Rude Cosmetics: Brand interview with Cecilia Quiroz


Rude Cosmetics is a Cruelty-Free Drugstore makeup brand that isn’t afraid of breaking the rules. They offer high-quality products at a very affordable price point, all while still being cruelty-free. From extremely bold looks to just something simple, you can do it all! Live unapologetically- be bold, be you, be RUDE!

1. What inspired you to create Rude Cosmetics?

We really wanted to create something that was fun and accessible for all. The beauty industry has become more experimental and unapologetic in creativity. Essentially we wanted to capture the spirit of these creators who are making a name for themselves just by being true to themselves.

2. Can you tell us about the featured ingredients and the brand mission?

Our goal is to make products people want, and products that work. We test our products and compare them with industry leaders and brands that people trust. We believe our products and ingredients are on par with these brands, or sometimes even better! In the current beauty industry, you only get one shot to make a good impression, and we want to be sure our products surpass people’s expectations. 

3. What is your favorite Rude Cosmetics product and why?

Every product we come out with is our favorite! But if I had to choose I would say our Sultry Eyes Mascara, it’s a makeup bag staple! I, like most beauty lovers out there, have tried so many mascaras I have lost count. When we first created this mascara we wanted to create something that was gorgeous on its own, but that could also be built up to full glam lashes. We really think we hit the mark with this one. I can’t wear anything else! 

4. What beauty essentials do you carry with you on a daily basis? 

Definitely something for my lips. Right now I have our Save My Lips Oil in my purse, in my car, and at my desk at work! You never know when your lips might need a little moisture, and our lip oil just makes your lips feel so luxurious and soft after, I can’t get enough! 

5. What does beauty mean to you?

Beauty really is unapologetically loving and accepting yourself for who you are. At RUDE we think you shouldn’t care about how others define beauty. Beauty is so personal to every different person that someone wearing lip balm and a bit of blush versus someone wearing full drag glam are both beautiful, and no one really can tell you otherwise. Individuality is definitely something we celebrate at RUDE and we think that is true beauty. 

6. What is your morning and evening beauty routine?

I like to keep it simple. I like to switch things up every now and then, but it always comes down to the essentials: a mild cleanser, a toner, serum, and moisturizer. I think if you have at least these 4 in your routine it usually works out pretty well. 

7. What’s your best beauty tip?

Always wash your face before bed! Sometimes you are exhausted at the end of the day, but never underestimate the power of a good face cleanse. Your skin will thank you.

8. What’s next for Rude Cosmetics?

We really want RUDE to be a household name. We, now more than ever, are in communication with stores around the world to get our products in the hands of everyone that wants to try our brand. So if you wanted to try our products, I would say be on the lookout, we might just be coming to a store near you very soon.