There are sooo many brands out there in the makeup world, big & small. It seems like there’s new products & companies that just pop up overnight. It can be overwhelming for the most part.
When I first got into makeup, I only used brands that were “well known” in fear that my clients wouldn’t trust me. It’s almost appalling how many people ONLY wear full faces of MAC. After awhile, I realized that I’m the artist, I’m the one in control. Eventually, I started opting for more affordable brands and without sacrificing quality!
Enter: Rude Cosmetics
On my never ending search for affordable products with “high end” quality, I discovered Rude Cosmetics. I first started off with their “Au Naturel” and “C’est Fantastique” eyeshadow palettes. Both of them have 30 highly pigmented shadows and you can purchase a bundle on Rude Cosmetics’ website for $35 TOGETHER. I keep both palettes in my prokit at all times.
Rude Haul from IMATS
This month, I attended IMATS 2019 during their Pro Card event (see blog post HERE). I was super excited when I found out that Rude Cosmetics was going to have a booth. I grabbed sooo many goodies. I’m still in disbelief that I copped 20 products and spent under $80.
I’m going to be listing the products I purchased and talk about them more in depth. If you’d like a condensed version, please check out the YouTube video at the top of the page!
What’s in the bag?
There’s quite a few products I want to talk about from my Rude Cosmetics haul, so let’s start off with skincare!
Rude Cosmetics carries a lot more skincare products than I originally thought so I was completely overwhelmed with excitement and only snagged a couple of sheet masks.
BEYOND BELIEF PURIFYING CHARCOAL
So this guy is just a simple charcoal sheet mask, but with popular K Beauty ingredients like glycerin, which locks in moisture, and green tea, which helps with inflammation.
FIZZ BIZZ DEEP CLEANSE BUBBLE MASK
I have never head of “bubble” sheet masks prior to discovering this product, so I’m not too sure what to expect. I have yet to try it out (I’ll get back to you on that).
You’re supposed to apply the mask the same way you’d apply any other sheet mask and keep it on for 10 minutes. During the time this lil guy is chillin’ on your face, it begins to form a cleansing “3D micro-bubble foam” that detoxes the skin.
Both of these masks are Cruelty Free and Made in Korea :)
Korean Silk 3D Lashes
Rude Cosmetics currently has 12 different lash styles. I purchased a pair of “Superlative” and a pair of “Hypnotic”. All the lashes have a thick black band and the Korean silk that it’s made from blends the lashes in with your natural ones. They are $7.50 (US Dollars) each and are Cruelty Free.
PeepShow Brow Cream
Ladies & gentlemen, I may have discovered the best dupe for the famous “Dip Brow” from Anastasia. These guys come in five different shades, ranging from ash to black. They were only $5 each, so of course I got every single color to add to my prokit. It’s smudge-free and can also be used as an eyeliner!
Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer Oil
Okay, this is a new one for me….an eyeshadow primer that’s an OIL?! I don’t know about you guys but this is a super new concept to me. Maybe, just maybe I was super skeptical about this guy. I use an oil cleanser to take off makeup and the end of the day, so naturally I thought it was going to be counterproductive.
NOPE! I was wrong it assume, that’s for sure. I’m shocked that it actually primed my eyeshadows really well. Pigment was intense right off the bat! I do suggest setting the primer with a no-color or translucent powder before going in with color, just to ensure that everything blends effortlessly.
If you ever come across this guy, I think you should splurge the extra $6 and buy it. It’s pretty cool, imho.
• 2 in 1 Shimmering Eyeliner + Eyeshadow
I love glitter liners! But I swear to the Goddesses, I must be using the wrong kind of glitter liners because they always get crusty and flake off. I’ve only ever liked Urban Decay’s “Heavy Metal” Glitter Liners. Thankfully, swatching product is free so I went ahead and did just that.
Immediately, I fell in love with the shade “Topaz”. It’s almost like rose gold, but less…gold? It’s definitely a cooler tone. It dried & set pretty quickly on my hand and it didn’t turn crusty immediately. I figured, what the heck, I’ll just get it to try it out.
It turned out to be a pretty decent product! Towards the end of the day, it eventually started to flake but I expected that. It looks great though! I love using it to give my regular winged liner a bit of flare!
Sparkle Me ‘til it Hurts Face+Body Glitter
This guy is pretty good! I definitely bought it as an impulse, but I’m so happy about it. I’m a 90s baby. Wearing body glitter is totes normal to me.
It’s a waterbased “jelly” product that makes applying the glitter effortlessly. Once it sets, it stays put. Never have I ever found a glitter product for all over that doesn’t fallout onto other people or all over the place
I purchased their icy holographic-like color called “Bondage”. I’ve experimented with it and it makes me wonder why people spend $30 on the leading “glitter gels”. If you know, you know.
I’ve used it on my collar bones, inner corner of My eyes & under the brow and it performed well in all spots! So I took it to the next level and applied it as a cheek highlight on top of powder. It didn’t crack & flake off y’all! It’s a gel that plays well with powders, like omg.
