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If you’ve been around my blog you’ll know that lately I’ve been loving RIMMEL products. RIMMEL is such an affordable, yet good quality, brand how I could help but love a lot of their products? From the newer RIMMEL Stay Matte Foundation, which I’ve reviewed before, to the RIMMEL Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara, quickly becoming a new favorite, I haven’t been disappointed by their products. When I came up with idea of doing a Modern Retro makeup look, I knew I would make it another of my “One Brand Tutorials” using it as an opportunity to showcase a lot of great RIMMEL products.
I should mention as well that I purchased all of my RIMMEL products at my local Walmart, not only because of convenience but after comparing prices and sales they were the cheapest. Just walking through the Walmart cosmetic isle gives me so much #BeautyInspiration I went in armed with a couple of coupons I found in a Sunday Circular and saved some major cash. Which is good because I bought a TON of products! I couldn’t help it! Products just started jumping out at me and before I knew this complete look was born.
To start with I used the RIMMEL Stay Matte Primer as a base. I always use primer beneath my foundation as it makes my makeup last longer, especially with the SC humidity and heat. I used a stippling brush to work it all over my face, including my eyes.
HINT: If you don’t have, or you’ve just runout, an eye primer your face primer, foundation, and cream eye shadows make for great primers.
Next I used the RIMMEL Stay Matte Foundation in 100 Ivory. Having used this shade all last summer and fall I thought it would still be a match so I didn’t bother color matching in the store, which was a mistake. This being the end of winter the shade was a bit dark for me, however, with good blending I was able to make it work (which is why I LOVE this foundation!). Upon realizing that I got the wrong shade I decided to use a buffing brush to really work the foundation into my skin, the foam texture really made this quite easy!
HINT: If your normal foundation is a bit dark for you at the moment, add a bit of moisturizer to it to lighten it up a bit.
For my eyebrows I used an angled brush and the upper right shadow in the RIMMEL Glam’Eyes HD Shadow 027 Brick Lane Palette. This shade is a darker brown, has no shimmer, and worked really well with my brow color.
HINT: You don’t always need brow gels and brow specific products to make your brows look fierce. Instead try brown eye shadows (mattes and satins without shimmer work best) for filling in and clear mascara for taming.
Having used the RIMMEL Stay Matte Primer over my eyes I didn’t need to break out an eye shadow primer. Instead I decided to go with this RIMMEL Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in 002 Bulletproof Beige beneath my shadow to make it pop more. I feel like this gold color really brings the retro into this look more.
Over the top of the gold I used the bottom left shadow from the same RIMMEL Brick Lane Palette to give it a bit more shimmer and to matte that cream shadow out a bit. I think this helps take the retro golden shade and make it a bit more modern.
Lastly, I took the bottom right shadow and used it under my brow bone to give my brows a bit more lift. Normally I would use a matte shadow for this, however, I think that shimmer and glisten was in style back in the 60’s and felt that this held more true to the Retro side of the look.
HINT: Layering eye shadows is what helps them to last longer. Layering a powder shadow over a cream eye shadow will give that powder shadow more staying power.
For the basic line I always make sure I have a good eyeliner, for me a felt tip pen eyeliner usually works best. The RIMMEL Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Felt Eyeliner Pen was a dream to use. I used the tip, which gives me the thinnest line, to start my line by making little dashes from the inner corner to the outer edge making sure to stay close to the lash line. I then used the thicker side to fill in the dashes for a complete line. For the Cat Eye I used the point to draw a small line (the size of your line depends on how much flick you want) starting where my eyeliner left off and angling towards the end of my brow. I then brought that upper point at a downward angle back towards my eyeliner but aiming more towards the middle of my eye. Once done drawing the line should look like a triangle with an open middle. Flipping over the pen I go back over the triangle and fill it in.
For that really sultry look I always tight line my upper and lower waterlines with a black eyeliner. Hands down the RIMMEL Scandaleyes Eye Kohl in Black is my favorite for this! The easiest way to tight line is to take your eye pencil and place it right above your bottom waterline, close your eyes, and then rock the pencil back and forth. When done remove the pencil and squeeze your eyes closed TIGHT! This method gets the product on the top and bottom and the squeezing your eyes tight helps set the product and even it out. I find this method works best and doesn’t make me feel like I’m about to stab out my eyeball! Once done I thought this really completed the eye look, before the tight lining it was just missing something.
HINT: If you have a problem blinking while you are applying eyeliner try moving your mirror below you. Looking down into the mirror makes it harder to blink while applying.
To finish off the eyes you really need those long voluptuous eyelashes. The RIMMEL Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara is great for this. The hourglass wand is great for giving tons of length and volume without having clumps. I found that this went on easy, dried quickly, and didn’t break down throughout the day. Plus, the wand is small enough that I was able to use this on both my top and bottom lashes! For this look I did go with two coats of mascara because I wanted that SUPER long and volume look, however, this mascara is great enough to go head out the door after just one coat!
HINT: Don’t pump your mascara, it dries it out quicker and makes a better environment for germs. Instead to get more mascara on the wand SWIRL the wand around the inside of the tube before pulling it out.
I love the RIMMMEL Stay Blushed blush line, they come out of the tube in a mousse texture just like the foundation and a little bit goes a long way. I have the blush in 005 Apricot Glow which is a peach shade. I think peach blushes can help give you a bronze look, especially if your foundation is a shade to dark, and this one really helped pull the look together.
HINT: If you don’t have a cream blush but want to try one out, your lipstick makes a great blush.
I have been loving the RIMMEL Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent. It’s my go to powder when it comes to setting my makeup. While the RIMMEL Stay Matte foundation stays pretty matte without the help of a powder I still brushed this over the top. I mainly did this not only to give the foundation a bit more staying power but also to set the feel of the makeup in place.
HINT: When using a setting powder ALWAYS make sure to tap the excess off the brush after swirling in the product. Even if it’s a pressed powder or it doesn’t look like there’s a lot on the brush, there’s always some hiding in the bristles.
To start out with I used the RIMMEL Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in 021 Red Dynamite as a base. I didn’t just line my outer lip line instead I filled in my whole lip to give my gloss a bit of a base. The RIMMEL Lip Liner was easy to use, didn’t drag, and most importantly it didn’t dry my lips out.
Over the top of the lip liner I used RIMMEL Show Off Lip Lacquer in 400 Big Bang which is a super vibrant glossy red lip gloss. Actually it’s not really a lip gloss, it’s a bit thicker and has more pigmentation than a lip gloss. However, it’s not sticky, drying, or heavy which I loved. This might easily become one of my favorite lip products!
HINT: Using a lip liner beneath your lipstick or gloss can change the tint of your lipstick or gloss giving you a completely different product. It also makes your lip look last longer and makes for easier reapplication after eating!
I hope that not only did you enjoy the Modern Retro tutorial and finished makeup look but that I introduced you to some new RIMMEL products. I’m a bit new to the RIMMEL scene myself but have been enjoying ALL the products that I’ve tried. As a matter of fact, I have my eyes on some other products to pickup the next time I go to Walmart!
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