Loose Powder by RCMA
(Available in two colors)
RCMA No Color Powder has been in professional makeup artist's kits for decades. Created in the early 60's by Vincent J-R Kehoe, it became a staple for the film industry. Recently, it has come into the limelight with beauty bloggers and makeup lovers as they report the qualities they have found they love in it. RCMA No-Color Powder has no pigment - this is quite unique in the pigmented world of makeup - yet this is exactly what makes it work and why it has been a staple in the professional industry for so long.
Use it for setting makeup on skin tones from extremely fair to a dark olive. This powder does tend to become a bit ashy on skin tones like a medium dark or darker.
RCMA No-Color Powder is also a good setting powder for under eye concealers. Because it does not alter the color of a creme makeup and it has a natural light weight to it, it works well for powdering under the eye to set cream concealers. It is best used in this fashion with a very soft brush, like our Squirrel Crease Brush.
It can also be used to set lipsticks and cream blushes. Again - the lack of transferring any color to the products allows it to be used on non-skin tone colors as well.
Also, a staple for special FX Artist as all creme colors used in injury and creme blood effects can be set without any change to the colors used for this type of makeup.
All this and a great price makes this powder a super buy-in for any professional artist, makeup creator and beauty makeup lover.
We also carry other brands of no color type of powders, Neutral Set by Ben Nye and Coconut Cream Pie by Graftobian.
Pro Advice and More from Eva Marie ...
I consider RCMA No-Color Powder one of the most important powders in the industry because if it's unique ability to work on so many skin tones and set makeup exactly the color you applied. This is especially important if you have taken the time to custom blend foundation on set or during a makeup application. The worst is matching a skin time perfectly either with a skin match from existing colors in your kit or custom blending on the spot, only to watch it change before your eyes as you powder it. The reason behind this color mismatch is the pigment color in the powders.
It is best suited for traditional professional creme products such as RCMA, Ben Nye, William Tuttle's Custom Color Foundation. Kryolan TV Paint Stick and Supra Color, Mehron Celebre' and other creme foundations. Many of these companies have their own no color or neutral powder - and all of them are top quality and all of them work very well. RCMA stands out because of it's lighter weight and more versatility on the shades of skin tones it can be used on. RCMA is a bit softer, meaning it lies more smooth and creamier on the skin than some other brands and it mattes the skin a more naturally. It is suitable for all skin types including dry skin.
It is also part of my Holy Trifecta of Powders. That is the three best, most important loose powders to keep in your kit. They are: RCMA No-Color Powder, William Tuttle Translucent Powder and Ben Nye Banana powder. With these powders you can set any skin tone. Occasionally I will mix these powders. I mix a bit of one with the another to make a new color powder set for special unique needs. For example - I have noticed Ben Nye being just to yellow on fair neutral warm skin tones. So Mix a bit of RCMA No Color Powder with Ben Nye Banana Powder to get that hint of warm in the powder set.