Surgically Precise Makeup Eraser
This product is basically a Tide Stick for your eyeliner. It’s a pen-like design that comes with a colorless felt tip that’s at an angle. It’s supposed to help clean up any eyeliner mistakes without making a mess. It also comes with 3 extra “refill” tips.
Even though I’m a pro, I still make dumb mistakes with my own makeup. Weird, right? But it’s the truth. I liked the idea of the product, so I grabbed it.
Well, it wasn’t a terrible product at all! But it also wasn’t the most amazing. I’d rate it a 3.5 out of 5 stars. It’s innovative, the design is great,but the product itself didn’t blow me away. It cleaned up a winged liner disaster really well at first, but then it just started smearing excess eyeliner all over the place. I had to wipe the tip down on tissue each time.
To me, the process was basically what I was already doing to correct mistakes before: makeup remover on a flat-liner brush. It’s definitely not a “must-have” product.
Under Eye Setting Mineral Powder
I won’t consider this an exact dupe for Laura Mercier’s “Secret Brightening” Powder but it’s a great, Cruelty-Free alternative!
I love how finely ground this setting powder is and its texture is so velvety, so it makes sense why it’s specifically made for the undereye area.
The only difference between this mineral powder & Laura Mercier’s is that brightening feature. Rude Cosmetics’ Under Eye powder is still really good for setting concealer & it “blurs” out any fine lines for the camera. I keep it in my kit. I recommend using a flat eyeshadow brush that’s fluffy to apply the product. A little goes a long way, don’t forget that!
Stop the Press(ed) Powder
Let’s just take a moment to appreciate this products name. I actually lol’d in person when I discovered this pressed powder compact.
I had been on the lookout for a very light coverage pressed powder that actually matched my skin tone for the longest now. They’re either too yellow or too pink, and many times, too chalky & matte.
I found my shade immediately as soon as I started swatching. Rude’s pressed powders come in warm, cool and neutral tones. Once I discovered my shade, I tested it out by using it to touch up any oily spots at had at in that moment (don’t worry, I used a disposable sponge after I wiped down the top layer well).
The texture is lovely! So lightweight, yet it absorbed the all oil on my t-zones it even helped even out any foundation flaws. It also looks really natural on bare skin, but it still tones down any redness.
Rude Cosmetics has a few different kinds of concealer, but I was drawn to their Sculpting Concealer. This product, even though it works as a regular concealer, is meant to “sculpt”, aka highlight & contour, your face. The color range features really bright highlight shades and deeper shades that are more cool tone. Instead of making your contour so warm or “orange”, these colors have more of a gray tone to mimic a natural shadow on the face.
Save My Lips Lip Oil
I love using this lightweight oil to prep my lips for lipstick while I do my makeup. After I wash my face, I apply a very small amount on my lips in addition to the rest of my skincare routine. It doesn’t have a color, but it has a pink tint of sorts inside the tube.
Save My Lips works almost immediately and I feel like it’s more effective than regular chapstick or lip balm. The only thing I don’t like about it is the flavor. I’m not snacking on it or anything. I just noticed when I rub my lips together, I can taste it and it’s bitter. I thought it was just me but my boyfriend even complained one time, after kissing me, that he could taste something gross.
Other than that, I really like the product for everyday use. It’s super hydrating, that’s for sure!
PussyCat’s Purr Lip Primer
Lip primer isn’t a must in my everyday makeup routine, but when it comes to certain colors or finishes, I ALWAYS apply one. I also use one on every client that’s wearing lip products. Lip primer is essentially a clean lip liner, but in a bullet form.
Before PussyCat’s Purr, I was settling for NYX’s lip primer, which honestly sucked. It made dry lips even worse and wasn’t completely clear, blah blah blah. It just wasn’t a good purchase… but THIS guy is so good! It prevents bleeding, feathering and creates a good base for lip products.
Last, but not least:
Matte-nificent Lip Crayon
This is a wonderful product! Even though these lip crayons are matte, they are not dehydrating to the lips. They come in mostly neutral shades. I went with the shade “Nude” because the color is close to most peoples natural lip color. Since it looks natural, it is an awesome crayon/lip liner to use with just about ANY lipstick color. In the prokit it went!
Ladies & gentlemen, we have finally reached the end of this haul!
I’m so satisfied with all the products that I picked out and purchased from the Rude Cosmetics booth at IMATS LA 2019! They have a wide array of all kinds of products in all sorts of colors & formulas for everyone. Best of all, you get high quality from a very affordable brand. Keyword: Affordable, not cheap.
Thank you so much for checking out my haul! I’ll embed the YouTube version of this blog down below, so you don’t have to scroll all the way back up.
*DISCLAIMER: I was not paid, sponsored, gifted or asked to create this video & product review. This is an honest, personal review that I’ve created for educational & entertaining purposes only.