I first heard – or rather read – of the brand Rucy’s Vanity from Of Dreams and Things. Erika mentioned that they had some pretty affordable products, so I became curious and decided to check out the brand myself.
Rucy’s Vanity is a Korean cosmetics brand. They offer a wide range of Korean skincare and cosmetic products for budget-conscious men and women. I placed an order a few months ago (sometime September – October). I purchased the Pearl BB Cream, the Pearl Foundation, the Multi Protection UV Sunscreen and the Eyebrow Pencil.
Pearl BB Cream and Pearl Foundation (PHP70.00 Each, 8ml)
These two were a bit difficult to use. Hard to spread and barely any coverage, I didn’t enjoy it at all. Both were very shimmery as well, which for me is not what I look for in a base. Yes, the dewy look is all the rage now, but I don’t want to look too disco-ball-y so these were a miss for me.
I did try mixing it with my other BB Creams and I think they work better that way. It adds a nice healthy glow.
The verdict: On their own, I am not a fan. Mixed with other base products, these work nicely. I really liked the packaging.
Multi Protection UV Sunscreen (PHP70.00, 8ml)
This one, I used during my trip to Malaysia in October. We did a lot of walking there, so sunscreen was very important (not that it isn’t on a regular, non-vacay day). I like that this has SPF50. I used it on my face and I didn’t experience any breakouts.
The verdict: This is great for travelling – just the perfect size for when you go on a short vacation. Same with the BB Cream and Foundation, I liked how this was packaged. And hey, SPF50!
Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Brown (PHP80.00)
I am not a big brow pencil user. I prefer powders as I have noticed with many eyebrow pencils, you get a flash back in photos especially if it is not blended well. This, however, I enjoyed using this one. Easy to use, the color is just right (not too red) and it’s retractable so no pencil sharpening required. Pretty affordable too at Php80.00!
The verdict: Great for everyday, if you like using an eyebrow pencil, give this one a try.
All in all, I am happy that I tried the Rucy’s Vanity range. There were a few products that I wasn’t very impressed with, but the ones that I did like, I liked very much. There are so many other things to try from their range – they have a bunch of make up, some skin care bits and the prices are pretty reasonable. I am probably going to try their skincare range (I know they have face masks) and grab a few more of the eyebrow pencils.