Vandal Cosmetics Rhude Matte Lip Kit

Well hello again! I figured it’s time to revive the blog, and what better way to do it with some new (to me, anyway) lip kits!

I always try to support smaller brands, especially those that are cruelty-free and vegan, so Vandal Cosmetics’ Matte Lip Kits seemed like great new products to try. I’ll slowly but surely be reviewing all of them, but I wanted to start off with Rhude. Lighter nude matte liquid lipsticks always seem to be the least forgiving, so I thought that this would be a great shade to start with and I’m definitely impressed!

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Photo taken in natural, indirect sunlight. Lip Kits swatched on MAC NC20 skin.

First off, the way this lip kit is packaged is so nice! Not only does it look lovely, but the products are also packaged in a way that protects them from being damaged during shipping. I do wish that the insert that holds the products in place was made of a more easily recyclable material like the box itself is, but that’s really my only complaint!

Vandal Cosmetics claims that their liquid lipstick formula is long-wearing, waterproof, and smudge-resistant, and I can happily attest that it lives up to their claims! The products themselves are very high quality, and I love that the lip liner is the twist-up, retractable kind. The colors of the Rhude liner and liquid lipstick work perfectly together, and they are both a light, warm, yellow based, peachy nude. The liner has a silky texture and glides on easily without tugging at the lip or having to go over it numerous times to get a defined, pigmented line. Rhude liquid lipstick is equally fantastic, too! It has a lightweight feel without being too thin and watery, or too thick and goopy. It applies very easily thanks to the small, doe-foot applicator similar to the ones seen with most liquid lipstick formulas, and because the formula doesn’t set too quickly, you have time to play around with it and blend it out if needed. Once it does set, it seems to stay very slightly tacky, but I feel like that probably has something to do with the fact that it didn’t dry out my lips at all, so the tackiness isn’t a dealbreaker for me. Rhude liquid lipstick is full coverage using very little product and it offers a very even type of coverage, which can be difficult to find in a lot of light, nude, matte liquid lipsticks. I only had this on for 6 hours, but it stayed in place until I removed it and only faded near the center of my lip when I ate dinner. Touching up was easy, though, and it didn’t pill up or look weird where I reapplied it.

While I’m pale enough that this looks flattering on me, I know that this type of nude may be a little light for some people. If that’s the case, you can always use a deeper liner with the liquid lipstick, or choose a darker nude tone lip kit, which Vandal Cosmetics definitely has! I’ll be reviewing the others in future posts, so keep an eye out for those!

The Rhude Matte Lip Kit from Vandal Cosmetics is available from and sells for $25. The retractable lip liner contains 0.3 g / 0.01 oz of product, while the matte liquid lipstick contains 5 g / 0.18 oz. These products are parben-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

  • Overall Rating: 4.7 / 5
  • Application: 4
  • Texture: 4
  • Coverage: 5
  • Color Payoff: 5
  • Wear Time: 5
  • Packaging: 5

This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased this product with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review.

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I'm a professional makeup artist who has been in this industry for nearly fourteen years. In addition to doing freelance makeup work, I have also worked for one of the top makeup brands in the world for the past seven years. I graduated from Makeup Designory in Los Angeles in 2010 where I fine tuned my artistry skills and expanded my expertise into the realm of special effects. If I'm not playing with makeup, I'm probably playing video games, caring for my many pet reptiles, napping with my dog, or reading.

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