Hello my friends, this is a bit of a different post from my regular reviews. A few months ago (yes I am very behind on blog posts) I went to the launch of the Rubi Shoes makeup line Beauty By Rubi Shoes.
Everything is very affordable and retails for under $15. Check out the range at the Rubi Shoes website here.
I was given a gift bag with a few items to sample. On first impression, and I need to be completely honest, I thought that this had a great range of lipsticks (from the typical nude, reds and pinks to oranges, purples and black) and nail polishes, BUT (yes there is a but) the quality was so-so and the packaging was quite cheap. After swatching the lipsticks in store I realised that some of the darker shades had ok pigmentation but some of the lighter shades were very sheer. Also the bronzer (see photo above) is a gigantic pan of golden bronze shimmer... definitely not an easily wearable bronzer.
BUT (yes, a second but) when I started swatching them at home I was moderately impressed with the colour pay off for some of the eyeshadows (besides the black) in the palette I received AND even though I won't be using the bronzer as a bronzer, it is nicely pigmented and would make for a nice (and giant) eyeshadow. The lipstick is a little sheer, but I am still impressed with the range of shades available (see them in the photo at the start of this post).
So all in all, this is a very affordable range of makeup that I would recommend for people who are just starting out with makeup OR who want a really affordable way to try out some new shades without spending a pretty penny on a MAC lipstick or eyeshadow. I do recommend this Midsummer Eyes palette if you want to try purple eye shadows shadows).
Do I recommend this to people who reach from Urban Decay palettes, NARS blushes and MAC lipsticks on a daily basis? No. This isn't a range for the fellow makeup snobs out there but there is a place in the market for this type of makeup range.
|Check out how big the bronzer... or giant golden eyeshadow is.|