What can one say about Vincent Kehoe? Well, he was supremely gifted and passionate Makeup Artist. His book, "The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist for Film, Television and Stage," should be required reading for anyone that truly desires to have a deeper understanding of every aspect of media makeup. Mr. Kehoe designed and introduced the color process line that we know as RCMA Professional Products.
I was introduced to this line while I was in school. I was working on a model that had severe hyper pigmentation, and no amount of product or application technique was working. Seeing my frustration, my instructor at the time came over with her RCMA palette, and sure enough, three small dabs of this foundation and my stippling brush completely covered the hyper pigmentation. I've been hooked ever since.
This is a cream foundation. Unfortunately, when most people think of cream foundations, the first thought that enters their mind is: Thick, heavy and unnatural. This foundation is the exact opposite. RCMA foundations are heavily pigmented and surprisingly lightweight.
One only needs to use a freakishly minimal amount to get full coverage without the "full coverage' look. I own both of the Shinto and KO palettes, and you can find, or mix the perfect depth and undertone match quite effortlessly. I find that I use the Shinto shades more often, as I find that yellow works as an overall complexion brightener.
You can also cut this foundation down with a moisturizer or RCMA's foundation thinner. Personally, I've only sheared this foundation down once, and that was for a demonstration. This line was crafted by a professional for the professional. Mr.Kehoe's contribution and dedication to the trade were quite evident, and we are fortunate enough to be able to reap the rewards of his product line. RIP Mr. Kehoe.....
One of the BEST
This is one of the best foundation palettes out there. Vincent Kehoe created this line. He studied the skin of many actors and actresses and came up with a wide range of colors to suit every ethnicity.
The formula is creamy and offers coverage while looking natural in film and photographs. If you are a makeup artist, this is one to have in your kit!
I absolutely love this palette! I love how it comes in SO MANY DIFFERENT SHADES! I love the consistency of this; very creamy. A little definitely goes a long way, and I love how well it can cover up your dark circles. very easy to mix with one another. Using a concealer brush or foundation brush with this palette can give you an easy application, but i definitely prefer my fingers a lot more.
Amazing Coverage and Range of Colors
I carry both the Shinto palette and the KO palette in my kit. Both get used a lot but Shinto tends to get used a little more. Between these two palettes and my make up for ever flash palette I know I can create a perfect match for any skin tone. Takes a little getting used to as all shades need to be mixed to create a natural looking tone on anyone but once you get the hang of it is amazing. Note, be careful mixing these with water based products or trying to blend with a damp sponge. Since the foundation has more of an oily base to it its best to blend out with a sponge dipped into moisturizer instead of water. I prefer to use my hands when blending.