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Tried and True Review: Red Carpet Kolour – My Favorite On-Camera Body Makeup

The second addition to my Tried and True Review series is a product I use on 95% of the jobs I do. I decided to take photos of the cans I currently have in my kit as a testament to how much love they get on set. Their pumps are long gone, the wording is rubbed off and they only have a maximum of 10 more applications left in them, but they are my secret weapons and I’d be lost without Red Carpet Kolour .

Red Carpet Kolour Review

RCK is a body makeup that when applied, gives your skin the most beautiful, healthy glow. It was created by an incredible celebrity makeup artist named Joanna Schlip. I saw Joanna promoting her product a few years ago at The Makeup Show LA. Joanna had countless magazine covers and red carpet photos hanging up at her both as photo evidence that this product was as amazing as she was saying, and I was instantly sold.


Color Range

Red Carpet Kolour comes in three colors: light, medium and tan. The light version has no color and is meant for those with  who want glow without adding any color. I currently carry medium and tan in my kit and so far, it has worked on all skin-tones.

  • On extremely pale girls, I have found that the medium doesn’t give too much color but just aids in evening out the skin (similar to a tinted moisturizer). It also adds a hint of subtle, bronzed glow.
  • On lighter to medium skintones, the tan version will add a nice amount of color to your skin making you about 1-3 shades darker. Or you could use medium for a slight/no color difference.
  • For deeper skintones, the tan works beautifully to add sheen and glow to your skin.
  • For very deep skintones, I have found that applying the product directly does turn the skin somewhat ashy. In this case, I mix RCK with a little bit of lotion to dilute the color and it works. You do unfortunately lose the intensity of the sheen though. If you’re looking for a lot of glow, I find Melanie Mills Body Radiance caters better to very deep tones.


Perfect for On-Camera Work

Joanna Schlip works mainly in print and celebrity markets so she’s very aware of how this product translates on camera, which is exactly why I love it so much. Sometimes in direct sunlight, it looks a little glittery to the human eye, but on camera it makes you look like you’ve just spent the day sitting in a full body moisture mask. It evens you out and gives your skin an unbelievable luminosity. I’ve been using this for years and I still get excited when I see that glow on the monitor.

I am cautious when I use RCK for any video work. HD cameras can easily make shimmer look greasy. If I need to apply body makeup for video, I mix RCK with lotion to dilute the sheen, or I will use Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs.

A few examples from my portfolio where I used Red Carpet Kolour

Red Carpet Kolour  024_10741-193212-large 2  RCK Medium and TanI used medium on Nickelodeon’s Kira Kosarin (left) and RCK tan on Nickelodeon’s Sydney Park (right)

There are a few popular products on the market that are similar to Red Carpet Kolour, but for the work I do, I haven’t found anything that compares. RCK gives you the perfect amount of sheen, so you can use it on anything from commercial/lifestyle jobs to red carpet. It’s not too shimmery and you won’t look like you’ve just been oiled down; it just makes your skin look like the best version of itself. It’s like photoshop in a can and the photographers you work with will thank you for it!



Transfer Resistant

RCK dries fast so when you apply it, make sure to work quickly to rub it in. Once it sets, I’ve never had a problem with it transferring onto clothing.

For those of you who aren’t makeup artists, Red Carpet Kolour is great to put on before a night out. Have you ever noticed how celebrities’ skin on the red carpet looks almost super-human? This product will do that for you. It’s a subtle way to look extra glam, and it looks beautiful even on camera phones.


Unfortunately, Red Carpet Kolour is one of the most expensive options for pro body makeup ($50 bottle) RCK offers a 30% pro discount to qualifying artists.


Will it be Going in my Kit?

Yes, it’s been in my kit for years.

Cruelty Free?

It’s vegan and the company has confirmed to me that they are cruelty free.

Natural and/or Environmentally Friendly?

Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, gluten free, Vegan and paraben-free and 100% recyclable packaging.


Water Glycerin, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis oil(sweet almond oil), Trethanolamine, Cycolmethicone, Octyl Palmitte, Octyl Methoxycinnamte, Squalane, Polyacrylamide, Stearic Acid, Peg-100 Stearate, Imidazolidnyl Urea, Allantoin, Beech Tree Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascobyl, Palmitate, Phytonadione, Allantoin, Panthenol, Malpighia glabra & Malphigia Punicifolia Berry Extract, Methylasilonal, Ascorbate, Mimosa Tenuiflora Extract, , Hyaluronate, Harugana Hydroglycolic, Centella Asiatica (gotu kola) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone/ Methylisothiasolinone, Aloe, barbadensis Leaf Extract, Clycerin, Hyaloronic Acid, Clyceryl Stearate, Aesculus Hippocastanum (horse chestnut) oil, May contain: Yellow 5 Red 40 Blue 1 , Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides


Disclaimer: I purchased this product myself and have not been contacted by the company to make a review. The Tried and True Review series is never sponsored. This post may contain affiliate links. 

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  • Reply Sarah October 30, 2015 at 2:06 am

    I want the tan!!

  • Reply Karan W October 30, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Thanks for this review, I’ve never seen these before. It looks like Body Bling.

    • Lindsey
      Reply Lindsey November 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      It is a similar type of product, but I find (the older version) of Body Bling to be very shimmery and I have noticed a bit of product transfer.

  • Reply Karen November 2, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I noticed this has alcohol in it. Not good for every skin. I love Joanna Schlip but these are very expensive.A lot of my clients have regular skin, not celeb skin. Your work is stunning!!

    • Lindsey
      Reply Lindsey November 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you Karen! Is there a different product you prefer?

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