome thing to add to my kit! I did a bit of research both on the RCMA and other websites but couldn't find it. Where do you buy yours if I may ask?

I would like to throw in another question, I searched the forums but couldn't find an answer for this, so I'm sorry if this has come up before. Someone in this thread suggested the Temptu adjusters, which is definitely something I'm interested in (to mix with my liquids as well) but I don't know if mixing a silicone-based adj. with an oil-based foundation like RCMA could create problems with the texture/blending. What is your experience on this?

The No-Color RCMA is available through Alcone, Naimie's and Nigel's Beauty Emporium.

Although Silicone is an ingredient in "oil-free" products, it is a synthesized "oil" and will mix well with any oil or wax based foundations.  it will not mix with water based fluids.

Mar 20 12 07:18 am  Link  Quote 
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Maria Vittoria B
Posts: 57
London, England, United Kingdom


Thank you SO much! Your help is invaluable!
Mar 21 12 04:13 am  Link  Quote 
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