Rimmel London #BeautyInspiration Retro Inspired Spring Makeup Looks Tutorial

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Rimmel London #BeautyInspiration Retro Inspired Spring Makeup Look #shop #cbias

 Today I’m so excited to bring you a makeup tutorial! It’s been a while, right? I’ve partnered with Rimmel London and #CollectiveBias to bring you a Retro Inspired Spring Makeup Look. Lately I’ve seen a lot of spring makeup looks that include pastel eye colors and frosty lips, definitely giving off a retro 1960s vibe to me. All over magazines, blogs, and YouTube, I can’t help but notice that bright and pastels are in. To me, that is some great #BeautyInspiration for this tutorial, and I really wanted to create something that was approachable and wearable for the every day woman. The main focus of this makeup look centers around two products, the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation and the Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara, but all the products you will see in this tutorial today will be Rimmel! And what better way to bring it to 2014 than adding in a little Radiant Orchid to the eyes?

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I purchased my Stay Matte foundation and my Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara at Walmart. There’s a pretty awesome selection of Rimmel products available and they seem to carry most of everything that I love. I could pretty much buy the entire line of Rimmel and be a happy camper.

Now, let’s get to the tutorial, shall we? I put together some fun GIFs for you so you can see how I did it!

For a flawless face:

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  1. Buff Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation into the face with a flat top kabuki brush. This gives a flawless and airbrushed application. This foundation provides amazing coverage (you guys have heard me sing its praises multiple times before!) so I don’t even need concealer when I apply it this way.
  2. Set the foundation with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I’m on my third or fourth pan of this stuff (and it looks like I will need some more soon). Dust it lightly around the skin with a big powder brush.
  3. Contour the face lightly with the Rimmel Natural Bronzer. This bronzer is great because it is matte and not too dark and/or orange-y.

For Bold Eyes & Frosty Lips:

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  1. Fill in and sculpt brows with the Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil. I haven’t found a drugstore eyebrow pencil I’ve cared for until this one!
  2. Place a light frosty lilac eyeshadow color all over the lid, crease, inner corner, and browbone.
  3. Pat some mid-tone purple eyeshadow all over the eyelid.
  4. Blend a darker purple eyeshadow into the crease.
  5. Line the upper lash line and lower waterline with Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner. This pencil liner is my favorite pencil liner ever. It is completely waterproof, while also easy to apply and smudge.
  6. Apply thick coats of Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara. This mascara definitely gives lots of luscious volume with little effort. I love the brush shape!
  7. For the frosted lip look, apply Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Stargazer.

The Entire Tutorial:

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…and the finished look below. Like I said, taking inspiration from the 1960s and current makeup trends to create something wearable yet still fun. I hope you all give it a try! If you’re ready to get some Rimmel products on your hands immediately, be sure to keep a look out for coupons in the Sunday paper to celebrate Rimmel’s 180 year anniversary! And be sure to check out Rimmel’s Tumblr Page for more #BeautyInspiration!

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    April 7, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Girl, that GIF was so cool!

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    April 7, 2014 at 8:09 am

    It was very gracious of you to go to Wal-Mart for this tutorial. Because we all know how much you love Wal-Mart over Target. lol Very cute gifs.

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    April 7, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Also…thank you for the rimmel foundation. Great coverage…so I would recreate the makeup I did this morning?

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    April 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I’d do something simple, quick and classy. Love your look!

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    April 7, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Love the purple! I’ve only tried an eyebrow pencil once. I need to try again!

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    Laura MyNewestAddiction
    April 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I love the look you created! I did a gif image today too! 😀

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    April 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Fun tutorial! I need to update/refresh my makeup a bit for spring, especially lipstick. Is this the foundation or a BB cream product? I just ask because at one time I would swear I used the Stay Matte foundation, but it was in different packaging. Now that I say that though I realize it’s probably been a lot longer ago than I was initially thinking…ha

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    Darby Hawley
    April 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    You always look so beautiful! I recently tried the Rimmel mascara…is it me or is that applicator HUGE?! I poked myself in the eye with it this morning.

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    Allie @ Allieology
    April 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I’m looking for quick and easy. The more sleep I can get in the morning, the better!

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    April 8, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I’m definitely wanting something quick and easy, but still looks good. I’ve actually been meaning to email you for some advice 🙂

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    April 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Sweet giveaway! Would love to do a retro inspired look with the products because that’s my favorite 🙂

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    Ashleigh Jean
    April 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    This tutorial is so cool! I love that you did it in GIF format and the final look is so pretty! I’ll definitely be trying this!

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    jenny at dapperhouse
    April 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Your post is incredible! I love the new take on a retro look and cant wait to go to Walmart to get some of these Rimmel products for myself. #client

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    April 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Love the foundation! Would love to create a beachy sun-kissed look!

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