rms beauty | lip2cheek in diabolique

kimberlyloc wears rms beauty lip2cheek in diabolique

Though I love lip colors as much as the next beauty addict, I’m usually sporting some sort of pink / nude / sheer red on a daily basis.

But during fall and winter, I love to be a bit more daring with my lip color choices, and that’s why adding RMS Beauty’s lip2cheek in “Diabolique” was a no-brainer for me.

kimberlyloc wears rms beauty lip2cheek in diabolique

{I purchased RMS Beauty’s lip2cheek in “Diabolique.” It costs $36 for a 0.17-ounce glass jar.}

kimberlyloc wears rms beauty lip2cheek in diabolique

This rich burgundy lip color can be as intense as you want it to be.

A thin layer easily sheers out into a berry-kissed stain; a few thin layers results in a brick-burgundy mouth that screams fall and brings out the natural auburn highlights in your hair (if you have them, that is!).

kimberlyloc wears rms beauty lip2cheek in diabolique

I apply RMS Beauty’s “Diabolique” in a couple different ways:

If I want a sheer, stained kisser, I’ll gently pat in the color with my ring finger.

If I want a layered, bold look, I’ll first gently pat in a bass layer with my ring finger and then blot. Next, I’ll take a soft lip brush and pain on two very thin layers of color (blotting in between each) to get a maximum intensity that’s both moisturizing and stunning.

Whoever says natural cosmetics can’t deliver the same color payoff as conventional cosmetics has clearly never tried RMS Beauty Diabolique!

Here’s everything inside RMS Beauty lip2cheek in Diabolique:

*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) seed Oil, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/-Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxide CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019]

If you avoid beeswax for any reason, do note that this lippie does contain beeswax in addition to coconut oil, jojoba oil and shea butter, which give it a silky smooth feel that’s actually good for your lips.

Say goodbye to intensely colored lip colors that are drying!

Besides looking fabulous on your lips this fall, RMS Beauty’s lip2cheek in “Diabolique” is also, obviously, a pretty cheek color that can be pressed in to give your face a healthy shot of warm red color.

Start small with this, as it’s highly pigmented! Just press a finger (or a brush, if you’re a germophobe) into the pot and then gently dot it onto your cheeks, pressing the color in and tapping all around your cheekbones and up onto your temples.

I am wearing Diabolique on my cheeks in these pictures, but it’s wasn’t the main focus of my review, so the color you see is quite subtle — but you can see it there, warming my face, especially in photos 1 and 3.

This was my first RMS Beauty lip2cheek purchase, but it won’t be my last. I’m impressed with the color payoff and the generous amount of product in the cute little glass jar.

Though $36 may seem steep for what looks like a standard tinted lip color, you won’t be tempted to dig your fingers in and waste product — because it’s so highly pigmented, you’ll have to be careful to use a light hand when digging in! A little goes a long way, and you want to build up the color with thin layers.

I’m thinking “Beloved” and “Smile” will be my next additions to my RMS Beauty collection … unless there’s something around the corner for the holidays?!

What RMS Beauty lip2cheek colors do you have? What is your go-to lip color for everyday? For fall and winter? Tell me in the comments section!


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  • RebeccaNMDL

    Love this post! Diabolique is definitely my RMS favorite. It’s much more berry than brick on me. Illusive is my other RMS L2C fave. For fall/winter, I love Ilia’s Femme Fatale and Ink Pot. And Haut’s Wildflower has become my signature color for any time of year. It’s very pretty layered with the reds from RMS and Ilia, too. Lately lips are the main area for color when I do my makeup – I love a bolder lip with very little else but foundation and highlighter. Maybe just a touch of a mellow color for cheeks, to make it clear that I’m actually a living, breathing human and not a zombie with lipstick.

    • I read your comment this morning and could not control the laughter after “zombie with lipstick.” What a great vision, haha! I need to get Femme Fatale and Ink Pot. I have almost all of the Tinted Lip Conditioners, but have been shy about the actual Lipsticks. I love color and glamour, but for everyday, I’m kinda low-maintenance. Need to step it up for fall! Lately, it’s funny, I’ve been very minimal on makeup — no cat eyes, no mascara, just curled lashes, foundation and light lip color for work. When I go out, I’ll step it up, but it’s been kinda refreshing to be so … bare … lately. I go in phases I guess!

  • liz

    I love RMS Beauty! That bold lip looks beautiful on you! Such a pretty fall look:)


  • Nic Gustafsson

    Looks gorgeous on you Kim! I agree with you that the initial price point might be quite high but seeing as you need so little of it (I have Smile and it’s the same thing, you need a light hand and very little product!) I definitely feel it’s worth it. Only thing with Smile is that I can’t use it on my lips, definitely doesn’t go well with my natural lip tone but I’m loving it as a blush.

    • Thank you, Nic! Funny how these different colors come out on our different skin tones. You now have a long-lasting blush color at least! #brightside

  • Absolutely gorgeous and perfect for fall. I am such a fan of RMS Beauty, my favorites are Sacred and this one. I was initially nervous about the darker lip color, but it’s so beautiful! Especially on you.

  • Amanda

    Ooooo! I have/had the “Smile” but it didn’t work for my skin tone! It was more coral than I liked. I’d love to see it on you though. I have very pigmented lips, so I can never pull off super red lips but diabolique looks amazing on you.

    • Guess I need to buy + review that one too! For you! :) Haha. You are so lucky to have pigmented lips, though. That’s what we’re all after with lippies (OK, and maybe some sex appeal and glamour!) xoxo

  • I own Diabolique too and while it dries out my lips more than Beloved, it’s such an awesome shade. Yes, get on Beloved, you need that punch! :D

    • All right, I’m doing it! Do you layer something on top of Diabolique when you use it to keep your lips from drying? Or do you just not use it anymore (and wanna give it to me? :) )

      • Yes, I need to *pile* on lip balm beforehand! I admit mine’s very underused, and I doubt you’d appreciate that it’s got my grubby finger all over it! :D

  • Oh what a gorgeous shade!<3 xx

  • Wonderlusting

    Ooo that colour looks fab on you. I have and love Smile. I’ve used it every single day on my cheeks since June 2013 and I’m still only half way through the pot so they’re great value.